What are BizTalk Adapters, how do you use them?
2009 Mar 26
1 of 1339 | Connected Systems Competition - I would be tempted to enter this contest, but my day-job seems to be taking up too much time :-S. I think that a SOAP receive adapter, for polling web services, would be a good bet for category #14?On the subject of the day-job, I obviously haven't posted for a while, and that's largely 'cos I'm so busy. I've spent the last month working at the commercial end of the business, spending 8 hours a day in meetings, and very little time at the sharp-end. I will, however, endeavour to resume posting when (/if) things calm down, as we're working with some pretty cool stuff, and the CSF is part of our roadmap....
2 of 1339 | Getting started with NUnit and BizUnit - When it comes to testing your BizTalk applications, NUnit and BizUnit are often used. Where NUnit is a unit-testing framework for .NET languages, BizUnit can be used for testing your BizTalk 2004/2006 solutions. This article describes which tools need to be installed and helps you to setup your first test project.What is NUnitAs stated, NUnit is a unit-testing framework for .NET languages. The test cases you create with BizUnit are added to and executed from the NUnit user interface. The results from the test runs can be viewed in NUnit as well.What is BizUnitThe test cases you need to test your BizTalk solutions are created with BizUnit. Although you need to create a Class library in Visua......
3 of 1339 | Two great articles about the Oracle adapter - Last week I had to help a collegue with the Oracle adapter. To get started I used the following 2 articles:Richard Seroter's Walkthrough Wilfried Mausz's Oracle adapter demoThese two articles and some general BizTalk knowledge helped me to understand most of the Oracle adapter in very little time.Sharing knowledge rocks! Thanks guys!
2009 Mar 25
4 of 1339 | Legacy Posts - As I hop from blog to blog, I carry along my most popular posts in the hope that they'll continue to help someone. Here's the latest list:
Interactive Login as 'NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE' - Usefull for controlling system-level tasks such as protected services.
Reset Network Adapter from C# - The P/Invoke methodology for interacting with hardware devices.
ASP.NET 2.0 Error Messages - Some common error messages for the user migrating from ASP.NET 1.x to 2.0.
ASP.NET HTTPException Timeout - A solution to yet another ambiguous error message.
Access DFS from .NET - For IT Pros: How to create DFS links from C#.
Working with Windows......
2009 Mar 23
5 of 1339 | On Atomic Scope and Message Publishing - A few weeks back I worked on a process that looked something like this - It was triggered by the scheduled task adapter and then used a SQL send port to call SP to return list of ‘things’. It needed to split the things in the list to individual records, and to start a new, different, process, through pub/sub (to avoid the binary dependency with the called process), for each ‘thing’. Fairly simple. A lot of have been said on the different ways to split messages, I won’t repeat this discussion here; I would just say that initially I used a different approach – I used the SQL adapter in the initial, triggering, receive port and then used a receive pipeline, with an XmlDisassembler comp......
2009 Mar 18
6 of 1339 | Credit Crunch!!! Are you paying too much for your EAI Platform? - With Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 about to hit the streets I ask are you paying too much for your EAI solution? Every organisation in the world is forced to evaluate every £ spent. Have you looked at how much you spend on your EAI/Middleware Server/platform and associated services to deliver it? At Solidsoft we know how to make every £ count. By using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006/2009 combined with the best EAI architects and solution developers in the business we can help make those pounds count and your business leaner! Solutions based on Microsoft BizTalk Server deliver quicker, cheaper and more comprehensively than any other middleware product. BizTalk has 3 versions to satisfy e......
2009 Mar 17
7 of 1339 | BizTalk PowerShell Scripts -
I finally put my set of PowerShell
script samples for BizTalk Server administration together into a single git repository
over at GitHub. As a reference, here are the blog
posts covering each of those scripts:
BizTalk Orchestrations with PowerShell
Ports with PowerShell
Suspended Messaging Instances with PowerShell
BizTalk With PowerShell: Part 1
BTS Adapters with......
