PDC 2007 Announced – October 2nd-5th in Los Angeles

Not one of my favourite places on the planet but you can’t have everything I suppose (in fact I think I swore last time never to go back but then it probably doesn’t care much for me either). The PDC always fills up quickly and ends up oversubscribed so if you want to attend, keep an…

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First forays into WPF/E

I did an event in Edinburgh on Tuesday (wet, windy and quite an unpleasant landing especially as I woke up when the chap next to me started repeating “This isn’t good. This isn’t good.” over and over as we came in to a slightly blustery landing). Thanks to all who attended – I had a…

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Office & Vista Launch Tour [UK]

I’m going to do this the lazy way as MikeT has already described it perfectly. We recognise that not everybody can join us for the launch event in January so we had the crazy idea to go on tour. So the week after the launch event (ie w/c 22nd Jan) some of us will hop…

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Vista & Office UK Developer Launch Event

I alluded to some launch activities a while back when Office & Vista RTM’d and it’s now time to announce what we’re doing and open the registration. We’re holding a combined Vista and Office developer launch over 2 days in January (19th / 20th). Day 1 is the usual format of presentation sessions (2 tracks…

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Adding Pushpin Descriptions in Virtual Earth

While I was away on holiday (brilliant time thanks) someone mailed me to ask about how they could bulk add a set of pushpins (representing, for example, clients) to a virtual earth map along the lines of my TravelNews sample. Say, for example, you had an array of customer objects with properties postcode, company name,…

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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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