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Edgardo Vega's Blog Making it through the day one post at a time September 2005 Entries
Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 2 Released
WSS SP 2 has been released. WSS can now: Support for running on 64-bit machines in 32-bit emulation mode Support for Reverse Proxy and Alternate URL support Support for IP Bound virtual servers Support for off-box SSL termination Support for SQL Server 2005 Support for ASP.NET 2.0 Download @ http://www.microsoft.com/do... NOTE: Windows SharePoint Services SP2 should not be used until Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service ......

Posted On Thursday, September 29, 2005 5:26 AM

Pre Con Patterns and Practices for Designing Service Oriented Applications (pt1)
I will be at PRE13 Patterns and Practices for Designing Service Oriented Applications,for the day. I am here with DonXML. Last night I had dinner at a tapas restaurant with Vin, Beat, Ron, Don, DonXML and Peter. Peter talks about the dinner and the first part of the session here. Dinner was a lot of fun with good company, good food, and good conversation. Ron also pointed to a XSD Object Code Generation on gotdotnet that he uses. PDC05 ......

Posted On Monday, September 12, 2005 11:49 AM

Made it to LA

Made it to LA. I have already stopped by the convention center and did my registration.

Posted On Sunday, September 11, 2005 4:05 PM

On my way to PDC

So I am officially on my way to my first PDC. I should be in LA by 1:00PM. If you want to meet up with me just contact me with your phone number and I will give you a call right back (if I can).  Otherwise I will most likely be on the Don plan.

Posted On Sunday, September 11, 2005 3:46 AM

Meeting Hell Part 5
After my last post, two people agreed with Chris. Here are their stories and I don't think I will have to make the commentary on this one. Jeremy Oh Chris, that sounds awfully familiar. At one point I was the"Architect" on 7 projects at one time. My solution for meeting hell was to jump to a company doing Agile development (flat team structure, more collaboration, better communication channels). Meeting hell is a major process and organizational smell. If you really have to schedule meetings just ......

Posted On Thursday, September 8, 2005 6:59 PM

Meeting Hell Part 4
This was left in my comments here and written by Chris Williams I've found that if you disagree with every single point made by anyone in the meeting, they tend to not invite you back. Of course, credibility suffers some... but you're left alone to do your work. The danger of this... is if you work somewhere that everyone thinks you are the smartest one on the team, they assume you're right and invite you to even MORE meetings. Then they "promote you" to system designer or architect... and you find ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 7, 2005 11:37 AM

Meeting Hell Part 3
I have found the solution to Meeting Hell, more holidays. Yesterday (Labor Day) was great because there were no meetings. It was also excellent, because meetings were already being cancelled, due to the long weekend. This event got me thinking. Why should a meeting be cancelled, due to the long weekend? The difference is only one work day. If the work week was cut down to 4 days, would we have the same amount of meetings or would that number go down? I have had people ask me to post more often on ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 6, 2005 6:02 AM

Meeting Hell Part 2
From my experience, most projects are already in Meeting Hell. So the next few posts will be focused on stopping meeting hell. These experience will hopefully not only come from me, but from the rest of the blogosphere. Remember to leave a comment or contact me, in order to share your stories. I have gone into several meetings and have had Person A giving their status report and then Person B raises an objection to the way Person A is implementing a feature. Soon it evolves (or devolves in my opinion), ......

Posted On Thursday, September 1, 2005 8:24 AM

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