April, 2005

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My name is David Lemphers, and I'm a Senior Program Manager on the Windows Azure team, based in Redmond, WA, United States. I'm originally from Australia, so make sure you drop me a line and say g'day mate!

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    Cobol.NET!!!! Woot!

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    I was having a dig around some technical material the other day, and I came across a CD that discusses a technology called Cobol.NET!!! My first reaction was a short fit as I thought about my days in Uni doing Introduction to Cobol. But the more I looked...
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    I've Burberried my blog

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    My blog has now been re-pimped, and now sports the latest Missy Elliot style of Burberry! Now that I have perfected my CSS customization skills, I'll mix the blog style up every now and thizzy! 5000
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    VSTS Pricing, I hope it was worth it

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    I've just returned from an epic journey, to find the answers to my questions on the MSDN pricing changes for Visual Studio Team System. I can't say it was easy, but I can say it has changed me forever. I started my journey in the office, asking colleagues...
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    Anon?? What the?

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    Just a quick whine...why do people post comments: A) Anonymously? B) With bogus details? I'm interested to hear from folks on this, as it's quite peculiar. I love getting feedback about my posts, but it's really frustrating when you want to find...
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    Can you feel it, can you feel it, can you FEEL IT!?

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    I had a dream recently, and in it, I was standing at a fence with Visual Studio, the .NET framework, SQL Server, and BizTalk (these were represented in the dream as Monchichis ), and we were watching JBoss, Postgres, and Eclipse (these were represented...
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    Get well soon Franky!

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    Fantastic Frank Arrigo is in hospital today for surgery , so I'm checking his mail, you know, keeping all his correspondence under control, kinda like Santa's little elves, only not as diabolical...anyway, I just got this get well card from one of Frank...
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    A Lil' IIS Ditty

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    If you use MMC to configure IIS You might find yourself in a mess Don't struggle anymore Config in IIS is not a chore As you can now use this code ever more! - Anonymous (That's Me!)
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    Congratulations Wai Kee!

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    I just wanted to say congratulations to my good friend and .NET El Supremo, Wai Kee Tang, on getting his MCSD.NET stripes this week. Well done matey, I know how hard it is to get through these exams the old fashioned way. BTW, I think you have an evil...
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    Go VSTSEclipse!

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    Wow!! I just got a message from Joe Sango saying that the great little project he is heading up, VSTSEclipse , was covered in an article by Alexander Wolfe of TechWeb ! The article talks about the vision for the project, and has quotes from Joe that were...
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    The eyes have it Chico!

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    LOL, a couple of weeks ago, I caught up with the infamous Cam Reilly ; for those of you who don't know Cam, I'd suggest you keep it that way. No, not at all, in fact, I think Cam is great, and he also heads up The Podcast Network , which is quickly becoming...
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    OMG! Will you look at this blog, it's like, soo ugly!

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    Don't stress people, my blog (as was many others) was migrated off .Text and on to Community Server. In the process, my bling blog was jammed, but not for long, I will be working on getting it back to brilliant tonight. Sorry for the inconvenience ;)
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    Go you Hoary Hedgehog!

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    I think it was Dolemite who so eloquently put it, "Way down in the jungle deep, the bad ass lion stepped on the lions feet!". Well, I'm not looking to step on anyones feet, but I'm certainly keen to see how my new hoary hedgehog holds up as an OS. ...
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    We got a live one here!

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    Look, I'm big on notifications in my applications. If something important happens, I like to tell people, and not just some people, I mean lots of people, for example, I have code in my apps that looks like this: Click on the picture for a closer look...
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    I want to build it, so they will come!

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    My role as a Developer Evangelist has me on the road a fair bit, meeting development teams, and seeing the challenges they face day to day. They see me as being quite privileged, and I constantly cop jives along the lines of, "Yeah Lemphers, you think...
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    Let's get Visual, Visual, I want to get Visual!

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    OK, OK, so I was working out to my Olivia Newton-John exercise tape this morning; it's either that or Full Combat Pilates, am I'm just not that tough! If you would like to get a copy of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 on DVD, and you live in Australia, drop...
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    Chris and I are bizzy talkin'!

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    My good friend Chris Vidotto and I are going to be traveling around the country side (Oz that is) delivering talks on InfoPath and BizTalk Server 2004 development. Chris has been busy getting the BizTalk Van ready for the trip... And I've been busy...
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    Bhuji Nights!

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    My brother sent me an email about these albums, they're mixed by legendary dj's like Kid Koala and DJ Shadow to name a few, and just the album covers brought tears to my eyes, I can't imagine what the actual songs must be like. Click...
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    I got a little something for you's!

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    Hey, Matt Cosier just dumped these on my desk, and I gotta move 'em quick sticks, so if you're in Melbourne, Australia, drop by the office and pick up a copy, it's a top book. Our address is: Level 9 Como Office Tower 644 Chapel Street South...
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    Quick Pointers to VSTS Webcasts

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    For my friends at Invetech , just a quick pointer to Rob Caron's blog posting on VSTS webcasts. http://blogs.msdn.com/robcaron/archive/2005/03/30/403835.aspx
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    I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it!

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    It's here! http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/get/ Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 is now availale via MSDN Subscriber downloads. Too good men :)
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    SDM the way you like it!

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    For all those who have been looking into DSI and SDM, this is going to rock your world. We have just released a new site that is dedicated to all things SDM, including an SDK that will enable developers to create their own definitions! I'm looking forward...
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