Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Monday, December 27, 2004
Friday, December 24, 2004
"Today's reliance on e-mail has changed the nature of vacation," said James E. Katz, director of the Center for Mobile Communication Studies at Rutgers University.
If you do clean your in-box, he said, you're "defeating the purpose of vacation, which is to get away from the office and do something different."
If you don't, "you have to work twice as hard when you come back," he said. "And while you are responding to those, new ones come flooding in." In some ways, he said, "you are punished for taking vacation, by out-of-control e-mails."
Thursday, December 23, 2004
Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
" Space Name: portalgeek
Space URL : http://spaces.msn.com/members/portalgeek
Photo Album: Sketches
Photo Description: Inappropriate content (pornography)
If you remove the said materials, your space will be again in compliance with the MSN Code of Conduct and will remain open for your access. Otherwise, we will be forced to close down your space.
We hope you could bring your space into compliance as soon as possible.
MSN Spaces Customer Support "
By the way, check them out anyway on my other blog http://jopxpaints.blogspot.com
Sunday, December 19, 2004
Friday, December 17, 2004
Thursday, December 16, 2004
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Monday, December 13, 2004
This weekend I took a look at the Office Business Scorecards Accelerator and I have to tell that I'm pretty impressed. Most of the BI solutions that I know require very high end ( and also high price) products but for people who have already an existing Microsoft based infrastructure with Windows 2003 and SQL Server, this solution is a very nice starting point to deploy a flexible scorecard solution. I'm under the impression that this accelerator is not very known within the market although it is a very good value solution. I think that the next couple of weeks I'm going to write a little bit more about how you should implement a scorecard solution based on Office Business Scorecards accelerator. So lets start of with a quick introduction...
The Microsoft Office Business Scorecards Accelerator enable employees at all levels of the organization to simplify the measurement and management of key performance indicators (KPIs) and business strategies. It does this by simplyfying the creation of so called scorecards, the mapping of real data to the measures in these scorecards and providing a customizable visualization of these scorecard. The solution is targeted at decision makers at different levels in your organisation.
II would love to hear of people who have project experience with this solution. So if you have some nice tips and tricks, sample code, ... do not hesitate to comment on this posting.
Saturday, December 11, 2004
Maybe these shortcomings are only so conspicious when you have already some experience with SharePoint, but anyway this is not an excuse, these MOCS definitely need improvement. Of course,if your trainer is good, it makes a world of difference ;-) ...
This posting does not reflect the views of my employer
and is provided as is with no warranties, and confers no rights.
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
Monday, December 06, 2004
Thursday, December 02, 2004
Navigation and UI enhancements
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
But this time it is different, although the newslines seem to be the same see Browser Wars Back On. This is not a for profit company, this is Open Source. And it looks as if Firefox is actually gaining ground... I just took a look at which browsers people are using to visit this blog. Amazing....
Something that is however not discussed in most articles is the fact that people are not only using browsers but also news aggregators to surf the Net. Since I read a lot of blogs, I think that the majority of the time I use RSS Bandit when accessing the Internet.
But the hype about SOA will revive the interest in webservices because web services are one of the enablers of SOA. Web services are currently the first universally accepted interface, every software vendor or product has SOAP support. Web services allow us to define a software architecture in which the services are the core.
A while ago, I blogged about SOA, but lets recap, what is SOA? Actually it is nothing more then a design philosophy, a philisophy which is governed by 4 tenets:
1. Services have explicit boundaries : only interaction possible at the service boundary - e.g. Asmx webservices
2. Services are autonomous : no assumptions about how the service is implemented, loosely coupling
3. Services share schema & contract not objects : "pass by value" - the WSDL contains both the service and the data contract
4. Services are policy based : policies describe the rules for interaction, transactions, security, wire protocol
These tenets have also some technical consequences however, such as:
when you have to implement a custom wire format (For more elaborate discussions, take a look at Clemens Vasters blog). One fo the reasons you should avoid Remoting is because it uses SOAP encoding differently from web services