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    TE08: Are Social Networks the new Usergroups?

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    A session asking people “in the know,”about the future of communities. Those who meet in exotic locations, at late nights, and speak arcane languages; those who tweet, and blog, and (well some) Facebook! Do we need to gather together in the same place...
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    TE08: Joe Wilson on Mobility Smackdown

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    Joe, Microsoft’s Senior Director for Academic Evangelism was downunder this week to keynote our hugely successful Student Day. We also managed to keep him around for a couple of days to catch up with our Student Partners, Deans from local universities...
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    TE08: Smackdown – ONE MORE WAY TO WIN

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    There is another way to win at the Smackdown!! *SMACK!!* If you’re not one of the 100 lucky dogtag winners. We’re running another across the whole conference, where people can take a photo of their Windows Mobile experience at TechEd08 . Email the photos...
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    TE08: Dogtags

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    In 2006 it was a high-energy, spirited, spontaneous Mobility Smackdown *SMACK!* off the back of the Microsoft Showcase. Last year we staged Pirates of the Blackberry Curse as a Track Session for the first time ever at a public TechEd to a sell-out crowd...
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    First Video of Surface at TechEd08

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    Here it is, the Surface ready for demo at TechEd08 down in the MSDN Lounge. Come and check it out. R 42 Technorati Tags: TEAU08 , TechEd08 , Cool Tech , Surface
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    First Pics of Surface at TechEd08

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    It’s arrived, it’s here, and ready for unwrapping. If you want to check out and play with Surface, you need to get down to the MSDN Lounge. R 42 Technorati Tags: TechEd08 , Australia , Surface , Cool Tech
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    Embedded Development

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    At Imagine Cup in Paris, for the first time, I had my eyes opened to the power of Embedded Development. Essentially, this is developing a software solution for a prescribed hardware function. Computers running particular functions without the traditional...
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    Winning at TechEd08

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    This year, TechEd is bigger, more energetic, and delivers more choice than ever before. The more I work with Business Groups across Microsoft, the more I hear about their plans to Connect with delegates. There seem to be a lot of competitive games being...
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    Are you the Ultimate Expert?

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    We’re on a quest this year for “The Ultimate Expert” at TechEd08. Is this you? Or do you know that ultimate geek? Perhaps you work with them. Check out Michael Kordahi’s blog for more details, and nominate your expert. R 42 Technorati Tags: TechEd08
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    Announcement: New Academic Evangelist in Australia!!

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    It's been a little while in coming, but I'm very pleased to announce that we have a new Academic Developer Evangelist in Australia. After a rigorous recruiting process, on Monday I offered the role to Andrew Parsons , which he accepted. He popped into...
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    DH{H}: The final countdown…

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    Our epic Demos Happen {Here} competition is rapidly moving to its next phase, the State Finals. In fact there are less than 49 hours (as of this post) left to register an entry. So how does is the competition stacking up? In terms of # of entries by State...
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    More Team SOAK Goodness

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    This morning I had the opportunity to interview with 2 of the inimitable Team SOAK for ABC’s Radio Australia “Innovations” program. The show is likely to go on the air in about a months time across Asia-Pacific. Apparently it’s podcast, so once we have...
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    IC08: Team SOAK on Aussie TV

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    This morning David and Ed, 2 erstwhile members of Team SOAK – you remember, the team of Aussie Students that won the Imagine Cup in Paris a couple of weeks ago – appeared on Channel 10’s 9am with David & Kim . The boys did a great job of describing...
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    Hammertime

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    You've heard about it! I''ve mentioned Hammertime, our boxercise training that has helped me lose 15kgs to date. Well here's a short video of what we do, and some of the crazy people that do it with me. See you there? R 42 Technorati Tags: Rog42 , Hammertime...
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    TE08: Getting Tactile

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    Hear it, See it, Play with it! TechEd as a conference is so much more than it used to be . I mean there's always been the Welcome Event, the Closing Party, and the Track Sessions. Sometimes there have been inspiring Keynotes, and sometimes, well frankly...
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    IC08: Team SOAK from Australia win the coveted Imagine Cup

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    Last week David, Long, Dimaz, and Ed, were four ordinary University Students, from four regular Australian Universities. But these four students are far from ordinary. They won the Imagine Cup! Already there have been press briefings, video interviews...
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    IC08: Imagine Cup 2008 - Will Team SOAK win a place?

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    They presented well. They were creative, clear, and compelling. They were funny, and yet discussed one of the most serious problems facing Australia, and the world, today - efficient water handling in agriculture. But were Team SOAK good enough? The competition...
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    IC08: Imagine Cup 2008 Update – Team SOAK through to Finals!!

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    Team SOAK is winning hearts and minds here in Paris. To date they’ve delivered their presentation some 3 times in the various rounds of competition. Our first goal was to get through the two heats of round one, to be announced as one of 12 teams in the...
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    IC08: Imagine Cup Software Design Semi-Finalists Announced

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    This has to be the best and worst video I’ve ever shot. Best because of the jubilation and extreme emotion (and this is just the first round)!! Worst relates to the quality. Turns out that the Samsung phone, with it’s itsy-bitsy little mic, just isn’t...
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    IC08: Imagine Cup 2008 – Day 1

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    Today was, as they say, a hard working day. One of those days when you focus and get into flow, and if you could, would lose track of time. Which is to say I’m totally knackered right now. Today the competition started. For those in the Software Design...
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    IC08: Imagine Cup 2008 – Day Zero

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    We’ll we all made it to Paris. I got in last night, and Karo arrived with most of the Australian Winners, Team SOAK this morning. Unfortunately, due to a visa mixup, Dimaz will only be arriving on Friday morning – probably a little too late, not to mention...
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    Why I Love the Apple iPhone

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    Mobility is such a widely and disparately understood term. Even within IT. Everyone has a different interpretation of what mobile technology is, and what it means (or doesn't) to them. About the only constants seem to be that: Mobile technology is now...
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    TechEd08 - Mobility Smackdown

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    You've been there, or certainly heard all about it: The Mobility Smackdown ! The session where there are no limits, no noise control, and no PowerPoint! The session where a couple of passionate men (including myself) put a theme and fun into demonstrating...
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    Demos Happen {Here} - Sliverlight Streaming Upgrade

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    Those interested in entering the Demos Happen {Here} Competition all know that a condition of entry is to post your video to http://sliverlight.live.com Our original intent was to enable everyone to stream their video on their own blog, and feature it...
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    R42 New Tech - Dell XPS1730 aka "The Beast" - Part 1 "Procuring"

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    For over 6 months I've been wanting to purchase a personal home computer. My home interests include video editing, and I gave my last laptop to Em (my 18 yr old) for Christmas, before she headed to Uni. So I've been computer-less. Not entirely of course...
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