Darryl Burling @ Work

Thoughts and musings of the New Zealand Community DE

October, 2006

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    Comments turned off

    Dur to the huge amount of comment spam I've had over the last couple of days I've temporarily disabled comments
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    ASP.Net Atlas Extensions 1.0 Beta available now

    Over the weekend I needed to install the ASP.Net AJAX extensions (formally known as Atlas) on my home computer. When I went to the download site at atlas.asp.net I found that the version had been updated. My Bad... I've been busy and kinda pre-occupied...
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    NZ SQL Server Code Camp - registrations now open

    The good folk running the New Zealand user groups have opened registration for the New Zealand SQL Server Code Camp . This will be held on November 25th-26th in Porirua. This is a free event - so if you are interested in improving your skills with SQL...
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    Dynamic languages in VS and .Net?

    Interesting to see that we've just hired John Lam. Soma reports : I am excited to announce that John Lam will be joining the .NET Developer Platform team in January 2007. John comes with a great background in dynamic languages. He implemented the popular...
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    My user group tour comes to an end...

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    The last user group in my tour was Napier - tonight. I'm finished. My five weeks of jaunting around the country for 2-3 nights a week is finally over. Actually, I've not quite finished. I haven't done this presso to my home town audience in Wellington...
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    I dont see the NZ live.com content! Help!

    Westie posted a comment asking where the live.com content is for NZ. Rather than burying it in a comment I thought I'd post it here. If you are in live.com and you want to add NZ content, you should be able to use the Add Stuff link at the top left of...
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    IE7 RTM's! - I told you it was coming soon

    Today the Internet Explorer team released the RTM release of IE7 for Windows XP . Go get it now! As previously mentioned , this will be coming out as a critical windows update for Windows XP, so feel free to go get it now to avoid it coming down later...
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    IE7 - Are you ready?

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    IE7 will be released this month - as in the next couple of weeks! Internet Explorer 7 brings the browser forward considerably in terms of web standards compliance, we've done lots of work to make sure that the browser experience is consistent with what...
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    The (tidal?) wave is almost upon us...

    The IE team have announced that the next version of IE will be out this month (although an exact date has not been announced yet). This update will be delivered via Windows Update as a High priority update. Vista just hit RC2 over the weekend , which...
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    Live.com - NZ Status update

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    Since my last post on where live.com was at in NZ was a while ago I thought I'd post an update. The last post was just before Tech Ed and Live.com was at number 9 for all NZ based sites according to Alexa . If you take a look at the same link again today...
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    Interested in running a User Group? Run one already?

    Nick Randolph , the Aussie currently seconded to New Zealand, has recently taken over the Microsoft Developer Show podcast from Peter Stanski . In the first show Nick did , he talks with a couple of user group leaders about how they run their user...
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    Windows Live Mail updated

    Just last night I showed the Nelson .Net User Group the new Live mail interface, and I see that today they've updated it! The latest version adds some nice features such as "send as" functionality (so now my email address doesn't look like @hotmail.com...
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    Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch.Net User groups done

    I'm now in week three of my New Zealand user group tour. So far, there have been lots of questions about all sorts of topics from Live Office to Zune. I've been taking the questions down and I'll post some of the answers in the near future. There is still...
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