SQL Server 2005 SP2 December CTP

Wednesday, 20 December 2006

December 2006 CTP of SQL 2005 Service Pack 2

Windows Desktop Search: Add-in for Files on Microsoft Networks

Wednesday, 20 December 2006

A new release for Desktop Search 3.0 (including Vista) for searching network files shares.

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.