Darryl Burling @ Work

Thoughts and musings of the New Zealand Community DE

May, 2006

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    Live SDK now available!

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    Last month I blogged that the live.com development experience was about to improve .... Well, it just improved. We've just released a beta of the SDK for developing gadgets for live.com . The SDK includes: Visual Studio Gadget Template API...
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    Webstock - the end

    I've been here at webstock for the last two days (including today). Now we are nearing the end... Tony (Program Manager for Internet Explorer) has just blogged about his talk on Internet Explorer 7 which went well. Its been a blast. We've talked to...
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    Download the VSTO v3 June CTP for Office 2007 Beta 2

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    Yes, as promised at Connect on Monday, the June CTP is now available for download! You'll need this if you want to develop applications for the 2007 Office System Beta 2. Details and download here .
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    Microsoft Hypervisor - cool stuff

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    The word Hypervisor in the virtualization world refers to a virtualization server (like Virtual PC and Virtual Server) that runs at the OS layer - that is it is deeply embedded into the operating system to provide performance that is as close to running...
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    Did I mention...?

    Tech Ed is now 15% sold out... if you want to go - get in quick - we are selling out faster than last year (which sold out by the end of July)...
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    A string of announcements

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    Yesterday at WinHEC Bill Gates announced a number of things that are interesting in a number of ways ;-) Firstly he announced Beta 2 releases of Office 2007, Vista and Longhorn Server (yup Server). He also talked about what Microsoft is doing in...
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    TrafficWatch hits the Gadget Gallery!

    As you may know I've been working with a number of partners to get Gadgets up and running for live.com . Today at the Connect Event in Auckland we were able to show three New Zealand gadgets up and running in live.com during the keynote. I'm thrilled...
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    Links and resources for Office 2007 development

    In my session from connect I listed a bunch of resources in my last slide that might be useful if you are looking at developing for the 2007 Office System. Remember, my session dealt with client development, not server, so if you are looking for tips...
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    Write Arcade games in Visual Studio Express

    It looks like someone in Corp has been busy writing some of the old arcade games in .Net, and they've made them available for you to download. We're not just talking about the game here, but also the source code (why else would they put "free software...
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    Tech Ed NZ - Early bird gets the worm cheaper!

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    If you are considering coming to Tech Ed in Auckland this year, you should seriously think about registering now and save. Depending on how many people you register you could save quite a chunk of cash. Registration for Tech Ed has just opened! ...
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    What does "Simplified User Experience" mean?

    If you read through the comparison charts for Visual Studio Express you'll find that the Express SKU says that the user experience is "simplified". If you've ever wondered what that means - you are not the only one. We get that question often. Fortunately...
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    Advertising in Vista

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    Jonesie has asked about advertising in Vista ... will Microsoft be covering your desktop with ads? The short answer is no. Not much has been publically discussed about this yet, so I cant give away many details, however, I can assure you that you will...
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    Vista and 2007 Office System Readiness

    Like JB , I really enjoyed the conference yesterday. Lots of people are really interested in the 2007 Office System (aka Office 2007) - and rightly so - in addition to all the great new features (and for the cynical - yes there are lots), in this version...
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    MEDC Melbourne - its worth going!

    If you've been wondering if its worth heading to MEDC in Melbourne even if work dont want to pay for it -I can tell you that it is worth going! (I wish I could go). In addition to the usual swag you'll get one of two bits of hardware when you leave...
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    MS Security blog - you'll want to add this to your list

    Jeff Jones is the director of trustworthy computing for Microsoft in the US and he knows his stuff when it comes to security. I've been seeing lots of emails from Jeff internally on some of our DL's, and they've been very interesting. Last week...
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    Are you coming to Office and Vista Readiness?

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    This week I'm busy preparing for the Office and Vista Readiness training that kicks off on Thursday in Wellington. (Did I mention that its free?) This should be a lot of fun as we get to show you the new features for developers and IT Pros that are...
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