Application Architecture Guide 2.0

Hey if you went to the Victoria.NET User group on Tuesday then you would have caught my Windows 7 session, you can find resources I mentioned at here, hope those that installed Win 7 on the night are enjoying and those that grabbed the DVDs have had a chance to fire it up!! You can…


Windows 7 "Remote Server Administration Tools" including Hyper-V Management

IMHO, one the of the coolest technologies to be released last year was Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, the virtualisation just rocks, it’s fast, solid and reliable.  I run Windows Server Core 2008 (ie no GUI) so I manage the Hyper-V Role from Windows Vista Sp1 with Hyper-V Manager, so was a tad disappointed to find…


Victoria.NET Back to Basics – Sessions on WCF, WPF and WF – Monday Dec 15th

In case you missed this announcement from Mahesh…  Cheers Dave Monday 15th December 20085:30pm (Pizza and drinks served); 6pm (presentations start) Microsoft Theatre, Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank Back to Basics – WCF, WPF and WF Over two years ago Microsoft introduced .NET 3.0 and with it, it’s four pillars  – Windows Communication Foundation…


Windows Live got a serious social makeover – see

If you thought that Windows Live was a bit of a yawn then you’ve not seen the latest incarnation,  it’s got way more integrated and socialized, added in concepts of social feeds, networks, sharing, update notifications etc, the networking has taken off like wildfire, so be in to win and get connected!!  Check out the…


Australian Teched 2008 Session Listing available at…

I’ve been asked this a couple of times over the last few days so I thought it might be useful to blog it locations.   You can find the current session list at   Cheers Dave


MS Press Books Discount (May 2008, Australia) Available via your User Group Leader

Tania Netterfield our Partner Account Manager for CPLS (Certified Partner for Learning Solutions) as asked if we could blog, it looks to be a great kickoff offer so if you are after a MS Press book or two then check out To help us launch the Store during the month of May we’ve created…


Hooking up my Turtlebeach Audiotron to Windows Server 2008

My Audiotron continues to be one of my favourite household gadgets, it’s a Win CE device (Win CE 3x, I think) and streams music off a Windows File Share, the device must be nearly 10 years old and was built in a less hostel era when security models were simpler.  Alas Turtlebeach don’t make these…


Free e-book offer for Windows Server 2008 and Powershell

In case you missed this there is a free download for the following books:- Introducing Windows Server 2008 by Mitch Tulloch with the Microsoft Windows Server Team (ISBN: 9780735624214) This e-book covers Windows Server virtualization, managing Windows Server 2008, Active Directory, Terminal Services, and failover clustering. Microsoft Windows PowerShell Step by Step by Ed Wilson…


"How Do I?" Videos for Security

In case you missed this then worth checking out the “How Do I?” Videos for Security, see Cheers Dave


Free Online eLearning Available from

 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…