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  • 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...
  • Asus and a Wirless Harddrive

    Another register story here saying that Asus has a WiFi harddrive in the making. I'm not quite sure I get this. Today, I carry around a 20GB hard drive that operates over USB2.0 and when I need to get some extra storage or transfer stuff around I just plug...
  • Sony and Electronic-Book

    Interesting story over on The Register on Sony's "electronic book". It sounds as though it's a single-function device devoting to "e-reading" from the article.
  • TabletPC preview?

    Some info over on TabletPCBuzz.com about what I would call the "Early Adopter" preview of Windows XP Service Pack 2 and its inclusion of the updated edition of the Tablet PC operating system. Take care which devices you install the preview onto but, from what...
  • Brain.Reload()

    So, I guess it's a bad sign of your age when you can't remember whether you've blogged something before or not and I guess it's a sad indictment of your character when you can't be bothered to check ;-) I saw a digital camera in T3 magazine the other day which...
  • SOAP and denial-of-service attack

    I thought this posting from Sun was interesting as it highlights how sending SOAP envelopes over HTTP to a server can result in a security problem. I'm a huge fan of SOAP and web services in general but I think that there's a general misconception amongst developers...
  • 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...