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    QUT's '60Sox' - linking young talent and industry.

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    This is one for the Aussie web / multimedia / digital arts students. 60sox is a (relatively) new web / social networking site that is aimed specifically at bridging the gaping void that exists when it comes to linking serious creative talent to people...
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    XNA Games Studio events in Sydney and Melbourne

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    Probably shouldn't be blogging this because it could cannibalise my 'Mix On Campus' events which also feature XNA Games Studio sessions, but what they hey, it's all good stuff. Nic Fillingham (Microsoft "Enthusiast Evangelist") is back in town from...
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    News just in - Aussie Imagine Cup entrants can win a job...

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    Cross posting from my Imagine Cup Australia blog: BIG news for Imagine Cup 2008 - Software Design category entrants in Australia can actually win a job... :D Readify are arguably Australia's top .NET developer firm. They are also into giving...
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    Sidebar Gadget competition winners - "Sidebar Named Desire"

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    Ever thrown one of those parties where you feel like you've completely failed and no one RSVP'd and you were generally just down on yourself over the whole deal? No? Oh, er, well me neither then (ahem)... My "Sidebar Named Desire" Sidebar Gadget...
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    Free web developer event in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

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    Long time readers of this blog will know that 'Mix On Campus' has been talked about for quite some time now - if you haven't already registered, you can do so at http://mixoncampus.spaces.live.com . Well the speaker schedule for all 3 cities is finally...
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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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    Microsoft Student Group on Facebook

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    Can't believe I didn't pick this one up earlier... http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2204598839 The group has 17,000 members too.
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    Students, get your resume on 'roids - join Microsoft Student Partners.

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    One for the students... Statistics show, employers prefer graduates who display (amongst other things): Interpersonal and Communication Skills (written and oral) Activities – includes both intra and extra curricular Passion/Knowledge of Industry...
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    Microsoft Research request for proposals for 'Cellphone as a Platform for Healthcare'

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    Microsoft Research has announced a new worldwide Request for Proposals (RFP): Cellphone as a Platform for Healthcare. Submission deadline The RFP due date is October 29, 2007 , Noon, PDT (-8 UTC/GMT) Awards The total amount available...
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    Silverlight 1.0 RTW and Silverlight for Linux - "Moonlight"

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    Great Silverlight news coming out of Microsoft Press Pass A) " Microsoft Corp. today released to the Web (RTW) Silverlight™ 1.0, a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering richer user experiences on the Web. Silverlight significantly reduces...
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    Expression Studio now available in MSDN-AA

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    2 major recent changes with MSDN AA First up, there is now a second MSDN AA subscription called Designer AA to compliment the 'traditional' subscription (now called Developer AA). It's a trimmed down version of the original MSDN AA subscription, tailored...
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    So what are young I.T grads really worth?

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    I'd like to think the answer is "ALOT". Here's proof - 18 of the 100 entries in BRW's 2006 Young Rich list coming from the tech sector! But you need more proof than that to convince people. As such, I was skulking around the net looking for some stats...
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    Students always miss out on the good events...

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    Students always miss out on the good events. It's true - Tech.Ed , ReMix etc are almost always too expensive for students to afford unless we send them as Microsoft Student Partners . Sure, a lecturer might get the odd invite to these events as special...
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    Announcing XNA Games Studio 2.0

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    In my travels to various universities, a few people (students and academics alike) have commented on some of the 'missing' capabilities of XNA Express - stuff they'd like to see or thought was a bit of an omission. Some of these points were warranted...
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    Microsoft Live Search's principal development manager presenting at RMIT

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    Lock this one in your diaries.... Hugh Williams was an RMIT associate professor . He is now Live Search's principal development manager at our Redmond, Seattle HQ. Hugh will be back in Melbourne to present at his alma mater on September 20th to talk about...
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    Windows OS Kernel for Australian Academics

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    I have in my hot little hands around 30 copies of the " Windows Academic Program" CD. It's a special kit coming out of our Redmond HQ that's meant for teachers (and researchers) of operating system units in tertiary institutions. Oh, what a package it...
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