PDC sessions now available publically

If you missed PDC, but you want to go through some of the presentations – they are now available online. The presentations are videos with the audio of the presenter overlayed with their slides and demos.  Looks good – enjoy! Originally posted by Michael Swanson


VS2005 RTM available for download on MSDN Subscriber Downloads!

Yes you read that correctly! Visual Studio 2005 was released to manufacturing last night and also released to MSDN Subscriber Downloads overnight. If you want the final code – you can now go and get it! SQL Server 2005 was also released to manufacturing last night but it’s not available for download just yet.  I’ll keep…


Craig shows off and becomes a code monkey

After my previous blog entry dealing with VB Express and the Tablet PC SDK, Craig Pringle, the local Tablet PC User Group leader had a crack at creating a tablet PC app.  He’s started writing a very cool tablet blogging app that he will give away for free – very cool You can read the…


Wellington Launch Technical Event – SOLD OUT!

If you are in Wellington and were interested in coming to the Visual Studio/SQL Server 2005 launch event – it’s now sold out (sorry). You can still book for the Auckland or Christchurch sessions though :-). Full details and registration are available on the Connect Technical Event website. Dont forget there are still seats to…


Auckland Windows Mobile User Group

On Thursday the 27th of October (yes this Thursday) the Auckland chapter of the Windows Mobile User Group will be meeting. Here is a copy of the invite: Date: Thursday 27 October 2005 Time: 6pm (until around 8pm) Where: Microsoft House, 7-9 Fanshawe Street, Auckland Agenda! 6:00 pm New features of Windows Mobile 5.0 and…


Wanted: Regional .Net Leaders

We are looking to do a user group tour of the countrys main regional centers and to facilitate this we are looking for some enthusiastic developer types in the following areas that are interested in earning some kudos, fame and other goodies by helping get the word out in these areas: Nelson New Plymouth Hamilton (do…


MSDN Connection training competition

Kirk Jackson from the Wellington .Net User Group has started a competition to get you trained up. Here are the details Kirk sent to me: As I mentioned in our meeting last week, MSDN Connection has be relaunched, and you can sign up again (or refresh your current membership): http://www.microsoft.com/nz/msdn/connection/default.mspx We’ve got a little competition…


MSDN Connections is go!

Two weeks ago we put the finishing touches on the new version of the MSDN Connection program – and it’s now ready to take your registrations! What is the MSDN Connection Program? The MSDN Connection is really about changing the way developers interact with Microsoft – its about being relational rather dealing with us on a…


MSDN Subscription Promo Expires on Oct 31!

I meant to post this the other day, but didn’t get time (so here I am blogging on the weekend 🙂 The 48% off RRP price promo we have on MSDN Universal is going to expire at the end of this month – if you are interested in taking up this offer – talk to your…


Dr Neil Roodyn eXtreme .Net Programming – one day course in NZ

Dr Neil (of viavirtualearth fame – among other things) is coming to New Zealand to lead two one day courses on eXtreme .Net Programming. In this eXtreme Programming (XP) covers how to create high-quality, low-cost code that will build better software. “This practical, realistic course systematically covers key elements of XP methodology in the specific…