August 2006 - Posts
Perhaps it missed it because this VS2K5 installation FUBAR qualifies for the Annual WTF - missing VS2K5 Website templates. Read the discussion thread here ... (ironically, what worked for me is picking the second Visual C# item from the drop-down box under 'New Website')..
Wow! I just read in Julia's blog posting that Thom Robbins is moving to Redmond WA for his new post as Director of .NET Platform Marketing! I know no other person who deserves more - congratulations Thom!
Thom is a Microsoft Developer Evangelist extraordinaire - he was very instrumental in getting our .NET Developers Group in Connecticut off to a flying start (along with Carl). (Thom was mentioned in my DotNet Rocks podcast interview back in Oct '05). Thom has been most supportive to the New England .NET developer community by being a supreme host for the MSDN Code Camps over the past years.
Back in June 2003 - I had posted this in my old Radio weblog -
There are a few articles about MS InfoPath 2003 - MSDN has two and Thom Robbins (MS Consulting Services) just published one in the XML Journal (June '03 issue). I have seen Thom speak at several local Microsoft events - this chap, knows in great detail, just about every Microsoft product out there!
Disagreements over what should be included in the free software license's next version have pitted the movement's leaders against each other.
I recall posting a comment on Somasegar's blog regarding the state of OpenSore - it is a business model, like any other.
Robert Hurlbut is going to be presenting tomorrow (Aug 22 6-8PM @ Microsoft Farmington Office) for the Connecticut .NET Developers Group. The topic is SQL Server 2005 Service Broker - more details here...
If you plan to attend - drop us an RSVP to ctdotnet @ gmailDOT com. We need a pizza/soda count!
This event is being sponsored by TALLAN.
While installing Infragistics NetAdvantage in the Toolbox, I encountered an insidious error. Apparently, SQL Server installations tamper with the registry in a way it's not suppose to. Following Chetan's blog posting cured the problem. Thanks Chetan.
I picked this one up after reading Scott Gu's blog post on 'Windows Live Writer'..
so here goes.. so far so good.. keep 'em coming..
Wild Bill Simser has a most interesting post about 'The Sad State of Groove add-ons'. I couldn't agree more with Bill. Seeing Groove development for nearly 5 years now and much has changed. The Groove Tools SDK is very much missed by the Groove development community. There has not been much Groove tools (these add-on to the Groove space itself) over the years but the few that were, were quite exceptional. A notable example is CompuTact-Apwiz (a company that I am associated with) - over the past 5 years we have had more tools than Groove Networks itself! As mentioned by Bill - other tools came from Information Patterns & NetSender. There were others (TeamDirection another exceptional one). Groove space add-ons were a very innovative (& much loved) way of enhancing the Groove client. The Groove add-on SDK (with the Visual Studio integration) had won the famed Jolt Award (& Sam Gentile was part of that effort.. :-)
The Groove development model has changed considerably - it is now with Groove Web Services, which is used with your external application (not an add-on) to communicate with the Groove client. The Groove development community has already leveraged this model (Dicodemy has a portfolio of tools already released).
There is another facet of Groove that will be sorely missed - the Groove Mobile Workspace where a Groove Space and a WSS SharePoint site were under one umbrella. This model was pursued in the Tsunami Relief efforts (a Virtual Medical Village to communicate with non-Groove clients). The new version of Groove 2007 is now relegated only to SharePoint document file-sharing albeit Groove 2007 is in beta, it remains to be seen what it will be in the release version. All said and done, Groove still provides a great collaborative platform that is greatly secure.