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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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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VS2008 blog on Geekzone

Given that March is a big month here at Microsoft New Zealand due to the launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008, Mauricio decided to get a bunch of developers together to blog about some of the cool new features in Visual Studio 2008. The Visual Studio Blog is hosted…

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Microsoft Launch Events in March

I got asked yesterday when we are having our launch events for Visual Studio 2008, SQL 2008 and Windows Server 2008, so I thought I should put the current dates out so you can pencil them in. We are going to be visiting Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as follows: Christchurch – March 11 Wellington -…

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Beginning .Net development?

In the deluge of email from the last week or two from corp around VS2008 (there was lots of excited emails with information about the new product in it), I missed one about the Express suite. The Express team have taken the Visual Studio Express site and moved it to http://microsoft.com/express. There is also a…

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MSDN Flash – Here comes the wave!

Last week Visual Studio 2008 was released to manufacturing. If you have a MSDN Subscription, you can download it now. Visual Studio 2008 will hit store shelves in late Jan/early Feb. In spite of the fact that Visual Studio has only just been released, a number of customers have already been using it. Provoke, Datacom,…

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Slides – Overview of Visual Studio 2008

Since I’ve probably done this talk to exhaustion now, I thought I would post my slides for all to get at. I’ve still got a few presentations left to do on this topic, once I’ve done them I’ll try and post a screencast of the entire presentation and put it on silverlight streaming – it…

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Visual Studio 2008 RTMs – Get it now!

Yup.  This morning (PST time) Visual Studio 2008 RTM’d.  Its already on MSDN, so go get it.. Soma has the full announcement here.  Scott has a list of top features on his blog (along with the announcement of course). Oh – this also means that .Net 3.5 has also RTM’d I should also mention that…

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VS2008 Screen cast #4 – Client Application Services

If you are familiar with smart clients, you’ll know that they allow you to use the full capabilities of the desktop including the screen real estate and connected devices as well as allowing a richer user experience.  We are continuing to build on our smart client story, and Client Application Services are part of this. …

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Visual Studio 2008 screen cast #3 – WCF & WF

In my last screen cast I showed how easy it is to use WCF in Visual Studio 2008.  During my user group tour, I was asked whether we had done any work to integrate Windows Workflow with WCF.  The answer is yes. In this screen cast you’ll see how easy it now is to consume…

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