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  • Blog Post: Ramp yourself up with Ramp Up

    I know, getting training budget is hard at the moment, but you really want to make yourself as employable as possible. Help is at hand (in fact, it’s only a mouse click away). There are, of course, a whole bunch of Virtual Labs you can do (for developers and for infrastructure people ). There’s also...
  • Blog Post: Canberra VSTS User Group Rocks the House

    It's 8am and I'm sitting in the inaugural meeting of the Canberra VSTS User Group . The turn-out is amazing. Over 40 professionals are crammed into the room in the Canberra MS office. This is a sensational turn out. Kudos to Grant , Sean and Mitch . Grant kicked off with news, tips and tool of the...
  • Blog Post: TFS MSSCCI Provider Update

    Brian Harry 's posted an update about the availability of the next drop of the MSSCCI provider for TFS (should be some time in the week of April 3). This will allow you to use the TFS source control features from IDEs other than VS2005. The IDEs they've tested against so far are Visual Studio ...
  • Blog Post: TFS MSSCCI Provider Beta 2 Released and it works* with VFP

    Rob Caron (and a number of other folk ) blogged yesterday that the next release of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider has been posted. This is great news for people using VS2003, VS2002, VS6, SQL Server Enterprise Manager, or any other IDE that supports the MSSCCI Source Control...
  • Blog Post: Dr Neil's Extreme .NET event back around Australia by popular demand - Discount for MSDN Connection Members

    Just got this note from John Pawlowski (of Canberra .NET User Group fame). Happy to help John! eXtreme .NET event MSDN Connection and dotNET solutions are bringing Dr. Neil Roodyn, leading .NET and XP mentor and author of eXtreme .NET, to a training venue near you. We are touring throughout Australia...
  • Blog Post: Great article on Active Directory, ADAM and System.DirectoryServices

    I got sidetracked today on some Active Directory stuff and came across this great article by Klaus Salchner entitled LDAP, IIS and WinNT Directory Services . It also talks a fair bit about ADAM - Active Directory Application Mode. Well worth a read. Update Tristan also just found me a great MSDN article...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library Webcasts

    As David Hayden notes in this post , the Patterns and Practices team has a series of webcasts about the recently released Enterprise Library . Some have already happened, some are still to come, but all are or will be available as recordings. Note: All Webcast times are Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8:00...
  • Blog Post: Adding Ink Controls to .NET Applications

    Last Friday (Redmond time) there was a Webcast that I really wanted to see on using the InfiNotes Note Taking Framework built by Agilix Labs Inc. as an extension to the Tablet PC SDK and Visual Studio .Net Development environment. From the TabletPC webcasts page : Agilix InfiNotes is a collection of...
  • Blog Post: Another great week of webcasts

    Not great times for Aussies (although they will be recorded), but this series seems like it's well worth a look. Tune in to .NET Unwrapped , the webcast series focused on real-world developer solutions for the financial services industry. Hear from the Microsoft financial services team as well as experts...
  • Blog Post: More Office Development Resources

    While I'm on the topic of Office Development , I've just been reminded of a series of Office Application Development Webcasts focusing on InfoPath and Information Bridge Framework. The InfoPath sessions have already happened (you can view them on-demand) and the IBF sessions are still to come, but are...
  • Blog Post: ADNUG ACS badged .net training in Adelaide

    Peter Griffith, President of the Adelaide .NET User Group sends me the following excellent news: Once again ADNUG is offering 3 ACS badged 5 day courses in VB, C# and ASP in conjunction with Kaz with considerable discounts for members. (over 40% off rrp). For details http://www.acs.org.au/sa/newsletr...
  • Blog Post: Building Windows Forms Webcasts.

    I've been on leave for a couple of weeks, so I missed the start of these webcasts . To be perfectly honest though, I'll probably watch the on-demand versions anyway. I'm not really a 4am kind of person. I think this gets 2 hours better at the end of this month with the advent of daylight time here and...
  • Blog Post: Online Chat: Visual C++ 2005 Library and Runtime Enhancements (5am - 6am Sep 17 AEST)

    The next release of Visual C++ includes many new and enhanced libraries which improve security, support managed code and integrate existing applications and components. The CRT and STL fully support managed applications. There is a new secure CRT and STL that offer safe interfaces to familiar functionality...
  • Blog Post: Online chat: Upgrading COM Applications to .NET with Visual C++ 2005 (5am-6am Sep 3 AEST)

    There are some great webcasts coming out of the US, albeit at not great times. This one follows on very nicely from our July MSDN Update. Are there webcast topics you'd like to see delivered by local presenters at ANZ friendly times? We have world-class developers and presenters among the .NET community...
  • Blog Post: QMSDNUG August Meeting Notice

    Greg Low Sends me the following great news: Hi Folks, Our meeting this month will be Tuesday, the 17th August. Thanks to Joseph Cooney for his assistance with the session in July. This month we have another real treat. Dave Apelt is back in town and will present: Rapid N-Tier development in .Net N-Tier...
  • Blog Post: SDNUG Meeting - Thursday 12 Aug 2004 *One week later due to TechEd*

    Developing for devices with the Visual Studio .NET 2003 and the .NET Compact Framework by Microsoft's Jonathan Wells The .NET Compact Framework is a small footprint, binary compatible version of the .NET Framework, designed for small mobile devices. The .NET Compact Framework enables devices to interoperate...
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