September, 2009

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About Windows Mobile for Australia

The Windows Mobile for Australia blog is authored and maintained by a team of MS Australia people involved day to day with Windows Mobile.

Core contributors are:

Rick Anderson: Enterprise Mobility Solution Specialist

Peter Brown: Mobility Solution Specialist

Don Kerr: Business Solution Marketing Manager, Mobile Communicaitons Business

Roger Lawrence: DPE Guru

Johann Kruse: Solution Specialist Unified Communications

From time to time we will have guest contriubutors from inside MS, and from our MVP, Partner and hopefully our customer community as well.

 

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    Master CodeMason – the winner is chosen

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    At the Mobility Smackdown session at TechEd Australia we held the final of the Master Codemason competition. All three finalists had won tickets to TechEd, and were present at Smackdown to demo their applications. The three finalists with photo’s from...
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    HTC Snap – ActiveSync setup, if not on Telstra MMES Plans

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    The HTC Snap has been out for a while now through Telstra. The default configuration is set to take advantage of the new flat rate data plans – know as Microsoft Mobile Enterprise Solution (MMES) http://www.telstraenterprise.com/productsservices/mobility...
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    It's official - October 6

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    The latest and greatest version of Windows Mobile, rebranded now as the Windows Phone is going to be officially launched on 6 October according to the windows phone blogsite. http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windowsphone/archive/2009/09/01/windows-phones...
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    Smack!Down 2009 App Demo #2 - Microsoft Tag

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    I love MS's new implementation of tag technology, and there is so much you cam already do with the new Microsoft Tag that you, well, just can't with std QR Codes. Firstly it's pretty hard to find tag reader applications for phones to read 1 or 2D barcodes...
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    Smack!Down 2009 App Demo #1 - Microsoft MyPhone

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    At this year's Top Gear inspired Smack!Down we demonstrated a number of applications that make the Windows Mobile Platform a compelling technology enabler. The first of these is the relatively new, and more importantly, free service from Microsoft: MyPhone...
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    Can You Stomach the Smack!Down?

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    As you can tell from the other videos we’ve released over the week, no other breakout session at TechEd comes close to the energy, interactivity and pure fun, than the Smack!Down. Some (speakers) have commented that it’s not a “real” session, because...
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    TechEd kicks-off: How to win Smackdown entry tags

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    TechEd Australia 2009 is off an running, it was real busy on the expo-floor tonight, it was great to see the Window phone stand getting lots of people dropping by to see what we have on show, and a good crowd at the Intro to Windows Mobile 6.5 session...
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    Windows Phone @ TechEd : HOLs & Interactive Theatres

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    Here is part 2 of answering the question "I want to get across as much of Mobility & Windows Mobile as I can this year, what are the sessions I should attend, and how do they fit together?" Along with the break-out sessions at TechEd, there...
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    Windows phone @ TechEd Australia : The session overview

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    TechEd is nearly on us again and again Mobility (Windows phone, SCMDM, Security, Development) has a strong list of sessions at TechEd 2009 Australia, we wanted to address the question of "I want to get across as much of Mobility & Windows Mobile...
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    Scarcity

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    Scarcity is a well known, and thanks to Social Scientists, proven, characteristic of influence. The scarcer something is, the more people will desire it. I always find it intriguing that in taste tests people actually find the scarcer choice tastier....
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    All the Toys

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    There’s a lot that happens at TechEd in Australia, which to non-geek may seem, well, boring. At least that’s what my wife says. In the Microsoft ecosystem, however, it’s the conference that is chock full of the latest technology. You can get down and...
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    We Aim to Fail

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    In a conversation with someone (outside the tech industry) the other day, I asked the question “Why do you think Microsoft holds events like TechEd at a conference centre like at the Gold Coast?” and his response, no lies, was “Because they want a junket...
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    Are you Ready?

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    In just over a week, thousands of technical experts will converge on the Gold Coast Convention Centre to attend Microsoft TechEd09. But are you ready for the session of sessions?   Rog42   Technorati Tags: Rog42 , Smackdown , TechEd , Microsoft...
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    Master Codemason Competition – The finalists announced

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    The three Master Codemason Competition finalists have been decided, and are all booked for their trip to TechEd next week. We were really impressed by the range of entries we received, covering Lifestyle apps, Music & Video, Business, Utility, Travel...
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