Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

Yahoo! YPod?

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I ran across this little morsel today while Googleing more Ektron issues. Yahoo!, Google, Live…how many technologies am I going to need to know to stay afloat in this industry?!

Yahoo! Music Launches New Media Player
Yahoo! Music Player Site

Ektron and Virtual Directories

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Note to self: do not use a virtual directory for the AssetManagement DMS folder when configuring Ektron web sites.

I learned this the hard way (again) today while trying to figure out why my DMS assets were not uploading properly. After a couple of hours (and a night of sleep) and setting up a completely new instance of a bare bones Ektron CMS that functioned properly, it finally dawned on me that perhaps one of the various virtual directories were causing the issues. Apparently, the AssetManagement folder cannot be virtual or it throws off their file upload processor (at least for v7.01).

I believe they have fixed this with the latest version (I hope.)

Let this be yet another learning lesson and hopefully assistance to anyone else running into this similar issue.

Embedding Windows Live Messenger

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Learning is fun. Here is the somewhat new embedded MSN (Live) messenger control. We were trying to determine how or where you would actually implement this, but for now, cool factor will suffice.

Windows Live Writer

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So another day at Windows Live Training at Microsoft. We have discussed quite a few of the great applications and implementations of Live technologies. I have known about the Live Writer for a while, but decided to test it on my blog, written on WordPress, to see if it will actually write posts to my blog. Lets just see…

Microsoft Downloads moving to Silverlight

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I ran across the new Microsoft downloads web site last night. Apparently, they have decided to program the entire site in Silverlight. First impression, nice work. Then came the questions: why did they do the entire page in Slight? Are they really expecting this sort of page load time for every Slight application? In spite of it’s snazzy new interface, I’m not sure I’m buying this move. It is reminiscent of the old Java applet days.