From the work front:
What have I been doing at work lately? I’ve been spending a lot of time at work playing with SharePoint, the PowerShellToys’ PowerShellASP which lets you create ASP.NET apps with PowerShell script, and I set myself up with a brand new openSUSE 11 (this is a great distro) machine where I’ve been spending a lot of time in MonoDevelop.
Speaking of PowerShell and ASP.NET – check out PoshBoard [at CodePlex], Antoine Habert’s PowerShell driven ajax portal. Antoine has a nice little video on his blog.
/n software has also made a small flurry of new announcements over the past week or so.
- New release – IP*Works! EDI/AS2 V8. Another fresh round of Drummond cert tests are complete. On top of the insanely popular AS2 components, we’ve added OFTP, FTPS, and a new java GISB component. A new AS2 Connector application is coming out of the pipeline soon too!
- New release – Paymentech Integrator v5. Paymentech Integrator is probably my personal favorite of all of our credit card processing components. With PABP/CISP compliance being so important, this new release has been highly anticipated. This release adds Canadian Debit and Health Care/FSA support.
- New beta – UPS Integrator. Unlike the other /n software shipping integrators (FedEx and USPS), this one does NOT include the ability to generate shipping labels. While the technology is there, unfortunately UPS licensing restrictions will not allow us to release a component that generates UPS shipping labels, but we are trying to work with them to change this. If this is something you’re looking for, do contact me so that I can get your comments passed on to the right people at UPS!
- New beta – SharePoint Workflow Extensions. The toolkit includes SharePoint Activities for Internet communications, namely FTP (ssl & ssh), RSS, email, sexec, SMPP (sms messaging), SNPP (paging), and XMPP (jabber).