Darryl Burling @ Work

Thoughts and musings of the New Zealand Community DE

April, 2007

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    MSDN Flash - WGA, Early Bird and User Groups

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    There is alot I want to tell you about this week. I want to let you know about some important changes in WGA, something you probably didn’t know about TechEd Early Bird registration and introduce you to the .Net User Groups in New Zealand. Firstly - Windows...
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    How we came up with Silverlight

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    Tim Sneath has a great peice on humour on how we came up with the name silverlight. Check it out . Great work Tim!
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    Windows Home Server CTP

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    The WHS team have just released a CTP of Windows Home Server . This release is much more complete than the Beta 2 build. Notably other than bug fixes it also includes: The ability to reconfigure your UPNP router for remote access to your server Integrated...
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    SQL User Group Meeting tomorrow

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    In case you missed the announcement tomorrow there is a SQL user group meeting in Wellington. The speaker is Patrick O'Keeffe from Quest Software in the States. Patrick is a good overseas speaker who has spoken at Tech Ed in Australia in the past. His...
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    Microsoft Silverlight announced

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    We have a number of things coming around WPF/e in the next few weeks, but here is the first. WPF/e is now called Microsoft Silverlight . Key points to take away: Supports IE, Firefox, Safari (cross browser and cross platform) Enables WMV/WMA playback...
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    MSDN Flash Editorial - Expression Web and Tech Ed NZ teaser

    Great news last week for those of you in the web development space, thanks to the great feedback from the developer community we’ve decided to release Expression Web and Expression Blend (when released) as part of the MSDN Premium subscription . Expression...
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    Powershell gadget and using WCS in the sidebar

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    Last night the guys from Mindscape unleashed their powershell gadget onto the world. This very cool gadget allows you to enter powershell commands into a gadget rather than having a powershell window running full time in the background. The guys have...
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    Expression Web to be available through MSDN

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    Soma has announced this morning that Expression Web and Expr ession Blend will be made available to MSDN Premium subscribers. Good news if you are part designer and part developer. This decision was based on your feedback, so keep it coming :-) Full details...
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    Congratulations new MVPs

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    In New Zealand we have two brand new MVPs as of last weekend! Mark Orange ( Intergen ) and Chandima Kulathilake ( Provoke ) have been busy in the Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server space for over a year now. Between the two of them they started the Wellington...
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    More NZ Sidebar Gadgets

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    There is lots of activity in the Windows Vista Sidebar gadget space here in New Zealand. There are a heap of significant organizations here that are working on gadgets right now that will be revealed in the next few weeks. For the moment though I want...
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