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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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    Daylight Savings – readying your WM phone

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    For many of us in Australia we heading to the end of Daylight Savings, and in many states the end of DLS changed last year, here is the latest summary information as published on http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/dst_times.shtml ...
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    Windows Marketplace for Mobile – Open for Developer registration

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    Back at Mobile World Congress in February, Steve Ballmer announced Windows Mobile 6.5 and a set of complementary Services – MyPhone and Windows Marketplace for Mobile. The Marketplace is now open for Developer registration – this enables you to register...
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    HD2 has landed – Grab a great deal

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    It’s finally here!! HTC’s HD2 has landed in Oz, and will be officially available thru Telstra & their dealers from tomorrow Tuesday January 19th! All T-Life stores will have live HD2s in-store, so visit your local store to check it out. The HD2 is...
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    HTC HD2 – Coming in January, enter for a chance to win!

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    The HTC HD2 is coming to Oz, in January, and you have a chance to win 1 of 5! If you’re keen for what CNET describe as " a Windows Mobile phone like we've never seen before ”, then click the link below to enter – you just register your interest and...
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    My Phone – public beta now open

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    In an earlier post ( Windows Marketplace for Mobile – Open for Developer registration ) I touched on two services that were announced in February in conjunction with Windows Mobile 6.5. One being Windows Marketplace for Mobile and the second My Phone...
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    TechEd08 Australia - Windows Mobile content (draft)

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    The last few weeks for me (DonK) have been focused on TechEd08 in Australia, and NZ. Background: For the last few years Microsoft Australia has held a separate developer event focused on Windows Mobile & Windows Embedded called MEDC (Mobile &...
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    Tips & Tricks - Hint #1

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    Hi Well here goes my first entry. The Windows Mobile Australia gang was sitting around a meeting table discussing the need for getting some useful information up on a blog in order to spread information that would be beneficial and interesting to you...
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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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    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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    Sony Ericsson X1 – offer with Vodafone Australia

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    Vodafone Australia have the Sony Ericsson X1 in their latest Business catalogue. It’s on the $69 “Single Business Plan” +$5 per month = $74 per month. What do you get on this plan? 250mins calls 300 V2V minutes 200 texts & PXTs 1Gig...
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    Day Light Savings – install the March 2008 DLS patch

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    Technorati Tags: Windows Mobile , Daylight Savings We posted last week about readying your phone for Day Light Savings , but we wanted to re-iterate what is needed. For all Windows Mobile 5.0, 6 and 6.1 phones we recommend you apply the March 2008 patch...
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    Daylight Savings – specific devices guidance

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    In our posting last week Daylight Savings - Readying you WM phone we planned to provide an update once we’d tested some of the WM6.1 devices in market. We’ve run through a bunch of WM6.1 phones, and our guidance still remains the same – all Windows Mobile...
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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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    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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    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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    The WMOz Blog - Welcome

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    Welcome along to the WMOz blog, a Microsoft team blog focusing on all things Windows Mobile through an Australian specific lens. So why the WMOz Blog? There are plenty of blogs from the US and Europe dealing with mobility and Windows Mobile. Every country...
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    HD2 must be getting closer

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    http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile/phones/phone_details.cfm?phone=HD2 DonK
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    Application Dev on Windows Mobile – new Tech Articles available

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    The Windows Mobile product team have published a new set of technical articles covering application development for Windows Mobile. These cover starting development, choosing and API, and compelling UI development. To access this information head across...
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    Windows Marketplace for Mobile – update on updates

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    Reed & Steve ( http://blogs.msdn.com/hegenderfer/default.aspx ) have posted re an announcement of details from the Marketplace team around the “Windows Marketplace for Mobile”. There had been concern that updates to applications would be counted in...
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    Link to Marketplace registration fixed

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    Thanks to Deeps who picked-up my typing mistakes on the Marketplace Developer Rego’s now open post from Tuesday. In step 1 - I added an “s” to the end of developer – the link to register is http://developer.windowsmobile.com/marketplace.aspx In Step 2...
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    Windows Mobile Facebook app – now available

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    New from Windows Mobile: a Facebook application for your phone – Windows Mobile 6 and above . Here are some of the call out’s of what you can do from the Facebook client on Windows Mobile; Send messages to any of the people in your Friends list. Take...
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    Motosurf A3100 – now available: new TesltraOne UI

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    The Motorola Motosurf A3110  is now available via Telstra stores, on a $60 plan (over 24months). The Motosurf comes with Telstra’s new TelstraOne UI, developed by PointUI out of Melbourne. This interface provides a very strong finger navigation UI...
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    New msdn forum for Marketplace

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    If you have registered as a developer for Windows Marketplace for Mobile then you should check out the new forum @ msdn:  http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/mktplace/ The Marketplace for Mobile team posted this “Welcome” announcement:...
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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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    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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