Dave Glover "Down Under (Oz)"

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  • 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: 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: 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: Silverlight Designer and Developer Network, Melb, June 30th, @shanemo and SketchFlow, not to be missed!!

    If you are a designer or a developer then make sure you make this SDDN event, tonight, Tuesday the 30th of June in Melbourne. Blend 3 and SketchFlow absolutely rocks and it'll be time well spent!! What's on? Sketch Flow: Don't know what SketchFlow is? Then read this! . Okay, now tell me you dont want...
  • 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: 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: 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: Running Windows 7 on my ASUS Eee PC 1000H Netbook

    Now that Windows 7 beta 1 is out in the wild I can't resist sharing my experiences with Windows 7 Beta 1 on my ASUS Eee PC 1000H Netbook (also see My ASUS Eee PC 1000H Netbook and Windows Vista Experiences ) I did a fresh install and the system is upgraded with 2GB RAM, 2GB ReadyBoost SD card, 200GB...
  • Blog Post: My ASUS Eee PC 1000H Netbook and Windows Vista Experiences

    Article amended (Dec 28, 08) to include a reference to a patched ACPI Driver from http://gekko.me/acpi.php Hmmm, may be ya getting a Netbook for a pressie or had one for awhile and you're thinking of firing up Vista or hanging in there for Windows 7, well here's a quick summary of my Windows Vista setup...
  • Blog Post: Make sure you patch Internet Explorer

    If you haven't done so already then do make sure you have updated your system with all the latest updates and most notably updates for Internet Explorer by going to http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate . For more information go to http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/200812_oob...
  • Blog Post: Victoria.NET Back to Basics - Sessions on WCF, WPF and WF – Monday Dec 15th

    In case you missed this announcement from Mahesh… Cheers Dave Monday 15th December 2008 5:30pm (Pizza and drinks served); 6pm (presentations start) Microsoft Theatre, Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank Back to Basics - WCF, WPF and WF Over two years ago Microsoft introduced .NET 3.0 and with it,...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live got a serious social makeover – see http://home.live.com

    If you thought that Windows Live was a bit of a yawn then you’ve not seen the latest incarnation, it’s got way more integrated and socialized, added in concepts of social feeds, networks, sharing, update notifications etc, the networking has taken off like wildfire, so be in to win and get connected...
  • Blog Post: Australia Developer Liberation Day Nov 6th - Live stream will be available at

    www.microsoft.com.au/powertodevelopers Please make sure you check it out, lots to show and tell from the recent PDC and some announcements too!! Cheers Dave
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Hyper-V Server Now Available (Hyper-V role only Server)

    In case you missed this, but of couple of days ago we released Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 , it is designed to minimize host resources, it’s a free of charge but it does NOT contain any guest licenses, essentially it Windows Server Core 2008 with just the Hyper-V Role and some simple command line config...
  • Blog Post: Oh I’m so in Lust!! - The first full review of HTC Touch HD published

    http://msmobiles.com/news.php/7690.html cut and paste from MSMobiles at last a smartphone that eclipses iPhone but is powered by Windows Mobile display is not only big [bigger than in iPhone] but is also precise in usage and reacts quickly to finger input, what means that in most cases one does not need...
  • Blog Post: PDC and Windows 7 goes “Boy Band” and “So you think you can dance”, ya gotta watch!!

    Check out the video at http://channel8.msdn.com/Posts/PDC-2008-is-cominghellip-and-I-canrsquot-wait/ And if you haven’t registered for what will be the biggest and most exciting Professional Developer Conference to date then get yourself to http://www.microsoftpdc.com and we’ll see you there!! Cheers...
  • Blog Post: Sync Services for Devices Shipped!

    The device bits for Sync Services for ADO.NET have been released to the web so now we have a have a supported version of Sync Services for Windows Mobile 5.0 and 6.x. You can find the download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=75FEF59F-1B5E-49BC-A21A-9EF4F34DE6FC&displaylang...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Bootable USB Windows Vista Drive

    I've been wanting to create one of these for ages, mostly to install Vista on to DVDLess Laptops and I spotted Jorke doing an OS from his USB Memory stick, ok, so just how did you create it?? Well here's what you need to do!! Format the USB stick as NTFS Make USB Volume Active Load up an (elevated) command...
  • Blog Post: British Library "Turning the Page" site now available in Silverlight (and WPF)

    Yeah ok, I'm probably the last to spot this but one of my fav WPF sites, the British Library have implement the "Turning Pages" in Silverlight, it'll obviously run cross platform and browser and is beautifully implemented at http://www.bl.uk/ttp2/hiddentreasures.html . The WPF version remains at http...
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