RoboCup Junior Australia 2014 National Championships

After the successes of the All Saints College teams at the RoboCup Junior Australia 2014 WA State Championships, it went without saying that we would take our best teams to the National Competition in Brisbane on the 27th and 28th September. We ended up taking our Senior Theatre (Pickle JAR Productions) and Senior Dance (The Inspector)…

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RoboCup Junior Australia 2014 WA State Championships

It has been a while since my last post. I have been very busy with a number of activities (more on that in a later post). One of those activities has been this year’s RoboCup Junior Australia competition. For the last two years I have been the mentor for the All Saints College Robotics Club. I got involved…

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It’s Official: Microsoft is buying Minecraft

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been a number of rumours floating around about Microsoft buying Minecraft for a very large sum of money. Well as of a few hours ago, the Microsoft News Center and Mojang blog have confirmed the rumour as true: Microsoft: Minecraft to join Microsoft  Mojang: Yes, we’re being…

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More from the Dynamics GP Community do the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Following on from my recent post: David Musgrave does the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. A number of other people in the Microsoft Dynamics GP Community have now risen to the challenge. Below are their videos and blog articles:   Beat Bucher: @GP_Beat takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge Aug-2014 (direct link) [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3okUQigqME] Blog: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge   Mariano…

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David Musgrave does the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

You have probably heard on the various social media platforms about the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and donations for the ALS Association. ALS is known in Australia as Motor Neuron Disease, so you can also make a donation to MND Australia. A number of important people in the Microsoft…

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Cool Nokia and Windows Phone Adverts

Yes, I am on leave, but by the wonders of post dating articles I can still post a few blogs while I am away. Now that Nokia’s Devices and Services division has become part of Microsoft, we should see some great innovations in both hardware and software. I recently came across these videos from Nokia…

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Message for the Day/Week/Month/Year: Look Up

I came across this video (via Facebook, yeah feel the irony) by Gary Turk and had to post it. I love computers and technology, but “social media” is anything but. ‘Look Up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier…

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Star Ways Day 2014: May the Fourth Be With You

To celebrate this special day in the intergalactic calendar, I though we could enjoy the latest from the Mos Eisley Cantina where they are holding auditions to join the band.   Star Wars Cantina Band Auditions (Direct Link) [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ROl4LuyNQM] Featuring in order Chris Daughtry, Ben Folds, Liz Phair, Reggie Watts, Mark McGrath, Jordin Sparks, Rick…

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Why you need technical consultants involved in the sales process

When I worked in the partner channel, I decided it was very wise to have a technical consultant present in all sales meetings. Or better still make sure that your sales consultant has a technical background with the application. At least then you are less likely to end up with the problem where the sales consultant has…

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The story behind Windows XP’s Bliss wallpaper

This is a follow on from my post last week: Goodbye Windows XP – Hello Windows 8.1 Update, where we discussed the end of support for Windows XP. What do Autumn, Azul, Bliss, Radiance, Red moon dessert, Stonehenge and Wind all have in common? Ok, the article’s heading is a huge hint. They are the…

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OneNote Mac is now available for free (Fun Video)

OneNote is a great tool for storing and sharing ideas, but until recently users of Mac computers could not join in the fun. The OneNote engineering team have found a great way to announce the launch of OneNote Mac. OneNote Mac – The Song [Parody of One Day More from Les Misérables] (Direct Link) [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUsAPdv8JZ4]…

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April Fool: Bring your Bathing Costumes to Stampede in Fargo

You have probably heard that there is going to be a combined sales and technical conference in Fargo, North Dakota, USA on the 10th to 12th November 2014. While the name for the conference is still not 100% confirmed, a lot of people like the idea of going back to our Great Plains roots and bringing…

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Titanfall has arrived

If you are not into gaming or were hiding last week, you might have missed the launch of what is going to be a huge contender for Game of the Year. On 11th March 2014, Titanfall for Xbox One and PC was released with the Xbox 360 version due on the 25th March 2014. Watch…

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#StampedeToFargo: Bring back "Stampede"

Hi everyone. Pam Misialek has just posted on the Inside Dynamics GP blog an article asking the community to help name the conference scheduled for 10th to 12th November 2014. The Power of a Name. Help us Name the New Fall Event I have already commented on the post with my vote to restore the…

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Friday Funny: A Conference Call in Real Life

I came across this very funny video recently and thought most of you could relate to this. For all the users of teleconference facilities or conference calls, this is what it would be like in real life.   A Conference Call in Real Life (Direct Link) [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYu_bGbZiiQ]   Enjoy David PS: When looking up another…

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Merry Christmas 2013 and Happy New Year 2014

It is amazing how quick the time goes. A whole year has passed and the holiday season is here again. I have been enjoying relaxing while on leave. It is nice to just spend time at home and doing things you don’t normally get to do. For me, I have been playing some Xbox games. I…

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Xbox One has arrived – In Stores Now

Six months after the Xbox One was revealed, Launch Day, November 22nd 2014, has arrived. Welcome to a new era of gaming and entertainment. For all the latest information check out the Xbox website and Major Nelson’s Blog: Xbox.com  MajorNelson.com . Here is your invitation to jump ahead: Xbox One: Invitation (direct link) [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1mfIg1I3zE]  …

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Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro videos

Last month, I wrote an article about the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and accessories being announced. As a follow up I thought I would post links to some new videos and to the launch event, in case you missed it. The event can still be viewed on the original link, but is also available…

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Windows Comparisons Videos

You might have already seen some of this adverts comparing Windows devices with a certain other popular brand. These fun adverts demonstrate how you can get more for less.   Windows 8: Less talking, more doing (direct link) [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86JMcy5OqZA]    Comparison: iPad vs. Windows 8 Tablet (direct link) [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgu9uo2UpPg]    Dell Tablet vs. iPad (direct…

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Windows Everywhere Videos

With the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has a new Windows Everywhere campaign to promote Windows to provide one experience on every device for everything in your life. The first video is an Australian version of the second video. It definitely works better to have a local accent when running adverts on TV.    Windows 8.1 Everywhere…

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