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January 2005 Entries

Have you seen It's simple — no complex setup or installation is required to try out BizTalk 2004 running in the full-featured MSDN Virtual Lab. As part of the MSDN Virtual Lab, you will have full access to BizTalk 2004 through the following modules: Microsoft BizTalk 2004 Server 2004 - Creating Schemas Microsoft BizTalk 2004 Server 2004 - Creating a Schema Map Microsoft BizTalk 2004 Server 2004 - Enabling Message Routing Microsoft BizTalk 2004 Server 2004 - Creating ......

If you're interested in clustering under Microsoft Virtual Server 2005, then this forthcoming webcast on Thursday 10th February 2005 at 19:30-21:00 UK Time (11:30AM - 1:00PM PST) by an expert in Virtual Server, Robert Larson, is a must. Abstract:Looking for an easy way to build a cluster of virtual machines to avoid the cost and complexity of a physical environment? Attend this session to learn how to create a two-node cluster of virtual machines running Windows Server 2003 - a key feature of Virtual ......

My previous blog gave a teaser to the concept of Microsoft and Open Source. This had more than an air of poetic license about it as what is happening is the Governments have realized that they are having to pay for the same bespoke work over and over again when really they should pay once and then only pay a small service charge for repeats of the same. In the UK this is particularly obvious around the NHS project where multiple Hospital trusts are paying for what is basically the same integration ......

With the need for lots of effort around the UK NHS projects Microsoft has accelerated its 'Open Source' code sharing project for local government. Watch this space for more info!

Just for a change….
Try this:

The Inquirer: “Giant photocopying firm Xerox has admitted designing its color photocopiers so that they put a hidden code on your copy that will help the US government identify you According to Peter Crean, a senior research fellow at Xerox, all his company's laser printers, copiers and multifunction workstations, put the serial number of each machine in yellow dots on the page.He told the Medill News Service that the dots only show up if you look at the document with a magnifying glass while ......

Enterprise Library is the next generation of the patterns & practices Application Blocks.

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