Juval Lowy talk tonight

A quick reminder for Juval Lowy’s community talk that is happening tonight at Microsoft’s offices in Bryanston. If you have been dabbling with WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) or you would just like to learn more about what it is, then make sure you register and come on through to meet a Software Legend and [...]

27 Dinner by candlelight

Tonight’s 27 Dinner, 27-15 Jozi, was by no means the usual affair. A bumper crowd was expected but unfortunately our lovely power utility company Eskom decided that its the night to start doing some more load shedding. So sometime after 7pm when the event was just getting underway, the power went out in Melrose Arch. [...]

Xbox LIVE Friends of Friends

Just got word of a new feature that will be included in the Xbox 360 Dashboard update next week. Its called Friends of Friends and it seems to an interesting step from Microsoft into the social networking market. Basically the new setting allows users to take a peek at your friends list so they [...]

Visual Studio 2008 released

Yeah its official, Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 was officially released today. You can read Somasegar’s announcement post over here. If you have been chomping on the bit waiting for the release then head on over and download 90-day trial editions, the Express editions and the full ISOs which are available to [...]

SQL Server 2008 November CTP

Its about time that the long awaited CTP5 of SQL Server 2008 (code-named Katmai) was released. I’ve been seeing blog posts about MVP only builds for the last couple of days and now finally I got an e-mail notification of the November CTP that is available to download from here.
I can’t wait for my download [...]

It’s plane stupid

What’s up with the South African airline industry lately? All I see lately are reports of problems and I’m considering staying on the ground for the near future. Just take a look at the following headlines taken from The Times over the last couple of days:

07 Nov – Plane in trouble over Cape Town / [...]