May 2004 - Posts

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My article on troubleshooting the XmlSerializer is up on MSDN XML Dev Center by ChristophDotNet

This new article is a much extended version of a post I had here several months ago. It desribes the various problems you can encounter working with the XmlSerializer and how to diagnose them. You can find the article here . Thanks Dare for putting it...
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Enumerated types in Web service interfaces and BizTalk by ChristophDotNet

On my last Biztalk project, I had to call a Web service interface containing an operation with an enumerated data type. As it turned out, that’s a non-trivial task. You would think that importing the WSDL would create a .NET enumerated type which...
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Flying Pointy Brackets == Anglebrackets? by ChristophDotNet

I recently listened to Christian ’s web cast on WSE 2.0 , which is in German. I noticed a couple of things: Christian uses English terms for most technical items he's talking about. Americans always tease me how the German languase is so expressive...
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Doug Purdy on Remoting by ChristophDotNet

About a month ago, there was a flurry of activity around the question if remoting is dead. Now some people think that it's not dead, it just smells funny. However, Doug Purdy pointed out today in his versioning talk at TechEd that a number of features...
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Download Links: IBF and WSE BizTalk Adapters Preview by ChristophDotNet

The Microsoft Office Integration Bridge Framework (IBF) was announced in Monday's opening keynote. It allows you easily hook up web services to Microsoft office applications. Download it here. Also, Scott Woodgate announced the availability of a preview...
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Message Tracing in BizTalk Web Service Proxies by ChristophDotNet

I blogged about the message tracing feature in WSE yesterday , but WSE isn’t the only recent Microsoft product with a built-in tracing feature. If you look at the code generated by the BizTalk Web Services Publishing Wizard you might notice a couple...
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Quote from Steve Ballmer's TechEd keynote by ChristophDotNet

Steve Ballmer said in today's opening keynote at TechEd: XML is the best thing to happen to the industry. That sure makes me proud to be an XML MVP :)
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Tracing capablities in WSE2 by ChristophDotNet

WSE 2.0 was released at TechEd today. Congratulations to the WSE team with Rebecca Dias , Keith Ballinger and the rest of the WSE Team. Version 2 comes with support for WS-Addressing, WS-Security, WS-Policy and a few other WS-* standards. WS-Addressing...
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Tablet, Centrino, Battery life and CPU clock speed by ChristophDotNet

I recently got my Acer Tablet with the power-saving Centrino technology. I am getting very decent battery times out of it, too. 4-6 hours with wireless on if I am not coding and running the compiler a lot. One of the ways Centrino conserves battery power...
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The Power of the Pen - and BizTalk doesn't use it by ChristophDotNet

Am I the only one to use the BizTalk Orchestration Designer on a Tablet PC? The drawing UI metaphor of the Orchestration Designer works really nice on a tablet with a pen. I think it's totally cool to draw orchestrations on the screen, instead of using...
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