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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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...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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