Enterprise Library 3.0 CTP Uses Now

The Enterprise Library 3.0 CTP is of significant use to developers even if you don’t plan to write code against the 3.0 version.  It is based now in GAT and GAX (Guidance Automation releases) and now allows developers to have an integrated configuration experience with Visual Studio 2005.  Additionally, there is a capability for strong-naming the…

0

BizTalk Visual Studio Solution Management

Here is a great post on how to organize your BizTalk projects and how to manage and version BTS assemblies.   Versioning Strategy for BizTalk Assemblies

0

Great MSDN Search

Might be late with this, but check out the AJAX auto complete search from MSDN. http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/search/refinement.aspx

0

How to Convert VMWare Machines to Microsoft Virtual Machines (VHD)

I was struggling with this for some time.  Here is a great link on how to do it easily!  Many customers are moving to Virtual Server because of its portability (not to mention its price!) and interoperability with Virtual PC.   Here is a great tutorial on the vmToolkit VMDK to VHD file converter http://blogs.virtualserver.tv/blogs/dugie/archive/2006/12/14/VMware_to_Microsoft_Virtual_Machine_Conversions_with_VMDK2VHD.aspx Here…

1

ASP.NET Control Registration Simplicity

Scott Guthrie has done it again and talks to us about how to register controls for pages in a web application one time instead of on each page. Trick- How to Register User Controls and Custom Controls in Web.config   Basically, instead of this:   <% Register TagPrefix=”scott” TagName=”header” Src=”Controls/Header.ascx” %<% Register TagPrefix=”scott” TagName=”footer” Src=”Controls/Footer.ascx” %<%@ Register TagPrefix=”ControlVendor” Assembly=”ControlVendor” %>   Do this in the web.config:   <?xml version=”1.0″?><configuration><system.web><pages><controls><add tagPrefix=”scottgu” src=”~/Controls/Header.ascx” tagName=”header”/>        <add tagPrefix=”scottgu” src=”~/Controls/Footer.ascx” tagName=”footer”/>        <add tagPrefix=”ControlVendor” assembly=”ControlVendorAssembly”/>      </controls></pages></system.web></configuration>

0

Development Using Web Parts

Quick tip for anyone doing Web Part development with MOSS.  Change the build path of the project for the web part to a bin directory underneath the Web Application virtual directory.  If you have your control registered propery in the web.config of the Web Application, MOSS will find it.  You won’t have to continuously copy…

1

Great MOSS Governance Articles

An internal resource just shot this out and I thought it would help me and hopefully you in the future on how to establish a corporate governance model around MOSS.  The challenge in any organization is that when MOSS is introduced it often spreads like wildfire.  This includes uncontrolled growth of team sites, my sites…

1

Explolitation of the Easter Eggs in Vista

I wrote earlier about a cool new Vista Easter Egg which allows you to use a command line to supply a parameter to a screen saver so that it uses Vista’s new display capabilities to run the screen saver as wallpaper.  Now someone has written an applicaiton to do it!  It sits in the system…

1

Return of the SmartPart

The smart part is back!  This version of the smart part is compatible with MOSS and WSS 3.0.  This is a quick method of wrapping and serving .ascx user controls in MOSS web parts.  Deploying the Return of the SmartPart

0

A Very Cool Vista Easter Egg

It’s only a matter of time before the coolest easter eggs for Vista start hitting the net.  Check out this one!   http://blogs.technet.com/daven/archive/2006/12/02/you-ll-like-this.aspx In the windows\system32 directory type: ribbons.scr /p65552 Awesome Daven!  Thanks!

1