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Team Foundation Server setup experiences…

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During the last couple of days, I've been busy completing an installation of Team Foundation Server on a fresh Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition install and make it accessible through the internet. While doing so, I ran into a few challanges for which I though they might be...

February 13, 2007

About maintainable code

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As a coding standard evangelist, I’ve published standards for C# 1.0 and C# 2.0 while working for my former employers. Moreover, I’m also somebody who tries to apply and share good design guidelines and principles. As part of that interest, obviously, I’ve read many books and articles on that sub...

February 12, 2007

CSS Reference Chart for SharePoint 2007

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During the last couple of days, I've been trying to customize a MOSS 2007 blog site to match the Aviva look-and-feel. Since I'm more a Windows developer, these CSS styles are causing me a pain in the ass. Fortunately, the Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar really helps to figure out what pa...

February 6, 2007

A new challenge…a new job…

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I have been working for Ordina for more than two years now, and looking at the many great and challenging projects I have participated in, I was planning to continue with that for a long time. Moreover, Ordina has been investing a lot of time and resources in the development o...

January 26, 2007

Visual Studio “Orcas” is Visual Studio 2007??

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While installing the January 2007 CTP of Visual Studio Codename Orcas, the next installment in the Visual Studio suites, I noticed something peculiar in the setup window. Is it really going to be called Visual Studio 2007? I do like the sound of it though. Unfortunately, installing this CT...

January 18, 2007

The origins of the Composite Application Block

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Last year, during our visit to the Microsoft campus in Redmond, I got a chance to talk to Brenton Webster, a solutions architect of Microsoft Austrialia. He told us about a great project they've been doing for the Austrialian Commonwealth Back of Australia (CBA) based on Smart Clients and ma...

January 11, 2007

Under the hood of ASP.NET AJAX

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You've probably heard of ASP.NET AJAX already and its potential for changing the balance between Web and Windows applicaties. This article explains how you can call ASMX web services from your Javascript code without any pain. Moreover, it also explains how that is accomplished under the hood.

January 10, 2007

Virtual PC 2007 Release Candidate 1

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If you have, like me, been participating in the beta tests of the 2007 edition of Microsoft's Virtual PC, you should check out the Microsoft Connect site. They've released release candidate 1 (build 6.0.142) and it runs very smoothly under Vista on my HP laptop. Since I've been bet...

January 8, 2007

WPF Everywhere

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Codename WPF/E or Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere in full, refers to the technology that allows lightweight XAML based applications to run within Internet Explorer, Firefox, or even Mac's Safari. To see what I'm talking about, download the CTP from here, and then check out the sam...

December 4, 2006

Uninstallation aid

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I recently posted about a problem I had while upgrading from Office 2007 Beta 2 to the final version. Somehow, the unstallation of beta 2 still left some pieces floating around on my harddisk. I then used a manual workaround, but in the mean time, I've also found a nice little tool that really sh...

December 3, 2006