• Visual Studio 2005 update

    Just noticed that there will be Visual Studio 2005 RC1 released this month ahead of the final release in November.

    I might be visiting Sydney late November, so I’ll try and get along to the product launch if possible.

  • I passed the 70-305 exam at TechEd!

    I attended TechEd on the Gold Coast last week, and took advantage of a free offer by Pearson VUE to take a free certification exam. I studied really hard (figuring that even if I failed, then at least I had experienced an exam without it costing me anything).

    Well the study paid off, as I passed “Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET and Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET” with an excellent result - 962!

    I’m going to see if I can have a go at 70-310 before the end of the year, and maybe complete the MCAD or MCSD next year.

  • Securing SQL 2000 with IPsec and Group Policy

    Here are links to resources mentioned in my presentation to the Adelaide SQL Server User Group (18th August).