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Part 3 – How to identify 3rd party products using undocumented program internal intefaces I have discussed problems when using undocumented program internal interfaces and how they affect support in Part 1 and Part 2 of this article. Now lets focus on 3rd party products as these might consume such interfaces which would also impact your […]

Part 2 – What would YOU do? Lets assume you have developed a nice application – lets say a Web Application that uses a backend database. To allow your users to customize the application you have implemented an API that customers can use to savely program against the application. Unfortunatelly due to time constraints you did […]

Part 1 – Technical Background I assume you often heard the statement: “Don’t use undocumented API calls”. And you might often have thought: “Why not? There are so powerful features under the surface of the documented API! I want to use them!”. This article should give you some ideas what could happen when undocumented API […]

I did some more hands on labs on ASP.NET 2.0. Later I went to the IIS 7 preview session. This was really a highlight! IIS 7 looks to become a really great product: all configuration for as well managed and unmanaged stuff is now done in the web.config. It is possible to delegate administrative tasks […]

I did some hands on labs on ASP.NET 2.0 and attended a session about asynchronous pages in ASP.NET 2.0. Dmitry (the speaker) showed various different methods on how to implement asynchronous pages: parallel, serial, with and without timeout… It was really a great session full of useful information! Dmitry also published the sample code used […]

Microsoft has just published the chapter “Enhancing performance with Caching” of the MCMS book Building Websites with Microsoft Content Management Server from Joel, Mei Ying and myself on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/odc_MCMS2002_bk/html/CMSCh22EnhancingPerfCaching.asp

I attended the “ASP.NET 2.0: Best Practices for Building Web Application UI with Master Pages, Themes and Site Navigation” session and had a chance to talk with the speaker and one of the developers about the problem with Themes in Content Management applications which I outlined here.  It seems there is currently really no other […]

The day started with a key note from Andrew Lees. Topic of the keynote was “Ready for Business”. Main topics covered were 64bit technology, virtualization and benefits of our new products (SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005) for business and integration strategies. After the keynote I jumped over to the Ask the Experts Area and […]

Yesterday I attended the “The Zen of ASP.NET 2.0” preconference Session. It was really a great session to get an impression about all the nice new features of ASP.NET 2.0. The topics covered were very similar to the ASP.NET 2.0 training from DevelopMentor which I attended before but a lots of additional or different samples were […]

Just in case someone is wondering why questions in the newsgroup are not answered by me next week: I’m enjoying a one week vacation with my girlfriend Michaela in Cervia (Italy).

Just got the confirmation that I will be able to attend the EMEA Tech-Ed this year in Amsterdam. I will mainly attend the sessions of the Portals and Collaboration track. In addition Arpan asked me to participate in the Ask the Expert program. So if someone would like to meet me in person: Tech-Ed would […]

Since today Andrew Connell is a new MVP for Microsoft Content Management Server. He really deserves it as he has provided help to many customers in the public newsgroup for MCMS. I assume he will shortly be listed on the official site for MCMS MVP to join Mei Ying, Spencer, Joel and Angus! Andrew: congratulation […]