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September 2010 Entries

I installed the new BizTalk Server 2010 Developer Edition, released a couple of days ago, on a Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual image. The installation went very smoothly, but I did notice one problem. Initially I attempted to upgrade the beta version of BizTalk Server. Brian Loesgen reports that this worked OK for him. However, I couldn't do this. The installer reported that upgrade from the Enterprise Edition to the Developer Edition is not supported. I attempted to uninstall the beta, but got an ......

The BizTalk Server team announced today that BizTalk Server 2010 has RTMd. That's a relief, as my reputation was on the line regarding RTM before the end of the month. Just this Tuesday I confidently told a prospective customer to expect an imminent announcement. I've been playing with BTS 2010 for a little while now. It has been my constant companion while writing several chapters for the forthcoming BizTalk Server 2010 Unleashed. It looks great. As well as bringing BTS up to date with Visual Studio ......

So it's official. Don Box has blogged an update on SQL Server Modelling. As widely rumoured, he has confirmed that Quadrant is dead. The shock is that the model repository has expired as well. M is still hanging on in there, but we don't know anything more about what the future holds. For some time, the official word has been that it would arrive in conjunction with a future SQL Server release. I detect a possible change here, in that Don simply says 'We are continuing our investment in this technology ......

I blogged a couple of weeks ago about my issues running VirtualBox. At the time, I believed I had found an issue involving SuperFetch. In reality, turning SuperFetch off, while helpful, did not address the underlying issue. I eventually worked out that my machine is overheating whenever CPU usage of 40-50% is sustained over several minutes. Several things, or combinations of things, can cause this on my machine, including running full virus-checking scans in Forefront, SuperFetch and, of course, ......

Refraction is a vital, but little understood aspect of rule engines. In a three-part article, I've attempted to shed some light on what it is and the various options that rule engine designers have when implementing it. Part 1 http://geekswithblogs.net/c... Part 2 http://geekswithblogs.net/c... Part 3 http://geekswithblogs.net/c... ......

Rules Fest 2010 kicks off at the Dolce Hayes Mansion Resort in San Jose, California on Monday 11th October, just a few short weeks away. Registrations are coming in thick and fast. The early-bird discount has been extended to tomorrow (Friday 17th September), so if you have not yet registered, the time to do so is NOW. You get the best prices, and we cannot guarantee rooms at the hotel beyond the deadline. Rules Fest provides three days to solid wall-to-wall technical content for everything to do ......

IE9 Beta 1 arrived today, and it looks great. The browser wars are back on and getting heated. The IE guys have been getting very bullish about performance on their blog site. See their post from a few days ago at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/... Mozilla got beta 5 of Firefox 4 out of the door a couple of days ago and have hit back hard with various counterclaims see http://www.theregister.co.u... ......