Santomania

Addy Santo's occasional braindumps

December, 2004

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    Are the Sharepoint Web Services too complex? Looking for something better?

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    I'm looking for a few people to help beta-test an alternative to Sharepoint's web services. The solution allows a simple "object modelish" approach to working with WSS, as shown by the following sample code snippets: It also solves some of the WSS web service pain-points, such as download/upload, checkin/checkout, etc. Drop me a mail if you are interested. ...
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    Fixing Broken Links after Restoring a Sharepoint (WSS) Site with SMigrate

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    WSS 2.0 includes a utility called SMigrate which can be used to backup the content and structure of a site and to later recreate a site’s content and structure from the backup file. SMigrate also enables migration scenarios – by backing up a site and restoring it to a different URL, it is possible to migrate content between different sites or servers. When restoring content to a different URL SMigrate attempts to update the necessary links to ensure that the restored site will work correctly, i...
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    [OT] Exceptional people doing exceptional work creates exceptional companies

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    No, this isn't a story about Microsoft. But it is so cool that it deserves to be told anyway ;) It is the story of how Apple employees managed to ship a product. Sounds easy? Try doing it after the project has been cancelled and you've been layed off...
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    The ultimate CMS (Content Management Server) resource list...

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    ... is on Stefan Goßner 's blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/stefan_gossner/articles/271524.aspx .
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    Seattle is a Bloggers Mecca

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    Thanks to Walt Ritscher for letting me know about tonight's blogger meeting and giving me a ride there and back. The event itself was geeky beyond belief - when I got there two guys were sharing a OneNote document on their tablets over the wireless network...
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    Human Workflow Services (HWS) - Just say no

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    In my Biztalk projects, I had several scenarios which sounded like a great fit for HWS. I spent a fair amount of time and effort but could never get HWS to cooperate. After a while I just gave up on it and advised customers to use standard Biztalk orchestrations...
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    Alphabet Soup, or: I'm joining the MCS COE APC AOS

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    I recently joined the Microsoft Consulting Services Center of Excellence, Application Platform Core Area of Specialization (or MCS COE APC AOS for short, or huh? for shorter). So, what is it? Lets drill down a bit: Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS)...
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    Back at Redmond

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    I'm at the Microsoft campus for a week of training. God I love this place... I really need to visit more often. I've got some old friends to catch up with, but I'm also hoping to meet some new ones. Are there any interesting blogger/geek/whatever dinners...
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    [OT] The ultimate BackDoor

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    While browsing a slashdot article (" Programmer Built Vote-Rigging Demo for Florida Politician ") I found a link to this brilliant backdoor : Ken Thompson 's 1983 Turing Award lecture to the ACM revealed the existence of a back door in early Unix versions...
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