PDC Wrap-Up Tour and PDC Video’s are now live!

My PDC user group wrap-up tour was going good-guns I’d migrated from the dual boot Vista Build that I demonstrated running on my toshie with unsupported drivers in Auckland to a kick-ass Acer Ferrari 4000 notebook that I had borrowed from the Windows Client product manager as my second machine for the South Island leg…

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Alleviating concerns regarding hosting SQL Server Express solutions.

I was concerned when I was pointed towards this in the SQL Server Express docs in an earlier CTP release: “When a process attaches to a SQL Server Express Edition database (.mdf file), the process must have administrative permissions.” I thought “Oh no” we are back to the “Please Mr Hoster can you attach this database…

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PDC wrap user group session Auckland.

*For those that attending the User Group Meeting last night in Auckland* It was fun I enjoyed the whirlwind futures tour! It was great talking to a lot of you after the session and feeding off your “excitment” around these technologies! As promised here is my resources slide… (Full slide deck will be available after my South…

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Launch VS SQL & BTS

* Firstly I wanted to clarify a question I got from a few sources regarding this weeks MSDN Flash* I wrote –  “We are coming down to the finish line for the launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006 on November 7th, and momentum and excitement are really building. The…

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It is all… too cool & so so addictive!

Well it’s 8:30pm and I’m about 2/3rds of the way through preparing my presentation for the Auckland .NET User Group meeting tomorrow night 😉 The problem I am facing is this stuff is just TOO COOL & SO SO ADDICTIVE! It is one thing to watch it and it is quite another to use it…

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Connect 05′ Technical Sessions

Visit the Microsoft New Zealand: Connect ’05 site to register. Dates and Cities for the Technical Sessions: Wednesday 16th November – Wellington Tuesday 22nd November – Christchurch Tuesday 29th November – Auckland KEYNOTE Visual Studio Team System: Managing the Software Lifecycle with Visual Studio 2005 Team System Speaker – Wayne Ewington (Microsoft Consulting Services) Visual…

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Peter Jackson executive producer in Halo movie to be shot entirety in Wellington!

This is interesting press release…. *update* Peter Jackson is the Executive Producer not the Director (thanks everyone for the feedback!) ACADEMY AWARD® WINNERS PETER JACKSON AND FRAN WALSH TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE HALO FOR THE BIG SCREEN FOR SUMMER 2007   Creatures, Miniatures and Visual Effects To Be Created by Weta Workshop Ltd. and Weta Digital…

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