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Windows Mobile DevCon

Are you going to the Windows Mobile DevCon? Register your blog at Windows Mobile Bloggers!

See you in San Francisco!

Posted On Saturday, January 31, 2004 4:19 PM

DevDays Bloggers

In this post, a few stories from the adventures of producing the TechEd Bloggers and PDC Bloggers websites.

Posted On Monday, January 26, 2004 11:09 PM

InfoPath Resources
Laura John points out a schedule of upcoming InfoPath and Office webcasts for developers as well as a list of InfoPath resources on the web.

Posted On Thursday, January 22, 2004 7:04 PM

The Information Worker, SOA and InfoPath

Today, the hype is all around social software, new more fluid approaches to workflow, and collaboration. Making ourselves as groups and organizations more efficient. The information workers, as we call them now, are not islands. They are linked with each other in vast human communication networks. How are we doing it? By simplifying the interfaces we have with each other to increase the number and effectiveness of our links. I see some similarities between this approach to human collaboration an

Posted On Saturday, January 17, 2004 10:37 PM

Creating Modal Dialogs in InfoPath

A couple days ago, I wrote about the ability to create a Custom Task Pane in InfoPath. You can use a similar technique to show modal dialogs based on an HTML file. In this post, I give a brief overview of how to create and launch a modal dialog in InfoPath.

Posted On Friday, January 16, 2004 8:52 PM

Serve InfoPath Documents Dynamically

I created a little experiment to serve InfoPath documents dynamically from ASP.NET. Once a record was opened, I wanted the form to already be populated with values from a database rather then having two views (Query and Data Entry). I ran into a few snags while trying to get this to work and thought I'd throw up here to show how I got around them and see if there are any other solutions floating around.

Posted On Thursday, January 15, 2004 9:54 PM

InfoPath Custom Task Pane
In InfoPath, every control on the form must be bound to an element in the XML document and defined by the underlying schema. This can be limiting when you want to provide some additional assistance to retrieve information and/or populate the form. One option is to use managed code that displays System.Windows.Forms dialogs launched by a button on the form. This comes at a cost of making development and deployment more complicated. Another option is to use a Custom Task Pane. A Custom Task Pane in ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 14, 2004 8:53 PM

Using the Microsoft Log Parser
Log Parser is a tool available from Microsoft that allows you to run SQL queries against log files and send the information to a SQL Database or other file formats. In this article I describe the capabilities of Log Parser and how you can use it as a set of COM interfaces from your application.

Posted On Sunday, January 11, 2004 9:28 PM

Everyone Else is Doing It
Seems like everyone is moving their blog these days, so here I am with a new home at I'm not planning on terminating my original blog at I'll continue to post about personal interests, family and Japan over there. I hope I can make a positive contribution to this excellent community that Jeff Julian has set up here at What I like about this particular deployment of .Text is the freedom that Jeff gives to the content. My main technical interests ......

Posted On Sunday, January 11, 2004 9:22 PM

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