Day of Code

I’ve been bad to my good community peoples and haven’t posted about this (sorry guys), although Nigel did (thanks Nigel!). The .Net User Groups are having a day of Code the day before Tech Ed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Auckland. This is a free event (registration required) where you can hear speakers talking about a range of topics…

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Women in Technology

As previously mentioned we are having a Women in Technology evening on Monday August 13 at Sky City in Auckland. This event is being organized in conjunction with Tech Ed so if you have a ticket for Tech Ed – this is a free event.  If you don’t have a ticket but would love the opportunity…

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Visual Studio Express Betas released

We released Beta 2 of the Express editions yesterday as well as the other Visual Studio 2008 SKU’s. You can go to the pretty download page here. The express editions include some of the cool new features of the full version including the O/R Designer (for LINQ), RSS support via WCF and WPF integration with…

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Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 has been released

Hot off the press. We just released Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2008.  Soma has all the details. Check the Channel9 Video too. This is a very cool product – I’ve been learning about some of the new features this week.  I’ll be doing a user group tour in the next few months to help…

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MSDN Flash – What is in Windows Server for developers?

The last editorial I wrote about Visual Studio 2008’s multi-targeting support, however as the Launch coming in February is about Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 I thought I might shed some light on what is coming in Windows Server for developers too.  Specifically I want to focus on Web Developers and Internet Information…

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Windows Home Server Shipped

This is news I didn’t report last week, but Windows Home Server was released to RTM just over a week ago. I was really pleased with how far the product moved between Beta 2 and RTM.  There was a lot of polish put in and some of the things that didn’t quite work well in…

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Off to Seattle, then traveling and then Tech Ed.

Many of us at Microsoft are traveling at this time of the year.  There are a number of conferences on that attract Microsoft employees from all over the world – there is the Microsoft Partner conference, which a number of kiwis from partner companies were at (I believe Gen-i, Provoke and Fujitsu were represented -…


Tech Ed Australia sold out

Well… now both of the events are sold out!  Congratulations Australia! If you want to get a Ticket your best bet is the wait list option. In both Australia and New Zealand there is a wait list which you can register to go on to.  If you want to get on this in New Zealand,…

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Updated Tech Ed sessions and more background…

I’ve spent today tidying up the Tech Ed speaker and session list – if you are attending Tech Ed you should already have a login to Comnet.  If you do – you should see a lot more sessions published now complete with abstracts. Pretty much all the sessions should now be visible to add to…

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Launch date set

At the World Wide Partner Conference Kevin Turner announced the date for the Visual Studio 2008/SQL Server 2008/Windows Server 2008 launch. These products will be launched at an event on February 27 2008 in Los Angeles. Note that the SQL RTM date will be after the launch date, but SQL 2008 will be launched with…

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