John Grace at INDA on .NET build tools — More like that!

At last night’s INDA Cork meeting, I was co-presenting with local expert John Grace, who spoke with great authority and passion on .NET build tools, including Nant, FXCop, NDoc, and installers. John’s a great speaker, and has over 8 years of real-world project experience.  He was quick to point out how important project lifecycle tools…

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WSE 3.0 talk at the INDA Cork Usergroup Meeting

Last night, I spoke about service-oriented development using Web Services and WSE 3.0 at the INDA Cork usergroup meeting.  I always enjoy coming down to Cork for these presentations, and INDA Cork’s Joe Gill wrote some kind words and posted some photos from the presentations. I decided to focus on the existing technologies that are available in Visual…


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Irish .NET Usergroup Activities Next Week – Cork, Dublin, Limerick

January will see a number of .NET usergroup events in Ireland, some of which are listed here, on the developers.ie site. Iā€™m going to be in Cork and Limerick next week myself, and Aiden O’Connor will be speaking in Dublin on Windows Workflow Foundation, which is not to be called WWF or confused with wrestlers or panda…

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Welcome, Dave Northey, Microsoft Ireland’s new IT Pro Evangelist!

I wanted to extend a very warm welcome to Dave Northey, the newest member of Microsoft Ireland’s Developer and Platform Group! Dave has been working with Microsoft in Ireland for almost ten years, and brings that wealth of experience to his new role of IT Pro Evangelist.  We’re all very excited in the group to…


Visual Web Developer 2005 Express on this month’s PC Live magazine!

Christmas sure is coming!  On my nightly walk home, I ricochet like a pinball down Grafton Street, bouncing off frantic shoppers in the hub of Dublin’s shopping arcade.    Those of you who stop into a newsstand while doing your shopping may notice that Microsoft Ireland is giving out free copies of Visual Web Developer…

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Tomorrow in Dublin: Indigo for the COM, COM+ and MSMQ Developer

Because it’s never too late to plug a worthwhile event, I wanted to mention that Paul Fallon is going to be speaking tomorrow night at the Morgan Hotel in Temple Bar on surely his favourite topic, Indigo (a.k.a. the Windows Communication Framework).  I’d love to be there, but will be out in Galway for the…

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One more cool MSN Messenger thing: Ask Encarta!

1. Add encarta@conversagent.com to your list of MSN Messenger contacts. 2. Ask it questions like “What is the capital of Ireland?” and “Who is Wayne Gretzky?” and “What is a moose?” and “Where is the Guinness Brewery?” 3. It’ll search Encarta and give you the answers.  Cool! (“Where is the Guinness Brewery,” optimistically, produces a map…

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Every Day is makeITsecure day

You may have heard last week about makeITsecure day, an initiative that united the Irish government with a number of organizations, including Microsoft.  As part of the campaign, we were out ā€“ on the streets, in the schools, and at a number of high-profile events ā€“ discussing issues like phishing, spyware, identity theft, child safety…

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Visual Studio Team System Hands-On Training

I’m going to be offering two days of free hands-on training in Visual Studio Team System in Dublin on November 14th and 15th.  A perfect way to complement the launch activities with an opportunity for you to work with Team System yourself in the roles of Architect, Developer, and Tester. Here are signup links: Nov…

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