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June 2006 Entries

The Feature Set: Feature Main Purpose More Information Business Data Catalog Enables you to present line-of-business data within SharePoint Server 2007. For example, using Business Data Catalog, you can search an Office SharePoint Server 2007 site and retrieve information from back-end systems such as customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning applications. It is a new feature of Office SharePoint Server 2007. Business Data Catalog Single Sign-on Provides storage and mapping ......

Microsoft have announced the Office Business Applications Services (OBA) home on MSDN now the OBA Portal.Here you’ll find information about Line of Business Interoperability (LOBi) for Office SharePoint Server 2007. This newly announced functionality provides a set of services that enables users to access information and processes in line-of-business applications through the familiar environment of Microsoft Office. This provides some neat starting points for projects of this nature ......

The Office Server Beta 2 MOM packs are now available: SharePoint Server 2007 Beta 2 Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Project Server 2007 Beta 2 Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Beta 2 Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 ......

Posted by Robert Burke: The MSDN Documentation: It's immense, it's thorough, it eats over a gig of my disk (and is worth it)... but it's never updated quickly enough. And more egregious, it's doesn't include the wisdom that comes from years of community development! I mean, which is more likely to help you find a solution: pressing F1 in Visual Studio over (for example) the ServiceContract attribute, or Alt-Tabbing to your web browser, launching your search engine of choice, and punching in "WCF ......

Like a rollingstone: While attending the latest Office Developers Conference in London a new TLA (well FLA) can to my notice – MOSS – Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server! With day 1 over highlights have been: VSTO (Visual Studio tools for Office)– Road map explained (see below for more detail) MOSS! – So much better than previous sharepoint versions In particular the Sharepoint Workflow story VSTO Road Map: VSTO 2005 ——> ‘Cypress’&mdash... ......

What a wonderful world Woukd you believe it Microsoft distributing software by BitTorrent Latest Vista Beta @ http://www.vistatorrent.com/

With a little help from my friends: The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 (formerly WinFX), is the new managed code programming model for Windows. It combines the power of the .NET Framework 2.0 with new technologies for building applications that have visually compelling user experiences, seamless communication across technology boundaries, and the ability to support a wide range of business processes. It has a community home at : .Net 3.0 Web Site ......

We are the champions! (almost) And I quote: Basingstoke, UK , 13 June 2006 - Solidsoft Nominated for Two Partner of the Year Awards at the Microsoft Worldwide Conference · Technology Innovation Partner of the Year Finalist · Sales and Marketing Partner of the Year Finalist Solidsoft has been selected as a Microsoft Partner Awards Program finalist for two awards in the Business Process & Integration Solutions category. Both nominations are as a result of our work with Kent County ......

Help!:

Well as in previous post we have WPF, WCF, Windows Foundation and now WCS.

WCS aka InfoCard now resides in .Net 3 as Windows Card Services!

Maybe were looki ng at….

WMS – Windows Mouse Services

WKS – Windows Keyboard Services

and on!


A Rose by any other name:

OK so ~Indigo, Avalon and WinOE became WinFX and now it all becomes .Net 3.0!

Have a look here .Net 3.0

 


4% of Something: On 13 June 2006 Microsoft is planning to release: Security Updates • Nine Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyser and the Enterprise Scan Tool. Some of these updates will require a restart. Note that, as discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-013, with the release of one of these bulletins, support for the compatibility ......

Tie your mother down: Presspass from Microsoft: REDMOND, Wash., June 6, 2006 – Microsoft today announced Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, a complete Performance Management (PM) application including business scorecarding, analytics and planning that is designed to enable companies to more effectively plan and manage their businesses. This new application represents the latest Microsoft investment in business intelligence (BI). PressPass spoke with Lewis Levin, corporate vice president, ......

I want it all: Office 2007 supports all the technologies that users and developers have used to extend Office with custom code over the years. Maybe most importantly, Office 2007 can run macros embedded in existing Office documents and templates. Because Office 2007, like its predecessors, can run code, it is vulnerable to attacks by malicious code, such as macro viruses. However, Microsoft has taken some steps to tighten the suite's defences: Documents saved in Office 2007's default format cannot ......

I’m to sexy for my shirt: BetaNews: "Amid threats of a lawsuit from Adobe, Microsoft acknowledged Friday that it would remove support for saving files in PDF from Office 2007, as well as dropping its own rival format XPS from the productivity suite and Windows Vista. The changes follow a breakdown of talks between the two technology giants after Microsoft announced last year it would include native PDF publishing with the release of Office 2007." This is such a backward step and show how running ......

Three Lions:

One down 2 to go!

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Moonshadow: Received a full emails asking where to download Office 2007 beta 2 from. Well it from here: Office 2007 Beta 2. Useful blogs to read: Word 2007 Excel 2007 Onenote 2007 Project 2007 Visio 2007 ......

More: BizTalk 2006 R2 - RFID Support The Microsoft RFID Infrastructure Services in BizTalk 2006 R2 provide device abstraction and manageability to RFID-based solutions. An integrated engine for rich data filtering, enrichment, and transformation allows for sophisticated applications for different automation scenarios. Application developers can also integrate with advance technologies such the as the Business Rules Engine, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Windows Communication Framework to create ......

You make me feel brand new: After keeping this one under my hat for sometime… Microsoft have announced the plans for BizTalk 2004 2006 R2. It will hit the streets mid-2007. OK so what do we get: R2 is built on BizTalk 2004 2006, no major changes just adding more services and goodies. These include: Better integration with the whole Office 2007 mega suite RFID –APIs and tighter integration to let third-party vendors tie RFID hardware and software into the platform. It also will include ......

Footballs Coming Home: Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;Or close the wall up with our English dead.In peace there's nothing so becomes a manAs modest stillness and humility:But when the blast of war blows in our ears,Then imitate the action of the tiger;Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;Let pry through the portage of the headLike the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm itAs fearfully as doth ......

I’m wishing on a star: Following on from my previous blog I thought it would be interesting to pickup on some of the email I’ve had. One underlying question was from the home user: Is there a utility that could remember my passwords for me put securely? Well the answer is RoboForm, I use this at home for all those annoying logins. It can auto-fill, be password protected and also allows you to keep multiple persona for form filling. I have tried MSN and Google auto-fills but this is much ......

Here we go again..

So having confused the development world with all the various flavours of Visual Studio Team Services Microsoft adds another one to the collection: Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals!

Read more here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/may06/05-31vsdatabasepr.mspx