Dimension Data/Microsoft .NET and ASP.NET Session: Melbourne 21 Sept, 2006

Great to see so many people at the Dimension Data Learning Services .NET/ASP.NET session last night.  I know for a lot of you this was all new stuff so fingers crossed it all made sense!! You can find the demo code, demo notes, code snippets etc all at http://projectdistributor.net/Releases/Release.aspx?releaseId=290 And you can find the PowerPoint…


Microsoft® Expression Web Beta 1 is now available for download:)

Hi there, well if you made it to Student TechEd Day or various User Groups then you’ll have seen my session on Expression Web Designer and hopefully like you’ll be pretty excited by the possibilities.  There is fantastic support for markup standards; HTML, XHTML and CSS etc, the tracing, design and rendering support and the…


How to stop VSTS Team Explorer from auto connecting

This is a very handy tip that I spotted on Nick’s blog just before TechEd.  You too may have missed this and it’s very handy especially when you are on the move or can’t always connect to your Team Foundation Server. “add a DWORD value called AutoLoadServer under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\TeamFoundation and set the value to 0.”…


Cascading Style Sheets and the Garden of Zen

Stewart sent me through a link to a pretty cool site at http://www.csszengarden.com/, it’s a great place to see the magic of CSS in action, see how the pros do it and hey maybe contribute something yourself. Thanks StewartB


Installed, uninstalled, reinstalled SQL Express a few times and found your database files don’t attached no more?

Well if you are anything like me and you’ve installed, uninstalled and reinstalled SQL Express a few times (system rebuilds etc) then you might have struck this problem message “Failed to generate a user instance of SQL Server due to a failure in starting the process for the user instance. The connection will be closed” …


Atlas.ASP.NET site spiced up and ready to Mix06 it!

Well if you can sex up a dev website then I reckon the Atlas boys have done just that with with updated content, docs, demos and showcases sites with some sizzle, nice!! Check it out at http://atlas.asp.net Cheers, Dave


ASP.NET Atlas Session in Melbourne/Oz Tuesday March 21st at lunch time

If you’ve not had a chance to see Atlas in action then come one down and I show you just how cool it’s going to be to build more interactive AJAX style web applications with ease. It’s happening at the CITC, 257 Collins Street, Melbourne at 12pm. You can register here Session is as follows……


WebDU ASP.NET V2 and Atlas Demos are now posted

For those of you at the WebDU Conference last week who made it to our breakfast session on March 3rd then you can find my whirlwind demo at http://projectdistributor.net/Projects/Project.aspx?projectId=194. It’s a combination of the Visual Studio 2005 Launch ASP.NET (Whidbey Rocks) demo with the latest Atlas (for AJAX style web apps) Jan 2006 bits.  The…


Multilingual ASP.NET and Windows Vista Demos and Slides from the Melbourne "Open Road 2006 Multilingual Conference" are posted

You can find the slides and demos that I delivered on Feb 7th at the “Open Road 2006 Multilingual Conference” on Darren’s most excellent Project Distributor site. Included in the zip file are the ASP.NET V2 Demos and the ASP.NET and Windows Vista Internationalisation Slide Decks. If you’ve built an ASP.NET app and wanting to…


ASP.NET V2.0 Internationalisation/Internationalization Resources

Currently prepping for the OpenRoad conference here in Melbourne and spotted a excellent resource page on “Internationalizing Your Application” at http://www.asp.net/QuickStart/aspnet/doc/localization/default.aspx, if you are about to start on a multi lingual web project then it’s definitely worth checking it out Oh and you can download font packs such as Japanese from here to get the samples working…