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    Channel9 Fun

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    Here's a 34 minute video that Robert, Karsten and I put together for Channel 9 . In it I show how we can take a mainframe app, BEA WebLogic running on Red Hat and some Office XML, mix it together and front it with an interface written in Avalon.
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    WS-Security Interop using WSE 2.0 and Sun JWSDP 1.5

    An update to my WS-Security interop series got posted today. This article shows WS-Security interoperability (using X.509 certs) between WSE 2.0 and Sun's JWSDP (Java Web Services Developer Pack) 1.5.
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    VOIP - Episode 2

    My SunRocket package turned up today - and so far I'm impressed. My $199 got me one year of service, a VOIP adapter and 2 x cordless Uniden phones. The adapter (SunRocket call it a gizmo) plugs directly between the cable modem and router - although I...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Throw away the mouse...

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    Check out this story from the BBC showing progress on cursor control via thought/brain activity (albeit with 64 electrodes). Hmm... I wonder how long it will be before we see work on such a device for my laptop? <g>
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    JAR Hell

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    Dino posts an amusing story about "JAR Hell" and battling with 7 copies of the log4j.jar library...
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    Scott drinks the TechEd Kool Aid!

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    In case you missed these, Scott Hanselman has been featuring a series of cool promo videos for TechEd. Here's the latest with Scott being forced to drink the "TechEd Kool Aid"! Hmmm... I wonder what really was in that jug? <g>
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    Rick Ross and JavaLobby

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    Last week I had the opportunity to meet Rick Ross (founder of JavaLobby ) together with many other Java, Linux and Flash developers. This was part of an MTS event organized in Redmond, and throughout I definitely saw a lot of myths and perceptions (from...
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    Re-registering WMI

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    I've been having some issues with WMI on my laptop over the past couple of weeks (the symptoms of which have been strange WMI repository messages, inability to run WMIC or scripts, machine running slower than usual etc.). I didn't really want to have...
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    Services vs. Objects

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    Jim Webber from Thoughtworks summarizes the entertaining panel discussion on Services vs. Objects at this year's Asia Pacific Regional Architect Forum ;-).
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    When is Microsoft going to support JMS?

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    Wow, if I had a dollar for every time I was asked this question...! A high number of posts on this subject have been circulating recently. I wanted to spend a couple of minutes to first define what JMS really is, and summarize the Interop options that...
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    Corrupted Web Casts are Fixed!

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    The corrupted Web Services Interoperability Web Casts (listed in this post ) have now been fixed! Please do let me know if you still have any problems with these...
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    "Getting Things Done" (a.k.a. a DVR for Life!)

    As Harry mentioned , about a month ago our group was fortunate to attend a presentation by David Allen , the author and creator of "Getting Things Done" . I was a little skeptical as I consider myself not too bad in the "getting things done" area - and...
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    WS-Security Interoperability between Microsoft WSE 2.0 and Systinet Server 5.0 for Java

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    Here's a new MSDN article and sample code to demonstrate WS-Security interoperability between WSE 2.0 and Systinet Server 5.0 for Java. You can also watch a Webcast on this subject on this page.
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    Malaysia Architecture Symposium

    Yesterday I had the opportunity to host an Architecture Symposium at our Microsoft office in Malaysia, the topic being Web Services Interoperability. Despite a few demo glitches (including a fire alarm announcement in the middle<g>), the turnout...
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    Asia Tour Update

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    I'm currently in Malaysia, preparing to present at an Architecture Symposium on Web Services Interoperability. I'm planning a very interactive, demo-led session to show exactly what can be done today including basic Web Services Interop, integration of...
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    Running JWSDP 1.5 Interop sample on J2SE 5.0

    If you've recently downloaded my JWSDP 1.5 interoperability sample and tried to run the Java portion on J2SE 5.0 you may have experienced some "unable to decrypt message" errors. To fix this, adjust your java.security file to read as follows: security...
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