POS for .NET and Symbol LS 2208 Scanners and Possibly Others

Well I cant say life gets boring, I’ve been working on WEPOS and specifically with the Microsoft Point of Service (POS) for .NET v1.11 SDK, which is the .NET implementation of the UPOS (UnifiedPOS ) Retail Specification.  I plugged in my shiny new Symbol LS 2208 Bar Code Scanner, fired up Visual Studio 2008 (Visual…


Expression Blend Service Pack 1 (SP1) is alive and available for download from

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a07196d1-971b-4710-99c8-d3d9603ccfcb&DisplayLang=en  cut and paste from the support site:)  Expression Blend Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an update to Expression Blend. If you are currently using the trial version of Expression Blend, simply download and install this service pack and continue to use the trial. If you have purchased Expression Blend, download and install this service…


Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit updated for RTM

Shameless copy and paste from Eric (thanks Eric!!) who shameless copied it as well:) but a useful reference!! The Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit has been updated for the RTM and has been released on the Microsoft.com Download Center for anyone to download and use.  The Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit contains a full 5-days…


ISV Innovation Days coming to Canberra!! Dec 11th, 2007

By popular request the ISV Innovation Roadshow will be coming to Canberra – but there is a caveat, we’re looking for a minimum of  20 people to register, so if you live in Canberra and your an ISV then get clicking and get yourself registered ASAP and we’ll cya there:) Register here: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032357432&Culture=en-AU see http://blogs.msdn.com/dglover/archive/2007/10/11/oz-isv-innovation-days-for-the-2008-launch-wave-coming-to-a-city-near-you.aspx for more…


Free Online eLearning Available from https://www.microsoftelearning.com

 See the attached document for more info – but here is a quick summary:- Developer Clinic 7045: What’s New in Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 Collection 5134: Developing Rich Experiences with Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.0 and Visual Studio® 2005 Clinic 5135 : Introduction to Developing with Windows® Presentation Foundation and Visual Studio® 2005 Clinic 3402: ASP.NET…


"Windows Server 2008: Developer Essentials" Partner Readiness event also free to Oz Managed ISVs

What is it? Training for developers on Windows Server 2008 If you are a managed ISV then this training is 100% subsidized(= free), see the Call to Action below Who should attend? This event is specifically focused on .NET developers that write  applications to run on the Microsoft Windows Server platform. The hands on exercises…


Oz ISV Innovation Days for the 2008 Launch Wave: Coming to a city near you!!

ISV Innovation Days will allow you to connect with the Microsoft ISV Virtual Team (including  representatives from the Microsoft Partner Team; and our Developer Platform Evangelism – DPE) and learn about the advantages and resources of becoming an early adopter for the 2008 launch wave products (Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008)…


"Astoria" RESTful Data Services for AJAX/Silverlight Solutions

Yup, again, probably the last to spot this, but Angus pinged me the link yesterday and it looks kinda interesting…  If you’ve done any web service requests from the likes of Javascript and Popfly then you’ll appreciate that there is no SOAP stack and you need to take the RESTful route and Plain Old XML….