Unofficial TechEd Itinerary

Alright, I'm in final preparations mode for TechEd 2007, if you're looking  to chat or just want to tell me that I'm all wrong about something, then you should be able to find me at one of the following locals/events: Saturday (tentative) INETA Leadership Summit (Only third and fourth sessions due to flight times) Sunday Jon Flanders' Pre-Conf training on WCF and WF Party with Palermo Monday Lots of Connected Systems track classes Moderating the Birds of a Feather : "BizTalk, WCF and WF" at 3pm Tuesday - Friday Lots of Connected Systems track classes I may also make appearances at other less publicized events ... if you've got a party going on ... let me know.  If you've got a party going on and some good vodka? Definitely let me know. As usual, will buzz my blackberry throughout TechEd.  Or you can send me a Direct Message via Twitter.

MapCop 0.2 and the move to CodePlex

I'm pleased to announce that my (long idle) project MapCop has a new release. In case you don't know MapCop is a program that analyzes BizTalk maps and produces a report which alerts you to style problems early.  At the current time it has only two rules, but I expect to do allot of work on it over the next several weeks to expand those rules further. I'm also interested in recruiting help from other BizTalk developers who might be interested.  If you'd like to join the team, please drop me a comment and be sure to include an email address where you can be reached. In the meantime, head over to CodePlex and check out the 0.2 bits and source.

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