I started yesterday to work on the second release of the publishing tool that we are using to write articles on my site Tech Head Brothers. The first version what packing everything needed (XML, pictures, source zip) into one zip file that the author was emailing me for publishing. The new idea is to have a Web Service on the web site that directly accept this zip file as a Dime attachment. So the author can directly post his article to the web site without passing it to me. I am so lazy ;-)

I have this web service developped and the code in the VSTO project. Then I faced an issue during debugging. In fact when the debugger reach the point of calling the web service then I get back to the Word 2003 document, and can’t continue to debug and the web service is not called. If I remove the line of code that attach the Dime attachment to the request:
and call the service then it works, but for sure that’s not what I want.
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I continued the installation of Exchange 2003 and I am almost done with it. Currently I am able to send email, to get email from my different internet pop emails using Pullmail. But I can’t get directly emails for my domain. As I have a dynamic ip i used DynDns and changed the MX record of my DNS provider to point to a CNAME with the domain name used in DynDns. It seems that the problem is coming from there, but I could not fix it, and I don’t have any idea.

I want to thanks Benoit Hamet for his wonderful support. I used also a really good article: Hosting Your Own SMTP Mail Using Exchange 2000 by Mark Fugatt. Thanks Mark.

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Finally I managed to install my DC, DNS… I stopped this morning at 2 AM and restarted at 7:30 AM. Thanks to Thierry Mille (always of good support) and Tim Hines for his message that solved my issue. Now I start installing Exchange 2003, and hope that I will be successfull. For the moment it goes ok. When it will be finished I will need to reimport my user profile, that will tough, I guess. Thanks to Julia Lerman for her kind message, thats right we are only developers ;-)

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I decided to change my home installation and to promote my server as a domain controller. It is now almost 2 AM and I uninstalled it cause I made a i mistake. I didn’t knew before doing that mistake that it will not migrate back the users. What a hell !!! I still have the profile on the disk but don’t really know how it will react when I recreate a user. I think I will make a backup first on my external disk of the profile. I’d better learn how to do things then just trying.

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I continued the evaluation and was a bit disappointed about the import function. I had quite a lot of feed in SharpReader and the import function did not imported them the way I thought, I mean ordered like it was before. L
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I decided to stop to blog on that event as I can’t really tell what we see here. But I will stil continue to post about some cool private events, and in that matter i would like to take some words from Rédo: “.Net c’est que du bonheur !!!”. Thats a private joke and the concerned guys will understand it for sure ;-)

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Great!!! It is available, now I just need that soemone offers me a Pocket PC with Wifi. Thats really an amazing software that I use in my daily business. It works like a charm on pc, I will have to test it with one the geeks that a running around at the MVP Summit.

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Laurent Kempé

I am an experienced Team Leader & Senior Solutions Architect with a passion for shipping high-quality products by empowering development team and culture toward an agile mindset. I bring technical vision and strategy, leading engineering teams to move product, processes and architecture forward.

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