Microsoft taking pricing advice from Sony

While on my lunch break today I decided to visit EB Games just to check out what's new what coming etc… During my browsing however I noticed something that both shocked and confused me. An upcoming game for Xbox 360 which the whole community has been waiting for patiently since the Xbox launched had finally made its way to the "Coming Soon" section. My Excitement however was soon extinguished when I noticed the price of this new game (Gears of War). A whopping $199.00, that’s almost a 3rd of the original console price! Now I understand some games are better than … Continue reading Microsoft taking pricing advice from Sony

Microsoft Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh is here

Jump for joy, Sing Praises, dance around in a circle or whatever you do when your celebrating. Finally Microsoft Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh has arrived. This release is said to fix some 600 bugs from beta 2 and with any luck will put MS on the path for a Late 2006 release date. If you want to get your hands on this update head over to the Microsoft Download Centre. As for me I'm off to install an update I'll keep you all posted on how it goes  

Keeping the Irwin dream alive

As we all know 2 great Aussies passed away last week. Although I can't confess to knowing either of their careers intimately, I can say that  I now have a much better view of Steve Irwin after watching the tribute to his life and the wildlife conservation work that he was so passionate about. With these thoughts in my mind this morning my colleagues and I came in direct contact with the wildlife that Steve fought to protect. While setting up my laptop this morning I noticed a small pile of droppings on my desk, my first impression was that … Continue reading Keeping the Irwin dream alive

Sony’s last ditch effort at stealing market share from Microsoft

As you may or may not know I enjoy a spot of gaming every now and then, my console of choice of course is an Xbox or an Xbox 360.  I also make a point of picking up the Official Xbox 360 magazine each month to keep up to date on what is available in the world of gaming. Today however when I picked up the latest copy of OXM I was met with a  strange sight   Now to the untrained eye this image may look harmless enough but if you look closely you'll see that this magazine actually has a pretty major … Continue reading Sony’s last ditch effort at stealing market share from Microsoft

MOSSIG on the Move!

The next MOSSIG meeting is fast approaching and this moth is set to be a ripper. With TechEd 2006 all wrapped up all that’s left now is to try and process the information that presented. Tim Wragg will spend some time going through the highlights and lowlights of TechEd. Also this month I'll be showing off some of the features around designing and deploying InfoPath forms for both the rich client and the web browser, I actually presented this session while at TechEd this year so the content is hot off the press! We also have Marc Dimmick taking us … Continue reading MOSSIG on the Move!