Canberra, Liebovitz Life Rules and No Mo!

So I’m sitting at the Microsoft booth in the the Canberra Convention Centre, and another leg of the tour has been chewed on, and spat out. The night party was great, being the fourth stop, the intro/speech ceremony is pretty much signed and sealed. The turn out was great, with lots of folks making it…

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Telstra starts podcasting!

Hat’s off to Telstra for picking up the podcasting vibe, and starting down that path. http://www.telstra.com.au/abouttelstra/corp/spotlight.cfm?ObjectID=181 Now, I know alot of people get all righteous and stuff about movements like blogging and podcasting, and view large corporates such as Telstra as invaders, but I applaud Telstra for their effort. When you’re a big ship like…

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Sydney Launch, Bare Foot Man and Bling Pop!

Sydney went off, and I must take my hat (or as Lawsy would have it, my Akubra) off to the NSW community, you guys know how to rock! The night went really well, the change in beer was well received (although the light beer was the winner) and the absence of the Karaoke machine was…

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Joel P in the place to be!

Joel Pobar of the CLR team is in Australia for a little while, and has kindly offered to make his way down to Melbourne for a session. My thoughts are that we put together a 2 hour session at the CITC at lunch and the Microsoft Theatre in the evening that covers: CLR Background CLR…

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The sponsor ship sets sail!

As a Developer Evangelist I spend a lot of time using technology and evangelising technology. And I’ve realised one thing, there is no substitute for hands-on product experience. For example, in the early days of VSTS, I used to speak emphatically about the virtues of TFS SCC, but I hadn’t really used it anger. Over…

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2 down, 5 to go! Make sure you’re Commmunity Launch Party goes off!

OK, so Adelaide was awesome, Melbourne went off, and now the Launch Party Jeepney is now back on the road, heading for Sydney! So how has it been so far? Great. But as with everything, evolution is the key, so let’s review the Party Patterns and Practices: The run card (slide deck) rocked, having the…

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Oh and the bits floweth! WinFX November CTP supports VS2005 RTM!

Talk about an install’fest! I’m building my shiny new TFS B3 Refresh Virtual Server image and at the same time, installing the new WinFX November CTP which now supports VS2005 RTM. My machines is now rocking with: VSTS Developer Edition 2005 RTM (I got mine from MSDN, but you can also use free Express editions)…

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Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 SP2 and .NET 2.0!

Dave G was installing TFS and discovered that TFS B3 Refresh requires Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Service Pack 2. I wasn’t sure what this SP had, so I did some digging, and as it turns out, it allows SharePoint to run under the .NET 2.0 framework (RTM) and supports SQL Server 2005. This rocks! Also…

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Adelaide, Clarry and DLinq!

So Adelaide is over, and the party moves on to my home town, Melbourne. The community launch in Adelaide was great, few lessons learned: 1) Start the Karaoke early! Once we broke the seal, everyone was wrestling for the mike. 2) Make sure all the food gets there at the same time. Waiting for rounds…

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Whoo Whoo!! First Stop…Adelaide!

Well, the Launch Train has left the station, and arrived at the first port of call, Adelaide. And things are already looking up…well, kinda depends on how you look at it. But as I check into my room, the concierge informed me that I had been “upgraded”! Now, these words are usually very welcome, except…

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