Darryl Burling @ Work

Thoughts and musings of the New Zealand Community DE

October, 2005

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    PDC sessions now available publically

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    If you missed PDC, but you want to go through some of the presentations - they are now available online . The presentations are videos with the audio of the presenter overlayed with their slides and demos. Looks good - enjoy! Originally posted by...
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    VS2005 RTM available for download on MSDN Subscriber Downloads!

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    Yes you read that correctly! Visual Studio 2005 was released to manufacturing last night and also released to MSDN Subscriber Downloads overnight. If you want the final code - you can now go and get it! SQL Server 2005 was also released to manufacturing...
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    Craig shows off and becomes a code monkey

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    After my previous blog entry dealing with VB Express and the Tablet PC SDK , Craig Pringle, the local Tablet PC User Group leader had a crack at creating a tablet PC app. He's started writing a very cool tablet blogging app that he will give away for...
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    Wellington Launch Technical Event - SOLD OUT!

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    If you are in Wellington and were interested in coming to the Visual Studio/SQL Server 2005 launch event - it's now sold out (sorry). You can still book for the Auckland or Christchurch sessions though :-). Full details and registration are available...
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    Auckland Windows Mobile User Group

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    On Thursday the 27th of October (yes this Thursday) the Auckland chapter of the Windows Mobile User Group will be meeting. Here is a copy of the invite: Date: Thursday 27 October 2005 Time: 6pm (until around 8pm) Where: Microsoft House...
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    Wanted: Regional .Net Leaders

    We are looking to do a user group tour of the countrys main regional centers and to facilitate this we are looking for some enthusiastic developer types in the following areas that are interested in earning some kudos, fame and other goodies by helping...
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    MSDN Connection training competition

    Kirk Jackson from the Wellington .Net User Group has started a competition to get you trained up. Here are the details Kirk sent to me: As I mentioned in our meeting last week, MSDN Connection has be relaunched, and you can sign up again (or...
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    MSDN Connections is go!

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    Two weeks ago we put the finishing touches on the new version of the MSDN Connection program - and it's now ready to take your registrations! What is the MSDN Connection Program? The MSDN Connection is really about changing the way developers interact...
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    MSDN Subscription Promo Expires on Oct 31!

    I meant to post this the other day, but didn't get time (so here I am blogging on the weekend :) The 48% off RRP price promo we have on MSDN Universal is going to expire at the end of this month - if you are interested in taking up this offer - talk...
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    Dr Neil Roodyn eXtreme .Net Programming - one day course in NZ

    Dr Neil (of viavirtualearth fame - among other things) is coming to New Zealand to lead two one day courses on eXtreme .Net Programming. In this eXtreme Programming (XP) covers how to create high-quality, low-cost code that will build better software...
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    Hotmail Beta now public

    Dare notes that the Hotmail Beta is now public. See his blog entry for more details.
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    Tech Ed Hands on Labs - download available.

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    Chuck has put a blog entry up with links to all the Hands On Labs that were run at the Aussie Tech Ed . The NZ Tech Ed HOLs were a subset of these, so you're likely to find the one you liked here in NZ there too. We've also got the Tech Ed Presentations...
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    Speaking at Connect

    As Nigel has just blogged , I'll be speaking at the Microsoft Connect sessions on Smart Client development in VS2005. This is my first big presso in a non speciality area ( Mobility has been my specialty). Let the prep begin (no really, please let...
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    XBox MVP blogs about his trip to the MVP summit

    Allyn (sorry dude, you're not anonymous anymore :-) is an XBox MVP from a small unknown part of the central(ish) North Island - an area which we share in common - I'm from a town 29km's away. Allyn has put up a good blog post about his trip to the...
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    My blog and me

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    In a previous life - specifically the one I had before I joined Microsoft, I found that blogging was fun. It was great to get my thoughts out there and see what everyone else thought about it. However, since I started at Microsoft, I've been in a rut...
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    MSN service status

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    I just found the MSN Service status page . You can see the status of the different services - well some of them. Currently there are Search, Passport, Hotmail and Messenger. Cool. I always like service status pages. Its nice to have somewhere to...
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    James Carpinter starts blogging - new student ambassador required.

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    I noticed today that James Carpinter has started blogging (last month actually - but it only appeared on my radar today). James is currently the Microsoft Student Ambassador at Canterbury University. He's leaving next year - he has a nice new role...
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    New Zealand MSDN Pricing

    The New Zealand prices for the new MSDN subscriptions is now available online . This is a US site, but if you go there and select the New Zealand currency, this is the accurate (and formal) New Zealand pricing. I'll put this on the NZ MSDN website...
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