11 May 2005

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DMA Patch for VS2005 Beta 2 and device emulator now available

Microsoft have released the DMA Transport Update for Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2. This update changes the protocol used for communication between the Device Emulator engine from "Virtual Switch" to DMA and improves the emulator performance noticably. Download this from the Microsoft Website here. (Note: it is 82.8Mb) UPDATE - See my article here on "Installing the DMA Transport Update" ...

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8 May 2005

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VS2005 Beta 2 release – ADSL usage chart

I had to smile to myself when I just checked our home ADSL usage chart for the last month. We are on a plan that provides 12Gb/mth peak download and 12gb/mth off-peak (midnight-8am) download. Would anyone like to guess which date Visual Studio 2005 Beta2 was released?    To anticipate your next question… No I couldn’t wait to get it during offpeak! haha ...

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7 May 2005

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Microsoft TechEd Australia Sessions

It looks like Chuck has been very busy over the last couple of months coming up with a great line up of sessions for TechEd 2005 in Australia this year. I am sure Chuck is also very happy to have TechEd held on Queensland's sunny Gold Coast in the new state of the art Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre that opened in June last year. Enough about that, check out the sessions on Chuck's Blog. TechEd 2005 will be held in Australia from 31st August - 2 September. Visit the TechEd website ...

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16 Apr 2005

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TechEd 2005 in Orlando, FL – Sold Out

With around 7 weeks to go until TechEd 2005 starts in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft have put up the "Sold Out" signs. With over 10,000 delegates expected to attend this huge event, anyone who has not purchased their tickets before now has the option to join a waitlist. Check out the TechEd website for more details. ...

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16 Apr 2005

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Catch up with me at TechEd 2005 in Orlando

If you are planning on attending TechEd 2005 in Orlando, make sure you drop by the Hands-On labs area and say G'Day. I will be one of the Lab Proctor's for the "MBL - Mobile Solutions with Windows Mobile and Tablet PC" track and would strongly recommend anyone working with Windows Mobile or Tablet PC to have a run through of some great labs! This year the Hands-on Labs will be manned by Microsoft Certified Trainers from around the world to help ensure you get the best possible value from attending these sessions. I am one of only 21 MCT's...

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15 Apr 2005

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Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 finally released!

Well the good news for all of us who have been eagerly awaiting the release of Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2005 is that the wait is finally over. I noticed that it was available from the MSDN Subscriber download site around 11am (Australian EST) on Saturday 16th April. For all you MSDN Subscribers out there, you can now download the following ISO images: Visual SourceSafe 2005 Beta 2  (172.97 Mb) Visual Studio 2005 Standard Beta 2 (2.85 Gb) Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition Test Load Agent Beta 2 (144.75 Mb) Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Beta 2...

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