Dave Glover "Down Under (Oz)"

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  • Blog Post: The Australian ALM Conference (& Visual Studio 2010 Launch) Early Bird Offer, Sydney April 13 and 14th, 2010

    The inaugural Australian ALM Conference and Microsoft Australia official launch of Visual Studio 2010 is scheduled for the 13 th & 14 th April this year. Registrations have just opened and we would like to let you know about a special Early Bird offer. The first 50 attendees to register for the conference...
  • Blog Post: Free eBook on Deploying Windows 7

    There's a new eBook from Microsoft Press, Deploying Windows 7 , offering essential guidance from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and TechNet Magazine . You'll find selected chapters from the Windows 7 Resource Kit on deployment platforms, planning, and testing application compatibility, to name a few. Snippet...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010, Fx 4 Beta 2 Training Kit

    Hopefully by now you've heard Visual Studio 2010 and Fx 4 Beta have shipped, if you live in Oz and not an MSDN subscriber then the best place to download it from is http://www.microsoft.com/australia/visualstudio/default.mspx. If you are feeling a bit nervous about installing on your base machine...
  • Blog Post: Experience the Zermatt region, Switzerland, with this Windows 7 Touch Solution, inc the help of Silverlight and Deepzoom

    Wow, just spotted this amazing solution utilising Windows 7 Touch and Silverlight 3 with Deepzoom. Check out http://rubrik.ch.msn.com/reportagen/zermatt.aspx and click on the Info button and read how it was created, stunning!! Yes, it works with a mouse too if you don't have Windows 7 with a Touch display...
  • Blog Post: Western Australian 2009 Daylight Saving Changes Updated 28 September 2009

    original posting at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/bb821275.aspx On 16 May, Western Australians rejected by referendum a proposal to extend their trial of daylight savings. As a result there will be no daylight savings in WA this year or for the foreseeable future. This change will affect Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Going to PDC09 then keep an eye out for Birds-of-a-Feather

    You can find more information at www.pdcbof.com and follow them on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/pdcbof See ya there!! Cheers Dave
  • Blog Post: Excellent Windows 7 Compatibility Video and get the Green Light

    This is time well spent, check out the Windows 7 Compatibility training session. Some of the resources referenced are Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 Microsoft Application Verifier Chris Jackson's "The App Compat Guy" More Windows 7 Sessions and finally head to over to " Give your application...
  • Blog Post: My Lenovo T61p Setup Experience plus info on installing the nVidia Quadro 570M Graphics Driver

    I've been running the released version of Windows 7 64 bit on my Lenovo T61p for over a week now, it's rock solid and fast!! Setup was very straight forward but alas for now Windows Update did not install the nVidia Quadro 570M Graphics Driver for me automatically, a bit annoying!! Anyways, simple enough...
  • Blog Post: Readify to run .NET Developer Training in Darwin!!

    I often hear from folk in smaller cities in Oz that there is limited access to solid training!! So great news from the guys from Readify in conjunction with Crimson !! If you live in or near Darwin or know someone who does then be sure to let them know about these training opportunities!! Crimson Courses...
  • Blog Post: CodeCampSA is happening the weekend of July 18-19th 2009

    Yeeh hah, the guys in Adelaide are pulling CodeCampSA together, it should be a great few days, so make sure you mark out the days in your diary and get along, meet new people, catch up with mates and learn a new trick or two!!  The event is free of charge and is being held at UniSA's City West campus...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Support Scam

    Hmmm, now a mate's mother got one of these calls from this organisation, so be sure to let friends and family know this is a scam , guessing it's mostly about identity theft!! A company called 'SupportonClick' is randomly calling Australians claiming to know that the person's computer has a 'problem...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Software Logo Toolkit Now Publically Available

    Microsoft is pleased to announce the public availability of the Beta release for the Windows 7 Software Logo Toolkit. The toolkit allows ISVs to submit and receive the "Compatible with Windows 7" logo for their products. Improvements, including self-test for applications, instant approval of passing...
  • Blog Post: Managed Code Wrappers for new Windows 7 APIs

