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March 2007 Entries

An interesting take on SOA!

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Had a problem in house with a huge transaction log...thanks to Heidman at BizTalk Tips we were able to solve it. he posted: I had some problems with a huge transaction log on BizTalkMsgBoxDb – 32 Gb !Backup was taken directly of the data files, but even if I created a transaction log backup of the database, the file kept growing, The problem was that BizTalk never stopped using the database, sow there was no space to shrink the base after the backup.The solution was to change the backup job. I added ......

FYI – in case you haven’t got a concise list like this. In case you hadn’t heard. We have just released the March CTP for “Orcas” and the .NET Framework 3.5. Customers are able to get a VPC with the installed bits from here. As with all CTP’s it is important to have your customers provide any feedback. The .NET Framework 3.5 brings no breaking changes. New technology is being added including LINQ, AJAX, Windows Foundation, WCF and WPF Developer Tools and BCL enhancements. ......

Solidsoft needs you.......... Solidsoft is growing and growing fast. We are winning new business with major blue chip customers, consolidating business with existing customers and moving into new technology areas but associated with core technologies we major in at Solidsoft! We have a proven track record with major clients such as Lockheed Martin, M&S, House of Fraser, Unum Provident, Department of Communities and Local Government and G4S. We are now driving forward in the BPM space and excitingly ......

Now Available: SQL Server 2005 SP2 Get information about upgrading to SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2), which includes new features and increased performance. Take advantage of enhanced business intelligence capabilities, interoperability enhancements, and performance and manageability enhancements. • Download SQL Server 2005 SP2 • Download the SQL Server 2005 Books Online (updated February 2007) Previously posted at ......

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Configuration and Management Team Foundation Server AdministrationEffective administration of Team Foundation Server is critical to the success of your team projects. Team Foundation Server administrative tasks vary according to the specific project management features that your organization requires. Walkthrough: Backing Up and Restoring a Team Foundation ServerDemonstrates how to back up and restore a Team Foundation server. Walkthrough: Setting up Team Foundation Server with Secure Socket Layer ......

The Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Power Tool (formerly known as Power Toys) is a set of enhancements, tools and command-line utilities that improve the Team Foundation Server user experience. This release includes two new command-line tools for the developer and three non-command line tools: a process template editor, a set of custom check-in policies, and a test tools build task: Team Foundation Server Power Tool Commands (tfpt.exe) - A command-line tool with enhanced functionality ......

At the recent Microsoft Architects Insight Conferernce Charles Young and Myself were responsible for running a discussion clinic. Our topic was Skills and education. For the outcome read here: Previously posted at ......

This week Microsoft released the Visual Studio codename "Orcas" March 2007 CTP and this is the first time that features from .NET Framework 3.5 have been included. Have a look at Matt Winklers blog and Somasegars blog. Get the Team Suite-Only VPC to review the new features in .NET Framework 3.5. Previously posted at ......

SAN DIEGO — Feb. 26, 2007 — At the Gartner Business Process Management Summit, Microsoft Corp. today announced the formation of the Microsoft Business Process Alliance (BPA), which extends the benefits of business process management (BPM) to an array of companies and offers enhanced functionality to existing Microsoft customers. The Business Process Alliance is a group of 10 industry-leading software vendors focused on making BPM solutions more broadly accessible and helping companies take advantage ......