Category Archives: MSDN

Microsoft Tech Companion App

Microsoft just release a new App: the “Microsoft Tech Companion App” What is it? “The Microsoft Tech Companion app brings you the latest news on products, features, and upcoming events, virtually anywhere. Customize feeds to surface the content that matters most to you. Search for answers from a consolidated database of Microsoft content.” The cool thing… Read More »

MVC, SharePoint Apps and SharePointContextFilter

Visual Studio 2013, in RC now, comes with MVC App Templates for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online. The MVC template gives you several different layouts. Empty all the way to some pre-configured application. The best part, with this new MVC Template comes a pair of helper classes: [SharePointContextFilterAttribute] and [SharePointContext]. “These APIs wrap a series of steps… Read More »

Office 365 Developer Training Kit online

Just saw this over at the SharePoint Online Developer Resource Center: Office 365 Developer Training Kit Use this online or downloadable training course to help you get started building cloud-based communication and collaboration solutions for Office 365, including SharePoint Online. Includes 7 modules, with over 10 hours of video and 17 hands-on-labs. Have a look… Read More »

SPC09: Best Developer Sessions

The following five videos represent a selection of most popular SharePoint developer track sessions from the SharePoint Conference 2009. SharePoint 2010 Developer Platform: SharePoint 2010 UI Features: Visual Studio | SharePoint Tools: Business Connectivity Services: REST and LINQ | SharePoint 2010:


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YES, the all new .NET Framework 2.0 SDK Beta 1 for x86

YES, the all new .NET Framework 2.0 SDK Beta 1 for x86 the SDK: the Redist: .NET Framework Redistributable Package version 2.0 Beta 1 the .Net Development center

patterns and practices: Enterprise Library

From the site The patterns & practices Enterprise Library is a library of Application Blocks designed to assist developers with common enterprise development challenges. Application Blocks are a type of guidance, provided as source code, that can be used as-is, extended or modified by developers for use on enterprise development projects. Enterprise Library features new… Read More »

Architects Journal

Subjects: Choosing the Right Presentation Layer Architecture Information Bridge Framework Benchmarking a Transaction Engine Design Enterprise Architecture Alignment Heuristics Razorbills Next Generation Tools for OOD

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 »

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 »

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 »


An arcticle at on Indigo by mister D Chappel. From that acticle: “Indigo requires developers to explicitly define which services an application exposes to the outside world. Rather than viewing everything as objects, an Indigo application draws a sharp line between what a particular class exposes to its object-oriented clients and what that class… Read More »