Friday, 28 October 2005

Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework Version 2.0 released

Visual Studio 2005 has been released!

Microsoft have released the final version of Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 (this is the x86 version). There are also releases for i64 and x64.

There's also the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System (VSTO 2005) Redistributable Package for Office 2003 fans.

Monday, 24 October 2005

Option Strict On for ASP.NET 2.0 Web Sites written in Visual Basic

I discovered today that the project properties for VB ASP.NET projects in Visual Studio 2005 are pretty lacking - including no option to enable/disable Option Strict. A workaround is posted here.

Friday, 21 October 2005

10 short years

On Wednesday, I was privileged to attend a "10 Year Awards Presentation Ceremony", honouring a number of staff from the FLC and SAS who have been with UniSA for 10 years or more.

I and one of my Managers - Ian Reid, were amongst the recipients, having both commenced here in 1995.

It was quite interesting to hear the speeches about each person, and I was most pleasantly surprised by what our Director, Prof. Bruce King said about me.

Wednesday, 19 October 2005

SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Microsoft have released the companion to the recently released Windows Sharepoint Services service pack 2 - Download details: SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

Monday, 17 October 2005

A simulating workplace

Online Services staff demonstrating the simulation softwareThe simulation software that Roger, Michael, Shane, Neil, Mark and Courtney created has got a mention in this month's UniSANews.

The word on the street is that there might be an article in tomorrow's IT section of The Australian newspaper too.

Courtney finished up here on Friday, and will shortly be spending 12 months with her husband as a volunteer in Indonesia.

Thursday, 13 October 2005

RSS for PocketPC with Firefox

I use Firefox as my preferred browser, and at the moment I've found the Live Bookmarks feature the easiest way to track various RSS feeds of interest to me.

At a recent Adelaide SQL User Group meeting, Rob showed me an application running on his PPC device that I think was Egress. It made me think what I really want is an application that would run on my iPAQ that would grab the latest stuff from my RSS, but use the Live Bookmarks in my Firefox profile as the source of what RSS feeds to get.

Now I only have to build the thing :-)

IntelliSense XML Files for Office .NET assemblies

Microsoft have released some XML files that will add Intellisense to the Office 2003 PIAs when used in Visual Studio 2003 and 2005.

Friday, 7 October 2005

Provisional Visual Studio and SQL Server 2005 Adelaide launch date

Tentatively put down November 22nd in your diaries (according to Chuck)

Thanks to Rob for the update that this isn't set in stone yet

Wednesday, 5 October 2005

Converting HTML to CSS

I came across this really useful site today that has some nice examples of how to convert old-style HTML into nice, accessible new HTML+CSS.

I made use of the "Line up form inputs" example, which gives a really clean, elegant result.