Automated Service Agents, and SmarterChild

John Mullinax has mentioned SmarterChild a couple of times so I had to do a little Internet exploration. A couple of years ago, Microsoft purchased a company that provided us with Automated Service Agents (ASA). It’s very cool stuff, and the basis of bots (or chatterbots, agents, etc). Basically, you can serve up a automated…

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2nd Annual Health and Life Sciences Developer and Solutions Conference

How can you refuse this free event? April 22-24,  Sheraton Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ. Discounted rooms available. Industry Themes & Solutions Health 2.0 – Health & Life Sciences version of web 2.0 Connected Industry Framework (CIF) – “SOA enablement for Health & Life Sciences” Scientist Workbench Framework (SWB) – “Framework for building products and solutions…

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ODC – Office Developers Conference just around the corner

It’s just a month away and I’m excited that I’ll be attending the Office Developers Conference, what we affectionally call ODC. Hosted in San Jose on FEB 10-13, this event will feature some good OBA stories, announcements, as well as a BillG keynote. (Maybe this will be the time that I can shake the man’s…

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Error 29506 While Installing SQL Server 2005 SSMSEE x64

Simple solution to this – install as administrator. Since I downloaded an MSI, I had to start a CMD prompt (as Administrator) and launch sqlserver2005_ssmsee_x64.msi from there.

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Amit Chopra talks about VS2008 features for device development

New Device Development Features in Visual Studio 2008 (DEC 2007) Unit Testing Device Security Manager Automation in the Device Emulator Manager Device Emulator Enhancements Broad Choice of Supported Platforms

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Web 2.0 – Is it for real?

I can’t help it, but there’s a part of me that likes the aspect of "business" – how to impact it with technology is probably the better way to say it. At this point, no one is asking if Web 2.0 is real, or if will impact one’s life in some way. I could argue…

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