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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: 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: The New Xbox TV Experience!

    This was too good not to share.  We have recently announced a new era of interactive entertainment through XBOX 360 .  Check out the video below of what it looks like. The good news for Australian users?  SBS On Demand and ABC iView will be part of the service!  Sweet! Jeffa Technorati...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Series Announced!

    Today at the Mobile World Congress we announced Windows Phone Series 7 and I have to say I’m pretty excited about what we announced today.  I can see so much more synergy and consistency in the new Windows Phone platform than ever before.  I’ve been a user of Windows Mobile since the beginning...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Global Foundation Services Datacenter Tour

    This is an amazing video from our Microsoft Global Foundation Service team on how we continue to evolve our datacentre's around the world to deliver Microsoft Cloud Services.  Really cool stuff! GFS Datacenter Tour Jeffa Technorati Tags: Cloud Computing , Datacenter
  • Blog Post: Zune 3.0 Update

    This week we released an update to the Zune Software and firmware for Zune devices.  Now I know we don’t have these in Australia as an officially released product but we all know a lot of people have them here.  I have a Zune 30 original device and a Zune 80 that I got one of my trips last...
  • 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...