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Avanade Enterprise Library Integration Pack

Posted in Avanade at Monday, March 20, 2006 1:40 AM Pacific Standard Time

From a new avablogger comes a first look at the Avanade Enterprise Library Integration Pack:

I've been working on a small side project to integrate Enterprise Library with Visual Studio.  The end result of the project, tentatively named Enterprise Library Integration Pack, provides the functionality of the Enterprise Library Configuration Console as an editor in Visual Studio 2005.  Here's a first look:

ELIP Screenshot 1 ELIP Screenshot 2 ELIP Screenshot 3 ELIP Screenshot 4

From what I see in the screenshots this looks very cool. I've been using Enterprise Library in a few of my personal projects and it would be nice to have this kind of functionality. 

Update: Wow, that was fast. It has now been released (and slightly renamed)!


Posted in General | Avanade at Wednesday, March 15, 2006 12:46 AM Pacific Standard Time

From  Andy May:

OK, so again it's nothing to do with Sharepoint but I've got to give a shout to Flagr which just has to be my favourite Googlemap mashup to date. Very easy to use and very cool.

That is a very cool site. I played with it a little yesterday. This site would be especially nice for consultants rolling onto a new customer site. You can post the great places to eat and stay around the site for the other guys on the team.

Right On10

Posted in General | ASP.Net/Web Services at Tuesday, March 14, 2006 1:58 AM Pacific Standard Time

Watching this video about on10.net and I must say that I'm pretty impressed. It is fun to see Microsoft building a site like this. If you haven't seen the site yet, you should check it out. I'm thinking I'm going to be checking out their souce so that I can pull in that same MSN search that they showed in the video. Here is Tuesday's video which should add a trackback to this post:


Update: Hmm.. not sure if it is working. Here is the link to the video in case the script doesn't work...

Update2: I give up. I can't figure out how to get CS to let me post a script tag in my post. There doesn't seem to be any setting to turn this off. I also tried adding it to my news section, which didn't work, and to the blog skin itself, which for some strange reason didn't work either. Oh well...

Update3: Keyvan pointed me to his post as a possible fix for the script tag suppression issue, but now I can implement inline styles but still can't get the script tag to show up...

Update4: Thanks to Keyvan I figured it out. So now I can put scripts tags in my posts, but for some reason the video still doesn't show up. :(

Update5: Now it is working! Cool!

Oragami for my Car

Posted in General | Gadgets at Thursday, March 9, 2006 1:51 AM Pacific Standard Time
Now that oragami has been revealed, I want one, but not so much to use as an ultra mobile pc, but more as a navigation system/audio system for my car that I can take with me to watch a movie if I want. I was looking into the AVN5500 for my VW Passat, but after seeing Oragami I'm thinking why spend $1600 on that system when I could probably get an oragami device (for less) that I can dock in my car? I'd be interested to know if any of the hardware makers are working on a docking station for cars...

Avanade CTO Blogging

Posted in Avanade at Tuesday, March 7, 2006 10:38 AM Pacific Standard Time
Yesterday I received an email from Tyson Hartman the CTO of the company I work for (Avanade) and it had a link to his blog. On his blog he is using Technorati tagging to keep a list of all the Avanade bloggers. How cool is that? This company I work for continues to impress me (I'm almost at my one year anniversary).

Subversion Revision Number in Nant

Posted in Test-Driven Dev at Tuesday, March 7, 2006 7:42 AM Pacific Standard Time
I was trying to figure out how to get the latest revision number from our SVN repository today and came across this great example of how to do this. Very nice. Now I can do a lot of build specific stuff in my build script.

Virtual Vista

Posted in General at Monday, March 6, 2006 11:25 AM Pacific Standard Time

I was unable to install Vista using Virtual PC because it didn't seem to recognize the virtual drive. Today I came across this post which explains how to get around this issue. Now I have Vista up and running. Thanks!