2009 Feb 28
8 of 1339 | Static code analysis for BizTalk using BizTalkCop - The Problem
If you have been a BizTalk developer long enough, you will know that application lifecycle management has always been a pain point when it comes to managing BizTalk projects.
The Out-of-Box support available in BizTalk Server is not too great for things like automated builds, continuous integration, code analysis, code coverage, unit testing... I can go on and on, but I am sure you get the picture.
Thankfully, most of these are set to improve with the upcoming release of BizTalk Server i.e. BizTalk Server 2009, but there are still improvement areas that I hope the product group will address soon.
One of the other hard things (IMHO) that one needs to do early-on in a BizTalk ......
2009 Feb 26
9 of 1339 | BizTalk Adapter Pack V2.0 - x86 or x64 Versions supported -
Hi - today I came across a handy Matrix that describes the supported versions for
the Biztalk Adapter Pack v2.0
Handy reference I reckon :)
Matrix Between 32 and 64-bit Versions of the Adapter, BizTalk Server, and Operating
following table presents a compatibility matrix between the 32-bit and 64-bit versions
of the operating system, adapter, and .
Database Adapter + BizTalk Server
Adapter + BizTalk Server
Adapter + BizTalk Server
E-Business Adapter + BizTalk Server
Adapter + BizTalk Server
2009 Feb 20
10 of 1339 | Twitter Search Web Part for SharePoint - 1. I installed and activated the RSSBus Web Part for SharePoint, which allows me as a SharePoint owner or member to create a customized web part from one of dozens of RSSBus connectors or any RSS/Atom feed I like, such as a Twitter Search RSS feed.
2. I added the RSSBus Web Part to my SharePoint page, and edited its content using the Source Editor. I am using the following template to format the results of my search.twitter.com RSS result:
<rsb:call op=http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=+PowerShell+OR+RSSBus pagesize="5"> <P> <A href="[[rss:link#1]]"> <img align="left" src="[[rss:link#2]]" border="0" width="33px"/>[[atom:author_name]]</A>: [[rss:d......
2009 Feb 19
11 of 1339 | Demonstrating Mobile Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM - The old school method of demonstrating mobile software, using a camera suspended over a device, is expensive and unwieldy. Fortunately it is no longer necessary. There are a few ways to project a mobile Microsoft Dynamics CRM application on to big screen - let me share one that works with our Mobile Express for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Preview and a Virtual PC image of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 - no device required. Configure the Virtual PC I usually demonstrate Microsoft Dynamics CRM using a Virtual PC image, demonstrating on a fully network connected server is easier but they don’t always travel well. I think many of us have our VPCs setup with the loopback adapter so I’l......
12 of 1339 | GOF's Adapters and Some Magic - How to create automated Adapters and extend/modify original functionality with default member’s implementation for interfaces, Eiffel-like separates, code injection and design by contract....
13 of 1339 | Microsoft Surface Computer – Unboxing! - The first Microsoft Surface computer has arrived in Switzerland! And as a team of committed gadget blog readers (officially in denial, of course), we decided to do a photo unboxing story. This is the box – rather crate – that awaited us in the post office: Lifting the box reveals the sealed unit, looking like a satellite ready for deployment, plus the documentation and accessories: A very nice surface poster covering the accessories: Cutting open the tin-foil shielding reveals the main unit: Getting down to the surface, the unit is covered with a calibration board and an envelope containing “domino tags” (both shown in detail later): Removing the remaining packagin......
2009 Feb 18
14 of 1339 | Script: Creating an internal virtual network with Hyper-V - Moving on from yesterdays script (which showed you how to create a private virtual network) let’s look at creating an internal virtual network via a script. An internal virtual network is one that is not connected to a physical network adapter – but allows virtual machines to communicate with each other and the parent partition. This is a fair bit more complicated than creating a private virtual network: VBScript: option explicit
15 of 1339 | SQL Bulk Load adapter - While creating the EDI Warehouse, for EDI files that were large (10mb transactions), I was seeing 1 of two things with the SQL Adapter: Out of memory exceptions Taking hours to load data with high sql server usage In opening a ticket with Microsoft to...(read more)...
