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    New search filters added in at Live Search

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    Some might argue that I'm easily impressed, but I'm pretty stoked on the new search filters Live Search have just implemented on their image searcch function. Going to http://search.live.com/images , try entering the name of your favourite celeb (or anyone...
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    Can you build Sidebar Gadgets? Are you under 30? Sweet, here have some Vista Ultimate.

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    Si-Mi.com are a relatively new startup coming out of Melbourne , Australia. Melbourne is probably Australia's cultural hub, so it's fitting that a site supporting artists would be based there. Featuring all user-generated content, Si-Mi's motto is "Be...
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    Windows Live @ EDU - reducing systems admin workload in uni's?

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    I've been hearing about one of our new products for education - live at edu - for some time now, but to be honest I hadn't really bothered to read up much on it, but I read the mailcall blog entry about it the other day, which peaked my interest. http...
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    And they said I.T. salaries weren't competitive...

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    Know a little about developing with AJAX ? How does US$200-240k per year sound... http://ajaxian.com/archives/ajax-web-developer-240k-per-year-with-only-one-catch This would be an adventure of a lifetime!
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    Redmond comb Australia (again) to find latest Microsoft Interns

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    Good morning friends! The lovely Carrie Read and Michelle le Cour, Microsoft's U.S graduate recruiting angels, are coming back to our shores later this year to interview students for technical intern roles for students at MS's Redmond headquarters! Be...
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    Channel 8 - New student community site launched on Sunday!

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    Exciting news from the U.S Academic team this week - Channel 8 has gone live! Before anyone gets really excited (as I did) and starts imagining a TV channel dedicated solely to IT students, Channel 8 is not a television station (although that would be...
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    Learn .NET in Second Life

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    A few questions every person should ask themself: - Can a beast with the head of a ram and the body of a man use Visual Studio ? - Is it possible to travel to a tech seminar attended by industry leaders by using levitation? (It's much better than...
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    Imagine Cup Australia Winners

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    Part of my responsibilities in my role with MS is to run the Australian leg of Imagine Cup. It's a worldwide software development competition for uni students, with a variety of prizes and benefits for the students and uni's involved. This year, the finals...
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    Windows 6 month vulnerability reports released

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    Here's a lovely story to tell the Vista fan boys to help them sleep tight at night - the Vista 6 Month Vulnerability reports have been released, and Windows Vista is safer than Mac OSX 10.4, Ubuntu, Novell AND Windows XP. (Gotta love that we've got finally...
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    Australian Imagine Cup software design finalists are announced.

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    Australian Imagine Cup finalists have been announced . Three teams will go to ReMix later this month to duke it out to see who will reign supreme as Australian Imagine Cup champ (aswell as the chance to go on to Korea to compete in the International finals...
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    Lessons learnt in games development degrees

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    Nick Hodge , Microsoft's Professional Geek (yes, that is his actual job title), recently interviewed Ross Brown and Penny Drennan from QUT about lessons learnt from the first ever semester of teaching the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Entertainment...
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    Microsoft 'Faculty Connection'

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    Semester 1 is about to end in Australia - which probably means plenty of you will be flat out marking assignments and planning classes for next semester. Microsoft's Faculty Connection is a site that operates (in conjunction with MSDNAA) to do exactly...
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    Virtual TechEd (for the poor souls who can't make it)

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    Some of the Orlando sessions of TechEd will be available as live webcasts, podcasts and virtual labs at http://www.virtualteched.com/Pages/default.aspx from June 4. Whilst on the topic, passes to the Australian version of TechEd (Gold Coast, Aug. 7...
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    "IBM makes a game out of SOA"

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    I read this on eChannelline.com . Knowing how many students are also hardcore gamers, this could be fantastic in universities: " The game is a 3D action/mystery, where the user has to visualize how going to an SOA will affect different parts of the...
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    Internet architect returns for overhaul

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    From the U.S: "Many researchers want to rethink the internet's underlying architecture, saying a "clean-slate" approach is the only way to truly address security, mobility and other challenges that have cropped up since the internet's birth in 1969...
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    Silverlight illuminates the future for web design!

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    One of the biggest announcements coming out of the ' Mix07 ' web design and developer event in Las Vegas this year was the launch of Silverlight! Aswell as the initial interest generated in Microsoft Expression, Silverlight seems to be THE hot news coming...
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    Imagine Cup and ReMix combine

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    Imagine Cup is the world's premier software design competition for university students. As some of you may be aware, the Australian finals will this year be held in conjunction with ReMix (Melbourne, June 25-26th). As of yesterday, the ReMix Australia...
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    Academic Rates for TechEd... on the Gold Coast!!!

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    2007 TechEd enrolments are open!! It all takes place on the Gold Coast this year, which makes for an even better reason to attend this August. For those who are unfamiliar with TechEd, check out this year's site - this year looks set to be a cracker...
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    Women in CS

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    Hi all. My name is Nick Ellery, and I will be a co-contributor to this blog from hereon in. As a relatively recent addition to the Microsoft team, I sincerely look forward to my charged duties of meeting and working with the academic IT community in Australia...
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    Announcing Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Academic Curriculum

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    The Windows Embedded Academic Program (WEMAP) is proud to announce the availability of academic curriculum around Windows Embedded CE 6.0, “Introduction to Embedded Systems using Windows Embedded CE”. This curriculum is now available for faculty to download...
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    An Innovative Master's Program in Distributed Computing

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    Rajkumar Buyya and Kotagiri Ramamohanarao have written a great article on the Master's Program in Distributed computing offered at The University of Melbourne. "Distributed computing systems and applications are not only changing the face of computing...
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    Australian researchers develop fastest ever wireless link

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    From Queensland Business Review The CSIRO ICT Centre has announced a new wireless system able to send and recieve six gigabytes of information per second. As an example the entire works of Shakespeare could be transmitted over this six gigabit link...
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    Upsurge in IT Courses in Australia

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    "THERE has been a surge in demand from students eager to enrol in information technology courses at university next year. The revival comes after years of falling student interest following the dotcom crash of 2000 that forced many IT companies to...
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    Vista NOW available in MSDNAA

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    The following is from the MSDNAA subscribers download section: Attention MSDN Academic Alliance Members We are pleased to announce that Windows Vista Business Edition is now available here for download! Windows Vista also will be included in your MSDN...
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    Do you need Industry Projects in 2007?

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    We would like to link our Microsoft Partner community with local universities. Do you offer a course which needs projects from industry for students? Let us know and we will let our Partners know. Please send through the details of your course to netoz...
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