Ramp yourself up with Ramp Up

I know, getting training budget is hard at the moment, but you really want to make yourself as employable as possible. Help is at hand (in fact, it’s only a mouse click away). There are, of course, a whole bunch of Virtual Labs you can do (for developers and for infrastructure people). There’s also a…


Canberra VSTS User Group Rocks the House

It’s 8am and I’m sitting in the inaugural meeting of the Canberra VSTS User Group. The turn-out is amazing. Over 40 professionals are crammed into the room in the Canberra MS office. This is a sensational turn out. Kudos to Grant, Sean and Mitch. Grant kicked off with news, tips and tool of the month…


TFS MSSCCI Provider Update

Brian Harry‘s posted an update about the availability of the next drop of the MSSCCI provider for TFS (should be some time in the week of April 3). This will allow you to use the TFS source control features from IDEs other than VS2005. The IDEs they’ve tested against so far are Visual Studio .NET 2003 Visual…


TFS MSSCCI Provider Beta 2 Released and it works* with VFP

Rob Caron (and a number of other folk) blogged yesterday that the next release of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider has been posted. This is great news for people using VS2003, VS2002, VS6, SQL Server Enterprise Manager, or any other IDE that supports the MSSCCI Source Control API. In particular, for me this…


Dr Neil’s Extreme .NET event back around Australia by popular demand – Discount for MSDN Connection Members

Just got this note from John Pawlowski (of Canberra .NET User Group fame). Happy to help John! eXtreme .NET event MSDN Connection and dotNET solutions are bringing Dr. Neil Roodyn, leading .NET and XP mentor and author of eXtreme .NET, to a training venue near you. We are touring throughout Australia and New Zealand during…


Great article on Active Directory, ADAM and System.DirectoryServices

I got sidetracked today on some Active Directory stuff and came across this great article by Klaus Salchner entitled LDAP, IIS and WinNT Directory Services. It also talks a fair bit about ADAM – Active Directory Application Mode. Well worth a read. Update Tristan also just found me a great MSDN article on enumerating the…


Enterprise Library Webcasts

As David Hayden notes in this post, the Patterns and Practices team has a series of webcasts about the recently released Enterprise Library. Some have already happened, some are still to come, but all are or will be available as recordings. Note: All Webcast times are Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8:00)To get to Australian Eastern Daylight…


Adding Ink Controls to .NET Applications

Last Friday (Redmond time) there was a Webcast that I really wanted to see on using the InfiNotes Note Taking Framework built by Agilix Labs Inc. as an extension to the Tablet PC SDK and Visual Studio .Net Development environment. From the TabletPC webcasts page:Agilix InfiNotes is a collection of .NET controls that add rich…


Another great week of webcasts

Not great times for Aussies (although they will be recorded), but this series seems like it’s well worth a look. Tune in to .NET Unwrapped, the webcast series focused on real-world developer solutions for the financial services industry. Hear from the Microsoft financial services team as well as experts who have deployed technologies and systems…


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…