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Connected Systems Chilled Out Blog Hanging stuff together in a meaningful way with some fun added August 2007 Entries
WCF LOB Adapter SDK is now generally available for download . . .
Microsoft announce the release of WCF LOB Adapter SDK. Here are some of the related links: WCF LOB Adapter SDK Technology Site WCF LOB Adapter SDK Download Site WCF LOB Adapter SDK MSDN Forum BizTalk Server Roadmap Building Custom WCF Channels While the team is working on providing the official documentation, see some of the following posts to learn more about WCF LOB Adapter SDK. About WCF LOB Adapter SDK Basic Q & A Adapter usage patterns WCF LOB Adapter SDK and its relationship with WCF Channel ......

Posted On Thursday, August 30, 2007 8:10 PM

Got to Have: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions
Overview This release of the Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services contains the following tools to aid developers in building SharePoint applications: Visual Studio 2005 Project Templates Web Part Team Site Definition Blank Site Definition List Definition Visual Studio 2005 Item Templates (items that can be added into an existing project) Web Part Custom Field List Definition (with optional Event Receiver) Content Type (with optional Event Receiver) Module SharePoint Solution ......

Posted On Thursday, August 30, 2007 7:18 PM

It doesn't happen that often!

A very rare premiership table!!! :-)


Posted On Sunday, August 26, 2007 12:30 AM

More BAM for your Buck

Posted On Saturday, August 25, 2007 9:07 PM

iPhone - What we may have coming - the 300 page bill. OK, its funny but not really that surprising - the girl concerned sends 30 to 35 thousand test messages a month and the bill simply lists them!!! See here interview here: ......

Posted On Thursday, August 23, 2007 6:38 PM

BizTalk Alerts: 22/08/07
MS-HUG TechForum - BizTalk Accelerator for HL7By RRuggeri Straight from the horse's mouth, Stuart Landrum, Program Manager for the BizTalk Accelerators gave an overview of the new features for the Accelerator for HL7 2.0(A4HL7) in BizTalk 2006 R2. Here they are:. New Accelerator Licensing! ...The Healthcare IT Blog - MS-HUG Day 1By Eric Stott What's New in BizTalk Server 2006 R2. Stuart Landrum Program Manager, BizTalk, Microsoft Corporation. Well, it was ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 22, 2007 7:55 PM

Lost Season 4 Countdown

Posted On Wednesday, August 22, 2007 7:00 PM

MOSS 2007 SDK Release
Microsoft have released a new version of the WSS/MOSS SDK below is an overview of what's in it. Download here Overview The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 SDK is designed for solution providers, independent software vendors, value-added resellers, and other developers to learn about the new Office SharePoint Server 2007 enterprise application and platform. It features conceptual and "How to" articles, sample code, and programming references.What’s New in this Release for the MOSS SDK ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 22, 2007 6:32 PM

Fun Media blog

Have a look at: for future media, xbox, iMac, BTVision, iTunes, Apple TV and on.....

Posted On Tuesday, August 21, 2007 11:10 PM

BizTalk Alerts: 21/08/07
Yes, the article about Biztalk vs Scribe is comingBy FriendlyCRMonster(FriendlyC... My article about Biztalk vs Scribe Insight is bit delayed, guess my few quiet days are over and working hard for one of our new clients in the South of the Netherlands. Nevertheless I got very curious about Biztalk Server 2006. ...Friendly Microsoft Dynamics CRM Monster - unrecognized schema typeMicrosoft.public.biztal... unrecognized schema ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 21, 2007 11:00 PM

BizTalk HAT Timeout Issues???

If you are having timeout issues with HAT then this Reg 'Hack' may be of help:

Solve your HAT timeout

Posted On Tuesday, August 21, 2007 10:28 PM

Game Console Sales Chart

Posted On Friday, August 17, 2007 9:14 AM

BT Vision - 'It's' A Level results
In the continuing fun of living with BT Vision I thought it might be fun to give it some 'A' Level results as it's that time of year. BT Vision Basic : Customer Service: B Equipment: A Content: B Quality of Picture: A Overall: A BT Vision Sports: Customer Service A Equipment: C Content: D Overall: D So why the downer on BT Vision Sport? Simple, the adverts start the process by being misleading. To get live Football (Soccer) you need to sign up to Setanta Sports 'package'. This is advertised as a ......

