VS2005 SP1 Update for Vista

Wednesday, 20 December 2006

Here's the first beta of the update to improve support for Visual Studio 2005 running on Vista - Download details: VS2005 SP1 Update for Vista

Visual Studio® 2005 Team Suite Service Pack 1

Friday, 15 December 2006

WinAmp plug-in for Windows Messenger, Carols at Westminster

Thursday, 14 December 2006

One nice feature that my ISP Internode offer with their ADSL plans is 'free' access to numerous streaming radio services.

Until recently I've stuck with Windows Media Player (WMP), but I've found that WinAmp does have a nice feature in that it it can display the 'current song' info in the MP3 stream.

I've also just found this nifty plug-in for WinAmp that updates the "Now Playing" bit of Windows Messenger, so that people on my instant messenger contact list can see that currently I'm listening to SKY-FM's Christmas Channel! I think I'll change to another station shortly, but it is getting close to that time of year, so it isn't too bad.

While on the topic of Christmas, our band "Verandah" will be performing at Westminster School here in Adelaide on Friday night as part of their Christmas Lights Festival (I'd link to the Westminster site, but I don't want to inflict their horrible Flash-only site on you). A mix of traditional carols plus a few of our own original songs.

Code Camp Oz 2007

Thursday, 14 December 2006

Mitch has announced the dates for 2007 CodeCampOz.

Almost time to start packing the car for the road-trip to Wagga!

Not sure why the earlier dates though.

Beta Exams for 70-541 (71-541) for Windows SharePoint Server 3.0

Wednesday, 13 December 2006

I've registered for the beta exam 70-541 for Windows SharePoint Server 3.0. I needed to ring up Pearson Vue as I don't think you can book the beta exams electronically.

Curiously, they didn't have "70-541" on their list, but they did have "71-541" which has the same title, and after a few tries the lady I was talking to convinced it to accept "BTA541" as the voucher/promotional code.

I have no idea if I'll pass or not, but since I'm in an exam-taking mood I thought it doesn't hurt to try, and I'll also be doing a fair bit of SharePoint stuff between now and January.