Darryl Burling @ Work

Thoughts and musings of the New Zealand Community DE

November, 2007

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    Beginning .Net development?

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    In the deluge of email from the last week or two from corp around VS2008 (there was lots of excited emails with information about the new product in it), I missed one about the Express suite. The Express team have taken the Visual Studio Express site...
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    Visual Studio in Palmerston North

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    Given Palmerston North doesn't have a .Net user group (yet), I didn't get to present in Palmerston North when I did my user group tour.  So I thought I'd fix this before the end of the year. So - if you are in Palmerston North and you'd like to find...
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    MSDN Flash - Here comes the wave!

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    Last week Visual Studio 2008 was released to manufacturing . If you have a MSDN Subscription, you can download it now. Visual Studio 2008 will hit store shelves in late Jan/early Feb. In spite of the fact that Visual Studio has only just been released...
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    Random Stats

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    I was looking at my stats today from my blog and found some interesting things.  Note that these are only the last 500 visitors - so this is not necessarily a dead accurate representation of the stats. Firstly - Operating Systems: Visitor % Operating...
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    Geekzone live on Windows Server 2008 RC

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    On Wednesday Mauricio from Geekzone was up in Auckland upgrading the Geekzone server to Windows Server 2008 RC.  He posted a blog post saying he was live, and yesterday he did a report on the first few days . After the install he said:  My first...
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    Slides - Overview of Visual Studio 2008

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    Since I've probably done this talk to exhaustion now, I thought I would post my slides for all to get at. I've still got a few presentations left to do on this topic, once I've done them I'll try and post a screencast of the entire presentation and put...
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    Visual Studio 2008 RTMs - Get it now!

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    Yup.  This morning (PST time) Visual Studio 2008 RTM'd.  Its already on MSDN, so go get it.. Soma has the full announcement here .  Scott has a list of top features on his blog (along with the announcement of course). Oh - this also means...
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    Dead hard drive, dead power supply

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    I've had a tough time over the last week or so. Last Monday my Hard Drive in my new HP laptop died, taking all its data with it.  Fortunately, unlike some , I have been using foldershare (which has been down quite a bit lately) to replicate most...
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    VS2008 Screen cast #4 - Client Application Services

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    If you are familiar with smart clients, you'll know that they allow you to use the full capabilities of the desktop including the screen real estate and connected devices as well as allowing a richer user experience. We are continuing to build on our...
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    Visual Studio 2008 screen cast #3 - WCF & WF

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    In my last screen cast I showed how easy it is to use WCF in Visual Studio 2008. During my user group tour , I was asked whether we had done any work to integrate Windows Workflow with WCF. The answer is yes. In this screen cast you'll see how easy it...
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    Visual Studio 2008 screen cast #2 - WCF

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    This is the second in my series of screen casts of new features in Visual Studio 2008. WCF has been out since we released .Net 3.0 in October 2006, however, with Visual Studio 2008 we introduce very good tool support for creating, configuring, debugging...
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    C#3 features in .Net 2.0

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    In my presentation today at bootcamp I alluded to the fact that some of the C#3 features can be used in .Net 2.0. Daniel Moth (a developer evangelist in the UK) has done a couple of blog posts that have more details. Specifically he mentions that the...
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    Whats new in SQL 2008?

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    I had an email today that had a link to some "Whats new in SQL 2008" eLearning resources in it. These are Virtual Machine based learning, so you dont have to install SQL on your own machine to do it. There are three course: Clinic 6188: What's New in...
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    Off to Bootcamp

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    This weekend is the first ever South Island code camp - themed in a military way its been called bootcamp . The focus of sessions over the two days is all the new features and functionality in Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008...
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