2009 Feb 17
16 of 1339 | ????????? ??? ??????? ?? SharePoint - ????? ?????????? ?????? ????????????? SharePoint ? ???????? ??????? ?????????? ???????? ??????? ???? ?????????????? ? ?????????. ? ???? ??????, ???????? ?? ??????? ??? ????, ? ????? ???????? ??????????????? ????. ? ??????? ????????? ??????????????? ????????? ???? ?? ????????? ?????????????? Open License - ? ?????????? ??? ????? (? ??????) ???? ??????, ????????? ??????? ???????? Microsoft ??????. ???, ? ????? ???????, ???????? ?? ????????? ?????????, ??, ? ?????? ???????, ? ?????? ???????? ???????? ????? ????????? ??????????? ?? ???? ???????. ?? ???? ?????? ????? ???? ???: ??????? ?????????? ???????? ??? ?????? ??, ??? ?????????????? ??????????, ??????? ??? ? ??????????? ?? ?????????? ?????......
17 of 1339 | Gotcha when Exporting Adapter Config in Binding Files - Originally posted by Nick Heppleston at: http://www.modhul.com/2009/02/17/gotcha-when-exporting-adapter-config-in-binding-files/
This one caught me out today - hope it might help others in the future…
If you export Bindings to get the lovely syntax...(read more)...
2009 Feb 16
18 of 1339 | Windows Seven - Finally I decided to dedicate a computer to test windows Seven. I ran it for a month now using it as usual. Now I will share my conclusions.
Tested on a Intel Core2 Duo 2,4ghz with 4Gb ram (scoring 5.5)
Windows Seven 64bits
Windows Live Essentials
Very user friendly for a inexperienced user;
Installation ran smoothly without any trouble;
All in All as fast as my old Vista (that i optimized) but without twidling with settings. (I did not changed the indexing options in windows seven ).
Combination of the new Snapping tool and the new Paint makes it easy to work with screen shots. Much more easy
Avast Antivirus installed successfully (Vista 64 bi......
2009 Feb 13
19 of 1339 | Resources for Multi-touch in Windows 7 - Last couple of months I’ve been working on very cool project that utilizes new multi-touch features in Windows 7. Although I can’t talk yet about our product, I thought it would be good to start sharing my experience with multi-touch programming. I’ll begin with some general resources to get you started.
Of course first thing you need is a multi-touch capable hardware. As far as I know currently there are only three devices available on the market. Those lucky to be at PDC could see that most demos were run on HP TouchSmart All-in-One PC, or Dell Letitude XT tablet. Later in December HP released TouchSmart tx2z tablet, and this week Dell announced specs on Letitude XT2. For ......
2009 Feb 12
20 of 1339 | A 2nd Look - Windows 7 - After the honeymoon period running on Windows 7, and using this as my primary machine, now that the honeymoon period is over…. System Configuration IBM X200 4GB DDR3 Intel Centrino Pro P8600 Problems Problem #1 – As discussed during my first post, a UAC bug stopped by gadgets prematurely. Boo Problem #2 – After installing my Microsoft Live suite of products, NO JOY with getting my Live Messenger to work. Turns out I needed to get rid of a new feature that does dynamic TCP/IP window resizing Problem #3 – VirtualPC2007 is DOG SLOW. There is significant mouse and keyboard unresponsiveness (yes Hardware acceleration is set to MAX) and general slowdown (this laptop performs slower......
21 of 1339 | Should we keep the MSDN Wiki on WDK doc pages? - If you view WDK docs on MSDN, you probably know that a Wiki feature is available at the bottom of each WDK doc page. This MSDN-provided feature, under the green “Community Content” heading, is meant to encourage MSDN readership to post added value to any MSDN topic.
