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  • Blog Post: New Windows Phone 7 Ads!

    There have been some new Windows Phone 7 Ads kicking around the internet so I thought I would share.  Plus some announcements from Mobile World Congress . Windows Phone What if? Ad Announcements from Mobile World Congress Technology Preview: Windows Phone and Kinect for XBOX 360 And finally check...
  • Blog Post: What most schools don’t teach…

    Maybe I should start listening to Coatesy and learn to code!  Learn more at http://Code.org Jeffa Technorati Tags: Code , Coding
  • Blog Post: Help make this Video into a TV Ad!

    You might have recalled in a previous post I did on some new Windows Phone 7 ads that have been kicking around.  At the bottom of that post I mentioned a university student who did his own concept video on Youtube.  Well his video caught the attention of the Windows Phone team and his video...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: November 2012

      This month we have quite a few updates for you to consider in your environments and if you have a Surface RT device you will have noticed a firmware update is available that improves performance.  Below are details of updates available.   Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary...
  • Blog Post: Free E-Book: Programming Windows Phone 7 Available Now!

          Seems like a day for a free E-book offer and what better than one on Windows Phone 7.  Charles Petzold and the folks over at Microsoft Press have released a 1000 page free ebook on programming for Windows Phone 7.  I’m not a developer as you all know but Windows Phone is...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Advisory: Level 1 Alert!

    Please see details below for a Level 1 Security Advisory being released today. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to notify you that Microsoft has released Security Advisory 2641690 – Fraudulent Digital Certificates Could Allow Spoofing – on November 10, 2011. Summary Microsoft is aware...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: September 2011 Release

    It’s that time again.  Time to think about security updates.  Please see details below for this months security bulletin. This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin(s) being released on September 13, 2011. Security bulletins are released monthly to resolve critical...
  • 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: Meet the next version of Windows Phone code named “Mango”

    Later this year we’ll be releasing an update for Windows Phone code named “Mango”.  It features 500 new features and looks pretty impressive from what I’ve seen.  Below is a snapshot of what’s coming and a video to give you a taste. Communications:  Easier to Connect and Share Threads...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT Showcase: New Articles Available!

    I wanted to share a couple of new articles from our Microsoft IT Showcase team on Windows Phone and System Center Operations Manager. How Microsoft Deployed Windows Phone to Employees Cross-team collaboration, planning, and focused marketing were the keys to deploying and supporting Windows Phones successfully...
  • Blog Post: A Sneak Peek at Windows Phone 8!

    Looking forward to this! A first look at Windows Phone 8 Jeffa Technorati Tags: Windows Phone 8 , Windows Phone
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT Showcase: New Content Available Now!

    Please see below for some more content from the Microsoft IT Showcase team .  It’s good to see the good work they have been doing to help our friends in Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning in Action: Japan 2011 The Japan earthquake...
  • Blog Post: The Big Picture is Coming!

    You’ve heard of our Tech.ed events that we hold annually around the world.  Well get ready for an entirely different type of event.  We’re calling it The Big Picture which is quite a change from what we’ve done in the past.  Please see all the details below and how you can register. Experience...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Announced in Australia!

    Yesterday we announced Windows Phone 7 in Australia.  Unfortunately I couldn’t get there as I was travelling to Brisbane but from what I heard it was a great event with lot’s of positive buzz.  So check out the devices that will be available at launch in Australia.        ...
  • 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: TechNet Magazine: 3 Months worth of articles!

    It’s been awhile since I posted about the latest edition of TechNet Magazine .  I think I was busy with a little event called Tech.ed and have neglected my regular blogging duties.  Sorry about that!  Well in this post I wanted to draw your attention to the last 3 issues.  There’s...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SmartGlass and Internet Explorer for XBOX 360 Walkthrough

    If You haven’t had a chance to watch the entire E3 Keynote then check out this video walkthrough of Microsoft SmartGlass and Internet Explorer for XBOX 360.  Pretty cool stuff.  Courtesy of the guys at The Verge. Enjoy! Jeffa    
  • Blog Post: Check out the New Nokia Windows Phones!

    Recently at Nokia World 2011 Stephen Elop announced the first Nokia Windows Phones as part of the Microsoft/Nokia partnership.  This is an exciting time as Nokia has always made great hardware and now they have hardware running Windows Phone!  My first mobile phone in the 1990’s was a Nokia...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7.5 aka Mango Update available today in Australia!

    As you may have heard the next major release of Windows Phone has made it to Australia and will be rolled out on stages across Australia. Not everyone will received the update today.  You’ll see the updates come in batches over the coming weeks.  A staged rollout ensures everyone gets a smooth...