Darryl Burling @ Work

Thoughts and musings of the New Zealand Community DE

October, 2007

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    Visual Studio 2008 - Multi-targeting

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    As promised, here is the first of my screen casts on Visual Studio 2008. This one focuses on Multi-targeting which allows you to target one of three versions of the .Net Framework in Visual Studio 2008. These screencasts will generally weigh in at around...
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    Adam Cogan on Performance Point Server

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    Adam Cogan (Regional Director and MVP from Australia) is in New Zealand this weekend for the Boot Camp in Christchurch. If you dont get to boot camp, but you want to get along to see what he's been up to with Microsoft Performance Point Server , you can...
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    MSDN Flash - Visual Studio and taking on the world

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    After the last six weeks traveling around the country speaking, its great to be back in Wellington. Although the community is still pumping and the first ever South Island code camp is this weekend, so I won’t be sitting still long. Toward the end of...
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    First Girl Geek Dinner

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    After Tech Ed, a number of technical women decided that they wanted to get together a little more regularly, and so they decided to build a community around girly geeks - the term used in the UK for similar events there. I've had a bit of mail sitting...
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    Lessons Learned from five years of SDL

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    Michael Howard , the kiwi at the cutting edge of security in Microsoft in the US has written a great "Lessons Learned" article for this months MSDN Magazine. Even if you don't get the mag, you can read the article online - and I suggest you do. He's got...
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    SQL Server for PHP driver CTP released

    If you happen to be building sites in PHP and want to take advantage of SQL Server, we've just released a drive for SQL Server 2005 for use in PHP sites. This is not final code, but it is scheduled for release in February. In the meantime you can download...
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    User group events this week

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    Well, its another week with several user groups on. Tomorrow night (Wednesday) the Auckland CBD .Net user group is meeting at Microsoft (22 Viaduct Harbour) at 6pm. Andrew Tokeley will be repeating his excellent Dynamic Data Controls talk from Tech Ed...
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    Auckland SharePoint user group tomorrow night

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    Also - just a reminder for those of you in Auckland who are interested in Sharepoint - the first ever Auckland Sharepoint user group kicks off tomorrow night - October 10. You'll want to be at Microsoft at 4pm. Details follow: Microsoft, Level 5 22 Viaduct...
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    Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington this week!

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    It seems funny to be saying Wellington here I come, when that's where I'm based and currently sitting. The point is that these are the locations I'm presenting on what is new in Visual Studio 2008 this week. Nelson .Net User Group Wednesday October 10...
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    Opening up the source of the .Net Base Class Libraries

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    Today we've announced (through ScottGu) that we are opening up the source code (complete with comments) for some of the .Net Base Class Libraries. The purpose of this is to enable richer debugging support inside Visual Studio 2008 which will be released...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Shell and VS2008 SDK

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    I've had a couple of customers ask about using the Visual Studio Shell and given I've just stumbled upon some info about it, I thought I'd share it. Firstly the Shell will be a free component of the Visual Studio 2008 SDK when it ships. Initially it was...
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    Working with Microsoft

    I have a presentation that I've done a couple of times now about how to work with Microsoft including details of what the MVP and RD programs are and how they work. I just read Rods' blog on ConnectioNZ from last week (I've been on leave) and can't...
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    Whats new in Visual Studio 2008 - talk and demo

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    We are kicking off a series of events for anyone interested in getting an update on new tools, technology and platform advances. We are calling these "Microsoft Unplugged". Nathan kicked these events off last week with an overview of Windows Server...
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