David Aiken

Management, Building Manageable Applications, Design for Operations, WMI, DSI, MMC, VSMMD and of course Windows Powershell

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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System Management Model Designer Power Tool (TSMMD) Ships

    Visual Studio Team System Management Model Designer Power Tool (TSMMD) v2.0 CTP is now live at http://www.codeplex.com/dfo . This project has two deliverables. First is the Visual Studio Team System Management Model Designer Power Tool (TSMMD). TSMMD is a tool for modeling line-of-business health...
  • Blog Post: New Year = Models, Code Discovery and Management Pack Generation

    Some of you may have already seen the existing Management Model Designer from http://www.codeplex.com/dfo or seen the channel 9 screen casts The DFO Show - Designing a Health Model with the Visual Studio Management Model Designer or The DFO Show - Implementing a Health Model with the Visual Studio Management...
  • Blog Post: No Traffic Cops Here?

    Keith Pleas and I were discussing strategies for modeling SLA's in Management Models. Our goal was to enable monitoring of specific SLA's defined by the business. In our discussion, we wanted to know what the time between receiving an order from a customer via a web site, and making that order available...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Visual Studio Management Model Designer VSMMD

    Today we got one step closer to building manageable applications. On codeplex, right now, is the bright shiney new Visual Studio Management Model Designer. The designer, available on Codeplex at http://www.codeplex.com/dfo , is built upon the Visual Studio DSL. The designer allows Architects to describe...
  • Blog Post: Raise Crimson Events from .NET Part 3 - The DLL

    Last time we wrote the manifest. Now we need to turn this into a resource our application and the event viewer can use. To enable us to build a DLL - we need some code, this is the contents of main.cpp: #include "windows.h" BOOL APIENTRY DllMain( HANDLE hModule, DWORD ul_reason_for_call, LPVOID pReserved...
  • Blog Post: Raise Crimson Events from .NET Part 2 - The Manifest

    It seems I got a little side tracked with these posts, but here goes the next one... Our first task is to create an Instrumentation Manifest, which will contain the definitions for the channels, events and anything else our application will need to raise events. The Instrumentation Manifest is simply...
  • Blog Post: Raise Crimson Events from Managed Code Part 1

    You may have heard there is a new event logging API on the block. Its codename is Crimson and it rocks. Haven't heard of Crimson? Check out the .NET Show on Management Services at http://blogs.msdn.com/theshow/archive/2005/07/06/436242.aspx . Also see http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com/library/default...
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