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What is SOA? Thanks Keith...
Keith Pleas has a post discussing a "gathering" of what would appear to be some of the best minds in Enterprise Architecture. The interesting part of this is that between these luminaries they cannot come up with a definition of SOA other then SOAP without the P. So the question begs to be asked, if this group can't do it, how come so many seem to think that they have? How many times has it been said that you must use Web Services in order to do SOA. Who came up with the now infamous 4 tenants of ......

Posted On Friday, August 20, 2004 6:22 PM

Tablet PC SDK 1.7

Since XP SP2 has been released it was only a mtter of time before the Tablet PC SDK 1.7 was released. All Tablet PC developers have at it....

Posted On Tuesday, August 10, 2004 1:34 AM

More on Trusted Deployment
A recent post from Mike Sampson sheds even more light on permissions and ClickOnce. It would seem that Beta 2 will make this process a little easier. The process sounds more complex then it really is. Currently in order to raise the permissions for an assembly you have deploy "something", generally an MSI will do the trick, to all of the machines. With the new method, the cert has to be done once, then ClickOnce can request the permission change on behalf of the app. I feel this to be a much better ......

Posted On Thursday, August 5, 2004 8:13 PM

ClickOnce and Trusted Application Deployment
For those that have tried to use No Touch Deployment the biggest hurdle was the security. If you install or run something from a network file share it will run with Intranet Zone settings. One of the really nice features of ClickOnce is Trusted Application Deployment (TAD). TAD uses public key cryptography to identify what is know as trust-license issuer. Once the client machine knows who the trust-license issuer is, then the ClickOnce application can be configured for a higher level of trust. It ......

Posted On Thursday, August 5, 2004 4:25 PM

Smart Client Development
There have been several posts lately about how Smart Client applications may not be such a bad thing after all. Well all I can say is welcome back to the real world ;-). I have been doing client application development for a majority of my career. I have never liked doing web development, and I have never liked using web based applications. .NET has almost put the deployment problem to rest. ClickOnce will definitely help in this are. I have been looking at ClickOnce very closely the past couple ......

Posted On Thursday, August 5, 2004 4:29 AM

VMWare vs VirtualPC
Article on arstechnica comparing VMware and VirtualPC. Bottom line if you need to work with non Microsoft operating systems or if speed is a big concern then VMware is the best choice. If you're looking for ease of use and are using Microsoft operating systems then VirtualPC is worth looking at. This pretty much follows what I have seen. I currently use VMware even though I get VirtualPC with MSDN subscription.

Posted On Monday, August 2, 2004 4:28 PM

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