Darryl Burling @ Work

Thoughts and musings of the New Zealand Community DE

June, 2007

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    Sharepoint User Group - Wellington

    Chandima has posted the details of the Sharepoint user group that is on in Wellington on Wednesday night. The Sharepoint user group is one of - if not the biggest Microsoft oriented user group in New Zealand that I'm aware of. If you are interested in...
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    MSDN Flash: What Multi-targeting means to customers

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    One of the new features of Visual Studio 2008 is the ability to target multiple versions of the .Net framework with your application. I briefly mentioned this my last editorial , but I thought I'd expand on it here and help you understand why this is...
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    The sound of inevitability - help us help you

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    It happens every year... Tech Ed sells out and we have lots of people who miss out on getting tickets. How can this happen? When tickets go on sale we blog about it , we note it in MSDN and Technet Flash Newsletters, and we advertise in mainstream...
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    TechNet Gadget - with New Zealand (and Australian) content

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    In my email this morning I got a message that Jay "No Blog" Templeton and the team from Mabode have just launched the Microsoft Australia and New Zealand TechNet Gadget. The gadget allows you to select a bunch of feeds to have rotated through the gadget...
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    Where tablets and laptops don't meet...

    Craig recently lamented that when he was at Tech Ed in Orlando he saw lots of people with Tablets typing their notes rather than writing them on the tablet. I thought I might add my explanation for why I personally find it tricky at times to take notes...
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    Scott Hanselman on Visual Studio 2008

    I've just finished listening to Scott Hanselman's podcast on Visual Studio 2008 . One of the nice things about this podcast is that its not just another LINQ love session, digging a bit more into some of the underlying changes to the compilers and the...
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    Things I love about the new Live Writer

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    I really like live writer . I love online/offline applications that have both a software and an online component - I get the best of the experience with the best of the reach. Anyway, I've already talked about that and that's not what this post is about...
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    Static maps are so last century

    I was browsing the Tech Ed NZ site the other day and noticed that the Get2Event page had a static map on it. So I sent off an email asking if we could change it to a Virtual Earth map. To my surprise, the answer was "yes - of course". and the next...
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    Wanted - a Video Player sidebar gadget

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    I was just considering watching a videocast that I'd downloaded but I've got other things to do and don't want to devote myself to just watching the video. On my computer I've got the sidebar set to always on top (I've got a 20" wide screen monitor...
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    TechEd New Zealand - Sold out

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    No surprises here I guess, but Tech Ed New Zealand is officially sold out! If you haven't got your ticket and would like to go, we do have a 25% off deal on Tech Ed Australia (on the Gold coast) for New Zealand residents only. If you'd like to take advantage...
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    Background Motion - now live!

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    Over the last few months the guys at Mindscape have been dotting i's and crossing t's in order to get BackgroundMotion up and running. This has meant getting a solid hosting solution up (thanks to ZeroOne for pitching in!) as well as ensuring things like...
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    Free drinks at TechEd for MCP's?

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    I'm not sure if its because I've given her a lunch time slot to talk about the new certification, or if she really just wants to meet lots of MCP's, but Trika has offered to shout you a drink if you come and find her at Tech Ed and tell her you are an...
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    Home Server - Code2Fame - competition idea

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    If you haven't been living under a rock, you'll know that the Windows Home Server team recently shipped Release Candidate 1 . If you haven't looked any further than the headlines you may not know that the RC is broadly available. If you didn't already...
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    IIS7 and Windows Server 2008 Core

    Did you know that IIS7 will ship out of the box on Windows Server Core? That means you can run a stripped down server on Windows Server 2008 Server Core and have it running as part of a web farm or just as a web server on its own. Server Core doesn't...
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    Working at Microsoft and meetings

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    A few weeks ago I came to the realization that at Microsoft we have relatively few meetings. I know - it is probably something I should have picked up ages ago, but its not until you are insanely busy that you notice it - or maybe I've just got a grip...
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    Switching RSS Feeds - please follow me :-)

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    If you subscribe directly to my RSS feed either here or at www.burling.co.nz , please redirect your feed reader to http://feeds.feedburner.com/darrylburling . If you've been using my aggregated feed from www.burling.co.nz , this is now managed by the...
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    Getting the new Live betas in New Zealand

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    If you are a fan of Live Mail Desktop Beta (now Live Mail Beta) or Live Writer and have noticed that they've been released but are not available in New Zealand, there is a pretty simple way to get these betas (and they are pretty cool - if its just for...
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    Visual Studio Shell and Visual Studio 2008

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    Today at Tech Ed in the US, we announced that we will be making the Visual Studio Shell available for ISV's and developers to build on in the Orcas timeframe. This is great news and means that in cases where you would normally build out your own IDE,...
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    Forza Motorsport 2

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    In case you have an XBox 360 and dont know whats coming with Forza 2... check this out . I like car racing, but this is a little over the top for my budget :-)
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    Expression Suite and tools now available in NZ

    I've missed the boat on this one ( Nigel and Sean beat me to it), but if have been watching the expression stuff, you'll be interested to know that it is now available in New Zealand. From Seans blog: The full family of Microsoft Expression products is...
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