MSDN Subscribers get WinFX on Vista on the RTM builds of Visual Studio 2005 just in time for Christmas!

You may not have noticed yet but the December CTP of Windows Vista is now available for download to MSDN Subscribers. This is important as it is the first version available to MSDN subscribers that supports the RTM version of Visual Studio 2005 and the compatible WinFX bits (including the Windows Communication, Workflow and Presentation…



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MSDN Flash Archive and wrap up from Launch.

So you may have noticed that I haven’t been bogging a lot recently… I have been on the road for our launch events for VS, SQL & BizTalk… I have also been head’s down completing an offline training course on Windows Workflow Foundation. Well one thing I have been doing through all this is writing…


Grouper 2

Wow this is cool! Grouper 2 launched yesterday. I just shared a photo as I didn’t have any video clips on my machine. They are using .NET Framework 1.1 we just need to get them now onto 2.0 😉 This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.


Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Hosting Deployment Guide!

*I have been waiting for this to be completed for a little while now* This white paper provides an overview of the features and benefits of Microsoft® ASP.NET 2.0. Hosters utilising ASP.NET 1.1 will be able to use the setup and configuration recommendations to implement or integrate ASP.NET 2.0 into their hosting solution. This white…


Micro ISV: From Vision to Reality

Bob Walsh is writing a book Micro ISV: From Vision to Reality the book covers “defining, developing and marketing a software application or web-based service while successfully building an Internet-centric self-funded company.” Bob Walsh approached me for comment as he wanted a global perspective… he has published the interview on his blog that will later appear in…


Visual Web Developer – You Know You Want It!

I was just catching up on the news after a great launch yesterday in Wellington and I saw this article in UK Guardian newspaper! I downloaded my copy of Visual Web Developer… then I went to see what the registration benefits where… there is thousands of dollars worth of very cool stuff here for free… after…


Rob’s Hitchhikers Guide to Airways New Zealand

Rob Caron has picked up on the Airways New Zealand Case Study for using Visual Studio Team System! Rob is the man when it comes to Team System… his blog posts make the front page of the Team System site! Peter is the man when it comes to using the product and making it work. *Well Done* Airways see…



As I sit here preparing my session for the New Zealand launch event I glance and notice that both the Chirstchurch and Wellington technical sessions are now sold out! I’m feeling a lot better being on the presenters side of the fence than on the organisers side (as I was for Tech.Ed this year)… Thanks Lucas!…