September, 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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    Demo text...Lorem Ipsum!

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    LOL, check this site out: http://www.lipsum.com/ It’s got all that sample text you see at demos etc., turns out it’s dummy text used by the printing and typesetting industry since back in the day! Love it!
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    Visual Studio Team Foundation B3 Setup Issue #2: TFSService account!

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    My second issue with the TFS B3 experience came after setup. When I attempted to create a new project, it died at the SharePoint stage. As it turns out, when VSTF was installing, it changed the IIS Application Pool identity for the “SharePoint...
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    LOL, Cam, Frank, Dave...Picto'carousel!

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    At Tech.Ed, Cam had this idea to do this picto’carousel, I forgot all about this :) Here are the individual links :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/davielem/38185457/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/frankarr/38185602/ http://www.flickr...
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    I have idee! A.k.a: Money Maker #1

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    OK, so I’m having lunch with my good friend Michael Scales (who assures me he will be blogging ASAP, so I can link to it) and it hits me! My first entry into “Code Your Money Maker” #1! It’s an extension or new feature (depending...
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    The missing LINQ! C# 3. ohh!

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    Some months ago, I detailed my infant-like joy and amazement at the upcoming enhancements to the C# language: http://blogs.msdn.com/davidlem/archive/2005/08/03/446943.aspx Well, now it’s public knowledge! And not only that, you can check out...
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    Visual Studio Team Foundation B3 Setup Issue #1: TfsSetup account!

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    OK, I’m installing TFS B3 and I’ve hit the first speed hump: In the TFS installation guide, it instructs the user to create a number of accounts, one of these is a TfsSetup account. It then tells you to log-in as this account to perform...
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    Community belongs to you! Not me!

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    So being the “new” guy on Frank’s team, I’ve been pretty lucky for the first 6 months of my Microsoft life, being able to bounce from pillar to post (not sure what that saying means, but I heard some dude use it today at the Sushi...
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    Yes Master!

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    I caught up with Keith Frampton during the RMIT Industry Advisory Committee meeting last night, and he told me that he has now officially released the Master of Enterprise Architecture to the world! This is very exciting, as not only has the curriculum...
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    I'm burning! And it's all Chucks fault!

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    I used to like Chuck , a lot! But now, I just downright hate the man (he’s not the only one, Coatesy , you’re on my list, and if my spidey sense serves me correctly, Dave G will be on my list too!) Check this out: http://blogs.msdn.com...
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    Michael Moore is a Big Fat Stupid White Man!

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    LOL, I thought I’d sample Mike Moore’s sensationalist style and use the title of this book as my post heading. I wandered down to Dymocks on the weekend, to see if I couldn’t find a good book to read. I eventually had to take a break...
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    Visual Studio, SQL Server and BizTalk Launch fun and games!

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    I’m on point this year for community, and as such, I’ve been asked to help work with the Ready Tour 2005 Team for the upcoming VS, SQL Server and BizTalk launch. Now, the initial idea for community participation was some demos, presentations...
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    Visual Studio 2005 RC and TFS Beta 3!

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    OK, so I just got off the blower with Soma (Soma is also the same Soma who is my bosses bosses bosses…you get the picture), and he tells me that TFS B3 is, to quote him verbatim, “Like, right around the corner, dude!”. So this is...
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    Billy Jay Bob and Half-Life 2

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    Tech.Ed is over in Oz, and it’s back to BAU. So first things, I must introduce Billy Jay Bob, he is Clarry’s distant cousin from the wheat belt of Melbourne. He was actually found by Chris V , hiding out in his daughter’s toy box...
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    Virtual Franky!

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    I had to post this piccie of Franky during a video conf with him over Office Communicator 2005 ! And that’s my mouse cursor hanging out of Franky’s nose :) So reminds me of the latest Gorillaz clip!
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    Roll your own RSS Reader...WinPF style!

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    There is a very cool Screencast on C9 by Tim Sneath on “Data Binding in WinPF”. Tim shows you how to build your own RSS Reader in like 14 lines of code! http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=110378 Check check check it ooouuut...
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    Reminder! Visual Studio Team System User Group meeting in Melbourne, Australia!

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    OK you'll, make sure you get down to the first VSTS User Group meeting on the 29th of September @ 5:30pm! Joe has posted a reminder , but I'm going to go one step further! I'm going to issue a Festivus style challenge, anyone who wants to engage...
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    Feeds Rob!? Don't you code!?

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    Rob Farley , a.k.a Wild Larry, has caught sight of the hardcore screen configs for sale at L ( the Athens Display Series ). I remember there used to be a game called Ninja Warriors , that had three monitor screens, that the game scrolled across , was...
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    Want to code games? Visual C++ 2005 is the way to go!

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    I’ve been holding off coding games until now… http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/aug05/08-31ValveCPlusPlusPR.mspx Yeah, like it wasn’t my serious lack of C++ talent and basic mathematics and physics skills that may...
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    Chewy!!! You're the new Hansel!

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    I'm not sure how many people know Chewy Chong (he was a presenter at Tech.Ed.05.Oz), but when you read his website, it really gives a unique perspective into the man's mind. Not only that you can order shirts !! (Chewy, can you send me some size L...
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    Visual Studio Team Suite RC on MSDN!?

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    Hmm, I caught this on MSDN Subscribers today (click on picture below to see bigger one): Anyone downloaded this and installed it? My concern is around compatibility with Team Foundation Server, and also around WinFX! I’m about to shoot...
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    You wanna get HARD with Kleefy!!?

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    Michael “I'm too sexy for IIS” Kleef , our friend from the West, will be in Melbourne on the 30th of September giving a talk on hardening. The link to register is here: http://msevents-as.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=120464391&Culture...
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    Hallelujah! Team Foundation Server Beta 3 is here!

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    This is a very quick post to let everyone know TFS B3 is here! http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffbe/archive/2005/09/22/472626.aspx Now I have to run off and have some Dave time :) I’m very excited!
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    Clarry is at it again!

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    So I’m in Perth this week, and I flew in late last night. Clarry had been in the US on “business” (I’ve stopped asking for his whereabouts after the wet fish incident) and was going to connect with me at Perth Airport. At about...
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    More Tech.Ed for me! I'm off to Hong Kong!

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    I'm off to Hong Kong on the 2nd of October to participate in their Tech.Ed ! It's very exciting for me as: I've never been to Hong Kong I've never presented as part of a keynote (I'm doing the 7 minute dash on VSTS) I've never been part of...
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    The CTPs never sleep!

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    My friend from Object Consulting , Kar Chew Lim, hit me with an email today about the September CTP WinFx build order. So it was time to get into the lab and get the recipe down! Start with a clean machine (one without any of the Beta or CTP bits)...
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