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Nick Hodge
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Been out for a week or so and just spotted this useful download from last week… Internet Explorer 10 Training Kit “This training kit covers development specifics for developers who will be targeting Internet Explorer 10 in their development experience. This kit contains documentation and details on things pertinent to developing applications that target features of the Internet Explorer 10 browser.” Download the Internet Explorer 10 Training Kit ...
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Great Windows 8 developer resources
Two new resources have just been published to help you learn about Windows 8. Windows 8 “Camp in a Box”, Release Preview Edition Recently updated for Windows 8 Release Preview, the Windows 8 “Camp in a Box” includes a variety of content from the Windows 8 Developer Camp event series that’s now underway: Session Slides – 20 presentations covering development and design topics Hands-on Labs – Available in C# and JavaScript, covering topics such as ...
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Python in the Clouds
I’m very excited to talk about Python on Windows, which has enjoyed a resurgence at Microsoft over the past couple of years, culminating in the release of Python Tools for Visual Studio and Python on Windows Azure. Let’s dive in to see what we have. But first, a little background… What is Python & Who Uses It? Python is a modern, easy to use, concise language that has become an indispensable tool in the modern developer’s arsenal. It’s consistent...
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Wouldn't you need snakes on a plane to get pythons in the cloud?
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The two great icons of our industry, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, came up in a talk given by Malcolm Gladwell recently at the Toronto Public Library. In discussing capitalism and entrepreneurship, Gladwell makes the point that amorality — i.e. the absence of a moral compass in making business decisions — is a fundamental prerequisite for being a successful business leader. He considers the entirety of Bill Gates' tenure as Microsoft chief to be tha...
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USA v Microsoft - not something he wants to be remembered for....
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Good afternoon all, I am happy to announce that we are releasing a second Community Technology Preview release of Roslyn, the project I actually work on, today. I am super excited! So, let's cut to the chase. Key facts: Roslyn is a library of code analysis APIs useful for building compilers, development environments, refactoring engines and so on. It supports lexical, grammatical and semantic analysis of C# and Visual Basic. And it is awesome. Th...
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It's perhaps the one way that database interaction can work reliably using any format, any server and any client on the Web today. It happens to be a protocol created by Microsoft. But in a symbol of how Microsoft is now perceived today as just another major player instead of a dominant force, the leading platform makers are joining Microsoft in a formal move to standardize OData, the Open Data Protocol. The reason Microsoft and IBM are now on th...
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Sadly, only downside to Iceland is the geotechnical stability or lack thereof
Iceland. A fascinating, strange place. And misunderstood. Did you know that the famous Blue Lagoon is actually a man-made pool filled with runoff from the power plant next door? Or that Iceland could become the world's next data center capital? There's something magical about a 2 a.m. stroll down Reykjavík's party street watching burly dudes brawl under blue skies. But I'm not in Iceland to gawk, booze or hunt for trolls. I'm here because these g...
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It is also a mostly barren rock that's freaking cold :-)
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Series 7s!
St Catherine's School is a girls school in Sydney with nearly 1,000 students and a 1:1 programme for their students. They are using Samsung Series 7 slates, running Windows and Microsoft OneNote to support learning right across the curriculum. What that means is that they can run all of their existing programmes, including the whole Microsoft suite, and their specialist learning applications in specific subject – and provide a personal tablet dev...
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I've got a series 7 slate - very nice device.
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Apple has decided to come out of the Reality Distortion Field and drop the claim that 'Macs don't get viruses' from its website, opting for the safer 'It's built to be safe' instead. Read more...
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Dear Node.JS Community, We are excited to announce a preview release of the Microsoft Driver for Node.JS for SQL Server. This new driver enables access to SQL Server and Windows Azure SQL Database from any Node.JS applications. Over the last few months our team has been working diligently toward developing this driver and preparing for a preview release so we can gather your feedback early in our development cycle. Today, we are announcing that o...
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If you’ve ever looked at an Asus Transformer and wished that it was slightly bigger, had an x86 processor, and ran Windows, I have good news: At Computex in Taiwan, Asus has unveiled just that. Dubbed the Transformer Book, this isn’t some wimpy Atom-powered thing either: This Transformer will ship with a range of Ivy Bridge Core i3/5/7 processors and discrete Nvidia graphics. Like its Android-powered predecessors, the Transformer Book is a touchs...
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As part of the Meet/DevCamp series of events for Windows Azure in June, we’re holding a DevCamp in Sydney on June 19. I’ll be supporting a couple of rockstar acts from Ori Amiga and Nick Harris. SYDNEY 19 JUNE 2012 University of NSW, Kensington Registration : 8:00am Start Time : 9:00am Finish Time : 5:00pm Prepare yourself to build and scale apps in the cloud at a complimentary, hands-on event. You'll discover the latest features and services of ...
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Mercurial, Maudlin, Contrarian, Reclusive, Iconoclastic, Professional Geek. Borderline Misanthrope. Aspirational Eccentric. Suffering from nerves. Maybe Mental.
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Borderline Misanthrope, Mercurial, Maudlin, Contrarian, Reclusive, Iconoclastic, Professional Geek at Microsoft.
 
Aspiring to be eccentric.
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  • Immanuel College
  • Deakin University
  • La Trobe University
  • Lock Area School
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