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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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    Dynamics Developer Sessions - All 3 Screencasts last....!

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    And finally we have "Integrating CRM 4 (aka Titan) with ASP.NET and Microsoft Virtual Earth": So that's it! As I get around to recording more screencasts, I'll get them up to the Silverlight Streaming service, then post them here. Technorati tags...
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    Dynamics Developer Sessions - All 3 Screencasts cont...!

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    The next screencast we have is "Build A VE Mashup with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0": Technorati tags: Microsoft Dynamics , Nav 5.0 , Virtual Earth , Visual Studio 2008 , ASP.NET AJAX
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    Dynamics Developer Sessions - All 3 Screencasts!

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    OK, so I've finally got the whole capture, produce and publish thing working, so getting my Dynamics Developer screencasts up and out should be a lot smoother in the future. The first three are from the Dynamics Developer Session quarterly briefing, and...
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    There Are Two Things In This World I Won't Break!

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    Yes, yes... I said that if I received 50 comments to this post: Optimus Prime @ The CRM 4 Launch-- Could Be! That I would follow through, and wear an adult sized costume to the CRM 4 launch... Well... So... Now, I've also been working with the creative...
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    It's "Tito" Mo'nday!!!

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    So, I woke up this Mo'nday, the third this Mo'vember , and thought to myself, "What's my inspiration?" It's not a question I can readily answer, so instead, I let the universe call to me. It started with my shave. Now, I decided each Mo'nday of Mo'vember...
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    Optimus Prime @ The CRM 4 Launch?? Could Be!

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    Yesterday while walking through the local shopping center with Yil, we both noticed a little kid running around dressed in a little Transformers costume. He was about 4 years old, and it was one of those tracksuit style costumes. Now, like some good mates...
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    Dynamics Developer Session #1 - Screencast Part 1

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    For those who attended the first Dynamics Developer Sessions, big thanks for dropping by and participating; not only were the after session chats very insightful, but the follow up emails were extremely valuable. Lots of great ideas for the next session...
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    Mo'nday... It's Getting Thicker!

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    So, second Mo'nday for Mo'vember, and I'm looking quite the 'tashman! Now, one of the funnier incidents this week was at my local supermarket. I've been working away in the back garden for the past few weeks, and have been getting around the 'hood looking...
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    MOSSIG Podcast on Platforms! Unreal!

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    Tim has posted the final version of the MOSSIG podcast Nigel , Graham and I did last month, and it's unreal! Even if I do say so myself. He even took out quotes! Tim rocks! Check it out! http://timwragg.blogspot.com/2007/11/great-podcast-platforms-panel...
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    Give So That They May Grow... A Mo'!

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    It's that time of the year again... Movember ! 2005 was a good year... 2006 was a no show... 2007, I'm back! I'm calling this The Shoe! It's the 'Spring Racing Carnival' meets 'Horhe the Pool Cleaner'. So, please donate, I'll be...
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    Dynamics != Just CRM

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    So yesterday was the first of many Dynamics Developer Briefings , in Sydney, and well, let's just say, we had what we call in the bizness, some ill communication! Picture this. We kick of the session. I fire up my VPC images, Visual Studio 2008 B2, welcome...
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    Communitize – Doing business with ourselves!

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    I've been asked to do a keynote at Victoria University's 8th International We-B Conference , in Melbourne, Australia, from the 28th to the 30th of November. The theme of the conference is: "E-Business: the Past, Present and Challenges for the Future"...
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    Dynamics CRM 4.0 (formerly Titan) Partner Readiness Event in Oz!!!

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    Oi! If you're located in Melbourne or Sydney, in Australia, and are interested in knowing what's the score with the next big release of CRM, released as CRM 4.0, but previously known as CRM Titan, then you need to get to this event! Essentially, it's...
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    Dynamics Dev Sessions - Australia

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    Ask yourself a question!? OK, well, maybe a few! Do you build business software that has characteristics of ERP, CRM or Financials? Are you intrigued by the Microsoft Application Platform? Do you thirst for knowledge around Visual Studio and .NET? Do...
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    Windows Live SDK - Forms and ASP.NET Usage!

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    So by now, most people have heard the news that there will be a CRM "Titan" Live offering/service coming down the pipe... if not, check out Ben's post for more info . Anyhoo, I've aimed my sights squarely on CRM Live and in general, how Enterprise organizations...
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    I've Moved Blogs...

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    To: http://blogs.lemphers.com Two major reasons, the first is so I can control my code base, as blogs.msdn.com is pretty restrictive when it comes to adding extra features and style, and the second is to increase my range of comment, to things outside...
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    Who's That Driving, Patrick Swayze! Ghost Ride It Baby!

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    If Chuck organizes one of those Big Foot trucks for Tech.Ed this year... Coatesy and I are gonna Ghost Ride It ! Favorite line, "Who's that driving? Patrick Swayze !" Ha ha! (Even funnier is Pat's official fan site!!) Thanks GFitz for the clip link!
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    Expression Session - 21062007

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    It can get too much, and can cause a frown When your suit is tight, and your fly is down And you need to hit that number before the year ends To pay for those Armani shoes and your Mercedes-Benz But always remember, the choice is yours So close that laptop...
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    Yo Soy He-Man!

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    Every now and then, my faith in the reach and randomness of the Interweb is restored. See, I'm a big fan of the cartoons of the 1980's, as are others ! But while surfing around during lunchtime for various 80's bits and pieces, I stumbled upon an awesome...
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    ASP.NET AJAX for the... AJAX'y Challenged!

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    So I've been working on my little mash-up for our upcoming Microsoft Company Kick-off, and now that I've got the VE stuff all cranking, I felt a craving for some UX'y goodness. So I went to the ASP.NET AJAX website , looking for love... well as Young...
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    Designers... Give me the good oil!

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    So I'm one of the few fortunate developers around who actually sits right next to a bona fide designer! And not just any designer, but the revered Shanemo ! And whenever I'm working on a project, I always hit him up for advice, mainly because I like to...
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    32 y.o Seeking Rebellion or Coup! Apply Within!

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    Hmm, I always get a fluttering feeling in my stomach when I decide to write one of my "good time not a long time" posts, but I always believe that this is just the signal for why I should, rather than shouldn't, post my thoughts. (Queue Stairway to Heaven...
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    Astoria... Who Cares!? We All Do!

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    Yeah, yeah, I know, first my blogging dries up like Mussolini 's tears and then all of a sudden, it pours like Bob Hawke 's when he discovered T.V! But it's because I'm not fully duplex! I either work on the tools, or I blog! No both! Anyhoo, so I just...
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    BizTalk Labs - Why an Internet Service Bus?

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    So following on from my post on the weekend about trying to build my first end to end cloud demo, I've started poking around the latest BizTalk Labs SDK (a.k.a BizTalk Services). First thing that hit me, as I played around with these services is, it's...
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    "Orcas" Express + "Astoria" + BizTalk Labs!! Oh Yes!

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    OK, so it's Saturday morning, Yil and I have walked the dogs, I've had my first coffee, and I'm ready to do some Satdee mornin' hacking! Now, I've had a few things on this week, so I've had to put off reviewing my "cloud" technologies to see where...
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