We enabled this Wiki feature in the WDK docs on MSDN about a year and a half ago. Frankly, at this point we’re questioning the value of this feature to our driver developer audience. So, we’d like your feedback.
Here’s the issue. In theory, MSDN community content is supposed to be a tool by which our customers can add value to our documentation. If you click on the little question mark next to the green “Commu......
2009 Feb 11
22 of 1339 | Tough Economy!!! Are you paying too much for your EAI Platform? - Every organization in the world is forced to evaluate every $ spent. Have you looked at how much you spend on your EAI/Middleware Server/platform? I bet you can save tons of money by moving to BizTalk(not Geico :)). Let me share pricing structure for BizTalk Server and I will let you compare it to your existing infrastructure. If you feel you are paying too much call me(425 705 1505). Really that is my office number!!! :) BizTalk has 5 versions to satisfy every customers requirement. Evaluation Version: This is full Enterprise edition with free 120 days license. This is great if you want to download and play with BizTalk and do not want to spend any money on it. Developer Editio......
2009 Feb 10
23 of 1339 | Capturing simultaneous network traces from client & server machine - In this blog post, I want to provide you with instructions on capturing simultaneous network traffic captures from a client system and from the web server. The captures will assist you in debugging networking related problems. Download Microsoft Network Monitor (Current version 3.2) : download Instructions for capturing network traffic with network monitor Note: The tool must be installed on server side and client side to capture simultaneous tracing. Open Network Monitor Click on Create a new capture tab. In the Select Networks window, ensure that the "Local Area Connection" or the correct network adapter is selected with a check mark. Click on Capture menu a......
24 of 1339 | Configuring Connected Management Groups in OpsMgr 2007 - I've set this up a couple of times - but it's been a while. I had an occasion to set this up again just the other day and thought it would be worth a brief discussion. Connected management groups is the mechanism in OpsMgr to allow a 'single pane of glass' view of an OpsMgr environment with more than one management group. This is the OpsMgr answer to the MOM-to-MOM connector available in MOM 2005. Configuring connected management groups is straight forward. For sake of discussion let's define a couple of terms. The local management group is the one where you want to establish this 'single pane of glass' view. The connected management group is the one th......
25 of 1339 | Configuring Connected Management Groups in OpsMgr 2007 - I've set this up a couple of times - but it's been a while. I had an occasion to set this up again just the other day and thought it would be worth a brief discussion. Connected management groups is the mechanism in OpsMgr to allow a 'single pane of glass' view of an OpsMgr environment with more than one management group. This is the OpsMgr answer to the MOM-to-MOM connector available in MOM 2005. Configuring connected management groups is straight forward. For sake of discussion let's define a couple of terms. The local management group is the one where you want to establish this 'single pane of glass' view. The connected management group is the one th......
26 of 1339 | Now that BizTalk Utillities is out of business It's time .................. - BizTalk Utillities used to have a very nice suite of solid adapters. For some reason, Pieter van de Merwe has stopped his business. We tried for months to get into contact with him to no avail. We called all the possible phone numbers we could find and finally we got somebody on the line. It was not Pieter himself but someone else working there in the same office. This person mentioned that he believed that BizTalk Utillites were no longer available as a product. This answer in combination with our...(read more)...
27 of 1339 | Scribe Advance Training Class - I am very tardy in publishing this. :) Last month I was invited by the fine folks over at Scribe Software to attend their Level 2 Scribe Insight Training program. I have been using Scribe since dirt was formed, but since joining Microsoft 4 years have not used to it for anything other than demo’s and the occasional piece of troubleshooting I get ramped into. All I can say, is WOW. Scribe has made some HUGE improvements in the software in the past 4 years. If you haven’t looked at Scribe in a while, I would urge you to do so again. If you do use Scribe, this class is for you. It is all of the stuff not in the manual and a TON of tips and tricks on how to get the most out of Scribe. The c......
