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    Interoperability BOF at PDC - Microsoft with Sun

    Interested in interoperability betwen .NET and Java? Then come to tomorrow's (Monday's) BOF session at PDC and hear speakers from both Microsoft and Sun talk about the subject. Here are the details: Monday 12, 9:30pm, Room 511A - Interoperability:...
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    Creating Word documents on IBM WebSphere and BEA WebLogic

    Running IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic or another J2EE application server? Wish you could generate server-side Microsoft Word documents without any third party add-ins? With Microsoft Office 2003 and an XML reference schema called WordML, you can do this...
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    PDC Next Week!

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    Well, it's been a while since I posted. Instead of making excuses about lavish vacations (of which there are none!), I thought I would instead tell you about PDC next week in LA: If you've been following the current agenda of sessions, I don't have...
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    Graham Glass leaves webMethods

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    If you haven't heard, Graham Glass , a fellow brit and good friend of mine, has resigned as CTO of webMethods. Graham and I did a lot of work together in his former days at The Mind Electric. From his blog, Graham says he'll be focusing on a new company...
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    New Version of WSE Trace Tool

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    I caught up with Benjamin Mitchell at TechEd Europe this year and we chatted briefly about WSE Trace - a small tool that I put together to help with viewing of traces generated by WSE . Given that there is still some interest in this I thought it was...
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    Comments Not Working

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    Apologies for those trying to leave comments on my blog - it appears that this functionality has stopped working :-( (and there I was thinking I was just getting unpopular). I'll get this resolved asap.
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    MTOM Blogcast

    For those that didn't get to attend my session at JavaOne or TechEd Europe this year, here is a 5 minute "blog cast" of my MTOM interop demo - as I described in this earlier post . See how easy it is to use WSE 3.0 CTP and JAX-WS to send a binary attachment...
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    Screen Clipping in OneNote

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    I may be the last person to realize this, but OneNote has an awesome screen clipping function. With the OneNote Quick Launch running in the background, simply hit {Windows Key} and S. Select the screen region you want and click to paste into OneNote....
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    Custom Exception Handling in Indigo

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    One question I frequently get asked is "how do I handle exceptions over Web Services?" If you've ever tried passing exceptions using Web Services you'll likely be able to relate to the issues. The main problem is that the majority of toolkits don't have...
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    VOIP Move Complete!

    After a successful couple of months I've now switched our main home phone number to VOIP. Goodbye landline! Overall, it's been a very good experience. I take my hat off to the guys at SunRocket for excellent service so far. For those thinking about a...
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    My Favorite Airline

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    On my way over to TechEd Amsterdam this week I found myself thinking about the best features of airlines that I've traveled on during the last year. Wouldn't it be great if we could have a single airline that combined the best features of these ;-) I...
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    Using WSH Scripts with MSN Desktop Search

    * Update - minor correction to @find shortcut posted * I'm a great believer in "re-use but not repetition" and an avid fan of shortcuts that help me in my day-to-day work in front of the screen. Recently I've been looking at how WSH scripts combined...
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    IASA Interop City in NYC 7/14

    Interested in Interop and based in the NYC area? If so, then come to the IASA Interop City meeting on the 14th July! This is a day long event where you can hear from luminaries in the industry about interop strategies, recommendations and futures. Here...
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    How to do MTOM Interop

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    In my JavaOne session yesterday I showed (what I believe to be) the first MTOM Interop demo between .NET and Java using publicly available toolkits. For those that don't know MTOM (Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism) is the new specification...
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    Update from JavaOne

    Wow, here I am at JavaOne! It’s kind of odd... I’ve been doing Java development for a number of years now and I realize that this is my first visit to JavaOne. (What’s more ironic is that I had to wait to join Microsoft before I went ;-) So, what have...
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    Scott's Ultimate List of Developer Tools

    I've been tracking Scott Hanselman's list of developer and power user tools for a few months now. Watching Scott in his session at TechEd was awesome - not only for the content he delivered ;-), but the myriad of tools and shortcuts he was using in his...
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    Christian releases WSCF 0.5

    As Christian mentions in his recent blog post , v0.5 of WSCF ( the tool for contract first Web Services development) is now out. This is also accompanied by a very thorough walkthrough of how the tool can be used. Somewhat coincidentally, I met Christian...
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    TechEd Academic Slides

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    For those in my session today, you can find the slides here !
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    Groktalks at TechEd

    Now, these are my kind of sessions! 10 minutes and to the point. Not to be missed!
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    Microsoft ARC (Architecture Resource Center)

    Our team has released a new architecture section on microsoft.com. Check it out to see: The latest issue of the Architect Journal Architecture focused events and Webcasts Details on the Microsoft Certified Architect program Architect...
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    Microsoft at TechEd also ;-)

    As I mentioned in my last post I'll be at JavaOne this year - but before that of course I'll be making my way down to TechEd! I'll be presenting on Saturday 4th for TechEd Academic at the University of Florida. I always enjoy the academic sessions...
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    Microsoft at JavaOne

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    As you may have read from TheServerSide's post or through other articles, Microsoft will be attending JavaOne this year in San Francisco. We've been working with Sun over the past few months to put together an Interoperability track on the Tuesday of...
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    VOIP update

    It's been a few weeks now since getting VOIP installed through SunRocket and things are going well. The package was delivered as planned, incoming phone calls were enabled when they said they would be (10 days after connection), and I've found call quality...
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    MSN Desktop Search Clip

    A few months back I blogged about a clip utility that I'd put together for MSN Desktop Search . This tool copies MSN Desktop shortcuts to the clipboard - for pasting into other applications. For those that use MSN Desktop Search, let's imagine I've defined...
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    Channel9 Fun cont'd

    Did I also mention that the C9 demo mentioned in my last post shows BEA WebLogic (running on Red Hat Linux) creating a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet - using a technology called Office XML?
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