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               Newsletter for developers and programmers 
 Feb 2000                                         Issue #6
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Welcome to the weekly newsletter for 
developers and programmers.

Well, Windows 2000 is well and truly here now, and we had a 
fun time both at the launch in London and also at DevWeek2000.
We have to say it was quite interesting sitting next to 
Dr Richard Grimes throughout the launch presentation and 
hearing his views and experience after having Windows 2000 
for over a year!  Some of the audience were obviously 
completely new to Windows 2000 judging by the oohs and aahs 

We also met some great people and hope to be including 
articles, features and details of some great products 
shortly from those meetings. In the meantime we are still
playing catchup getting everything on to the site, and making 
all the changes that have been suggested.

We are looking forward to publishing all the new articles 
in the pipeline, particularly on COM+ and W2K development 
issues to help those who are new to Windows 2000. 
Keep them coming in, and we are still looking for more ASP 
and XML authors.  

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use your mini-site to promote yourself, your company, your 
product, books, services, pets, family photos or whatever 
takes your fancy!

We hope that there are some gurus out there who could help 
relieve the pressure a little on our overworked in-house gurus.
A new forum has been set up on the Ask The Guru page
and there are plenty of people in this community asking for help 
so dive in and offer your experience.  If you have a problem,
just ask.

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The new community forums are up at  
and there are already plenty of posts to read.  The XML 
forums are also running and we are still looking for beta 
testers to find those bugs!  The forums have been created 
by Rich Anderson and we would be interested to know what 
other features you would like to see in them.

The Ask the Gurus forums are now working as well so we look
forward to seeing you in there to help or question on coding 

There are new authors featured in the Author Central page so 
read about our contributors at

All contributors to IDR get a minisite in Author Central to showcase their services, products, own website, books, other articles etc. Articles -------- Richard Grimes has written an overview of ATL Server at What are Web Services? by Rich Anderson Articles in the pipeline include Object Pooling, more ASP articles, lots of XML tutorials and Java. We have been told by other developers that it is often very difficult to get your articles published in magazines, so use to get that information and experience to those who want to read it. Download the author template and read the guidelines here The bookshops are now affiliated with Computer Manuals instead of Computer Manuals guarantee next day delivery if orders are received before 3pm UK time. ------------------------------------------------------------ COM+ ------------------------------------------------------------ Although we have authors working on some of the articles, we are still looking for experienced COM+ developers to assist with our COM+ Development Series. The rewards for writing these articles will be substantial fame and glory as we know there are many, many developers awaiting this series. The whole series is being promoted heftily on the Internet and we would welcome assistance on getting the series finsihed. Authors already busy writing include Dr Richard Grimes, Tom Armstrong and others of similar ilk. If you feel capable of covering one of the articles outlined at please contact [email protected] ------------------------------------------------------------ COMPETITION ------------------------------------------------------------ We're looking for sponsors for a big competition we have planned - watch this space for an announcement shortly. We can guarantee substantial interest in the competition, and it will be an ideal opportunity for companies to get involved in something which we know will be a hit. If you would like to sponsor the competition, either with a large or small prize, please let us know here at IDR as soon as possible. ------------------------------------------------------------- And that's all for this week. Have a great weekend! The Team ------------------------------------------------------------- Copyright Information ------------------------------------------------------------ Copyright 2000 Ltd ------------------------------------------------------------ List Maintenance: To subscribe [email protected]?subject=subscribe_newsletter To unsubscribe [email protected]?subject=unsubscribe_newsletter Online issues can be found at

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