October, 2007

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    'Mix On Campus' is go!!

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    Every year, students and lecturers ask for tickets to Tech.Ed and Remix, and we sadly don't have enough free tickets to go around. My team got to thinking - this was a pretty terrible situation, so I started asking around the Microsoft office in Sydney...
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    'Free legal music downloads for uni students'

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    Just read about Ruckus at Drive:Activated blog. Pretty interesting to see - I'm using last.fm for my free music needs at work, but I can't be around my computer to listen to streaming media all day, so Ruckus looks to be the goods for the mobile music...
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    "Microsoft-related employment is 42% of global IT employment"

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    It's an amazing figure, but true, according to an IDC paper released yesterday. The whitepaper, entitled "The Economic Impact of IT, Software and the Microsoft Ecosystem on the Global Environment ", is a VERY interesting read. Of course, with the paper...
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    Popfly goes into Public Beta

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    As of about 2am this morning Aussie time, Popfly has been releases to public beta ( what is popfly?) . Previously only available to people by invitation only (although everyone I know that 'requested' an invitation during the alpha testing got one), the...
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    Microsoft judged to be OSD compliant?

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    Two of our (i.e. Microsoft's) Shared Source licenses - Microsoft Public License and Microsoft Reciprocal License - have just been deemed to be Open Source Definition (OSD) compliant by OSI. Admittedly, these 2 licenses apply to a fairly specific subset...
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    Students, get Office Ultimate for AU$75 - save around $1100

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    Normally, Microsoft Office 2007 wouldn't find it's way onto my blog. Not that it's not a good product (I use it and IE7 almost non-stop for the 9 or 10 hours a day I'm at work), it's just that, well, Office isn't usually all that newsworthy unless you...
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    Imagine Cup Australia Update - register now for IC08

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    I run Imagine Cup each year in Australia. It's (primarily) a software design competition, and is open to university students worldwide. The prizes are great, students get treated like rockstars and it's all a cracking good time. The following is from...
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    Source code for Microsoft .NET framework libraries to be released

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    As some of you might have noticed already, there's news straight out of Redmond that some .NET source code is being made public with the final release of Visual Studio 2008. Basically, you sign up to a 'Microsoft Reference License', and get to view source...
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    Luke Drumm presents XNA Games Studio at UNSW

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    Luke Drumm's a great guy. And he's also a senior consultant for Readify , who just so happen to be one of the top .NET consultancies and training firms in Australia. Luke's also a game developer hobbyist, and has presented at Tech.Ed and Australian Code...
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    Live Search Engine Updated

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    Knowing that a handful of ex-RMIT academic staff have helped work on the Live Search engine at Redmond, I thought this might be of interest to alot of this blog's regular readers. Good to see Aussie academics are building what is said to be at least as...
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