Off on holiday – normal service will be resumed in a couple of weeks

Just in case I forget to do it later in the day I’ll do it now (must remember to set my OOF as well). I’m off to a (fingers-crossed) hot and sunny place for a holiday. I’ll be back in the country on 6th December and will pick up things from there. Who knows what might…

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Visual Studio 2005 Hotfixes

The DevDiv Hotfix Public Availability Pilot Program has just been brought to my attention. This pilot gives you access to the most frequently requested VS2005 hotfixes without having to contact Microsoft Developer Support. I spent a long time working in Developer Support, and I have mixed feelings on this because I know the guys over there…

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Ribbon Intellisense in VSTO 2005 SE

To get intellisense in your Ribbon XML – see this entry in Eric Carter’s blog. Saved me a lot of hair-pulling this morning… Technorati tags: microsoft, office, ribbon, intellisense

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Expression Web and Source Control

I confess that I really like Expression Web. It doesn’t do everything I’d like, and it doesn’t magically solve all my CSS mysteries (and believe me, I create more than my fair share of CSS mysteries) but it gives me a whole lot more options than I’m used to when it comes to designing sites….

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[UK] MSDN Roadshow Dates Announced

Get them while they’re hot. Well, pencil them in your diary at least. Registration is not open yet but the following dates and locations are confirmed: Birmingham Nottingham – 21 February Glasgow – 5 March Harrogate – 13 March London – 21 March Reading – 27 March Woohoo – we’re going to Glasgow, my home…

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MOSS 2007 – KPI webpart outside of a dashboard?

Some also asked me at last night’s event whether it was possible to host the KPI webpart on pages other than dashboards. While I was prerry confident this could be done, I promised to check in the break and promptly forgot. Apologies for that! I tested it today though and it works just fine. See…

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SharePoint 2007 Licensing

Many thanks to all those who made the trip out to the Microsoft Campus in Reading last night to attend the Office Server Developer Features session. Our new laptops seemed to do the trick and the VPCs flew along (at the same session we delivered at the MSN offices in London, the VPCs could only…

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Mine’s white, no sugar

This is the sort of web app I wish I’d had the inspiration to create. While it doesn’t really work around our office (tea runs are not part of the culture and many of us work from home much of the time – as I am now – so while I’d like someone else to…

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[Sample Code] TravelNews now available for ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Beta 2

Last night I blogged about my TravelNews demo site and I’ve already had requests for a version that works with the latest ASP.NET AJAX bits. So here you go. That download link now gives you the option of downloading the Atlas July CTP version or the ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Beta 2 version. What did I…

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[Sample Code] My TravelNews Mashup Site

I get so many requests for this code after I’ve done an ASP.NET AJAX session that I decided I had to find some way to host sample code (rather than set up a separate file transfer for each individual request which was getting a bit painful). So with a bit of tweaking, I managed to…

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