.Net 3.0 Collection from Microsoft

In order to define future direction for a couple of products, I started looking into .Net framework 3.0. Microsoft has a nice collection of clinics to help people understand


This collection is called "Collection 5134: Developing Rich Experiences with Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.0 and Visual Studio® 2005". It consists of three clinics on WPF, WCF, and WWF. I have been looking at them during this week and was able to complete them today. I would say WPF is a great innovation. WCF and WWF are repacking of existing technologies. MS just made their interpretability easier.


I already have a number of ideas to improve one of my 32 products by using .Net 3.0. It will be a big hit among its 3000 users.



Windows Communication Foundation – Tools

Tool Name Description

COM+ Service Model Configuration Tool (ComSvcConfig.exe)

Existing COM applications can use the WCF Service moniker. The WCF Service moniker provides a representation of the service contracts and bindings for WCF Web services that is both strongly typed and COM-visible, and enables developers of COM+ applications to expose one or more interfaces on a COM+ component as Web services.

Configuration Editor (SvcConfigEditor.exe)

Enables administrators and developers to create and modify configuration settings for WCF services by using a graphical user interface.

Find Private Key Tool (FindPrivateKey.exe)

Retrieves a private key from a key store, for example, the name and location of the private key file that is associated with a particular X.509 certificate.

ServiceModel Metadata Utility (svcutil.exe)

Generates service model code from metadata, and metadata from service model code. Most often used to generate client-side proxies to WCF services.

ServiceModel Registration Tool (ServiceModelReg.exe)

Manages the registration of the WCF ServiceModel with Internet Information Services on a single computer. It can be used to register, unregister, and re-register WCF.

TraceViewer Tool (SvcTraceViewer.exe)

Enables developers and administrators to view, group, and filter trace messages that relate to WCF services.

WS-AtomicTransaction Configuration Utility (wsatConfig.exe)

Configures WS-AtomicTransaction support settings, such as ports, certificates, and accounts.

Redefining Success at Work – From Whorton School of Management

This is an insightful article on how the definition of success at work has been changing.
Also, an interesting observation on the cost of turn-over in knowledge based industry (around 500%). My personal observation says it is correct. In my current organization, they have been looking to fill my current opening for over seven months.