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  • Blog Post: Berno's off to India for the Imagine Cup

    Our hard working intern Berno has been kicking a bunch of goals recently. As a result, some good kharma is flowing his way, and he is escorting the Australian Imagine Cup winners to India for the Imagine Cup final . Berno , please blog frequently. I am keen to know what's going down...
  • Blog Post: TFS is here, baby!

    Soma has the news - Team Foundation Server is now here! Our walkabout companion , Rob Caron , has even has photos " Rick LaPlante announces Team Foundation Server to ship tomorrow (March 17th) and that it'll be available for download within 3 -5 days. " Phew - We kept telling everyone it would...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions at Atomic Live

    We had a small kick off for the Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions at Atomic Live 2005 . Dan Fernandez came down to do a few sessions, together with Dave Glover Our awesome Student Ambassadors , Scott Savage & Geomayra Silva , gave us a hand on the booth.. Scott even took photos . Thx for your...
  • Blog Post: The Last 30 days : Where's Frank Been.

    The marks on the maps show where I have been in the last 30 days. I have been using Plazes to track my location . It's a really neat service. Sofitel Brisbane / AU / Brisbane Duxton Hotel, Perth / AU / Perth Microsoft WA / AU / Perth Qantas Lounge, T3 Sydney / AU / Mascot Casa...
  • Blog Post: What day is it?? What town am I in? Have I got any clean clothes left?

    This week has been a blur. I've gpne from Sydney to Perth, then from Perth to Brisbane. Perth's Community launch was on Monday evening. To be honest, we didnt have the crowds that we had come to expect, but what it meant was we had quality talk time with all the attendees. I got to meet some of the...
  • Blog Post: Canberra was Ready! Perth & Brisbane next on the Tour

    Wednesday night saw the community launch in Canberra, with a bunch of folks I hadn't seen since TechEd 2004 . We even had some turn up in true geek rock mode - Geoff Appleby rocked , as the photo shows. He was a worthy recipient of Tablet Guy . A few of the local Canberra bloggers have written...
  • Blog Post: Sydney has VSLive!, Canberra get Ready to Rock

    VSLive! has kicked off in Sydney today. The first day of VSLive is also the Business Launch day . Talk about overloading the event calendar! Our special guest keynote speaker was David Treadwell , Corporate Vice President, .NET Developer Platform, Developer Division (I notice that he has a blog , but...
  • Blog Post: Melbourne Rocked too. Sydney and Canberra You're next!

    I've returned home, following the Ready Launch in Melbourne. The Melbourne Community Launch saw the who's who of the local sql server & dev community. For some reason the karaoke wasn't as popular as it was in Adelaide. Maybe the Melbourne folks are a bit shy. However, we did see some creative...
  • Blog Post: Adelaide Rocked! Melbourne are you Ready?

    The last few days have seen the Ready Tour kick off in Adelaide. The community launch saw the local luminaries join in our "Karaoke madness", with a number of folks confirming that IT *is* the industry for them. At the Business launch , I had lots of questions from the attendees, but it really...
  • Blog Post: What is this Community Launch Thing?

    I'm sitting in the Adelaide office , about to head out to the the community launch here, and I've been asked by folks what this is all about. Well, it's pretty simple - we have a fantastic collection of user groups around the country, and we want to use this time to acknowledge the folks who have...
  • Blog Post: Tablet Guy Downunder and Ready!!

    The Tablet Guy has come to town and he is joining me on the Ready Tour Community Launches I have one to give to the best Geek Rocker in each city , so see you there! [ Currently Playing : Jingle Bells/Jingle Bell Rock - Hollyridge Strings - Ultra-Lounge Christmas Cocktails (05:15) ]
  • Blog Post: Well, Wellington Rocked! So, Australia get Ready!

    I went along to the Connect '05 event in Wellington on Wednesday. This was the first of the launch activities across Australia and New Zealand. I didn't get a chance to attend all the sessions, but I was able to stick me head into one or two and saw people standing in the aisles. It looked like a...
  • Blog Post: Ready for Community Launch?

    ** Updated the Adelaide Venue ** All the boys are excited about the upcoming tour - Andrew Coates , Dave Glover , Michael Kleef and Dave "Mo" Lemphers all have a story to tell about it. Here's where the team will be and when: Date Event Time Location Registration ...
  • Blog Post: Off to Wellington NZ, in search of the Zephyrometer

    I'm about to head out to Wellington, NZ for a few days. I'm taking part in a workhop with other members of the team, as well as catching up with the NZ DPE boys that are part of my extended team - Darryl Burling , Nigel Parker & Nathan Mercer . I'm also planning on getting along to the Wellington...
  • Blog Post: Perth CoP VS2005 Launch : November 16th

    The gang in Perth are so excited about VS2005, they are putting on a day of VS2005 Bliss . So if you are a Perth based developer wanting to get started with VS2005, read on and drop Nick an email. November 16th All-day Event - VS 2005 Launch With the release of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Adam Cogan : Ready to Migrate

    Check out this poster that has been used for the Ready Launch which features Australian Regional Director, Adam Cogan The quote reads: "We just migrated 11,000 pages of 1.1 ASP.NET to 2.0. We're taking advantage of all the menu controls, all the login providers, all the master ...
  • Blog Post: Get MSDN Universal Now! (and save over $10,000 on VSTS)

    The next MSDN Flash is going out this week, and one thing I noted is the special offer currently running for MSDN Universal. (All Pricing is in Aussie Dollars) For a limited time purchase a 12 month MSDN Universal Subscription for $3894 (RRP). You will receive updates as they are released for...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming important dates leading up to VS2005 Launch

    Here are some key dates, as we get closer to the launch of Visual Studio 2005 & SQL Server 2005 31 Oct 2005 20 percent discount on FPP MSDN Subscription upgrades, renewals and purchases ends 7 Nov 2005 Global product release of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server...
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