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    Visual Studio Shell and Visual Studio 2008

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    Today at Tech Ed in the US, we announced that we will be making the Visual Studio Shell available for ISV's and developers to build on in the Orcas timeframe. This is great news and means that in cases where you would normally build out your own IDE,...
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    Forza Motorsport 2

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    In case you have an XBox 360 and dont know whats coming with Forza 2... check this out . I like car racing, but this is a little over the top for my budget :-)
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    Expression Suite and tools now available in NZ

    I've missed the boat on this one ( Nigel and Sean beat me to it), but if have been watching the expression stuff, you'll be interested to know that it is now available in New Zealand. From Seans blog: The full family of Microsoft Expression products is...
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    Tech Ed Australia and New Zealand tracks

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    I thought it might be useful to list all the track owners for Australia and New Zealand and their blogs (if they have them). One of the things I thought it might be interesting to point out is that while the US have 14 tracks, we only have 10 in Australia...
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    Security speakers... wow - what a lineup

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    Rocky is in charge of the security track at Tech Ed ANZ this year, and he's done an awesome job of lining up speakers. Last week he announced his speaker lineup, but I wanted to post it here too for those of you in New Zealand :-). See if you recognise...
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    MSDN Flash - Focus on Orcas

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    Over the last week or so our team has been planning what we will be working on over the next 12 months. One of the big deal things that is coming out in the next 12 months is Visual Studio “Orcas” – the next major version of Visual Studio. I thought I...
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    Did you see the OFONE announcement?

    The Ofone was announced at MEDC, and we saw the video for it last week at MEDC in Australia. Having not seen the announcement at MEDC, I wasn't sure whether it was real or not - at least for the first 10 seconds.... You decide :-)
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    Tech Ed update and Tech Fest

    In case you haven't heard, Tech Ed is still selling quickly. As of this morning over 70% of all the tickets had sold. Anyway, I'm really pleased to be able to announce that Evermore will be the main act at the Tech Fest party at Tech Ed. A little about...
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    Nick Randolph asks - whats happening at Tech Ed 2007?

    Nick sidelined me last week at MEDC in Sydney and asked me what was going on at Tech Ed Australia and New Zealand this year. Nick has just published our chat as a podcast on the Microsoft Developer Show . Our chat is about four minutes long and you can...
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    If you do nothing else today...

    Watch this screencast . Popfly takes the concept of mashups to the masses. Not only can you create your own mashups without any code, but you can also create your own blocks for others to mash up! This is all based on silverlight , so it gives you...
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    Tech Ed ANZ Web Track - feedback required

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    We are steadily filling sessions for Tech Ed ANZ, and I'm in charge of the web track, so here is what I have so far. Please note that this is not the entire list, just the speakers from the US. I have a few other sessions penciled in but my first priority...
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    10 Seats left for MEDC-Mini

    I'm in Sydney for MEDC , and thought those of you who are not able to be here, might be able to get in for the Christchurch one. In case you missed it - on May 17 (yes this Thursday) we will have the newly appointed Windows Embedded Software Architect...
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    SQL Server "Katmai" Spatial Extensions

    If you haven't heard, "Katmai" is the next version of SQL Server due out in the same time frame as Longhorn server. One of the very cool new peices of this product is the ability store spatial data. This will be great for Virtual Earth integration :-...
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    End of Early Bird

    The Early bird tickets for Tech Ed New Zealand sold out about 25 minutes ago, which means: we are 50% sold out for Tech Ed 2007 only full price tickets are available from now on Get in quick - they are going faster than ever before!
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    RSS - Living in the cloud (or software + services at work)

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    If given a choice between a web app and a windows app, I find that I normally prefer the Windows app to the web app - the user experience and performance of a good windows app is normally pretty hard to match on the web (although there are some very cool...
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    Trade Me Launches Vista Gadget

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    Good news from Rowans Blog . The TradeMe gadget is one of several New Zealand gadgets that have been incubated. This gadget is for people selling stuff on TradeMe - if you sell stuff on TradeMe, this is a great way to keep up to date with what your goods...
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    Tech Ed - Women in Technology

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    While I'm up to my neck in Tech Ed at the moment, I thought I'd drop you a couple of little tidbits... Firstly we are over 30% sold in terms of total tickets sold, but we've already sold 60% of our early bird tickets (remember how it works this year...
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    Not going to MEDC? A tiny NZ version is coming...

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    Even if you are not going to MEDC in Sydney, you can still get to hear Mike Hall and Derek Snyder in Christchurch on May 17th. The Mobile and Embedded team in Australia are putting on a special late afternoon event for kiwis. A little more is on the NZ...
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    Mix, Silverlight and the DLR

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    I’m sure you’ve heard the headline items from Mix. I thought I’d put up a couple of links for the things that I found interesting. If you’ve got the time, I’d recommend watching the Mix keynote video (warning it’s 2.5 hours). In this you’ll get...
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    MSDN Flash - WGA, Early Bird and User Groups

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    There is alot I want to tell you about this week. I want to let you know about some important changes in WGA, something you probably didn’t know about TechEd Early Bird registration and introduce you to the .Net User Groups in New Zealand. Firstly - Windows...
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    How we came up with Silverlight

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    Tim Sneath has a great peice on humour on how we came up with the name silverlight. Check it out . Great work Tim!
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    Windows Home Server CTP

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    The WHS team have just released a CTP of Windows Home Server . This release is much more complete than the Beta 2 build. Notably other than bug fixes it also includes: The ability to reconfigure your UPNP router for remote access to your server Integrated...
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    SQL User Group Meeting tomorrow

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    In case you missed the announcement tomorrow there is a SQL user group meeting in Wellington. The speaker is Patrick O'Keeffe from Quest Software in the States. Patrick is a good overseas speaker who has spoken at Tech Ed in Australia in the past. His...
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    Microsoft Silverlight announced

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    We have a number of things coming around WPF/e in the next few weeks, but here is the first. WPF/e is now called Microsoft Silverlight . Key points to take away: Supports IE, Firefox, Safari (cross browser and cross platform) Enables WMV/WMA playback...
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    MSDN Flash Editorial - Expression Web and Tech Ed NZ teaser

    Great news last week for those of you in the web development space, thanks to the great feedback from the developer community we’ve decided to release Expression Web and Expression Blend (when released) as part of the MSDN Premium subscription . Expression...
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