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    Photosynths of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

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    While the country and the rest of the world is gripped in World Cup fever I thought it would be cool to show off what some people have been doing with Photosynth to show off some unique views of World Cup Games and stadiums. First up, Gareth Jane sent...
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    MVP Chats: Get Answers to your tough technical questions!

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    Microsoft is running a series of online chat sessions with MVPs across a range of technical topics to help you get answers to your technical questions. If you’d like to ask an expert MVP about SharePoint or Windows CE Embedded jump into one of these chat...
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    Yes! - Search in Add Reference Dialog, Get the Pro Power Tools for VS2010

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    A picture says a thousand words. Check out this “Add Reference Dialog:/ If you look at the top right, you will see a textbox where you can type to filter the list. Yes!!       Where do you get this? Download the Visual Studio 2010 Pro Power...
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    Goosebumps and butterflies, The Soccer World Cup is (almost) here

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    In the last week, I have had the opportunity on a couple of occasions to watch the TV coverage of some of the teams landing at the airport, and arriving for the World Cup. On every occasion, this game me goosebumps. It is often incredibly difficult to...
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    DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Dario Mratovich

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    Well, I’m not exactly a guest on this blog but I thought I’d conform to the other DevDays posts here :-) I thoroughly enjoyed my first DevDays events. It was a great feeling to be a part of the event and meet developers in different parts of our country...
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    DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Dave Russell

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    Dave was a presenter in our community slot at DevDays 2010 where members of the community had 20 minutes to deliver a session to the audience. This is what Dave had to say for himself: I am a senior systems analyst at Accenture Technology Solutions South...
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    DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Daniel van Wyk

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    Daniel is a software developer with 3fifteen based in Cape Town and was one of our presenters in the community timeslot at Cape Town. Apart from geeking out on all things development related and being an all-round nice guy Daniel is also a lead for the...
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    DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Robert MacLean

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    Besides being a Twitter fiend , Robert is a technology specialist with BB&D in their research and guidance team. He spends time playing with a variety of technologies and helping teams and customer deliver solutions. He is a Microsoft ALM Ranger and...
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    DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Brent Samodien

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    Brent is a regular speaker at community and Microsoft events and always entertains with jokes and wise cracks. He works as the Product Manager for Software Development and Portals at Bytes People Solutions. He’s responsible for delivering solutions and...
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    DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Nick Goossens

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    Nick Goossens is a developer and architect at Open Box Software working primarily with web technologies in the Financial and Property sectors. He is also a regional lead for SA Developer in Cape Town, a regular speaker at community events and conferences...
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    DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Tim Keller

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    Tim (no, I’m not related to Brian) Keller hails from Cape Town and describes himself as “a developer, entrepreneur, speaker, and blogger”. He build applications using PHP and related web technologies and focuses on solutions in the education sector that...
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    DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Ahmed Salijee

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    Ahmed is a stalwart at Microsoft South Africa and is pretty much a  part of the furniture. He’s a specialist in most things related to .NET and has a particular passion for mobile solutions. Ahmed was under a little pressure for his DevDays session...
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    DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Rudi Grobler

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    We were very lucky to have Rudi presenting at DevDays this year. Rudi is a developer working for Barone, Budge & Dominick in their ATC research and guidance unit and is a prominent member of the local developer community. He is a Microsoft MVP (Windows...
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    DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Hilton Giesenow

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    Hilton Giesenow is a familiar face (and voice) in the South African development community. Hilton is a C# MVP and host of the popular SharePoint podcast, The MOSS Show . You can find out more about Hilton on his blog . Hilton has been developing software...
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    DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Brian Keller

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    Brian was another one of our international guests taking on the long trip from Microsoft HQ in Redmond. Brian is an expert around ALM and a great presenter. Brian covered End-to-end ALM with Team Foundation Server 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 in a two...
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    DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Bart De Smet

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    It was great to have Bart over for DevDays this year all the way from Redmond. We all enjoyed his excellent presentations and quirky sense of humour. In his own words: Hi there, I’m Bart De Smet, working at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA, USA in...
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    DevDays 2010 Slides, Demos and Videos

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    Now that DevDays 2010 is over (we had another excellent event in Durban at the Sun Coast Casino) we’re putting together all the content and making it available to everyone. This year we recorded videos of some of our sessions and I’m working on making...
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    Add New Item – item not available in 2010

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    A couple of weeks ago, we ran a Silverlight course using Visual Studio 2010. At some point, you had to create an entity framework model. Several students had an issue where the template for creating a new Entity Framework Model was not present. In some...
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    SA Developer Event: Brian Noyes in Johannesburg

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    The Johannesburg chapter of SA Developer .NET is hosting Brian Noyes, Chief Architect of IDesign, for a community event next week. Brian is in South Africa delivering training for Dariel Solutions and has generously offered up some of his time to present...
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    DigiGirlz Day – Coding with Kodu

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    Recently, Tina Erwee, one of my colleagues in Microsoft Consulting Services ran a session for Women in Technology aimed at getting young women interested in a career in IT. I thought this would be a great story to share because it highlights the impact...
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    Silverlight Event

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    We’re hosting a full-day Silverlight event at Microsoft in early May: Building Rich Internet Applications with Silverlight When: 4 May 2010, 8:30am-5pm Where: Microsoft Offices, Bryanston Costs: None, but first-come-first served Format: Typical presentation...
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    Developer Manager’s Breakfast

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    As part of our celebrations of the launch of Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 we’re running a breakfast for Developer Managers next week. We’re hosting Brad van Ee, the Principle Test Manager for the Visual Studio Platform from Microsoft...
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    Silverlight 4: RTM!

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    Silverlight 4 is gets a really nice launch at DevConnections 2010 in Vegas. You can watch the keynote live or OnDemand here: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/silverlight-4-launch/   Covering great topics like: RIA Services & Cider Media Framework...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Available to Students through MSDNAA and DreamSpark

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    Visual Studio 2010 and .Net Framework 4.0 RTM is finally here! and is now available to students through DreamSpark, MSDN Academic Alliance (MSDN AA) For more Information visit the following Sites What’s New in the .NET Framework 4.0 What’s New in Visual...
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    Tagxedo: a ridiculously cool cloud word generator - built in Silverlight*

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    Somewhere in the ether, a developer called Hardy Leung got inspired and then got creative. He's come up with the next generation " Wordle " app, built in Silverlight and it's getting rave reviews all across the interweb. It's called Tagxedo...
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