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Smith: Unum's two million dollar man

Recently I found that Unum, a Fortune 500 company that provides long term and short term disability, group life and long term care insurance for more than 100,000 companies, uses OneNote 2007!  Looks like they save over $2 million by switching to OneNote by going to a paperless system.

CB068328_LoRes Creating, Saving, Sharing Themes in Windows 7. An in depth how to from the Engineering Windows 7 blog.

From Sarah Arnold: Opportunity to win a Windows 7 Laptop if you are a Microsoft Partner

The Worldwide Windows Marketing Team has launched a Windows 7 partner video contest and I would love to see Australian Partners involved.

To get involved all you need to do is be a Microsoft Partner, create one or many 2-3 minutes video(s) and post it to DigitalForumTV.comfor voting by anyone with a Live ID.

Microsoft Mapping Roadshow – Melb, Syd, Brisbane - 9-12 June

Places are limited so if you do wish to register please do so ASAP at

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Cool tools- round up

More interesting things I have found since yesterday.

Australian residents can go in the draw for a Windows 7 T-shirt courtesy of Long Zheng.

The Complete Swiss Army Knife And if you are running Windows 7 some important news about the UAC. – especially take note of the the last paragraph which says:

Update: I’d also like to reiterate, until the RC build of Windows 7 is available, everyone using the Windows 7 Beta should change their UAC setting to “max” to ensure they are safe from either UAC vulnerabilities.

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The Family that Exercises together ... Enter the Wii Fit

After scouring Brisbane by phone I finally located a possible Wii Fit. One store had one that had been set aside for a customer – they were going to ring and see if they still wanted it. It was my lucky day. As I arrived to pick up the Nintendo Wii, the chap said he had manage to secure the Wii Fit for me as well.

I rang 10 or 15 outlets yesterday to discover none had any in stock, yet all were advertising them like mad. Responses ranged from “we can put you on a list but its first in first served” to “we will guarantee you one by Christmas!”

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KROSTech Mid Winter LAN and UT2004 Tournament

Start: 21 Jun 2008 - 9:00am

End: 21 Jun 2008 - 11:59pm

This event is going to be a combined event with RAW WAR and is at Rivers Baptist Church 90 Francis Road. we will be running a UT2004 Tournament. Details below.

LAN Format is as follows:

  • 9am setup
  • 10am free play
  • 5pm install set up and test UT2004
  • 7pm tournament starts
  • 11pm tournament finishes and prizes
  • 11:30pm packup
  • 12am depart


  • $12 including Pizza for dinner
  • No lunch provided
  • Network cables and power boards supplied

UT2004 Tournament details.

We will run a UT2004 tournament from 7PM to 11PM with prizes.

  • This will be run in teams of 4 - if you don't have a team or only part of a team we will randomly assign players or bots to assist.
  • If you do not have the correct version installed (6.39) and ready to play by 7PM we will start without you. We will provide mods and maps.
  • Each team will play others on a predetermined roster and culminate in a semi final and grand final.
  • Each team will choose a map and game type and play the other team with their choice as well - eg 2 games per round. Each round will be time limited and will be synchronised.
  • We might just throw in a couple of special all in rounds as well.
  • Results will be collected at the end of each round and collated by tournament admin - its is the team's obligation to make sure this happens.
  • Arbitration will be settled out in the carpark with a foam sword fight!
  • Thanks to new sponsors TerraMedia for tournament prizes

Log in and sign up for the event on the website to get a free drink voucher.