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    ADO.NET 2.0 Overview

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    I did a presentation to one of our customers today on ADO 2.0 as a step up from .NET 1.1 with a view to presenting Linq and .NET 3.5 sometime soon. In addition to internal Microsoft engineering excellence presentations and material I leveraged, I have...
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    Beginning my Vista gadget for SharePoint Events

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    I've finally gotten around to building a Vista gadget. Thanks to some prodding by my colleague Neal Cross I thought I would try and build a simple SharePoint List subscriber. Effectively its just a single RSS feed viewer. The overall idea is to eventually...
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    Value from Microsoft Virtualisation

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    Thanks to Werner Kasselman, Infrastructure Technology Specialist, for the following links: Detailed Virtualisation Licensing Brief Licensing of Microsoft Desktop Applications Software used through Terminal Services Support Microsoft Virtual Server support...
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    Apple charge for faster Wi-Fi

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    I popped into the Apple Store today, which was a unique experience. The store was filled with bright lighting, wood panelled floor, white apple products abound and a helpful attendant. Unfortunately I'd tapped on a standard reponse question. In this case...
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    Blackjack II and GPS

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    Recently, when starting my new ATS role, I was given a choice of a HTC Touch or the HTC Cavalier in the form of the Dopod (C730). Thanks Grace! (she looks after Windows Mobile in Australia) I decided upon the Dopod as I thought the keyboard would be good...
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    Microsoft Application Virtualization - New Stuff

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    Thanks to Leon Booth for the following update: MSI Utility for Microsoft Application Virtualization http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=37A9E590-4F55-44AC-93E1-36EB63A09240&displaylang=en The MSI Utility for Microsoft Application...
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    Blog Backups

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    I've been looking for an easy way to port and backup my blogs. I recently testing BlogML as I was considering port my personal blog from wordpress to spaces. Its been managed by a .net architect Simone Chiaretta in New Zealand BlogML is an XML format...
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    Windows Live - Some new-ish stuff

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    Windows Live Events - Birthdays, parties and other event planning tools http://home.services.spaces.live.com/events/ OneCare Family Safety - some body is trying to sort out parental control https://fss.live.com Skydrive - like a USB stick on the Internet...
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    Microsoft Office Outlook Connector

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    Discovered today that the new outlook connector is free! Click here for more info. (includes contact card management etc). This is great but now means I have home, work and Hotmail contacts. My next job will be to find a home/Hotmail synchronisation tool...
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    Windows Vista SP1 - my likes

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    Windows Vista SP1 is an update to Windows Vista that, along with improvements delivered to users via these other channels, addresses feedback from our customers. In addition to previously released updates, SP1 will contain changes focused on addressing...
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    Vista gadgets\demos in Financial Services

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    Gadgets: This is a gadget created by the Wholesale banking division of one of the larger North American banks (thanks Gary Kimmel): http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=922488e9-e6fa-428d-9f8b-b4181da46cf6&bt=1 .  TD Waterhouse Market...
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    BizTalk RFID Services - Sydney - Microsoft Partner Readiness Training

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    One of my technology passions is RFID. This is an opportunity for partners to join me in learning more about integrating RFID with existing and new business processes. Price: $790 ex GST Date: 28-29th Feb 2008 Venue: Sydney The aim of this 2 day hands...
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    Microsoft Virtual Server support

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    When trying to compile a list of Microsoft application that are currently supported by virtualization, Shaji Samuel found this article .  See also the Windows Server System Common Engineering Criteria: overview full report   This criteria for...
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    Issues when editing editing PDFs via Sharepoint 2007

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    Earlier this year I had a customer who had some trouble editing PDF's from within SharePoint. Edit Document is a standard feature of SharePoint. It requires Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) to open the document (specifically Owssupp.dll file) http:/...
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    Posters

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    Windows Server 2008 Component Posters http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c2b9e44e-0bbd-47cb-bc09-b3d48be7f867&DisplayLang=en Exchange Server 2007 Component Architecture http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId...
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    Quincy - Microsoft's Green Data Center

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    I've been talking to customers quite a bit about Green Data Centers and in particular going beyond the greenwash. Michael Manos talks about energy efficiency and the projects in Quincy, Washington and San Antonio . Healso talks briefly about Microsoft...
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    RFID case studies and presentation

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    Some video and case study information RFID Supply Chain Sushi Restaurant Enhances Quality Control, Customer Service with RFID Technology The business value of RFID Developer centre The possibilities are quite varied as you might imagine. For example:...
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    Optimising Vista for Energy Efficiency

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    Following the green posting last month I recently came across some more articles. They go beyond the performance improvements are green improvements. Vista energy conservation (includes a calculator) Vista energy conservation benefits Optimizing Windows...
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    Updating my Mac Mini Vista Media Center for Australia

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    There are a few issues I have left for a bit on my Mac Mini. I first updated the CPU to a Merom 2.16Ghz Core 2 Duo. This is a picture of what it should have looked like (according to the instructions I was using): This is how my update looked: The Australian...
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    Data Protection Manager 2007 - Protect Exchange, SQL and SharePoint

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    A new member of the Systems Center family has RTMed . For more on Data Protection Manager see the team  DPM blog and the DPM Microsoft.com site .      Protect Microsoft SQL Server Protect Microsoft Exchange   Protect your Windows...
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    Andy Lees's on Virtualisation

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    Andy Lee's the Microsoft Corporate VP for Server and Tools recently presented in Sydney. He spoke about : 1. 90% of Servers worldwide are running at <10% utilisation 2. 5% of the worlds servers are virtualised 3. Windows Server is on 70% of the world’s...
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    Vista tweak tools

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      Windows Vista tweaks A vista logo generator
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    Writing, communication, technology and relationships

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    One of the reasons I haven?t been posting much is I have been, trying, to complete my latest Masters assignment on contemporary management practices. The assignment was around the discussion of managers requiring good verbal and innovation skills to counter...
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    More green dream - "carbon neutral" a new panacea?

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    I was browsing my favourite feeds and came across this green ramble from Dell. It seems everyone is on this carbon neutral push: http://www.zdnet.com.au/video/play/22429768 I'm not so sure about the expression carbon-neutral, however I can certainly say...
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    Get stuck in: Smeaton's guide to intervention

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    Thanks to Dave Street for this great quote from an article in the Guardian: " Rule 1 You've got to have a moral ground. You've got to know the difference between what's right and what's wrong. A policeman being kicked around: that's wrong. Rule 2 Get...
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