Windows Embedded Retail Seminars – Sydney and Melbourne

Don Kerr just sent this through (he, Nelson Lin and and Dave Glover are presenting): Get the competitive edge with Windows Embedded in retail Discover the latest end-to-end solutions for retail at the Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS) Seminar. Explore the latest in-depth product specific information, hear from sector specialists and learn from…


MapPoint Web Services (and SQL 2k8 Spatial) Presentation for GITA

I’m in Perth as a result of GITA inviting me to speak at their Seminar and Workshops. I presented on MapPoint Web Services and showed a sneak peek of SQL Server 2008‘s Spatial capabilities (here’s another white paper). My slides are available here. The demo app I showed is here. (Don’t forget about the bug…


MCT Community Summit in Sydney 29-31 Jan 2008

Sharmilla sent this through today. Microsoft proudly presents its first MCT Community Summit 2008 in Sydney, Australia, January 29 – 31st For the very first time, Australia  will be hosting its very own MCT Community gathering to gain and share knowledge! This exciting Event is from Jan 29 – 31st 2008 – REGISTER NOW !!!!…


.NET Framework 3.5 Namespaces Poster Available

This just in from Paul Andrew. We just completed the .NET Framework 3.5 update to the Commonly Used Types and Namespaces poster. Here’s a link to the file (PDF, XPS and 16-page XPS) if you want to grab it now and be the first on your block to get it on your wall. We’ll be…


Craig Bailey asks "Are Free Events Worth The Cost?"

Craig Bailey has a well considered and thought-provoking piece entitled COMMUNITY: Are events worth the cost?, but which he later told me he meant to call COMMUNITY: Are free events worth the cost? I’ll leave you to read Craig’s answer on his blog, but it’s a very reasonable question. Craig mainly asks the question from…


XNA Games Studio Express Events in Sydney and Melbourne this week

A couple of great XNA Games Studio Express events this week in the MS offices in Sydney and Melbourne, presented by Pete Isensee, director of the Microsoft XNA Developer Connection (XDC). Who should attend? XNA (Game Studio Express) users Game development/design enthusiasts/students Professional game developers Media Sydney Event http://xnasydneypeteisensee.events.live.com/default.aspx Date: Nov 14th 2007 @ 6:30PM…


Visual Studio Extensibility CoDe Focus Magazine Online

I was chatting with Ken Levy a couple of weeks ago about what he’s up to now (he works for the Visual Studio Extensibility Team) and he pointed me at a great resource that he’s put together with the guys from CoDe Focus Magazine. VSX CoDe Focus magazine is now online at http://code-magazine.com/focus/vsx. Microsoft sponsored this…


.NET and VBA Interop

I got a nice note from Joe Hanna of vantage IT today following my presentation at the Office DevCon last weekend. In case you were interested, I thought I might let you know the results of attempting to build a .NET User Control and consuming it in a VBA project.  Following your advice, I downloaded the…


Virtual Earth – Real Revenue – Workshop in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

Great workshops in the MS offices next week Topic: Virtual Earth – Real Revenue Where: Microsoft Offices When:  Brisbane 12th November, Melbourne 13th November, Sydney 14th November Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm Registration: Register for the Virtual Earth briefing by sending an e-mail to info@mapds.com.au Agenda What’s in it for you Where and what is the…