HTC HD2 coming in January

It is the Christmas present that is worth the wait ‘til January!  The HTC HD2 You can win 1 of 5 HTC HD2 Windows phones by visiting telling the team in 25 words or less how the HTC HD2 will improve your life. Needless to say, I WANT ONE.


MSDN LinkedIn Group

Most of the Aussie DPE Team are on LinkedIn and I thought I’d create a local MSDN group for Australian Developers to enable some discussion. Click here to join. We’re going to use LinkedIn to ask Developers if there’s interest in participating in the Azure platform community technology preview (with the launch scheduled for March)….

Introducing FranklySpeaking

Two of our Developer Evangelists, Andrew Coates and Michael Kordahi (as seen in the “we’re looking for a boss” video) have setup a new podcast, “FranklySpeaking”. It’s a great listen and if you’re interested in technology, I think you’ll enjoy it too…  Let the boys know what you think…

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Update

Big news today from ScottGu’s blog is that there will be another public preview release of VS2010 and .NET 4 before shipping the final product. Read on for an excerpt from Scott’s blog for why… In October we shipped the public Beta 2 release of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.  The feedback on the…

Are you a Hero? Sign up for AU$150

The Search is on… we are looking for Australia’s Certification Heroes! We want to hear from you if becoming Microsoft Certified has helped change your career by making you more valuable in your current role or by helping you gain a promotion. Every month we will be showcasing a new Australia Certification Hero as well…

Innovation Day Tour 2009

Sarah in the Partner Team is organising a lap around the map for a series of Innovation Days. The morning sessions is on emerging opportunities for the web, mobile and beyond: To deliver innovative experiences to attract and retain loyal customers. To create products and services that are integral to customers’ lives – from social…

Office 2010 Beta Available via MSDN

If you are an MSDN subscriber, Office 2010 beta is available for download. If you’re interested in exploring the developer investments in Office 2010, visit the Developer Centre. SharePoint 2010 is also available via MSDN Subscriber Downloads. There’s plenty of Office + SharePoint 2010 content on Channel9 as well.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Developer Training

Check out this set of nifty Windows Server 2008 R2 training tidbits for developers:   New R2 Learning Center   Explore this significant Windows Server release via a self-paced training course of videos and hands-on-labs with a focus on performance, web, management, and other server solution scenarios.   Learn about developing applications for “many-core” scale, enable…

Hammer Time

Today at 1.30pm (Sydney time) is HAMMER TIME. We will be holding our first LIVE Smooth Streaming event in Australia with MTV interviewing MC Hammer (who also appeared on Rove last Sunday). Hammer is Down Under promoting the new Xbox game Lips featuring MC Hammer’s 1990 hit “You Can’t Touch This” as one of the…

Visual Studio 2010 Australian Road Show

The developer solution team are visiting eight cities over the next couple of months to tell Australia about the new Visual Studio 2010. Register now as places are limited.