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EDI AS2 Connector screencast
My co-worker James put together this great screencast (WMV or Flash) about the IP*Works! EDI AS2 Connector application. This is an eBusinessReady certified .net web app that makes it really easy to get setup and transact with your trading partner. Technorati tags: screencast EDI AS2 ......

Posted On Friday, October 28, 2005 11:35 AM

Integrate your applications with QuickBooks
The beta is out for version 4 of the IBiz Integrator for QuickBooks. New features for this version: QuickBooks Merchant Services Payroll capabilites Enhanced support for international QuickBooks versions High-performance batch processing Linked transactions Here is a list of component included in the toolkit ......

Posted On Friday, October 28, 2005 11:02 AM

IPWorks LDAP auth tutorial - classic ASP version
This article on ASP Alliance explains how to use the IP*Works! .Net LDAP component in an ASP.Net web application. A lot of people have emailed me asking about how to do this in classic ASP. For those people, here is the same information told from the perspective of the classic ASP developer, using the Ldap component from IPWorks ASP Edition ......

Posted On Friday, October 28, 2005 10:41 AM

Adding multi-user chat capability to my custom jabber client
Adding multi-user chat to my jabber app The XMPP component provides extensibility by providing the developer with the capability of sending custom commands as well as overseeing all incoming messages so that you can add custom handlers for them. For example, there is a jabber extension proposal to provide a means for multi-user chat capabilities. Multi-user chat for Jabber is defined in JEP-0045. To add chat capabilities to my own jabber client is fairly simple and straight-forward. First, I added ......

Posted On Thursday, October 27, 2005 2:07 PM

Sending email w/ IPWorks
If you're using IPWorks for sending email, here are a few things to be aware of: 1. If you do need to send email with IPWorks, I generally I recommend using the HTMLMailer component for sending email because it has the most comprehensive functionality out of all the IPWorks email components. You can easily add attachments to an outgoing email by using the AddAttachment method. You can easily add an HTML part to your message by setting the MessageHTML property - or you can just send a plain text message ......

Posted On Thursday, October 27, 2005 12:33 PM

IPWorks PHP Extensions for *nix
This is cool! All of the Unix Editions of IP*Works! now include extensions for php development! Read about and/or download the Unix Editions. I'm particularly interested in what people have to say about this, especially from php and OSX developers.

Posted On Thursday, October 27, 2005 10:01 AM

Identifying Active Directory
When you connect to a directory server, you can do a DSE search to determine if it is an AD server or not. If the supportedCapabilities attribute contains the value "1.2.840.113556.1.4.800", you know it is AD. How do you perform a root DSE search using the IP*Works! Ldap component? This is discussed in an LDAP tutorial on the nsoftware website. Basically its just a search in which the DN is blank, the search filter is "objectClass=*", and you have a base level search scope ......

Posted On Thursday, October 27, 2005 9:56 AM

EDI AS2 Connector
/n software has made available in PRERELEASE form the IP*Works! EDI AS2 Connector. It is completely free for 1 trading partner. The software itself is a .Net application with an embedded web server, which allows you to configure trading partners to exchange EDI documents with over AS2. Technorati tag: EDITechnorati tag: AS2Update: EDI AS2 Connector screencast (WMV or Flash) ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 26, 2005 3:01 PM

Did you fall asleep at PDC? Miss some sessions you wanted to be a part of?
Hundreds of hours of PDC 2005 videos.

Posted On Tuesday, October 25, 2005 6:32 AM

Halloween Doggies
If you like dogs, take a look at these rat terriers dressed in Halloween costumes.

Posted On Monday, October 24, 2005 7:12 PM

MS WSYP: We Share Your Pain
A must watch video introduction to WSYP.

Posted On Monday, October 24, 2005 7:23 AM

This is great: Joel On Web 2.0 and the like
Joel Spolsky rants about some of the technobabble that has become somewhat overutilized and annoying lately. Web 3.14 blah blah.

While I enjoy listening to the InfoTalk series of podcasts from, it does become annoying when John Furrier says "web 2.0" about every 5 minutes.

Posted On Friday, October 21, 2005 8:11 AM

New iPod! Wow, look at this innovation leader! </sarcasm>
The new iPod now has a color screen and will play videos and photos - not just audio. Wow...the iPod is one step closer to becoming a Pocket PC!

Loooooooooong way to go, though.

