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Fantastic Silverlight training course

27 Apr
The Silverlight Tour comes to the UK – and it’s called the Masterclass!

This 3 day hands-on training with both designer and developer tracks looks awesome and (uniquely) has two expert trainers per course. 

Currently scheduled in London, Manchester, and the Midlands for June, all courses also come with the chance to win an xbox 360, and Silverlight Spy licences!

Early bird discount of £100 if you book in May, and if you are a member of #SLUGUK or #nxtgenug there are additional discounts to be had.

Full Details are here:

In addition bbits are holding a raffle for a free ticket for the masterclass. To be eligible to win the ticket (worth £1095!) you MUST paste this text, including all links, into your blog and email with the url to the blog entry.  The draw will be made on June 1st and the winner informed by email and on


Learn something new every day

20 Aug
One of the Tech Support guys in the office had the need to set a date in a SQL 2008 database record to null. Not knowing TSQL, he used SQL Management Studio edit view to type in ‘NULL’ into the date field.
Watching him as he typed, I was about to say something deep and meaningful about strings into date fields, and that he should use ctrl-0 instead, but before I could, he had tabbed out of the field and it was accepted as a null value!
I didn’t know you could do that. In fact I’m convinced that never used to be the case in SQL 2005 Management Studio.
Thanks Chris!

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Want to start programming?

29 Mar

For those of you that want to get into programming, but dont really know where to start, Microsoft have released a basic tutorial to get you started. Using the Visual Studio Express editions, which are free, you can work though 3 different levels of difficulty to help you get started.

More details on the beginning programing tutorials can be found here.

If your’e more of a designer, then some top tips for designing can be found here.