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  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 7.0 for Windows XP Available Now!

    Hi folks, IE 7.0 for Windows XP has now been released. Check out the IE7.0 Website for download details. The English version is available now for a free download with other langauages becoming available in the coming weeks. For now its a free download but in November it will be made available as a High...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live! Writer Available now!

    Well I've been using this for awhile now and I finally get to blog about it! Windows Live Writer Beta is available for download now! I find this tool a very useful and easy tool to use compared to some other blog tools that I've used. I found it very easy to setup with my blog on Technet which uses community...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Seminars: Sydney & Melbourne

    Hi folks, At the beginning of April we have some folks from Redmond coming out to conduct some Virtual Earth Seminars in Sydney and Melbourne. The agenda looks really good and we are also getting a local company; Map Data Sciences to talk about a couple of local case studies. I use Virtual Earth and...
  • Blog Post: Photosynth is here..

    Yet another great tool has made it’s way to final release.  It’s called Photosynth and it’s now available for free download.  We all have lot’s and lot’s of digital photographs hanging around.  Now imagine creating a canvas that uses cinematic qualities of movies, the control of a video...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Hotmail Goes Live!

    After nearly 2 years of beta testing our new Windows Live Hotmail service has gone Live today with support for 36 languages. Windows Live Hotmail is the successor to MSN Hotmail and is the most significant update to our webmail service since 1996. There are a whole bunch of new features but what I noticed...
  • Blog Post: 5GB of Free Storage!

    Yes it's true! Windows Live SkyDrive has released in Australia and what it means is you now can get 5GB of free online storage for you documents, pictures, music and videos. And you can even create a shared folder that you're friends can view and a public folder that anyone can view. And the best thing...
  • Blog Post: Look up and Smile on Australia Day!

    Well that says it all really! We are doing something really cool on Australia Day this year. To celebrate the launch of Windows Vista we are running a whole bunch of different campaigns and the biggest of those is the Look Up and Smile Website . So the first part of this is to celebrate being Australian...
  • Blog Post: Screenshots of the NoDo Update for Windows Phone 7!

    Today the Windows Phone 7 March 2011 Update finally made it to Telstra handsets.  I updated mine today without any issues and it took around 40 minutes or so.  Below are screenshots of the process. I think we all know what we get with this update so no need to go through that here.  If...
  • Blog Post: Windows: Life Without Walls and I’m a PC

    Today is a big day for Microsoft.  Today we launch our Life without Walls campaign to reconnect with consumers     and remind them and us why Windows is so important in our everyday lives.  It’s about connection.  Connecting with your family and friends no matter where they...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live OneCare Beta 2 Begins Today

    The Windows Live OneCare Beta (v2.0) Begins Today! You are invited to the Windows Live OneCare Beta! Please follow the instructions below to install the Windows Live OneCare Beta (v2.0) today. Click here to install and use Windows Live OneCare Beta (v2.0) now! Windows Live OneCare is an automatically...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Live Betas Available!

    Hi folks, We have a bunch of new Beta's available from the Windows Live team including Beta 2 of Windows Live Writer , Windows Live Messenger 8.5 and Windows Live Mail . Check em out! Jeffa
  • Blog Post: A Billion Ideas = Windows 7

    Now that Windows 7 has been released we have started to show our new advertising.  “I’m a PC and Windows 7 was my idea”.  Very Cool indeed. Technorati Tags: Windows 7 , I'm a PC Jeffa
  • Blog Post: TechNet Magazine: October 2010 Issue–Lots of Cloud Security..

    Yes I know I’m a bit late with this but hey I’m busy.  You guys all know that.  I thought it was worth sharing this anyway as there is quite a bit of Security related information and Cloud Security as well.   Anyway I’m sharing this with you because I think it’s relevant so have a look...
  • Blog Post: My first post of 2009

    Hi everyone, Yes it has been awhile!  I’ve been away for 5 weeks on annual leave over the Christmas/New year break.  Yes I know it’s a long time to be on holidays but when you’ve been a the same company as I have you tend to build up annual leave.  So it was time to take some of them. ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live OneCare and Forefront Client Security Pass VB100

    Check this out! Windows Live OnceCare and Forefront Client Security have passed Virus Bulletins VB100 Award . This is in addition to already receiving the Checkmark Certification from West Coast Labs . I for one run Forefront Client Security on all my machines at home and I find it works very well. I...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live SkyDrive gets an HTML 5 Makeover!

    What’s not to love about Windows Live SkyDrive ?  You get 25gb of free storage to share photos, upload documents and 5gb of storage to sync documents across devices.  I use it all the time to share presentations, online webinar recordings and photos for the family back in the US.  Well...
  • Blog Post: Another Windows Vista Presentation

    Hi folks, Tonight I'm presenting Windows Vista and Office 2007 to the Mount Druitt College of TAFE as part of the ongoing work we are doing with the ACS . This is a special event put on by the college and the ACS. You can register here . So I thought I would use the power of Windows Vista to do a bit...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Essentials Beta Available Now!

    We have now released an update to the Windows Live Essentials beta.  You can get all the bits at http://download.live.com/ .  The new installer lets you install all the live bits with the one install program.  So what do you get in this release? Messenger Beta Mail Beta Live Writer Beta...
  • Blog Post: Live baby LIVE!

    We now have taken the beta tags off another great Windows Live Service and launched Live.com and Live Search. So this also marks the day when we migrate users who now use MSN search over to the new Live Search engine. See What’s New and Try it Now · Live Search is the search engine behind Live.com and...
  • Blog Post: Live Earth: Concerts for a Climate in Crisis

    No this is not a plug for a new Live! service. It's something way more important than that. If you haven't already guessed it from reading my blog; I'm well and truly behind campaigns to stop global warming. And this year on 7.7.07 Live Earth will be a 24 hour concert to raise awareness about global...
  • Blog Post: Live Search for Windows Mobile

    Sometimes I come across a piece of software that is just so useful and cool at the same time. Live Search for Windows Mobile is one of those. Now when I first heard of this I thought there is no way that it will have support for Australia. So I loaded the software onto my Windows Mobile device and of...
  • Blog Post: ReMix 08

    Remix is on again this year in Sydney and Melbourne next month so if you plan on going the registration site is up and running now.  If you want to hear all the latest on Silverlight 2 , Expression 2 , Internet Explorer 8 , Windows Live and all the other cool web technologies then make sure you...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live OneCare v2.0 Beta Refresh

    The Windows Live OnCare team has refreshed their current v2.0 beta so check it out if you are running a previous build or if not check it out anyway. What's changed? We’ve been working on speeding up virus scans, since you let us know they were too slow You shouldn’t see nearly as many network notifications...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Update Out Now!

    If you have a Windows Phone device you may have noticed an update that is being pushed out to Australian customers.  The update was available today for my HTC HD7 and my wife’s HTC Mozart.  Once the update is complete it will bring the phone OS version to 7.10.8107.79.  This update address...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live OneCare Beta 1.5 Available Now!

    Hi folks, Windows Live OneCare Beta 1.5 is now available for testing in Australia. Please see the details below for more information and where to install. The Windows Live OneCare Beta (v1.5) Begins Today! You are invited to the Windows Live OneCare Beta! Please follow the instructions below to install...