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  • Blog Post: SLP Services – Where are they now?

    I had written about Software Licensing and Protection (SLP) Services a few years back when it was still a Microsoft product. About a year ago, the product was picked up by startup company based in Dublin, called InishTech , which would take the Software Licensing and Protection (SLP) Services to the...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Ark struggling to find a good developer

    I got an email recently from Emma Pudney, EVP Product Strategy of a new startup called Virtual Ark . I’ve known Emma for ages, going back to the early days of ninemsn and the team from Hostworks in Adelaide. So, when Emma asks for help, I’m going to try and assist. This is the job description --- If...
  • Blog Post: Sydney May23rd - "Windows Presentation Foundation" Community Workshop and Bushfire Appeal

    My old team back in Australia continues to do *great* stuff. One of the cool things they have been doing is the WPF Community Workshop and Bushfire Appeal . A workshop will be held in Sydney on May 23rd , and it looks like there’s still space available. Sounds like a wonderful opportunity to learn stuff...
  • Blog Post: GP Blessed and Anointed!

    Coatsy wrote about Gianpaolo (or as we like to call him, GP) heading downunder back in December - The King is Dead! – Long Live the King! , as did GP himself Crikey... I am moving to Australia . There was even a press release, Gianpaolo Carraro takes up reins of Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark : Sparks New Businesses

    Another big day of announcements. Today, BizSpark has been announced. This a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage software Startups. BizSpark is the result of seven years spent getting feedbacks from ISVs, startups and competitive ISVs. By joining BizSpark , Startups...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft /web : Web AI & Web PI

    There were two announcements from a few weeks back , which may have been missed amidst the news of Azure, Windows 7, etc Microsoft Web Platform Installer The Web Platform Installer Beta (Web PI) provides a single, free package for installing and configuring Microsoft's entire Web Platform, including...
  • Blog Post: PDC2008 - It's on!

    The covers came off the PDC2008 site and registrations are now open. The Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) will be held on October 27 – 30, 2008 in Los Angeles, CA About Agenda Announcements   [RSS] Blog Bling Registration Social And there's PDC2008 goodness all over the interweb...
  • Blog Post: Office Labs. Try. Experience. Discuss. Look. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

    I've been watching our internal office labs for a while now and wondering when it would see the light of day. Well, that day was this week when the covers were taken off the site : http://www.officelabs.com/ There are a few interesting projects up there Community Clips Search Commands SharePointPedia...
  • Blog Post: Will Alister Stay Grumpy with Ray Ozzie?

    I got the following email a while back from Alister Cameron and it's been sitting in my inbox waiting for a response. -----Original Message----- From: alister @ alistercameron.com Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 4:12 AM To: Frank Arrigo Subject: (frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger) : A swipe at your...
  • Blog Post: Barnesy's coming!

    Scott Barnes is heading stateside . He announced his new role as a Product Manager working for the Silverlight team with Brad Becker . Well that didn't take long. It only seems like yesterday when I first hired Scott and he joined the team . Good to see you make the move. The Aussie contingent here ...
  • Blog Post: Bronwen Zande - a new MVP!

    I have been meaning to post this for a few weeks..... My 'buddy' Bronwen Zande was awarded a Live Services MVP Ms. Bronwen Zande , MCSD - Microsoft Certified Solution Developer Bronwen Zande is a Director of Soul Solutions, based in Brisbane, Australia. With over 10 years of software development experience...
  • Blog Post: ParallelFX : Let's uses those CPUs

    Soma posted the news yesterday Parallel Extensions to the .NET FX CTP A wise man told me that this is the next big step evolution for computing platform (just like Win16->32->Managed Code before it) There is also a new Parallel Computing developer center on MSDN: "Microsoft’s Parallel Computing...
  • Blog Post: ODC ?

    ODC , From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ODC may refer to: oDC, an acronym for Opera's DC++, which is a DC++ -based client for the Direct Connect network . Open Database Connectivity Operational Design Criteria the ornithine decarboxylase gene Orthogonal Defect Classification Ozone Depleting Containment...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Software Licensing and Protection Services (SLP Services)

    Earlier this year, Microsoft acquired a company called Secured Dimensions that had unique .NET protection technology along with a licensing server and hosted online service. This has turned into the Microsoft® Software Licensing and Protection (SLP) Services The Microsoft® Software Licensing and Protection...
  • Blog Post: Halo 3 version of Tafiti

    I've been enjoying playing around with Tafiti - a funky silverlight search front-end Well, it's just been updated with a Halo 3 skin. More from Major Nelson and Soma We're all getting into the Halo 3 mode right now. Even the Windows Mobile guys have skins and ringtones on the Windows Mobile Owner's Circle...
  • Blog Post: Partner-TV Australia : It's alive and it's rockin.

    Christian Longstaff has kicked off a wonderful initiative downunder - A little thing he calls Partner-TV Australia Following the success of Channel 9 , ON10 , we now have an Aussie video blog for Partners: Partner-TV Australia . This new blog consists of short videos of fellow Microsoft’ies and partners...
  • Blog Post: 30 New Emoticons for Messenger

    30 New Emoticons for Messenger I'm going to give it a try Technorati tags: Windows Live Messenger , Emoticons
  • Blog Post: TFS Now! - online hosted TFS offering.

    The folks from Readify have launched a new service called TFS Now! Grant Holliday - Announcing Hosted TFS Mitch Denny - TFS Now has been announced! TFS in the cloud - that's just crazy delicious !!! Technorati tags: Visual Studio , TFSNow!
  • Blog Post: PostMix Australia : Follow-up content from Remix Australia.

    Michael Kordahi (aka Delicate Genius ) has been burning the midnight oil, encoding the sessions that were recorded at Remix Australia 07, and today he had a chance to post a few of them Keynote Address (day 1) Rapid Fire Design and Prototyping in WPF Building Rich Web Experiences with Silverlight and...
  • Blog Post: Developing Applications for Small Business (aka look what JasonMcC did!)

    I've been roaming the halls of Microsoft Corporate Campus today. I spent some time with former Australian Platform Evangelist and my buddy Jason McConnell ) He filled me on the project he had been working on for the past few months. Soma blogged about the Small Business Developer Center on MSDN recently...
  • Blog Post: Glass Houses, Stones, Gravity Man, Greg Willis

    The final person hired into the team here in Australia has been Greg Willis , who has taken to blogging like a duck to water. Greg comes on board as an Architect Evangelist, based in Sydney . He has been at Microsoft for a few years , is a "web" guy, can manipulate gravity , and will be covering Software...
  • Blog Post: Coming Soon

    Coming Soon
  • Blog Post: From little things, big things grow

    I have had to make a big decision recently. One that impacts many many people, including my family. I have decided to leave Microsoft Australia and head back to Microsoft Corporate. This means packing up the house, selling the cars, taking the kids out of school and moving across the world. It means...
  • Blog Post: 07/07/07

    Today's the day : http://liveearth.msn.com . On Saturday, 7/07/07, MSN is sponsoring Live Earth, The Concert for a Climate in Crisis . This 24-hour global event will feature more than 150 of the world’s top bands performing on all seven continents, with concerts in Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Istanbul,...
  • Blog Post: CodeCampSA 7th-8th July programme

    I got a note this week from Peter Griffith (no, not the dude from Family Guy) about the upcoming CodeCampSA. Nice to see the SA gang getting into the code camp spirit It's a good mix of local speakers, with a few out of towners. If you're in SA and want to get the good stuff, get along From: Peter Griffith...
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