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    Microsoft’s Michael Kordahi just announced a discount for TechEd attendees. They can buy the 64GB Surface RT (A$389)  including the Touch Cover ($99) for just A$299. Normally this setup would run you close to $500. There’s a limit of just one per attendee and is only available to attendees....
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    Microsoft’s annual event is about to start, with TechEd registrations opening at 12pm today. While there’s lots in-store, event regulars will be wondering what the large Showcase looks like this year. While session content varies massively from year to year, the most significant difference visually to TechEd is the...
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