Passed ADO.NET exam

Since I have been training others in ADO.Net technologies and it is a technology I have been working with for many years I decided try the official Microsoft exam. I studied using Transcender’s study pack for 70-561 ADO.NET Application Development and thankfully I passed on the first try. Not really sure where this exam will take me – I guess it’s part of MCPD for .Net so maybe that ought to be something I should […] Read more »

100% CPU usage in BizTalk development environment

These last few days I have been having enormous problems with my BizTalk development environment running in a windows Server 2003 Virtual PC environment. Whenever the BizTalkServerApplication host was started CPU usage would stay at 100% consistently. Stopping all my applications and even deleting them changed nothing. No running or suspended instances were visible. For some reason the sqlservr.exe process was consuming all available CPU resources. I found a couple of links that helped me […] Read more »