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    More thoughts on IT Forecasting...

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    If forecasting Is the science of predicting outcomes then I would say that in the IT industry it’s a very loose science. On the one hand you have companies such as IBM would like very much for you not to forecast and rely on them, and on the other you...
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    Sharepoint - Can not add the user because a user with that name already exists

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    I have been having some trouble aligning Sharepoint and Team Foundation Server source control security. More on this later. My current problem was that my domain account was taking precedence on the Sharepoint site. It made no sense to have both user...
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    Team Foundation Server - Working folder is already in use

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    I have been using TFS in anger for a bit now, thanks to Grant Halliday from Readify for the setup. Typically I had a bash at changing things, notably users ina a different domain and adding them to a domain group. Things from that point went pretty pear...
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    Technology Forecasting - a new .Net?

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    I am doing some research for my marketing course and more specifically I'm looking at forecasting. This reminded me of a conversation I had last week with Juval Lowy of IDesign. He posed the idea that COM was circa 1993 and was replaced in 2001-an 8 year...
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    Upgraded? to Apple Macbook Pro (with Vista Home Premium)

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    Muchto the confusion of my colleagues I have continued my Apple home hardware path. Yes, I am running Vista. Yes, I've been through a few problems - most of which I had been through before with my Mac Mini. The Vista install was a dream (0 issues)...
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    WCF Pre-reading

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    Thanks to Readify for the following links as suggested reading materials : On C# 2.0: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnvs05/html/csharp_generics.asp http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/06/00/C20/default.aspx http...
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    Consumer Centric Marketing

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    I have been doing some reading, by accident, that is relevant to my Masters course at CSU . Ric Merrifield, who is largely responsible for Microsoft's business architecture methodology ( Motion Lite being an early release), pointed me at "a new brand...
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    Aussie Wow is Now

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    I was over at the Vista Consumer Launch yesterday and was quite impressed. Im particularly interested in the Australian Music (Sanity), Photos (Kodak) and Movies (Bigpond) and how they will integrate with Vista. The other night, at the midnight release...
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    Noise concerns on buses to usability

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    I love travelling by bus. I particularly enjoy the opportunity to read but the sound police should sometimes be introduced. It can be pretty annoying on the buses these days. Bring back the conductors but now give them the ability to sensor people who...
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    Tagged by Mick

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    Interesting challenge for the new year by Mick. "Tag" 5 people to reveal 5 things they normally wouldn't. So here's a bash: 1) I was on the set of Dallas "Who Shot JR?" Not only was I spotted and filmed for the news in Texas at Fort Worth but...
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    Realising Business Benefit with Service Orientation

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    I have been thinking about Services and how Services can have tangible business benefits. First of all I began by thinking about project milestones and a specific realisable business benefit per milestone. The following benefits came to mind: ...
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    CCF = Operational Improvements

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    Lawrence is presenting CCF being less of a tactical solution and more the missing piece of the puzzle. Using MSF phases CCF can deliver iterative benefits to transform tactical to strategic in small steps: Execution - Operational improvements with quick...
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    Customer Care Framework

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    I am currently in Singapore doing some training on CCF. I joined Microsoft expecting to do this earlier and but for other engagements would have, so its great now to finally hear more about the framework. CCF is a unique solution, as far as I am concerned...
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    New toys and some business architecture

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    In addition to upgrading to the new Oakley Thump Pro 's (finally) I have a couple of new software toys. The first is one that will enable me to folder synchronise - SyncToy v1.4 (now Vista enabled) The second is some new learning I am studying Microsoft...
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    RFID ecosystem Presentation Grabs

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    Mick has a posting with the presentation (and the code) but here are a few grabs: Microsoft's publication: The business value of RFID Example uses of RFID today: Vatican Apostolic Library Already, 50,000 volumes in the public reading rooms have been tagged...
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    MSMQ and SOA Conference RFID

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    I like queues. I used them first in 1997 for a electronic commerce project in the UK. I created a mini message pump that would read and forward messages in both directions. The service operated on multiple queues in pairs - kind of like a in and out tray...
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    ReadyBoost Compatibility

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    I purchased a USB stick at the weekend to speed up my ailing Sony A190. Unfortunately the ReadyBoost gamble didn't pay off. Windows Vista ReadyBoost requires uniform behaviour of the memory - my transcend jetflash 110 has, apparently, got 128Mb fast memory...
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    Agile Project Management Using Scrum

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    Thanks to eBay and www.PM-Audiobooks.com I purchased a scrum audio book. It's taken me 8 months or so to finally get round to listening to it. Primed with a new opportunity to use Scrum I thought it pertinent to remind myself what enthused me in the...
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    Microsoft SOA and Business Partner Conference

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    As an advocate of BizTalk I was interested in helping present with Mick, the ecosystem around RFID for this conference. With David Chappell coming along, and a bevy of talented folk its sure to be a great event! Thursday 30 th November 2006 – SYDNEY Register...
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    List of BizTalk Persistance Points

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    From various ranger talks (and some suggestions from Bill Chessnut ) I realised that persistance points were not always what you wanted (especially for performance reasons). NOTE: Call orchestration shapes do not cause persistance points so there is good...
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    Sydney Mobility

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    Last night I popped along to the Sydney Windows Mobility User Group . Very interesting stuff. I stayed just enough time to see some of the robotics development tools (on board CE robot) and a demo of barcodes a beta idea from Windows Live. The barcode...
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    BizTalk Host Best Practices

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    Following up on a recent question. In my experience has been that the use of hosts is mostly for isolation and grouping (execution) but what can bite you is memory capacity (say 1gb) of the host process (particularly in a 32 bit environment). I have seen...
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    New gadget - i-mate SPL

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    You know when things are bad when you are now no longer buying gadgets for yourself and begin to start justifying gadgets by buying them for your wife. Well in this case her previous phone got stolen (my fault - left the car door open). So criteria for...
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    ASP.Net Scavenging

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    I've been working recently on configuring .net 1.1 ASP caching for a customer. I remembered through this article that absolute expiry isn't exactly what it seems. Its a real pain sometimes forgetting things - so this blog can act as some sort of pseudo...
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    ASP.NET Custom Caching

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    In most production solutions, changes are considered a very risky maneuver. So, typically one reduces risk by introducing a solution that would: Limit the number of code changes to as few places as possible - ideally inside caching only Limit the impact...
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