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  • Blog Post: NZ Daylight Savings briefing sessions

    A law change earlier this year extended Daylight Savings which will now start one week earlier (2:00 A.M. on the 30th September 2007) and will end two weeks later than in the past (3:00 A.M. on 6th April 2008). This change will have a significant impact on a number of areas of your IT infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Ultra-Mobile PC team unveils "Origami"

    A new Mobile PC form factor. Full Windows functionality with an enhanced touch screen, pen and keyboard input. UMPCs combine the power of the Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system and other innovative new technologies from Microsoft and its partners, making them more mobile and simpler...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft @ CES

    The 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is about to start in Las Vegas at the moment. Bill Gates is doing a keynote this afternoon NZ time and its available as a live stream, or ondemand tomorrow. If you're watching live this afternoon, its on from 330PM to 5PM NZ time, today Monday...
  • Blog Post: ActiveSync 4.1 is the latest sync software release for Windows Mobile 5.0 devices

    If you've got a flashy new WM5.0 device, it's recommended that you use this latest version 4.1, instead of the 4.0 version that shipped in the box of your device http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/downloads/activesync41.mspx download the WW English version from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads...
  • Blog Post: Search the GAL from a Windows Mobile - Microsoft Global Contact Access

    How do you lookup and search the Exchange Global Address Book (GAL) when you're on the road, with only Over The Air wireless access on a Windows Mobile device? Or schedule a meeting with someone at work and include an internal resource like a conference room or projector, or even check to see when a...
  • Blog Post: Wellington Windows Mobile User Group meeting Thursday June 9th, 2005

    Details for the next Windows Mobile User Group http://www.wmug.co.nz/ meeting have just been sent out: The next Wellington Windows Mobile User Group meeting will be held on Thursday June 9th , 2005. This is a bit sooner than our usual bi-monthly schedule but it is being timed to coincide with recent...
  • Blog Post: Why can't I upgrade my existing Windows Mobile device to WM5.0 ?

    A frequently asked question, I get asked this pretty much every week. So the Windows Mobile Team have just done an interesting blog post that explains why. net net cellphones are not the same as PCs. Read on for more detail: http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile/archive/2005/10/06/477999.aspx
  • Blog Post: News from Tech Ed USA

    TechEd is on in the USA (Orlando, Florida) right now, Steve Ballmer did the opening Keynote (titled "Enabling People to Drive Business Success) which was on about 1AM Tuesday NZ time There were several announcements that are interesting from Steve for Windows infrastructure people. Transcript http...