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  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Platform Training Kit Updated

    The June 2012 update of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit is now available for download. From the download page: The June 2012 update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes over 42 hands-on labs and 18 presentations. Some of the updates in this version include: 12 new hands-on labs for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Australian and New Zealand SharePoint Conferences 2012 - Call for Speakers Closes 1 December

    The Australian and New Zealand SharePoint Conferences are JUST around the corner. These events are organised by a dedicated group of NZ and AUS Community Leaders and MVP’s - Debbie Ireland, Mark Rhodes, Nick Hadlee, Mark Orange, James Milne and Kathy Hughes.  Once again, the team are organising...
  • Blog Post: LightSwitch and Azure Around Australia in October and November

    The Power of LightSwitch on Windows Azure Update 10/10 - Now with Adelaide Details Introducing Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch , a simple self-service tool that allows developers and business professionals to build business applications quickly and easily for the desktop and the cloud- without the...
  • Blog Post: Cool LightSwitch Extensions from Aussie Developer

    Aussie developer Yann Duran has just published his second Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 extension. The Luminous Controls extension is currently a TextBlock and a GroupLayout control. This is the second LightSwitch extension Yann's published, the first being Luminous Themes. He's in the process of writing...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010/.NET 4 Training Kit Updated

    I’ve been raving about our great Training Kits for a while now (including last week’s post on the updated LightSwitch Training Kit ). Last week we also released the March 2011 version of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit and Training Course . The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: NXT2.0 Robot - The Journey Continues

    In my previous post , I talked about getting a new Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 robotics kit and about building TrophyBot to carry around a Lego trophy Catherine Eibner won for being an awesome evangelist . In this post, as promised, I'll talk about how I programmed the robot to move around, shouting "HORRAY...
  • Blog Post: Developer training in Darwin in August

    Got a note in may inbox over the weekend announcing some developer training happening in Darwin. I see Dave's beaten me to it , but I'll repeat here because I reckon it's worthwhile encouraging these kinds of things especially in our more … regional … locations. There are four courses being run, some...
  • Blog Post: TechEd ANZ Call for Content Update

    We’ve had a great response to the TechEd ANZ Call For Content we announced a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the submission count as of this morning: Track Breakout BoF Total ARC 4 0 4 AZU 2 1 3 DEV 25 4 29 DYN 3 0 3 MOB 4 0 4 OFC 31 4 35 SEC 2 0 2 SOA 2 1 3 DAT 12 1 13 UC 7 0 7 VIR 2 0 2 WEB 11 1 12 WCS...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade your MCP for only $25 US*

    I had a great response from the certification vouchers I gave out three months ago . Unfortunately I don’t have any more of those to give away, but Microsoft Learning have announced an offer that’s almost as good. If you’re a MCP and you got your last certification before July 1 2007, you can get a voucher...
  • Blog Post: Free Windows 7 Developer Training in Sydney April 28-30

    As part of the Metro program, we’re running a 3-day Windows 7 Developer Training course in the Sydney CBD April 28-30th. There are a few places left for this course and they’re available on a first-come, first-served basis. The agenda looks pretty compelling: Day 1 Duration Topic 15 Opening 45 Windows...
  • Blog Post: Jeff (and Rocky) on Win7 Security – Webcast Friday 3 April

    Language(s):   English.  Product(s):   Other,Security.  Audience(s):   IT Manager,IT Professional.    Duration:   75 Minutes  Start Date:   Friday, 3 April 2009 11:00 AM Australia (East)  Event Overview  Windows 7 has many features for...
  • Blog Post: Great Azure Training in Sydney CBD Next Week (Free!)

