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Tangible Thoughts SharePoint, MOSS? and all the other questions September 2005 Entries
Standard Output, Windows Forms and OutputViewer
A colleague of mine recently showed me that if you Console.Out.WriteLine in a windows forms app and if you happen to run the app in debug mode through the VS.NET the output actually gets displayed on the Output Window in IDE. That I didnt know, and was momentarily fascinated. Intrigued by that, did a bit of hunting around and came across this MSDN Magazine article. That article is a pretty good read. Apparently the standard output, standard input and standard error streams in app can be redirected. ......

Posted On Friday, September 30, 2005 4:35 PM

Clarifications on WinApp Echo
I previously raised some concerns regarding WinApp Echo an how it accessed SharePoint objects, and Garry Smith from WinApp has provided clarifications to set us straight. Check out the comments section on this post. Thanks Garry Post: ......

Posted On Thursday, September 22, 2005 10:24 PM

Off Topic: Spontaneous Combustion - howto

Techdirt has this article on Spontaneous Combustion

Posted On Monday, September 19, 2005 5:52 PM

IRC API for CSharp/.NET

In my hunt for IM bots and IM Sdks I came across this IRC API for .NET



Posted On Saturday, September 17, 2005 11:40 AM

Shane's SharePoint Msn Messenger Contact List
Shane’s got his list of Messenger SharePoint contacts up. Awesome! One more immidiate requirement I have to get this community rocking. i.e. Basically to write a Messenger plugin that is capable of recording transcripts of these chats. I am thinking of something more like a ‘logging’ contact. That way whenever a SharePoint community site gets rolling, we could have an archive of interesting conversations. This could be a first cut attempt at a more aggressive plan for the future. ......

Posted On Friday, September 16, 2005 6:28 PM

More WSS 3 goodness

erouse has a recap of some other new WSS v3 goodness on his blog.

I am sure this is too early to ask, but it is bound to be on the minds of a few.

“With all the changes we hear being infused into the product is WSS still going to be free with Window Server 2003 or Server v.Next? Will it run on IIS6 (highly likely) or be II7 only?”

Posted On Friday, September 16, 2005 1:40 AM

Angus keep giving us those PDC Updates pal

Angus is up there at PDC, and has been blogging his way through.

Check out the updates on his blog.

Posted On Thursday, September 15, 2005 2:55 PM

More v3 Features on Eli' blog

Eli has a write up of more V.Next features demoed at PDC.

Go check it out.

Posted On Thursday, September 15, 2005 2:21 PM

SharePoint v.NEXT Features
Our friendly SharePoint “Microsoftie” Mike Fitz has dropped us a big one. He has a post listing out some of the features of V.Next. Just looking at the ‘listed features’ which I believe isn't all of them, theres only one thought on my mind; i.e. “Woah!!!! Thats awesome, ME WANT NOW!” RSS. Everything about sites, lists, libraries, etc., can be syndicated via RSS automatically. Blogs and Wikis. Templates and features in the box. Content Types. These aren’t ......

Posted On Thursday, September 15, 2005 2:17 PM

WSS vNext Peak at Xbetas
Got this link from Dustin over a chat session we had today. Its a link to a couple of screenshots of Office 12. Now take a look at the screenshot showing FrontPage. Its got a WSS v.NEXT site loaded into it. So far I like the UI Revamp, but more than that, from what I notice i like the fact that there is breadcrumbs built in (i.e. the ‘You are Here’ text) and also the fact that there is a Recycle Bin built in. Rock On ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:21 PM

DW20.exe you sly rogue
Recently I’ve been working with a framework built on top of .NET & Windows Forms, and whenever it crashes (which seems to happen quite frequently in my case) the DW20 process spawns up and pegs the CPU at 100% and writes huge dump files. So what is this DW20.exe process? It’s the Error reporting client that comes with Office 2003 and you can find more about it here. What I am still at a loss to find out is why it spawns up when this framework I am working with crashes ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 13, 2005 3:32 AM

Next versions of MS CRM and Axapta to leverage WSS
Via Mart, I had a suspicion that this would happen, and seems like I was right. First it was Biztalk needing WSS as a pre-requisite, then Project Server running on top of WSS, and then there was speculation that there would be a product merge between CMS and Portal Server. “Via and eWeek we can read that the next versions of MS CRM and Axapta will use WSS for additional functionality. “The Redmond, Wash., company is building out functionality across its MBS product suite, ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 13, 2005 3:20 AM

TomsHardware Interview with Blake Ross (Firefox Developer)

TomsHardware has an interview with Blake Ross a Firefox Developer.

I came across this interview whilst i was searching for a plugin for Trillian. Looks like Blake uses Trillian too

It also appears that now there is a skype plugin for Trillian.

Posted On Monday, September 12, 2005 11:24 AM

RE: SharePoint Backup Scripts from Stevie
Looks like Stevie (from InfoTech) has posted a comprehensive SharePoint Backup Script. From the blog post “This script will backup: · The portal using the SPSBackup utility · The IIS Metabase · The computer's System State using NTBackup · Template and Config, Inetpub, log, and other miscellaneous files not backed up by SPSBackup” I am sure this will make a lot of you Admins happy J ......

Posted On Monday, September 12, 2005 4:33 AM

Parents its Time to talk to your Kids about Video Games

Fortunately I am not a parent yet, but I do have a little nephew who is running about the house.

So anyways for you Dads and Moms out there MSN has a write-up on deciding what your kids should play, and your responsibility as an adult gamer.

Posted On Saturday, September 10, 2005 11:27 PM

A Backpack that Generates Power
I came across this cool article at about a backpack that has been developed by the University of Pensilvaniya with the funding of the US Office of Naval Research that can generate power in the range of 7 Watts from movement. From the site “Their trick is to make use of the fact that a walking person moves like an upside-down pendulum. “One foot is put down and then the body vaults over it, causing the hip to move up and down by 4 to 7 centimetres,” he says. And as the hip ......

Posted On Friday, September 9, 2005 3:08 PM

MSDN features Modding HL2

The MSDN site has a section up on modding for HalfLife 2
The page features the use of Visuall C++ for modding HL2. Link: Source :

Posted On Sunday, September 4, 2005 4:05 AM

ADSL Status in Sri Lanka
Sanath sent me the following link that exactly explains the sittuation of broadband connectivity in Sri Lanka. I have been grumbling about this , have complained, but no action is taken :(. The site although incomplete at the moment is a neat idea, it would perhaps be a forum that would provide advice, configuration details etc for newbies in the country getting hooked up to broadband

Posted On Friday, September 2, 2005 3:47 PM

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