Sunday, 15 April 2007

Introduction to System.DirectoryServices.Protocols (S.DS.P)

Fellow MVP, Ethan Wilansky has a new article on MSDN outlining the System.DirectoryServices.Protocols stack.  I haven't had a chance to read every last word in it yet (it's a huge article!), but it appears to show roughly 80% of everything you might want to do with SDS.P.  Check it out.

Link to Introduction to System.DirectoryServices.Protocols (S.DS.P)

Wednesday, 04 October 2006

MVP Again

I was fortunate enough to receive the MVP award again for the 2007 year.  I would like to thank Microsoft and all the program supporters that make this possible.  I enjoy helping others and that is why I do it – the MVP privileges however are a very nice perk.

Sunday, 20 August 2006

I'm a Dork

Joe Richards, of Active Directory 3rd Edition fame was nice enough to label me here as one of his ‘dorks’.  His book, btw is one of the best (if not the best) references to Active Directory.  Thanks Joe.

Tuesday, 04 October 2005

MVP Conference Wrap-Up

I spent the better part of last week in Redmond and surrounding communities for the MVP Conference.  It was a nice to be able to put a face to so many online personas.  For the most part it appears that a lot of the content was also presented at PDC with a few exceptions.  My overall thoughts are that there are a number of exciting technologies – I suppose the only frustration is that there is little indication in so many cases of when the stuff will actually be shipped.

Things I am looking forward to:

  • Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) – I think this has snuck under the radar a bit, but should present some great new capabilities to enterprise developers.  I can think of a project right now that could desperately use this.
  • Indigo (WCF) –  I hate the new name, but WCF looks very promising.
  • LINQ – I know that Frans is not a big fan of DLINQ, but I am looking forward to learning more about this particular technology.  Unfortunately, since I did not attend this session I will admit to a paucity of knowledge here.