2009 Feb 09
28 of 1339 | CommonServiceLocator for MEF, a service is a service. - Today, I finally got around to uploading a CommonServiceLocator adapter for MEF.
The code is actually quite simple thanks to Chris Tavares providing ServiceLocatorImplBase
public class MefServiceLocator : ServiceLocatorImplBase
private ExportProvider _provider;
public MefServiceLocator(ExportProvider provider)
_provider = provider;
protected override object DoGetInstance(Type serviceType, string key)
if (key == null)
contract = CompositionServices.GetContractName(serviceType);
2009 Feb 06
29 of 1339 | SharePoint Admins – You Dont Want to Miss This - The RSSBus SharePoint Web Part might just be the most exciting thing I’ve had the pleasure to work with in quite a while. RSSBus is an amazingly powerful product, but the RSSBus SharePoint Web Part…its just a thing of beauty.
What the web part does: it lets you expose data from just about anywhere inside SharePoint. The simplest example is to show an RSS feed like Google News or Yahoo News. I tweeted about that last week.
I put together two more simple examples. One is using my Twitter Search RSS feed – as you can see from the screen shot below its just the search.twitter.com RSS feed of “PowerShell”. The Web Part itself allows the user to supply inputs for the number of result......
2009 Feb 04
30 of 1339 | Creating a WPF Application With Prism v2 – Browse Module, Why Resources Suck & Navigation Horrors - So, next step is to get some business modules in place. I’m going to start with the browse module and I’m doing it for two reasons. First of all, because it’s the easiest. Second of all, because it doesn’t really have any connections out to other modules. The reverse is true, but not that way. Overall Design I’m thinking that I should be able to pull this module off with a total of three views. First, one view to list the different types of things that you can browse (categories, movies, people, & songs). Second, a view to show the list of whatever they picked on the first list. Third, I’m going to need a detail view page. Theoretically, and I do stress theoretically, I sh......
31 of 1339 | I2C to USB Adapter - This one's as much for me as for the regular post. One of the coolest thing about embedded development today is that there are so many parallels to the original PC development space. For instance the I2C bus is actually filling the old S-100 bus space, but unfortunately you really had to dive full scale into it to utilize this capability. Or you did - there's a new (to me) adapter to allow you to connect I2C devices to a USB bus for prototyping and testing. http://www.acroname.com/robotics/parts/R286-USB-I2C.html Way cool - there's some really nice devices that come as I2C so Now those are a lot easier to work with!...
2009 Feb 03
32 of 1339 | How to: Reset monitor when closing alert? - Not something I recommend, one would say I almost regret we did not prohibit closing alerts generated by monitor (especially when auto-resolve feature was used). But recently I learned about some ticketing systems closing alerts where it is unclear if issue was corrected, so I see some necessity to automate the action of resetting monitor health state to re-generate monitor state change when issue still present after ticket was closed.
Again, as said, there may be legitimate situations where a customer needs to reset monitor health once an alert generated by its state change has been resolved. Such scenario would include automated ticketing systems resolving alerts wi......
33 of 1339 | Looking at the Hyper-V Event Log - Hyper-V logs a lot of useful information if you need to diagnose a problem, so I thought I would put together a little post explaining where you should be looking. The first thing to know is that all Hyper-V event logs are stored in the Event Viewer under "Applications and Services Logs", "Microsoft", "Windows":
There are then 10 categories for you to look at:
Hyper-V-Config: This section is for anything that relates to virtual machine configuration files. If you have a missing or corrupt virtual machine configuration file - there will be entries here that tell you all about it.
Hyper-V-High-Availability: This section tells you about actions and changes that hap......
