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Tim is a Solutions Architect for PSC Group, LLC. He has been an IT consultant since 1999 specializing in Microsoft technologies. Along with running the Chicago Information Technology Architects Group and speaking on Microsoft and architecture topics he was also contributing author on "The Definitive Guide to the Microsoft Enterprise Library".

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Tim Murphy's .NET Software Architecture Blog Adventures in Architecting and Developing .NET November 2007 Entries
VS2008 Express Edition - You Get What You Pay For
I no longer work for a company that readily supplies me with MSDN software so I have to get Visual Studio for myself this time around. To that end I figured I would investigate the Express Edition. The first thing I noticed is the separation of project types. You can only do Windows or Web applications. You can't do both. I was wondering if the "search online templates" in the Create Project dialog might give some more options, but this lead to nowhere. The next step I am looking at is if you can ......

Posted On Friday, November 30, 2007 10:55 PM

Polymorphic Podcast Firing On All Cylinders Again
I have mentioned before that one of my favorite podcasts is the Polymorphic Podcast hosted by Craig Shoemaker. Things were a little slow there for a while. I am guessing because Craig has done this because he wants to, not because he gets paid to and life just gets in the way some times. This week he is fired back up to full steam. He has a great interview with Scott Hanselman. The only unfortunate part of the show is that it is making me feel old. I am five years older than Scott and haven't done ......

Posted On Thursday, November 29, 2007 8:45 AM

Am I Allergic To Apples
I must be allergic to Apples since every time I watch a commercial or listen to someone hype them I get irritated. Lately there have been a couple of posts and podcasts that have given me a little relief. Scoble has been having problems lately with his Macs and Hanselman was relating some issues with his on the latest Polymorphic Podcast. The observation here is not that Windows machines are any better than Apples. It is that Apples really aren't special or immune to problems. It more you load onto ......

Posted On Thursday, November 29, 2007 7:20 AM

Enterprise Library Book Releasing Monday
IT IS FINALLY HERE! Keenan just posted that the The Definitive Guide to the Microsoft Enterprise Library will be shipping November 26th. It has been a long time coming. While I played my small part in the initial writing, Keenan spent a lot of time trying to keep up with the face pace of Enterprise Library releases and still keep his day job. I encourage that you go out and pick up a copy. I know for my part I tried to make sure that it contained as much information as possible to extend the EL as ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 21, 2007 7:15 AM

Vista Slide Show Screen Saver Sucks
This is a continuation of a couple of previous posts. The good news is that I seem to have identified the source of my display aggravations. Luckily it seems that it is just the screen saver that doesn't know how to render an image properly. Since my earlier posts I have worked with several image editing tools and installed Webshots and a third party photo screen saver. None of them are showing the display issue that the Vista native screen saver does. So, although the title of this post is negative ......

Posted On Friday, November 16, 2007 10:01 PM

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