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    MSDN Flash - What is in Windows Server for developers?

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    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...
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    Windows Home Server Shipped

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    This is news I didn't report last week, but Windows Home Server was released to RTM just over a week ago. I was really pleased with how far the product moved between Beta 2 and RTM. There was a lot of polish put in and some of the things that didn't quite...
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    Off to Seattle, then traveling and then Tech Ed.

    Many of us at Microsoft are traveling at this time of the year. There are a number of conferences on that attract Microsoft employees from all over the world - there is the Microsoft Partner conference, which a number of kiwis from partner companies were...
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    Tech Ed Australia sold out

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    Well... now both of the events are sold out! Congratulations Australia! If you want to get a Ticket your best bet is the wait list option. In both Australia and New Zealand there is a wait list which you can register to go on to. If you want to get on...
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    Updated Tech Ed sessions and more background...

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    I've spent today tidying up the Tech Ed speaker and session list - if you are attending Tech Ed you should already have a login to Comnet . If you do - you should see a lot more sessions published now complete with abstracts. Pretty much all the sessions...
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    Launch date set

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    At the World Wide Partner Conference Kevin Turner announced the date for the Visual Studio 2008/SQL Server 2008/Windows Server 2008 launch. These products will be launched at an event on February 27 2008 in Los Angeles. Note that the SQL RTM date will...
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    Into WPF & Silverlight? Local community coming your way!

    There is lots happening in the community and this is great to see. The latest is that Nas Khan is setting up a XAML based user group in Wellington. She's put up a blog post outlining her current thinking. The long and short of it is that she has a few...
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    Alex James is now a Microsoft MVP!

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    Alex has posted good news this morning! Jo and I had a pretty disrupted nights sleep last night, with Ben still unsettled from the shock of our trip away without him. When I finally stumbled into my office to start my work day I was really in need of...
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    Sharepoint User Group - Wellington

    Chandima has posted the details of the Sharepoint user group that is on in Wellington on Wednesday night. The Sharepoint user group is one of - if not the biggest Microsoft oriented user group in New Zealand that I'm aware of. If you are interested in...
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    MSDN Flash: What Multi-targeting means to customers

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    One of the new features of Visual Studio 2008 is the ability to target multiple versions of the .Net framework with your application. I briefly mentioned this my last editorial , but I thought I'd expand on it here and help you understand why this is...
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    The sound of inevitability - help us help you

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    It happens every year... Tech Ed sells out and we have lots of people who miss out on getting tickets. How can this happen? When tickets go on sale we blog about it , we note it in MSDN and Technet Flash Newsletters, and we advertise in mainstream...
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    TechNet Gadget - with New Zealand (and Australian) content

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    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...
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    Where tablets and laptops don't meet...

    Craig recently lamented that when he was at Tech Ed in Orlando he saw lots of people with Tablets typing their notes rather than writing them on the tablet. I thought I might add my explanation for why I personally find it tricky at times to take notes...
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    Scott Hanselman on Visual Studio 2008

    I've just finished listening to Scott Hanselman's podcast on Visual Studio 2008 . One of the nice things about this podcast is that its not just another LINQ love session, digging a bit more into some of the underlying changes to the compilers and the...
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    Things I love about the new Live Writer

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    I really like live writer . I love online/offline applications that have both a software and an online component - I get the best of the experience with the best of the reach. Anyway, I've already talked about that and that's not what this post is about...
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    Static maps are so last century

    I was browsing the Tech Ed NZ site the other day and noticed that the Get2Event page had a static map on it. So I sent off an email asking if we could change it to a Virtual Earth map. To my surprise, the answer was "yes - of course". and the next...
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    Wanted - a Video Player sidebar gadget

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    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...
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    TechEd New Zealand - Sold out

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    No surprises here I guess, but Tech Ed New Zealand is officially sold out! If you haven't got your ticket and would like to go, we do have a 25% off deal on Tech Ed Australia (on the Gold coast) for New Zealand residents only. If you'd like to take advantage...
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    Background Motion - now live!

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    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...
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    Free drinks at TechEd for MCP's?

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    I'm not sure if its because I've given her a lunch time slot to talk about the new certification, or if she really just wants to meet lots of MCP's, but Trika has offered to shout you a drink if you come and find her at Tech Ed and tell her you are an...
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    Home Server - Code2Fame - competition idea

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    If you haven't been living under a rock, you'll know that the Windows Home Server team recently shipped Release Candidate 1 . If you haven't looked any further than the headlines you may not know that the RC is broadly available. If you didn't already...
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    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...
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    Working at Microsoft and meetings

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    A few weeks ago I came to the realization that at Microsoft we have relatively few meetings. I know - it is probably something I should have picked up ages ago, but its not until you are insanely busy that you notice it - or maybe I've just got a grip...
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    Switching RSS Feeds - please follow me :-)

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    If you subscribe directly to my RSS feed either here or at www.burling.co.nz , please redirect your feed reader to http://feeds.feedburner.com/darrylburling . If you've been using my aggregated feed from www.burling.co.nz , this is now managed by the...
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    Getting the new Live betas in New Zealand

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    If you are a fan of Live Mail Desktop Beta (now Live Mail Beta) or Live Writer and have noticed that they've been released but are not available in New Zealand, there is a pretty simple way to get these betas (and they are pretty cool - if its just for...
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