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Free eBooks: Plenty of reading for the holidays!
I haven’t posted about eBooks for awhile and during that time the folks over at Microsoft Press have been pretty busy. To coincide with the release of a bunch of new products we have a ton of free eBooks just in time for the holiday season. We have a wide range of topics to choose from and...
2 Dec 2013
Microsoft by the Numbers!
This month I’m celebrating 26 years at Microsoft Australia. This is pretty surreal for me as I feel the same as I did all those years ago. Although it seems easier these days to get injured if I move wrong! Anyway I thought I would share this little video of Microsoft by the...
19 Aug 2013
Another Windows 8 Ad..
The Windows Team on YouTube has been putting up some cheeky videos lately against the iPad. This one is particularly good. You can see more of the comparison at http://windows.com/compare Jeffa Technorati Tags: Windows 8 , Tablets
13 Jun 2013
Infographic: Evolution of the IT Pro!
Have you ever used a floppy disk ? How about a Macintosh Plus or Mac II ? When I first started at Microsoft in 1987 the Macintosh Plus was one of the first computers I used! When Windows 3.0 came out I started using an 80386 PC and my IT Pro life began! Fast forward 20 years or...
3 Jun 2013
Download an Evaluation to win a Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch!
I have a very simple competition for you. All you have to do is download an evaluation of either Windows Server 2012 or System Center 2012 SP1 and you could win a Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch! I have one of these babies as my primary work laptop and it’s simple awesome! Mine runs Windows...
19 May 2013
Make the Switch: New Windows Phone Ad!
The recently released Windows Phone add made me laugh. Worth a look! Jeffa Technorati Tags: Windows Phone , Nokia , Lumia
29 Apr 2013
Competition: Download an Evaluation and win a Nokia Lumia 920!
I’ve got a very simple competition for you. All you need to do is download an Evaluation for Windows Server 2012 or System Center 2012 SP1 and you could win a Nokia Lumia 920! All the details are below. To enter go to the following website. Win a Nokia Lumia 920 with Windows Phone...
11 Mar 2013
New Surface Pro Ad: “The Vibe”
Pretty Cool Ad! Jeffa Technorati Tags: Surface , Surface Pro
10 Feb 2013
Infographic: Technology Groups at Microsoft
I came across this Infographic from the Next at Microsoft Blog . I thought I would share as it’s good at showing how the different technology divisions integrate. You can get the full PDF here if you want that as well. Microsoft Technologies - An infographic by the team from Next at Microsoft...
8 Jan 2013
What a Year! 12 Milestone Moments of 2012
As we come to the end of 2012 it’s time to reflect on the year that was. It was definitely a busy year and probably Microsoft’s most significant in many years. The video below gives you a good summary. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Year in Review
13 Dec 2012
Welcome to Microsoft Surface!
I’m still patiently waiting for mine but check out the new ad for these as well. It wouldn’t be a launch day if I didn’t mention Surface. Movement You can order these now in Australia but unfortunately they are out of stock. Make sure you check out the local Surface site for all the details...
25 Oct 2012
Introducing New Windows Phone 8 Devices from HTC!
Well I got distracted again today with the announcement of some new Windows 8 Phone devices from HTC . Today they announced two new Windows Phone 8 devices; the Windows Phone 8x and the Windows Phone 8S . Both are gorgeous phones and come in a range of colours. they have Gorilla Glass...
19 Sep 2012
TechEd Australia 2012: Time to get Packing!
We are only a couple of weeks away from TechEd Australia 2012 which means many of you are thinking about what you need to pack for the event. Sure you have to pack clothes and stuff for the event which I hope most of you can manage. I tend to pack light and make sure I have room for the swag I...
29 Aug 2012
A New Logo and Celebrating 25 Years at Microsoft!
I think now is a good time to write this post. On Monday the 26th of August 2012 I celebrate my 25th Anniversary at Microsoft! Yes 25 years! Oh my freaking god! For those of you that read this blog you may recall a blog post I did 5 years ago celebrating my 20th year at Microsoft...
23 Aug 2012
Inside Microsoft’s Activity Based Work Environments
Here is a video I was involved with recently that talks about how Microsoft has changed it’s work environments to be more activity based. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Workplace , Technet
5 Jul 2012
A day in the life of TechEd North America 2012–An Aussie Perspective!
As you know in my previous post I headed off the TechEd North America on a fact finding mission as content owner for TechEd Australia 2012 . This is something we do every year to see how the US event is run, how they approach content and to recruit speakers for our local event. This year...
4 Jul 2012
Welcome to Surface!
What a week! Checkout more below! More at www.surface.com and you can watch the On-Demand keynote here. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Surface
21 Jun 2012
TechEd Australia 2012: Call for Topics is Live!
Welcome to my first email regarding TechEd Australia 2012! This year I’m looking after content again and today I like to announce that call for topics is now open for submissions. This is the first of many milestones on the journey to this event in September. I believe good content...
21 May 2012
A Day Made of Glass!
This is cool! A Day Made of Glass Jeffa
5 Mar 2012
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Initiative: Ten Years On!
It’s hard to believe that ten years ago today Bill Gates sent out a memo announcing the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Initiative . The goal of this initiative was to ensure that the technology we use every day is as reliable as the electricity that powers your home and business. Around...
12 Jan 2012
Is Social Media ruining your mind?
As we all wind down for the holiday season maybe it’s time to step away from social media and talk to some real people. According to AssistedLivingToday our average attention span in the last 10 years has dropped from 12 minutes to 5 seconds! The infographic below goes into this in more detail...
22 Dec 2011
Bing Maps and the launch of Jay-Z’s new book
This was just too cool not to share. Very interesting indeed. Bing Advertising campaign Jeffa Technorati Tags: Bing , Techy and Cool
21 Dec 2011
Microsoft Office Future Vision
We’ve released future vision videos in the past and below is another one from the Microsoft Office team . It looks at how we will potentially get things done at work; at home and on the go in 5-10 years time. These videos are always cool and give you a glimpse of what might be coming...
30 Oct 2011
Kinect Makes Learning Fun!
This is a cool video on how we are working with National Geographic and Sesame Street to take Kinect beyond just games. Very cool indeed. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Kinect , XBOX 360
18 Oct 2011
The History of Computing: Microsoft vs. Apple
This is a cool graphic of the history of computing from a Microsoft vs. Apple perspective. Brings back memories of when I used a Mac Plus as my primary computer. This was in between the times smoke was coming out the top of it! Ah the memories… Jeffa Technorati Tags: History of Computing
27 Jun 2011
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