Firefox 2 mini review

Like other techos out there I couldn’t resist taking Firefox 2 for a run. First of all I was concerned to see that it took over as the default browser for windows without asking if it could! Secondly it was interesting to see that Google is the only provider for the phishing filter. I assume…


Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP has been released!

In terms of the Internet this is now old news (2 hours old in fact!) You can read all about it on the IE blog… better yet download it yourself (14.8MB). Remember this will be distributed by automatic updates in a few weeks time. This doesn’t really help me however… it has been quite some time…


.NET Framework 3.0 eLearning clinics – Free Until the Launch of .NET 3.0!

This collection of 3 2-hour premium clinics teaches about the new capabilities provided by the .NET Framework 3.0. These clinics are for experienced Developers and Software Architects who are looking to adopt Microsoft’s next generation technology within their solutions. Topics covered within the collection include: • Windows Presentation Foundation • Windows Workflow Foundation • Windows Communication Foundation Don’t procrastinate…


Office File Conversion Utility

I was involved in the first day of our Office Developer Training in Auckland yesterday. I presented a little utility that I wrote back in March that converts .doc files to their .docx equivalent. It also can convert .doc to pdf and xps print formats. I promised to share that utility through my blog today….


Here we go again more company aquisitions IHUG, youtube…

The buy up of NZ companies to off shore investors has been happening quite a bit recently… I know IHUG had already previously sold to Perth based iiNet  for $82 million in September 2003 but this week iiNet is again selling IHUG to Vodafone for half of what they paid just 3 years ago. IHUG has skipped from…


The Team at IE7 has told the world we’re coming this month!

If you are a web developer or the owner of a large site… now is the time to make sure it works with IE7 (if you haven’t done already). The final release of IE7 is fast approaching and will be delivered to customers via Automatic Updates a few weeks after it’s available for download.


Live Search

Try this… 1. Go to 2. Type in “search” 3. Click “I’m Feeling Lucky” 🙂 Also If you have .NET 3.0 RC installed take a look at this from Lee Brimelow.


Office Developer Training in October

Jonsie was out of the gates promoting some Office Developer Training that we have coming up in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington this month. We organisied the training primarily for ISV’s that are building products supporting the 2007 Office System. There are a few extra seats available for developers interested in learning about Office. Check in here…