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Tim Murphy

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 December 2009 Entries
Happy Holidays From A Microsoft Lawsuit
It seems that Microsoft has lost a lawsuit over their custom xml implementation for Office Open XML. This was about the worst news I could get just before the holidays since I have been working on creating solutions around just that feature. To me it is the most flexible part of the OOXML standard and crosses all types of Office documents. I can only hope that they settle this dispute so we can get back to moving forward document generation processes. Tags: OOXML,Office Open XML,Microsoft ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 23, 2009 9:36 AM

New OOXML Blog

I am starting to write a new blog with my co-worker Andy Schwantes on open document standards and development.  I will be cross-posting much of the content here.  Check it out.

Posted On Wednesday, December 23, 2009 7:38 AM

Future CAG Topics
In an effort to better serve the Chicago architecture community here is a preview of upcoming topics. January – Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control Containers February – Amazon Cloud Service March – Data Integration Architecture Future: Document Generation Architecture Technorati Tags: Chicago Architects Group,CAG,architecture,user group,PSC Group ......

Posted On Friday, December 18, 2009 3:46 AM

Dealing With Shared Strings In OOXML
Shared strings are the way that Excel reduced redundant data in a worksheet. They are also important if you are working with charts in Word documents or PowerPoint slide decks. Instead of inserting string constants into a cell you give it the index of the string from the SharedStringTable and mark the cell as having a shared string reference. So what does it take to work with the SharedStringTable The first thing you need to do is retrieve the existing shared string table. This is a fairly simple ......

Posted On Thursday, December 17, 2009 4:41 PM

January 2010 – Chicago Architects Group Meeting
The Chicago Architects Group will be holding its next meeting on January 19th. Please come and join us and get involved in our architect community. Register Presenter: Tim Murphy Topic: Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control Containers Location: Illinois Technology Association 200 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 1500 Room A Chicago, IL 60606 Time: 5:30 - Doors open at 5:00 ......

Posted On Thursday, December 17, 2009 3:55 PM ArcSummit Wrap-up
On December 7th I presented at the ArcSummit. My talk was on Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control containers. Thank you to all those who attended. When we were done Chris Woodruff and I were asked to record an episode of The Thirsty Developer. It was a great experience seeing how these shows are put together and being able to just sit down and talk with Dave Bost, Clark Sell and Chris Woodruff. I’ll post again when the episode comes out. The slides for the presentation are available ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 8, 2009 7:48 AM

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