    Update – Wow! that was quick! All the spots are gone. Sorry about that. Dave beat me to it , but anyway … Next week, 10-12 March, Chris Auld is running a three day dive into the Azure platform in the Sydney CBD. There is some great material, it’s free, and we feed you! If you’re interested in attending...
  • Blog Post: Ramp yourself up with Ramp Up

    I know, getting training budget is hard at the moment, but you really want to make yourself as employable as possible. Help is at hand (in fact, it’s only a mouse click away). There are, of course, a whole bunch of Virtual Labs you can do (for developers and for infrastructure people ). There’s also...
  • Blog Post: Dave Does Data (or, "Maybe Pigs do Fly")

    SQL guru David Lean has joined the blogosphere and, of course, he’s started with some hardcore SQL Spatial information. Check out these great posts: SQL 2008 Spatial Samples, Part 1 of 9 - How to Learn SQL Spatial SQL 2008 Spatial Samples, Part 2 of 9 - Background on Spatial Types & Well Known Text...
  • Blog Post: FREE LINQ to SQL Training in Sydney Nov 8th

    Local MCT Deepak Kapoor is running a Free LINQ to SQL training day in the Microsoft Training Lab at North Ryde 10am – 4pm on Saturday Nov 8. With .NET Framework 3.5 Microsoft released LINQ which allows developers to write queries against various data sources using a unified approach. These data sources...
  • Blog Post: He’s Arrived! Andrew Parsons has Entered the Building

    Long time community guy, aut hor , gamer and geek Andrew Parsons has finally come onboard as our Academic Developer Evangelist, a role that’s been sorely missed since Tyson ’s departure a few years back. What’s more, not only has he arrived, he’s already blogging . Drop by and leave him a welcome note...
  • Blog Post: Content when you need it - Great training kits available

    I went to see the clever folk at Vivid Group yesterday. Being clever, they've already established an internal user group of sorts, but they're often looking for compelling content to deliver. Fortunately, I was able to point them to some great resources. The various Visual Studio Training Kits provide...
  • Blog Post: Get twice as certified and help win your User Group $3000 worth of prizes

    As some of you know, I'm a big fan of the certification system . Well, there are only 11 days left of MS Learning's great offer to give you a free exam voucher for each MCP/MCTS credential you get before 31 May. You'll need to prove you passed by sharing your MCP transcript . Here's the skinny (for all...
  • Blog Post: Community is where you make it

    As my blog tag says, it's all about community. Just before I went dark to go on the Wave Launch tour, I got a note from Daniel Vaughan to say he was doing a presentation to a User Group inside the firewall at his work (btw, Daniel's blogged about the presentation - Model Driven Development: An introduction...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 certifications demystified

    Still catching up on my blogging, so this one's a little old. The irrepressible Trika blogged about the VS2008 series of certifications and included a bunch of different paths through the tracks based on your current certification status. There's also a link to a Live Meeting webcast about all this stuff...
  • Blog Post: MS Press Online Store now open in Australia with discounts for UG members until the end of May

    I got this note from Tania Netterfield, our partner manager for CPLS and the local MS Press representative. Hello all, I’m delighted to advise you that our press distributor Woodslane in conjunction with MS has developed an Microsoft Online Press Store which is now LIVE! www.mspress.com.au To help...
  • Blog Post: Help us find this year's most Innovative Teachers

    Eight teachers who use technology in innovative ways to support learning will win a trip to KL next year to compete in the APAC awards. The winner will also receive a laptop computer for themselves and four HP laptops and a printer for their school. The awards celebrate the great work being done by teachers...
  • Blog Post: Out of the darkness - Tech.ED New Zealand and Australia Track Owners

    I went dark exactly two months ago and I'm finally coming up for some blogging air. Look out for lots of posts over the next little while as I clear my "Blog This" backlog. Yesterday at one of Greg Low's CodeCampOz pre-conf sessions I rattled off the names of the track owners for TechEd in...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Certification Live Meeting (APAC Friendly Time)

    I was in a meeting today with Tania Netterfield and she shared some certification plans with me that I'm itching to announce ... but I have to wait. In the mean time, Trika's announced that they've rescheduled the SQL Server 2008 Certification live meeting. The second meeting listed below is at Midday...
  • Blog Post: More VSTS2008 Virtual Images on MSDN

    Matt Nunn sent this round recently - a couple of additions to the many Virtual Images you can download and just start using. I would like to announce that just prior to the holiday season we posted new public VSTS 2008 VPC Images. There are 2 versions of the VPC available: · The first VPC is what...
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