Microsoft Ireland is proving an afternoon of FREE level 300 SQL 2005 training in Belfast and Dublin at the end of this month. More details are on the Microsoft Ireland Technet Blog. I’ll be at the Dublin event if all goes to plan.
Microsoft has released Windows Vista RC1 to the public. This much anticipated release brings a lot of new features in user collaboration and user interface. But for us pro’s, the main things of importance are the new security features, some popular and some not so popular.
You can get access to RC1 on the Microsoft website. Beware that it requires a serious piece of kit to run this OS and the new Aero interface requires high spec and compliant hardware.
This is my first post using the beta release of Windows Live Writer. It’s a WYSIWYG editor and the cool thing is that MS wrote it not only to support Windows Live Blogs but also other blogging sites too. It makes it much eaier for no webbies like me who are alergic to HTML to add richer content like photos, etc. If you install the Windows Live Tool Bar then you can integrate into IE to directly blog about a site you are currently browsing.
So far I like it. It’s much quicker and easier to use than the web interface.