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  • WSE 2.0 Technology Preview

    I did a talk down at MSN in London yesterday around Web Services Enhancements 2.0 (Technology Preview). The slides and the demos are now up on this website if you wanted to pull them down. I was producing a simpler demo today for another purpose so I thought...
  • Time to buy a house...

    I thought that this article on CNN was interesting. Given that the kind of work moving offshore is moving "up" every year (i.e. accountancy, IT, etc. right now) and given that it's pretty difficult for someone in the UK on a normal wage to go out and buy a...
  • FeedFerret Installation

    Should you happen to download that software, go with the "Everyone" option when the MSI runs. The "Just for me" might not be working :-)
  • FeedFerret! Blog Reader

    I've posted a bit of software that I've written and been using for a while as a Blog Reader and poster. It's called FeedFerret :-) This is all written in managed code and plugs in to Outlook 2003. It gives you a small toolbar which will let you configure folders...
  • Orange SPV E200 Smartphone

    Got a new SmartPhone yesterday which is the SPV E200 running the 2003 version of the SmartPhone software. From what I've seen so far this phone is absolutely fantastic. I had the previous SPV which was great for the email, contacts and calendar functionality...
  • Nokia and LifeBlog

    I thought this article about Nokia's plans to let phone users build a "LifeBlog" was interesting - just pointing it out. Mike
  • 400GB Drive coming from Hitachi

    Blimey, CNet news has a story that Hitachi is putting out a 400GB drive I put together a talk about WinFS a couple of months ago which I delivered twice. The first time it was fairly dire but, fortunately, it was to internal people whereas the 2nd time around...
  • WS-I Web Services Security Interop Guidelines

    I noticed that the WS-I has published a draft around interoperability for web services and security. Haven't read it at the time of writing this but from a quick glance it looks like a really good document to have an awareness of.
  • Adobe advertising PDF on TV

    Martin just prompted me to remember that I saw what struck me as a pretty bizarre TV advert here in the UK last night (in the middle of a fairly mainstream TV programme). It was a TV advert for Adobe's Portable Document Format presenting PDF as our friend in...
  • MSDN Show

    The new .NET Show on MSDN TV (link is here ) is on Indigo and is really watchable (both for the initial higher level discussion and then the programming model that gets some coverage in the "Enter the Programmer" piece). The "callback" mechanism (presumably...
  • XML Namespaces

    Dare Obasanjo has a nice post here on his blog about the pain that Developers feel with XML namespaces. I've got up a few times in front of rooms of developers to explain XML 1.0 plus Namespaces (not that I'm a world expert by any stretch of the imagination...
  • .NET Scorecard on InfoWorld

    There's some interesting stuff in this set of 3 articles (actually, the Scorecard is the interesting bit) over on InfoWorld. I cribbed the link off Don Box's blog so don't be surprised if it shows up in lots of other places as well - I don't usually read InfoWorld...
  • BizTalk Server 2004 on MSDN Download

    Just a quick note - BizTalk Server 2004 is available in MSDN Subscriber Downloads (you might want to make sure you've got a fast connection before you start downloading it).
  • Dell and Opteron?

    Sorry to be a mouth-piece for The Register today but, as always, chip stories interest me and I was a little bowled over by this one suggesting that Dell (of all Intel-buying people!) might be considering offering AMD Opteron boxes. I saw some Dell sales people...
  • IBM spending big $ on developers this year...

    according to this article over on The Register. I wonder what this will translate into in terms of things that people can see, touch and use?