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August, 2008

  • Cricinfo Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget

    Something cool and new for those Cricket fans out there is a new Cricinfo Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget . It has 3 tabs Live Scores, News and Photos. Handy little gadget to keep up to date with your favourite team and the upcoming Australian Summer of...
  • Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 is out

    Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 is now available for download. I started using it this morning and have been impressed with the speed. It has a whole lot of new features including Compatibility View (handy for those sites designed for older browsers), Web...
  • New Social Bookmarking on TechNet and MSDN!

    We have launched a preview of our Social Bookmarking application on TechNet and MSDN for you to start using. Social Bookmarking is a way to store your bookmarks on the web, share your bookmarks with others and explore bookmarks stored by other users....
  • Are you using Hyper-V? We want to know plus there are some Veek shirts up for grabs

    Are you using Hyper-V ? (preferably in production or business critical environments). We want to know because we have some great media opportunities for you at TechEd this year. We have some limited edition Veek shirts to giveaway for those of you using...
  • Microsoft Surface in Australia at TechEd 2008

    We will have a Microsoft Surface unit on demo at TechEd next week, so if your coming along make sure you have your greasy fingers ready to try it out!
  • TechEd 2008 Delegate Breakdown

    Have a look at the different types of people will be at TechEd 2008 this year. 
  • Engineering Windows 7 Blog

    Thanks to Johann for the heads up for this new Engineering Windows 7 blog . This new blog is hosted by two senior engineers Jon DeVaan and Steven Sinofsky leading the efforts around Windows 7. So if you are interested in Windows 7 I strongly suggest you...
  • Have a look where our TechEd 2008 attendees come from

    Something new on our TechEd 2008 site is a map of our TechEd 2008 delegates across Australia. We encourage you to go to a local TechNet or MSDN User Group before hand so you can meet and greet your TechEd Peers before the event. Make sure you get along...
  • Using Live Mesh for Music is very nice

    COOL UPDATE : Just found this out, you can actually play your Live Mesh Music Collection for your Live Desktop within the browser! Its using Silverlight to stream the music. As I popped out for my Lunch Break this I decided to buy the latest Weezer Album...
  • Photosynth is ready, lets Photosynth Australia

    Thanks to Nick Hodge for the heads up about the release of Photosynth . This is one piece of amazing technology. Have a look at what Nick has conjured up with Photosynth with his photos of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You can now do the same and make your...
  • TechEd 2008 Delegate Preferences

    We decided to ask some optional lifestyle questions for TechEd 2008 this year. Have a look below at some of the results.
  • Edison – Free energy monitoring application

    Verdiem has released a new energy monitoring application called Edison . Microsoft and Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI) support Edison as a easy way for consumers to become active to reach the CSCI’s goal of reducing global CO2 emissions from...
  • Want to be famous?

    We have our Global TechNet Plus Subscriptions team attending TechEd 2008 this year. We are looking for current TechNet Plus Subscribers for video testimonials. We would like to know what your experience has been like with your subscription. These video...
  • SQL Server 2008 is Released to Manufacture

    SQL Server 2008 is now RTM and available to TechNet Plus Subscribers ! SQL Server 2008 Workgroup, Web, Developer, Standard and Enterprise is available via the TechNet Plus Subscriber download area. I was surprised to learned we have had more than 450...
  • Virtualisation Pre-Day TechEd 2008

    Virtualisation is one of the Pre-Days we are offering at TechEd 2008 this year. Designing Next Gen Infrastructure with Microsoft Virtualisation This one-day event is a rare, one-off opportunity to map out and see built several different Core Infrastructure...
  • Windows Vista Performance and Tuning

    This guide from the Springboard Series focuses on performance improvements on a single computer, but also takes a look at some of the tools used in enterprise environments to help make performance tuning manageable on a much larger scale. The guide looks...