XNA Game Studio Express – Make your own game

Now I do love my XB0x 360 – I don’t get a huge amount of time to play on it but it is a fantastic machine. We have launched XNA Game studio so that people can create game for the XBox360 and Windows.  Yeah baby… http://msdn.microsoft.com/directx/XNA/gse/ Tutorials http://xna101.spaces.live.com/  

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My Wellington Trip – How many customers can you see in 2 days ;)

I’m currently in Wellington for a number of customer meetings and events. Yesterday my team ran the following: ·         Microsoft Research Round table – for heads of department teaching IT, it was a good meeting and we discussed pretty evenly three key things: o   Getting more people to enroll in IT study to boost student…

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Visual Studio Team System Resources (VSTS)

I’m very proud of Visual Studio Team System and what Microsoft have done here – I’ve blogged about it in the past a reasonable amount (between my big gaps).    It is worth stating that tools like this take more then just installing to get the most out of them (you get a huge amount from…

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Keeping the team busy

We are on the road again currently ·         Designer meetings with Nigel – registration link ·         Architect Councils with Mark ·         User Group Meetings with Darryl – registration link ·         Business Desktop deployment with Nathan ·         Microsoft Research Asia with Paul ·         Channel Education and Tools meetings with Mark/Dean

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Wow – it’s been busy, I think I always say that, but it really has been…

Since I last blogged there have been a  few updates to my team. ·         Mike Zeff – jointed the team as the Developer Advisor for Software Vendors (ISV’s) ·         Dean Edwards – joined the team as marketing manager ·         Mark Walton – jointed the team (on a contract basis) at the developer tools sales person…

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TechEd ‘Live’ is live

With TechEd NZ selling out 8 weeks early one of my challenges has been to work out how to get the TechEd message out to more people.  To assist with this we have launched a new site called TechEd ‘Live’ – www.techedlive.co.nz.   On this site you will get: A broadcast of the keynote Daily…

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TechEd New Zealand is a sell-out

It’s been a manic few weeks here at Microsoft – a lot is going on and today we closed our financial year.  I might do a post over the next few weeks as I think we have had an amazing year in terms of products and achievements…   But I digress – lets get back…

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TechEd – Selling Fast

Today 1 week after opening earlybird ticket sales we have hit our 260th registration (yes two hundred and sixty people already!). This is unprecedented demand for this event – it’s great news for the event and shows the level of passion out there. If you have not registered yet, then get a move on… We…

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I’m on holiday

I’m about to go back to the UK for a few (3) weeks – I think my team will be happy to be rid of me for a few weeks and I’m really looking forward to the break – it’s been a savage few weeks. See you all when I get back!

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The 2007 Office Suite UI – Why change is good….

A great set of posts that describe the 2007 Office Suite UI changes.  I’m very excited about these changes…   http://blogs.msdn.com/jensenh/archive/category/11720.aspx   Note – correction I had an incorect link before

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