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  • Blog Post: Meet the New Windows Phone!

    Wow!  What a week it’s been.  Hot off the heels of the Windows 8 launch last week; today we have announced the release of Windows Phone 8 .  This release is a major milestone for us in that it’s a perfect match for a Windows 8 PC.  I’ve loved Windows Phone for a long time and especially...
  • 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: Meet your new Windows Phone @Telstra

    Nice to see an Aussie version of the meet your new Windows Phone video!  Pretty Cool.. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Windows Phone , Videos
  • 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: 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: Meet the New Nokia Lumia Phones!

    Today I got distracted by shiny new things!  It happens a lot around here and especially at the moment with what’s going on with all the new announcements.  Today in New York Nokia announced 2 new phones to the Lumia line and the first of their Windows Phone 8 devices.  Both the Nokia...
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • 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: The new Nokia Lumia 925!

    Damn and I just got a new Lumia 920!  Click here to watch the press release of the new Lumia. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Lumia , Windows Phone
  • 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...