Book Status

So many of you have been wondering what is going on with the Enterprise Library book I am working.  Well the original intention was to just include version 2.0 of Enterprise Library. However with Enterprise Library 3.0 being worked on, it has been decided to include version 3.0 as well.  This way you get double…


It’s here – IE7

Thats right the next version of Internet Explorer has been released into the wild. Download it at : Happy surfing


Time to get busy

So I have just gotten back from this big conference in Seattle that is hosted for the Microsoft field personal called TechReady.  Its somewhat like a TechEd, but its internally focused.  I have to say that it was an awesome experience.  I got a fire hose full of knowledge… maybe not fire hose more like…


Enterprise Library 3.0

Yes you heard right.  There will be a new version fo Enterprise Library coming out. Version 3.0, my guess is it will coincide with the .NET Framework 3.0.  Currently Tom Hollander is looking for feedback about what developers like, and dislike about the the 1.1 and 2.0 versions of Enterprise Library as well as what…


Taking the Red Eye

Well I am sitting at SeaTac (Seattle Tacoma Airport), waiting to board my plane back to Chicago.  The last 10 days have been interesting as I have ha da firehose of training workshops, and overall I have to say they have been pretty useful.  So anyways back to the waiting.  This will be my first…


Logging Application Block and Remoting

I was helping a colleague today with an interesting problem involving the use of the Logging Application Block and .NET Remoting.  If you have tried this you may see an exception called “System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException” with an inner exception of “Specified cast is invalid”. The quick work around is to open upthe configuration console and disable Tracing on…


First Week Done

Well my first week at Microsoft has been completed, and I have to say it has been busy.  Next week should be just as busy as I continue to go through the new hire process.  The week of June 12th I will actually be in Redmond for a course called MS 101. On another note,…


My Journey Begins

Today was my first day at Microsoft. I have joined the Microsoft Consulting Group under the financial services vertical as a senior consultant. I have to say on my first day I am very impressed, and I look forward to the challenges and rewards of being a Microsoft employee. My background has mostly been in the financial…