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 1:51 PM

Gada be metasearch
Chris Pirillo announces his new search aggregator.

Unique twist in implementation, very slick interface. Sweet.

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Posted On Monday, October 10, 2005 12:38 PM

My ultimate tool list
Here are some ultimate tools that Scott Hanselman missed: For developers: Ethereal, the network sinffer. Secure Tunnel, add SSL to any insecure server, very useful for logging and debugging tcp apps. REST. Ok, so its not an application. But its still a useful tool. :) For everyone: Windows Remote Desktop. Yeah, I know - but it is very useful. Camtasia Studio, good for recording video & audio from your desktop. Bloglines, etc., for reading and searching blogs of course. VS.Net Command Prompt. ......

Posted On Thursday, October 6, 2005 8:25 PM

World-wide "Thanks to the Delphi R&D, QA, and Doc Teams" Day
Thanks Borland! Thanks Delphi team! As a component vendor company with a variety of Delphi toolkits, /n software has been working with Delphi for as long as I can remember. Borland always puts out rock solid tools that are fast, powerful, and extremely productive!

Posted On Thursday, October 6, 2005 2:57 PM

Findory API
The Findory API. Neat.

Posted On Thursday, October 6, 2005 9:19 AM

NerdTV Feed
Dave points out that there is a podcast feed for NerdTV. PPR subscribed. Unfortunately the feed only contains one item at a time. I'll have to download the old episodes manually.

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Posted On Thursday, October 6, 2005 8:56 AM

Desktop vs Online Aggregators
Scott thinks that desktop aggregators have no future. I have to agree. I used to be a FeedDemon user. FeedDemon is a great piece of software, and Nick is smart enough to allow owners to install it on multiple machines - however I found it annoying having to maintain new and removed subscriptions between my work and home installations. Since FeedDemon was purchased by NewsGator I haven't tried the new beta's - for all I know they provide a method of synching subscriptions between installations now, ......

Posted On Thursday, October 6, 2005 8:43 AM

Web Deployment Project for VS2005
Steve Smith points to a new "Web Deployment Project" addin for VS2005 that will apparently be included in VS2005 when it is released.

Posted On Wednesday, October 5, 2005 12:50 PM

Infragistics is blogging
News from Devin Rader that Infragistics is blogging. Check our the Infragistics bloggers at (RSS).

Posted On Wednesday, October 5, 2005 7:48 AM

Gmail: Customized From address implemented
What's New in Gmail? Lots! One of the features I (and lots of others apparently) requested is the ability to customize the FROM address used when I send email from my gmail inbox. This really expands the power of gmail, and allows me to use it to manage email from all of my domains. Now I have configured all of my incoming mail in all of my personally owned domains to forward to my gmail account. I have defined gmail filters there to label and archive these incoming messages into different labels ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 5, 2005 7:40 AM

Browser PA
Daan from Matirsoft pointed me to their Browser PA product. Developed in .Net, this thing has so many features its amazing. While it won't tear me away from Bloglines, this is one neat and feature packed tool: Multi-engine web search (including blog, print, and video searches) Read RSS feeds IE Favorites and History organizers (much better than the one that comes with IE) System tools like IPConfig, DNS query, etc. Explorer-style interfaces for folder browsing and tasks ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 5, 2005 6:44 AM

.Net CF Developers: The real meaning of "Could not find resource assembly"
Straight from the .Net Compact Framework Team blog, what does Could not find resource assembly really mean?

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Posted On Tuesday, October 4, 2005 2:51 PM

Google Talk and IP*Works! - updated
I've updated the Jabber demo that was the result of this Create Your Own Jabber Client With IP*Works! tutorial, so that it now uses SSL so that it is compatible with Google Talk and other Jabber servers that support SSL and SASL/Plain authentication. Here is the updated demo. If Microsoft supported Jabber on Messenger, I would not have to ask all my MSN contacts to move to Google Talk. Same for AIM. Oh well. See ya MSN. See ya AIM. No more multi-IM client on my machines! Technorati tag: jabber Update: ......

Posted On Monday, October 3, 2005 1:26 PM

Hello, Mrs. Andersen. Record Company matrix of stupidity gets sued.
Recording Industry vs The People reports on Atlantic v. Andersen. Ms. Andersen sues RIAA.

Posted On Monday, October 3, 2005 11:46 AM

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