Browsing Posts published in November, 2006

When you try to install SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services on Windows Vista, the installer apparently fails to recognize that IIS7 is installed (assuming that you have installed it). The error message is misleading and is due to the fact that IIS7 components required by Reporting Services are not installed. IIS7 has been much more componentized than IIS6 […]

On a recent project, I was trying to return an object (with child objects) from an ASMX Web Service and was using the XmlSerializer for serialization. (When doing ASMX Web Services, you really have no choice but to use the XmlSerializer.) The child objects contained a circular reference, which ended up being the bane of my existence […]

The .NET Framework 3.0, formerly known as WinFx, has gone gold. You can download the release bits now. Congrats to everyone involved in this release! .NET Framework 3.0 Readme .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components Windows SDK for Vista and the .NET Framework 3.0  Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (Windows Workflow Foundation) Visual Studio […]

I am now a card-carrying member of the MSDN Canada Speakers Bureau*. (OK, maybe they don’t issue cards, but it’s still a great honour.) The long and short of it is that user groups from across Canada can invite me to speak and Microsoft Canada will cover the expenses. Here are some possible topics: Enterprise […]

A few months ago, Joanne Cummings of Redmond Magazine interviewed me regarding my thoughts on Microsoft Virtual PC and how it compares to VMWare Workstation. The article was recently published and you can find it here. Joanne did a good job capturing my thoughts on the overall advantages and disadvantages of the two products. While […]