Archive for May, 2004

WSE 2.0

May 26, 2004

Saw this over at PaulB’s blog; the WSE 2.0 has been released !

WSE 2.0 is available on the Microsoft download center.

WSE Homepage



May 26, 2004

You learn everyday. Microsoft has an art collection. And didn’t know that Working with Word had anything to do with blackjack 🙂

See more of the collection at

So they call it Burton hey…

May 25, 2004

More on Burton/Team System

After the Burton thing I found this too: From Korby Parnell’s blog:

WoooHooo! I can finally write about the project I’ve been working on these last few months: Microsoft’s source control solution for the Twenty First Century: Source Code Control Services for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System (its friends just call it Hatteras, for short). And just so that you don’t have to ask… Hatteras and Visual SourceSafe (VSS) are completely different projects and products.*

Burton – the team tool

May 24, 2004

Even more Microsoft news: Microsoft Corp. will open a new chapter of its tools strategy this week when it announces a team-oriented version of its application development platform.

At its Tech Ed conference in San Diego, Microsoft plans to unveil Burton, the code name for its Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, sources said. The system will feature improved support for distributed, team-oriented enterprise application development, they said.

Office to the Back ||

May 24, 2004

From the MSDN :

Information Bridge Framework

Welcome to the Microsoft Office Information Bridge Framework developers’ home on MSDN. Information Bridge Framework empowers developers to reduce costs of development, and increases flexibility, manageability, security, and extensibility of the Microsoft Office-based information integration solutions.

Whether you are interested in learning about Information Bridge Framework itself or learning about Microsoft Office solutions development with Information Bridge, you will find relevant information here.

Good article on the subject

download the preview

and the resource kit

Go ahead, try IIS

May 24, 2004

Microsoft is marketing!; Still usefull though.


You may feel you know all about Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 but there’s more here than meets the eye. For starters, IIS 6.0 has not only been redesigned, making it stand apart from previous versions of IIS, it’s also been vastly improved, making it the best choice for a Web server at any organization.

Connecting Office to the Back

May 22, 2004

Redmond’s new ‘Information Bridge Framework’ is designed to make Office-back office connectivity more transparent.

Microsoft is readying a new tool that is designed to connect Microsoft Office applications to back-end enterprise systems.

The tool, called the “Information Bridge Framework,” or IBF, is on tap to debut at the company’s Tech Ed 2004 conference in San Diego next week, sources said.

read more at,1995,1596981,00.asp

What happened to jupiter?

May 18, 2004

Kind of figures, no more jupiter… But we have the MSIB toolkit now and Microsoft is releasing a new Commerce Server with the same efforts as jupiter had. From BINK

Jupiter dead but integration of BizTalk, Visual Studio etc., continues. Three months after scrapping an effort to integrate its e-commerce, content management and integration software into one suite of products, Microsoft has decided to forge ahead with another major release of its e-commerce server software, which it expects to release in early 2006.


May 16, 2004

For 3 to 4 weeks now I have been hearing little brids asking for food in the little birdhouse on my balcony. And today was the day they flew out. Except one. It flew right onto my balcony floor. And he (or she) didn’t know how to get off my balcony.

Here you can see the little rascal. Scared of me, most probably 🙂

After the photo I helped him over the balcony, and he flew over the lawn into the trees across from my balcony. I feel great 🙂

Smart dust?

May 14, 2004

Is my dust going to clean itself? no! The Internet has transformed the way people exchange information and ideas, but what if computer networks could sense motion, light, heat or pressure?

Could an environmentally aware network spot a forest fire in its early stages? Monitor a battlefield for the position of enemy troops? Detect damage to an oil pipeline, averting a disastrous leak?

Dozens of universities, venture capitalists, technology start-ups and major corporations are working on an experimental technology that could give computer networks millions of tiny electronic feelers. But they must untangle some thorny technical and economic problems before the technology takes off.