Studying for another Beta Exam (71-536)

Looks like Mitch is studying for 71–536 as well. I’m signed up to do it AFTER the Ready Launch – on Dec 20. For 71–528, we had a study group chat. Mitch has taken a different tack, doing individual blog posts on each of the skills being measured as he looks at them. So far…


Watching Webcasts in Half the Time

This post from Mark Stanfill on The Official SBS Support Blog prompted me to post a Me To. An apparently little known feature of Windows Media Player (judging from the number of people who are surprised when I tell them about it) is the Fast Forward button, which allows you to watch (and listen to)…


Rehearsals for Ready! Launch Tour

Updated – Added Hobart Community LaunchUpdated II – Corrected the Adelaide Venue – thanks Frank I’m off to Melbourne tomorrow morning to rehearse with Dave Glover and smokin’ Joe Sango for the developer track for our Ready! tour launching VS 2005, SQL 2005 and BTS 2006. Rob Caron, who will be down here for some…


New Web Deployment Projects Add-in

This just in from Brian Goldfarb, Technical Product Manager on ASP.NET Web Deployment Projects are here We heard a lot of feedback about the build process and new project system for managing more complex sites, build strategies, and deployment.. As a result, we’ve been working on a add-in for Visual Studio 2005 that enhances the…


Bootstrapper Manifest Generator RTM Version Released

Co-incident with the official launch of Visual Studio 2005, Bootstraper Manifest Generator is also released and can be installed from the Bootstrapper Manifest Generator Home Page.  (It is ClickOnce deployed from an internet website)   Bootstrapper Manifest Generator is a set of tools for creating custom bootstrapper packages used with Visual Studio 2005 and for…


Third Study Group Session Transcript Posted

We got “together” again last night for our third study group session. Once again, I’ve posted the transcript. This is also linked from our Skills Being Measured page. I’d have to say we didn’t get nearly as far as we might have this evening. I’m not sure whether this was due to a McFlurry incident…


Using the AdRotator Class + Dynamic Image Generation in ASP.NET 2.0

As part of my study group homework, I promised to bone up on the AdRotator class in ASP.NET2.0 and report back to the group. Turns out this lead to another cool thing that I needed to report back on – dynamic image generation. The source code I’ll refer to throughout this post is available for…


VFP Goodness Locally and Globally

I know these things have been up for a little while, but I’ve been slack and Craig’s prodded me to blog about them (which I always intended to do, so thanks Craig). 1. Craig’s announced OzFox Lite – a weekend conference for VFP developers in Australia to run 25/26 March 2006 at MS HQ in…


71-528 Second Study Group Chat Session Transcript Posted

Update – Fixed the transcript linkWe got “together” again last night for our second study group session. Once again, I’ve posted the transcript. This is also linked from our Skills Being Measured page.