SLP Services – Where are they now?

I had written about Software Licensing and Protection (SLP) Services a few years back when it was still a Microsoft product. About a year ago, the product was picked up by startup company based in Dublin, called InishTech, which would take the Software Licensing and Protection (SLP) Services to the world. I kept in touch…


Virtual Ark struggling to find a good developer

I got an email recently from Emma Pudney, EVP Product Strategy of a new startup called Virtual Ark. I’ve known Emma for ages, going back to the early days of ninemsn and the team from Hostworks in Adelaide. So, when Emma asks for help, I’m going to try and assist. This is the job description…


Sydney May23rd - "Windows Presentation Foundation" Community Workshop and Bushfire Appeal

My old team back in Australia continues to do *great* stuff. One of the cool things they have been doing is the WPF Community Workshop and Bushfire Appeal. A workshop will be held in Sydney on May 23rd, and it looks like there’s still space available. Sounds like a wonderful opportunity to learn stuff and…


GP Blessed and Anointed!

Coatsy wrote about Gianpaolo (or as we like to call him, GP) heading downunder back in December – The King is Dead! – Long Live the King!, as did GP himself Crikey… I am moving to Australia. There was even a press release, Gianpaolo Carraro takes up reins of Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism division…

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BizSpark : Sparks New Businesses

Another big day of announcements. Today, BizSpark has been announced. This a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage software Startups. BizSpark is the result of seven years spent getting feedbacks from ISVs, startups and competitive ISVs. By joining BizSpark, Startups get: Software:  fast and easy access to Microsoft’s current full-featured…

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Microsoft /web : Web AI & Web PI

There were two announcements from a few weeks back, which may have been missed amidst the news of Azure, Windows 7, etc Microsoft Web Platform Installer The Web Platform Installer Beta (Web PI) provides a single, free package for installing and configuring Microsoft’s entire Web Platform, including IIS7, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL…

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PDC2008 - It's on!

The covers came off the PDC2008 site and registrations are now open. The Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) will be held on October 27 – 30, 2008 in Los Angeles, CA About Agenda Announcements [RSS] Blog Bling Registration Social And there’s PDC2008 goodness all over the interweb Become a fan of Microsoft PDC on Stay connected…

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Office Labs. Try. Experience. Discuss. Look. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

I’ve been watching our internal office labs for a while now and wondering when it would see the light of day. Well, that day was this week when the covers were taken off the site : http://www.officelabs.com/ There are a few interesting projects up there Community Clips Search Commands SharePointPedia InkSeine Task Market I’ve been…

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Will Alister Stay Grumpy with Ray Ozzie?

I got the following email a while back from Alister Cameron and it’s been sitting in my inbox waiting for a response. —–Original Message—– From: alister @ alistercameron.com Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 4:12 AM To: Frank Arrigo Subject: (frankarr – an aussie microsoft blogger) : A swipe at your boss Importance: High Hi from…

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Barnesy's coming!

Scott Barnes is heading stateside. He announced his new role as a Product Manager working for the Silverlight team with Brad Becker . Well that didn’t take long. It only seems like yesterday when I first hired Scott and he joined the team. Good to see you make the move. The Aussie contingent here (including…

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