November, 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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    ORM and .NET Session by Jerry Shea!

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    Sometime ago, I was hanging a clock in my toilet (hey, this is where some of the best ideas are borne) when a thought popped into my head, why am I still dealing with tuples and rows of data, when all my worldly possessions live in objects! I frantically...
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    Get Ready to Party!!!

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    Community!!!, Thank you for your involvement over the past year in attending user groups and for evaluating the early versions of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and keeping up with the news around BizTalk Server 2006. Your contribution has been critical...
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    Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 SP2 and .NET 2.0!

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    Dave G was installing TFS and discovered that TFS B3 Refresh requires Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Service Pack 2 . I wasn’t sure what this SP had, so I did some digging, and as it turns out, it allows SharePoint to run under the .NET 2.0 framework...
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    Sydney Launch, Bare Foot Man and Bling Pop!

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    Sydney went off, and I must take my hat (or as Lawsy would have it, my Akubra) off to the NSW community, you guys know how to rock! The night went really well, the change in beer was well received (although the light beer was the winner) and the absence...
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    The sponsor ship sets sail!

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    As a Developer Evangelist I spend a lot of time using technology and evangelising technology. And I've realised one thing, there is no substitute for hands-on product experience. For example, in the early days of VSTS, I used to speak emphatically about...
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    Rock city! Oi! Oi!

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    It’s not long now until the Community Launch Parties , and for the lucky who got in early with their registrations, it’s going to be a great night. But it’s not all about technology and products….noooooo! Its about ROCKING...
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    The importance of a throat to choke!

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    I’m sitting at John Blair Alfa Romeo, responding to email, waiting for my Alfa 156 to be “inspected” yet again. Why is it being inspected? Because occasionally (well, four times in the past two years) it decides to “blue screen”...
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    Adelaide, Clarry and DLinq!

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    So Adelaide is over, and the party moves on to my home town, Melbourne. The community launch in Adelaide was great, few lessons learned: 1) Start the Karaoke early! Once we broke the seal, everyone was wrestling for the mike. 2) Make sure...
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    2 down, 5 to go! Make sure you're Commmunity Launch Party goes off!

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    OK, so Adelaide was awesome, Melbourne went off, and now the Launch Party Jeepney is now back on the road, heading for Sydney! So how has it been so far? Great. But as with everything, evolution is the key, so let’s review the Party Patterns...
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    Orange County Chopper rides on Microsoft! Yeah!

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    This rocks! I’m a huge fan of Orange County Choppers , both the television series and their bikes. So I’m stoked that they have chosen to use SBS and SQL Server 2005 . Also, check out this competition (it’s closed now I think...
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    OK, I'm somewhere between Wyatt Earp an Merve Hughes!

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    So my mo’ is going well, I’ve been keeping it well shaved, and there is no chance that it will be mistaken for a goatee or beard…this is clearly a moustache! In addition to my mo’, I also picked up my new Hilux this weekend...
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    Whoo Whoo!! First Stop...Adelaide!

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    Well, the Launch Train has left the station, and arrived at the first port of call, Adelaide. And things are already looking up…well, kinda depends on how you look at it. But as I check into my room, the concierge informed me that I had been “upgraded...
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    Joel P in the place to be!

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    Joel Pobar of the CLR team is in Australia for a little while, and has kindly offered to make his way down to Melbourne for a session. My thoughts are that we put together a 2 hour session at the CITC at lunch and the Microsoft Theatre in the evening...
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    Telstra starts podcasting!

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    Hat’s off to Telstra for picking up the podcasting vibe, and starting down that path. http://www.telstra.com.au/abouttelstra/corp/spotlight.cfm?ObjectID=181 Now, I know alot of people get all righteous and stuff about movements like blogging...
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    The devil is in the detail...and the kernel too!

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    Nigel has this great post: http://blogs.msdn.com/nigelwat/archive/2005/10/26/485080.aspx Where he is commenting on a regurgapost from Slashdot to a Computerworld article titled “'Nightmare' drove desperate user to open source” ! Whoop...
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    It's hardware's fault that software sucks!

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    I had a really cool chat today with Darryl Chantry, our Architect Advisor, about procedure oriented programming (pop) and object oriented programming (oop). Daz was saying that no matter what, pop would always be faster, and I had to agree with him, even...
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    MSF...I'm your father!

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    So this is some cool news that is doing the traps: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1886531,00.asp Ivar Jacobson , also known as one of the fathers of RUP , has decided through his consulting company to release a process based on MSF for...
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    Oh and the bits floweth! WinFX November CTP supports VS2005 RTM!

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    Talk about an install’fest! I’m building my shiny new TFS B3 Refresh Virtual Server image and at the same time, installing the new WinFX November CTP which now supports VS2005 RTM. My machines is now rocking with: VSTS Developer Edition...
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    VSTS and UML...Oz Style!

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    Check this out! http://sparxsystems.com.au/products/ea_new_version.html Sparx Systems , a good ole’ Aussie company, is releasing an integrated version of their Enterprise Architect product for VSTS! So, in addition to having the new...
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    Movember!? Mo' Definately!

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    I cop a lot of flak for my less than frequent shaving habits (my face that is!). In fact, in one conversation I’ve had with Mike Lipscombe about getting a little avatar character produced, he recommended using a well known trademark…”How...
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    J2EE, .NET in Slugfest?? What, as in lettuce leaves and garden mulch?

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    Caught this on Franky’s blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/frankarr/archive/2005/11/08/490252.aspx About an article written in the Australian on J2EE and .NET …this makes me shake my head. Firstly, J2EE and .NET in slugfest! What a title...
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    Yes Build Master!

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    I just ordered this book: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=G90pxUVCqs&isbn=0321332059&itm=1 It’s called The Build Master, and it’s about a young peasant boys experiences in medieval England...
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