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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    VSLive! It good!

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    I was very lucky to attend VSLive in New York last year, and I can tell you first hand, it was the bomb! Actually, this was where I first heard about Visual Studio Team System, and was blown away. So this year, I’m lucky enough to be going again...
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    Home, sweet home! No thanks to Alaska Airlines!

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    Whoa, finally got back home after what can only be described as the biggest cluster I’ve experienced in my life. I arrived at Sea-Tac airport on Sunday morning (UTC-8) at 6am to catch an 8am Alaska Airlines flight to LAX, where I was then going...
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    Windows Presentation Foundation (Avalon) and BizTalk 2006 (Pathfinder)...oh, and Gary and Bub too!

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    Today was the last day of TechReady, and while it’s been an amazing five days, I’m looking forward to heading home on Sunday. This morning I got along to a BizTalk 2006 Adapter lab, and learned about the new adapters that will be supported as part...
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    BizTalk 2006 Beta

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    I'm sitting in a BizTalk 2006 lab that is based on BizTalk 2006 and Visual Studio 2005 B2! There are now a bunch of awesome, out of the box adapters, such as Windows SharePoint Services and the new POP3 adapter...you can now send BTS an email! I'll...
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    TechReady 1 - 2005: Day 4 - Leisure Suit Clarry

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    Day 4! Clarry and I had a very productive day today, including developing our first Pocket PC application (yes, I have never actually developed one of these), saw a really cool demo of Windows Vista, and attended an awesome session on How to Migrate to...
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    TechReady 1 - 2005: Day 3 - Clarry, TechReady Hunter!

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    Clarry had an early night last night, as he was presenting at TechReady today. He has been working on a new form of distributed computing using a custom modified version of Windows Server 2003 (he has access to all the code in Microsoft) running on specially...
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    TechReady 1 - 2005: Day 2 Sessions Update - Anders blew my mind!

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    Okies, this afternoon, I was really geeked out! I went along to a presentation by Anders Hejlsberg , a Distinguished Engineer with Microsoft who is undoubtedly the man behind C#, and while I am not able to say anything about the content of the presentation...
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    TechReady 1 - 2005: Day 2...Update #1

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    Ok, so this morning Clarry and I headed off to the Convention center for the first session of the day. Clarry was bit grisly since he had been out on the town the night before (I was back at the hotel with my room mate Mario D’Silva trying to get...
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    TechReady 1 - 2005: Day 1 Sessions Update

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    Ok, so Clarry and I where flat out yesterday with sessions, unfortunately, after each session, my stock standard question of “Hi, I’m a Developer Evangelist, how much of this can I care to share?” was answered with a “Unfortunately...
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    TechReady 1 - 2005: Day 1...Update #1

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    So it’s day one of TechReady, and I started the day with an infomercial on the “Little Giant” (Al from Home Improvement was the celebrity on the ad, personally I would have preferred Chuck Norris) a ladder like no other. My roommate...
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    Feature #2334...you services are no longer required!

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    I caught up with fellow Microsoft Aussies Chris Vidotto and Steve Wright last night; most will know Chris from his new blog and baby like features. Over a few beers, we got onto the topic of “What would it be like if a software product was viewed as...
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