Kirk Evans Blog

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    Where's the Outlook Demo for Beta2 and Beyond?

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    JFo answers the question of " where's the Outlook Look and Feel" demo for Whidbey Beta 2 and beyond for Windows Forms "? Seems like jfo got the same question enough at PDC to blog the result. Now, if someone would just update windowsforms.net, which still...
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    Reference component in app_code

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    There are situations when you need to refer to a component that is located in the app_code directory by using the type and assembly portions of the 5-part name (type, assembly, version, publicKeyToken, and culture). Mike Pope's scenario involves the app_code...
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    WCF (Indigo) Baby Steps

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    I decided to dig into Indigo.. err, Windows Communication Foundation... for awhile this weekend. I have done demos before and run through samples using TCP, but I have never used HTTP with it yet. Here are some of the most obvious stumbling blocks that...
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    Want to join the coolest part of Microsoft's field?

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    Our team is looking for a rockstar to join the Communications Sector Evangelism team . The position would be based in the NY/NJ area. Very little travel, since there is a large concentration of customers in the NY/NJ area. The Communications Sector...
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    Schema Versioning, WSE 2.0, and the 2004/08 Addressing Namespace

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    There is an interesting problem if you are using WSE 2.0 and trying to interop with a service that is WS-Addressing aware. WSE 2.0 implements the http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2004/03/addressing namepace. WSE 3.0 implements the http://schemas.xmlsoap...
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    DonXML should take the Red Pill

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    DonXML is looking for a consulting assignment. . I keep trying to get DonXML to take the red pill . He seems stuck on this independent consulting thing. Today I talked to a Director of Security, a Director of Application Development, and a Director...
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    Free as in VOIP?

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    Even before VOIP makes 100% of telephone calls in the world completely free (which may take many years), it utterly ruins the pricing models of the telecoms industry. Factors such as the distance between the callers or the duration of a call, the key...
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    PDC05 - Distributed Transactions and Attendance

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    I spent a lot of time at PDC debating the merits and drawbacks of distributed transactions and appropriate models within enterprise architectures. I have preconceived notions on distributed transactions (just say no unless you are really sure of why you...
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    Tuning System.Net

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    I love posts like this that explain how to tune System.Net . System.Net.ServicePoint has long been one of the classes with just enough information available to make you wonder what else you can do with it, but just enough knowledge base articles to make...
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    Save C# Petition

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    Don is starting a C# petition ... Save C#!
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    Tallahassee Code Camp Sept 24

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    Another Florida Code Camp opportunity! Register for the Tallahassee Code Camp on Sept 24th. I had a blast at the Tampa Code Camp, and if Joe Healy has even a quarter og the swag that was in Tampa, just about everyone will walk out with something. http...
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    Russian dolls and venetian blinds

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    sitting with Don Smith and Peter Provost, Peter discussed schema tools support and the "russian doll" model. This refers to having nested complex types in the generated schema (anonymous types) versus the "venetian blind" model, where you specify global...
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    Thanks for the mention, Aaron!

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    Talked with Aaron Skonnard for a little while today at the PluralSight booth, he told me that he used my XSD Build Provider for contract first web services in Visual Studio 2005 in his pre-con talk for PDC. Thanks for the mention! I wondered where that...
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    CSNA Reception Event at The Standard

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    Somehow, I was able to convince our team into throwing a party similar to WS-Sushi . What a great night it was! We had the party on top of The Standard Hotel in downtown L.A., and had nearly 50 customers from the Communications Sector partying with around...
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    Tips for Debugging into managed code

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    There are just some times when it is super handy to see when function X on the base class has been called with a certain value. The best example I have of this is debugging layout. 99.99% of all sizing/location logic routes through one single method in...
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    Verizon Fights Back Against Mobile Phone Spam

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    Verizon Wireless is taking legal action against two US companies for allegedly bombarding its customers with automated telemarketing calls. In two separate lawsuits filed earlier this week, Verizon Wireless is seeking injunctions against Intelligent Alternatives...
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    The Zen of Channel 9

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    Scoble uploaded some new videos to Channel 9, including this one that demonstrates Internet Information Services 7 (Microsoft's next Web server). The Channel 9 videos are great, especially if you have a Portable Media Center. It is great to have something...
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    Katrina victims and apartments in Texas

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    As Katrina victims are migrating to the Dallas, Austin, or HoustonTexas area and looking for places to stay, a great service to look into is called UMoveFree . They provide free apartment location services and have been really digging in for the past...
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    UGA Shows Up for Saturday

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    Today, I am proud and admittedly wrong. Like many of the faithful in the Bulldog Nation, I thought Shockley simply didn't have it in him to win today. Was I ever pleasantly surprised (as was Boise!) Gotta admit, I was both happy and scared watching Shockley...
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    RE: Thoughts on repudiation and surreptitious forwarding

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    Very cool post by Keith Brown on surreptitious forwarding and why WS-Addressing headers are signed in WS-Security messages. Consider this scenario: Alice signs the message, “I love you“, encrypts it with Chris's public key, and sends...
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    It starts today...

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    Yep, Georgia Football starts today. 5:30 pm EST. After reading the scouting reports, I will be watching with my hand over my face, peeking between my fingers. Georgia is favored by 7, but Brian VanGorder, Georgia's magician Defensive Coordinator, left...
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    Web Services Contract First: Drop Schema in app_code with a Custom Build Provider

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    I now have complete respect for Fritz' reaction to custom build providers . Web applications in Visual Studio 2005 allow you to drop items in the app_code directory in your project and classes are compiled in the background for you. For instance, drop...
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    Love poem for .net

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    hysterical. http://geekswithblogs.net/scottkuhl/archive/2005/08/31/NetALoveStory.aspx
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