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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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