2009 Feb 02
34 of 1339 | BizTalk Adapter Pack V2.0/WCF LOB Adapter SDK Poster -
BizTalk Adapter V2.0/WCF LOB Adapter SDK Poster is available
Another of those things to stick up around the office... :)
35 of 1339 | Should an ODS Have a Query-By-Service Interface? - My company has an increasingly mature Operational Data Store (ODS) strategy where agreed-upon enterprise entities are added to shared repositories and accessible across the organization. These repositories are typically populated via batch loads from the source system. The ODS is used to keep systems which are dependent on the source system from bombarding the source with bulk data load processing requests. Independent of our ODS landscape, we have BizTalk Server doing fan-outs of real-time data from source systems to subscribers who can handle real-time data events. My smart architect buddy Ian is proposing a change to our model, and I thought I’d see what you all think.
So this is a s......
36 of 1339 | Temperature measurement as an example of 1-Wire technology application - The article describes how to make a DS9097E adapter and read temperature from a DS18B20 sensor by COneWire class...
2009 Feb 01
37 of 1339 | [BizTalk Server 2006] Inserting parent-child records in SQL Server using stored procedures - Last week I was working on a proof of concept regarding BizTalk Server 2006 R2. Part of the concept was writing records in a database with a parent child relationship. I knew the classic way of doing this by using an orchestration to write the parent and then a while-loop to write all the child records. But actually I'm not very fond of this solution because it is a lot of work for using some standard functionality.
In my situation I had to use the Identity of the just inserted parent record for the child records, so I Googled a bit to find the best way to do that. I came along this post, which uses update grams, but I was looking for a way with stored procedures to fix this. l also fo......
2009 Jan 30
38 of 1339 | AIF BizTalk Adapter White Paper Updated for 2009 - The white paper that covers setting up and configuring the BizTalk adapter has been updated for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. You can find it here. I wrote the original version of this white paper for 4.0 and one of my colleagues has updated it for the latest version. This is a must-have resource if you're implementing integrations using the BizTalk adapter or if you're considering doing so....
39 of 1339 | Implementer Dynamics CRM Training Resources - Web Seminar – Level 100 Technical Session Part 1 (User Productivity Enhancements, Deployment, Upgrade and Migration) Technical Session Part 2 (Customizations, Workflow and Developing on 4.0) DYN01PAL: Selling Microsoft Dynamics CRM to Contact Centers: The Basics DYN01PAL2: Selling Microsoft Dynamics CRM to Contact Centers: The Basics Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 BizTalk Adapter Microsoft Dynamics CRM Exam Preparation Series: Applications Professional Microsoft Dynamics CRM Exam Preparation Series: Customization & Configuration Microsoft Dynamics CRM Exam Preparation Series: Installation & Deployment Microsoft Dynamics Webcast: Take Relationship Management to a New Level with......
2009 Jan 29
40 of 1339 | Database Connector - A system of plug-ins that provide very simple database access...
2009 Jan 28
41 of 1339 | Azure Services Platform : falando sobre "Geneva" e a integração entre a nuvem e o enterprise. -
Olá pessoal, tudo certo?
Uma pergunta que surge sobre o uso do Windows Azure é quando iremos para o ambiente enterprise e quando iremos para a nuvem, isto é, quais aplicações são indicadas para o enterprise e quais podem ser colocadas na nuvem.
Para essa análise podemos avaliar dois aspectos interessantes: controle e economia de escala.
Já falamos um pouco sobre essa visão aqui no blog, veja aqui.
Pensando em controle vs. economia de escala, temos 3 grandes participantes em nossa composição de TI: o ambiente on-premise (onde participa o hardware de nossa empresa, local), o ambiente de hosting (baseado em provedores locais, onde podemos inclusive fazer o deploy de servidores coloca......
42 of 1339 | HP Quality Center Connector Pre-release available - For all of those teams out there working in parallel with TFS and HP’s Quality Center, we now have a pre-release of the HP Quality Center Connector tool available for download. The download of the tool is available through Microsoft Connect after registering with the Connect site. Jim Lamb has more details about the tool and the pre-release on his blog....
