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  • Blog Post: HTC HD2 coming in January

    It is the Christmas present that is worth the wait ‘til January!  The HTC HD2 You can win 1 of 5 HTC HD2 Windows phones by visiting http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-au/meet/HTC-HD2.mspx and telling the team in 25 words or less how the HTC HD2 will improve your life. Needless to say, I WANT...
  • Blog Post: Introducing FranklySpeaking

    Two of our Developer Evangelists, Andrew Coates and Michael Kordahi (as seen in the “ we’re looking for a boss ” video) have setup a new podcast, “ FranklySpeaking ”. It’s a great listen and if you’re interested in technology, I think you’ll enjoy it too…  Let the boys know what you think…
  • Blog Post: Sydney is a Toy City

    Bathtub II from Keith Loutit on Vimeo . Mic showed me these great videos from Keith Loutit .  I thought it was some uber detailed model but it’s a time lapsed video without CGI which is just amazing.  It reminds me of micro machines…
  • Blog Post: DEVSTA: Code your way to Vegas

  • Blog Post: Sexy is now PC

    I saw this ad today driving home which made me smile from Dell promoting the Studio Hybrid Desktop , which start from $1000 with Windows Vista Premium, which sounds ideal for a media centre PC. Anybody have one? Unboxing video here and plenty of reviews here ...
  • Blog Post: Steve Clayton is Best Blogger

    My old boss, Steve Clayton (aka Geek in Disguise) has been voted top blogger AND! won the Company blog in the ComputerWeekly.com IT Blog Awards 2008 . Outstanding work. Steve, a huge congratulations from Down Under :)
  • Blog Post: Amnesia have Surfaced

    I'm jealous and delighted that Amnesia took delivery of Australia’s first two Microsoft Surface tables. Hopefully they'll find their way to TechEd. Nice one guys... and by the way, where's my invite?
  • Blog Post: Get your 2008 Wave Launch T-shirt Here

    As per the normal tradition of a launch, the obligatory T-shirt is an absolute must. Click here to take the quiz (you'll need to sign in) and correctly answer 8 out of 10 questions about Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 to win. Terms & Conditions apply naturally, including...
  • Blog Post: My New Delicate Genius T-Shirt

    I was privileged to receive a Delicate Genius T-shirt from the Delicate Genius himself last week. As promised Michael, here I am showing off my new wardrobe :) Thanks!
  • Blog Post: Silverlight to power Jackass 2.5

    Later this month, Blockbuster will premiere the first full-length feature film, Jackass 2.5 , directly to online audiences on Windows and Mac using Microsoft Silverlight . The movie will be free, for anyone in the US, 17 or older, courtesy of Blockbuster at www.blockbuster.jackassworld.com beginning...
  • Blog Post: What is RSS again?

    Are you struggling articulating what RSS is and how to use it? Despite the several easy videos and articles on the web, I've failed in explaining what RSS is to people new to blogs. A simple search results in plenty of services who for delivering RSS feeds as email... Nick today spotted via Bruce's blog...
  • Blog Post: Architecture Journal Reader

    Anna blogged that the new Architecture Journal Reader has been released at the Strategic Architect Forum (SAF). Cool as I've been talking about Software + Services & WPF a lot recently and this reader delivers an visually exciting, immersive, and searchable reading experience for the Journal issues...
  • Blog Post: Popfly for Business

    John's post on Popfly seems to have popped up a lot in the Microsoft blogsphere recently. There's a great example on how Popfly could be used in the retail space with the "Gift-o-Matic"... I thought I was pretty familiar with what it could do after a few of Nick Hodge's demos... but this is cool (discounting...
  • Blog Post: New Facebook Group

    I created a Microsoft Aussie ISV Facebook group which you are more than welcome to join, contribute and have a play with. If are you involved in an event, take a photo and upload it :) Technorati Tags: Microsoft , Microsoft Partners , Microsoft Australia , Facebook , Aussie ISV Facebook Group
  • Blog Post: Back from Seattle

    I'm back from a great week in Seattle learning about the latest efforts from the ISV community. I visited the new offices in Bellevue which has to be the most impressive Microsoft office I've seen; had a coffee with Frank Arrigo , bought a new Zune (in black) which is very impressive (and updated the...
  • Blog Post: Complimentary Market Research for ISV's

    MarketingSherpa Offer has been Extended If you are a Certified or a Gold Certified Partner with the ISV Competency, get the best marketing research available today. Receive best practices from other software marketing professionals in order to create impactful marketing programs. This complimentary,...
  • Blog Post: Defy All Challenges

    Hat tip to my boss, Kathryn, who sent me the link to this flash site, www.DefyAllChallenges.com where you can either enter the Dev Base or Dev Quest which contains some info about the tools... so watch the videos, make your own Machinima and vote the best creation!
  • Blog Post: Messenger IM Control and Presence API Beta

    Today Angus Logan announced the availability of Windows Live Messenger IM Control & Presence API. Get it now for your blog or website as it's a great way to connect with your customers. In a nutshell, it allows people to publish their presence and receive messages via the web from anonymous users...
  • Blog Post: Happy Birthday Blue Monster

    Reading Steve's blog , I can't believe it's a been year since I met the Blue Monster. Steve's blog recounts the journey he took along with Hugh MacLeod . I remember thinking, "What's that all about" and being pretty excited to receive one of the limited edition lithographs . Happy Birthday :) Technorati...
  • Blog Post: Win an AIMIA Award

    Nominations for the 14th Annual AIMIA Awards, the longest running and most prestigious awards in Australia’s interactive media industry, will be closing Friday 9th November 2007! There are plenty of Awards Categories to choose from, so click here to start your entry: Best Advertising or Marketing Best...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Products Roadmap

    The slides are coming through from our Partner Conference in Denver and from our Sales & Marketing Conference. As Long Zheng says, it's been a while since I've seen one slide with all of our product roadmap. It's here! As you'll see from the comments, there are a few products missing, like Home Server...
  • Blog Post: Hosted Visual Studio Team System

    Frank blogged this yesterday and since I've started this job, it's been the number one request I've had from Partners with an Action Pack or an Empower subscription. Well it's hear, courtesy of Readify . It won't be long until you can use VS in Second Life... check out Chuck's blog here which provides...
  • Blog Post: Australia Partner Conference Countdown Gadget

    Attending ReMix last month inspired me to create this basic Vista sidebar gadget based on Michael's countdown gadget. At time of writing it's 51 days, 21 hours and 16 minutes to Hamilton Island! To download it, either click here or follow these 5 easy steps: visit http://gallery.live.com/ type "APC"...
  • Blog Post: Twitter! Twitter! Twitter!

    This made me laugh as it's so true... It took me a little while to understand what Twitter was all about, and all though I'm not as mad on Twitter as @FrankArr or the other guys in his team, it's really useful for events and meeting people. Although this Digg article makes an interesting read about Pownce...
  • Blog Post: On10 Development

    I've been a bit quiet on the blogging front... we've been busy planning for our next financial year. It's almost 6pm here in Sydney and just twittered, "I've survived another Monday" and about to head into the city... before I do, I must tell you about these 6 videos I found on On10. There's some AMAZING...
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