Dennis Bottjer | ASP.NET + SharePoint Architect, Trainer & Speaker

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Tampa 2007 Code Camp OBA Slides

I want to thank everyone who attended my session on Saturday.  I had been sick all week and was still feeling quite run down but we had some great discussions.  Office Business Applications (OBA) are really an excited way to look at developing or extending line-of-business applications.  As promised here are my slides and some important OBA links.Download Tamp 2007 Code Camp OBA PresentationSupply Chain Management OBA Reference PackLoan Origination Reference Pack

posted @ Wednesday, July 18, 2007 7:29 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ C# & .NET Tutorials Community & Events OBA and VSTO System Integration ]

Office Business Applications Architecture Talk With Colin Cole

The following conversation is a conversation with Microsoft Financial Services Sr. Architect Colin Cole discussing Office Business Applications (OBA).  This is a new type of blog post for me and a Drowning In Technical Debt first.  I hope to conduct similar conversations in the future.  Finally, I would like to thank Colin for making time to have this conversation with me.dbottjer says: So I figured a good place to start would be with a definition.  What is OBA?  I did some research and here is what I came up with. Office Business Applications (OBA) use the Microsoft Office Suite of...

posted @ Thursday, May 24, 2007 6:27 PM | Feedback (4) | Filed Under [ Architecture C# & .NET Tutorials OBA and VSTO System Integration ]

Web Services and UTF8Encoded ByteArrays

Our business partner began reporting all bullet points were being converted to question marks during the archiving of Word Docs.  An early hunch that perhaps our FTP component was defaulting to ASCII transfer mode instead of Binary proved incorrect.  With this option ruled out we knew our electronic document repository was properly receiving both the control file and the Word Doc.  We began to suspect the web service exposed by our application which returns a document and metadata for archiving.  We were using a byte array to store, in this case, the word document and write it to the http...

posted @ Tuesday, May 1, 2007 5:06 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ ASP.NET C# & .NET Tutorials Debugging System Integration ]

ADSystemInfo Object Failing

ADSystemInfo Object Failing. Debugging a Windows Scripting Host login script.

posted @ Saturday, January 20, 2007 6:24 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Debugging System Integration ]

Registry Scripting

Registry Scripting

posted @ Thursday, January 18, 2007 4:31 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ News & Announcements System Integration ]

Systems Integration: No Assumptions

There are many sayings about assumptions and I’ll let you fill in your favorite. Regarding Systems Integration, the hard lesson I’ve learned is not to assume the other system will properly filter or handle a specific constraint. For example, Windows systems use a carriage-return-line-feed to mark the end-of-a-line. However, UNIX systems simply use a line-feed to mark the end-of-a-line. This is not to say that UNIX systems can’t handle files containing CRLF’s. It just means that most UNIX Sy

posted @ Tuesday, October 31, 2006 2:51 AM | Feedback (3) | Filed Under [ Architecture System Integration ]

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