Manipulating query string, the type safe way!

Everyone who is developing for the web will come across the use of query string parameters. Handling these little buggers has proven to be quite time consuming.
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Passed exam 70-235

Victory Is Mine!!!
Today I successfully passed the exam 70-235 meaning that from now on I can call myself Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
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Let BizTalk automatically send a WCF Response message on delivery without the use of orchestrations.

Recently I faced the challenge of returning a delivery acknowledgement message to an WCF service when it shoots a new message in our BizTalk environment. All this needs to be done using “context based routing”, in other words, without the use of an orchestration. Main reason for this is the extra performance overhead you get using orchestrations.
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Automatically create a response to BizTalk WCF Service Publishing Wizard using Context Based Routing

Recently I found myself taking a deep dive into BizTalk. The main reason was to fix a little architectural challenge I faced when using the out of the box WCF-BasicHttp adapter. This adapter provide you with the capability receiving WCF requests and porting them to the BizTalk MessageBox. All good so far, I used the out of the box “BizTalk WCF Service Publishing Wizard”. Continue reading Automatically create a response to BizTalk WCF Service Publishing Wizard using Context Based Routing

Getting a SharePoint Feature GUID, the easy way!

Today my colleague Waldek Mastykarz pointed me to an interesting way to find out the “GUID” of a SharePoint Feature.
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I’m in love, her name is MSBuild.

A colleague of me pointed out that there are several stages of emotion when developing SharePoint. Ignorance, Anger, and finally Acceptance. This makes you wonder… Why the anger?
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Silverlight and SharePoint, a beautiful marriage?

So after almost 2 months of silence I decided it’s time for some new blog posts. As you may know by now, I have been very busy with Sharepoint the last couple of months. Currently I’m creating a whole new Internet facing website as requested by my employer.
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My first SharePoint webpart

A few months ago I created my first SharePoint webpart.
The conceptual idea was to have a webpart where items from the contenttype calendar would be aggregated and displayed to the enduser in the form of an eventlist.
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Regular expression? No Wiener Melange for me please….

This is what most of us will say when we hear the term “Regular expression”. No it’s not a brand new coffee brand, no it isn’t the most common used (and therefore regular) facial expression of the world. No this time I’m talking about some sort of query language used by freaky developers. Recently my program experience is expanding (fast or slow, it IS expanding) and from time to time I literally bounce of a new subject.
Regular expressions is just one of them.
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Fighting against ignorance

Yesterday I started, what seemed like, a little side project. The idea was very straightforward, just write a little GUI to control some installation scripts. Soon after finishing the brainstorm session I eagerly started to code the little thingy.
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