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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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    Larger 2.5" drives, but how to clone

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    At home I have a Mac Mini as my Vista Media Center. My two upgrades I would like to do are: 1) CPU - E.g. http://www.o0o.it/mini/ 2) HDD - E.g. clone existing drive but make Windows partiion bigger Only 6 months ago I put in a 200gb drive which...
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    Systems Center Service Manager

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    This is a product I had a look at when at Microsoft Redmond in July "Introducing System Center Service Manager". One of the reasons it hasn't been in the front of mind was that it was in early beta at the time. You can find detailed information here:...
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    The Green Data Center

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    When I was last in Seattle I heard the Microsoft leaders in this area speak about the creation of a Green Data Center and power reduction enhancements being built into the OS and Server products. I discovered via TechNet email today the following article...
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    Blogging Statistics

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    These stats go to show that blogging is actually quite big: Over 12 million American adults currently maintain a blog. More than 147 million Americans use the Internet. Over 57 million Americans read blogs. 1.7 million American adults list making money...
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    BizTalk 2006 R2 Launch Statistics

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    This fifth full version of BizTalk Server hit a number of key milestones including: · 7,000 customers globally · 90 of the Fortune Global 100 run BizTalk Server · 12 of the 15 largest Retailers in the World run BizTalk Server · 9 of the 10 largest Insurance...
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    Financial Services Developer Links

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    Thomson Portia’s work with .Net 3.0 continues to get people’s attention around the company. A story regarding their work was the cover story in the August issue of Redmond Developer News. For more information please read "Developers find ways to open...
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    My Windows Mobile Phones

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    As some of my friends and colleagues know I like my gadgets. Thanks to ebay and others I have turned around one Microsoft Mobile (CE/PocketPc) every year for the past 10 years. Here are the phones: Picture Model Year (ish) Reason for change Other Philips...
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    Sydney BizTalk R2 Launch

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    BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Worldwide Launch - Your Business, Connected The launch of BizTalk Server 2006 R2 is just three weeks away and with it comes a new wave of innovation that addresses core challenges found in key industries such as manufacturing and...
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    Account Technology Specialist

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    This week I have officially joined the Enterprise and Partner Group in Australia. What this means in practice is that I am no longer responsible or work within Microsoft Services (Application Delivery) . Instead I am assisting specific accounts (large...
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    Our new beta search

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    A little bit more practical than Ms.Dewey . It certainly delivers a good demonstration of Silverlight : http://www.tafiti.com
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    Name translation from Visual Studio 2005 to 2008 products

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    According to Rob Caron recently : Visual Studio 2005 Visual Studio 2008 Visual Studio 2005 Team System Visual Studio Team System 2008 Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite Visual Studio...
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    The roadmap for Smart Client

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    Heres my take on smart client. Your doing smart client if: the application runs on the desktop the application is composable (ie. navigation, controls, workspace and utilities) parts of the application are downloaded on demand parts of...
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    Alistair Cockburn - You know you are not doing agile if

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    I have a couple of Alistair's book and rate his writing. He is also signatory on The Manifesto for Agile Software Development (the principle of which I like and try to adhere to) I have copied the following from this Software Quality news Q&A....
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    WCF for .net 3.0 - Various web casts and links

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    The following post is the result of some questions I received while proctoring for WCF hands on labs. I'm currently on the last day of some training in Seattle with Microsoft. 1) Transformation of messages There is an interface that allows...
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    Microsoft Touch Desk and Surface

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    Touch desk and surface are quite different, apparently. Both are quite exciting.... To learn more, the touch desk demo is located  here . Microsoft Surface is due to be released later this year, so I have heard. Mick Badran is loving it!  A...
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    SOA/ESB Integration in the Real World

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    Yesterday I helped at the Australian Architecture Forum as a Scribe for Dr. Don Ferguson. The event as a whole was excellent. Thanks to Nigel Watson and Charles Sterling for letting me assist. On my personal to-do list is the IASA . Anyway onto the round...
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    New TechNet ANZ Vista Gadget

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    The Microsoft TechNet Gadget for Australia and New Zealand delivers information from several of the common news feeds and security alerts. It supports up to six feeds with TechNet Highlights and Basic Security Alerts as default options. A range of other...
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    enterprise 2.0

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    Following a read of Microsoft SharePoint goes wild for wikis I wondered how prolific this term is. Wikipedia has a entry for example. The Enterprise 2.0 term derives from Web 2.0 and is sometimes used to cover the introduction and implementation of social...
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    Adding new TFS user and not being able to login

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    After adding a new user to a Windows Group which is already part of a TFS group then you may get one of the following errors logging in as that user: 1) If you are getting a Team Plain error: TF50309: You do not have sufficient permissions to perform...
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    Best practices for TFS - The TFS Guide

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    Whilst reading about backup and restore (specifically moving ) for Team Foundation server I found this new publication from the patterns and practices team. Link: The patterns & practices Team Development with TFS Guide I was also reading...
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    Results of upgrading my Mac Mini HDD, cloning, partitioning to maintain Vista setup

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    I spent the weekend, amongst other things upgrading my mac mini hard-drive from the standard 80GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive to a Toshiba GB (note: 20GB must remain for MacOSX when using Bootcamp) MK2035GSS 4200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA/150 Notebook...
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    Microsoft Live TV for Vista Media Center

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    Thanks to my old school buddy Robert Double for the following link . Engadget also write about it here Essentially its bringing Windows Live to Media Center usage. The benefit I can see straight away is the messenger interface. It would be great for...
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    Wifi - bad for you = bad science

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    Having recently returned from the UK, where Wifi scaremongering is the flavour of the month, I was relieved to see that, at least online, the findings of programmes like Panorama were being panned. Read more about it here . Thanks to David Watson...
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    Changing Team Foundation Server Credentials from Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer

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    I recently posted about changing stored credentials used by Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer. Removing the cache never really works in my opinion. The only two options I have found are: Removing stored network passwords (as per previous post...
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