Darryl Burling @ Work

Thoughts and musings of the New Zealand Community DE

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    Wanted: Regional .Net Leaders

    We are looking to do a user group tour of the countrys main regional centers and to facilitate this we are looking for some enthusiastic developer types in the following areas that are interested in earning some kudos, fame and other goodies by helping...
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    MSDN Connection training competition

    Kirk Jackson from the Wellington .Net User Group has started a competition to get you trained up. Here are the details Kirk sent to me: As I mentioned in our meeting last week, MSDN Connection has be relaunched, and you can sign up again (or...
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    MSDN Connections is go!

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    Two weeks ago we put the finishing touches on the new version of the MSDN Connection program - and it's now ready to take your registrations! What is the MSDN Connection Program? The MSDN Connection is really about changing the way developers interact...
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    MSDN Subscription Promo Expires on Oct 31!

    I meant to post this the other day, but didn't get time (so here I am blogging on the weekend :) The 48% off RRP price promo we have on MSDN Universal is going to expire at the end of this month - if you are interested in taking up this offer - talk...
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    Dr Neil Roodyn eXtreme .Net Programming - one day course in NZ

    Dr Neil (of viavirtualearth fame - among other things) is coming to New Zealand to lead two one day courses on eXtreme .Net Programming. In this eXtreme Programming (XP) covers how to create high-quality, low-cost code that will build better software...
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    Hotmail Beta now public

    Dare notes that the Hotmail Beta is now public. See his blog entry for more details.
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    Tech Ed Hands on Labs - download available.

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    Chuck has put a blog entry up with links to all the Hands On Labs that were run at the Aussie Tech Ed . The NZ Tech Ed HOLs were a subset of these, so you're likely to find the one you liked here in NZ there too. We've also got the Tech Ed Presentations...
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    Speaking at Connect

    As Nigel has just blogged , I'll be speaking at the Microsoft Connect sessions on Smart Client development in VS2005. This is my first big presso in a non speciality area ( Mobility has been my specialty). Let the prep begin (no really, please let...
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    XBox MVP blogs about his trip to the MVP summit

    Allyn (sorry dude, you're not anonymous anymore :-) is an XBox MVP from a small unknown part of the central(ish) North Island - an area which we share in common - I'm from a town 29km's away. Allyn has put up a good blog post about his trip to the...
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    My blog and me

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    In a previous life - specifically the one I had before I joined Microsoft, I found that blogging was fun. It was great to get my thoughts out there and see what everyone else thought about it. However, since I started at Microsoft, I've been in a rut...
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    MSN service status

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    I just found the MSN Service status page . You can see the status of the different services - well some of them. Currently there are Search, Passport, Hotmail and Messenger. Cool. I always like service status pages. Its nice to have somewhere to...
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    James Carpinter starts blogging - new student ambassador required.

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    I noticed today that James Carpinter has started blogging (last month actually - but it only appeared on my radar today). James is currently the Microsoft Student Ambassador at Canterbury University. He's leaving next year - he has a nice new role...
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    New Zealand MSDN Pricing

    The New Zealand prices for the new MSDN subscriptions is now available online . This is a US site, but if you go there and select the New Zealand currency, this is the accurate (and formal) New Zealand pricing. I'll put this on the NZ MSDN website...
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    VS2005 device emulator issues

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    I was getting an error when trying to connect to an emulator on VS2005 that prevented me from using VS2005 without using an actual device for debugging. What a pain. Anyway, whenever I was trying to connect to a emulator image, I got an error: "Connection...
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    ASP.Net Security Content

    Frank has posted about some security content for ASP.Net including: Threat modelling Security guidance (1.0 and 2.0) Checklists Practices Guidelines Engineering Deployment etc... Check out his post !
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    New features in VB.Net 9 (Orcas)

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    MSDN has just published an article that gives you a great overview of the new features in the next version of the Visual Basic language (VB9). Except from the conclusion: Visual Basic 9.0 introduces a variety of new features. In this document...
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    How good are the Express editions?

    Last night I installed VB Express on my Tablet PC and had a play with it. Here are some observations... First of all - integration with SQL Server 2005 Express edition (free) is pretty well baked in from the Setup stage (it gives you the option to...
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    Want to get Visual Studio 2005 Release Candidate?

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    Nigel and I have had lots of people wanting to get a copy of Visual Studio 2005 Release Candidates. We are trying to arrange to get some brought into New Zealand so we can get them out to you (we cant just cut you a copy for legal reasons).... In...
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    Early IIS7 Documentation now available

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    If you've been interested in some of the details of IIS7, the details are now up on the net. After six hard months of work, the IIS 7 Documentation team has been able to publish the early stages of the IIS 7.0 content to help customers learn...
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    Office 12 - where to get info

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    Start at the Office Preview page.... Then there is the Office XML page...then check out Brian Jones' blog - he's got a rich plethora of information there on Office 12 and XML....
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    Chris starts blogging on Windows Workflow

    Chris went to Redmond a couple of months ago and has got the low down on Windows Workflow Foundation . I see he's started blogging on it now - so if you are interested, let Chris give you an introduction to what it is and how it works ...
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    PDC - Now do you believe us?

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    Since I went to MGB in July, I've been buzzing with all the cool new things that we (Microsoft) is working on. In some ways it's like the company has been pretty sleepy from the outside, but when you see the work on the inside - you realize that its...
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    Ebay buys Skype!

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    Wow - According to the BBC , eBay has purchased Skype! This will be interesting! I wonder what they will do with it?
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    TechNet indexes are now online!

    I got this in my email and thought it would be worth passing on... We have launched the TechNet Indexes on http://microsoft.com/technet/index . There is even a fly out under TechNet programs -> Subscriptions on http://www.microsoft.com/technet...
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    Virtual Server in MSDN - W00t

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    Need more reasons to get MSDN Universal (that is - more than our 48% price down ?) How about if you also get a copy of Virtual Server? From December you'll get Virtual Server 2005 Standard as part of your MSDN Enterprise and Universal Subscription...
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