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Is Middleware an integration solution for small to midsized organisations?
There really is only two ways to integrate a companies applications: Custom coding Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)Tools Custom Coding The default for any small or midsized organisation facing an integration project between large numbers of applications is to write the data transformation and mapping code from scratch using Java or .Net based languages. However, writing custom code may create problems like: Code reusability Visibility into structure of the integration transactions Scalability, ......

Posted On Friday, April 17, 2009 7:39 PM

Credit Crunch!!! Are you paying too much for your EAI Platform?
With Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 about to hit the streets I ask are you paying too much for your EAI solution? Every organisation in the world is forced to evaluate every £ spent. Have you looked at how much you spend on your EAI/Middleware Server/platform and associated services to deliver it? At Solidsoft we know how to make every £ count. By using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006/2009 combined with the best EAI architects and solution developers in the business we can help make those pounds count ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 17, 2009 8:22 PM

Browser Memory Hogs......
Have a look at the following investigation by Sam Allen..... "The author developed a program to snapshot memory usage per process every 3 seconds on Windows. Using this he recorded 3 hours of memory usage for five different browsers under real-world usage scenarios: Safari 3.1, Firefox 3, Flock 1.2 (a browser based on Firefox 2), Opera 9.5, and Internet Explorer 8. A million data points indicate that Firefox 3 has a surprising advantage over the other browsers tested. These are real-world tests and ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 24, 2008 6:08 PM

Microsoft: Volta Web developer toolset
Microsoft is releasing on Wednesday a technology preview of its Volta Web developer toolset, which is intended to make it easier to build multitier Web applications, including applications useful in SaaS (software as a service) environments. With Volta, developers can use C#, Visual Basic, IronPython, or other .Net languages that utilize .Net libraries and tools, Microsoft said. But taking advantage of Volta requires the newly released Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 toolset because Volta will not work ......

Posted On Thursday, December 6, 2007 9:46 AM

'Orcas' for Christmas
At Teched 2007 in Barcelona, Spain S. "Soma" Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division, announced that Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 will be released at the end of November. It's the first major update to Visual Studio, Microsoft's flagship integrated development environment (IDE), since 2005. Some of the key features in VS 2008 include: LINQ. Language Integrated Query (LINQ) is the most-anticipated new feature of Microsoft's next IDE. LINQ will make access to databases ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 6, 2007 6:55 PM

Vista RC1

RC1 is now available for download from all the usual places!

Thats the good news...

Bad news is that MS hints that Vista may be delayed in Europe because of all the issues with the EU :-)

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Posted On Friday, September 8, 2006 9:33 AM

To achieve cross-blogging the target blog must be Metablog API enabled. Its then a simple case of setting up the target URL in my case it would be: http://www.geekswithblogs.n... and then adding username and password. This is all done in the Ping & Cross-posting section of My Blog in Community Server. Previously posted at ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 12, 2006 1:57 PM

Fun and Games Posting

Having set up the company blog site the problm is do I move my old site across or do I maintain two sites?

We are using community server that seems to allow Cross-posting.In attempt to keep the 'old' blog running I intend to cross-post. This posting is the first attempted. If it works my next post will explain how!


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Posted On Wednesday, July 12, 2006 12:08 PM

BizTalk 2006 R2
More: BizTalk 2006 R2 - RFID Support The Microsoft RFID Infrastructure Services in BizTalk 2006 R2 provide device abstraction and manageability to RFID-based solutions. An integrated engine for rich data filtering, enrichment, and transformation allows for sophisticated applications for different automation scenarios. Application developers can also integrate with advance technologies such the as the Business Rules Engine, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Windows Communication Framework to create ......

Posted On Friday, June 9, 2006 8:47 AM

How can I be sure?: Improve your web security
Quote Threats and Countermeasures: Improve Your Web Application Security This guide gives you a solid foundation for designing, building, and configuring secure ASP.NET Web applications. Whether you have existing applications or are building new ones, this guide is for you. Minor Ad: Great DVD rental offer! ......

Posted On Sunday, March 19, 2006 6:54 AM

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