Techno Holiday

I’m on holiday – each couple of years, all my immediate family converge on Melbourne to see my extended family. My brother (also a ‘softie) and sister’s families are the same size and age as mine, so the three families set up camp in a caravan park on the north-eastern outskirts of Melbourne. This is…


More Office Development Resources

While I’m on the topic of Office Development, I’ve just been reminded of a series of Office Application Development Webcasts focusing on InfoPath and Information Bridge Framework. The InfoPath sessions have already happened (you can view them on-demand) and the IBF sessions are still to come, but are on at an ANZ-friendly time (unless you’re…


VSTO 2.0 Demo Videos

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for ages, but better late than never I guess. One of the questions to which I get the most positive response when showing the great new features in VS2005 (or even VS2003 for that matter) is “Who here would laike to be able to write .NET applications that…


VFP 9.0 Released to Manufacturing

Ken Levy, John Koziol and YAG announced that VFP 9.0 has been Released to Manufacturing and that it will be available for download from the MSDN Subscription Site in “Late December”. I’d like to add my congratulations to the VFP team – great job folks and just in time to have a holiday break too.


Creating a SQLCLR SP in SQL2005

Up on the VSData Team Blog, Brad’s posted A Simple Walkthrough for deploying a SQLCLR Stored Procedure. This is a great companion to the information contained in the SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 Resource Kit (available Free in Australia). This, and another discussion I was having earlier today with Chuck Sterling, has got me thinking…


It’s all about community! (or User Groups, User Groups, User Groups!)

I went to a great meeting last night with the Sydney .NET User Group. Andrew Weaver from SSW presented on creating a custom module in Dot Net Nuke, and then I chaired an open forum in which questions ranging from the use of wireless broadband to the level of pricing for Visual Studio Team System…


Visual FoxPro – Do we still sell that?

Internally, especially when I’m wearing my cool VFP 9.0 shirt, this has to be one of the most common questions I hear. Of course, the answer is YES! David Anderson has written an opinion piece on DevX entitled Visual FoxPro 9.0: Still Here, Still Relevant. The article has an interesting history of Visual FoxPro and…


SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 Resource Kit Available in Australia

Terry Clancy, The SQL Server Product Manager in Australia, tells me that the SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 Resource Kit is available in Australia. Go to to order a FREE copy (there’s not even any shipping to pay) The kit contains SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 Dev Edition SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 Resource…


ADNUG MEETING WED 8th December SA Innovation Centre AUDITORIUM

This just in from Peter Griffith”   ADELAIDE DOT NET USERS GROUP.                 The Xmas meeting of ADNUG will be held on WEDNESDAY 8th December at 6pm at    SA Innovation Centre ,  Level 2,  Santos House, King William Street, Adelaide .   Visitors welcome. See below for Programme.      ADNUG web site       notice of meetings   Member of INETA   SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS FOR ACCESS AFTER 7PM. The doors…