Darryl Burling @ Work

Thoughts and musings of the New Zealand Community DE

February, 2007

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    Adding RSS to ASP.Net pages

    Dmitry Robsman from the ASP.Net team created a RSS toolkit for ASP.Net last year. Its a great little toolkit that makes adding RSS to your website nice and easy. I use it on a number of my sites, including this one where I take all my blog posts from...
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    SQL Server 2005 Service pack 2 released - Vista devs rejoice!

    If you've been waiting for SQL Server 2005 to be released, well it is out now :-) When you install SQL Server 2005 on Vista, you'll be prompted to install Service pack 2 - only problem is that it hasn't been available - until today. You can download it...
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    Adding ASP.Net AJAX to existing websites

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    I'm sure this has been posted a thousand times on other blogs, but I thought I'd put it up here anyway. If you want to add Microsoft ASP.Net AJAX (v1.0 RTM) to an existing website assuming you've installed the RTM edition you can do it by adding some...
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    Sidebar Gadgets - getting started made easy

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    We've got some great New Zealand gadgets up on the Microsoft NZ website now including ones from DigiRama, TrafficWatch, NZ Herald, ASB, and TVNZ (my personal favorite). These are all listed on here . If you've been thinking about writing a side bar...
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    Congrats Alex

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    Alex has blogged that he's had a baby. I spoke to Alex a few minutes ago and he was on Dad duties at home (chasing his son around the house having jumped out of the bath). All seems to be going well. He also said they've named their new son Hugh. Congratulations...
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    Technical training - with complimentary copy of Vista?

    Unless you haven't been paying attention, we've got some technical training coming up: March 7 - Auckland March 14 - Wellington March 21 - Christchurch You can head to the registration page and sign up now. What to know: It costs $199 to register You...
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    Vista video competition - with cool geek prizes

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    Geekzone has kicked off a Vista Video competition. The idea is that anyone can submit a short video of themselves explaining what they like about Windows Vista. I see there are already a few videos up there, but it would be good to see more. Prizes include...
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    Mark starts blogging (for the architects out there)

    Mark Carroll - cellmate, Liquidator, and local Wellington Architect for Microsoft has just started blogging. He's kicked off with a series of posts on Understanding Application Lifecycle management . If you are an architect or aspiring architect, you...
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    Building gadgets for Online and offline work

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    If you happen to be in Auckland this Friday, and you are considering building a Windows Vista gadget, you really should get along to the .Net User Group tomorrow night. Dr Neil Roodyn - the live developer MVP and Microsoft Regional Director from Australia...
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