mike hatch's blog

  • Visual Studio 2005 install on Vista: Unknown error copying files to temporary folder

    While installing Visual Studio 2005 on Vista Ultimate x64 I got the error "An unknown error occured while copying files to your temporary folder. Setup will now exit." I have two CD/DVD drives on my machine (HP Media Center m7170n), so I took the setup...
  • SharePoint 2007 Forms Authentication and AspNetSqlMembershipProvider

    I spent the last week or so setting up Forms Authentication on Sharepoint 2007 (MOSS 2007) and the SQL Membership provider. There are a couple of good blog posts out there, but judging from the number of comments, this configuration is still frought with...
  • Vista performance update

    I finally got my secondary display working - by buying a different video card. I went with an ATI X1300 series with 256Mb RAM. Performance overall was still pretty poor, and although this video card has more RAM, it was actually rated lower (4.1) by the...
  • Creating a custom DSL Connector

    While developing my architecture designer using the Domain Specfic Language tools in Visual Studio I wanted to create my own connector type with filled circles at the ends of the connector. Many thanks to Bhavin B for his post on the Microsoft Forums...
  • First experiences installing Vista Ultimate at home

    I brought home Vista Ultimate now that we've RTM'ed to install it on my home machine. The machine is an HP Media Center m7170n Pentium D 3Ghz dual core with 1Gb RAM and a custom XFXForce Dual DVI video card (NVidia 6600 chipset). Single 220Gb HD. I...
  • Domain Specific Language tools

    I've been learning how to use the Visual Studio DSL tools to model an architecture language called ' ArchiMate '. The DSL tools allow you to assign custom shapes using the DSLDefinition.ImageShape class, which is described in the documentation as supporting...
  • Guidelines for Modeling

    In Enterprise Architecture at Work, the authors include a chapter on guidelines for modeling. I'm capturing them here as these concepts may be very valuable to reference and keep top of mind in the architecture process. Conceptual Integrity - "the...
  • Architecture principle/model for limits of user access?

    Reflecting on a funcional review this week where the Operations GM kept talking about business intelligence and 'back-end SQL access' in the same breath, I realized that there needs to be a way to articulate what services users should be allowed to access...
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  • DNS for service namespacing?

    I was chatting with Dale in the hallway about service management, which happens to be related to his latest post regarding service discovery. Something that crosses my scattered brain from time to time is whether it would be feasible to use DNS namespacing...
  • MIIS Adapter for SAP

    Work is progressing with an internal project to create an MIIS adapter for SAP. We've tested a beta version of this adaptor, which we'll be using to integrate our SAP HR Employee records with SAP for account provisioning. More info to follow...
  • A high level overview of using the Biztalk 2004 SAP Adaptor

    Tamer Shaaban posed a brief overview of how to use the Biztalk 2004 SAP Adaptor in his blog here . Also, some internal research around how to use adaptor for distributed transactions revealed: Setting the SAPSend.ConnectionType = “OPENREUSE” for the first...
  • Leadership Books I Really Like

    Team Building and Dynamics The 5 Dysfunctions Of A Team and other books in this series by Patrick Lencioni.( The Table Group ) Individual growth and/or Management First, Break All The Rules Now, Discover Your Strengths How Full Is Your Bucket?
  • SAP TechEd Day 3

    Today I attended the following sessions in whole or part: BW201 - Guidelines for Managing SAP Business Information Warehouse 3.5 NW203 - Integrating Third-Party Applications Using SAP NetWeaver XI201 - SAP Exchange Infrastructure and SAP Business...
  • Biztalk 2004 adapter available directly from Microsoft

    In a previous post I noted that the SAP adapter was available from iWay. Today I noticed that we have actually released our own SAP adapter for BizTalk 2004. http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/evaluation/adapter/adapters/sap/2004/sap_overview.asp
  • SAP TechEd Day 2

    I noticed a couple weeks back that www.sap.com shows pages ending in .aspx! Today I ran into a guy who knows the web master and says the guy loves Microsoft technology. I think it is funny and fantastic that SAP is running their home page on ASP.Net!...
  • SAP TechEd Day 1

    I attended 4 sessions this afternoon: PRTL105 - The Integrated SAP Internet Transaction Server in SAP Web AS and PRTL102 - UI Clients for SAP NetWeaver '04: SAP is retiring their stand alone ITS server product and integrating ITS into the Web AS 6.40...
  • Thoughts on SAP TechEd '04 Keynote

    Shai Agassi just finished his keynote address here at SAP TechEd 04 in San Diego. A few thoughts on the presentation: Key takeaways - they subtly introduced the idea of 'one repository' - that all your data needs to be in one repository. Lots of Enterprise...
  • SAP Integration architectures....

    Today one of our developers responded to a customer inquiry with an excellent summary of some SAP integration solutions and their relative complexities I thought worth sharing. Please note these are subjective figures and do not represent the views of...
  • Start er up

    I'm the Sr. Technology Architect for Microsoft's internal SAP implementation. I started at MS in Database Operations working on SQL 6.0 and 6.5 (even a little 4.2). There I had the chance to work on every type of DB application at MS from OLTP to Warehousing...