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    Host your email using Live Mail and Live Domains

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    Mauricio set up geekzonemail.com last week. In two days he signed up 50 new email accounts - pretty impressive. He's also posted a FAQ about how he did it. I was talking with him about it last week and he pointed out just how easy it is to set up your...
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    Tech Ed sessions - top 10

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    I'll I've just got the Evaluation results for Tech Ed, so I thought I'd share the top 10 sessions from Tech Ed before I head out for a weekend. I've got to say that the competition among the top half of the sessions was very tight - you needed to be exceptional...
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    MSDN Flash - Daylight Saving and Tech Ed wrap up

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    Tech Ed is done. It was a great event and before you forget I want to remind you of something you may have heard about at Tech Ed and if you didn’t its critical that you understand it. One of the lunchtime sessions we had was around the changes to...
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    Tech Ed Blog posts

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    I thought I'd put together a list of blog posts I haven't already linked to elsewhere. Code Camp: For developers it all started with Code Camp - Summaries from Ivan and Kirk . Tech Ed: Eileen loved the keynote , as did Mauricio - and they've both seen...
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    Collaboration - we all have something to share

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    Brenda was recently quoted in the Fryup on ComputerWorld with regards to the story behind SuperHappyDevHouse New Zealand. “I wanted an event that would get people who don't currently work on open source, but want to, to come along and just do it. After...
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    User Group Meeting at Tech Ed Today!

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    Rodney Lake has organized a last minute User Group meeting for anyone interested at 4pm today at TechEd. If you are around, come to the Milford Room on Level 4 (its down the corridor in behind the stairways where the "Sponsors Rooms" sign is). The...
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    Evermore @ TechFest

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    I haven't spoken to anyone who didn't enjoy the Tech Fest last night. That means I've either spoken to very few people or everyone enjoyed themselves. Hopefully the photos speak for themselves...
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    Depth of technical sessions

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    One of the things we often get feedback on is that we often don't hit the mark on session depth. There are a few ways to fix this... The first is to ensure we get deep sessions in to the agenda. I've made an effort to try and work these in this year....
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    Women in Technology - wow

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    The Women in Technology dinner went off really well. The team did a fantastic job and everyone was engaged as soon as they walked in the evening - and the chatter began. The panelists did a fantastic job. Here's who they wer e and how they related to...
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    Ask the experts

    The ask the experts evening went off. I have been going to Tech Ed for a few years now and I don't think I've seen delegates as engaged with experts as I did last night. Those of you who stuck around to talk to the speakers - they enjoyed it. As I previously...
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    Tech Ed - Keynote and market place...

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    Well, we are well underway at Tech Ed. The first event of the day was the keynote. Interestingly, in my experience a keynote is really hard - you need to appeal to the entire audience - and this is where it gets tricky. Lou Carbone was our keynote...
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    Welcome to Tech Ed New Zealand!

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    Its the first day of Tech Ed New Zealand and we are ready to rock. Last night was the speakers dinner, where all the speakers got to sit down and have an opportunity to meet each other and shoot the breeze. The evening was great and everyone seemed to...
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    Geekzone: Behind the scenes at Tech Ed New Zealand 2007

    Mauricio did a behind the scenes Q&A with me yesterday for the "Unofficial Tech Ed Blog". It *might* prove to be an interesting read, but I'm sure your life is more interesting than mine :-) Behind the scenes at Tech Ed New Zealand 2007: Darryl Burling
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    Windows Home Server - oops

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    This is bad... Must fix this soon....
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    Blogging about Tech Ed?

    I mentioned this before , but thought I'd call it out separately as it was at the bottom of the post... If you are blogging about Tech Ed and you want us to link to you from TechEd Live, you can tag it TechEdNZ07 and then best thing to do is to ping me...
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    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...
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    Day of Code will rock!

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    Kirk and the guys have done a great job of promoting the Day of Code and with the fantastic speakers they have, why not?! One of the sessions I'm looking forward to is Tony Goodhew talking about how we build Visual Studio - that will be something different...
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    Open XML Sample coming your way

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    Last year I was speaking on the Open XML file formats in Office 2007. Initially I wasn't thrilled to be speaking on the subject, however the more you dig into this area, the more compelling this file format is. The developer story around Open XML is particularly...
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    TechEd Comnet updated

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    Comnet is available. You may have known that - I've mentioned it before . Comnet is the system we use for building the schedule for the event. Its publically available and as an attendee of Tech Ed you can use it to build your schedule for the event ...
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    VB6 Migration Training with the VB Program Manager

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    If you've got a VB6 application that you've been considering upgrading to .Net, we've got help for you! On Thursday August 16 at Microsoft House we will be hosting a VB6 to .Net Migration workshop. The workshop will help you understand how moving to ...
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    MSDN & TechNet Flash: Get Ready for Tech Ed!

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    Tech Ed is almost upon us. In less than two weeks, Tech Ed New Zealand is underway. This year’s event will be awesome - not just because we've worked hard to make sure that the best speakers are at Tech Ed, but also because the content and events that...
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    Day of Code

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    I've been bad to my good community peoples and haven't posted about this (sorry guys), although Nigel did (thanks Nigel!). The .Net User Groups are having a day of Code the day before Tech Ed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Auckland. This is a free...
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    Women in Technology

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    As previously mentioned we are having a Women in Technology evening on Monday August 13 at Sky City in Auckland. This event is being organized in conjunction with Tech Ed so if you have a ticket for Tech Ed - this is a free event. If you don't have a...
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    Visual Studio Express Betas released

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    We released Beta 2 of the Express editions yesterday as well as the other Visual Studio 2008 SKU's . You can go to the pretty download page here . The express editions include some of the cool new features of the full version including the O/R Designer...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 has been released

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    Hot off the press. We just released Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2008. Soma has all the details . Check the Channel9 Video too. This is a very cool product - I've been learning about some of the new features this week. I'll be doing a user group tour...
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