Decision Making

Received an Email about Frederick Brooks interview to Fortunehttp://www.fortune.com/fortune/print/0,15935,1135298,00.html What struck me most was his answer/quote from his ex-boss to the question , What advice would you give to one of those young managers? “The problem is not to make the right decision; it’s to make the decision right” … from an executive-level point of…

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1st MBS Innovation Sandbox Award Winners!

My name (along with Ramana Parimi) appeared in the internal 1st MBS Innovation Sandbox Award Winners list this week. This is the based on MBS-wide voting. So some one else has voted for my project other than me, which is cool :). From our group we fielded 12 entries and two of them got the…

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Live Software

Certainly “Live” is the latest buzz word and Microsoft responded to this renewed phenomenon in a big way. That is certainly going to fuel “Software-as-Service” concept further. One thing that I love about Microsoft is that it’s collective ability to recognize and respond to the new trends early enough and morph for future success. In…

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Application Object Tree ( AOT )

The Application Object Tree is the backbone of Dynamics Ax and holds all the objects and Meta data about the application and tools for CRUD. From Data dictionary through business logic and all the way to user interface is defined and stored at this one place. The application object layers hold everything in AOT. AOT…

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Five Years in Microsoft

It has been a terrific ride so far in Microsoft.  5 years have gone by like a blink of an eye.I started with the Demos team in 2000 in EPG. Built three versions of the content management system which was a huge success and crossed organizational boundaries and has become the de facto repository for…

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WCF ("Indigo") & COM+ / MSMQ Integration PDC Demos

Courtesy my friend Andy the complete code for the demos in the PDC session COM305 Windows Communications Foundation (“Indigo”): Integrating COM+ and MSMQ Applications is now available with a rough guide documentation here. These should all work on the “WinFX Runtime Components – September CTP”. Let me know if you have any trouble getting it…

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PDC 2005: Integrating COM+ and MSMQ applications with WCF

Last wedenesday my collegue Andy and I presented the Integrating COM+ and MSMQ applications talk at the PDC. Thanks to all of you who attended. We were glad that the talk was well received , the room was full and an overflow room had to be open in spite of the fact that Don Box…

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Building Pub-sub applications using MSMQ

MSMQ version 3.0 supports multicasting through the PGM (Pragmatic Multicasting) protocol in WinXP and W2K3.You can build simple publisher-subscriber applications using this feature.Queues can be associated with a Multicast IPAddress. Subscriber applications can listen on these queues for new topics.Publisher applications can multicast the topics to the multicast IPAddress. All the queues that are associated…

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Axapta file extensions

Axapta uses quite a number of file extensions for the files that are installed as part of Axapta. Even though at first sight, people will be bewildered with these te(o)ns acronyms/extensions, it follows a very good naming convention and once it’s  understood, it is very easy to follow these file names and extensions. First Letter:…

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