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 Thursday, December 05, 2002

Here's a super cool use of Outlook 2000/XP AddIn that interfaces with the BabelFish Translation SOAP APIs...and it's free!
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I know this might sound silly and obvious, but are there any published performance numbers comparing .NET Remoting with legacy DCOM (there's lots of articles on Remoting vs. ASP.NET).  Of course, I would expect Remoting to be faster as it is "lighter weight" but since the two technologies are roughly equivalent, it seems useful to compare the two.  It would be helpful if I could give prospective customers a ballpark number while they think about moving some older apps forward. Anyone?
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Ready, Set, VS.NET

Chris Kinsman, Chris Sells, Bill Vaughn and I spoke at Ready, Set, VS.NET in Redmond yesterday.  Bill, ChrisS, and I are the "Microsoft Regional Directors" for the Pacific Northwest.  It was a long day for me indeed, waking up at 4 and taking a 6am flight to Seattle, getting on campus and talking at 9am.  Sigh.  I'm NOT even remotely a morning person.

NOTE: The Portland Show is only $60 and it's Dec 11th, so if you haven't registered, come check us out!

Anyway, I presented in the ASP.NET/Web Services track with one session called ".NET Framework: Shaken, not Stirred, with a twist of ASP.NET" and a reprise of my talk "Web Services: Behind the Music."

For the attendees I said I'd post the tools and widgets and code and such I used in these presentations, so here they are.  For those of your who've seen parts of this list before from other presentations, note that I've appended additional tools and goodness at the end of this one.

The Tools I used in the Presentations

Be sure to get Yasser Shahoud's book Real World XML Web Services

Also, take a look at DocumentLocator from Columbia Software (Free Demo Available).  It's a document management system for small or large offices, and it uses SQL Server 2000 as the back end.  It's got a snazzy namespace extension to Windows Explorer so your files look like any others.  There's also full Office integration, support for versioning, and they're working on a Web Services interface.  Very nice stuff with the potential to get even nicer.

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