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  • Blog Post: TxF Managed Wrapper on Code Gallery

    Hello, everybody, I have released the first version of a rudimentary managed wrapper around Transactional NTFS to Code Gallery on MSDN: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/txfmanaged . The wrapper in its current form is very basic but should give developers a good idea on how simple it is to use Transactional...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed Developer (Europe)

    Howdy all, I will be at Tech Ed Developer this week doing several things. First of all, I will be giving two talks: the first on Application Compatibility in Windows Server 2008 outlining the top issues developers need to be aware of when developing for it, and second, a talk on Transactional NTFS as...
  • Blog Post: Listing Running Transactions In A Resource Manager

    The more I work with TxF, the more I realize that our (Microsoft's) coverage of certain KTM topics is sorely lacking. One of those areas is around documentation and samples of managing resource managers (important if you are wanting to investigate programatically the running status of a resource manager...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit

    James Conard announces over on his blog that our team has just released the Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit for Beta 3. Mosey on over and check it out. You can find resources on everything from WCF, to Cardspace, to WF, to Windows Eventing, to PowerShell, to IIS 7, to Transactional NTFS. So...
  • Blog Post: Top Ways To Light Up Your Apps On Windows Server "Longhorn"

    Whether you are a developer building web applications, to a developer writing core server based system services, Windows Server “Longhorn” provides many new features that you can leverage to build more secure, flexible, and innovative applications. 1) Build More Flexible Web Applications For developers...
  • Blog Post: Developer, Meet Server - Transactional NTFS and WCF

    I recently posted the second screencast in my new " Developer, Meet Server " screencast series. This latest screencast covers using Transactional NTFS in a service-oriented environment via WCF. Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: Transactional NTFS and Free Disk Space

    Andrew recently watched my screencasts and had some great questions that came up around how Transactional NTFS behaves with the file system. So, I figured I would answer them here. So, if you want to see the context around his questions, check out his post . Here's the paragraph with the questions: I...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: New "Developer, Meet Server" Screencast Series

    Welcome everybody to the inaugural, first ever, grand opening, “opening the doors to the public” celebration day kick-off for the new “Developer, Meet Server” screencast series. I am your sincere, humble (as ever), gracious and wonderful host/chef/tour guide Jason Olson. In this series of screencasts...
  • Blog Post: LHS Feature Of The Week #11 - Transactional NTFS + USB Flash Drive

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we will revisit a prior Fear Of The Week technology that we discussed in order to show off a cool capability of that technology. If you are a developer wanting to mess around with TxF (Transactional NTFS), you should...
  • Blog Post: Transaction Resources List

    I'll be updating this post over time to reflect new resources that are made available regarding the transactions platform in Windows. Websites: [Transactions] Transactions Programming Forum - MSDN [Transactions] Transaction Management in Windows - Microsoft.com [TxF] TxF Documentation - MSDN Blogs: ...
  • Blog Post: Other Transaction Resources

    While I'm on the topic of Transaction resources out there, I might as well give a more detailed list. Just off the top of my head, here's the resources you should definitely be checking out if you want to get into transactions on the Windows platform (or even if you are already using transactions on...
  • Blog Post: Understanding Transactions in .NET

    I came across this article today by Sahil Malik . If you are wanting to get up to speed with System.Transactions in general, as well as how it integrates with ADO.NET, make sure to check it out. He also covers some general concepts regarding transactions as well. So, if you are wanting to understand...
  • Blog Post: Using TxF in Vista RC1

    Jim Johnson has a new post about how to use TxF with the new model in Vista RC1. You will obviously need the RC1 bits to mess around with it. I'm hoping to expand on this topic in the future to show some code samples of using it not only by itself, but also using it with SQL and the like. I'll also have...
  • Blog Post: What is TxF and why do I care?

    A friend of mine made a good comment on my last post about TxF: "what the heck does TxF do and why should developers care?" I hope to answer that question in this post. If you've never heard of TxF, read on. If you have and still don't "grok it", read on. If you just happen to love the wonderful language...
  • Blog Post: The State Of TxF

    [Usual Disclaimer: my opinions in no way reflect or represent the opinions of my employer] You'll probably hear me start cheering for TxF after a couple of posts because it is a great technology, but at this point in the ballgame, let's take a step back and take a sobering look at the state of TxF as...
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