Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

26-Sep Updated table formatting “If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants” Isaac Newton 1676* As a Developer Evangelist, I’m often talking about the value of “the Platform” and sometimes it takes a little while for people to see that value. I like to tell a story…

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TechEd ANZ Call for Content Update

We’ve had a great response to the TechEd ANZ Call For Content we announced a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the submission count as of this morning: Track Breakout BoF Total ARC 4 0 4 AZU 2 1 3 DEV 25 4 29 DYN 3 0 3 MOB 4 0 4 OFC 31 4 35…

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VFP 9.0 release date

This morning, in the OzFox keynote, Ken Levy stated that the release date for VFP 9.0 is scheduled for December 15. I’m not sure if this is new news (it didn’t sound like it when Ken announced it), but it’s the first time I’ve heard a public release date. If you want to be able…

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Microsoft Speak

I’ve been at Microsoft for just on 6 months now and I guess that’s a reasonable amount of time to have settled in and got an impression of the place from the inside. One thing that’s struck me (especially having been an independent contractor for the 7 years prior to starting here) is the localised…

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TechEd Thinking Part 3a – More Badge Fun

I’ve had some great comments on yesterday’s post about the TechEd Badge. As well as his comments Rob‘s pinged me offline and suggested including your certification, and perhaps any user groups you belong to. What about whether you’re an MCT or MVP? I can see a whole range of possibilities. What if we were to provide…

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Tech.Ed Australia and New Zealand Call for Content Now Open

2009-05-22 Updated the link for the rules for submitting content The Tech•Ed 2009 season kicks off next week in LA, and the show comes to Australia and New Zealand in mid-September. We’ve just opened the Call for Content tool so now’s the time to submit that great idea for a session. Details about how to…

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Wow, Now I’m MCPD!

Call me unusual, but I like doing the MS Certification exams. First, some history. My first exam was way back in 1999, when I participated in the beta program for the (then) new Visual FoxPro exams, 70-155 (Designing and Implementing Distributed Applications with Microsoft® Visual FoxPro® 6.0) and 70-156 (Designing and Implementing Desktop Applications with…

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Sneak Peak …

I’m not sure Kleefy had the first part right …

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VC# Express Beta2 and MapPoint WebService (oh man!)

I’m currently working on an article introducing C# Express edition for one of the local developer magazines and my plan was to take the ScreenSaver example that ships with the product and extend it a little. In particualr, I wanted to introduce the concept of calling web services. Instead of using a folder with images as…

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Want to stay connected to the Aussie DPE Team?

I was chatting with Darren the other day and he said that he’s been feeling increasingly disconnected from the DPE team here in Australia since Frank left, and also now that Chuck‘s gone. Putting aside the fact that they’re impossible shoes to fill, I thought it was probably time to call out the other DPE…

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