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Chapter 7 (Transaction Services) for download at ftponline

Chapter 7 of my newest book Enterprise Services with the .NET Framework is available for download at ftponline!

Here are the titles of all chapters:

  • Introducing .NET Enterprise Services
  • Object Activation and Contexts
  • Concurrency
  • COM Interop
  • Networking
  • Data Access
  • Transaction Services
  • Compensating Resource Managers
  • State Management
  • Queued Components
  • Loosely Coupled Events
  • Security
  • Deployment and Configuration
  • The Future of Distributed Applications
  • Case Study


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How should I enter a phone number or email address as a date???

With the schiphol Website schiphol Website (Amsterdam airport) it is possible to receive travel updates with the mobile phone. Doing the registration I received the following error message:

"Please enter a valid e-mail address or mobile phone number
Must be in the format dd-mm-yyyy hh:mm:ss"

How should I add a phone number as a date?

The problem was that the schiphol site does not allow the plus sign, e.g. +43664... with the phone number. 0043664... is required.

Update: it seems that the service doesn't work with non-Dutch phone numbers. It's a long time to go for mobile computing.


Thinktecture at TechEd Europe

Thinktecture is very busy at TechEd Europe:


  • 12:00, Christian Nagel (& Damir Tomicic), BOF - INETA EMEA Today and Tomorrow
  • 16:30, Christian Nagel, BOF - New Features of C# 2.0: Is New C# Code Too Complex?
  • 16:30, Christian Weyer (& Steve Swartz), CTS356 - Implemeting "Indigo" Endpoints - Addresses, Bindings and Contracts
  • 18:30, Christian Nagel: ATE booth


  • 10:15, Ingo Rammer (& Steve Swartz) - CTS366: Implementing "Indigo" Endpoints - Secure, Reliable, Transacted Messaging
  • 12:00, Ingo Rammer (& Arvindra Sehmi) - CHT028: Performance, Scalability and Availability
  • 13:45, Christian Weyer (& Rafal Lukawiecki, Steve Swartz, Michele Leroux Bustamante, Omri Gazitt) - PNL003: WS-I_M_REALLY_CONFUSED
  • 14:45, Christian Weyer (& Maarten Mullender) - CHT030: Turn Left or Right? How to Best Design Your Web Service Interface


  • 14:00, Christian Nagel, ATE booth
  • 14:45, Ingo Rammer - CTS448: Optimizing Scalability, Performance and Availability with Systems Built on the .NET Framework
  • 18:15, Christian Weyer, CTS357: My Home is My Castle: Hosting and Running Your .NET Applications


  • 11:00, Christian Nagel, ATE booth
  • 16:15, Christian Weyer, CTS465: From Dusk Til Dawn: Choose *Your* Approach to Design and Develop Web Services Applications on the .NET Platform

See you there!