SQL Server 2008 Certification Live Meeting (APAC Friendly Time)

I was in a meeting today with Tania Netterfield and she shared some certification plans with me that I’m itching to announce … but I have to wait. In the mean time, Trika’s announced that they’ve rescheduled the SQL Server 2008 Certification live meeting. The second meeting listed below is at Midday on February 7…


New Visual Studio 2008 Virtual Labs

Back in June and July, I did a series of posts about the great Virtual Labs that are available for you to jump right into with no download and no configuration requirements. I posted about labs for: Business Intelligence Microsoft Search Solutions for the Enterprise Security SQL Server 2005 Upgrade VSTS2005 Soup to Nuts ASP.NET…


What, more fishbowl movies?

The last batch of Virtual TechEd Fishbowl movies from TechEd Australia have been posted. Check ’em out! (You’ll need to page down at least once because VTE’s been to South Africa, Japan, and now Barcelona in the mean time) A Veteran WIT Tells her Story In this last WIT installment from Tech·Ed Australia, Rose Watson,…


>L< Blogging!

Via Doug. I’ve been reading Lisa’s stuff since before she retired the whip (I’ve still got the notes from the conference I saw her speak at in, I think, 1993) and then her voluminous public output slowed to a trickle. Every once in a while another gem would appear and was as good as before but…


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…


Learning Online with Virtual Labs – ASP.NET Virtual Labs

Celebrate the new Financial Year with another great set of labs. ASP.NET Virtual Labs (from the MSDN Suite of Virtual Labs) With ASP.NET you create richer Web applications with fewer lines of code. These virtual labs teach you about the innovations that debuted with ASP.NET 1.x and introduces you to the major improvements introduced with ASP.NET…


Learning Online with Virtual Labs – Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Virtual Labs

Today, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Virtual Labs (from the MSDN Suite of Virtual Labs) What’s new in Visual Studio Team SystemVirtual Lab Express is the fastest and easiest way to test drive Microsoft products and the Virtual Lab environment. These are 30-minute hands-on overviews of some of your favorite Microsoft products and developer tools. Try…


Learning Online with Virtual Labs – SQL Server 2005 Upgrade

Today, SQL Server 2005 Upgrade (from the suite of Virtual Labs) Step into a New SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Virtual Lab for Free It’s simple-no complex setup or installation is required to try out Microsoft SQL Server 2005. In these labs, you will increase your confidence and reduce your upgrade risks by performing detach and…


Slide decks from the Hong Kong Roadmap and Futures Event

I’ve just spent a couple of days in Hong Kong culminating in 3 presentations to VFP and VB6 developers about strategies for moving their applications forward to take advantage of the platform. The three decks are attached. I posted some of the sample code I presented in a previous post. In the afternoon I was…


New SQL Server CE Portal

Nick Randolph just pinged me to tell me about a new portal he’s set up for people using SQL Server CE. His post about it is here. Subscribed.