43 of 1339 | Oracle EBS/DB Adapter Changes in Beta - As the Beta release for the Adapter pack approaches, here's a list of changes in the Oracle EBS/DB Adapters so that you can prepare for it:
· Now support Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
· Based on Oracle ODP.Net 22.214.171.124
Both adapters now _require_ ODP.Net 126.96.36.199 installed on the client as compared to ODP.Net 188.8.131.52 which was the base for CTP 5 and earlier. Doing this enables us to deliver x64 support.
· Added Synonym support
Both adapters now support synonyms. Synonyms show up in the object tr......
2009 Jan 26
44 of 1339 | Apple update fixes issues with some Nvidia cards - An Nvidia software update released on Monday fixes problems with one of Apple's Mini DisplayPort adapters and an Nvidia graphics chip and card.
2009 Jan 25
45 of 1339 | Foreign-Domain Group Management with ILM - Since we began working with MIIS back in 2003, we have taken many different approaches to group management and member population. Perhaps the most familiar solution is the Group Populator program that is provided with MIIS 2003/ILM 2007. Later we were introduced to a SQL-based solution by Microsoft that morphed into a Microsoft Identity and Access Management Series application. At the same time, we branched off and created multiple solutions for our customers that are based on Extensible Connectivity Management Agents (XMAs). One such solution was the management of Active Directory security groups that have members in foreign domains. Since the ILM Active Directory Management Agent (AD MA)......
2009 Jan 24
46 of 1339 | A Developers Guide to Servers. What you need to know but were afraid to ask. -
Servers are the backbone of enterprise computing today, most websites for example run on either Apache or IIS and will be running on a server of some description.
Perhaps because of servers ubiquity it is easy to become complacent about them especially as they are rarely seen but understanding what a server can offer you and it's limitations will definitely help with software development.
Servers on the whole are built more of the practicality side than for the esthetics, there is no need to make them look pretty if they are going to spend most of there time in a Data-Centre rarely seen. The server will only have a visit if something goes physically wrong, everything else should be lo......
47 of 1339 | The full list of Project Server / EPM developer-related WebCasts and Videos - We are posting full list of Project Server/EPM developer On Demand Recordings and upcoming WebCasts so you can mark your calendar. Some more On Demand Recordings are in process of publishing, as soon as they are out, we will post an update J
Working with the Project Server 2007 Reporting Database
This video provides strategies for locating and using the data in the Project Server 2007 Reporting database. The session walks through three examples of building relatively complex queries from the ground up. Note: This video is recorded from a WebCast session, with a logon through Microsoft Office Live Meeting. The meeting a......
2009 Jan 23
48 of 1339 | How I Use Hyper-V to Configure my Development Environment - Prior to using Hyper-V as part of my daily development and test efforts I wasted man weeks every year. I lost days at a time configuring machines and recovering from updated NDP builds. I wasted hours every week repeating the same steps over and over. I will be bold enough to say that Hyper-V allows me to get at least 15% more work done each week on less than a third of the hardware I had before and I never have long downtimes due to my machine being down. Even a total machine failure is not going to put me offline for longer than it takes to reinstall Windows and Office. So how did I setup my environment? Hardware Dell OptiPlex 755 Intel Core 2 Quad (Q6600)......
49 of 1339 | Users report problems with Apple display adapter - Apple customers using the company's new DisplayPort Dual Link DVI adapter are reporting problems with their 30-inch displays.
2009 Jan 22
50 of 1339 | New computer - I've shot a fair number of pictures this last year - mostly of my daughter's sports. My camera is a Canon 40D, and I generally use my 70-200mm F4L lens. The camera works well and is better than I am. I shoot all my photos in RAW format, which basically means you get the information before the camera does any post-processing (white balance, exposure, sharpening, etc.) I then use Lightroom 1.4 to make the adjustments that I want, and then export them to jpeg and upload them to smugmug. I'll typically shoot a full card of about 300 exposures at a game, and then when I get back, I need to delete the shots I don't like, crop all the keepers, and then do the adjustments I want. My current laptop......