Hunting Evil Death Bees!

William Zentmayer - US Developer & Platform Evangelism Team

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    Application Integration - SSIS or BizTalk?

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    I've had some questions recently around various Microsoft tools that can be used for integrating applications - BizTalk Server and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) specifically. The BizTalk in question here is BizTalk Server 2004. SQL Server...
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    Doing SOA without Web Services? Part II.

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    In my last post I indicated my skepticism about claims of doing SOA with older object-based distributed technologies such as DCOM, CORBA, RMI, etc. Based on some comments that post generated, I'd like to clarify my thoughts a bit. The feedback basically...
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    Doing SOA without Web Services? I'm skeptical.

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    Recently I've become a bit more sensitive to claims that people have been doing SOA for "a long time" and with technologies such as COM/DCOM, CORBA and Java RMI. Frankly... I just don't buy it. Last week I caught an opinion piece on ComputerWorld with...
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    Please... stop calling them "WS-I protocols"!

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    A pet peeve of mine lately is the mis-labeling of the WS-* protocols (WS-Security, WS-Policy, etc...) as “WS-I Protocols”. The WS-I organization is simply an industry group that provides guidance to people interested in IMPLEMENTING web services and...
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    Office SP1 is released...

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    Normally I don't get too excited by Office service packs - I mean, how exciting can some bug fixes really be? An exception to this is the SP1 update to OneNote 2003 . For the last several months, I've been using OneNote 2003 as my primary note taking...
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    Why can't I take the chainsaw?

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    In my last post, I mentioned that I had just returned from the annual MGB. What I didn't mention was that the meetings were held in Atlanta, GA. If you've never traveled to Atlanta, you're missing something special. Downtown Atlanta was a fine venue...
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    Returning from the MGB

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    MGB is short for Microsoft Global Briefing - our version of a company meeting for the field sales and services organizations at Microsoft. MGB is held annually each summer and usually in one of the warmer locations in the continental USA. Presumably...
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    Knock-knock...

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    Who's there? Interrupting Cow. Interrupting C... MOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Welcome to my blog! While I've been reading various technology and political blogs for quite a while, I've not had much of a desire to start one of my own until recently....
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