Sean McBreen's WebLog

Structured (and more likely) unstructured thoughts on software development and the New Zealand software market.

May, 2005

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    NZ .NET User Group Videos

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    I love this – the guys over at our community site www.dot.net.nz have started to host the video’s from various events. I assisted a little here (a couple of $$) it’s really gratifying to see it in action and once again the Community leads do just kick...
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    VSTS Webcasts

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    These are probably already all over the net but well worth watching if you are interested in VSTS. >>> Visual Studio Team System Technical Webcasts The following Webcasts were recently recorded be members of the product team and are...
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    Is Visual Studio Team System for Me?

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    I’ve been asked this many times over the last few weeks and I though I would put a little flesh around it and tell you what I think. Disclaimer – I’ve not done the products justice here, please don’t take any of these comments as even a partial...
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    Class Designer Updates

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    There are some cool updates to the class designer in Beta2. Auto layout of elements: http://blogs.msdn.com/classdesigner/archive/2005/04/23/411213.aspx Power Toys for the design surface: http://blogs.msdn.com/classdesigner/archive/2005/05/17...
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    The Team Grows – Wellington Based IT Professional Evangelist – Nathan Mercer

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    Nathan Mercer has joint my team as the IT Professional Evangelist (I’m sure he will call himself something more exciting – I personally don’t like the term Evangelism too much in the NZ context). I’ll let Nathan introduce himself in his own blog...
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    The Team Grows – Wellington Based Developer Evangelist – Darryl Burling

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    Just to show we are gearing up for Longhorn and other exciting technologies coming out soon (watch this space) I’ve also added a Developer Evangelist (I’m just going to call him a Developer Advisor) to our Wellington team - Darryl Burling. Darryl...
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    Getting Started - ASP .NET 2.0 Quickstarts

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    I was asked the other day where I would look for sample code for ASP .NET 2.0. The obvious answer is the ASP .NET 2.0 quickstart BETA website: http://beta.asp.net/QUICKSTART/aspnet/default.aspx The quick starts are a few hundred small blocks...
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    Get VSTS, VS2005 and SQL 2005 Beta on DVD

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    Simple – go here: http://www.microsoft.com/nz/evaluate/products/vs2005.aspx Fill in the form and we will send out to you within New Zealand… This includes Visual Studio 2005 Team suite and the April CTP for SQL Server 2005. For install...
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    TechEd NZ Earlybird Registration goes Live

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    Go get your earlybird… click here . Let me start by saying that TechEd US sold out 9 weeks before there event! While I won’t be bullish enough to say we will have the same result in NZ I’m certainly aiming to make NZ TechED 2005 a sellout event...
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    I’m back – well sort of

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    Sorry for the lack of posting over the last few weeks – I’ve been flat out but also on holiday. I’m also overseas for most of next week but then I hope to get back on-line. So onto some posts!!!
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