Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

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February, 2007

  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    Juval Lowy does Sydney

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    Apart from presenting Readify's WCF Masterclasses in Melbourne (last week) and Sydney (this week), Juval Lowy is doing presenting at both the Sydney .NET User Groups.

    Tomorrow night (Wed 14th) he's at the Sydney .NET User Group at MS HQ in North Ryde. He'll be presenting Programming Windows Communication Foundation – a Developer's Primer. Adam's posted details here.


    The next night (Thu 15th) he's in the city at the Sydney Deep .NET User Group. They meet in the AMP building at 50 Bridge St. Juval's topic this time is WCF Architecture Clinic. Details on the SDNUG site.


    If it wasn't Valentine's day tomorrow, I'd be at both sessions. They sound great.

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    New SQL Server CE Portal

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    Nick Randolph just pinged me to tell me about a new portal he's set up for people using SQL Server CE. His post about it is here.

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    IE7 Shortcut - Add a custom domain to a website address

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    For a long time now, I've used the Ctrl+Enter shortcut in Internet Explorer (and many other browsers I've used) to surround a website name with www. and .com, so typing microsoft into the address bar and pressing Ctrl+Enter will take you to www.microsoft.com. Very neat, very efficient, saved me heaps of keystrokes over the years.

    It's always been a bit of a pain that there wasn't a way to go to other top level domains as efficiently. Up to now.

    Hidden away in the language settings in IE7 is the ability to add another domain suffix to the Ctrl+Shift+Enter shortcut. I've added .com.au, but you might want to add .org, or .co.uk or something else that's relevant to you. The only problem is that it's a real pain now when I go to someone else's machine and this shortcut's not set up (a bit like using a mouse without a wheel, or an operating system without a search bar in the start menu).

    In IE 7, go to Tools|Internet Options.

    Tools|Internet Options

    Click the Languages button and set the suffix to the domain of your choice.

    Language Preferences

    Now the Internet's your oyster (if it wasn't already).

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