Monthly Archives: February 2006

Microsoft Connect: The New Beta Place!

I’m currently involved in several Microsoft TAP and beta programs at the moment and one of the coolest new “features” is Microsoft’s new product collaboration we site at http://connect.microsoft.com. The “Microsoft Connect” site replaces the previous “Beta Place” portal and … Continue reading 

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Off Topic: Does RAD Really Kill?

Jeffrey Palermo stoked the fire a little bit in his recent post RAD Kills. Hummmmmmmmm………… “BizTalk (and the new WF) generates C#, xsd, xslt and xml code behind the scenes and does a better job of it than I could. … Continue reading 

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Commerce Server 2006: Release Date Announced!

Microsoft officially announced the “General Availability” date for Commerce Server 2006 as July 2006 in a press release on Monday morning. Yes that’s my quote in the press release. The announcement has gotten some fairly good press as you can read from the … Continue reading 

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BizTalk Server 2004: Flat-file Custom Date/Time Formats

If you’ve ever used BizTalk Server 2002 to transform legacy flat-file formats to and from XML, you know how difficult it can be to handle date/time conversions. Most legacy systems’ dates do not conform to the ISO 8601 formats and the conversion … Continue reading 

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ASP.NET 2.0: Multiple Controls – Single DataSource

I ran across a really interesting feature of ASP.NET 2.0 that hadn’t really occurred to me before now. You can bind multiple FormView and GridView controls to a single DataSource object to create some really interesting “forms”. Now this is what I call … Continue reading 

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BizTalk Server 2006: Using Send Port Groups

One of the most powerful and overlooked features in both BizTalk Server 2004 and the upcoming BizTalk Server 2006 is the use of Send Port Groups to route a single message to more that one destination. A send port group is a … Continue reading 

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ASP.NET 2.0 and Web Standards – <UL> Menu Update

I’ve gotten quite a few comments and emails asking for a simple example of a <UL> based menu so I thought I’d take just a minute to post my code. Sorry about the bland color. I’m working in VS2005 now … Continue reading 

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Commerce Server 2006: The Daily Grind 811

Surprise, Surprise! My post on Commerce Server’s Core Systems made The Daily Grind! If you don’t subscribe to Mike Gunderloy’s blog The Daily Grind, you should. Even Scoble reads it! –Jeff

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Commerce Server 2002: Not Supported on .NET 2.0

I got myself into a little post war lately after responding to a question on the microsoft.public.commerceserver.general newsgroup. The question was asked by someone “migrating” his Commerce Server 2002 web application from ASP.NET 1.1 to ASP.NET 2.0 in a production environment. … Continue reading 

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Commerce Server 2007: Core Systems Overview

I thought I’d take minute or two to explain a little more about the core systems available in Commerce Server 2007 and the best way to do this is by (politely) stealing an image that Microsoft developed just for this … Continue reading 

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