Free eBook on Deploying Windows 7

There’s a new eBook from Microsoft Press, Deploying Windows 7, offering essential guidance from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and TechNet Magazine. You’ll find selected chapters from the Windows 7 Resource Kit on deployment platforms, planning, and testing application compatibility, to name a few. Snippet taken from this months Technet newsletter. Cheers Dave

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Visual Studio 2010, Fx 4 Beta 2 Training Kit

Hopefully by now you’ve heard Visual Studio 2010 and Fx 4 Beta have shipped, if you live in Oz and not an MSDN subscriber then the best place to download it from is http://www.microsoft.com/australia/visualstudio/default.mspx.  If you are feeling a bit nervous about installing on your base machine then install it in a Virtual Machine, it…

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Experience the Zermatt region, Switzerland, with this Windows 7 Touch Solution, inc the help of Silverlight and Deepzoom

Wow, just spotted this amazing solution utilising Windows 7 Touch and Silverlight 3 with Deepzoom.   Check out http://rubrik.ch.msn.com/reportagen/zermatt.aspx and click on the Info button and read how it was created, stunning!!   Yes, it works with a mouse too if you don’t have Windows 7 with a Touch display (or for that matter Windows…

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Western Australian 2009 Daylight Saving Changes Updated 28 September 2009

original posting at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/bb821275.aspx On 16 May, Western Australians rejected by referendum a proposal to extend their trial of daylight savings. As a result there will be no daylight savings in WA this year or for the foreseeable future. This change will affect Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Outlook and other Microsoft, third party and custom…

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WebsiteSpark Program has launched

In case you missed this on other channels, WebsiteSpark Program has arrived and you can find more details at http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2009/09/24/announcing-the-websitespark-program.aspx and http://blogs.technet.com/jorke/archive/2009/09/24/announcing-websitespark-in-australia.aspx Also, Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2 has shipped and there is a great selection of applications from the Web App Gallery Cheers Dave

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WARDY IT Solutions win Microsoft Data Management Partner of the Year

At the Australian Partner Conference gala awards dinner last Thursday (Sept 3rd, 09), WARDY IT Solutions was announced as the winner of the Data Management Solutions Partner of the Year.  This award was in recognition of their high level of performance in the design and delivery of Microsoft SQL Server solutions supporting customer’s mission-critical applications….

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Getting started with Windows Mobile 6.5 Widget Development

Nigel was after a few pointers for Widget development for Windows Mobile 6.5, so thought useful to blog as well!! The model for widget development is similar to that of Apple, Nokia, Opera etc – HTML, JavaScript, CSS – the platform APIs differ for example persisting setting, creating enus etc, but same concepts. Developing Widgets…

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Excellent Windows 7 Compatibility Video and get the Green Light

This is time well spent, check out the Windows 7 Compatibility training session. Some of the resources referenced are Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 Microsoft Application Verifier Chris Jackson’s “The App Compat Guy” More Windows 7 Sessions   and finally head to over to “Give your application the green light“, get yourself registered, it’s free,…

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My Lenovo T61p Setup Experience plus info on installing the nVidia Quadro 570M Graphics Driver

I’ve been running the released version of Windows 7 64 bit on my Lenovo T61p for over a week now, it’s rock solid and fast!!  Setup was very straight forward but alas for now Windows Update did not install the nVidia Quadro 570M Graphics Driver for me automatically, a bit annoying!! Anyways, simple enough to…

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