Microsoft Australia's Rog42

Communication -> Connections -> Relationships

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    Blogging on an aeroplane

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    Even on my amazingly light and compact Toshiba R500, this is eminently possible in Economy on a long-haul flight. Eminently inconvenient on a short-haul flight. My display is dangerously jammed up against the reclined seat ahead, the keyboard angled over...
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    Heroes Happen Launch - Adelaide

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    We're in Adelaide, and it's HOT, HOT, HOT!!! Not only with the launch, but also the weather. 11th consecutive day of +35 deg C temperatures. Walking outside is like peering into a furnace. The summer that Sydney missed. Those of you following our exploits...
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    Wide Awake Developers: Steve Jobs Made Me Miss My Flight

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    I caught this blog as commented on Guy Kawasaki's Truemors Site. Not only do I empathise, I too have been a participant in the current US "war against terror" as conducted through Airport Security (check out this blog ), but I had to laugh....
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    Coming to Fruition

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    Some years ago, circa 2005, when I was an Infrastructure Consultant with MCS, I went with our Mobility Solution Specialist, Rick Anderson, down to Canberra to talk Defence about Windows Mobile 5. Back then we spoke about being evaluated by the DSD (Defence...
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    Adelaide here I come

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    It's been a hugely eventful week (check out what happened to our family last night) for me. Not least of which has been trying to come to grips with the Keynote Demo for the Adelaide Wave Launch. But most of us arrive tomorrow and have a jam-packed agenda...
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    How Twitter makes it real

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    Another great article giving thoughtful consideration to this technology. I must admit, I personally find twitter more compelling than Facebook. BBC NEWS | Technology | How Twitter makes it real The author puts in an interesting thought about how Twitter...
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    Camera 'looks' through clothing

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    Just read this article, which is intriguing. Yet another example of Sci-Fi becoming Sci-Fact in my lifetime. BBC NEWS | Technology | Camera 'looks' through clothing Also just listened to a podcast with Johnny Lee , doing amazing things with the Wii Remote...
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    Biggest Loser - Week 7

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    So I was disgruntled with my poor fare over the last two weeks and have really kicked up my game. This seems to be working with a healthy 1.3kg loss this week. This brings me to a total of 4.2kgs down, and a current weight of 104.4kg . Still not trending...
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    We didn't get it....

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    Many of you will have heard of the Imagine Cup . The prestigious design and development competition for University Students. This is a massive competition, endorsed by UNESCO , with over 10 categories and teams from some 53 countries entering. Each country...
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    Still Undecided about Vista? Missed the Virtual Roundtable?

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    Watch the on demand replay! Microsoft Technical Fellow and desktop guru Mark Russinovich recently hosted a live, interactive virtual roundtable broadcast on Windows Vista adoption and deployment. Mark and a panel of independent industry experts and IT...
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    Great minds

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    This evening I watched the Guy Kawasaki & Steve Ballmer Keynote , to discover that SteveB uses the same laptop as I do... That's right, the Toshiba Portege R500 (a.k.a. the "Rapier") Check out the Keynote, and watch Steve interact with Guy...
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    An amazing week for Mobility

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    Well, when they said the announcements at Mix08 would blow us away, they weren't wrong.... I'm excited about all of the mobility announcements. It's clear that the Internet, Social Networking, and Gen "C" is combining and extending to the most...
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    MIX08 - my interests

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    It seems half of our team is at Mix08 in Las Vegas (which somehow sounds a little better than Seattle - can't put my finger on it) and I'm actually excited about this event. Probably for the first time ever. I mean, I'm always interested, but this time...
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    Where will Windows Mobile take you?

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    No, no, this is not about the Windows Mobile 6 campaign, which could take you to one of the wonders of the world... Rather it's about the i-mate Ultimate promotion * As quoted by i-mate: i-mate’s Ultimate experience – call for applicants i...
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    Slice thinly now

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    Anyone seen the IE8 Readiness Toolkit yet? I believe it's all about Web Slices... R 42
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    Sharepoint in SA (South Australia)

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    Loving all the work that Daniel Brown and his compadre's are doing around Sharepoint in Adelaide. This month, apart from taking part in the Heroes Happen Launch (shameless plug), they're hosting a Networking Event at the Pasta Palace. If you are in Adelaide...
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    More Mobile Goodness

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    The news tonight is Microsoft and Nokia have made a surprising deal to use Silverlight on the Nokia handsets ... wow that will see lots of quick adoption. Thanks to James McCutcheon our Mobility MVP, of J3 fame for that tidbit... R 42
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    Heroes Happen Launch - Take Two

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    So I'm here at Melbourne with the second iteration of the Heroes Happens Launch, and if anything, I'm enjoying it more than Sydney. Last week I spent much of my time chatting to our MVP's, Usergroup Leaders and customers. And although I've been meeting...
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    MS Biggest Loser weeks 5 and 6

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    It's been a couple of weeks since I blogged about this. Yep, Launch Road Shows will do that to you. So how're we going, last week the seven of us weighed in at 802.6kg!! Oh, so close. This week, we're at 796.6kg Yee-ha!! We've dropped below the 800kg...
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    Impressions of a Launch Event

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    This is not my first launch whilst working for Microsoft. There's been Windows Vista, Exchange 2007, and a while back the 2005 Ready Launch (Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005). And Microsoft launches are certainly not new to me in my career. I was there...
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    Heroes Happen {Here}

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    So I'm at the launch event, ready to rock, but I thought I'd blog (initially at least) on a slightly different spin to the launch of Windows, SQL, and Visual Studio 2008. That is interoperability with the Open Source Communities: We have a campaign for...
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    Biggest Loser Week 4

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    I know, I know, I've been lax in posting my (our) progress. Apologies for that, something about access to the numbers of the team, and a set of scales whilst I was in the USA. But I'm back now, and here's how things stand. The overall team weight is currently...
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    It's a great time to be a student

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    I've long believed that people, on the whole, follow two principles: In general, they wish to do the right thing Overall they'll follow the path of least resistance Which is why if you're a student, and wish to develop software, but can't afford to buy...
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    Ask the Experts

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    On Wednesday evening we had the regular TechReady "Ask the Experts" and Games night. Due to absolutely no planning on my part, I ended up at the SQL Integration Services table. Boy, what a bunch of features are coming down the pipe in SQL2008...
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    Anything's Possible

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    Talk about inspiring!! This morning our keynote was from Michio Kaku , a Theoretical Physicist and Futurist. We looked into advances in wearable computing, from glasses, to clothes, jewellery even. In a world where the average silicon chip costs less...
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