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Introduction Continuing from the experience with Visual Studio 2013, the next edition – Visual Studio 2015 – was officially released to MSDN subscribers early this morning.  This edition follows the trend established in the previous edition of providing two channels of licensing – by using a Microsoft Account or by […]

Visual Studio 2015 – Using a Product Key






It’s been a massive week for Microsoft.  We are really in full swing when it comes to the largest release cycle in Microsoft’s history. It all began on Wednesday at 10 AM PST (Pacific) which is an appallingly wee-hours 3 AM AEST (Australian East).  Insomnia had gripped me, so with […]

Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012 are here





Today marks a sad day, I’ve let two long-held domains expire.  I’ve held one of these two domains for almost 13 years, since 1999 when I first registered the Business Name Sanders Technology (to which this site is still named). The two domains, rob.sanders.name and sanderstechnology.com.au became obsolete for my […]

Letting Go



Today was a big day if you happen to enjoy Release Candidate builds from Microsoft.  Not only did we see the RC release of both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 (and Hyper-V Server), but it also coincided with the release of RC editions of the Visual Studio 11 developer […]

Big Release Candidate Day – Microsoft


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Overshadowed, possibly, by the release of the new iPad?  Not in the world of databases.  Yesterday Microsoft officially released SQL Server 2012 “release to manufacturing” (RTM) which means we’re officially out of pre-release editions! Previously codenamed ‘Denali’, the new version brings to the table some serious changes, some of which […]

SQL Server 2012 Released!






Businesses prepare for .branding campaign. International domain name regulator ICANN will next year introduce generic top-level domains (gTLD) beyond the familiar .com, .org and .net. The decision followed a majority vote at ICANN’s board meeting in Singapore this afternoon, despite concerns raised by its Governmental Advisory Committee. The board planned […]

ICANN approves new gTLD program