Microsoft Ireland Podcast: Modernising your VB6 code with NewCode

(I’m hoping to invite (fairly regularly) ISVs/Partners/Customers in Ireland/Northern Ireland to come talk about the development of their products and applications. If you’d like to participate in the future please contact me.) In this podcast (or mp3-on-a-share as I’m told I should be calling it, you know who you are!) I talk to Peter Owens,…

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Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR - RTM

The VS Database edition team has just released the golden version of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR. I’ve included the feature list inline below, and you can download the software fromhttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bb3ad767-5f69-4db9-b1c9-8f55759846ed&displaylang=enand the documentation from http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/a/e/0ae1153a-8798-474a-93e6-d19299f37c8b/Documentation.zip FYI, you must have VS 2008 SP1 installed first!   Feature list Project System Full support…

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Partner Training on 1) WPF 2) Web Development with VS 2008 in Dec 2008

Just a quick heads up re. two partner training events (for partners in Ireland / Northern Ireland) happening in the next month, on WPF and Web Development. Follow the link inline below for more details & to register (you’ll need to log in using your partner credentials).   EventID  Event Start Course Name CPLS Company…

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What a difference a month makes...

Between TechReady in Seattle (an internal technical conference, think of it as Tech Ed for Microsoft folks) followed by holidays I’ve been out of the office for the last month, during which there has been many interesting happenings, including SQL Server 2008 RTM (Aug 6th) – you can download an eval from here. It seems…

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Enterprise Library 4.0 Released

  Enterprise Library is a collection of reusable software components (application blocks) designed to assist software developers with common enterprise development challenges (such as logging, validation, caching, exception handling, and many others). Application blocks are a type of guidance encapsulating Microsoft recommended development practices; they are provided as source code plus documentation that can be…

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Combining Information Rights Management with Watermarking via an Outlook 2007 add-in

VSTO 3.0 with Visual Studio 2008 makes it incredibly easy to extend the office ribbon, and write managed code to add new functionality. A good proof of this from my recent experience was a simple add-in I wrote which combined Information Rights Management in the 2007 Office System with watermarking for a POC. The idea…

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Video - benefits of multi-targeting in VS 2008

Zoran Jovanovic, Technical Lead with Dell in Ireland was one of our local VS 2008 launch heroes. Watch the below video to hear Zoran talk about the benefits of multi-targeting in VS 2008.       BTW, the video was recorded at the end of February 2008…

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Video - Dell Global Build Automation Team on migration to TFS 2008

Frederic Meyer, Team Lead with Dell’s Global Build Automation Team was one of our local VS 2008 launch heroes. Watch the below video to hear Frederic talk about the experience in migrating from TFS 2005 to TFS 2008, and his favourite feature in TFS 2008 (same as mine, Continuous Integration…)     BTW, the video…

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Video - DeCare Systems Ireland talk about testing Java and .NET with VS 2008 Test Edition

Peter Buckley, Test Team Lead with DeCare Systems Ireland was one of our local VS 2008 launch heroes. Watch the video below to hear Peter talk about how his team use VS 2008 Test Edition to test both Java and .NET web applications within DeCare. If you’d like read more about check out the following…

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