March, 2006

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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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    VS Team Suite or VS Pro + N[etc.]?

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    I was at a presentation last week for a customer who was considering using VS Pro 2005 with the full complement of N[tools] (and Cruise Control) over Visual Studio Team System for their next evolution of SDLC management. It’s a prickly subject...
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    ZooTycoon 2! Fun play or hard work!

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    I installed Zoo Tycoon 2 on the weekend, in an attempt to unwind. Let me tell you, when you’re Zebra’s are pregnant, and your Jaguar’s need more room, and people are complaining because the line to the toilet is too long, relaxation...
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    Visual Express Contest! Win 10 gorillas!

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    Holy shmoly! Check out this contest! http://www.madeinexpresscontest.com/ So the rules for the busy coder goes: 1. Think of a killer application idea and submit it NO LATER THAN 11:59pm April 30th, 2006 Pacific Time (for Hauzees that’s...
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    Perth Visual Web Developer 2005 Express and SQL Server 2005 Express training!

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    For all those based in Perth , Australia , I will be running two sets of training next week at Dimension Data Learning Services @ 19 Pier Street in Perth . Now, I know it’s very very VERY late notice, but the past few weeks have been too crazy for coolaid...
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    Product Companies and User Communities!

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    Got an email this morning from Virtual Server Virtuoso Dugie , pointing me to this post by RoudyBob about “Software Companies Don’t Get User Communities” . It’s a good read, and got me thinking about the root of the statement...
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    Dave Glover and Atlas! Who will win!?

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    Davo is going to be holding the fort at the CITC in Melbourne next Tuesday, delivering what is surely going to be the Atlas presentation to end them all. http://msevents-as.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=120467971&Culture=en-AU ...
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    BATter up! Smart Clients play ball!

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    Just downloaded the March CTP Smart Client Baseline Architecture Toolkit off GotDotNet , and all I can saw is “Bloody Oath!” . It is unreal! In fact, I just came from presenting at the Wesfarmers IT Conference in Perth last week, and one of...
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    BizTalk Server 2006 Setup Cabs!

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    Found this on Grant’s blog. If you’re setting up BizTalk in Virtualwood (or on the metal), you may not have/want/need access to the Internet, so getting all your pre-reqs installed may be problematic. http://granth.squarespace.com/blog...
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    SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Workshops!

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    Davo shot me this link: http://blogs.msdn.com/dglover/archive/2006/03/11/549400.aspx Pete Myers is running a series of 2–day instructor-led hands-on workshops (could I fit anymore hyphen-ated constructs in!!!?) and although it’s a...
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    Mindstorms NXT!

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    Pretty exciting stuff around the corner with Lego getting ready to release the next version of their Mindstorms product, appropriately named Mindstorms NXT . Quick features include: USB and BT support 3 servo motors (the current model only had...
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    Shameless Gloating: My Out of Office note for Friday the 31st of March!

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    Thankyou for contacting me, unfortunately I won’t be able to respond until Monday the 3rd of April as I will be going ‘nanas at the 2006 Formula 1 Foster’s Australian Grand Prix where I will get to see both Formula One practice laps...
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    Tim's WWW War!

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    Yes, that’s 4 dublya’s, and Tim ’s only starting from what I can tell! http://timwragg.blogspot.com/2006/03/office-and-world-wide-web-war.html Tim’s post got me thinking, all to often the web grabs the latest darling technology...
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