June, 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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    Help get the Finalizer to Tech.Ed '05 Oz!!

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    This is the Finalizer: And I've been told by the power's that be ( Frank Arrigo should anyone require details) that if I can get: 100 Comments in support of the Finalizer @ Tech.Ed '05 Oz on this post, then the Finalizer will be there! ...
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    Low rider drives a little slower!

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    Due to the popularity of the city based events that we've been running in Melbourne @ lunch times, I've decided to invest some of our travel and entertainment budget in some new wheels. Now, because parking is so expensive in the city, I've had...
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    I bet The Boss never ate in the dark!

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    My lovely fiancé Yil surprised me last night with a dinner reservation at a restaurant in Melbourne (Oz) called The Dark Side of 604 ! The night started off quite normally, with a quick latte and a peruse of the menu, followed by our order being taken...
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    Frank, I wrote this really cool software...honest!

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    Since Monday, we've been lucky enough to have two high-school students (they won scholarships worth $1000 and a placement at Microsoft) working with us in the Melbourne office; Nevhan and Dennis . Nevhan has been working away on a really cool ASP.NET...
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    June CTP versus Beta 2...Rick, it's Dave here!

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    Boy, where there some sore ears in Redmond today! I've been busy with customer stuff these past few weeks; and low and behold, I get into the office today and find out that the Visual Studio product teams have gone and released another version of Team...
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    InfoPath .NET Toolkit for Visual Studio 2005

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    I was poking around the MSDN subscribers download site today (in between checking out Hotman Paris Hutapea's Liberace style bling bling) and found this: It's the InfoPath 2003 Toolkit for VS 2005, which is great for those who want to start playing...
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    David, this is Big Brother, get the hell off my Wi-Fi!

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    One of the stops on my little travel junket last week was the University of Ballarat ; where I was privileged enough to give a guest lecture on some of the new bits and bobs coming out of the Microsoft garage over the next 6212. My story is not unique...
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    From n00bie to gzus in a few short strokes!

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    So you've got that really big interview on Monday, and you've only got the weekend to bone up on VS2005!? No wucking forries! The links below will take you through a magical journey of technical and self discovery, both for VS2005 and SQL Server: ...
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    Do it to me one more time..!

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    For all those who missed out on the demonstration of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 and Team System that was held on the 8th of June, we are holding a repeat of the event on the 22nd of June. The same location and time applies as the 8th session , and we'll...
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    And the winner is...CV's Aunty!!?

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    Firstly, thanks to everyone who made it to the VSTS B2 Demo session @ lunch today in Melbourne; I hope everyone got something out of it. As promised, I held a raffle of all the evaluation forms handed in, and with the help of my trusty assistant, Chris...
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    Oh joy! I'm off to Tech'Ed!

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    Every Friday, I meet with my spiritual adviser, align my Qi, and get the low down on what's in store for me in the coming weeks... Well, as you can see from my excited expression, Mr. Fluffy Bunny Pants (my guru and life coach) whispered something...
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    Register for Tech.Ed '05...or the Finalizer will sort you out!

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    For those who are thinking of/wanting to/have already register[ing][ed] for Tech.Ed '05, then here is the link to do so. Now, the site has some great reasons listed as to why you should attend, but I've decided to list some of my own: Reason #1: I...
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    Bright Idea #234583: Voodoo Emailer

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    Are you inundated with email? Do your collegues spam you like it's the second coming? Would you like to wear your undies on the outside? Well, I have the solution for you! Voodoo Emailer! Voodoo Emailer uses a revolutionary technology that is capable...
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    ARC up!!

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    We've released the Architecture Resource Center (ARC) as a central point for information regarding architecture best practices and prescriptive guidance, etc. The bit I love about this site is the content has been broken up into links to white papers...
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    What would Visual Studio Team System Blogging look like?

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    Back in the day, when I used to code for a living, I used to crave integrated communication tools for developers. When you've got your head down and your tail up, furiously coding away at a specification, you don't have time to fill in discussion forums...
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