Darryl Burling @ Work

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    So you think you can code mobile apps?

    If you are a developer and you've wanted an excuse to do a connected device application for your Windows Mobile smartphone or Pocket PC, well - we've come up with one for you. Geekzone have organized a competition for you to get stuck into. If you...
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    Looking for developer info on SQL Mobile 2005?

    If you are a developer looking for developer documentation on SQL Mobile 2005, you probably will find that the MSDN website (even the lab one) is light on information. Well - you'll be pleased to know that SQL Books Online have a section dedicated...
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    PDC Week! Where to get all the details!

    This week PDC is on. This is one event you want to watch. Why? Because there are a heap of cool product announcements including a heap of things you've probably not heard of yet. Want to catch the buzz? Here's how... Follow the 9 Guy on the road...
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    Get started withWindows Mobile 5.0 Dvelopment

    If you want to get started in Windows Mobile 5.0 development. The best place to start is in the Introducing Windows Mobile 5.0 section of the Windows Moile Deeloper center. There you'll find out all the new API's , get details on and download the tools...
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    In Rotura for a couple of days

    I'm in Rotorua today and tomorrow spending time in at a tertiary IT conference as well as speaking to students and faculty at a Technology Institute as well. Today I attended the first day of the IT conference which was interesting. I got to meet...
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    Wellington Tablet PC User Group

    The next Tablet PC User group in Wellington will be next Tuesday. Here are the details: This meeting will be hosted by Gen-i and sponsored by Toshiba. When: Tuesday 13 th Sept, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Where: Gen-i New Zealand, Gen-i Tower, 109...
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    Tech Ed NZ presentations available for download

    If you are interested in looking at the presentations that were used at Tech Ed in New Zealand, you can now download them from http://www.microsoft.com/nz/events/teched/downloads.mspx There are sill a few going up, but there are lots there now. ...
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    My Tech Ed presentation is now available for download

    I've just put my presentation from Tech Ed up on my website for downloading. The presentation was ".Net Compact Framework - a platform on the move" and covered the following topics: What is the .Net Compact Framework and why do we have it ...
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    Tech Ed Day three - nearly done

    Tech Ed has bee pretty good this year. I've enjoyed it so far. I'm currently preparing for another conference tomorrow (no time to rest). It's been very busy, but it's been great catching up with lots of people I've worked with over the last five to...
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    Tech Ed - first half of day 1

    Tech Ed 2005 is underway. We've been busy this morning ensuring people know where to go for their sessions. The MSDN Connection lounge is looking great. We've got four XBoxes and a variety of games. The XBox consoles are networked and we have three...
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    Tech Ed - want to see what's going on?

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    I'll be blogging on my personal blog during Tech Ed. Why? MSN Spaces supports easy upating via email. I can take a photo, and blog it using email which means I dont have to have my laptop on me all the time. I know there are blogging tools like Kevins...
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    MSN on Social Networking

    The MSN team have apparently been working on social networking features for MSN Messenger, Spaces, Hotmail, etc. I dont know the details, but I'm hoping for something like LinkedIn meets Messenger ... If thats the case I think we may need a new...
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    Tech Ed - come to the lounge!

    We've been busy over the last few weeks getting ready for Tech Ed. Nigel has been particularly busy organizaing the venue, speakers and content and has just posted what may be his last update before Tech Ed... We are going to have a MSDN Connection...
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    Want to work in DPE for Microsoft New Zealand?

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    We have three positions vacant. Probably all in Auckland. The roles are: Architect Evangelist (or Advisor) Developer Tools specialist Academic Developer Evangelist (or advisor) The Academic DE is actually an intern position. Sean...
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    On FireAnt, Atlas and AJAX

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    Omar Shahine has written a really interesting peice about the plumbing behind the new hotmail beta. Its a great window in to the architectural and development approaches inside Microsoft, and inside MSN as well. Key points I saw: The new Hotmail...
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    Visual Studio 2005 nearing Release Candidate

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    Somasegar has written a great blog post that tells us where the Visual Studio family is at. The August CTP is coming soon September see the first Release Candidate released Team Foundation Server Beta 3 will be released at the same time as...
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    Want to learn VS2005? Here is a list of resources

    A week or so ago Nigel posted a long list of learning resources on his blog. Now we've put all these resources together and hosted them on the MSDN New Zealand website. The list can be found at http://www.microsoft.co.nz/LearnVS2005
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    XBox 360 Pricing announced

    Last week Microsoft announced XBox 360 pricing . You may have already heard this, but I only just heard it so I thought I'd write it up while I'm thinking of it. The long and the short of it is that the base unit will sell for US$299 and the premium...
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    Blogging and RSS Report - Really interesting reading!

    The spaces guys linked to this (apparently lots of people have already linked to it before me, but who cares) really interesting Neilsons report that gives some figures for blog sites, parent companies and RSS usage. The report is really interesting...
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    NZ Tech Ed Geek Run

    Chris and I have been scheming a run together on the Saturday before Tech Ed . If you are interested in tagging along, Chris has just posted the details to his blog including a calendar entry for easy integration into Outlook. If you are fast -...
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    How to kill a community

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    I was looking at the inquirer (which is unusual for me) and saw this article that talks about an organization called "Linux Australia" that has been commissioned to get companies that are using the Linux name to pay AU$5000 to continue using it. Huh...
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    LS800 Reviewed

    Craig has put his review of the tiny new Motion LS800 Tablet up. It looks good !
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    Navman triples profit

    Navman is New Zealands biggest ISV. Their FY04 earnings were reported in the Dom this morning. And it was a very good year. Well done guys!
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    VS2005 Team System on Virtual PC - free order!

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    This has actually been around for a while but I never blogged about it - its been a quiet NZ release :-) If you wanted to try Visual Studio 2005 Team System but could never get it going on your own machine - or dont have the time to get it going, you...
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    How to succeed at Microsoft

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    Frank forwarded this article that Josh Ledgard blogged which is a great bunch of tips from his five (now plus) years of service at Microsoft. Great tips!
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