Posted On Thursday, August 16, 2007 7:40 PM

Commerce Server Lives on!

All reports of the 'death' of Commerce Server are greatly exaggerated as Microsoft announces Commerce Server '7' for 2010. 

Posted On Thursday, August 16, 2007 6:33 PM

Can we be Eco-friendly by switching search engines?

Now here's a thought.....

We can save energy by switching search engines to because it uses a black background rather than the normal Google white. It is powered by Google but just uses black as the background!!!!

Do we believe this saves energy??? Thoughts please!

Posted On Thursday, August 16, 2007 4:45 AM

Living with an iMAC
Having a 24' iMAC is a lot of fun. Mine happily dual boots between 'Tiger' and 'Vista' but sometimes there are things I'd like to do using both... And then came VMware Fusion! Not only does it virtualise my BottCamp install but it also has this super feature called Unity. Unity mixes up my Tiger and Vista experiences allowing me to run Windows applications directly from the Dock. I can minimize Windows applications to the Dock, switch between Windows or Mac applications with Exposé, find and instantly ......

Posted On Thursday, August 16, 2007 2:03 AM

Moving BizTalk to SOA
Over a number of years I have been considering, cajoling, driving, arguing and mostly thinking about BizTalk in a SOA world and Microsoft's messaging around SOA. A number of things have struck me: 1. Achieving a SOA based on BizTalk is not just about exposing various BizTalk applications as Services. 2. Services shouldn't be simply request/response 3. Messaging is at the core of SOA but which form? Command, Event or document? 4. If BizTalk is to play a significant role it is not just simply the Bus ......

Posted On Sunday, August 12, 2007 5:09 AM

Still lost in the BTS Service Cloud
I posted this a few weeks ago: So decided it was time I did a little homework on this baby. First I read the bumpf, downloaded the SDK. I then watched my old pal from Windows Windows Foundation days, Dennis's video on Channel 9. What could be more followed the instructions :- registered at, associated a beautifully crafted Cardspace card and loaded up the CTP sample code with glee.... And this is where I'm now at!! I follow the instructions for the Echo sample - ......

Posted On Friday, August 10, 2007 4:59 AM

BT Vision Sport - The wrong experience
So what is the down side of BT Vision.... Guess what it's customer service. Now up until yesterday my experience had been very reasonable - far, far, better than NTL, Virgin Media and Sky. But then..... When I signed up for BT Vision the one thing I was looking forward to was the soccer experience. OK not as many matches as Sky but enough to keep me happy. As soon as I could I signed up for the Total Sport package - a mere £12 per month. This gave me the BT On demand stuff plus the Santana sorry ......

Posted On Friday, August 10, 2007 4:57 AM

Fun with BT Vision
OK so I've now lived with BT Vision for a month or so and have to say I'm very happy. OK it hasn't been without it's troubles but they are minor compared to my last few months with Sky! My problems started with Sky in two ways: 1. A gradual reduction in picture quality - the wonderful customer services (technical - that's an extra 20 minute wait over and above the normal 30 minutes!!) advised me that 1) I needed to move to HD??? 2) It was because I now had so many more channels to pick from therefore ......

Posted On Friday, August 10, 2007 4:27 AM

The BizTalk 2006 Book collection
Check out the great new line-up of BizTalk books now available... Get them here -->BizTalk 2006 ......

Posted On Sunday, August 5, 2007 3:53 AM

BizTalk 2006 R2 -September Launch beckons
Some interesting comments are starting to appear in advance of this, what has always been dubbed as, a point release launch. In particular Ronald Schmelzer, an analyst with the SOA consulting firm ZapThink LLC, says the 2006 R2 release "adds a number of significant features with regards to loosely coupled styles of interaction [and] greater capabilities with regards to BizTalk Services, the hosted version, and a number of features that aid in process-driven service creation." Click here to link to ......

Posted On Friday, August 3, 2007 4:29 AM

Is BizTalk just too heavy weight in certain circumstances?
This is an interesting question and in fact one that has been voiced to us recently. For a number of years at Solidsoft we have been 'helping' local government deliver connected systems in the drive to deliver e-Government here in the UK. A number of key points have come to light during that period: 1. In a lot of cases our work has been limited to connecting legacy systems to other systems, connecting Local Authorities (LA's) to the Government Gateway and helping provide key service facades. What ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 1, 2007 5:06 PM

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