Off for the summer – See you in 2006

I’m off for the next few weeks, to enjoy some of my summer holidays. I’m going to be sitting on a beach on the South Coast of NSW – unconnected, unwired and untethered. Have a Happy Christmas. Hope Santa is good to you all. See you all in 2006!!!! [ Currently Playing : I Saw Mommy…

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Phishing Philter

In my meeting with Julian Bajkowski, one thing we spoke about was the introduction of a Phishing filter for IE7. I didn’t have all the answers to the Julian’s questions on this, at the time. I have subsequently found some info, such as a post from the IE7 team, as well these articles “Introducing Phishing…

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An important date for your 2006 diary

I got this email the other day. Looks like I’m going on the road again! Dear Frank, As Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft Australia, I’d like to give you advance notice of the key Microsoft Security event scheduled for early 2006.Top international Microsoft Security experts Steve Riley and Jesper Johannsen are flying in for a…

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An encounter with Julian Bajkowski

I caught up with Julian Bajkowski yesterday. Julian is a journalist working at Fairfax, in Mark Jones’ team. We met up to talk all things Vista. I was there with Jeff Putt, our local Client Business Group Director (Hey Jeff, where’s your blog) In the course of our discussion, I could sense Julian was after…

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Some hard questions about ASP.NET

My ASP.NET post from last week generated a few comments, but this one from cankles (which by the way links back to http://www.builderau.com.au/ – is that you Brendan Chase??? ) asks a few good questions that deserve answers: Monday, December 19, 2005 8:18 PM by cankles # re: We *HEART* ASP.NET There would probably be more if ASP.NET 2…

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MSDN Subscribers getting WinFX on Vista

Nigel Parker has a timely post about MSDN Subscribers getting WinFX on Vista on the RTM builds of Visual Studio 2005 just in time for Christmas! Let me repeat – the December CTP of Windows Vista is *now* available for download to MSDN Subscribers. So, in other words, MSDN Subscribers will be able to get…


We *HEART* ASP.NET

I was at a Christmas BBQ today for one of my kids, when one of the parents ran up to me furiously. I thought Brice had hit their kid or something, but it turned out that she worked at a local web development company who had recently switched from PHP to ASP.NET v2.0, and was so…

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Visual Studio 6.0 removed from MSDN download on 16/12/2005

I got an urgent email overnight about some changes to MSDN. More details on Seth Adam’s Blog Please note that Visual Studio 6.0, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, and all other products containing MSJVM will be withdrawn from availability on MSDN Subscriber Downloads beginning December 16, 2005.  MSDN subscribers interested in this content and eligible…

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MIX 06

 Just spotted the site for an upcoming web conference, called Mix 06, to be held in March 20-22 2006 in Vegas. I think it’s time to start saving some money if I want to get over there (since I didn’t get along to the PDC). I might be able to get to an elvis show…


I almost made it to the Informal lunch on Social Media inside the Enterprise

I corresponded with Matt Moore recently and we set a time to meet up for lunch, which was scheduled for today The meeting got bigger and bigger, and was to included Trevor Cook & Andrew Mitchell, as well as Ross Dawson, and Matt hinted that the recently elusive James Dellow may make an appearance. I was…

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