Wellington Windows Mobile User Group meeting Thursday June 9th, 2005

Details for the next Windows Mobile User Group http://www.wmug.co.nz/ meeting have just been sent out:   The next Wellington Windows Mobile User Group meeting will be held on Thursday June 9th, 2005.  This is a bit sooner than our usual bi-monthly schedule but it is being timed to coincide with recent announcements from Microsoft regarding Windows Mobile…


download final version of Office Communicator 2005 (trial)

Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 is an enterprise messenger that integrates communications capabilities (including instant messaging, rich presence, PC-based voice and video, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and enterprise telephony) with productivity and other communications applications. http://www.microsoft.com/office/rtc/client.mspx the 120 day trial download of the final version is now available for download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9253DBEA-CC4F-4934-B35D-E2C90B6406DB&displaylang=en   Office Communicator is…


Windows OneCare

all over the web now http://news.com.com/Security+gripes+Microsoft+feels+your+pain/2100-7355_3-5705430.html?tag=nefd.top http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/13/technology/13soft.html?th=&adxnnl=1&emc=th&adxnnlx=1115983036-pqN6FBHCAUcJT7StfzEJWQ , “A1” goes public http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/may05/05-13WindowsOneCarePR.asp and announced the service on Friday (US time)  Initially rolling internally before public beta later in the year.  Press release only mentions beta availability and availability in the US itself, will post an update when info on NZ becomes available.  Essentially a managed security (PC Health) solution…


XBOX360

The MTV show was broadcast about half an hour ago, now the new http://www.xbox360.com/ site is up, as well as some new content on http://www.xbox.com/en-US/default.htm too.  The first site has a flash graphic that lets you view the console and controller from different angles   UPDATE also  check out the Xbox 360 video on http://ourcolony.net/ the 30MB “HIGH”…


Bill Gates Keynote from the Microsoft Mobile & Embedded Developers Conference in Las Vegas

Hooray, now that the cat is out of the bag we can finally talk about Windows Mobile 5.0.  That’s the new OS BillG released and demoed in Las Vegas 4AM this morning NZ time   If you’re into Mobile Devices be sure to checkout the next Wellington Windows Mobile User group http://www.wmug.co.nz/ on June 9.  I will…


Windows Server 2003 R2 downloads

R2?  If you haven’t heard of it yet, you will soon.  R2 its a new interim release of Windows Server 2003, shipping around the end of this year – called Windows Server 2003 R2, based on top of Server 2003 SP1 – basically it comes on a 2nd CD (much like the CD1 & CD2 distributions…


Free desktop backgrounds and themes from Microsoft New Zealand.

Desktop Backgrounds for Windows Free desktop backgrounds and themes from Microsoft New Zealand. Someone from MSNZ posted this for download up on the MS Download Centre They’re actually pretty cool,  chewing gum for the eyes.  A kiwi style ‘bliss’ Windows XP desktop background from the mainland.  The “Royale” theme from the XP SP2 Tablet PC 2005 (haven’t…


Microsoft Connect 05

So it’s been a month or so since we did the 3-city Microsoft Connect 05 event.  Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and in that order for a change.  Thanks to everyone that came along and watched a presentation, asked a question or came and said hi and had a beer at the end.  Was good to see some…


So who am I and I what do I do at Microsoft

Great question Mr. Rhetorical, firstly   Who am I? Nathan Mercer, I work for Microsoft New Zealand and am a 5 year Microsoft ‘veteran’ now. Most recently a Technology Specialist (TS) and previously (same role, different name) as a Systems Engineer.  Essentially a technical pre-sales job, it is an awesome position, covering all of Microsoft…

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Post numero uno

Hi there, welcome to post number one of my new blog on blogs.technet.com.  I’ve finally got my act together so let the posting commence…

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