This blog was created for myself to complete the $1000 scholorship with Microsoft that i received towards the end of the year 2004

Location: Shepparton, Victoria, Australia

I'm 16 years of age. I am short, spiky hair, brown eyes and year 11 at Shepparton high School

Thursday, July 14, 2005


I would just like to thank everyone at Microsoft. I would also specially like to thank of my mentors for being and making this happen. Everyone was extremely nice,down to earth andf beautiful people. But this is an experience that is never going to be experienced again it's been a great journey but know has come to an end. It is sad well at least for me, i would love to stay forever if possible but certainly not possible. No words can describe how the past two weeks i've spent at Mircosoft is specially the people. They all are just one of a kind in their own way and i thank them so much!! Thank you guys i really appreciate what you all did for me.
hope to keep in touch.
bye bye

Last Day At Microsoft

Today is my last day at microsoft. Although it's been excellent it's till sad to leave. Everything and everyone is just great!!!
On this day i am working with Pen. The new lab room as i mentioned earlier in another blog that they are setting this room up and should be finished by today so i am helping Pen get it finished. At the moment i am setting up two hp desktops that are going to go in the lab room as there are i beleive four or five plamsa screens. Pen has just left and will be back very shortly. I have set up one hp desktop but do not know the password to the other hp desktop to access it.
When working with Pen on Wednesday i created an infopath document for the booking requests to book the lab room for demos etc.. The document was complete on the day and i now have to upload the document to http://anzmelts/bpc/. It was straight forward what i have to do, just create a new site from the library and browse for the file.
Later in the day the productivity room has been set up and now i have to set up the two hp desktops in the room.
I am now just doing some editing on the infopath document and then uploading it once again. At 4 o'clock the staff and myself going to the como centre to have some drinks because this is my last day.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Second Last Day At Microsoft

Today is my second last day at Microsoft. The past few weeks at Microsoft have been excellent. I never expected it to turn out this good but the adventure is almost at an end.
Today i am working with Mark Cleary. This morning Mark Cleary emailed jill to let her know he will be at work at 11 0'clock because of a meeting he had to attend. From 9am till 11:30am. I than asked Nick Ward if he would like me to do anything for him, he didn't ahve anything planned for me to do but he said just to make a report using report services and just understand the program.

Mark just arrived back from his meeting. Mark has asigned me to once again do somethings about the movie/show guide for media centre. A guide is not provided in Australia. Mark wants me to visit a website This website tells you what is on and when. Mark beleives that it is possible to create a guide through code and linking it back to the website with the movies/shows you request to see the times for.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Eighth Day At Microsoft

Today i'm working with Pen once again. The first thing i was asigned was to complete a few exercises on infopath. This were some lab samples just so i could get to know the program before Pen gave me the work that she wanted me to complete. The exercises were intructions to doing certain things eg: designing an infopath, inserting things etc..
Once i completed these exercises Pen gave me instruction on what she wanted me to do. She wanted me to create an infopath Booking Request for the internet for the new room that is being set up. The Booking Request was just a sheet that you have to fill out to book the room. This request requires account details, session details, who is attending, what is their position and their organization etc...
Once i finished creating the request i had to make all of the options appear once BPC Customer Sessions is selected. This is not hard once you get to know the program but i found it a little difficult as it was the first time i used this program but it was finished.

Seventh Day At Microsoft

Today i am working with a lady by the name of Pen Lewin. I just arrived at work though Pen had to run out somewhere and didn't arrive back for quite sometime. She did leave me with some work for me to do for her, and that was to install Microsoft office 2003 edition onto two laptops that she had in her office. She left me the laptops and a Micorsoft office box but with no cd.
Once i saw that there was no cd i went to Nick Ward for advice on what to do so i then went to the productsweb website but needed someones name and password. That's where Nick comes in handly. He then wrote his name and password so i could then download microsoft office and install it on both of Pen's computers. Once this was done i didn't have any other instructions so Mark came and saw me and ask for me search through google for a guide that doesn't exist in Australia for Media Centre. The guide allows you to choose a movie or a show to watch all you have to do is click.
After i did some research and didn't find and helpful information i then just continued on with some reports and on the side a was working on a website that i am creating just for fun based on a business i would like to have one day.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Sixth Day At Microsoft

Today is the 11 of july. This is my first day back from a week off because of Microsoft team had to attend meetings in sydney. Today i am working with Nick Ward. Nick has organised another laptop for myself because My. Watson is not present. Nick Ward at the moment has got me to install windows web server 2003. After i had installed this then i moved on to install virtual PC, then create a new virtual P with an existing file. A virtual PC allowes in other words to use two windows on the one computer and also allows you to access both windows at the same time without any interruption between the two windows, pretty cool. Once this was done i then had to install SQL server and visual studio, i have had trouble doing this is the past but hope that nothing will go wrong.
I have now finished installing SQL server with only one error! now i am creating reports and applications using SQL server and vitual Pc.