Over the last couple of weeks there has been a bit of a revolution on the AusDotNet (aka Stanski) mailing list. Whilst I am not in favour of this outcome, a new mailing list has been established to try and eliminate the issues faced by the existing list. I believe that this may fragment the Australian developer community but I also think that there is probably no turning back now. As such I would like to recommend that you sign up for this new list using the following instructions (from David Connors who setup the list):
The [email protected] list has the same goals as the [email protected] list, except it is actively maintained, fast, and reliable. Details on the list can be found here: http://www.codify.com/ausdotnetmailinglist
To reiterate, delivery times to the new list are typically <10 seconds.
To join the list, send a blank mail to [email protected]
In other activities, in the lead up to the Heroes Happen launch event, Microsoft have announced:
- Certification: Pass one, get the next one free – contact your user group lead for more information
- Demo Days: Get your Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 or Windows 2008 (or combination) demo ready – substantial prizes for the best demos. Again for more information contact your user group lead for more information
The up shot of these announcements is that you need to attend a user group to be in the running.