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  • Blog Post: Tweeting on the go...

    I'm a big fan of twitter . Been tweeting for over a year . I Tweet from my desktop, I Tweet from my phone, I Tweet at work, I Tweet at home. (sounds like a line from Dr. Seuss ) On my phone I normally use the mobile client page or plain old sms. Recently Steve Clayton put out his wishlist for Twitter...
  • Blog Post: When good signs go bad

    As I walked out of the lift this morning, I saw... I couldn't resist. See my early post - Sign O' the Times - Digital Signs - for the back story Technorati tags: Microsoft Australia [ Current Listening to : Rock the House by Gorillaz from Gorillaz ]
  • Blog Post: Wonderful WPF Apps: Notescraps

    Tim Sneath is doing a series of posts about great WPF applications , and his #8 caught my eye Great WPF Applications #8: NoteScraps I love this little application: it's a joyous example of how the subtle use of WPF can add greatly to an application experience. NoteScraps is a handy little tool for jotting...
  • Blog Post: does the F12 button do something to someone else's computer ?

    Good to see Bill Gates on The Daily Show last night. It was a funny interview and I loved it when Bill just got up and walked off after the interview, and then Jon's reaction - Classic! Bill Gates on the Daily Show Bill Gates appearance on the Daily Show promoting Microsoft Windows Vista and discussing...
  • Blog Post: Wonderful WPF Apps : Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista

    Shane Morris (and others ) point to the Yahoo! Messenger on WPF! demo featured on 10, which was shown at CES. Michael Coates has done a stellar job at bringing all the news together about this in a series of recent posts Next-Generation Yahoo Messenger More on that cool Yahoo Messenger, built in WPF...
  • Blog Post: Sign O' the Times - Digital Signs

    It started as an idea many many months ago - (looking though my email, back in Apri!) I had seen a blog post from a local company about the new digital sign platform that had developed and deployed and thought we should do a similar thing here in the Microsoft office. A plan was hatched. Meetings were...
  • Blog Post: Chinswing : Another Aussie Doing Cool Stuff

    I got the following email on the weekend from a reader. -----Original Message----- From: samuel lai Sent: Sunday, 10 December 2006 8:44 PM To: Frank Arrigo Subject: (frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger) : Thought you might be interested in this ASPX site Importance: High Hi Frank, First of all, love...
  • Blog Post: w00t - Egress v3.0.0 is out

    Egress is the application I use to read RSS feeds directly on my PocketPC. Just spotted this - Egress version 3.0.0 is finally released ! What's new: Major UI redesign including dpad seek. Click dpad-right or left to move to the next or previous channel. Click and hold dpad-right...
  • Blog Post: Zapr: Meeting Followup

    I had a coffee and a chat with the charming Michael Liubinskas , CMO for Zapr . I have a couple of follow-up items, which I think may be of use for other web 2.0 startups Microsoft EmpowerISV http://www.microsoft.com/australia/partner/isvanddevelopers/empowerprogram/default.aspx...
  • Blog Post: What apps can I use to follow the World Cup 2006

    Over the weekend, I wanted to find an app for my i-mate K-JAM to allow me to follow the World Cup 2006 results wherever I am. I found a bunch of apps. Most of the descriptions were woeful and many didn't have trials, so I bought them all to test. $30 dollars later (give or take), here's my quicky...
  • Blog Post: Talking to Designers - We have a lot to learn

    Yesterday we hosted a session on Microsoft's web technologies to a group of "Interactive Designers". The Agenda looked a bit like this Frank Set the Scene Chuck Expression Web Designer ASP.NET v2 Personalisation Windows Forms (ClickOnce) Andrew Atlas...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Football (Soccer) Scoreboard Gadget for World Cup 2006

    Cool download that James spotted . Microsoft Football (Soccer) Scoreboard Gadget for World Cup 2006 Overview Follow your favorite teams and players during the FIFA World Cup tournament with Microsoft Soccer Scoreboard. This fun program allows you to access all the latest tournament...
  • Blog Post: Learn how to create classic arcade games using Express

