April 2007 Entries

Do you want to save MSDN Help as a .CHM file?

How many times you've checked the MSDN Library online for obtaining informations (not always so simple...) and you've thinked if it will be possible to save the retrieved pages (maybe as a CHM file)? Now you can do this... A new little project borned on CodePlex is Package This, a GUI tool written in C# for creating help files (.chm and .hxs) from the content obtained from the MSDN Library via the MSDN Content Service. You select the content you want from the table of contents, build a help file, and use the content offline. The tools is on...

posted @ Monday, April 30, 2007 5:32 PM | Feedback (2)

Managing your business Workflows with Windows Workflow Foundation

In the actual Enterprise architectures, workflows are always more an essential part and in a modern architecture there's always more the need to have a flexible way to manage the various business processes. Microsoft has developed an interesting and powerful platform for modeling business workflows and lots of its new products are starting to use the new Windows Workflow platform. Also on the ERP side Microsoft has receive the need to manage workflow and in the last Dynamics NAV 5.0 magically has appeared a new feature called "Document Approval". Nothing revolutionary (our company for example has developed a custom and...

posted @ Wednesday, April 25, 2007 12:25 PM | Feedback (2)

SilverLight is here...

Ladies and gentleman... Microsoft today has officially launched his clone of Macromedia Flash , SilverLight (alias WPF/E), a new cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for developing rich applications for the web. Microsoft Silverlight will enable content providers to deliver media experiences and rich interactive applications that incorporate media, graphics, animation, and much, much more with full application functionality on both Windows and Mac platforms and inside IE, Firefox and Safari. The first question that comes after the SilverLight announce is that it's really a Flash-clone "made in Microsoft" and, despite what someone could say, I think that SilverLight is exactly positioned...

posted @ Monday, April 16, 2007 6:52 PM | Feedback (0)

Unified Transcript and Dynamics Certifications Logo: reality

Microsoft Learning staff has just made me an happy man... This morning I've checked the MCP website in order to check the new update to the Transcript section and the great news are: The MCP Transcript is now unified with all the certifications you earned (standard Microsoft certifications and MS Dynamics certifications). Now you've all in one place... wonderful. There's finally a new logo available for Microsoft Dynamics certifications, now called Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Specialist / Professional. The new logo is ready on the Logobuilder section for every usage that Microsoft permits...

posted @ Wednesday, April 11, 2007 6:06 AM | Feedback (0)

Will be WF Starter Kits a reality?

Today it's the easter day (happy easter to all of you!!), but at the end of this day a quick check to my blog reader is a must... One of the interesting discover of this day is this post, the announce of the first Windows Workflow Starter Kits: Windows Workflow Foundation Web Workflow Approvals Starter Kit (what a name...) is a Visual Studio 2005 project that demonstrates using Windows Workflow Foundation for simple task oriented workflow in an ASP.NET web application in a minimal number of lines of code. A workflow model is used to automate work order requests...

posted @ Sunday, April 08, 2007 6:24 PM | Feedback (0)

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Book available for free

Today is arrived an unexpected present from the Microsoft CRM Product Team: the Working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM book is now available for free in pdf format. "This book breaks down the functional elements of the application and how they can be used by an organisation plus is a great marketing tool for prospecting! It is role based and discusses the benefits by sales, service and marketing". There are 84 pages that covers all the basics (but not only) about Microsoft CRM. It's an interesting guide for your customers and to train yourself and your employees...

posted @ Thursday, April 05, 2007 2:21 PM | Feedback (0)

Google's fantasy for the 1st of April

Google is always ready to create new interesting services, but this new April Fools joke is so exciting... Gmail Paper, the new way to archive your important email or attachments : Can you imagine the satisfaction to receive at home something like this?: Wonderful...

posted @ Sunday, April 01, 2007 10:57 AM | Feedback (0)