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Vitatlity of Vertical Knowledge in Technology
Career means different things to each of us and so does success, some attribute it to increasing monetary gains while others may ascribe it to personal satisfaction and then again the personal satisfaction may have different meanings to each of us and it can go on and on... I am not here to argue about perceptions since that kind of analysis ie beyond my expertise, the motivation to write these few lines is to underline the importance of Business/Vertical/Industry Knowledge for success or even for ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 30, 2005 12:10 PM

Vista Installation on VPC
The weekend was pretty hectic as I tried to install Longhorn Beta 1 but the effort proved futile on my VPC. The machine kept rebooting after the initial product key/info screens and although once it got as far as two hours of installation but then rebooted only to complain of Boot.ini. The Vista was a breeze though as it installed on the first try (though I experienced a little friction through Reboots). For some reason mapping the ISO image of the Vista CTP directly to the VPC machine configuration ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 30, 2005 11:39 AM

Developer Walkthrough: Event Driven Sequential Workflow for Windows Workflow Foundation
The example here builds a sample workflow which is event driven. The test harness will emulate a Document arrival notification and send notification to the workflow. Upon receipt of the event the workflow shall come out of its latent state and become active. The workflow will then check if the passed in data is for urgent processing (based on Priority parameter passed) and process it accordingly. The code has been kept very simple with fictitious processing times e.g. making thread sleep longer for ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 8, 2005 6:45 PM

Windows Workflow Beta for 2005 Final Release
Finally a WF that will not give you any 'Package Load' error on VS.NET 2005 Release version launch. I have just downloaded and installed it on my VM. I will be posting more about my experiments with WF later on, for now you can download here and play with it yourself . It seems that the first installation was not all that smooth and things had to be reinstalled to get everything working. Although there were not 'Package Load' Failures, this time the development environment would become unstable on ......

Posted On Saturday, November 5, 2005 1:45 PM

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