I was interviewed last week for an article in The Bulletin.
The article is out today. It features me and Lenn Pryor from Microsoft, as well as four other Aussie bloggers Trevor Cook, Mark Jones , Derek Lark & Neil Napper.
It's a good introduction to folks who aren't aware of what's happening out there in the blogosphere.
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The company behind Infoview
has started a blog - a new
business/technical blog about electronic forms based solutions built on InfoPath
It will be interested to see how this pans out - will it be an authentic
voice from the team creating the product or will it merely be a flog.
Christophe, it's in your hands, we will be watching.
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I've been playing around with a fantastic utility called SequoiaView, which uses a visualization technique called cushion treemaps to provide a single picture of the entire contents of a hard drive. This is one of my must have utilities that I always have handy.
The work of art below is my hard drive, sorted by directory and colour coded by certain filetypes.
Quiz time - Can you guess what some of those file types are, and their colour?
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I've been keeping an eye on posts from folks who were at the Breakfast Bytes session this morning.
So far I have found the following, excluding my posts:
All pretty positive, so that's good.
I'll keep looking and list any others that I find.
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The Sydney BizTalk user group is getting together for the first time. I got an email from an excited Mick Badran this evening with all the info. The fun kicks off March 30 at 6.30pm at the DDLS offices in George St. More info below.
Title: BizTalk Fortress - Entering the Sydney User GroupCost: FREEEEEEEEE Synopsis: 15 mins- The Business Side - where has BizTalk been, and where is it going within Microsoft? (Presenter: Sarah Bond - MS) Microsoft's business plans for BizTalk in the coming year BizTalk as a product and the industry awards BizTalk has won. Where to find BizTalk Case Studies Microsoft Programs surrounding BTS 50 mins- The Complete Demo of BizTalk 2004 (Presenter: Mick Badran) A demo driven by InfoPath forms and WebServices involving all the following components: Schemas (flat file), maps, custom pipelines, infopath integration,email notification, webservices, HAT, BAM, Rules based on SQL Tables, SQL Adapter integration, WSS integration, FTP Server integration - all created from out of the box components. All done in TWO LINES OF CODE!!! 15 mins- Getting the Community Feedback for future sessions and events. (Presenter: Mark Burch - MS) What do YOU want to see/get out of YOUR User Group. (This will be facilitated largely online through the User Group site and voting) Timings & Location: Time: March 30 6:30pm - Food + Drink, 7pm - Start Location: DDLS Sydney, Lvl 10, 301 George St (above Wynard Station) Registration and Information Site: http://sydbiz.org (let us know for catering) Looking forward in seeing you there!!! ------------------------------------------------------- Cheers Guys - Mick.
Timings & Location: Time: March 30 6:30pm - Food + Drink, 7pm - Start Location: DDLS Sydney, Lvl 10, 301 George St (above Wynard Station) Registration and Information Site: http://sydbiz.org (let us know for catering)
We can't let Melbourne become the BizTalk capital of Australia.
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I got an email over night from James McCutcheon
asking to be added to the Aussie .NET
James is from an Aussie ISV, J3 Technologies, and it
looks they focus on the mobility space and are doing mobile application
development with the .NET Framework, as well as other platforms. Cool, they are
working on the opensource XBRL API for Microsoft's
Ok James, here you go. You are the 79th entry in the list.
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Recently I have had a number of folks beating me up regarding IE and the
support for standards. I guess the release of Firefox added fuel to this debate.
Today, while catching up my posts, I saw a good posting by
the IE team regarding this very topic. I found it an informative read and it
should help explain where we are going with IE7.
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