BizTalk 2006 R2 available

Yes, it is available on Technet (see here). I have upgraded my existing BizTalk 2006 installation on Windows Vista (yes, I’ve been using unsupported configuration, but it ran pretty well for my needs). My first interest after the installation was to check whether the WCF adapters were in place. And as You might guess - they were. Also, documentation were updated to reflect the change. Docs now include the walkthroughs for various WCF adapter usage.

Gary Sherman : Technology will not create a customer-centric organization

That was probably the easiest to understand blog-post around relation between business and technology. No technology can make business successful, if the businesses screw the business all the time. What technology can do is empower/enable businesses to do their best. Sounds somewhat Microsoft-like I guess :) Gary Sherman : Technology will not create a customer-centric organization

Interested in WCF?

If you want to see how the WCF works and go through main scenarios of writing, securing web services, you can check out nice workshop. If You’re lazy doing the “labs”, it might be enough to read PDF’s through to get the idea.

CardSpace and Live ID

Today I have noticed on MSDN blogs that Live ID has added beta support for CardSpace. At the moment Live ID supports self-issued cards. And it is really cool to login using card instead of typing the password, but there is one “but”. You can sign in either using the login page or from the sites that support “the kind” of login screen. Otherwise (if you try to log on, you will need to log in using standard e-mail/password combination.

Tafiti - new kind of the same search

Ok, there are various searches you can find in the wild Google, Yahoo, Live or even something like Ms. Dewey. Now there is one new thing - Tafiti. It is built around Live search, but adds some more interactivity like visual selection of content type (web pages, images or feeds) or tree results, where you can filter the results by relevancy. Also, saving search result/link right there in the browser is very cool.

Funiest dad

 Just watch and enjoy few minutes of laughter. I … coudn’t stop … You’re great man

If you like Dilbert

Ok, if you like it and already have Windows Vista installed, then this nice gadget is for you:


I “felt” that something has changed in my MCP profile. I went to check it out and found new item in my list: MCTS - Microsoft Team Foundation Server: Configuration and Development This is a result of taking Beta exam in February this year.