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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Launch Events in March

    I got asked yesterday when we are having our launch events for Visual Studio 2008, SQL 2008 and Windows Server 2008, so I thought I should put the current dates out so you can pencil them in. We are going to be visiting Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as follows: Christchurch - March 11 Wellington...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash - Here comes the wave!

    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, a number of customers have already been using it...
  • Blog Post: Geekzone live on Windows Server 2008 RC

    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 impression is how responsive the UI is. Also...
  • Blog Post: BootCamp 07 - November 3-4

    You may have already noticed the murmurings of another code camp - just weeks after the last one. This Code Camp is being organized by the Christchurch crowd ( Peter is the front man for it) and will therefore be the first Code Camp ever in the South Island. The other interesting thing about this code...
  • Blog Post: Speed up Vista - new patches out

    Yesterday we released two patches for Vista that should be useful to you end users. The first one fixes a bunch of issues in screen savers, hibernation, resume and the time it takes to estimate the time left to copy a file among others - details and download link here . The second one has a bunch of...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash - What is in Windows Server for developers?

    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 too. Specifically I want to focus on Web Developers...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Gadget - with New Zealand (and Australian) content

    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 at intervals. It also includes a ticker of alerts...
  • Blog Post: Wanted - a Video Player sidebar gadget

    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, so no great loss of space). What I'd love to be...
  • Blog Post: Background Motion - now live!

    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 the terms of use and such things are in place...
  • Blog Post: 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 have a GUI, so you'll be managing via commandline...
  • Blog Post: Trade Me Launches Vista Gadget

    Good news from Rowans Blog . The TradeMe gadget is one of several New Zealand gadgets that have been incubated. This gadget is for people selling stuff on TradeMe - if you sell stuff on TradeMe, this is a great way to keep up to date with what your goods are up to and what value has been placed on them...
  • Blog Post: Powershell gadget and using WCS in the sidebar

    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 actually hooked up their sound system to a system...
  • Blog Post: More NZ Sidebar Gadgets

    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 to highlight the astonishing gadget development effort...
  • Blog Post: Technical Briefings - over and out!

    I've just finished the keynote presentation for the Christchurch Technical briefings . Phew! Great to have that out of the way. I can now go back to normality ;-) The last few weeks have been great in many ways. I've now done my first ever keynote series, which itself has been a great experience. We...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 Service pack 2 released - Vista devs rejoice!

    If you've been waiting for SQL Server 2005 to be released, well it is out now :-) When you install SQL Server 2005 on Vista, you'll be prompted to install Service pack 2 - only problem is that it hasn't been available - until today. You can download it here . I've taken to developing on Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Sidebar Gadgets - getting started made easy

    We've got some great New Zealand gadgets up on the Microsoft NZ website now including ones from DigiRama, TrafficWatch, NZ Herald, ASB, and TVNZ (my personal favorite). These are all listed on here . If you've been thinking about writing a side bar gadget (and you are not the only one) there are a...
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