Blog moved to burling.co.nz

When I first started at Microsoft I had my own blog on my own site.  However, after a few months I started blogging here anyway and removed the blog from my own site. Recently I’ve dusted off the old site and started afresh with a nice new blogging engine that I really like and with…

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How to buy Visual Studio in New Zealand

We often get asked "how can I buy Visual Studio and MSDN?". And since last time we posted on this was back in 2005 I thought we should update this guidance. If you look at the bottom of the MSDN NZ Visual Studio page, you’ll see a section called "How to Buy". It lists there…

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MSDN Flash: Tech Ed – we have a problem…

I was going to open this editorial in celebration of the fact that registration for Tech Ed is now open and encourage you to register today. And – I strongly encourage you to register today. Not tomorrow – TODAY! Here’s why: As of this morning ALL the early bird tickets for Tech Ed 2008 will…

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Tech Ed New Zealand Tickets – 25% gone

Ummmm, yeah.if you were planning on heading to Tech Ed this year to hear the likes of Scott Hanselman speak, I would be considering signing up real soon. The early bird tickets are already half sold, and when they are gone they are gone. What is amazing is that registrations opened a week ago and…

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Tech Ed – registration and speakers

If you have been hanging out waiting for Tech Ed registration to open, well, the wait is over! Yesterday we opened registration for Tech Ed 2008.  This year Tech Ed is September 1-3. The other bit of good news that has "leaked" over the last week or two (which those of you on the .Net…

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Unplugged sessions – next week.

This month I’ll be out and about a little doing a talk in a few locations on mixing up the web: Title: Mixing up the web using HTTP, REST, WCF, PHP and IIS7 Abstract: HTTP programming is about more than just ASP.Net.  The latest releases of Visual Studio, .Net 3.5 and Windows Server 2008 enable…

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Tech Ed and MSDN Unplugged update

Sometimes it feels like we just live from one event to the next. So while we’ve now got the launch events out of the way, there is more coming – and we need your help to make them the best events they can be First up – we are getting underway with our Unplugged sessions…

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Introducing the Christchurch Embedded .NET User Group (EDNUG)

Chris has blogged the details of the newest user group in New Zealand – in Christchurch – focused on Embedded development. The first meeting is next week – details here I have recently became involved in starting up a new user group within the Christchurch area. Andrew Leckie, Andy Scrase, Bryn Lewis and myself are…

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Launch – Building Connected Systems

As promised, I’ve uploaded the slides and code from my Connected Systems talk from the Launch events up to my skydrive, so if you are interested, you can grab them. The sample code includes the code to extract data from Oulook, extend your ASP.Net Role and Membership provider to consume them in client applications along…

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Congratulations new MVP’s

Each quarter we award those who work hardest in the technical community with an award we call the Most Valuable Professional. These awards are given for the contributions made to the technical community over the last 12 months.  Contributions can take the form of blog posts, news group mailing, mailing list help and presentations to…

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