Websphere and .NET Interoperability Redbook from IBM: Be Careful!

WebSphere and .NET Interoperability Redbook – be careful This Redbook from IBM, entitled “IBM WebSphere and Microsoft .NET Interoperability”, was published in July 2006. I don’t know where I was when it was published, but I missed it. Just getting around to looking at this document now. This is a brief editorial review. First Things…

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Lessons learned using RSS with .NET 2.0: Simplicity and Speed

RSS, .NET 2.0, and Interop For many people, when they think of Interop with respect to .NET development, they think, first and foremost, Web Services.  This is good as far as it goes but…Web services is neither necessary nor sufficient for interop in many cases. RSS is a great example of an XML document protocol that…

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Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista, Beta

Microsoft have released the Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista, Beta!  What a mouthful!  What is this thing?  Well, back in September, Microsoft revealed that Visual Studio 2005 would not work on Windows Vista, when Vista first shipped.  At that time Jay Roxe of Microsoft said there would be an update…


Upgrading from VS2005 trial to a "real" license, without re-installation

Is there a way to upgrade an installation of a time limited trial of Visual Studio 2005 to a full license?  Without reinstallation? Yes, just run Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> Change. One of the options is to convert from trial to retail.  Enter a product key and you’ll have the fully-licensed product. (from…

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