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Finding the right reporting solution

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Within one of our projects we are in the process of selecting a reporting solution to can match Microsoft Access’s reporting functionality. A couple of weeks ago, a Microsoft product manager gave a presentation on Sql Server 2005 and its Reporting Services. Today, a representative of Business Obj...

September 15, 2005

The PDC as we speak…

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Maybe you’ve missed it, but in case you did, the 2005 Professional Developers Conference is ongoing as we speak. Check out the site and get updated on the latest Visual Studio 2005 and Longhorn articles, webcasts, and announcements. And while you’re on it, ensure you assign MSDN Blogs as your sta...

September 15, 2005

Visual Studio 2005 Release Candidate Available for Download

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If you’re lucky, and you have an MSDN subscription, then you can now download the release candidate of Visual Studio 2005. It seems that this is the last public release until the final version becomes available.

September 13, 2005

Attach to process….doesn’t work

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In one of my customer’s VS.NET solutions, we use IIS to host a .NET Remoting object. Somehow, VS.NET fails to attach to IIS when we debug our client application (which in this case is a Windows Forms application). Luckely, James Avery’s Visual Studio Hacks pointed me at a macro that allows us to ...

September 12, 2005

Visual Studio Hacks

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I recently bought the book Visual Studio Hacks by James Avery (published by O’reilly). It is a great collection on tips & tricks on Visual Studio 2003. It even includes a set of tips for the upcoming Visual Studio 2005. I was also happy to see that he recomments most of the 3rd party tools I ...

September 12, 2005

.NET Remoting Security and hosting in IIS

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In the last couple of days, I’ve suffered from some frustrating security issues related to a .NET Remoting object hosted in IIS. My current customer uses reasonably locked down development systems, and noone seems to know the real details of the security configuration. Fortunately, the article Bu...

September 8, 2005

Choosing an interprise integration solution

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Microsoft has published the article Understanding Microsoft Integration Technologies. Once in a while I find myself having that creepy feeling when I discover that there is another Microsoft product that I don’t know yet. This article provides a nice overview on MS’s vision on enterprise integrat...

September 7, 2005

Enterprise Integration with BizTalk 2004

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Maybe you have heard of Enterprise Integration Patterns. It’s a pattern language for common solutions for integrating cross-platform application and systems. BizTalk is one of those products dedicating their lives to enterprise integration. This great article written by people from ThoughtWorks p...

September 4, 2005

Expensive exceptions or not…

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One of things that I’ve always believed in is that throwing exceptions introduces a significant performance penalty. However, according to the article Performance Implications of Exceptions in .NET, in reality it is not that bad at all. I haven’t studied the exact context of the article, so take ...

September 4, 2005

What every developer must know about multithreaded applications

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As a developer with long-time C++ experience I always felt quite comfortable with multi-threaded development. However, very often I discover that this comfortness is not shared by all developers. I lost count on how often I had to investigate some strange deadlock or race condition.Fortunately, V...

August 23, 2005