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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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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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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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Last Friday I went to a friend’s place to take a look of their computer because they think it have viruses on it.  Their computer wasn’t as bad as I thought……but then again the computer was quite fast; so having a few viruses / Trojans running at the background probably won’t make much difference 😉  I ran a few virus / Trojan scanners on the computer and found a handful of spywares plus a Trojan! (more…)

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The ability for web browsers to automatically detect proxy settings is really useful when you have to switch between multiple networks all the time.  With Internet Explorer, proxy settings are being detected in both XP and Vista, but things aren’t going so well with Firefox!  If you are using Vista and Firefox happens to be your default browser, you have to manually configure the proxy settings for it to work on our student network…which is NOT convenient at all!  (more…)

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Before I got my MacBook, I’ve heard people complaining that their MacBook / MacBook Pros are getting a little too warm at times. After I got my MacBook…I’ve noticed that the default fan speed is a little too low…thus the CPU could get quite warm when you open up quite a few apps. My friend Chaks, who also owns a MacBook, recommended a software to me (thanks Chaks) 😀 Its called SMC Fan Control (SMC stand for System Management Controller). Here are some details about the software:

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I still remember the times we had in Auckland last year when we competed for the Microsoft Imagine Cup NZ Final…although its nearly one year on…but to me, it feel like everything just happened yesterday 🙂 (more…)

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