Thursday, March 30, 2006

Webcast: Centralizing Data Synchronization - 3/30, 11am PT

I am doing a Web Cast on the Vista Sync Center tomorrow.

Centralizing Data Synchronization
The new Sync Center in Windows Vista will become the hub for all data synchronization between the PC and applications, services, devices and other computers. Join Dr. Neil Roodyn as he takes a closer look at the development framework as well as the end user experience that Sync Center helps create.

Attendee link:

Friday, March 24, 2006

Dr. Neil's Notes 6

Show 6
Greetings from the UK
Mix 06

Vista Touchdown Airlift
Ian G.
3 things Ian likes about Vista
1: UAC
2: .NET & Winfx ships by default
3: The little things that all add up ;)
Happy coding!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Dr. Neil's Notes 5

Show 5

Greetings from London
Sunday Sydney - breakfast by the beach
Singapore - Monday meetings
Tuesday night London
Richard "Tricky" Bassett from TrickyBusiness

Ways to get creative with software development
Tricky will post more here:

Happy coding!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

A Tricky Blog

Over the last 10 years Tricky has become both a great friend and we have worked on some cool projects together, such as Tricky has started blogging on things that interest him, such as design and branding. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogs!

Friday, March 10, 2006

Dr. Neil's Notes 4

Show 4

Welcome to Dr. Neil's Notes
Another sunny sunday breakfast - with Wayne Smith from the Microsoft Expression group

Talk'n Tablet Downunder

Project schedules - Parkinson's Law "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion"
Schedule delivery on Friday not Monday!

Tuesday was my Birthday!! I got iLife 06

ViaVirtualEarth news
- new competition
- Driving Directions

Windows Live Preview at NineMSN office in Sydney
If you want an invite to Windows Live Messenger let me know

Happy Coding
Background music by Alex

Monday, March 06, 2006

Tablet Guys Hijack Windows Mobile User Group

Tonight was the Sydney Windows Mobile User Group, I was going to give a presentation on ActiveSync development but for various reasons that got side tracked and then canned. It turned out that Craig Pringle was in Sydney from New Zealand and Uber Tablet Geek Hugo Ortega was also at the meeting.
So all the talk was about Tablet PCs, apps such as Active Words, speculation about Origami and Vista on Tablets. Oh well people seemed to have a good time, maybe that was because we were in the XBox room :)

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Another Sunny Sunday Breakfast

This morning I drove into the CBD to meet Wayne Smith who is in town from the UK. Wayne works in the Expression group at Microsoft and was in Sydney for WebDU.
It didn't take much to persuade him to get a ferry across the harbour to Manly and then to my favourite breakfast place.
We chatted about many things; news in England, Tablet PCs, Windows Vista and of course the new Expression tools.
It was a gorgious morning and a perfect way to start a Sunday.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Dr. Neil's Notes 3

Show number 3 is up.

Welcome to Dr. Neil's Notes
Breakfast by the beach - Cogans, Billy Hollis, Luke Burton, UberTablet Geek Family Ortagas
Doing the night shift - a week of getting up in the middle of the night for LiveMeetings
Vista LiveMeeting for Sync Center
Virtual Earth Madness - want to win an XBox 360?
AusDotNet -
Origami discussion
Estimating time for developer jobs
Break it down - break it down
New version of Windows Live Messenger Beta
what happened to seeing contacts by status?
Happy Coding
Background music by Alex