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July 2006 Entries

Microsoft has bought Winternals and Sysinternals.   That means that Mark Russinovich (guardian against the dark forces of rootkits) is now a Microsoft employee!  That has to be good news.  It also means that my favourite weapon in my BizTalk debug toolkit, DebugView, is now owned by MS.   Hope it stays freeware. Previously posted at http://blog.solidsoft.com/blogs/charles_young_mvp_biztalk/default.aspx

SolidSoft is Microsoft’s Business Process and Integration Solutions Sales and Marketing Partner of the Year winner. We were awarded the accolade at Microsoft's World Wide Partners Conference in Boston. We are absolutely delighted here at SolidSoft megacorp. The competition was stiff with something like 2000 entries, and Microsoft say that BPI is the hardest competency in which to win an award. We won in respect to a project we undertook last year. I worked as a TDA on the project for about ......

I was recently asked if I would provide some insight into solving the following problem. In the given scenario, data stored in flat files in being delivered to the BizTalk message box via a pass-through pipeline. An orchestration subscribes to these messages and creates XML output. Each time a file is processed, the developer wants to 'dump' the contents of the flat file into an element in the output. Other information, including the file name, is also included in the XML.


I don't know about you, but I've read a few of those "Guess what...Microsoft made me an MVP" blogs and they always seem a little...well...not really British, if the Brits among you know what I mean. They are not really aligned to our world-famous national pastime of studied understatement. A bit too brash and forward for my taste. Even slightly smug. Of course, when it happens to a Brit, they are as flattered, conceited and unbearably proud as the next person, and don't pass up any opportunity to ......