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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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    Kiss my ASP!

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    The other night I was out having dinner with my girlfriend at this really nice Thai restaurant, having a conversation about the unit testing framework available in VSTS. Well, you can imagine how insulted I was when the cook overheard us, and shouted...
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    Dynomite! It's VSTS, and it look guuud!

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    With the anticipation of a small child or myself at Easter, I gleefully fired up the Beta 2 VPC's of Visual Studio 2005 Team System. Well, didn't I receive a wonderful surprise! It's all shiny and new, just like my blog :) I've been interested to see...
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    Can't we all be friends?

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    Over the past few weeks, Joe and I have been bouncing around the idea of creating a set of plug-ins for Eclipse that would allow us to access some of the cool features of Visual Studio 2005 Team System. Well, the time has cometh! I have updated my blog...
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    Ain't no blog as dope as mine, it's just so fresh, so clean...

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    Da da da dut da daa da....oh, sorry, just busy getting shizzy about me nice new blog look. I spent a good deal of time on the weekend making sure my online presence was very present. The key to changing one's .Text blog is all in the Custom CSS Selectors...
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    The Think Tank!

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    The life of a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft can be lonely sometimes, so the team in Melbourne have decided to do what we do best, buy some friends! The image above shows the advanced infrastructure that has been kindly supplied by my wonderful girlfriend...
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    Happy St. Patrick's Day

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    Now I know alot of people have accused me of being boring and stodgy, "Oh yeah, Dave Lemphers, I know him, a real stuffed shirt" they say. Well, not today! Being an ex-student of St. Patrick's Primary School, Murrumbeena , I was introduced at an early...
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    Total eclipse of the heart

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    I've been busy these last few months, having a sticky beak at a few J2 bits. Not for any particular reason, I just think there are some great Java technologies, such as Eclipse, JBoss, and JNote :) But this really blew me away...I was checking out the...
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    Great How-To Site

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    Just a quick one, I stumbled across this great blog tonight, and for anyone who needs a helping hand making heads or tails of blogging (what's the blogsphere!?), check out this site .
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    Mo' Templates

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    Jeez, Joe has been very busy on the VSTS front, and his blog is really showing it, he has some great articles, and for anyone who wants to stay in touch with VSTS as it moves through its early releases, I recommend you hook into Joe's feed. Good work...
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    MC Hammer Bloggin'!

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    I know it may seem like my blogging has been all over the place lately, but there is a structure and a method to everything, including the release of this much anticipated movie ! So until I smooth out the bumps in the my blog strut, I'm asking everyone...
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    How often do you get a second shot?

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    Microsoft Learning has a great offer out at the moment which covers you for a second shot at an exam if you fail. Now, I know personally that sitting exams is hard work, and the added stress if you don't get that pass the first time around is a killer...
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    Feed me!

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    Um, first I used to just read a few blogs here and there, when there wasn't much to do, but then, I started reading them everyday before work, now, my family hardly sees me... This was a confession alot of us have heard recently, and to be honest, I've...
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    Visual Studio 2005 February CTP

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    There seems to be a fair bit of confusion around regarding the Feb release of the VS2005 CTP. It is available via the MSDN subscribers download section, however, I haven't seen it anywhere else on the web. It was released on the 3rd of March for those...
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    Don't be stingy, get blogging!

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    I've always been fascinated by the language of developers. I don't mean C# or VB.NET either, I mean the way two or more developers talk when they get together; whether it's about the latest project they're working on, or a great webcast the recently watched...
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