Darren Jefford

Solution Architect, Microsoft Consulting Services, Microsoft UK

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    Windows Workflow Architect Dave Green has a blog!

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    Dave Green is the architect of Windows Workflow Foundation and has just started blogging now that we have announced Windows Workflow Foundation, check out his blog here I had the pleasure of working with Dave Green in his pre-Microsoft days, he's got...
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    Dub Eff

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    An update - the official acronym is "Dub Eff" if you need to shorten it of course, othewise it's Windows Workflow Foundation! ---- Don seems to have coined the "Dub Dub Eff" pronounciation of WWF (Windows Workflow Foundation), it was well needed...
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    So Long Steve!

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    Steve White is off to Redmond to work on Sparkle , Good Luck Steve, The Team, Snakes & Ducks (of the TVP Lake) and the sign will miss you ;-) Remember mines a pint of Mack and Jacks when I'm next over ;-)
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    I'm on Amazon!

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    At long last the book that I've written a chapter for is listed on Amazon ! The updated cover photo hasn't been uploaded yet so you don't have to look at my ugly mug quite yet! The book is looking really good and is the best Team System resource I...
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    XML is like...

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    I didn't spot Morgan's witty retort :-) Morgan has a thing about XML - or "angle brackets" as he affectionately calls it!
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    PSfD UK Team Blog!

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    Hi, I’ve just launched our new PSfD Team Blog , we’ve got around 20 consultants in our team so there should be some great postings going up in a similar vain to this blog – but less emphasis on BizTalk J Enjoy!
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    Handy BizTalk Service WMI Scripts

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    I’m a nightmare for actually getting around to writing scripts to save me time; I have a list as long as my arm J This script is dead simple and largely based on samples from Script Center , which if you haven’t seen it is a goldmine of scripts for virtually...
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    Installing BizTalk Server 2004 with SQL Server on another machine

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    I’ve seen so many problems with customers installing BizTalk Server 2004 and having the SQL Server on another physical machine, it’s not a problem with BizTalk Server per-se but in my experience mainly down to the security lock down of Windows...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Team System Walkthroughs

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    Some walkthroughs and sample projects for TS are available here – Looks like they should have been in the build recently released. They cover: Unit Testing, Web Testing, Load Testing, Profiling and Code Analysis!
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    Kevin Smith has a blog!

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    Kevin Smith has just created a blog , he joined MCS in the UK a few months back and is a mine of knowledge with regard to BizTalk, especially the core engine and message infrastructure – and has been invaluable in answering the really hard “Just...
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    BizTalk Core Engine Blogging

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    In case you haven’t already spotted it, The BizTalk Core Engine team have a blog – The first posting on discarded messages is great, keep it coming!
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    Seattle

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    I touched down in Seattle yesterday; I’m out here for a week for some Visual Studio Team System Developer Labs and some customer meetings. Planning to get loads of blog entries up this week on Team System!
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    Visual Studio 2005 Team System

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    As you’ve probably already spotted, The Visual Studio 2005 Team System (aka Burton) was announced for the first time at TechEd last week. I’ve been tracking this for a while internally and its fantastic, at last a new brand new SourceSafe...
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    Traveling and Software Factories

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    I know – there’s been a distinct lack of blogging recently, my excuses are that I’ve been in Seattle twice in the last month or so and have been catching up with all my customer work as a result. For the first time in ages I’ve managed to get out from...
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    EIF vs Enterprise Library

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    Following on from my previous posting on Logging and Instrumentation and to address some confusion recently amongst customers, how does the new Enterprise Library relate to the Enterprise Instrumentation Framework ? The Enterprise Library is the latest...
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    BTSnapshot

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    I’ve been on holiday for the last 3 weeks so have been slow on the uptake of this tool; in case you haven’t spotted it check it out here . It basically snapshots a BizTalk deployment, allows you to update the assemblies and restore the configuration as...
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    Blog, What Blog?

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    I’d be amazed if I’ve got any readers left considering I haven’t posted for an age! I’ve had plenty to blog (and rant) about but just no time to actually do it ;-) So normal service is resumed (hopefully!)…….
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    The PDC notes I wish I'd taken

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    Tim Sneath  (also from Microsoft UK) has posted a flurry of blog entries covering each session he went to at the PDC in great detail, it makes for great reading especially if it's a session you didn't make it to. If only I'd made such detailed...
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    New Year, New Blog Home!

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    My blog is moving from GotDotNet, as are most of the Microsoft Bloggers, so please update your links to: http://weblogs.asp.net/darrenj Now I just need to get into the blogging habit again as I've been a bit too quiet recently :-)
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    Trying out NewsGator

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    Mike pointed out NewsGator which I hadn’t really looked at before, but it looks great – Outlook Integration and even syncronisation of “state” between multiple PCs which has been a major problem with me (reading a post on one,...
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    Remoting and EnterpriseServices: Indigo, Don Box

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    I was in the first Indigo session by Don Box on Monday, as ever a superb talk but I struggle to understand (or agree) with some of his guidance towards the end, that said it's probably because I'm not aware of a key point. Don was getting across...
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    Doug Purdy: XmlSerializer

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    GGGGrrr, I was looking forward to this session big time, but the room was full 5 minutes befehand so I couldn't make it in.  Here's to hoping they'll repeat it, oterhwise it's a 6 week wait for the conference DVD
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    Great Indigo Introduction Article

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    http://msdn.microsoft.com/longhorn/default.aspx?pull=/msdnmag/issues/04/01/Indigo/default.aspx
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    Longhorn Community Resources

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    Since the PDC lots of community newsgroups and discussions have opened up to discuss the Longhorn Technologies. Microsoft have opened up a number of newsgroups  which will have the product team guys on Developmentor have opened up a...
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    Biztalk 2004 Generic Adapter Framework

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    I’ve been living in Biztalk 2004 space for the last few weeks and must say I’m impressed, more on the “fun” I’ve been having later. One of the things I’ve been looking at doing is writing a BizTalk adapter to interface...
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