Monthly Archives: August 2004

Executive decision making

Why WinFS won’t make it to the client version of Longhorn just yet? Watch this interview with Jim Allchin who is the Group Vice President for Platforms at Microsoft. This interview was taken because (from channel 9): On Friday Microsoft made three announcements: 1.) Microsoft is reaffirming our commitment for broad availability of the… Read More »

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 Download the latest .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack from Microsoft. Overview The primary focus of Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is improved security. In addition, the service pack includes roll-ups of all reported customer issues found after the release of the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1.… Read More »

PEACE by Clemens V.

Clemens writes about PEACE: (1) Policy-negotiated behavior, (2) Explicitness of Boundaries, (3) Autonomy and (4) Contract/Schema Exchange are the proclaimed tenets of service orientation. This read is on the 4/3+1 tenets of Service Oriented Architecture. Good read. read more at Clemens’ blog

CRM and IP telephones

Staying ahead of the game with MS CRM and Cisco ip phones: Cisco Systems Inc. is set to offer starting Monday a tool to help small and medium-sized businesses use Microsoft Corp. CRM (customer relationship management) software in combination with a Cisco IP (Internet Protocol) communication system. read more at source

Great news for SharePoint developers

Saw this at Gartner: On 9 August 2004, Microsoft announced that it will provide support for WSRP, a standard that allows one portal to consume a portlet running on a remote portal, using Web services protocols. Since the WSRP Technical Committee approved the standard in September 2003, almost all the portal vendors have announced that… Read More »

ASP.Net 2.0 on MSDN

Saw this over at the MSDN; great read on ASP.Net 2.0! ASP.NET 2.0 Internals Jayesh Patel, Bryan Acker, Robert McGovernInfusion Development August 2004 Applies to: Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Summary: While 100 percent backward compatible with ASP.NET 1.1, ASP.NET 2.0 brings a number of internal changes to ASP.NET. These include changes to the code model, compilation,… Read More »

Small note: XP SP2

Head over to neowin to download it already. and here and from MSDN

Having fun with BizTalk server already?

Well here is the SDK for InfoPath 2003. Using infopath in your business processes made easy. Well I hope so, gonna try it out. From the download site: The InfoPath 2003 Software Development Kit (SDK) download contains sample forms, tools, and documentation to assist with Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003 and InfoPath 2003 Service Pack 1… Read More »

MSN Web based Messenger

Cool now you can use msn messenger from any browser! Some info from the site: MSN Web Messenger lets you talk online and in real-time with friends and family using just a web browser! Use it on any shared computer – at school, at work, at a friend’s house or anywhere you can’t install… Read More »

What’s in a word?

Joey has a list of words that Microsoft has put a new meaning to. Just as java… 😉 Some are quite cool: Franken-buildnounA conglomoration of unfinished software components which evidently function together, although the steps are typically Black Magic to reproduce.Example: Hey, could you send me some reproducable steps to get a Franken-build of System.Collections,… Read More »

Afterall, what is in a service pack?

After the long awaited WSE 2.0 from microsoft, we now have WSE 2.0 SP1 already. The WSE 2.0 page: Download Web Services Enhancements 2.0 Service Pack 1 Download Web Services Enhancements 2.0 Service Pack 1 Redistribution Runtime MSI the readme: