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January 2007 Entries

Here's and interesting thought for this week...does Microsoft lead or lag the world of BPM? At the beginning of this week BPM suite company Metastorm announced their plans for 2007. What was most striking about their announcement was the way in which they are going to leverage the latest Microsoft technology including Office 2007, Vista and MOSS 2007. In particular they make reference to the Office 2007 ribbon and Vista gadget's. What is the message from Microsoft? Well putting aside the BPM picture ......

This is a very interesting bit of kit. On the surface it simply allows the owner to connect two USB external harddrives to his or her network. In it's self this is fine but what has happened is that the ' Hacking world' have taken the little unit to their heart. At it's core the NSLU2 has a version of Linux running to handle the required functionality offered out of the box. What that means is that with a little bit of effort and a small amount of re-flashing the unit can be turned into a web server, ......

The latest preview of the next version of Visual Studio .NET is available as a VPC image (4GB!) here Highlights are listed on the download page View article... Previously posted at ......

Microsoft Biztalk Server 2004 Unleashed Biztalk 2006 Recipes Foundations of Biztalk Serverby Brian Loesgen by Brennan O'Reilly by Brennan O'Reilly £27.85 £23.75 £20.99 Previously posted at ......

Get the latest BIZUNIT bits here on CodePlex

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Found some interesting BizTalk tools for download at Boudewijn's adapter blog. They are:

An adapter wizard : Allows the generation of adapter code by wizard!

BizTalk Time Breakdown: Tool to help with performance testing.



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Recently, a few photos have popped up on the Internet of a very interesting change in Microsoft's latest console, the Xbox 360. From what inside sources say, the next generation of consoles to come out of Redmond will feature a true HDMI port on the back of the newest version, codenamed Zephyr. This HDMI port will give the 360 the much needed capability of true digital 1080p support. Aside from this, further updates include a cooler 65nm processor, and a new 120Gb hard drive. There's no word yet ......