Volume 1 Issue 3
| Tena Koutou Katoa, |
My Grenada Village (www.grenadavillage.org.nz) project proceeds apace. This week, I have:
Next week, I hope to think up how to put up past newsletters as PDFs in a clever fashion. It would be dead boring just to have a massive list ("click here for November 2009").
| Top News |
Download the beta and begin investigating the new capabilities, including new testing options, enhancements to the integrated development environment, built-in tools for Windows 7 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010, new drag-and-drop bindings for Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation, and more.
Dive into videos and labs that will help you get familiar with .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010. This exclusive opportunity lets developers access free courseware online for a self-paced learning experience.
These videos, hands-on labs and samples are the quickest way to ramp up on the new developer features in Windows 7. Our new online offering allows you to learn at your own pace and download only those modules that interest you.
| Telecom is bringing TiVo? to your place |
From November you'll be able to use Telecom Broadband and TiVo to view the best of free-to-air television, popular overseas shows and heaps of hit movies on your TV.
Sign up now to receive TiVo updates and you could be in to win 1 of 5 TiVo media devices.
| Win 7 and VS2010 Training Courses LIVE |
Want to learn more on the latest versions of Visual Studio and Windows coming out of Redmond? Do you like how-to videos and hands-on labs?
Just got word on some Visual Studio 2010 and Windows 7 training from Channel 9. Check out these resources.
Explore Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 with a new training course on Channel 9
The developer evangelists who bring you the 10-4 Show are providing videos and labs for you to get familiar with .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010. This exclusive opportunity lets developers access courseware online in a self-paced learning experience.
The most comprehensive Windows 7 Developer training is now online on Channel 9
These videos, hands-on labs, and real-world samples are the quickest way to ramp up on the new developer features in Windows 7. Our new online offerings allow you to learn at your own pace and download only those modules that interest you. Go ahead and jumpstart your Windows 7 developer skills now!
URL to link to: http://r.ch9.ms/winf
SQL Server News
| The Bit Bucket (Greg Low) |
Ramblings of Greg Low:
SQL Down Under show transcripts now coming online
| Kiwis celebrating Windows 7 Launch Editorial: Daryl Ooh |
Dear MSDN Flash readers,
As many of you may know, yesterday was the official launch of Windows 7! If you had the chance of being part of the launch in Auckland and Wellington, hope you enjoyed it! Highlights include Richie McCaw and Frankie Stevens, the Auckland Samba Band and HP's 7 Wonders competition. Notebooks were given away every 10 minutes including the new HP Envy notebook worth $4,499!
In true Microsoft fashion, this moment was captured with Photosynth and Deep Zoom. Check them out! Competitions, Desktops and Offers
Now it's your turn to win some prizes!
You can also download these great desktop themes for Windows 7. Greg Straight (Kiwi graphic designer) and Avatar are very cool!
We also have some Windows 7 Readiness Resource Kits for IT Pros and Developers. These will help you get up to speed with developing for Windows 7 with presentations, developer guides, white papers, how-to guides and sample code. Request below, and I'll post one out to you, free! Only New Zealand and limited supply.
Thanks for reading, have a great weekend!
Microsoft Partner News
| Preparing for the Windows Azure Platform Launch |
Greetings from the Windows Azure Platform Team!
We hope you are enjoying your participation in one or more of the Community Technology Previews (CTPs) of the Windows? AzureT platform (i.e., Windows Azure, SQL Azure and .NET Services). The feedback from these CTPs has proven invaluable in enhancing our services and we appreciate your participation.
In October 2008 at our Professional Developer Conference we opened the Community Technology Preview (CTP) for the Windows Azure platform (Windows Azure, SQL Azure and .NET Services). The CTP has been invaluable in terms of shaping many aspects of the Windows Azure platform.
PDC 2009 is an exciting event for all of us who are working on the Windows Azure platform as it's our opportunity to show you the work that we've done over the past year, including some brand new features. The conference also marks the beginning of our transition from a CTP to a business. For your planning purposes, this post maps out the key stages of that transition that you should be aware of.
Making the transition in these three steps accomplishes a few goals. First, it gives you a chance to explore our full feature set for free. Second, it allows our team time to get your feedback on the new features and address any issues that arise. Finally, it lets you preview exactly how billing will work before you need to start paying.
We'd like to thank everyone who has participated in our Community Technology Preview. Windows Azure, SQL Azure and .NET Services are better products because of you. We look forward to seeing you next month at PDC 2009!
Windows Azure Platform CTP Team
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| Understanding ViewState |
http://weblogs.asp.net/infinitiesloop/archive/2006/08/03/Truly-Understanding-Viewstate.aspx is probably one of the best articles that explain this I [Neal Bloomfield] have read. If you are using webforms, do yourself a favour and go read it.
Dot Net News
| Two news items around Sales Force |
In this section, I highlight dates, times and venues of events either I am presenting at, or of interest to METTLE. I'm available for bookings.
| Ding Dong,The Vista's DEAD! |
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