Darryl Burling @ Work

Thoughts and musings of the New Zealand Community DE

July, 2007

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    Day of Code

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    I've been bad to my good community peoples and haven't posted about this (sorry guys), although Nigel did (thanks Nigel!). The .Net User Groups are having a day of Code the day before Tech Ed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Auckland. This is a free...
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    Women in Technology

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    As previously mentioned we are having a Women in Technology evening on Monday August 13 at Sky City in Auckland. This event is being organized in conjunction with Tech Ed so if you have a ticket for Tech Ed - this is a free event. If you don't have a...
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    Visual Studio Express Betas released

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    We released Beta 2 of the Express editions yesterday as well as the other Visual Studio 2008 SKU's . You can go to the pretty download page here . The express editions include some of the cool new features of the full version including the O/R Designer...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 has been released

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    Hot off the press. We just released Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2008. Soma has all the details . Check the Channel9 Video too. This is a very cool product - I've been learning about some of the new features this week. I'll be doing a user group tour...
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    MSDN Flash - What is in Windows Server for developers?

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    The last editorial I wrote about Visual Studio 2008's multi-targeting support , however as the Launch coming in February is about Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 I thought I might shed some light on what is coming in Windows Server for developers...
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    Windows Home Server Shipped

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    This is news I didn't report last week, but Windows Home Server was released to RTM just over a week ago. I was really pleased with how far the product moved between Beta 2 and RTM. There was a lot of polish put in and some of the things that didn't quite...
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    Off to Seattle, then traveling and then Tech Ed.

    Many of us at Microsoft are traveling at this time of the year. There are a number of conferences on that attract Microsoft employees from all over the world - there is the Microsoft Partner conference, which a number of kiwis from partner companies were...
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    Tech Ed Australia sold out

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    Well... now both of the events are sold out! Congratulations Australia! If you want to get a Ticket your best bet is the wait list option. In both Australia and New Zealand there is a wait list which you can register to go on to. If you want to get on...
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    Updated Tech Ed sessions and more background...

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    I've spent today tidying up the Tech Ed speaker and session list - if you are attending Tech Ed you should already have a login to Comnet . If you do - you should see a lot more sessions published now complete with abstracts. Pretty much all the sessions...
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    Launch date set

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    At the World Wide Partner Conference Kevin Turner announced the date for the Visual Studio 2008/SQL Server 2008/Windows Server 2008 launch. These products will be launched at an event on February 27 2008 in Los Angeles. Note that the SQL RTM date will...
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    Into WPF & Silverlight? Local community coming your way!

    There is lots happening in the community and this is great to see. The latest is that Nas Khan is setting up a XAML based user group in Wellington. She's put up a blog post outlining her current thinking. The long and short of it is that she has a few...
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    Alex James is now a Microsoft MVP!

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    Alex has posted good news this morning! Jo and I had a pretty disrupted nights sleep last night, with Ben still unsettled from the shock of our trip away without him. When I finally stumbled into my office to start my work day I was really in need of...
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