Darryl Burling @ Work

Thoughts and musings of the New Zealand Community DE

April, 2006

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    Did you know? (reading RSS on live.com)

    We've been having this ongoing discussion about live.com ... And at the same time I've increased my usage of live.com and thought I'd share a couple of tips that I've found useful. Reading RSS Feeds. Initially when you add your first RSS feed to...
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    TradeMe getting AJAXified

    I got a note from Rowan at TradeMe today to let me know that they rolled out their first bit of AJAX technology on the website this morning. The wizards at TradeMe have started rolling their own ASP.Net based AJAX routines. This first bit is for adding...
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    Patterns and practices DVD

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    If you didn't get to the Patterns and Practices summit in Sydney but want a copy of the DVD for yourself, you order them online here from amazon.com . Just thought you might like to know :-)
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    Getting started with Gadget Development

    So you want to start developing gadgets for live.com... what do you need to get started? I'd make the following a checklist of things to get and read: Read: Getting Started with live.com gadgets Download: Visual Web Developer Express Download...
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    Live.com developer experience - its about to improve

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    I found out this morning that we've hired a new PM for the Live.com team . He's focused specifically on working out the developer experience and he's come from the Visual Studio team. So - here is your chance to mould the future ;-) I'm putting...
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    Live.com - what?

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    After my talk at Code Camp last week Tim has thrown in his opinion of Live.com (and Vista - but I'll deal with that in another post) along with Rick Strahl that he doesn't like (or in Ricks case doesn't get) Live.com . Given it was my talk that started...
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    Live.com Gadgets - Mine is now live.

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    I've finally finished (for the moment) my first Gadget for www.live.com . Its simple and its basic, but its still a first. When I uploaded it I created a new tag on microsoftgadgets.com for New Zealand . Currently mine is the only gadget in that tag...
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    Scott Guthrie coming to Tech Ed New Zealand!

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    Nigel has posted about his new baby (congrats again Nigel), but at the end of his post he sneaked in that Scott Guthrie (aka scottgu ) is coming to Tech Ed this year. Scott heads up the development teams for IIS, ASP.Net and Visual Studios Web development...
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    Visual Studio Express is now Free!

    Great news - if you've been confused about whether Visual Studio Express editions are free or not (you pay ~US$50 in stores), you probably are not the only one. We've just announced that Visual Studio Express editions are now free - with no limitations...
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    Atlas Controls Toolkiit now available

    The "Atlas" Control Toolkit is a collection of samples and components that makes it easier then ever to build and consume rich client-side “Atlas” controls and extenders. The toolkit provides both ready to go samples and a powerful SDK to simplify the...
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    Vista and Office 2007 readiness - registration open!

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    We're having our next technical event in May, starting in Wellington on May 11 , then Christchurch on May 17 and finally Auckland on May 22 The event is aimed at helping you get your applications ready for Windows Vista and Office 2007 . This is...
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    How BillG works

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    This is an interesting article written by BillG about how he uses technology to get his job done. I'm a little envious of the screens, not to mention the tablets... Good article - available here .
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    Live.com - cool stuff you may not know

    I was talking to Nigel this morning about something to do with live.com that had just been released and I couldn't remember what it was... but then I checked my blogs this morning and remembered. The live.com team have just released a gadget for Live...
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