Kinect for Windows SDK Beta

Microsoft has announced that coming Spring (US) 2011 we will be releasing the Kinect for Windows SDK beta.   Microsoft Research has released a website with more information including an RSS feed that you can subscribe to to get release announcements, updates, news and more. This is a really exciting announcements and will enable people…


The Student House Facebook Page and Garage Sale Competition

This morning Microsoft launched a new look and feel for The Student House Facebook Page.   As part of the relaunch, there is a cool new Garage Sale competition for students, where Microsoft are giving away some of the tech gear from the Student House Competition from last year worth a cool $13k in total over…


SharePoint as an e-Commerce platform

This week saw the Hilton Hotel in Sydney become a mecca for SharePoint fans from across the globe with the Australian SharePoint Conference 2011.   There were over 500 attendees and close to 80 exhibitors.   With four different tracks on offer from Business, Technical IT Pro, Technical Develop and Voice of the Customer, there was something…


UAG and SharePoint mobile access

Ben Ari from Microsoft’s CSS Security team has written a great blog post on utilising UAG to enable external access of SharePoint sites from your Windows Phone 7.    Simply make a few setting adjustments in UAG and then hook up to your Windows Phone 7 by providing the UAG details – easy…  any the article…


Nothing But SharePoint goes live

A new community project that has been under development for nearly a year and went live last night. This is a great example of a public facing SharePoint 2010 web site where they have leveraged a lot of the Platform. They will continue to grow this and showcase SharePoint 2010.  This website provides a community…


Marry Me Microsoft–Are you brave enough?

Microsoft is giving one lucky couple the chance to win $20,000 towards their wedding and $5,000 towards a honeymoon. We’re looking for one tech-savvy, brave guy who is willing to plan his wedding using nothing but a PC loaded with Windows 7, Office 2010 and an internet connection. The groom will be boxed up on…


The first cumulative update for SharePoint 2010 family has been released

Cross post from Stefan Goßner (The first cumulative update for SharePoint 2010 family has been released) Yesterday the first cumulative update for the SharePoint 2010 product family has been released as a delayed June 2010 CU. Unlike the WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 cumulative updates this first cumulative update is not available as server package…


Office Mayor Meetup 2010

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, calling all Foursquare Mayors Next week, we will host the world’s first office mayor meetup for Foursquare users at Martin Place. The winning Mayors will score a copy of Office Home and Business 2010. Moreover, if the winners further blog or post about their favourite feature of Office 2010, they will…


National SharePoint User Group Office/SharePoint/Project/Visio Launch Party

Tomorrow night the various SharePoint user groups around Australia and New Zealand are coming together for a combined Launch Party for the newly released Office, SharePoint, Project, and Visio 2010 products.   I will be hosting the all up live meeting from Melbourne’s event which will be at the Microsoft Office in Southbank. The event in…


RTM versions of the IW Demo Virtual Machines released

The SharePoint and Office 2010 RTM virtual machines which contain the All Up SharePoint demo scenarios have been released.   You can download them from