May 2011 Entries

New BizTalk 2010 Developer Training from Microsoft

Microsoft has publically released the content from their BizTalk 2010 training course - this includes the PowerPoint decks (with instructor notes), Word docs of all the modules, 1.5 gigs of videos, and virtual machines (for Hyper-V only) for all the labs. The downloads are available at: BizTalk Server 2010 Developer Training Kit From Microsoft's site: About This Hands-On Lab This five-day instructor-led course consists of a series of hands-on labs that provides students with the knowledge and skills ......

Problems with the BizTalk HIPAA 5010 schemas

We've been having a problem getting BizTalk to recognize an 837I A2 (00501X223A2) file, and Microsoft just yesterday released a fix for it:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2510733

It can be downloaded as part of the new Cumulative update package 1 for BizTalk Server 2010.

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Determining Julian Date in C# or Java / Android

The two code blocks below will calculate the Julian date from a standard calendar date/time. Note that they assume you're passing UT time rather than time that's been offset for your local timezone. The formula used is based on the one in Jean Meeus' Astronomical Algorithms. You may want to add some rounding to the output to limit the number of digits after the decimal point, depending on what precision you can live with. For 5/13/2011 at 14:30:00, the Android version returns 2455695.1041666665; ......

Free State of .NET event in Dallas

When: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 1:30 - 4:30 PM Where: Microsoft Dallas Office - 7000 SR-161 (George Bush Turnpike), Dallas, TX 75039 A free, unbiased look at the current and future development with .NET. Brought to you by Microsoft, CODE Training & EPS Software, this free afternoon event presents an unbiased look at the current and future development with .NET. Join MVP and RD Markus Egger, for an afternoon of free and independent information about current Microsoft development technologies! What ......

Review: Redgate SQL Source Control

RedGate SQL Source Control is a Management Studio add-in that allows you to seamlessly (hopefully...) connect your existing source control system to SQL Server. It is advertised as doing all the typical stuff you'd expect: Source control schemas and data within SSMS Connect databases to TFS, SVN, Sourcegear Vault, Vault Pro, Mercurial, Perforce, Git, Bazaar, and any source control system with a capable command line Work with shared development databases, or individual copies Track changes to follow ......