Handling My Email In .NET Code

I was thinking about improving some of my email inbox processing recently and I spent some time refreshing my memory on email processing from .NET.  I wanted to be able to grab a whole lot of emails from my inbox that met certain criteria and extract information from them into Excel.  I could have got…


New Zealand Internet Usage Highest In World

According to this survey, New Zealand has the highest Internet usage per capita of the 32 countries surveyed.  We’re a wired country, you can even see my motorway onramp. Also the street I work on has Wi-Fi all up and down it.  Yes, you can walk from one end of Lambton Quay to the other…


Developer Support in New Zealand

This is where I’m pasting various ways for developers in New Zealand to get help for their work. Support Centers on MSDN. MSDN Managed Newsgroups for MSDN Subscribers New Zealand .NET Mailing List.  You have to subscribe to post here. Press F1 at PC World is an open forum for all things computers. Official Microsoft…


Borland C# Builder and Visual Studio .NET Whidbey happy together

Thanks Dogg for the comment on my side-by-side issue earlier today.  I now have Visual Studio .NET Whidbey back on my machine.  I have added this file to tell Borland C# Builder to use the .NET Framework v1.1 only. C:\Program Files\Borland\BDS\1.0\Bin\bds.exe.config <?xml version=”1.0″?><configuration> <startup> <supportedRuntime version=”v1.1.4322″/> <requiredRuntime version=”v1.1.4322″ safemode=”true”/></startup></configuration> I actually used Visual Studio .NET 2003 to generate…


Borland C# Builder

I’ve been using Borland C# Builder a bit this week.  I was getting an unknown error 0x80131044 frequently in the IDE. —————————Borland Data Provider—————————Unknown error – HRESULT 0x80131044—————————OK   ————————— It happened when I tried to create a new Web Application and it happened when I was using the Borland independant database provider components.  I noticed…


Model Based Development and the Microsoft System Definition Model

Today I read the CBDI’s review of the Microsoft Whitehorse technologies shown at the Professional Developers Conference in October.  What I hadn’t noticed at the PDC about this is the idea that the Microsoft System Definition Model diagrams and elements are not only edited in the same tool as the code, they are first class…


Next Weeks Road Show

This week I’m preparing a demo for a roadshow next week in Wellington and Auckland which will also have Borland, Mercury Interactive and BearingPoint attending.


Smart Client Training

I’m on a short smart client training course in Singapore, here’s the view from the training room.  We’ve been going over Pocket PC disconnected applications, Inking applications on Tablet PC, Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO), Microsoft Infopath, and stuff like that.  The trainers are an excellent pair of .NET guys from 3 leaf.  Steven Borg…


I got a day off

So that was the best TechEd I’ve ever been to.  TechEd 2003 New Zealand is finished and what an event to remember.  I thought I’d have time to write my blog through the event.  I barely had time for food and sleep.  They gave me last Friday and tomorrow off to recover from it. Can you see…


Heading North to TechEd

It’s a beautiful sunny day in Auckland today.  I’m up north here for last minute preparations for TechEd New Zealand.  The content is all locked down (my job) and the conference guides are printing now so I’m pretty relaxed.  Sadly the weather forecast for the next couple of days is rain 🙁  I hope the…