Darryl Burling @ Work

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    Hey - whats this feedback link?

    Duh - I just discovered the feedback link. If you've left a comment in the past and wondered why it wasn't published when others where - here's the answer! I've had auto publish on for users who have an account and it's been on "moderate" for anonymous...
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    Tiny new tablet

    I had coffee with Craig Pringle this morning. Craig runs the Tablet PC user group in Wellington. He had this really nice little tablet on him - the new Motion LS800. He's got it over the weekend and will put a review of it up on his blog near the end...
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    On Windows Mobile, Media Player 10 and ActiveSync 4.0

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    This morning I synced my Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphone with ActiveSync 4.0 and noticed the Media Sync part of ActiveSync which I'd not noticed before on my WM2003 Pocket PC Phone (with AS 4.0). Essentially the Media Sync simply integrates with Windows...
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    Screenshots of the Hotmail Beta

    If you want to know what the hotmail beta looks like - you should take a look at this page . Its nice and simple - and fast.
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    Internet Explorer Beta 1

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    Last week I installed Internet Explorer beta 1, here are my thoughts. Its stable. I've had no crashes or odd sufferings at all since I installed it. Tabbed browsing - without MSN Search toolbar and with a much nicer implementation Search is...
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    SQL Server Hot Labs - Filling up fast

    If you are interested in getting some SQL 2005 training - you'd better get in quick. We've got some training in the infrastructure/scalability, development and business intelligence features of SQL 2005 coming up starting next week and continuing through...
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    More on the Change email address ability on Passport accounts...

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    I've had a few emails from people who would like to change their email addresses in Passport but dont have the option. I tried looking at the other two passport accounts I've got and found that I couldn't change the email addresses for them either...
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    Steve Ballmer on NZ TV

    In case you missed it (I did) Steve Ballmers interview with TVNZ was aired tonight. You can see the video here .
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    On Windows Vista and gaming

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    If you read Major Nelsons blog , you'll know that he often has great information about the XBox and gaming inside Microsoft. Today he points us to a great article about gaming in Vista . We saw this stuff today at TechReady, and it's pretty cool...
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    Ajax in .Net

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    Tim has started a blogversation in our community about AJAX . While I'm no ASP.Net expert and certainly not a AJAX expert, I thought I'd point out this free library for .Net . It comes with documentation and looks quite simple to use. A big thanks...
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    Change your MSN Passport email address

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    I just went to a session at Tech Ready on MSN Architecture. After the session I had a chat with the presenter and asked him one of the questions I often get asked: "Why can't I change my Passport/Spaces/MSN email address?". The news is all good...
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    On the subject of Express editions...

    If you are interested in getting into the express editions you'll want to check out the new video series that went up on MSDN today. It is a series of 16 videos called the " Absolute beginners video series to Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions " to...
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    I dont believe these stats...

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    According to our stats only 926 New Zealanders have registered a Visual Studio 2005 Express edition. I'm sure more than that have actually been downloaded! If you haven't tried out one of the Express editions and you're curious about getting into...
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    SQL Courses available in Wellington.

    If you are interested - there is some training coming up in Wellington on SQL 2005. There is a small cost involved, but this is a great opportunity to some SQL 2005 training for a low cost. Subjects being offered include: • MS SQL Server...
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    How to stitch photos in Acrylic

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    You've probably found people talking about the nice panoramic images they can make from Acrylic . Well I decided to have a go at making my own. Being very ignorant of image editing in general and image editing software in particular, I found it tricky...
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    CLR Upgrade event

    If you read Seans blog, you may have seen this entry that talks about registering for a general session with Kit George from the CLR team in Redmond If you haven't registered for this event, you have now missed out. We are full (sorry to be the bearer...
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    SQL Upgrade Advisor now available for free download

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    If you've got a SQL 2000 solution in place somewhere and are looking to upgrade it to SQL 2005 in the near future, then there is a solution to help you do this now. Its called the Upgrade advisor. Its been through some serious changed due to some great...
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    Want to develop for Vista?

    I'm sure this is applicable for all 12 of you who want to develop specifically for the Vista platform, but i thought I'd mention it anyway. MSDN now has a Windows Vista MSDN page . There is some great info about developing for the new interface as...
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    Vista Beta 1 Released

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    According to MSDN Subscriptions page you can now download Beta 1 of Windows Vista from MSDN Subscriptions If you've got a subscription head over there and download a copy!
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    Tech Ed NZ - SOLD OUT

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    If you were looking forward to going to Tech Ed but were procrastinating - you've missed out! Thats right! We've sold out of our 2000 Tech Ed 2005 tickets in Auckland! We've still got four weeks to go too! If you are really desperate I suggest you...
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    Escape from Yesterworld

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    There is a cool new SQL Server & Visual Studio 2005 launch site. Its got a movie feel to it (see if you can spot it). You can download wallpapers, ringtones as well as watch some great modernized videos. Check it out at http://www.escapeyesterworld...
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    Longhorn no more....

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    Longhorn is officially to be named Windows Vista. It was announced yesterday internally and today externally. View the announcement at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/jul05/07-22LHMA.mspx See - its coming! Start saving your pennies...
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    Hello from Atlanta

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    I'm in Atlanta, waiting for the DPE Keynote to start - its hard to get on the net here (at least for Nigel and myself). Our hotel room has broadband but it's dodgy at best and generally just doesnt work. There is WiFi at the event but when you get...
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    About my tablet (for Craig)

    So Craig - you want to know about my tablet? I was given the duty of speaking at the Tablet PC user group in September so I decided I'd better get a clue about developing on them. So I emailed our IT dept (great tech crew!) who sent me down a first...
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    Off to Atlanta

    I'm about to head to the airport to catch a flight to Auckland. The goal is to get to Atlanta, but given the strikes at AirNZ long haul crew are putting us through - its a bit of a lottery. I understand that my flight to LA is oversold - so I'm probably...
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