Vista Training in Singapore with Vista Product Group and other MS MVPs

So so so happy. Suddenly RichardWu send me msn message, “Wa Ken!!! You WIN! You WIN woo!!! To SG!!” and DanielLai also, “you can go singapore….yeah”. I immediate go to check my email. YES YES!!! I WON the chance.


So SO SO Happy……this time it is another Vista Training which is difference than the one AndyKwok took in March. His one is all round solution for ITPro and Developer. I think that my one will be more ITPro. But I can extend the knowledge to Development. Specially the LUA(Pre-Vista) & UAC(vista). I feel interesting if they are related. And this time the training are hold by Microsoft HQ Product Group member. And totally only 26 MS MVPs have this chance. HK MVPs only one slot to this training. So you know why I am so happy la…..The following table is the information on how many MS MVPs are going to that training.

















Anyway, I already told my friends in SG and asking them to meet me soon. Another problem…..I don’t have….notebook…..

First hand on Vista 5365

Wow, finished installed Vista 5365 into my Virtual PC 2004 with Virtual Server R2 Addition. The installation process is much much better and more information than few previous build. And the performance under VPC2004 is still…..BAD, althought it has been improved.


In this build with VPC, the Aero Glasses Effect cannot be enabled. I fonud out that the SideBar is disable when first start after installation. But I remember that AndyK said that it is enabled by default for this build…..interesting. I tried to add a new gadget, CPU resource gadget, so cool. I also tried  the Weather gadget, however it does not work, may be the connection in VPC is not well configured yet. I also tried to start MCE console from VPC, funny that it pops up an error telling me that my VRAM is only 16Mb which is not enough for MCE, but the setup console then still come up and let me setup the MCE. But this error message will never be come up again.

Free ebook for VB2005 Developers from MSDN

Free ebook for VB2005 Developers, YES! FREE!


Do you wanna learn VB2005? Are you VB programmer? If yes, hurry and download it.


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I won a VB Clock from VB Team and a i-Dog from Community-Credit

Well, Last month, I got a Visual Basic(VB) Clock from reading the VB Microsite in MVP Secure Site. I am the only one who read and reply to VB Team. Here is the paragraph in March VB Microsite in MVP Secure Site,


        Welcome to the March edition of the Visual Basic Microsite.  First off, I would like to congratulate KenLin for being the first (and only!) person to respond to my little hidden giveaway.  The coveted MVP Clock is on its way to Hong Kong, make sure you keep an eye on this section for the next giveaway!

And then I also found out a site to give away small and stupid prize to someone who help communities. I did not submit my points on time in Feb(It should be submitted before the begin of next month). And I submit on time in March and I got a prize when I check email this morning. It is i-Dog!!! I got the First Prize of March!!!



Here is the email i got,


        Congratulations, you won 1st Prize in the March 2006 Contest! As you may know, a lot of people competed but only a few won and you are among that select few. Nicely done!!! Please also keep in mind that your prize is not just a stupid, geeky gift, but it is also a symbol to represent your contributions to the development community. When folks ask you how you won, you can tell them that it was by helping out other geeks. Be proud and brag alot!!! Below you will find the details of your prize.


Here is little intro to the Site,


Overview of Community Credit

        Community Credit was founded by David Silverlight, a Microsoft MVP and an active member of the development community, as a way to reward fellow IT Professionals who have contributed toward the development community. Currently, the rewards for these contributions are simply the satisfaction of helping colleagues in the development community. Now, they can be rewarded by recieving not only geeky gifts like a Swiss Army USB Drives, Caffeinated Hot Sauce or a Binary Wall Clock, but they also recieve a cool plaque to hang on their wall and impress their coworkers.

Actually, I read the URL from MVP Secure newsgroup and I did foward the URL to Daniel and Tony, Tony did registered, But I think Daniel did not. Anyway, if Daniel join, I am sure that he won. He help more than me. And this month, the stupid prize will be………..Projector KeyBoard!!!!! Yes…..Projector KeyBoard…..


Hurry and get a try!!!!!