Berno’s off to India for the Imagine Cup

Our hard working intern Berno has been kicking a bunch of goals recently. As a result, some good kharma is flowing his way, and he is escorting the Australian Imagine Cup winners to India for the Imagine Cup final. Berno, please blog frequently. I am keen to know what’s going down, Good luck to Team PMAS – we’re…

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TFS is here, baby!

Soma has the news – Team Foundation Server is now here! Our walkabout companion, Rob Caron, has even has photos  “Rick LaPlante announces Team Foundation Server to ship tomorrow (March 17th) and that it’ll be available for download within 3 -5 days.” Phew – We kept telling everyone it would ship in the first quarter of…

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Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions at Atomic Live

We had a small kick off for the Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions at Atomic Live 2005. Dan Fernandez came down to do a few sessions, together with Dave Glover  Our awesome Student Ambassadors, Scott Savage & Geomayra Silva, gave us a hand on the booth.. Scott even took photos. Thx for your support guys. During the…

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The Last 30 days : Where’s Frank Been.

The marks on the maps show where I have been in the last 30 days. I have been using Plazes to track my location. It’s a really neat service. Sofitel Brisbane / AU / Brisbane Duxton Hotel, Perth / AU / Perth Microsoft WA / AU / Perth Qantas Lounge, T3 Sydney / AU /…

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What day is it?? What town am I in? Have I got any clean clothes left?

This week has been a blur. I’ve gpne from Sydney to Perth, then from Perth to Brisbane. Perth’s Community launch was on Monday evening. To be honest, we didnt have the crowds that we had come to expect, but what it meant was we had quality talk time with all the attendees. I got to meet some…

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Canberra was Ready! Perth & Brisbane next on the Tour

Wednesday night saw the community launch in Canberra, with a bunch of folks I hadn’t seen since TechEd 2004. We even had some turn up in true geek rock mode – Geoff Appleby rocked, as the photo shows. He was a worthy recipient of Tablet Guy. A few of the local Canberra bloggers have written…


Sydney has VSLive!, Canberra get Ready to Rock

VSLive! has kicked off in Sydney today. The first day of VSLive is also the Business Launch day. Talk about overloading the event calendar!  Our special guest keynote speaker was David Treadwell, Corporate Vice President, .NET Developer Platform, Developer Division (I notice that he has a blog, but hasnt updated for a while, but I…

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Melbourne Rocked too. Sydney and Canberra You’re next!

I’ve returned home, following the Ready Launch in Melbourne. The Melbourne Community Launch saw the who’s who of the local sql server & dev community. For some reason the karaoke wasn’t as popular as it was in Adelaide. Maybe the Melbourne folks are a bit shy. However, we did see some creative fellows put together a…

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Adelaide Rocked! Melbourne are you Ready?

The last few days have seen the Ready Tour kick off in Adelaide. The community launch saw the local luminaries join in our “Karaoke madness”, with a number of folks confirming that IT *is* the industry for them.  At the Business launch, I had lots of questions from the attendees, but it really boiled down…

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What is this Community Launch Thing?

I’m sitting in the Adelaide office, about to head out to the the community launch here, and I’ve been asked by folks what this is all about. Well, it’s pretty simple – we have a fantastic collection of user groups around the country, and we want to use this time to acknowledge the folks who…

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