Many use an ETL tool to populate the reporting databases in their business intelligence (BI) solutions, but sometimes an integration tool such as BizTalk 2006 is a better choice. Find out when.
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An attendee at Microsoft SOA and Business Process Conference 2006 gives you the inside scoop on preparing your organization to utilize the new Microsoft SOA and BPM development products.
Mock objects can be created to act as stand-ins for actual implementations in order to isolate unit tests. This makes it easier to detect defects during development. Discover how to create your own mock objects using NMock 2.0.
Want to test just how broad and expressive a language C# is? Learn how to implement nested functions for C#, which so closely models nested functions that nested behaviors practically exist already for the language.
Learn how to read and write Open XML files (MS Office 2007).
Learn to use the A-star (A*) implementation in C# (Path Finding, PathFinder).
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The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.
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Ringtones are a very popular way to customize your mobile phone. Learn to set ringtones in your Windows Store app.
Arun Karthick introduces you to the state machine model and shows you how to create a simple working state machine sample using the .NET framework in the C# language.