All About Interop

Connecting .NET to just about anything else

June, 2008

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About All About Interop

This Blog is dedicated to exploring interop opportunities between .NET-based systems and other systems.  The key approaches to interop covered here include: Web services, REST/POX, message queues, dedicated bridges, and others. 

Dino Chiesa is the primary author of most of these articles.  Others may also contribute from time to time.

This blog won't carry human interest stories.  No birth or death notices, health or hobby updates, etc.  This is just interop. 

About the theme:
On July 23rd, 2007, I moved to the "Kid congo" theme for Community Server.  I added a few customizations to get the colors and layout the way I wanted them.  It uses a CSS-based layout. 

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    Rewriting URLs on IIS5, IIS6, or IIS7 (mod_rewrite on IIS?)

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    A couple weeks ago, Bill Staples made a splash when he announced a Rewrite Module for IIS7: http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2008/05/31/urlrewrite-module-for-iis7.aspx But you can get mod_rewrite -like capability, even on IIS6, using the free IIRF...
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    Java Exchange Connector and EWSJ

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    Just saw this on TheServerSide.com . The Exchange Web Services for Java (EWSJ - what happened to the 4?). It's a Java class library that uses the Apache AXIS web services stack to connect connects to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, via the published and...
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    Create Zip files within Powershell

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    You can use DotNetZip library from within Powershell . It's pretty simple, fast, easy. example: function ZipUp-Files ( $directory ) { $children = get-childitem -path $directory foreach ( $o in $children ) { if ( $o.Name -ne "TestResults...
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    DotNetZip now can save directly to ASP.NET Response.OutputStream

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    Did you ever want to zip up a file within an ASP.NET page, and then send it as a download for the requesting browser? The DotNetZip lib works within ASP.NET, and a recent update, available in the v1.5 preview release, allows you to create a zip file and...
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    DotNetZip, open source library for .ZIP files, revs to v1.5 - nice ASP.NET capability

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    DotNetZip, the open source Zip Library for .NET, is now at v1.5. Find it at http://www.codeplex.com/DotNetZip . New features: ASP.NET - save a zip archive directly to Response.OutputStream to send down to the browser client, no need to create...
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    PowerShell CMDLets for WebSphere MQ - administer queues on Windows or Linux

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    Last year, I wrote about the idea of PowerShell CmdLets for WebSphere MQ. PowerShell is a beautiful scripting environment, you see, and it allows you to load any managed class library and then call into it. This is what allows me to, for example, create...
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    Open Source and Interoperability

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    Open. Source. Is. Not. Interoperability. Ted Neward is an entertaining and talented writer, not to mention a stand-up guy, and a first-rate technogeek. But that doesn't mean he is always right. I was just reading and old post of his which I missed...
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    Microsoft System Center will manage Linux apps and assets

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    In case you missed it, this is from 6 weeks ago, on a Port25 post from Sam Ramji: Today, Bob Muglia and Brad Anderson announced that System Center will have the ability to deliver automated management across heterogeneous IT environments, such as...
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    Microsoft Platform services

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    Microsoft has a new web page up covering a collection of hosted platform services . Worth checking out. There is good interop capabilities in all of these. I'm thinking maybe I have to stand up some PHP examples that connect to SQL Server Data Services...
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    Questions on Interoperability? Check the Forums !

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    Microsoft has migrated its interop discussion forum to a new forum engine. Find it at: http://forums.community.microsoft.com/en-US/interopconversations/threads/ There you can ask questions on Vista print drivers, .Docx interop, Web services interop...
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    OpenID and ASP.NET MVC interop

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    Another one of those in-case-you-missed-it posts: Scott Hanselman's done a good review of the possibilities of integrating openID with ASP.NET. I mentioned this before as an interesting area for development. Looks like things are moving along. Excellent...
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    Updated site for BizTalk Server

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    We've updated the BizTalk Server web site , it looks pretty nice. I think the 3D warped spiderman web graphic thingy is going to sell a lot of enterprise software! ;) Seriously, though, the content is quite good. I think it's remarkable that we...
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