Catherine Eibner

Dynamics, SQL, .Net & getting them all to play nicely together!

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  • Catherine Eibner

    Barbie as a Computer Engineer?

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    Well, I never thought my blog would ever mention Barbie – but then again, it never occurred to me that I would have a mini-me in Lego, so the wonders never cease! :) And as it seems to be a toy themed week, I thought why stop now! Admittedly, the only...
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    Make migrating from MySQL to SQL Server Easier

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    If you are migrating your MySQL database to SQL Server any time soon, you will be very happy to hear that The Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) family now includes a CTP 1.0 for MySQL which has just been released. Versions are included for...
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    Take a Hot Lap around SQL 2008 R2

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    I just heard about a great FREE event taking place in in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney at the end of January that I thought I recommend you attend to find out more about the great new features in SQL 2008 R2. Its the SQL Server 2008 R2 Hot Lap which...
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    Developer Fast Track Series: Use your existing .Net skills to learn CRM Development FAST!

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    This series is focused on helping .Net developers get up and running to be able to build CRM customisations quickly! Lets get set up! There are many developers who have been working with .Net for the last few years, that are now finding that their companies...
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    Today myLife==Complete

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    Well, if my life goal was to be immortalised in Lego – then today my life wish would have been granted! Today I received my Lego Mini-Me – an award for my support for the Women Build Program. I was very lucky to attend the first Women Build Lego Serious...
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    Females in Telecommunications & Technology Combines forces with Geek Girl Dinners for a Speed Mentoring Event

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    In November, Sydney Girl Geek Dinners joined forces with Females In Technology and Telecommunications (FITT) for its first networking event, kindly sponsored by Microsoft.  The event provided a fun and interactive speed mentoring game, with the overall...
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    Tip For Windows Live Writer: Auto Save

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    Yesterday, I learnt a lesson the hard way. After reformatting my machine not that long ago & reinstalling all my favourite applications, I didn't notice that some of their settings had been set back to their Defaults. Unfortunately I learnt when I...
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    New Local SQL Server Resource for Australia on Technet

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    Marcella Larsen, our Senior Product Marketing Manager for SQL Server has just put the finishing touches on the TechNet SQL Server TechCentre . This site has been set up as a local Australian resource to support IT Managers & DBA’s with the latest...
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    In Sydney this Friday & Fancy a Drink?

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    Silicon Beach drinks is a community gathering held every Friday bringing together entrepreneurs & Geeks from local the Sydney area as well as visitors. http://groups.google.com/group/silicon-beach-australia Silicon Beach is a highly active community...
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    Upcoming Innovation Days 2009 Road Show

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    Well just when I have managed to spend a few days at home in Sydney its time to pack up & hit the road again! This time it will be with my awesome team mates, travelling around Australia on the Innovation Days road show . This is your opportunity...
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    Women in IT Networking Event at PDC

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    Are you attending PDC? Come along to the PDC09 Women in Technology Luncheon to meet and share stories with the powerful, insightful, and intelligent women attending PDC09.  Take part in speed mentoring - an opportunity to gain insight from colleagues...
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    CRM/xRM Content at PDC

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    I am lucky enough to be in Los Angeles attending PDC in person. This year there are 3 xRM related sessions: Managing the Solution Lifecycle for xRM Applications on Tuesday at 12:30 PM Developing xRM Solutions Using Windows Azure on Thursday at 3:00 PM...
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    Australian CRM User Group Community Update

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    As I mentioned in an earlier post, the local Australian CRM community is growing . We now have 4 MVP’s, and as of next month, there will be 3 regular in person CRM user groups . Not only that, but our user group leads have joined forces! They will now...
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    Can you build an xRM system in < 3 hours? We did!

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    Last week in Sydney, we had 2 special guests from Microsoft Corp in Seattle, Bryan Nielson , Director of Worldwide Product Marketing, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and  Nikhil Hasija , Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Dynamics CRM who ran our XRM summit...
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    Ever felt like there was more you could do?

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    As most of you already know, I am a big believer in programs, events & facilities that support Women in IT. One of the things I have always wanted to do was get proactively involved in a Mentoring program to help support Women working in IT who may...
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    and then there were 4! The Australian CRM MVP forces are growing!

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    Interest & excitement around Microsoft Dynamics CRM is growing – Gartner reports it at a staggering 75% in 2008! Coinciding with this is the ever growing community that supports developers & end users alike. In Australia, our number of CRM MVP...
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    Working at Microsoft: 2009 Diversity@Work Awards

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    People often ask me what it is like to work at Microsoft. Many are often as surprised as I was to find out how much they supported my Work/Life balance needs, especially ensuring that I get the time I need with my son. This was one of my greatest concerns...
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    Please welcome WebsiteSpark to our Spark Family

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    You all know how much I love BizSpark … well, I am now so very excited, as last week at Web Directions, the newest member of our Spark Family was announced: WebsiteSpark . In a similar vein to our BizSpark & DreamSpark programs , WebsiteSpark is the...
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    Professional Advantage take on the Stage & Screen!

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    I came across these CRM situational videos playing out ‘Life before’ and ‘Life after’ the CRM system.  They were put together with the internal acting skills of one of our larger local Dynamics Partners, Professional Advantage & I believe can...
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    Tips From the Inside for Microsoft ISV’s!

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    If you missed the presentation Carol Bowman & I did at the Australian Partner Conference on the Gold Coast last week, it incorporated a listing of the key resources & tools that Microsoft provides to help ISV’s along their way to ultimately achieving...
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    SlingAlibi – Empowering People with Technology

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    One of my favorite Women In Technology, Asli Bilgin has just announced a new site: SlingAlibi (can you work out what that’s an anagram for??) http://www.slingalibi.com/ . Now of course there’s an associated Twitter account you can follow for good measure...
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    Women in IT at Tech ED Australia 09

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    This year, I got to be involved with organising the Women in IT function for Tech Ed Australia. It was a fantastic opportunity & meant I could work with Asli Bilgin & the other Women Build creators to host a Lego Serious Play Women Build event...
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    Microsoft Dynamics® xRM Partner Readiness Workshops

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    I received the official notification about this event in in inbox today & thought I would share it as I think its a fantastic event you do not want to miss! Not only because of the great content, but its a chance to meet some of the AWESOME Dynamics...
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    Did you Know? Registering Workflows for Dynamics CRM 4.0

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    Just a quick thing I learnt this evening that I thought I would share: If you are writing custom Workflow assemblies for Dynamics CRM, you can use the handy Plugin registration tool (found here or as is now also located in the Tools shipped with the SDK...
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    Sara Ford Is COMING to Tech Ed Australia!!!

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    Tech ED Australia just keeps getting better & better! I have just received confirmation that Sara Ford IS COMING TO TECH ED AUSTRALIA!!! We had over 500 votes which 434 voted Yes, ABSOLUTELY! Turns out those that voted no – predominantly thought we...
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