Refactor!™ for Visual Basic® .NET 2005 v2.1.2

Tuesday, 16 January 2007

I received an email from Developer Express today letting me know that they’ve released a new version of their Refactor! Pro tool for Visual Studio.

I’ve been using their free version since Visual Studio 2005 was released, and while it doesn’t get a mention in the email or on their general product versions page, they have released a new version of the free product too.

Definitely recommended for Visual Basic developers.

HP iPAQ rw6828 ROM Update

Friday, 12 January 2007

HP have released firmware update 1.01.03 for the rw6828.

I’ll be interested to see if this fixed the annoying “feature” where the wireless card spontaneously turns itself on - a great way to shorten the battery life.

Update: This update refuses to install via my Vista machine. I’ll try it at home on the WinXP box to see if it is happier. I had a small panic until I read the readme.txt file which said if the upgrade fails, just pull the battery out and restart it - phew!

Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" January 2007 CTP

Thursday, 11 January 2007

Microsoft have released the January CTP of the next version of Visual Studio.

The country of XBox

Monday, 8 January 2007

XBOX 360 consul (sic) for hire I saw this sign out the front of the local video shop a few weeks ago, and last weekend remembered to take a photo of it!. It’s a bit surprising, as I would have thought you would pick ‘console’ before ‘consul’ as the more well-known/spelled word. I suppose they do have those ‘alternate world’ games to which you might want to have diplomatic relations!

Virus protection for Vista 64bit

Monday, 8 January 2007

I’m back at work after two weeks leave over the Christmas/New Year’s break. Not too many emails to sort through, and not too many problems to fix so far.

One nice thing was that Michael from ISTS (our IT Unit) got hold of the latest build of Symantec AntiVirus which finally supports Vista 64bit.

It’s been the one big uncertainty about running Vista 64-bit - having to tread very carefully for the last month or two without that extra safety net.

I also got access to the RTM of Office 2007 Enterprise Edition just before I went on leave, so it’s nice to be running the release version of Office 2007 now.