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  • Intel IA-32 and 64-bit extensions

    Looks like Intel is leaning more towards 64-bit extensions to the 32-bit product line :-) http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,4149,1474376,00.asp?kc=EWRSS03119TX1K0000594
  • .NET Configuration files with BizTalk 2004 Orchestrations

    ScottWoo has a posting on how to use .NET config files with BizTalk 2004 orchestrations. http://blogs.msdn.com/scottwoo/archive/2004/01/28/63940.aspx
  • BizTalk Correlation Again

    Produced a small correlation sample showing self-correlation across 2 orchestrations for BizTalk 2004 - sample file is here (if Newsgator supports attachments to posts).
  • Ken Henderson on MSDN

    Wow. Looks like Ken Henderson is moving into the "Inside SQL Server..." style space and writing a book on SQL Server internals. There's a preview of this in an article he's just published up on MSDN here http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/default.aspx?pull=/library...
  • John Lam's newsletter postings

    I picked this http://www.iunknown.com/Files/Practical_Eye_Issue2.pdf (and issue 1 if you substitute a 1 for the 2) up from Chris Sells' blog - very nicely written by John Lam and a great guide to starting with MSBuild.
  • Flexible LCDs

    I liked this link to flexible LCD panel research http://theregister.co.uk/content/54/35137.html . If we can get to a world of inexpensive (maybe flexible) display technology then I think it'd be a very exciting place to be.
  • Controlling WSDL from ASMX attributed code

    I've put together a few slide decks and done some talks in the past around the whole area of XML serialization and how you control the shape of hte XML that gets generated and then taken that on further to talk about how you control the WSDL that gets generated...
  • Clemens' thoughts on asmx/wse/indigo, message bodies and headers

    Found this article by Clemens Vasters interesting on the differences between the various programming models for SOAP messages with respect to when and how they make the message headers and body available.
  • Nero 6

    I managed to get an upgrade pack for Nero 6 from Ahead's web site. It hasn't fixed my problem with the product though. Waiting on their support now to see if they know why it hangs when I drag a lot of files to it. I've a feeling it might be related to file...
  • BizTalk & Correlation again

    Someone asked me about Correlation sets in BizTalk 2004 again today and I went back to my previous posting to notice that my import of my previous postings has left them in a bit of a mess - formatting is horrible on anything before January. I'll have to fix...
  • Xen

    This paper looks pretty cool http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~gmb/Papers/vanilla-xml2003.html - haven't had a chance to read it properly yet but it seems to be an attempt to build the hierarchical, tabular and procedural worlds together into a language rather than...
  • Inspiron 5150

    Got a new laptop from Dell. It's an inspiron with a mobile P4 running at 3.06GHz (HT) and 2GB of RAM, FSB at 533MHz (I think). Performance is more than comparable with my desktop PC at home. I'm finding that VPC performance (which is getting more and more important...
  • Nero 6

    Got a copy of Nero 6 last night and started trying to burn some DVDs with it. To be honest, whilst the UI is very pretty I'm having trouble with it. I've got a ~2GB folder full of powerpoints I wanted to drag onto a DVD-R but dragging it with Nero's UI always...
  • IBM DB2 and .NET

    This is more than likely old news by now but I'd missed the fact that IBM is putting CLR functionality into DB2 and providing more VS.NET integration for that product. Details are here http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/db2/library/techarticle/0311alazzawe...
  • .Text

    Finally got around to updating my blog and moving it over to .Text. All in all it was pretty simple in that I'm hosting it up at WebHost4Life which offers ASP.NET and SQL Server (you don't need SQL necessarily for .Text as far as I know). The slightly more...
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