Tim Huckaby provided a great summary of the new FTP features in Windows 2003. I have encountered the issues with deploying an FTP server on IIS 5.0 and hence I was excited that restricting users to specific directories was supported in IIS 6.0. Unfortunately, as I described here, I was not able to get FTP […]
Today I read the first three chapters of Essential .NET Volume 1 by Don Box. I also started a book report and will add to it as I read more. So far, I am anxious to read later chapters as the first 3 (at least) were almost entirely review.
This is a very high level presentation on creating long living transactions across distributed systems. They key design principal that can be gleaned from this is inclusion of explicit support for rollback and commit in the interface architecture (versus implied commit and rollback built messaging protocols that apply transaction support as part of the protocol.)
This article provides some interesting insight into the beta testing process at Microsoft.
I originally reported that there were no upgrades to my iPaq 3870. Fortunately, that has changed. Upgrades for H5400, H3900 or H3800 series iPaqs are now available here for $29.99.
OK, now that I have come across Doug Purdy’s blog I actually read some of it. I think his comment about Bob is really excellent and I know my wife would seriously appreciate it if Microsoft could please do this. One of the problems, of course, is that most of Microsoft technology is actually pretty […]
This is a must watch video regardless of whether you know you are interested in the topic or not. It is just very cool technology and Doug (also see doug here. Hey…. is that my blog he is pointing to? I am truly honored… and of course confused???) has explained it succinctly. (And such nice handwriting […]
This is the best conference and even if my company wasn’t paying I would foot the bill. The one event offered roughly every 1.5 years that is a must attend event for any Microsoft focused developer. What you see here will be the key development technology released from Microsoft 1-2 years later. I am pretty informed […]
Since the cable connection into my brother’s town home is not the most reliable in the world and the time it takes keeping a server up and running (especially an Exchange server) is an order of magnitude more than I have to spare, I have often considered moving Michaels.net over to an hosting service. Here […]
I came across a link with directions to the next generation C++, known as C++0x, on Slashdot. No detail at the moment but it indicates that the C++ community is aware of the demise of the language if nothing is done.