Monthly Archives: November 2005

BizTalk Server 2006 – Pricing and Licensing!

Microsoft has also posted it’s new BizTalk Server 2006 Pricing & Licensing FAQ at http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/2006/howtobuy/faq.mspx. Read very carefully! At first glance it looks like the new “Standard Edition” hits you with a FIVE application limitation as opposed to the current … Continue reading 

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BizTalk Server 2006 – Houston, We Have A Go For Launch!

I had to post this comic “borrowed” from TheServerSide.NET (one of my favorite sites!). I didn’t know Scott Woodgate wore glasses?

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BizTalk Server 2006 – Beta 2 Install Experience

I just finished installing BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 2 on a “clean” VPC image of Windows Server 2003 SP1, Visual Studio 2005 RTM and SQL Server 2005 RTM. The Beta 2 installation and configuration experience has been dramatically improved over the previous … Continue reading 

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BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 2 vs. XBox 360

Well I stood in line at midnight at my local CompUSA waiting and waiting just to get my chance to download the new BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 2 bits. I finally got to the front of the line and some … Continue reading 

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VS2005 – More Essential Tools

Scott Guthrie [Another MSFT Genius!] recently posted on how to change the default browser used in Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Web Developer 2005. This technique works for other file types as well and I’ve used it to help customize … Continue reading 

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Steve Ballmer is a Genius!

If you’re a budding corporate developer, college student or hobbiest, download Visual Web Developer 2005 Express, Visual Basic 2005 Express, Visual C# 2005 Express (my personal favorite) and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition NOW! Starting building really cool applications. Start learning … Continue reading 

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Visual Studio 2005 – Web Development Projects

Scott Guthrie (my personal ASP.NET hero!) has announced the availability of a Visual Studio 2005 “extension” called the “Visual Studio Web Development Projects” which will address a number of developer concerns about web deployment scenarios in ASP.NET 2.0. His post … Continue reading 

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Commerce Server 2006: That’s What I’ve Been Working On!

I want to thank everyone that replied to my recent “Can You Tell What I’ve Been Working On?” post. I especially liked David Miller’s reply “hmmm… two empty cans and a piece of string?”. A few of you guessed very … Continue reading 

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An Amazing Delivery!

On Monday I ordered a new Dell PowerEdge 2850 Server to host SQL Server 2005 for our e-commerce initiatives. I expected the server to be delivered sometime late next week which will give me plenty of time to download the SQL Server … Continue reading 

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