Talking LightSwitch Shop with Richard

While I was at TechEd last month, I sat down (twice) with Richard Banks and recorded an episode of Talking Shop Down Under about LightSwitch. Richard’s been hoarding his TechEd recordings and releasing them slowly. This one came out today. Check it out.


SwitchedOn LightSwitch and Azure briefings for Wellington and Auckland

I thought I was 33% of the way into the SwitchedOn briefings for LightSwitch and Azure, but today I found out that I’m only 25% through. New cities, Wellington and Auckland have been added to the event, and I’m looking forward to seeing my Kiwi mates and having them commiserate with me about our Rugby…


Cool LightSwitch Extensions from Aussie Developer

Aussie developer Yann Duran has just published his second Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 extension. The Luminous Controls extension is currently a TextBlock and a GroupLayout control. This is the second LightSwitch extension Yann’s published, the first being Luminous Themes. He’s in the process of writing Pro Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Development for Apress with Tim…


Visual Studio 2010 Tips and Tricks Session

As part of our developer readiness outreach, our Visual Studio Product Manager, Ibrahim Hamza, has organised what sounds like an excellent session on maximising your productivity with Visual Studio 2010. Learn how to become a Visual Studio coding guru! In this fast-paced session, learn to write code faster than a speeding bullet, leap around large…


August 2011 Windows Azure Releases

While I was overseas, the Windows Azure team announced the availability of the August 2011Release of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and updated Windows Azure Platform Training Kit Grab ’em while they’re, if not hot then at least luke warm.


Counting the number of sections in an OpenXML Document

1/4/11 – Updated a couple of images and some of the code explanation Adam Cogan asked me a question the other day that asked (among other things) "How do you know if a doc has multiple sections?" In Word, of course, you can break a document up into sections by inserting a section  break from…


More VSS to TFS Workshops this Month in MEL, SYD, BNE and Online

Hot on the heels of my post on the Readify DevDay in Sydney, I got a note about even more VSS to TFS workshops (this time presented by Richard Angus from Enhance ALM). Topics include: The benefits of migrating to TFS A demonstration of the key features of TFS Pre-migration planning Hands-on walk through of…


TFS for VSS Users – 1/2 day training in Sydney

I got this note from Sarah Webb at Readify today – looks like a good way to spend half a day if you’re looking to move from Visual Source Safe to a more modern source control system (and get a heap of additional goodness thrown in) Readify Dev Day: TFS for VSS Users… Since 2005,…


Visual Studio 2010/.NET 4 Training Kit Updated

I’ve been raving about our great Training Kits for a while now (including last week’s post on the updated LightSwitch Training Kit). Last week we also released the March 2011 version of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit and Training Course. The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course…