May, 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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    Due to popular demand...I've re-blinged my blog!

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    The last straw was the ugly throw down that occurred last week between me and MC Grammy E regarding my old background. First there were the snide remarks, then the post-it notes on my desk, and finally, the slap and scratch fight in the tea room. So to...
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    Demo of Visual Studio 2005 Team System Beta 2

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    If you're: A) Based in Melbourne, Australia B) Interested in VSTS 2005 B2 C) Are free on the 8th of June @ 12pm D) All of the above Then please join me for a lap around the latest Beta 2 of VSTS 2005. I'll be taking everyone through a sample...
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    First it was the van, now it's the bus!

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    So we're coming up to budget time, and I requested some new wheels from Frank so that I could get around town with my new stash of Visual Studio 2005 Beta2 DVD's... and check out what just arrived in the car park from purchasing! It's my new VSTS...
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    XBOX2! MTV! OMG!

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    Need I say more? http://www.xbox.com/en-US/news/2005/0411-mtv.htm?level1=enushome&level2=latestgameinfo1&level3=mtv
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    Firewalls do little against hackers who come through the front door!

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    There is an awesome interview with Kevin Mitnick on Radio GoDaddy at the moment, I really recommend people download it and have a listen. You can either listen to it or download it; it's pretty funny. It starts with Radio GoDaddy's usual segment on...
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    VS2005 Team Build installation problems!

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    I have been having this problem installing Team Build (Team Foundation Server Install DVD\bb\setup.exe) lately, and as it turns out, the problem was that my Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service was disabled. If that is not enabled...
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    Don't be fooled by the blocks that I got!

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    I cannot carry the burden of technical fear and ineptitude any longer!!! I have never used the Enterprise Library or application blocks in any way shape or form! As I sit here blubbering away in my bathrobe and slippers, recalling all those presentations...
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    Da na na da na na, AzMan!

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    My friend Kurt Heiz (who's jokes make sailors blush) gave me a quick demo of the Authorization Manager from Windows Server 2003 this morning, and I was so impressment! So I dug around the web and found this pretty interesting article on AzMan. I'm still...
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    And the van keeps on rolling!

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    Perth's App Sig went well, with some great questions and comments. Chris V (BTW, if you want Chris Vidotto to start a blog, leave a comment on this post, and I will lobby him with the results!) and I will be bringing the van to Canberra (Tuesday, 24th...
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    Why do you have to go and make things so complicated?

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    Hmmm, I'm tweaking my example BizTalk solution at the moment, and am stumped as to why the BizTalk project won't let me add a web reference to my Active Directory Web Service! My AD web service implements two web methods; one that returns a simple...
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    63 more reasons to switch to Cobol.NET

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    Check this out: http://www.netcobol.com/news/prelease/pr20050425.htm Fujitsu has announced that they will be releasing V3 of their NetCOBOL product to align with .NET 2.0! That is soo cool, not only that, it will be the first version to support...
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    Get the snip!

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    Ok ok, so I've been quiet for the past few weeks, but I've had good reason. I've not only been getting back into the BizTalk swing of things, but I've also been building a new hard drive image using the latest VSTS bits... so get of my back man! ;) ...
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    Hosted Labs! Now that's what I call service!

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    I have been wanting to brush up on some Office development stuff, and have been sooo busy getting around the VS2005 B2, I haven't had a chance to get a VPC together and download samples, etc. Well, I discovered these online hosted lab thingys, and they...
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    Dropping in from outer space!

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    This week the bus finds itself in Adelaide, home of Hahndorf, The Barossa Valley, and Ben Folds! Eeek! The session in Sydney went well, but I have since tweaked the presentation to include some goodies. To all those who attended the Sydney session...
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