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Christian Longstaff on developers, cloud and marketing

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About Christian Longstaff's Blog:

Hi, I’m Christian. I work for Microsoft Australia as the Windows Azure Partner Strategy and Marketing Manager helping partners grow their businesses with the Azure platform. I have been with the company for over 10 years in various Partner facing and technical marketing roles.

This blog covers a variety of topics but I am especially interested in Partners adopting and developing on Microsoft technology, but also any software, services and communities. I would love to hear from you if you have a great powered-by-Azure example, especially around Mobile, Social Media Apps or Websites.

To contact me, please email christian dot longstaff at microsoft dot com

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    New Fixed Telstra Data Plans

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    Choose from two plans: Mobile email plan for businesses with Exchange Server 2003 SP2 or higher (with 100MB of WAP/modem usage per month) Mobile services plan , for businesses with System Center Device Manager 2008 (or SCMDM) which covers push email and...
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    New blog design

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    Over the weekend I thought I would reskin the blog… and thought borrowing Scott’s would be a whole bunch easier… I need to play around with the colours a bit but I thought it’s a great head start. Thanks Scott, I owe you a beer :) And welcome home…
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    My new role…

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    I have realised my long term goal in joining the Developer Platform Evangelism group (known as DPE). My new role is the Developer Marketing Manager previously held by Finula Crowe who returned to Ireland. Fin has left some pretty big (and high) shoes...
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    My new favourite thing

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    In the spirit of Oprah’s new favourite thing , the ability to join a conference call from the mobile version of Communicator is just awesome… no more fiddling around trying to write down access numbers; pin numbers or participant codes as OCS will call...
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    Going to TechEd Australia? Look for Dave…

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    Coatsey has pulled some quick stats from the TechEd09 registration report… looks like the most popular name attending the conference this is year ‘Dave’. The most popular female name is Simone, which I reckon is a simple spelling mistake. One stat missing...
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    Receive kudos for being you

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    I’m sure you’ve heard this via the normal channels… the Worldwide Partner Conference is open for award submissions from tomorrow. Nominate your Solution for a 2009 Microsoft Global Award! The Awards program is designed to recognize your innovative solutions...
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    Happy New Year and New Job

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    Where has 2009 gone so far?  I can still remember Christmas lunch looking at the Easter Eggs on the supermarket shelves. Bad news for the waist line as I still haven’t lost the extra weight from having the baby… unlike my wife. Just before Christmas...
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    The Economy and the IT Market

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    What do the experts have to say about the economy? Microsoft Financing has invited industry experts, Robert Gottliebsen, Jean Marc Annonier and Tracey Fellows to speak at this 1.5 hour session delivering valuable insight into current economic environment...
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    They let me out of the office

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    Andy , Dave , Michael , Phil (who needs to start blogging as he has so much knowledge to share) and I are on the road next week for our ISV Innovation Day tour of 6 cities across Australia.  I have some free time during the day to meet some new or...
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    BizSpark: calling all startups

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      Video: Steve Ballmer announcing BizSpark at the Developer Liberation Day, Thursday 6 November, Sydney, Australia ( click here for the official video) Steve Ballmer announced Microsoft BizSpark during his visit to Australia, following the success...
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    Register Now for Artists in Residence

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    Back in February, ShaneMo and Kordesy attended "Artists in Residence" in Redmond and they were so impressed, they’re bringing it Australia! What is it? The idea of Artists in Residence is to quickly get designers and developers productive with Microsoft...
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    November 2008 SQL Technical Roll Up

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    The TRM blog can be found here http://blogs.technet.com/trm/ Downloads SQL Server Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint Technologies The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies is a Web download that...
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    DevSta Winners Announced

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    The winners for DevSta 2008 have been decided! Congratulations to Michael Minutillo and Jarred Sargent!   You can view their entry and find out more about the top 5 winning entries on the DevSta website now!
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    Want to join Steve Ballmer?

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    Our CEO, Steve Ballmer, is in town on 6 November. If you would like to join us, please I would like the registration details for the Steve Ballmer Developer Event please">email me for details on how to register. I would like the registration details...
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    Sydney is a Toy City

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    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…
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    Intermec Developers Conference

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      Do you have any developers who need the latest information on creating mobile applications? Attended this conference to receive: Virtual machine software for use in the conference labs Access to all presentations and codes for 30 days after the...
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    RDN Dev Days

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    This must be event season, with the rush to get in before Christmas. Readify have published their latest RDN road show all about .NET; TFS; Silverlight etc.  David Burela is also being interviewed for the keynote, who is the Imagine Cup 2008 Winner...
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    Live Services Jumpstart

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    Spotted this on Angus Logan’s blog about deep technical training on our Live services.  Get in quick as I reckon this will fill up fast.  Although level 300 and beyond tends to be too deep for me, the agenda looks good.  Look forward to...
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    Innovation Days 2008

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    The dates for our ISV road show have now been published and we’re coming to a city near you. What? “Get your feet on the ground, head in the clouds” The day will concentrate on important announcements released at October’s Professional Developer...
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    Innovation Days, November 2008

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    We are about to announce our next ISV Innovation Day road show across Australia scheduled for the end of November 2008.  The main theme this year is Software plus Services , which I’m sure won’t surprise many of you.  We’ll be using content...
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    ISV Royalty Operations Webinar

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    We held our ISV Royalty LiveMeeting today with our Asia Pacific Operations Centre (APOC) who went through how to use the tools and how to escalate queries. Thanks Denise for running it. If you need to know what ISV Royalty is, visit the ISV site...
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    TechEd SMB Pre Day

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    I went along to Robbie's Tech Ed SMB pre day today. I know now what Small Business Server and Essential Business Server is! Tomorrow I'll be attending Anna's Software plus Services session in the morning and then various ( ShaneMo's ) UX; Silverlight...
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    Daylight Savings Time of Year

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    Clocks are changing again next month. For me it's a confusing time of year as I always forget and arrive at work either really early or a tad late... The potential problems are more widespread and can have a significant impact on business performance...
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    September 2008 SQL Technical Roll Up

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    Full Technical Roll Up here: http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx Resources SQL – The Next Great Gaming Platform Presentation from GameFest 2008 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid...
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    ISV Royalty LiveMeeting

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    When? Wednesday 10 September 10.30am – 12pm EST Where? via Live Meeting What? Are you an Aussie member of the ISV Royalty Licensing Program and need help understanding the online tools and ordering process? Or are you an Aussie ISV interested in seeing...
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