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    MS TimeZone: Another useful/less utility

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    Working for an international company like Microsoft means I am often time zone challenged. I decided I needed the magic of software to help me overcome these difficulties and was surprised to find we make one of own multi-time zone clock applications...
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    IIS6.0 Server performance tool download

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    I came across this server performance tool in the "MS This Week" email that I’m sure some of you get and mostly delete! Here’s a blurb on the free download (for IIS6.0 only – so no XP or Win2K!) Service Performance Advisor is a server performance diagnostic...
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    VB at the Movies - VB skills update via downloadable movies

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    My buddy and boss Frank Arrigo pointed out some online VB TV feature snippets that you may find useful. It’s called VB at the Movies and the web site has 101 filmed screen shots of new VB .NET technologies, predominantly aimed at VB6 programmers and those...
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    DevDays 2004 US Content available

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    One of the premier events for developers apart from the PDC is DevDays. The content and video streams of the sessions from this years US based DevDays has been made available to all and sundry at this web site. Tracks include Web Developer and Smart Client...
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    Update on portal and data in SOA article

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    Thanks for all the responses to my previous “ illicit ” request for help. Most of the replies were about the use (or mis-use) of the word illicit which I found pretty funny I must say. I’ll be sure to make similar blunders in future to keep you all on...
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    Iliciting suggestions for content/functionality for your theoretical internal developer portal

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    Ok..let’s get theoretical for a while. Let’s say MS Australia could provide your company with an out of the box portal solution, something like the DotNetNuke CMS ( article on same here ) or SharePoint Team Services . And let’s...
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    Smart Client Training in Oz

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    As originally posted by my wonderful boss, Frank Arrigo , MS Australia is rolling out smart client training seminars around the major capitals, starting this month. Free!!! I've had a bugger of a flu this week, starting on Easter Saturday too of all...
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    Article on designing colour elements and schemes

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    Developers are probably the most “functional” graphic designers out there – awful page layout is par for the course. Introducing colour into the mix of design elements simply proves too hard for most of us so the majority of developer...
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    Longhorn info continues to flow

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    Those of you keen to ready yourself for Longhorn will already be reading Don Box’s blog and probably Chris Anderson’s too. The MSDN Content team are updating the library all the time with new material. Most recently, another chapter...
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    MS Australia taking security on the road in March

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    The Australian subsidiary of Microsoft, Microsoft Australia Pty. Ltd . is taking development and infrastructure security seminars to the street with a national tour in March. If you are in Australia and would like to attend one of the day long free...
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    Infopath 2003 toolkit for VS.NET

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    Finally we can fire up an IDE to develop managed code with those nifty XML based InfoPath forms. MS has posted a toolkit in their download area so that you can use C# or VB.NET to develop InfoPath based solutions. Very handy. Here's the official overview...
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    Checked out SQL Notification Services?

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    Well the feedback I've had to date has been that this is a technical site so keep it mostly techinical.... To that end, you've probably all heard about SQL Reporting services - the report writer that can be scheduled to run as a SQL job and scale to...
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    .NET Framework et. al. Posters!

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    A very technical post for you all, some time ago we posted to MSDN some wonderful, print ready posters that detail the .NET Framework classes - amongst other things. They seem to have been lost in the “noise” so check ‘em out here ....
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    Too personal?

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    I’ve received some good feedback from some of the followers on this blog site. Perhaps this isn’t the best forum for discussing my personal issues. I thought you’d all like to hear about something other than technical news/issues and...
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