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October 2008 Entries

Oslo, WCF, WF & Dublin PDC Bits Review Article
I’ve just posted article reviewing the deliverables from the Microsoft Connected Systems Division (CSD) on BloggersGuides.net. The article gives a high level overview of the technology present on the image, and provides tips on getting the image running efficiently. The article is a complement to the webcast I posted on Tuesday. The article is here. The webcast is here ......

Posted On Thursday, October 30, 2008 3:05 PM | Comments (0) |

PDC-08 CSD Bits Review Webcast
13:00 Tuesday saw the public availability of the virtual image congaing the “Bits” from the Microsoft Connected Systems Division (CSD). The image contains early builds of a lot of the technology that is being demoed at the PDC, and also a set of hands-on labs that will walk you through some examples of using the technology. The “Oslo PDC-08 CSD Bits Review” webcast will take a quick tour of what is available, and give you some tips on learning about all the new goodies. The main components that are ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 28, 2008 10:04 PM | Comments (1) |

PDC Day One – Key Note a Go Go!
They should have called it “Stockholm” instead of “Oslo”; they really should. “08”, pronounced “nollåtta”, or “jävla nollåtta” in the north of Sweden, is the nickname for Stockholmers (08 is the area code for Stockholm), so “PDC 08” would mean “PDC Stockholm” in Swedish. David Chappell Article As always, David Chappell has been following the development of “Oslo” and realted technologies from the early days. He has just had an article published on MSDN “Workflows, Services, and Models – A First Look ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 28, 2008 4:28 PM | Comments (0) |

PDC08 Day Zero – I’m a “Connected Systems” MVP!
I’ve just heard that my MVP status has officially been switched from “BizTalk Server” to “Connected Systems Developer”. I’ve been considering the switch for a while, and the kick off at PCD seems to be perfect timing for this. It will allow me to focus more on WCF, WF, and the Oslo and related technologies, whilst still being involved in the BizTalk Server community (BizTalk is the most connected system there is right?). Over the past few months I have been getting more involved with the WCF/WF side ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2008 1:43 PM | Comments (1) |

PDC08 Day Minus One
One of the most important aspects of attending conferences for me is the networking opportunities. As I am currently an MVP in BizTalk Server, still a fairly minority technology, it’s usually only at these events that I get to meet up with the people who really know the technology (apart from the BizTalk User Group Sweden of course). There are quite a few of the MVPs and “influencers” out this year, and I’m looking forward to catching up on old times and having intelligent and informed discussions ......

Posted On Sunday, October 26, 2008 3:15 PM | Comments (0) |

MSDN Radio Interview “Oslo & Dublin”
On Monday I was up at the Swedish Microsoft campus north of Stockholm for an interview for MSDN Radio. “MSDN Radio – Oslo och Dublin, en rundresa bland kodnamn” (Oslo & Dublin, a tour of the codenames). Dag König, Johan Lindfors, Mikael Deurell and Robert Folkesson, were providing the singing and the questions, and we were discussing as much as we are allowed to talk about relating to Oslo and Dublin before the PDC. The intro is in Swedish, but from 05:45 it’s in English. The link is here ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 21, 2008 7:16 PM | Comments (0) |

BizTalk Server Multibox Install Webcast
Quite a while ago I posted a walkthrough of installing BizTalk Server on a multi server environment using Virtual PC. Since then I have been involved with the development and delivery of the QuickLearn BizTalk Server Administrators course, a 5 day course covering in detail the many aspects of installing and managing a multi server environment. I thought it would be a good idea to post a webcast on BloggersGuides.net that would run through the process. It probably takes about a day to run through ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 15, 2008 4:30 PM | Comments (0) |

The Bloggers Guide to Oslo and Connected Systems V0.2
It’s been a very busy week in terms of announcements. “Dublin” has been announced, and Darren Jefford probably has the best summary of what Dublin is and how it will affect us. Channel 9 has published some great webcasts looking at Visual Studio 2010 and the testing and UML features included in the new release. I like working with UML, but it’s not had that much exposure on the .net platform. I fought hard with Rational XDE for Visual Studio.net for a few days back in the day, and have also dabbled ......

Posted On Saturday, October 4, 2008 10:07 AM | Comments (0) |

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