Web Application Installer – Version 2.0 online

Hi… the new release of WAI supports now PHP and mySQL applications, too. See: www.codeplex.com/wai Background: This package enables to build fast and easily packages for web applications to be distributed on Windows web servers.   Thanks Bernhard and Sebastian for the great work!!!   CU 0xff

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The Story behind: Adventure Works Cinema

Hi… maybe you have already seen the sample project that the German MS Sub did for Visual Studio 2005. It is called Adventure Works Cinema (see here http://www.microsoft.com/germany/msdn/library/vs2005/samples/default.mspx?mfr=true) There is an interesting story behind this. It happened to that time Visual Studio Whidbey (which is now called Visual Studio 2005) was Beta that I was…

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The other way of promoting IPv6

Hi… at least there are still creative guys in our industry…

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A long Way to JPEG or Microsoft 2.0

Hi… Do you know HD-Photo aka Windows Media Photo?? Anyway, it will change its name again to JPEG XR. Wow, JPEG?? Yes, JPEG. I like this story because it shows the “new Microsoft”, a Microsoft which is unknown (and almost unbelievable) to some guys out there. So, let’s assume we would gather a group of…

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XTOPIA Keynote – For those who missed it…

Hi… the XTOPIA Keynote is now online here http://player.xtopia.de.axprod.net/Default.html?PresentationCode=T1_MI_1000&Title=%20&speakers=%20&source=Track_1_MI_1000.wmv   CU 0xff

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The Story behind Web Application Installer

Hi… Bernhard Frank just launched our little shared / open source project ( I think I am not enough of a lawyer to distinguish what is what and to be honest in this case I don’t care, too 😉 It is a part of a project which Bernhard did it together with Mario Briana and…

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Does IT matter? Some thoughts on SaaS

Hi… due to a current incident I was just pointed again on this statement: “Does IT matter?” The background is a current project around a Software as a Service based solution. Don’t get me wrong: There are lots of applications where SaaS totally makes sense but not all. So first let’s think what a pure…

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Model View Controller in ASP.NET

Hi… I just saw this posting by ScuttGu http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/10/14/asp-net-mvc-framework.aspx  Why it catch my interest is that Ruby on Rails is a framework designed around the idea of MVC. Seeing this done within Visual Studio and done in ASP.NET is nice. Seeing that the typical ASP.NET features are supported but extended in this way is nice….

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Google owns Search… not Everywhere

Hi… I just learned that there is a small country where Google does not own search. Remarkable that small country is China 😉 http://www.baidu.cn/  is the market leader in China. We can discuss if this is only a “China copies everything” bla-bla but in the end there must be more value for Chinese people in…

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Team Foundation Server Introduction – The Hardcore Way…

Hi… if you ever wanted to get an introduction to Team Foundation Server within 3 hours (and I mean THREE hours) there is an offering here in Germany. I just saw the agenda and I know the speakers and – Baby – this will be tough but worth every minute I am very sure. Check…

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