Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

It's all about community!

August, 2004

  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    MSDN Connection Lounge at Tech•Ed


    The card swipers are finally in production and I had an opportunity to use my MSDN Connection membership card in earnest. Caroline did a great job running the lounge (including getting it moved from the COLD tent where there was no connnectivity inside to the warm and wirelessly accessible exhibition hall). The lounge had an XBox and couches and was a great place to hang out and chat with members of the community.


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    Visual FoxPro 9.0 Beta Component Refresh available


    Ken Levy, the VFP Product Manager, notes in his blog that there is a Visual FoxPro 9.0 Beta Component Refresh available. To quote Ken:

    The Visual FoxPro 9.0 Beta Components Refresh download contains a refresh of various components and source code libraries delivered with the public Visual FoxPro 9.0 beta. It addresses issues in these components, adds refinements, and introduces some Visual FoxPro Foundation Class (FFC) classes not previously available. Updates include components and source code for some reporting system components, BROWSER.APP, BUILDER.APP, and ANCHOREDITOR.APP included in XSOURCE update. To apply the new Anchor property builder, simply run once the files have been installed and it will register itself in FoxCode.dbf so that the new Anchor editor will be active when you are selected on the Anchor property in the Property Sheet

    If you haven't had a play with the VFP 9.0 beta, it's well worth a look.

    While we're on the subject of VFP 9.0, Craig Bailey got Eric Rudder to plug VFP in general and OzFox in particular while we were at dinner during Tech•Ed in Canberra last week. Check it out!

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    ADNUG VS2005 Install-Fest this Wednesday


    Just a reminder; This just in from Peter Griffith:

    ADELAIDE DOT NET USERS GROUP.                
    The next meeting of ADNUG will be held on WEDNESDAY 11th August at 6pm
     SA Innovation Centre  Level 2,  Santos House, King William Street, Adelaide  
    Visitors welcome. See below for Programme.   
    ADNUG web site       notice of meetings  
    The doors outside the lifts for 2nd floor are locked at 7pm.
    Access through lane from King William Street, or lane from Topham St Mall
    If you arrive after 7pm ring  0408 832891 or 0403 432393 and we will come down to the After Hours exit in Currie St and let you in.
    Door Prize tonight
    Tonight is Whidbey-Fest
    As outlined in previous emails, there will be DVDs/CDs provided with Virtual PC, Whidbey beta 1 and Express products.
    We will be supplying a Virtual PC for you to install, if you don't already have it, a DVD which has a zipped file of Whidney beta 1 already installed under XP Pro (120 day version). This can be then copied directly to the VPC partition on your laptop/PC and when unzipped is about 4Gb. There will also be CDs containing Express items also pre-installed under XP Pro (120 day version) which can be copied directly to your VPC partition. 
    In order to have enough preinstalled CDs prepared for you so that you can simply copy the zipped file into a Virtual PC partition, we ask that you let us know (just email a reply) stating your requirement.
    If you bring a laptop/PC, suggest you bring a power board


     6.00 pm questions and answers. Bring along your .Net  problems and we will try to answer.
    6.15 pm Darren Neimke, James Roe-Smith, Sorin Buzila
    Dan and I will be helping Darren, James and Sorin co-ordinate the distribution of CDs intially installing Virtual PC, then copying the files from the DVDs/CDs to your laptops, unzipping and commissioning the various Whidbey components.  At various breaks in the evening, Darren, Sorin and James will discuss various new features of Whidbey.

    Tonight we are getting Pizza in ($5).  Hang about, have something to eat and drink and help to solve the programming problems of the world.

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    Behind the Scenes at Tech•Ed in Canberra

    As Frank mentioned here. Michael and I will be making a video for Channel9 at Tech•Ed this year. I'm in the pre-production phase today, going through some ideas for a very corny opening. If you're going to be at Tech•Ed then keep an eye out for us -- we'll have a Video Camera at the ready and very possibly be wearing a Channel9 T-shirt. If you're not going to be there, watch this space for an announcement of the video's availability.
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