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    Highlander to be re-made

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    Slightly off topic but sci-fi enthusiasts, like myself, will be pleased to read the following Scotsman report : "the original film is to be remade, featuring a £25m budget, stars of the calibre of Ewan McGregor and James McAvoy, Scottish locations and...
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    Getting my head around Live Mesh

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    If you are a developer then you need to see Live Mesh . I also recommend PDC 08 (I have previously been to PDC 03 and 05 but will miss this one - no longer in full time dev role) :( I joined up to the mesh (Tech Preview) a few weeks ago thanks to Yuri...
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    The Velcro Organisation

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    Neal Cross, Angus Logan and crew have been creating a small business banking reference site. As part of a sequence of videos I created one on advice for the small business in data privacy. Here are my notes: Initial steps Encourage staff to learn multiple...
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    Security White Papers

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    Here’s a great collection of security white papers focused at FSI and Professional Services industries. Electronic Signature Assurance and the Digital Chain-of-Evidence Enabling Secure Collaboration for Professional Services Firms Establishing the...
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    Windows Live Messenger Facebook Application

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    A few weeks back, Microsoft released the Windows Live Messenger Facebook Application .  Members of Facebook can chat with their friends using this application that runs on the Facebook site. T he application also shows the WL Messenger online presence...
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    Help Aussie kids learn

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    Help Microsoft raise $100,000 for the Smith Family’s Learning for Life program, to help Aussie kids get the education they need for a brighter future. From May 15 2008, for every short Microsoft® Office 2007 Charity demo that is viewed, Microsoft...
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    World Wide Telescope Announced

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    As discussed here: http://www.itwire.com/content/view/18174/53/ You can now see the world wide telescope from Microsoft Research: http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/experienceIt/ExperienceIt.aspx Using Microsoft’s Visual Experience Engine technologies...
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    Constant Partial Attention (CPA).

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    Loved this email from Andrew May today. Andrew gave Microsoft some great performance coaching tips based off of his apparent many years supporting athletic and business professionals Have you ever had one of those days when you return home and friends...
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    BizTalk Server 2006 R2 BAM

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    Uploaded the full document here: http://cid-ae675263055adfd1.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Microsoft%20Products/BizTalk%202006%20R2/BAM_Infrastructure.pdf
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    Windows Mobile Weekend Reading

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    After fixing up a couple of user issues with my two BlackJack II devices: 1) locking would stop the media player  - fixed by changing options on playback not to pause on other applications running (obvious) 2) Volume - fixed not by side earphone...
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    Photosynth on CSI

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    Photosynth is a software technology preview from Microsoft Live Labs and the University of Washington that analyzes digital photographs to build a three-dimensional point cloud of a photographed object. (wikipedia) I blogge about it before, but it seems...
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    Live Maps Birds Eye of Sydney

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      Peter Ulm, who now looks after Virtual Earth etc. in Australia, walked me through some new features in live maps a couple of weeks back. Both impressed by the technology and Peter's passion I decided I would (finally) blog about it. It surprised...
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    TechPoint Newsletter Financial Services Headlines

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    Tim Dawson, our local Financial Services Industry Manager, has kindly been providing me with some headlines for a newsletter I post to my financial services customers. I thought I would share some of them, as they are really quite interesting. Offshoring...
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    Xobni - Changing my email etiquette & work practices

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    As Xobni is re-indexing its throwing up some nice little quotes.   I realised I never blogged about Xobni prior. Thanks to Michael Kordahi for the link from his blog. Are you drowning in email? Xobni is an add-in to Outlook that analyses email sent...
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    PopFly Game Creator - Wow

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    I revisted PopFly this weekend. It now contains a game creator .... which may help in a Silverlight Charity game we were thinking of making. Naturally I will be struggling to justify this to our team at work for a business case. I am thinking that the...
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    Testing new gadgets

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    I've been playing with VoIP at home and adding to my media Center. Admittedly it wasn't as good as the display Rick Anderson (SSP for mobility) had at a recent Global Mobile briefing. I personally liked the new Samsung pocket PC format, however didn't...
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    What to do with nostalgic techy T shirts?

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    I have an abundance of technical T-shirts that I have received from various conferences. As they are largely unbearable (uber geek) I am left with the dubious decision what to do. Naturally they are nostalgic and "prove" you were there, but most often...
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    Thoughts on when to ESB

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    I haven't been wholly convinced by the whole ESB motivation. Andy Reay, colleague and Microsoft Architect, wrote to me recently in response. I really liked his reply so I quote it here with his permission I see corporate wanting the following capabilities...
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    .net 3.5 - my recent presentation resources

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    Yesterday I presented to one of my financial services customers in the city on an overview of what's new from 2.0 to 3.5. The audience was a mixture of project managers, developers and architects. I thought I would post some of the content and sources...
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    Self actualisation

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    In a recent conversation with Roger Lawrence , we talked about being more effective when under pressure. One argument is if working effectively and when at the top of Maslow's hierarchy of needs, self actualisation can help. People that have reached self...
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    Twitter and Microsoft Open Source Heroes

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    Some time ago (over a year!) I checked out TwitterEarth . Scared by the experience I thought "I haven't got time for this rubbish". Then my good friend and colleague Roger Lawrence started writing entries from his mobile when I caught up with him - with...
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    BizTalk 2006 R2

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    I've been talking to a number of customers about BizTalk 2006 R2. Its apparent there is some general misunderstandings about what is BizTalk, but I think its largely because the framework and tools extend beyond the original B2B and EAI roles. Still I...
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    ie8 in beta

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    Web slices (think context sensitive right click-able options) and web activities (fixed web pages docked with event notification) http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/ie/ie8/readiness/NewFeatures.htm Definitely worth watching the videos...
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    Microsoft Unveils New Interoperability Principles

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    Following recent shared source a new announcement was made today: Broad-reaching changes to Microsoft's technology and business practices will increase the openness of its products and drive greater interoperability and opportunity across the IT community...
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    N1 Modem wars

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    After some investigation I decided to go for the Belkin N1 Wireless Modem Router at home. Compared to the vanilla (but VOIP) modem I purchased two years ago (another Belkin from iinet) when ADSL 2+ first came to Australia (F1PI241EGau) the new device...
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