OMG! Clemens shows why TechEd Israel is “not just a geek conference“! Damn, gotta figure out how to convince the boss I need to go next year!
Update, Clemens points out that picture was actually taken in Slovenija at NT Konferenca. Damn! Now there are 2 conferences I have to go to next year...
Jeff over at Service Oriented has the perfect quote of the year when it comes to defending Web Services against the naysayers.
Trust me – we [Web Services] will move way beyond the suckline - there is too much money on the table
Amen! (This coming from a guy who evangelized Remoting for years around here… I have since seen the light.)
Rob Caron shows how to fix the issue. I'm reposting the fix (rather than linking it) so that the search engines index it in mutiple places. Thanks Rob!
When using Help external (dexplore.exe) to Visual Studio 2005 Team System Community Technology Preview May 2004, the Help system appears to be stuck (you see the “Downloading...“ message in the status bar, the progress bar barely moves and the Internet Explorer icon continues to spin).
In "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\help whidbey\dexplore.exe.config" change the following lines:
<supportedRuntime version="v2.0.40507" safemode="true"/>
<requiredRuntime version="v2.0.40507" safemode="true"/>
<supportedRuntime version="v2.0.40426" safemode="true"/>
<requiredRuntime version="v2.0.40426" safemode="true"/>
Sun announced that the new Java Web Services Developer Pack (Java WSDP) version 1.4 supports the latest Web services security standards and Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) Basic Profile 1.1 with Attachments Profile 1.0. It also provides support for a full implementation of the OASIS Web Services Security (WSS) specification
It's about damn time!
Tim Sneath is on fire. Read his excellent blog summaries from TechEd at http://blogs.msdn.com/tims.
Thanks XML.com for the summary
. The full spec scares me! :p
Eric has a great discussion of a new C# language feature: nullable types. I’m glad I read this because this feature completely passed me by.
It's obvious by looking at the Archive count on the left that I go through fit's and starts with my blogging, but this has got to be my longest hiatus ever. Only one post in all of April, and nothing for the majority of May. That's just sad...
So why am I back. Because I went to a MS event here in Atlanta today and was reminded why I started blogging in the first place. To sync up and share ideas with some of the brightest people in the industry.
I also want to publically thank Quent for putting on a great MS event. Good presentation on Smart Client development; free lunch; good NDA'd presentation (which will be covered at TechED); and a discussion of Java/.NET interop by Ted Neward.
Afterward we sat around and talked WSE, SOA, the evils of DataSet's, why no normal human can grok WSDL, and a bunch of other stuff. I love sitting around talking technology with people who are as motivated about this stuff as I am (I easily loose track of time, right Doug ;). Also got to catch up with Kirk, who I hadn't talked to since taking the red pill.
So... I've got my motivation back. Look out, here come the posts!