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  • Blog Post: Linked .NET User Group – April Events. SQL 2008, VSTS 2010

    Brian Madsen pinged me today, at almost the same time as my automatic notification arrived. This month the Linked .Net Users Group has two great Live Meetings as pare of their ongoing program (recordings of previous sessions are archived here ). Session 1 – register here April 8th 03:00 Sydney time ...
  • Blog Post: More Virtual .NET Goodness with the LiDNUG

    Brian Madsen ’s just pinged me to remind me about the next instalment of the Linked In .NET User Group . Following on from the last meeting , Stephen Fulcher will be talking about the ASP.Net Runtime: In this session, we will go through the key .NET application architectural scenarios and analyze (for...
  • Blog Post: Looks like we got ourselves a convoy – Vodcast on VS2010 and .NET 4

    I’m catching up with some blogging I’ve been meaning to do for ages and this is one of the first things I wanted to post. The team looking after getting the word out about Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 are doing a series of Video Podcasts they’ve called 10-4 (the code name for VS2010 was Dev 10, and...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Goodness with the Linked .NET User Group this Thursday

    As if it wasn’t enough to organise physical User Groups in Perth, Brian Madsen has been helping to organise a .NET User Group on LinkedIn . This month the irrepressible Zain Naboulsi is presenting on Deepen your Debugging: Tips and Tricks for the Visual Studio 2008 Debugger . This session is on at an...
  • Blog Post: Steve Ballmer comes to Sydney and live online November 6

    Developers, Developers, Developers! As part of a whirlwind visit to Sydney early next month, Steve Ballmer will be presenting Microsoft's future vision for developers in the world of software-plus-services. He'll discuss the next wave of technologies just launched at the Professional Developer Conference...
  • Blog Post: You want content? How about an Azure Services Training Kit? Azure Videos on Channel 9?

    Hot on the heels of other great training kits , we’ve released the Azure Services Training Kit . From the internal announcement email: Today we are making available the first preview release of the Azure Services Training Kit.  The Azure Services Training Kit will include hands-on labs, presentations...
  • Blog Post: Demos Happen { Here } – State finals starting in Sydney tonight.

    This evening (Monday 11 Aug) is the first of the Demos Happen { Here } state finals. We’ll be kicking off at 6pm at Microsoft HQ in North Ryde. Subsequently we’ll be holding finals in the MS offices in Canberra - Aug 12 6pm Melbourne – Aug 13 6:30pm Brisbane – Aug 18 6pm Adelaide – Aug 20 6pm Come and...
  • Blog Post: Record your Demos Happen { Here } demo with Community Clips

    Jensen Harris (of " The Story Of The Ribbon " fame) announced it, Allan Da Costa Pinto has pointed to it already (as, of course, has Frank - does he never sleep?). There's a great new public site for the (previously internal only) Microsoft Office Labs . This is a collection of some of the...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Certification Live Meeting (APAC Friendly Time)

    I was in a meeting today with Tania Netterfield and she shared some certification plans with me that I'm itching to announce ... but I have to wait. In the mean time, Trika's announced that they've rescheduled the SQL Server 2008 Certification live meeting. The second meeting listed below is at Midday...
  • Blog Post: Another HPC Webcast: Reservoir Simulation using Roxar's Tempest on Windows Compute Cluster Server

    February 14, 2008, 3:00am Sydney Time Join us for an exciting webcast specific for the Oil and Gas Industry! Predicting the performance of an oil reservoir requires a large amount of computing muscle. This is now available at a reasonable cost using cluster computers with typically 8 - 16 processors...
  • Blog Post: Live Webcast: Windows HPC Server 2008 - New and Advanced Features (APAC-Friendly time)

    January 16, 2008, 12 Noon Sydney Time Look -no slides - just kick the tires! Want to find out what's new in Windows HPC Server 2008 and what exactly is "High Productivity Computing"? Join us for an exciting look into Windows HPC Server 2008. We’ll take you on a tour of this new version of Windows...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Webcast: Building Spatial Applications with SQL Server 2008 (Level 300)

    The word's getting out there (a little too slowly for my liking, but anyway ...): SQL Server 2008 will have spatial data support built-in. The first CTP to have this feature enabled should be CTP5 (due out any day now). In the mean time, Isaac Kunen and Michael Rys have recorded a webcast with some great...
  • Blog Post: Four more Fishbowl Videos

    The Virtual TechEd Fishbowl Editors have been at it again. Four more great videos. The Wide Ranging Applicability of Team Foundation Server Ron Jacobs, host of ARCast.TV , sits down to talk with customers Justin Butcher and Michael Daniel about using Team Foundation Server in a scenario with hundreds...
  • Blog Post: Funniest Home Videos - Oz Partner Style

    Great initiative from Christian Longstaff and the local Partner Team Following the success of Channel 9 , ON10 , we now have an Aussie video blog for Partners: Partner-TV Australia . This new blog consists of short videos of fellow Microsoft’ies and partners with some cool solutions, which you can watch...
  • Blog Post: (fish)Bowling for TechEd

    Two new videos from the Virtual TechEd FishBowl . While you're at it, check out the BuilderAU video section for even more TechEd goodness. XNA Gaming Tools and Technologies XNA, Microsoft’s latest suite of game creation tools, is composed of industry-leading software, services, resources, and communities...
  • Blog Post: VSTO Resources

    This came through on an internal list today. The author, Asli Bilgin, warns that this is " BY NO MEANS a comprehensive list ", so if you've got more, leave them in the comments here. VSTO Resources bits & bytes Get Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System Visit the...
  • Blog Post: Team System Chat this Thursday August 2 - Now with APAC-Friendly Time

    This in my inbox today from David Kean: We have another two Team System chats this Wednesday – the second chat is later in the afternoon (Pacific Time) so that Asia and the Pacific (Australia, New Zealand, etc) can join us. Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features...
  • Blog Post: Team System Chat Tomorrow

    If you're up at 5AM Sydney time tomorrow (9 Nov), Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros, and Testers. In addition, discuss what's new in the latest Community...
  • Blog Post: Resources from my Security Summit Session - Creating Reliable And Robust Applications With Visual Studio 2005 And SQL Server 2005

    Here's a list of the resources I showed at the end of my Security Summit sessions around the country. The first one is the most important as it will point you to the webcasts and all the resources from all of the sessions at the Summit. Security eForum site http://www.microsoft.com/australia...
  • Blog Post: Watching Webcasts in Half the Time

    This post from Mark Stanfill on The Official SBS Support Blog prompted me to post a Me To. An apparently little known feature of Windows Media Player (judging from the number of people who are surprised when I tell them about it) is the Fast Forward button, which allows you to watch (and listen to...
  • Blog Post: VSTS Webcasts Posted

    I know what I'm going to be doing for the next little while ... VSTS Webcast Series The following Webcasts were recently recorded be members of the product team and are an excellent resource for exploring VSTS a bit deeper than usual. All Webcasts are publicly accessible on MSDN: http://www...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 Webcasts in April

    Discover how Microsoft SQL Server 2005 offers database developers the optimal combination of a tightly integrated development and data management platform. The rich and flexible programming environment in SQL Server 2005 allows you to leverage your existing skills and utilize familiar tools to build...
  • 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: Greg Low's SQL 2005 for Developers Session now online

    Greg Low's record breaking Security Summit session on SQL2005 for Developers is now available for viewing online or offline. Grab it from here . To view it offline you'll need to install the free LiveMeeting Replay application.
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