Virtual Classrooms

Pluralsight offers the possibility of attending some courses on remote. This option is available for one course about WCF (Indigo) in February. That could be a good option for the people living far away from the states, saving costs and time, but I’m a bit skeptical on the quality of training when attending remotely for 8…

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Online training

Probably you already know, but is worth to remember these sites Microsoft Learning  MSDN Virtual labs PDC 2005 Sessions Shows & WebCasts  

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Madrid .NET User Group

There is a .NET User Group in Madrid, <Spanish Content>MAD.NUG</Spanish Content> They are starting to starting to preparring some meetings and sessions, and Rido has one session about TDD next thursday. If you are in Madrid I would recomend you to attend.

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Scrum at Microsoft

I have a lot of interest on software engineering, specially on the agile movement, and the last three or four years have been an increasing interest on agile methods in Microsoft, but I didn’t expect this kind of publicity,  Microsoft Lauds ‘Scrum’ Method for Software Projects. If interested in that subject you can look at Scrum for Project…

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Downloads for VS2005 RTM

Starting with Windows Workflow Foundation Beta 1.2 already available, and seems that WinFx beta is close

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Initiative on creating a Handbook of Software Architecture

Grady Booch presented an initiative for creating a Handbook of Software Architecture in the last OOPSLA. Could be an interesting place to have an eye on it and make some contributions.

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Domain Specific Languages

A domain-specific language (DSL) is a programming language designed to be useful for a specific set of tasks, in contrast to general-purpose programming languages. Wikipedia A couple of weeks ago I had the oportunity of assist to an event here, in Madrid, about DSLs, with Beat Schwegler and Ingo Rammer. The sessions was pretty good…

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BizTalk FAQ: Problems validating an Any Element?

did you remembered to check the Process Contents property? see the help about it.   I spent today sometime trying -and failing- in validating an Xml against a very simple Schema with an Any Element. The curious thing is that Xml was a generated generated instance of the schema. Just set the Process Content to ‘Skip’ and…

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BizTalk 2004 Adapter for MQ WebSphere 2.0

I have spent a couple of days doing some proof of concepts with the MQSeries Adapter, and I have found some issues which took me some time solving. Access Denied. I had this error message while setting the configuration data for the Queue Definition, when trying to open the Queue Manager Combo. Obviously is a permissions problem, you have…

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Canceling my travel

Sadly there was a problem in a customer deployment and I had to leave Amsterdam and come back to Madrid. Fortunately today the problem is solved. So, I’m sorry but I’m not going to blog about the Tech·Ed this time.

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