    Those wacky folks at Coding4Fun have really outdone themselves this time. They have kicked off a series focusing on those classic arcade games we all grew up with, and how to develop them using Express Learn how to create classic arcade games using Express The year was 1972, bell bottoms were all...
  • Blog Post: WiFi Fun with WiFiFoFum

    I found a really cool app called WiFiFoFum which I had to install on my K-Jam. It's the best WiFi scanner and war driving software for Pocket PC 2003 and Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC and Smartphone edition AND it uses the latest features of .net compact framework v2. This thing just rocks. ...
  • Blog Post: SNARF, the Social Network and Relationship Finder

    I've been SNARFed this weekend. I downloaded the MSR application called SNARF (Social Network and Relationship Finder). Microsoft Research’s Community Technology presents SNARF, the Social Network and Relationship Finder. SNARF was built around the notion that social network information that...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Ink To-Do Starter Kit

    Hmmm, this might be handy for my yet to be scoped side project Download the Mobile Ink To-Do Starter Kit This Visual C# and Visual Basic .NET Starter Kit is a complete Mobile PC and Tablet PC application. The starter kit contains a semi-transparent form for taking notes and keeps your notes synchronized...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Technical Seminar : October 25 2005

    **UPDATE** - The dates & venue have changed: Monday November 14 – Sydney, Microsoft Theatres, North Ryde Wednesday November 16 – Melbourne, Microsoft Seminar room, South Yarra. --------- Back in December , we held a Windows Embedded Seminar for Windows CE & XP in the Sydney office...
  • Blog Post: For Sale : Sauce Reader RSS reader product with source code

    The locally developed Sauce Reader is for sale on ebay . I blogged about this app 12 months ago . Now, the source code is for sale . Introduction Sauce Reader is a powerful and highly regarded RSS reader and weblog posting application. Basic Facts Sauce Reader is an RSS reader and...
  • Blog Post: Sensis deploys 400 Tablet PCs

    I spotted this article last night, while I was catching up on my email. Sensis is a leading Australian advertising and search company, owned by Telstra . They are the folks responsible for the White Pages & Yellow Pages , as well as Citysearch , Trading Post and WhereIs , and the recently launched...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn Loves RSS! : All aboard for an exciting ride

    The blogosphere is abuzz from the Microsoft announcements at Gnomedex 5.0 , relating to Longhorn, IE7 and RSS . Robert Scoble has done a good job as the human aggregator to summarise some of the reactions on the news . I expect to get a call on monday from management to explain what this all means...
  • Blog Post: NZ Developer AMBIENT DESIGN is No 1 Worldwide in Microsoft Tablet PC Contest

    Those wacky kiwis are working themselves up into a lather - they didn't win the recent test series against Australia , but one of their local software development companies have won a worldwide contest for building applications for the Tablet PC . Auckland-based (Waitekere) Ambient Design Ltd , creator...
  • Blog Post: Avalon developer preview ships on MSDN

    Chris Anderson , who is an architect on the Avalon team, announced on Friday that Avalon has shipped a new developer preview to MSDN subscribers .What is really really cool is that Avalon is going to ship on Windows XP, Windows 2003, AND Longhorn. From the MSDN developer center ......
  • Blog Post: Updated Aussie .NET Blogger OPML

    I'm just catching up on bloggers who want to be added to the Aussie .Net Blogger OPML , as well as some folks who have changed hosts in the past few months So, we now have Garry , Malcolm Groves & Eddie De Bear added to the list, with Angus Logan and David Kean having their details updated...
  • Blog Post: .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3 Beta

    Jonathan Wells writes about the .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3 Beta The Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework Product Team would like to invite you to participate in their beta program for 1.0 Service Pack 3. To sign up, please use this special Guest Account below to access a nomination survey...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed Australia - Sneak Preview of Smart Client Track

    More previews. We have seen Developer , Data & Architect tracks. Now, let's look at Smart Client. Introduction to Windows Forms and including "What's new for Whidbey" Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office version 2005: Building Office Solutions with Managed Code Advantages...
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