Monthly Archives: September 2004

Using XML

On MSDN: how to use the Schematron XML validation language to enforce constraints on XML documents beyond the capabilities of the W3C XML Schema:

Corporate BOT

Found this article on the RTC API for Live Communication Server on how to implement your own corporate (chat)bot. You can do great things: – have an email bot and integrate one with exchange – have a servicedesk bot and integrate with sharepoint and crm server – have a sales bot and integrate with crm… Read More »

Business Process and Integration MSDN has a section on Business Process and Integration. Some great info on BizTalk, Integration patterns and WebServices. With the coming of Service Oriented Architectures, this will become a hot zone on MSDN! Integration PatternsThe guide contains a pattern catalog of 18 common integration patterns, including implementations that use BizTalk Server 2004, Host Integration… Read More »

BizTalk and recent servicepacks

The Enterprise Single Sign-On Service and associated BizTalk Server 2004 services fail after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2);en-us;841893 FIX: You receive a “Specified cast is not valid” error message in BizTalk Server 2004 when you use a rule set in Rules Composer or you use a rule set in an orchestration… Read More »

Tarantino blogging?

Found a blog by Quentin Tarantino? A personal blog by film director Quentin Tarantino, maintained by his editor. (He is unable to respond personally to comments left on the blog. Sorry.) And some info on Kill Bill 3 ?

Outsourcing not the answer?

From eWeek: For all its promise of cost savings, enterprises disillusioned and dissatisfied with offshoring IT labor are starting to bring that work home. Language barriers, time zone differences and even unscheduled overtime are just some of the issues causing some U.S.-based enterprises increased frustration and pushing them to not just reconsider their offshoring policies… Read More »

Always a difficult topic: Identity and Access Management

A series of papers on identity and access management. With Service Oriented Architectures coming our way, this topic is going to be more important than ever. From msdn: This series of papers provides numerous identity and access management concepts, techniques, and solutions for use in heterogeneous IT environments. Identity and access management combines processes, technologies,… Read More »

Finally SPS 2003 SP1

Microsoft® SharePoint® Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) contains significant security enhancements, in addition to stability and performance improvements. SP1 includes stability improvements developed as a result of user input from the Microsoft Online Crash Analysis in Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and from Microsoft Product Support feedback. You can get specific information about… Read More »


Channel9 posted something very cool! (again..) Mike Hall took his video camera over to Microsoft Research’s faculty summit recently and met up with Stewart Tansley. Stewart gets us a demo of a new “touchlight” prototype. It’s a new kind of touch screen and could lead to new kinds of user interaction experiences. from ms research:… Read More »