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  • Jeremy Mazner on the WinFS "cuts" announced in the press

    I find this posting from Jeremy really positive. I'm quite excited by the prospect of WinFS in Longhorn and I've delivered the odd talk here and there myself on its potential and features and this posting is great to see following the recent various stories...
  • PInvoke Signatures Wiki

    Got this site from Chris Sells' blog so this is just one of those annoying "me too" posts around .NET interop and PInvoke signatures - http://www.pinvoke.net/
  • GuitarPort

    At the suggestion of Ian a few weeks ago I went ahead and bought myself a GuitarPort made by Line6 ( www.guitarport.com ). I'm not sure whether Ian actually has one of these devices or whether he was looking for a guinea pig to check it out for him but I thought...
  • Film Time

    We went to see "The Station Agent" ( http://www.thestationagent.com/ ) over the weekend - truly fantastic film. Nothing much happens but it's just very nicely done and acted and a genuine pleasure to watch. It also (seemed) relatively short which seems rare...
  • Dino on serializing DataTable's

    Good snippet on returning DataSet/DataTable from a web service. http://weblogs.asp.net/despos/archive/2004/04/07/109184.aspx
  • Programming Yukon

    There are some nice sample chapters of a Programming Yukon book appearing up on the ServerSide.NET site - link is here http://www.theserverside.net/books/inreview/ProgrammingYukon/ProgrammingYukon.tss I just had a flick through chapter 4 and it seemed pretty...
  • Smart Clients

    I've been talking about Smart clients quite a bit lately and have been using my own definition but this one http://longhornblogs.com/jlowy/archive/2004/04/05/2959.aspx seems to come pretty close to what I've been describing.The fact that it's tied into an article...
  • WS-Metadata Exchange

    Strangely, I find this little spec quite exciting in its own way http://msdn.microsoft.com/webservices/understanding/specs/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnglobspec/html/ws-metadataexchange.asp So, it's not rocket science in that it's just describing a mechanism...
  • BizTalk 2004 & Pipelines

    So I got asked in response to a former posting what the deal was with the "XML receive" pipeline in BizTalk versus the "Pass through" pipeline. How I see it is this. A pipeline is just a set of .NET components configured to have certain properties on them and...
  • Updated Simple BizTalk 2004 Correlation Sample

    So I did a bad thing in that I posted a sample zip file of how to do correlation in BizTalk 2004 and didn't make it easy enough to work with. First of all, it's the zip file that is posted here http://mtaulty.com/ downloads/ correlation.zip So...here's how...
  • Online/Offline Smart Applications with MSDN Patterns

    I've spoken to quite a few people in recent weeks about building Smart clients with .NET and the offline/online block that is available on MSDN ( starting page is here http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnpag/html/offline.asp ...
  • Eating my own bird-seed

    Just wanted to avoid the "dog-food" reference that usually goes around :-) I published up a little RSS reader to this site a few weeks ago and I've been using it since. Strange thing is that the debug build I have on my laptop seems to work a whole lot better...
  • Xbox Live, Wireless networking with LinkSys WGA54G

    I've been away working all week and so when I got home yesterday I was pretty keen to pick up the combination box that I'd ordered from Amazon including an Xbox Live starter kit and a LinkSys WGA54G wireless adapter which I was hoping would plug into the back...
  • Visual Studio 2005 Community Technology Preview March 2004

    For those with MSDN subscriber downloads it looks like there's an updated version of VS.NET (from VSLive) posted on the 24th March. http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads/default.asp
  • Assertions

    One of my real bug-bears when writing commercial code is around assertions. I love assertions and am probably over-liberal in their use if I'm trying to write code that I would actually ship to someone and expect them to pay for. I came across this language...