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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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    Windows Marketplace update

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    Todd Brix from the Product team in Redmond has posted an update on the countdown to launch for Marketplace on Oct 6 (US time) – check it out here http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windowsphone/archive/2009/09/30/windows-marketplace-update-countdown-to...
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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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    How to win a TechEd ticket

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    With TechEd Australia all sold out there's still a way for you to win a fully paid ticket to TechEd Australia on the Gold Coast (with 3 nights accom & flights)!  Enter the Master Codemason Competition Simply submit your Windows Mobile app concept...
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    Debug Days – Rego’s now open

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    Timing is close we know so here are the rego links for next weeks Debug Days – all start @ 4.30pm at the Microsoft office in each location. Brisbane – Monday 10th : Level 9, 1 Waterfront Place, Brisbane . Sydney – Tuesday 11th: 1 Epping Road, North Ryde...
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    Codemasons’ Debug Days are coming – next week!

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    Next week we will be holding a series of events to help developers get their application development moving for Windows Mobile 6.5 and into Marketplace. These Debug Days will be held from 4.30pm till 9pm on; Monday August 10th – Microsoft Brisbane...
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    Codemason Competitions Launched

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    We have just opened two competition for developers in Australia, with the opportunity to win great prizes, all for getting your great concept for a Windows phone application. Here���s information for them both; 1. Master Codemason Competition For developers...
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    Click-to-join conference in CoMo

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    We have released an update to Communicator Mobile that introduces some new capabilities, the best of which IMHO is “click-to-join” for OCS R2 conferencing (i.e. audio conferences and LiveMeetings).  There is no longer any need to dial the # and look...
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    Reminder – Jumpstart #3, this Friday

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    Don’t forget to register for Jumpstart #3, to learn about Widgets. The Live Meeting starts @ 1pm on Friday, So grab some lunch, your favourite beverage, and get ready to learn. Get insight into the Widgets platform for Windows Mobile 6.5 and discover...
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    Windows Mobile 6.5 – Dev Training : Jumpstart Live Meeting #3

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    Registration for #3 in the Codemason’s Guild Live Meeting Series (Jumpstart) is open. Friday July 31st at 1pm is the 3nd in our series of Live Meetings to help Australian developers get started developing for Windows Mobile 6.5 – and to get those apps...
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    Codemasons’ Guild – Jumpstart Live Meeting #2 Q&A

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    Last Friday James McCutcheon , Dave Glover & I (DonK) hosted the second in the Codemasons’ Guild Jumpstart series. If you want to review the first two LiveMeetings or look at either for the first time – head to www.codemasons.com.au , Jumpstart #1...
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    Jumpstart Live Meeting #2 – today 1pm

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    Don’t forget the second in the Codemasons’ Guild Jumpstart Live Meeting series takes place today, 1pm. If you haven’t registered already, then head to http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/InviteOnly.aspx?EventID=69-37-B7-CD-C8-36-0B-BE-A3-7D-8A-9E-99-94...
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    Marketplace announcements

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    Overnight (Oz time) the Marketplace team made some significant announcements at Worldwide Partner Conference; Application Submission Opens on July 27th: Windows Marketplace will open for application submissions from 29 supported countries July 27. Windows...
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