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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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    All things to all people?

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    Recently I got my hands on a Samsung i900 , aka the “Omnia” (which is Latin for “all” or “everything”) and I’ll be honest, I had been coveting this device since I first set eyes on it last August. Looking Good What’s not to desire? 5MPx camera with flash...
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    HTC Touch HD – now available from Telstra

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    The HTC Touch HD is now available from Telstra (Australia) on a $150 plan or outright purchase, it’s been a little while but finally it’s here. Highlights of the device: 3.8-inch wide, WVGA (480 X 800 pixel) display offering a cinema experience on the...
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    MDM Integration Guides

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    The Microsoft Services team from the US have updated some of the Technical Guidance for System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 that is available at the TechNet site. The updated guides cover integration of SCMDM with; Existing Web Sites or Microsoft...
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    Opportunity for Microsoft SBS Partners

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    If you’re a Microsoft Small Business Server Partner, there are some special offers through Optus you should let your customers know about. Get started and learn how to make the most of the benefits these mobility solutions offer you and your customers...
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    SWMUG Nostalgia Night - Preamble

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    Tonight, (Tue Jan 13) at the Sydney Windows Mobile Usergroup, we host our annual “Nostalgia Night.” As this is our first meeting of the year, at a time when vendors are showing off the future of technology at Macworld and Consumer Electronics Show, but...
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    SWMUG 2008 Christmas Parte

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    Back in January 2002, 8 intrepid geeks had coffee in a Lindfield Cafe at the inaugural meeting of what was then the Sydney PocketPC Usergroup. Tuesday night saw almost 50 people celebrating the continued success of the group from those humble beginnings...
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    Mobile Application Architecture Pocket Guide

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    If you develop, or want to start developing, Mobile applications for the .NET platform there is an updated Mobile Application Pocket Guide available now from the Microsoft Patterns & Practices site. You can download it here DonK Technorati Tags: ...
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    Sydney Windows Mobile Usergroup Christmas PARTY

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    The Details: When: Tuesday 9 th of December @ 6:15 pm Where: We meet at the Ablaze Grill & Bar @ Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park (formerly Fox  Studios), and then around 7:45 pm we head to the Comedy Store . Tickets are just $40 for members...
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    Communicator Mobile 2007 R2

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    At the Office Communicator Team blog we’ve just released information on the soon-to-be-released Communicator Mobile (aka CoMo) R2 client. Those who have used CoMo 2007 will be happy to know that we have made huge improvements in data consumption and battery...
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    Windows Mobile for Australia

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    How to steal podcasts from a friend Tips and Trick #3 Below is an entry from my buddy Mike Heald that can also be viewed on his site here. We were talking about how to use Microsoft technology to get podcasts onto your Windows Mobile device so you can...
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    Live Mesh for Windows Mobile

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    If you were at TechEd Australia you would have seen a demo/preview of Live Mesh for Windows Mobile. In my blog reading today I came across this posting on msmobiles.com - Live Mesh for Windows Mobile is out of closed-beta. I've been using Live Mesh for...
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    Virtual Earth Map Control 6.2 - New mobile support

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    Chris Pendleton (who authors the " Virtual Earth and Evangelists Blog ") posted information regarding the new Virtual Earth Map Control 6.2 last week. There is a lot of information in his post about enhanced international support, richer data and enhanced...
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    Telephone Recycling

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    Where old phones go! . . ..everyone of these sheep is made from telephones and cords . . check out their feet!!! I was forwarded this series of shots by a friend, and just had to post. The location is not in Goulburn(NSW) even though the display would...
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    Roadtest: Samsung SGH-i780 Windows Mobile Phone

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    There is much hype and hullabaloo about the Apple iPhone right now. You'd think that it was the first mobile phone ever invented, or the one with the most features/functionality, or the best design.... So much so, in fact, that I almost postponed this...
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    Palm Treo Pro - First Smartphone with Telstra Blue Tick

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    Last Thursday Telstra awarded it's Blue Tick to the Palm Treo Pro, the ninth phone, and importantly the first Smartphone to be given this award. the Telstra Blue Tick identifies handsets recommended for rural coverage on the NextG network. Telstra identify...
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    TE08: The Smackdown Finale

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    I'll do a fuller wrap-up of the Smackdown *SMACK!* "HooHa!" later, but I just had to get the little video of the finale competition out. We wrapped up the biggest, and loudest Smackdown "HooHa!" ever held at a public TechEd with a...
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    Smackdown! (*SMACK!*) - Mexican Wave

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    Here's the video I shot with my Treo Pro at Smackdown yesterday.... it was a fun session, and always was rated as one of the most popular sessions at Tech.Ed. More photos and videos from my week of Tech.Ed are at my blog . I love it when a plan comes...
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    Mobility Smackdown *SMACK!* Colonel Decker’s Whereabouts

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    Office on the Beach - notes from the panel

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    I thought I'd post some of the key points that came out of the panel session yesterday. Across the panelists there were some common themes that appeared, here are some of the points I picked up as I was chairing the session (they are not in any particular...
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    Windows Mobile Hands-on Labs - win Smackdown Dog Tags

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    Rog42 told you how to win Dog Tags for Mobility Smackdown (*SMACK*) on Friday. For the first 20 Hands-on-labs completed at TechEd, take your certificate/print out that validates your completion to the Windows Mobile stand to get a Dog Tag - first 20 only...
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    Office on the Beach - Panel members

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    At TechEd Australia 2008 this evening, 5.30pm in Bayside 202/203 is the "Office on the Beach" panel session. The panelist we have lined up for today include; Scott Taylor, General Manager - Rich Mobile Media, Telstra Robin Simpson, Enterprise...
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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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    My romance with the Palm Treo Pro

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    After a lot of whining, begging and stalking DonK, I finally managed to get my hands on a loaner Palm Treo Pro for Tech.Ed next week. I've been using a Treo 750 as my primary device for a little over a year now, so for me this was an exciting moment....
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    Windows Mobile @ TechEd - Security & Common Criteria

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    RickA picked-up that I had missed one session off the TechEd Mobile sessions post - and it's a really important one too. Security & Windows Mobile is always a key discussion point. In March Windows Mobile 5 (+MSFP) and 6 received Common Criteria EAL2...
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