Tech.Ed

  • Microsoft personally inviting journalists to Tech.Ed

    Microsoft Tech.Ed is quickly approaching for 2012 and Microsoft are getting creative in drumming up excitement around the event. This afternoon journalists started receiving personalised messages from Microsoft personnel. As a Tech.Ed regular, I happened to be one. You can watch my personal welcome to Tech.Ed by none other...
  • techAU Podcast Episode #58 – 7am-2am

    The latest episode of the podcast is now available. The show notes are available below, along with downloads. If you prefer to stream it live, then the YouTube version is available at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget you can subscribe to techAU via iTunes and Zune. Downloads...
  • Commercial Kinect SDK may come with Marketplace

    On June 16th this year, Microsoft made the Kinect for Windows SDK available for enthusiasts. This was an official release providing access to all the Kinect hardware, unlike the hacks that came before it. Since then, Kinect is being used in new and exciting ways, yep, your a creative...
  • Resonate Solutions helps business improve customer connections

    Australian company Resonate Solutions have built a Business Intelligence application running on SQL Server 2008 + Analysis Services, while leveraging Azure burst processing to post-process and transform this data into Deep Zoom images and PivotViewer’s CXML. Customer feedback is digested and made sense of by detecting trends using automated...
  • TrafficMate WP7 app uses live data. GPS just got smarter.

    Recent Australian Bureau of Statistics research showed that 750,000 people in Queensland travelled to work by car, motorbikes or even scooters. It’s not surprising that congestion and traffic delays are an ever increasing frustration. Ezi Data Solutions have created a Windows Phone app called TrafficMate. This app uses up-to-the-minute...
  • TransHub taps Gov data to minimise multi-mode commute times

    TransHub is a Windows Phone application looking to solve traffic congestion issues in your city. TransHub can instantly recommend the fastest routes to your desired location across multiple transit methods. Soul Solutions created the TransHub application, using NSW government transport data for Sydney to deliver timetabled information, on-demand journey...
  • Forza 4 and Star Wars Kinect playable at Tech.Ed

    During last night’s closing party at Tech.Ed Australia, attendees were treated to something pretty special. Two hotly anticipated upcoming games, Forza 4 and Star Wars Kinect were actually playable at the event. Forza 4 is due for release on the 11th of October and Star Wars Kinect was recently...
  • Family HQ is a private social network for your extended family

    Family HQ is a new concept in social networking – it’s private. An Internet start-up that is 100% owned and developed within Australia, Family HQ is the first Australian social network of this type. During Microsoft’s Tech.Ed conference I got a chance to sit down with the Co-Founders Jase...
  • WP7, Surface and Slate demo shows off the future

    Science fiction has always taught us to think about the possibilities of technology far into the future. In fact, many technological developments have been heavily inspired by what we see in movies, often making that a reality is a a timely and very costly exercise. For consumers, its a...
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