VS.NET 2003 Powertoys

Look for them here. 'Nuff said. </p>

TechEd Day 1: Addendum

Forgot to say I got the chance to meet F2F with Clemens Vasters and hear him talk a little bit about all the cool things he's talking about, and then later on meet Dare Obasanjo and talk to him about the XML stack in .NET :) I also managed to...

Biztalk Server 2004 Beta

We got a copy of the beta on CD here today.... looking forward to installing it tonight (or maybe tomorrow, who knows!). Anyway, for those of you away with an MSDN subscription, according to this the beta should be available soon from MSDN subscriber downloads!

TechEd 2003 Day 1

Walking up at 3:30 am to get to MIA to catch a ride to dallas. Urgh! Missed the initial keynote, but managed to grab Don's early talk, which was quite fun, as Don's talks always are. One interesting thing mentioned in the talk is WSE 2.0 getting a new programming...

Teched Next Week

It turns out after all that I'll be attending TechEd next week after all! If anybody wants to get together and talk/have beer/rant or whatever let me know!

A Conversation With San Mehat

Slashdot had a post today about an interview with San Mehat about .NET and WebServices, which I gave a quick read. My take? San doesn't quite get it. Object Serialization? Collections? Someone should point him out towards Doc/Literal vs. RPC/Encoded, XSD, and writing WSDL first. OTOH, maybe I'm just becoming...

Orchestration Designer

On a comment to my earlier entry, Sean mentions Biztalk's Orchestration Designer. I haven't seen what's on the Biztalk 2004's OD, but at least the one on 2002 is far different than what I showed in my screenshot of Collaxa's BPEL Server. What I showed on my earlier screenshot was...

Trying out Collaxa

I decided to download Collaxa's BPEL Server beta 9 trial today and see what it was about. As many others, I'm certainly interested enough in BEPL4WS (and anxious to see what ends up in the next release of Biztalk Server. <img alt="Collaxa.JPG" src="/weblog/images/Collaxa-thumb.JPG" width="131" height="148" border="0" /> </p> I've only...

I've been had....

My stupid Internet provider just decided this week to cut out bandwith in half to a measly 128KB/s without actually telling anyone about it. I'm sooo pissed I can't even describe it :@. But boy, are they gonna get an earful from me......

IBlogExtension Preprocessors

Matt Berther replies to my earlier post and proposes a way to introduce preprocessor support for his MovablePoster plugin. While useful, I'm not quite sure if it's actually needed at all. The reason is that IBlogExtension itself lends very nicely to stacking, so it's fairly easy to introduce preprocessors by...