    Check out Windows® API Code Pack for Microsoft® .NET Framework (v0.85) !! Cope and pasted summary:- The Windows® API Code Pack for Microsoft® .NET Framework provides a source code library that can be used to access new Windows 7 features (and some related Windows Vista features) from managed code. These...
  • Blog Post: Application Architecture Guide 2.0

    Hey if you went to the Victoria.NET User group on Tuesday then you would have caught my Windows 7 session, you can find resources I mentioned at here , hope those that installed Win 7 on the night are enjoying and those that grabbed the DVDs have had a chance to fire it up!! You can find resources...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed Australia and New Zealand Call for Content Now Open

      We’ve just opened the “Call for Content” for TechEd 2009 Australia and New Zealand, if you are interested in getting involved then check out Andrew’s blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/acoat/archive/2009/05/06/tech-ed-australia-and-new-zealand-call-for-content.aspx Cheers Dave
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Intro and Install Fest: Victoria.NET (Melb) Tue, May 12, 2009

    As per Mahesh's notice out we're pulling together some resources and fun items for the Windows 7 Install Fest as part of the Victoria.NET User Group meeting on Tuesday May 12. We'll have DVDs (hopefully) and some bootable USB Windows 7 install keys available to install a fresh or upgrade your existing...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 RC and the Sacrosanct Family Windows Media Center

    Finally the Windows 7 Release Candidate is generally available and if you live in Australia then head on over to www.microsoft.com.au/windows7 and download a copy which will be available at least through June. Ok in my household the Windows Media Center is sacrosanct only to be tampered with by the fearless...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Ships

    Cool, Office 2007 Service Pack 2 has shipped!! For me the killer feature in SP2 is that Outlook shuts down when you exit, so hopefully less “the data file was not closed properly” scans!!  Great to see Open Document Format support and in the box for PDF and XPS!! For more detail check see http:...
  • Blog Post: Sydney May23rd - "Windows Presentation Foundation" Community Workshop and Bushfire Appeal

    We have a finalised Saturday May 23rdth for the Sydney Community Workshop which hopefully wont clash too much with other stuff in our busy lives!! For more information of the workshop format see my original posting at http://blogs.msdn.com/dglover/archive/2009/03/23/windows-presentation-foundation-community...
  • Blog Post: Windows Presentation Foundation Community Workshops and Bushfire Appeal Update

    To date we've rolled out the Windows Presentation Foundation Community Workshops across Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne with a total of 130 people attending and at the same time raising over $9000 for the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal. A VERY BIG THANK YOU FOR GETTING INVOLVED!! I'd also like to take...
  • Blog Post: Windows Presentation Foundation Community Workshop and Bushfire Appeal

    Ok, so you've seen Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and you thought the technology looked interesting. You know your applications are starting to look dated, you understand WPF has matured, now in its 3 rd release; but life gets in the way and you haven't had the chance to get down and dirty with...
  • Blog Post: Windows Presentation Foundation Community Workshop, Melbourne, Sat Mar 28th and Bushfire Appeal

    Windows Presentation Foundation Community Workshop Ok, so you've seen Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and you thought the technology looked interesting. You know your applications are starting to look dated, you understand WPF has matured, now in its 3 rd release; but life gets in the way and you...
  • Blog Post: Federated Search in Windows 7: Creating a Search Connector Description

    By now you may have spotted you can create your own Search Connector Descriptions in XML and install them in to the Federated Search support in Windows 7, see here for some examples, I'm particularly fond of the Twitter search extender, but there are connectors for Flickr, eBay, Amazon, SharePoint, Live...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell and Office Open XML Format Document Generation Sample

    A year or so back I posted a link to a PowerShell Office Open XML Document Generator I wrote, see http://blogs.msdn.com/dglover/archive/2007/06/28/powershell-and-office-open-xml-format-document-generation.aspx . Alas now the download link is busted so I have reposted the sample to http://cid-d03fa499b14904f9...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 "Remote Server Administration Tools" including Hyper-V Management

    IMHO, one the of the coolest technologies to be released last year was Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V , the virtualisation just rocks, it's fast, solid and reliable. I run Windows Server Core 2008 (ie no GUI) so I manage the Hyper-V Role from Windows Vista Sp1 with Hyper-V Manager , so was a tad disappointed...
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