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April, 2005

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    Top Ten Tips for Using Virtual PC 2004

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    I'm a big fan of using Virtual PC for both developing and prototyping new software - enabling me to try new and untested stuff, while leaving my main laptop intact for Email and Office. While Virtual PC isn't a match for the raw power of a separate development...
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    Switched to VOIP?

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    Ok, it's been too long... After yet another "phone call of despair" to my current telephone provider today, I've decided I really need to switch to VOIP for my home phone. My requirements are fairly simple: I have three phones in the house which need...
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    New Opera Soundwave Technology

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    I don't normally make much noise about the Opera browser, but this technology looks very promising...
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    Kirill is Blogging!

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    Kirill is blogging. Here he shares some great information on WS-Security interop between WSE 2.0 SP3 and IBM WebSphere 6.0...
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    Office Redistributable PIAs available

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    News from Harry - the Office 2003 PIAs (Primary Interop Assemblies) are now available as a separate, redistributable download. This is great news for developers building apps that interoperate with Microsoft Office 2003.
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    System.Net.NetworkInformation in .NET Fx 2.0

    One of the things I'm really digging about .NET Fx 2.0 right now is the ability to interrogate network cards on my machine. For example, I've often wanted a hassle-free way to find out IP address information, DNS specifics and trap events (such as cables...
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    Japan Strategic Architect Forum 2005

    I am in Odawara, Japan this week at the Microsoft Japan Strategic Architect Forum (SAF) 2005. Odawara is about an hour west of Tokyo - on the coastline and just south of Mt Fuji. We arrived yesterday, and I've the opportunity to take a few days vacation...
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    Web Services Interoperability Deck (Localized)

    I have a localized version (Japanese) of the Web Services Interoperability deck that I'll be using at the Japan SAF, which I've uploaded to my blog - you can find it here .
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    WS-RM being submitted to OASIS

    This is very exciting - today, BEA, IBM, Microsoft and TIBCO announced that they will be submitting the WS-RM specification to OASIS for standardization. Congratulations to everyone involved in this especially Jorgen for driving the WS-* workshop process...
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