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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 February 2010 Entries
Why Does Bing Not Have Blog Search
This is more of a short rant than anything. For the most part I like Bing. Once in a while I still find I get better results from Google. The main thing I find myself missing that I had with Google is the blog search feature. All to often I can filter out a lot of garbage just by using that option. So my request is “when will Bing implement blogsearch”? Tags: Bing,Google,blogsearch ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 17, 2010 8:53 AM

March 2010 Chicago Architects Group Meeting
The Chicago Architects Group will be holding its next meeting on March 16th. Please come and join us and get involved in our architect community. Register Presenter: Mike Vogt Topic: Data Integration Architecture Location: Illinois Technology Association 200 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 1500 Room A/B Chicago, IL 60606 Time: 5:30 - Doors open at 5:00 Tags: Chicago Architects Group,Data Integration Architecture,Mike Vogt ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 17, 2010 3:57 AM

February 2010 Chicago Architects Group – Wrap Up
Cloud services such as Azure from Microsoft and Amazon’s Cloud Services have replaced Web 2.0 as the latest buzz word. It was enlightening to see how companies, including my own, are using these services. Chris did a wonderful job of explaining the evolution of the Amazon services and some of the alternatives that existing. It was also great to get a speaker in front of the group who isn’t from the Microsoft camp. Thanks to those who came out after meeting us at the MSDN Cloud Computing and Azure ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 17, 2010 3:48 AM

Bolding and Underlining Text In Word Documents
Note: Cross posted from Coding The Document. Permalink In the templates that I have processed with Open XML there are usually a number of tables. Some times we have to add an extra paragraph to a cell and we want to keep the formatting of the text already in the cell. In this post I will go over how to apply bold and underline formatting to text as well as how to steal it from existing text and apply it to a new paragraph or run. In order to apply an underline format to a paragraph by hand you have ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 16, 2010 5:45 AM

Sending Email Through Lotus Notes Via SMTPClient
The topic covered in this post actually have applicability beyond Lotus Notes, but that is just where I ran into the problem. The real subject is adding credentials to your SMTP client. Normally I would just make sure that the service sending the email has permission to send email to an Exchange server. The problem I had to send the email through Lotus and it wanted a separate login from the identity running the program. The only error message I got back when I originally wrote the code without specifying ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:25 AM

How Does Simple Text Markup Differ Across The Office 2007 Suite
Note: Cross posted from Coding The Document. Permalink Our theme recently is things that need to be made more consistent in the office products in order to make document generation development more efficient for developers. This time around we will focus on difference between the way text is marked up in Word and PowerPoint. I have found that there are a number of subtle but important differences in the way text is written to the Open XML standard. This is then reflected in the Open XML SDK’s API. ......

Posted On Thursday, February 4, 2010 1:23 AM

What Makes CustomXml More appealing Than Content Controls
Note: Cross posted from Coding The Document. Permalink Word 2007 has two built-in methods for tagging content. If you go to the developers tab you will find the ribbon has a section for Controls and a section for XML. The Controls are also referred to as Content Controls. The XML section allows you to define schemas that can be applied to your document and is sometimes called Custom XML. Both of these constructs can be used when you are coding an application which needs to identify a part of a document ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 3, 2010 10:53 AM

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