August, 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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    Clarry! Is now officially the face of development!

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    Clarry emailed me today about his new recognition! Check out Clarry in Wikipedia ! Update: Clarry has been removed! Just as quickly as he was added! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Undelete/Clarry Who hath the right to determine the relevance...
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    It's not Smart Client! It's a Wazza!

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    I caught up with my good friend Tim Wragg (I’d link to Tim’s blog, but due to an unfortunate naming conflict that spoiled his blog thunder, I can’t) during a break, and had an awesome chat about Smart Clients. See, Tim is a big fan...
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    Your enthusiasm, our potential!

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    Tech.Ed ‘05 is going hoff, and I’ve had so many great conversations over the past three days, I wish I had a permanently embedded podcast recording device in my head! But among all the exhibition booths with perfectly manicured sales reps...
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    SharePoint Web Services, NetworkCredentials, Sore Eyes!

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    I’ve decided to build a Windows Service that polls a SharePoint document library (based on a filtered view) looking for new InfoPath documents. Once a new document is located, it is checked out, processed, then updated back on the site. Now,...
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    Visual XPath...top tool!

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    Nauman Leghari as an awesome tool on his blog called Visual XPath . I’ve been using it for some time now to mine through XML documents and fragments to build up xpath queries. It has a great UI, but most of all, source code ! So, go git!
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    First meeting of Melbourne VSTS User Group! Come git!

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    So the first meeting of the Melbourne VSTS User Group will get under way on the 29th of September @ 5:30pm. For all those who attend my lunchtime chow downs, the address will be familiar, for those who don’t… what have I ever done to make...
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    Tech'Ed '05...only 4 more sleeps!

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    I just caught up with Cam Reilly from TPN, for my first Tech’Ed media cast, and I must say, it’s tough being in front of a camera! I thought it was going to be easy peasy Japanese, but I found myself bumbling like a boob when the tape started...
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    Bitman's Place! This is very cool!

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    Franky sent me this email about Bitman’s Place (that’s Pablo the Porcupine to my left)! It’s this great resource for young people who want to get their head around some of the “magic” behind computers and software. Even...
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    Tech.Ed Singapore...I work here la!

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    On my way back from Malaysia, I stopped by Singapore, and got down to the convention centre where they were in the process of setting up for the big event! I caught some quick picks of the vendor hall: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davielem/tags/techedasiasingapore...
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    Just like paradise!

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    Clarry and I returned this morning from our trip to Tioman Island in Malaysia for the INETA Summit. Clarry had a lot of fun, almost getting hit by a coconut and also falling in love at Singapore Airport. It’s good to be back! I’m in the...
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    More programming awe from the Man Child developer!

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    Because I’ve been knee deep in Team System for the past five months, I haven’t really had the chance to get stuck into the “programming” experience of Visual Studio 2005. Now, as usual, I have to clearly annunciate my disclaimer...
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    Frank, I won't be coming into work tomorrow, Uncle Willy made me rich!

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    I’ve been a little quiet these past few days, as Greg Low and I have been on a tropical island off the coast of Malaysia, kicking back!.. No, only joking, we are at an INETA summit, catching up with a whole bunch of other user group leads and Microsoft’ees...
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    Ben's got soul!

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    I just got back from the lunchtime devmo in the city, where Nigel Watson and Martin Granell presented on the Enterprise Library. It was awesome to see the blocks in action, the one bit I really liked was the bit about the configuration block detecting...
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    Franky's Shirt versus My Cummerbund! You decide!

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    This is an email ( click to see full version ) I just received from my boss, Frank Arrigo ! In the awesome aesthetic tradition of Mr. G , I’ve decided to wear a cummerbund and open shirt for my sessions at Tech.Ed Oz . I figure, if it works for...
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    You think you're bad blogger! Richard Q's got it on you!

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    I’ve been hit with the blogging fever, and over these past few months, I’ve been churning out the posts quicker than Kevin Bacon’s feet in Footloose. But I was given a curt reminder by one of the ole’ dawgs of the Microsoft mantle...
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    Check out Bill Hilf!

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    Bill is our Linux expert, and runs the OSS labs at Microsoft . Check out this picture taken at LinuxWorld!! Classic!
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    My new Tech.Ed style!

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    My bro’ just came back from a trip to the US and Cuba, and he snapped this awesome picture of Robert Goulet! I did a little digging (yeah, like typing his name into Google), and I found his “official” website (it has a banner that...
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    SQL Server Hands-on Labs

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    I am only “just” getting into the whole SQL Server development thing…!! Now, before you run down to the river bank to pick up some nice blunt stones and prepare to hurl them at me in disgust, allow me to defend myself. I, like most...
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    Dr. Watson will be cracking open the Enterprise Library

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    For all those who have been writing most of their code from scratch, LISTEN UP! Nigel “I like your jacket, mate” Watson, Architect Extraordinaire, Developer Dalliant, human being, will be a special guest at the CITC next Thursday, for our...
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    Gotta love context!

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    I’m not sure how many people do this, but I Google myself every now and then to see where people have linked my blog articles or have built upon something I have said or written. On my travels, I came across this article/post on PHPDeveloper.org...
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    How does a developer stay on top of the hardware curve?? Get sponsored!

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    OK, so Clarry and I have had a pretty wired (not weird, I know where the spell checker is!) day! Lots of ideas, lots of information, and more importantly, lots of coffee. Now, in the caffeine fueled haze of todays activities, I remarked to Clarry that...
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    Guess who was at TechReady too?

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    LOL, go little man! At TechReady this year, they had this service where if you emailed a picture of yourself, they would frame it in a special TechReady theme and send it back…well, I just couldn’t resist!
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    Awesome! Joe announces the Melbourne Visual Studio Team System User Group!

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    As most would already know, Visual Studio Team System does not only target Developers, but also includes Project Managers, Architects, Testers and stake holders. So I was wrapped when my good friend Joe Sango (of VSTSEclipse fame) called me yesterday...
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    Anyone looking to do a Visual C++ PoC...I can suggest the Half-life 2 Engine!?

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    I just saw this email going around, and had to post about it. I started playing Half-life back in 2001, when I was running my own micro-consulting firm (they used to refer to these as boutique). The guys upstairs loved it, and so did my team, so we...
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    PDC...is the cat out of the bag?

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    I got an email from my good friend Tim Wragg, he is a Principal Consultant at ComCity in Melbourne, and always has some awesome emails with juicy little tidbits from the web. Which reminds me, jeez Tim, where is your blog man!? Don’t make me go...
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