Monday, June 25, 2007

XNA games development studio seminar

I know i haven't updated this blog in a while but i hope all your exams are going well. The MS people have planned for next semester an XNA seminar at the university. At this point we don't have any concrete information to pass on but this is planned for early next semester. If there is anyone interested in getting involved with this on more than just an audience member please contact me and ill get you in touch with the right people. I will post more information about this as i get it

hope you all have a good holiday.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

the email

sorry forgot the email in the last post its

Sunday, May 13, 2007

New email address

For anyone that needs to contact me I have a new email address for all Microsoft related things at uni.

Monday, April 30, 2007


The "generation" of Microsoft development products that will be released is visual studio code name "Orcas", aka VS9, aka VS2007. We are planning for a campus launch some time semester 2. However there is a public beta out that is pretty stable. The beta works off .Net 3.5 and also extends C# with things like LINQ.

If you are interested in downloading it go to link alternatively i may be able to get my hands on some burnt copies of the software.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Office 2007 survay

I just got a request from the MS people for those of you who bought a copy of office 2007 at the student price to complete this survey. They are offering anyone who completes it an entry into a draw to win an X-box 360.


Monday, April 23, 2007

Vista and office Presentation

I hope those of you that come to the Vista and Office presentation today found some use from it. Ive attached some pictures, and unfortunately they are not too good.


Sunday, April 15, 2007

Office 2007 - Student Edition

As most of you know there is a $75 version of office 2007 available. This version contains most of the individual pieces of software that the ultimate version has. Microsoft is also offering a $25 yearly subsection for the same software.

You can buy the software and download it from However if you don't want to download the software then leave some contact details and i can get you a CD with the key pieces of the office suite.

Also if your interested in a trial of the software i can also get you a copy of that, same deal applies leave some contact info and I will get it to you.

hope you all had a good holiday

- Alex

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

UNSW Vista Launch

Its been a while since i updated this blog but there are several events round the corner. The main one that we have in planning is the windows Vista launch at the university its been planned in the next few weeks (after the semester break).

Here we will introduce the features of vista and we will have several presenters. We are going to showcase the features that make vista firstly and improvement of windows XP. Then what makes it unique from everything else that is out there.

If anyone has any questions about vista or anything else that Microsoft is doing on campus feel free to contact me.

Happy Easter


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Semester 1 plan

I have the following planned for semester 1 for events at the uni!
  1. Official Imagine cup launch - there will be some surprise announcements at the official launch so stay tuned
  2. MSDNAA show case - we will be demonstrating the new MS products that have been put onto the market just recently. Hopefully some hands on stuff and maybe even running one or two labs
  3. MSDNAA install fest, im not too sure if this is really that required at CSE, but possibly run this in conjunction with the other MSP that is joined to the commerce faculty.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Vista and Office 2007 Launched

Yesterday saw the release of Vista and office 2007, at a midnight launch in Harvey Normans around Australia. This was marketed by Greg Harvey selling the first copy of Vista and a couple of them signed by Bill Gates. While this in itself would be exciting most institutions have had access to it for 2 months and those of us who risked the beta builds or even alpha builds may have been using for more than a year.

So what got me interested in the launch was the look of the casing that the product is sold in, and unfortunately I was rather disappointed! I expected a shiny metal case but only saw plastic, but at least it was not cardboard like so much other software is sold in.