Darryl Burling @ Work

Thoughts and musings of the New Zealand Community DE

February, 2006

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    ASP.Net Profile Provider = Freaking Cool!

    I've been playing with the ASP.Net controls lately getting my head around them and last night in my little project it came time to implement profile data for the users using my website. How many times have you gone through figuring out what you wanted...
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    ASP.Net jobs going at TradeMe

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    I was up at TradeMe 's premeses today, and while I was there I found that they are looking for some good ASP.Net developers to join their dev team. TradeMe recently migrated to ASP.Net 1.1 and will be upgrading to ASP.Net 2.0 next. There are three...
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    Sit an exam and take a second shot at it for free

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    We've just announced the second shot promotion - this was run a while ago (about 18months) with great success. The deal is that if you purchase a Microsoft Exam between now and June 30 and you fail,you'll get a second shot at the exam for free. ...
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    Improve your speaking skills

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    One of the things we want to do for Tech Ed New Zealand this year, is raise the quality of local speakers. We might set some hard goals around this - something like local speakers must score 7.5 or higher on average to be asked back next year. Nigel...
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    SQL Server 2005 AND .Net 2.0 Hosting...

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    I've just been chatting (via email) with Tim from jelly.net.nz and he tells me that they'll have SQL Server 2005 hosting options available in a couple of weeks. Hooray! Jelly web has been my hosting provider for almost two years. Now I'll be able to...
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    Visual Studio Service Packs

    Corp have launched a new site that is designed to bring you news and information regarding updates to Visual Studio. Good thing too, Since I first installed Visual Studio 2003 (yes, I meant 2003), I've been wondering when I'll be able to get something...
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    .Net NZ Code Camp

    The fine folks who lead the . Net developer community here in New Zealand have been planning a Code Camp for the last few weeks, and its finally public (yay). From what I've seen this should be a pretty cool event. There will be code all weekend on...
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    Security Summit - Registration now open

    If you subscribe to the New Zealand MSDN Flash , you'll know that the Security Summit is coming up on March 17 in Auckland. The registration website went live a couple of days ago, so you can now register. Note that the registration costs $125. However...
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    You + Your Gadget = Free trip to MIX

    Frank blogged on this last week , but I missed it... I've already talked about gadgets a little, but the guys in the US are trying to entice you too. This is a competition that you should be able to enter here. Here's what you need to do: ...
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    Tech Ed New Zealand - Save the dates

    Three things about Tech Ed this year.... It will be on August 21-23 in Auckland It will be better than last year It *might* sell out faster than last year More details to come... stay tuned
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