Thanks to the guys at the Birmingham NxtGenUG last night

Thanks to the Birmingham NxtGenUG last night who were subjected to my discussion of developing Windows Services and the arcane arts of the Event Log.  It was great to have the opportunity to talk about what is a rather old fashioned topic for most developers.

I have made some minor updates to the PowerPoint and they are all located at;, just login with the user name and password sent out in David McMahon's e-mail.  I'll be enhancing the wiki with more detailed content on how to use the sample code, but for now you can access the PowerPoint, and browse the source in your browser or use SubVersion/TortoiseSVN to download all the sample code from last night.

One guy (sorry, didn't remember the name) asked whether there was a good plug in for Visual Studio to handle SubVersion; it is indeed called Visual SVN, and you can get details about it at Personally I happily use TortoiseSVN outside of Visual Studio, but I have good reports from other users and the demo that I tested replicated the ease of use you get from integrated source control.

And finally, a thanks to the guys for the speedy drop off at Birmingham New Street which made sure I got back to London on time.

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