Where’s the Fox?

Frank just sent me a note asking where’s the fox? He wanted a link to VFP or FoxPro or the Sydney VFP User Group or OzFox 2004. Hey Frank, did you miss this? I think he really wanted a permanent link on the side of my blog page. It’s coming. I’m still learning the ins…

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Who is Australia’s best IT employer?

ZDNet is looking for Australia’s Best IT Employer. I’m certainly voting in this one. The fact that I’m sitting in the office at home (and have been all day), the fact that I get to play with the coolest toys and actually get paid to show them to like-minded geeks, the fact that … anyway,…

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InfoPath Presentation at OpenPublish

I’m presenting at Open Publish 2004 tomorrow afternoon. Matty spoke last year. Since he’s moved to the land of ex-pats (aka Singapore) with Caroline and (soon) Tyson, he couldn’t do it again this time. He passed it on to me as his successor. I have to say I’m excited and a little nervous about being…

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Great GIS Software – Sensational Platform

If you’re after some really cool Geographical Information System (GIS) software, check out Manifold.net. They’re up to version 6 now (I started with v2 I think, back in the mid-90s). This product rocks. It has all of the functionality of it’s far more expensive competitors, at a small fraction of the price. Check out the…

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OzFox 2004 Super Early Bird Discount Expiring Soon

OzFox 2004 is Australasia’s only VFP conference. Featuring some of the world’s leading VFP experts, the conference is being run by Craig Bailey, president of the Sydney VFP User Group (btw, they’ve got to have one of the coolest logos ever — the Opera House is a Fox!). I ran the conference last year, but it…

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Windows XP SP2 Developer Implications Presentation and Code Posted — ASP.NET 2.0 Presentations and Code Posted

Following our recent very popular Twilight Developer Conference (“candle lit”!) at June’s Security and Management Summit, as promised you can now download the presentations and source code from the sessions presented by Chuck, Dave and myself. Delve into the innards of the developer implications Windows XP Service Pack 2, and marvel at the new bits…

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VSTO Webcasts

Most of these seem to be at reasonable times for Aussies and Kiwis (except for the Sandgropers). Should be worth a look. Upcoming VSTO Web casts View Control Programming in Word 2003 and Excel 2003 Wednesday, August 04, 2004 1:00 PM-2:30 PM PST Information and registration: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=32724 Actions Pane and Managed Controls in Word 2003…

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What do you want to see?

We’re in the process of scheduling our Australia and New Zealand MSDN Updates for the year. The plan at the moment is to have a major (all day or afternoon/evening) event each quarter, and a presentation at the local user group in the off months. The big question is – what do you want to see…

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Mmm – Alienware – mmm

Some of you may know that I’m the 64-bit champion for MS in Australia. That said, I need a new machine to help me show off some of the cool new 64-bit stuff. AMD have announced some new mobile chips, including an Athalon64. A few machines have been announced, including the tablet below (which looks…

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