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February 2009 MSDN UNPLUGGED Dunedin – Take your Applications to the Cloud and Beyond – PDC, Visual Studio, Azure, Office 14 and Windows 7

Time: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 4:00 p.m – 5:30 p.m.

Welcome Time: 3:45 p.m.

Scenic Circle Southern Cross Hotel
Speight Room
Cnr Princes and High Streets
Dunedin

Click on the Google Maps / Street View for more details on directions.

Click here for more details / register.

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Have you got an iPhone / iPod Touch?  Did you know that you can use the device that you have to chat with your friends on MSN?  Its so cool!  You can keep in touch with your friends while you watch your favorite TV show / enjoy the sun outside.  You don’t have to sit in front of your computer anymore!  If this sounds something you want to do, just follow the step by step guide below and you will get connected in no time.

Step 0: Make sure your iPhone / iPod Touch is connected to the Internet.

Step 1: Click on the Safari app:

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Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 mark the next generation of developer tools from Microsoft. Designed to address the latest needs of developers, Visual Studio and the .NET Framework deliver key innovations in the following pillars:

  • Democratizing Application Lifecycle Management
    Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) crosses many roles within an organization and traditionally not every one of the roles has been an equal player in the process. Visual Studio Team System 2010 continues to build the platform for functional equality and shared commitment across an organization’s ALM process.
  • Enabling emerging trends
    Every year the industry develops new technologies and new trends. With Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft delivers tooling and framework support for the latest innovations in application architecture, development and deployment.
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Twitter is over capacity……

I don’t use twitter very often……so I seldom have the chance to see the picture below:

This is what you will see when Twitter is down!  But……I really like picture 😀

Twitter is down (at the time of this writting) when I really needed it!!!  On a side note……maybe I should twitte more often!

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Imagine Cup is a competition held by Microsoft every year to encourage the students all around the world to use technologies to solve real world problems.  The competition have a different theme every year, and this year, the theme is:

Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems facing us today. (more…)

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In September and October, Nigel Parker will present MSDN UNPLUGGED sessions created specifically for web focused developers to “get ready” for what is coming next. Nigel will discuss readiness and enhancements with Internet Explorer 8. Nigel will introduce Silverlight 2 and WPF 3.5 for developers focused on service enabled rich client development and then lead into a discussion on cloud based services including WCF, REST and JSON. (more…)

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Maintaining productivity can be a struggle, yet there are a number of ways to remove the obstacles that may be keeping your developers from working at full capacity

Programmers are expensive employees to hire and employ. They make better-than-average salaries compared to other office workers with similar experience and education levels. Needless to say, with the cost of developer time being what it is, it makes sense to take steps to improve the efficiency and productivity of your development staff. Here are 10 tips to help you do just that.

1. Minimise distractions
Most managers are aware that programming is a job that requires long periods of intense concentration. What they don’t realise is they are not doing a very good job at letting their team focus on their work.

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