Visual Studio 2008 – Multi-targeting

As promised, here is the first of my screen casts on Visual Studio 2008.  This one focuses on Multi-targeting which allows you to target one of three versions of the .Net Framework in Visual Studio 2008.  These screencasts will generally weigh in at around 5 mins long.  The video is 1024×768, so you can read…

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Adam Cogan on Performance Point Server

Adam Cogan (Regional Director and MVP from Australia) is in New Zealand this weekend for the Boot Camp in Christchurch.  If you dont get to boot camp, but you want to get along to see what he’s been up to with Microsoft Performance Point Server,  you can catch him in Wellington at the SQL Server User…

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MSDN Flash – Visual Studio and taking on the world

After the last six weeks traveling around the country speaking, its great to be back in Wellington. Although the community is still pumping and the first ever South Island code camp is this weekend, so I won’t be sitting still long. Toward the end of this month, Nigel will be travelling to Wellington and Christchurch…

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First Girl Geek Dinner

After Tech Ed, a number of technical women decided that they wanted to get together a little more regularly, and so they decided to build a community around girly geeks – the term used in the UK for similar events there. I’ve had a bit of mail sitting in my inbox for a few weeks…

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Lessons Learned from five years of SDL

Michael Howard, the kiwi at the cutting edge of security in Microsoft in the US has written a great “Lessons Learned” article for this months MSDN Magazine. Even if you don’t get the mag, you can read the article online – and I suggest you do.  He’s got some great tips and explains why Microsoft’s…

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SQL Server for PHP driver CTP released

If you happen to be building sites in PHP and want to take advantage of SQL Server, we’ve just released a drive for SQL Server 2005 for use in PHP sites. This is not final code, but it is scheduled for release in February.  In the meantime you can download the CTP of the driver…

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User group events this week

Well, its another week with several user groups on. Tomorrow night (Wednesday) the Auckland CBD .Net user group is meeting at Microsoft (22 Viaduct Harbour) at 6pm.  Andrew Tokeley will be repeating his excellent Dynamic Data Controls talk from Tech Ed.  If you’ve been at one of my sessions on my tour, you would have…

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Auckland SharePoint user group tomorrow night

Also – just a reminder for those of you in Auckland who are interested in Sharepoint – the first ever Auckland Sharepoint user group kicks off tomorrow night – October 10. You’ll want to be at Microsoft at 4pm.  Details follow: Microsoft, Level 5 22 Viaduct HarbourAuckland Head around the corner to the MPC room…

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Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington this week!

It seems funny to be saying Wellington here I come, when that’s where I’m based and currently sitting. The point is that these are the locations I’m presenting on what is new in Visual Studio 2008 this week. Nelson .Net User Group Wednesday October 10, 11:40am, PolyMedia, Level 1, 7 Forests Road, Stoke, Nelson Christchurch .Net User…

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Opening up the source of the .Net Base Class Libraries

Today we’ve announced (through ScottGu) that we are opening up the source code (complete with comments) for some of the .Net Base Class Libraries. The purpose of this is to enable richer debugging support inside Visual Studio 2008 which will be released later this year. When you hit a breakpoint in Visual Studio 2008 on a…

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