MBF Changes: It’s all about Microsoft Dynamics

A couple of people saw the recent news about the Microsoft Business Framework (MBF) and emailed me to check how it affected the team and how it affected me.The news about the team has been mostly covered in the couple of press articles on Microsoft Watch and InfoWorld… a few people went to other Developer Division teams,…

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And I’m back…

After a number of technical difficulties and a little apathy in getting them fixed, my blog is back up. Now I just need to start writing again…

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My blog got mangled…

None of my old posts seem to be showing up. I’ll get them back up shortly. I haven’t posted in a long time. Partially because I’ve been keeping myself very busy, partially because I’m working on things I often can’t talk about, and partially because being on blogs.msdn.com and having thousands of people reading every…

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Conceptual Thinking Around Services: Which representation is the ‘right’ one?

I have been doing a lot of work with Indigo and Service Orientation recently. I’ve been keeping quiet partly because Indigo was just about to have its big party, but mostly just because I’ve been busy. Like any programming language or development style, I like to think of a service oriented style as a combination of conceptual models (what),…

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WS-Eventing for Dummies

I was looking for a simple explanation of WS-Eventing, and it doesn’t come much simpler than Bruce Williams’s WS-Eventing for Dummies post. It provides a step-by-step breakdown of the elements in a WS-Eventing message. And part 2 and part 3 provide information about the subscription response and notification messages.

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Bill Gates at CES 2005

I was watching the keynote talk from Bill Gates at CES 2005 last night. There are so many cool innovations coming out. The state of the art in software and hardware is now enabling anything you can imagine. Weather report on a wristwatch? Check. DVD quality movies on a device the size of an iPod? Check….

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