Microsoft Surface RT and Office 2013 Updates

  One thing I really like about the Windows Surface RT is that it is set to automatically apply Windows Updates so the device is always be up to date.  You can also check for updates anytime by swiping in from the right, selecting Settings and the Change PC Settings.  Then from the Settings screen…


SharePoint 2013 RTM available on TechNet and MSDN

This morning I received an email advising that the Technical Preview version of SharePoint 2013 has been updated to the Release To Manufacturing version and is now available for download from TechNet and MSDN. So no excuses now, download the RTM version and start building your business solutions today. Some of the new capabilities of…


Project and Visio Australian Roadshows

Please join us around Australia for a series of free sessions learning how to get the most out of your Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio investments* *Visio Sessions only available in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra For Project users, we have two sessions: Project reporting in Project 2010, and second, how to utilize project server’s workflow…


SharePoint Videos

Have you seen the Videos page on   There are dozens of videos about SharePoint ranging from Composite applications thru Large Scale Deployment scenarios.   If you have a few spare hours it is definitely worth a visit… Here is a sample of the videos. Internet Digital Marketing with SharePoint 2010 Digital Marketers today need to…


Visio 2010 Add-in for SharePoint Network Topology

At the SharePoint Conference 2011 Microsoft released a new Visio add-in for visualising the status of SharePoint 2010 farms.  The solution directly benefits those managing SharePoint 2010 installations and demonstrates the power of Visio Service as part of an effective SharePoint deployment.  Details can be found on “The SharePoint Network Topology Diagram Add-in leverages…


SharePoint Saturday–Melbourne

On the 22nd October I attended and presented at the SharePoint Saturday Melbourne event.   It was great to catch-up with all the guys from the SharePoint community and attend some great sessions. I presented with Shyam Narayan on Optimizing SharePoint Internet sites.   During the session we discussed caching, image delivery optimisation, developer tips and tricks.  …


Mango’s are sweeter than Apples… WP7 Mango reaches RTM

Earlier this morning (Seattle time), the Microsoft Windows Phone development team officially signed off on the Release to Manufacture (RTM) of the build of “Mango” for Windows Phone. Juicy Mango’s are sweeter than Apples and much more substantial than Blackberries….   Read the official team blog post;


SharePoint 2010 SP1 is now available for download

Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 Products is Now Available for Download Service Pack 1 includes stability, performance, and security enhancements that are a direct result of your feedback. IMPORTANT NOTE It is strongly recommended to install the June 2011 Cumulative Update immediately after the installation of Service Pack 1. The June Cumulative Update includes…


New SharePoint End User Website Goes Live

Microsoft has just launched a new End User focused website This new website is dedicated to driving SharePoint adoption by delivering a rich set of experiences and content to engage and educate business users.  The three main goals of this site are to: Inspire and educate business users to do more with SharePoint through…


Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 announced

Announced at TechEd North America on Monday, SP1 for Office and SharePoint 2010 is being scheduled for release at the end of June 2011.   This release will include updates across the client suites and server products.  Check out the list of improvements and new features on; The SharePoint team blog The Office team blog…