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…


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…


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,…


Readify to run .NET Developer Training in Darwin!!

I often hear from folk in smaller cities in Oz that there is limited access to solid training!!  So great news from the guys from Readify in conjunction with Crimson!! If you live in or near Darwin or know someone who does then be sure to let them know about these training opportunities!! Crimson Courses…


Microsoft Support Scam

Hmmm, now a mate’s mother got one of these calls from this organisation, so be sure to let friends and family know this is a scam, guessing it’s mostly about identity theft!!  A company called ‘SupportonClick’ is randomly calling Australians claiming to know that the person’s computer has a ‘problem’ that they can fix for…


Windows 7 Software Logo Toolkit Now Publically Available

Microsoft is pleased to announce the public availability of the Beta release for the Windows 7 Software Logo Toolkit.  The toolkit allows ISVs to submit and receive the “Compatible with Windows 7” logo for their products. Improvements, including self-test for applications, instant approval of passing applications, and a streamlined waiver process dramatically speed up the…


Application Architecture Guide 2.0

Hey if you went to the Victoria.NET User group on Tuesday then you would have caught my Windows 7 session, you can find resources I mentioned at here, hope those that installed Win 7 on the night are enjoying and those that grabbed the DVDs have had a chance to fire it up!! You can…


Tech.Ed Australia and New Zealand Call for Content Now Open

  We’ve just opened the “Call for Content” for TechEd 2009 Australia and New Zealand, if you are interested in getting involved then check out Andrew’s blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/acoat/archive/2009/05/06/tech-ed-australia-and-new-zealand-call-for-content.aspx Cheers Dave


Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Ships

Cool, Office 2007 Service Pack 2 has shipped!! For me the killer feature in SP2 is that Outlook shuts down when you exit, so hopefully less “the data file was not closed properly” scans!!  Great to see Open Document Format support and in the box for PDF and XPS!! For more detail check see http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B444BF18-79EA-46C6-8A81-9DB49B4AB6E5&displaylang=en…