Hugo Hiden, NEReSC‘s technical director, has started a blog, called “eScience Ramblings”, where he records his experiences with using Microsoft‘s technologies while building solutions for eScience. I am really looking forward to reading more. So far it’s been great. I am going to be sending answers/suggestions to Hugo whenever I can but I am hoping other Microsoft and techie folks will also help him, whenever he encounters a problem or there are alternative/better solutions.
Hugo, have you looked at the Entity Framework as an alternative to Hibernate? The integration with LINQ is great. It goes without saying, however, that you should use the tools that make you more comfortable. I am only bringing the Entity Framework up in case you haven’t come across it.