Monday 16th December.

At our December meeting, Roger Plant showed us Registration-Free COM. This allows a program to access a COM server without the server being registered in the Registry. You can use either a custom manifest, or an external manifest.

A zip file containing Roger’s slides and sample code can be downloaded here.

Then Brian Watson described his experiences setting up and using Azure virtual machines, and how to use Azure without incurring large bills. This lead to discussion about alternatives to Azure.

We started the meeting with our “Public Soap Box” with discussions about Assign methods and discussions about email authentication, DKIM, SPF and DMARC.

We finished the night with pre-Christmas sandwiches and mince pies

The meeting was held at the Melbourne Men’s Shed, situated in the Federation Square Car Park building, off Russell St Extension.