Darryl Burling @ Work

Thoughts and musings of the New Zealand Community DE

June, 2006

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    Tech Ed – Sold Out

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    Today is the last day of Early Bird registration for Tech Ed 2006 and we’ve sold the event out. Yup – 8 weeks prior to the event and you will be hard pressed to get a ticket if you haven’t already. I think this reflects the excitement around some...
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    .Net Compact Framework SP1 Released

    The .Net CF team released Service Pack 1 for .Net Compact Framework version 2.0 last week. This service pack adds long awaited support for Windows CE 4.2 devices. It also adds some additional controls, stability improvements and debugging tools. ...
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    .Net Framework 3.0 June CTP released

    We released the .Net Framework 3.0 June CTP today. This is the first release of the WinFX framework that includes the new name and is a little further down the track toward the RC1 milestone. Note that this is not designed to be run on Vista Beta 2...
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    Robotinvaders.com – let your bot loose!

    The live messenger team have set up a competition. What do you have to do? Create a live messenger bot (integrated with whatever other applications you may choose to mash into it). Thats it. If you are interested in creating a bot for Live Messenger...
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    Tech Ed NZ still filling up fast!

    We had an internal meeting about Tech Ed this morning and it was revealed that it was already 47% full and we are not even out of the early bird yet. So if you haven’t registered, do it now ! Its filling up faster than last year!
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    Bill Gates to transition to part time role in 2008

    Today, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer have announced a transition plan for Bill to move from his full time role of Chief Software Architect to full time on the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation ( more here ). They’ve been planning this for a while, so...
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    Webstock videos now available.

    The webstock videos are now online and available for download . If you’re interested in web browsers you’ll want to at least get the ones by Tony Chor (stream here ) and Ben Godger ( stream ). These were the only two sessions I managed to get to, but...
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    Landscape Smartphone developer support is here!

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    Wow – two (well one and a half) mobile blog posts in one day... amazing! Anyway, the Visual Studio for Devices team have been working away behind the scenes to support the new landscape smartphone devices. If you’ve got an application for the smartphone...
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    SQL Everywhere CTP available

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    The SQL Everywhere team has just released the first CTP of SQL Everywhere. If you don’t know what SQL Everywhere is, think SQL Mobile (previously only for Windows Mobile and Tablets) now able to be run on Windows XP, Windows Server, etc. With a 1.7Mb...
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    Vista for Developers - last minute deal on training

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    Nigel has got the details of some last minute training on offer in Auckland for Wednesday-Friday this week. Details are here ...
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    WinFX is now the .Net Framework 3.0

    I'm a little slow on this one due to having a life on the weekend (well, a life without work anyway), but the big news from the weekend is that WinFX is now the .Net Framework 3.0. This is good as it cleans up the messaging of WinFX and clarifies what...
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    Clarification of NZ MSDN Pricing

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    If you’ve been looking at the prices on http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/howtobuy/ - (set the currency to NZ$) you may have been balking at the prices – and rightly so – they are based on an approximation and not local prices. For real prices, make sure...
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    Getting Vista Beta 2

    As you probably know Vista Beta 2 is available now from the get ready website . Unfortunately, we dont have any here in the office that you can drop by and pick up - in fact they are about three weeks away. So - you can get them from the site via...
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    MSDN Wiki now online - add your contribution

    The guys over at MSDN have put up a Wiki for the Visual Studio documentation and the .Net Framework SDK. There are no requirements to view the wiki, but if you want to contribute, you'll need a Live ID (formerlly known as a Passport). The site also...
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    Office 2007 - something new every day

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    Dont ya just hate it when that happens. We just finish telling everyone about the export to PDF format in the 2007 Office system products and the feature gets pulled (local blogsphere responses here and here ). Anyway, even before this came out, I...
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    Expression Web Designer and Master Pages

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    I've been planning on upgrading my own website for a while now. The old site was a DNN site and a recent attempt at upgrading it from DNN 2.1.2 to DNN 4 to take advantage of ASP.Net 2.0 resulted in - er... difficulty and brokeness. So I finally got some...
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    Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals

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    Today Soma has announced that we've extended the Visual Studio Team Edition range to include an edition for Database Professionals. This is a new area for us (actually so are the architect and tester editions) that should cater for those who are mostly...
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