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Archive for May, 2009

I visited one local photo store today, and where told that the D300 would soon be discontinued (apparently they got this information from Nikon). Maybe it’s soon time for Nikon to release a successor… Funny, if this is true, I’ve been thinking a while if I should upgrade my current equipment (a Nikon D80) to a D300 or a D700 and I have not yet decided to which. Maybe it’s better to wait a while and see what Nikon releases next.

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Want to know more about Dublin (i.e. the Windows Application Server Enhancements known as Dublin)?

BizTalk User Group Sweden invites you to a demo on the latest Dublin technology in Stockholm, Thursday, June 04, 2009 at 6:00 PM (GMT+0100).

I’m attending it, see you there!

Session 1: Walkthrough of Windows Application Server Enhancements code named Dublin

In this session we will review the features of the Windows Application Server Enhancements code named Dublin.  This session will show how to use new and enhanced concepts in the .Net 4.0 framework to empower Services hosted in Windows allowing users insight into service health and activity.

Session 2: Managing, Monitoring, and Deploying Services using Windows Application Server Enhancements

This session takes a deeper dive into Windows Application Server Enhancements by looking in detail at the hosting of a Workflow Service.  This will cover reviewing a web service aggregator Workflow Service, setting up custom tracking, monitoring running services, and import and export of applications.

For more information, see:
http://winappsrvdublin-emailinvite.eventbrite.com/

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Decided to go to Scandinavian Photo today and buy a new bag for my camera.

I bought the Lowepro 400 Flipside AW bag, which is very cool and handy. It’s huge (so you can fit in a lot of camera equipment), it weatherproof (it has a built in rain cover) and it can not be opened when you’re carrying it (great as theft protection when carrying it around).

I also took a look at Nikon 105 VR Macro lens and Nikon’s 50mm 1.4 lens, and I went ahead and bought the 50mm. Nikon’s “new” 50mm 1.4 lens is very sharp (even at larger apertures), produces great colors and has a really nice bouquet. The only drawback is the auto focus, it struggles a bit low light conditions and could be faster.

Here are some images when using the 50mm for the first time, as well as some images of the Flipside 400:

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Well, I developed a GUI for working with BAM (Business Activity Monitoring) definitions in BizTalk 2006 a while ago. Check it out on http://www.codeplex.com/bamgui.

I have not tested BizTalk 2009 yet, so I don’t know if it works for it, and maybe Microsoft finally made one themselves?

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You can actually set the file name in BizTalk without using a dynamic port.

First, you set the BTS.ReceivedFilename property of a message in the orchestration, like:
MyMessage(BTS.ReceivedFilename) = “some-value”;

Then, you use the %SourceFileName% macro in the send port , for setting the file name, like:
File name=’%SourceFilename%.edi,’ this results in getting a file with the file name=’some-value.edi’

Thanks to my collegue Stefan for finding out how!

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I finally decided to start blogging. I will blog about my work, my interest and whatever more that could be fun to blog about.

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