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  • Blog Post: Australian Windows Azure Innovation

    Since joining the Partner Team to help partners adopt the Windows Azure platform , I have met many companies producing awesome apps powered by Azure. As such, I created this collection of stories to share with you. If you would like more information, or have your own story to share, please let me know...
  • Blog Post: Save $100 on REMIX10 Australia Lovefest tickets

    As you may have seen on Michael’s blog , REMIX10 has been announced. Please find below the invitation and keep and eye on the REMIX Website for more information and the latest news.
  • Blog Post: MSDN Australia Book Club #1: Big Algorithms Made Easy

    Andrew Coates and Joel Pobar have organised our first MSDN Book Club! Review Joel’s TechEd presentation , download the slides and join this Book Club LiveMeeting to have your questions answered and to discuss the finer points of “Big Algorithms Made Easy”. More info here .
  • Blog Post: MSDN LinkedIn Group

    Most of the Aussie DPE Team are on LinkedIn and I thought I’d create a local MSDN group for Australian Developers to enable some discussion. Click here to join. We’re going to use LinkedIn to ask Developers if there’s interest in participating in the Azure platform community technology preview...
  • Blog Post: Introducing FranklySpeaking

    Two of our Developer Evangelists, Andrew Coates and Michael Kordahi (as seen in the “ we’re looking for a boss ” video) have setup a new podcast, “ FranklySpeaking ”. It’s a great listen and if you’re interested in technology, I think you’ll enjoy it too…  Let the boys know what you think…
  • Blog Post: The Economy and the IT Market

    What do the experts have to say about the economy? Microsoft Financing has invited industry experts, Robert Gottliebsen, Jean Marc Annonier and Tracey Fellows to speak at this 1.5 hour session delivering valuable insight into current economic environment and what this means for you and the IT Industry...
  • Blog Post: Sydney is a Toy City

    Bathtub II from Keith Loutit on Vimeo . Mic showed me these great videos from Keith Loutit .  I thought it was some uber detailed model but it’s a time lapsed video without CGI which is just amazing.  It reminds me of micro machines…
  • Blog Post: Going to the Australia Partner Conference?

    It's been a while since I've blogged with lots happening at work and home becoming a Dad. Another fiscal year has come and gone and my first year in Australia has come to an end. I'm pleased to say they haven't asked me to leave yet so I'm around for FY09. Our next big event for the Partner Team is the...
  • Blog Post: Philippine IT Mission to Australia

    What? PHILIPPINE IT SERVICES ROADSHOW TO AUSTRALIA When? 29-30 April 2008, Melbourne & 1-2 May 2008, Sydney Objective: Make the Philippines part of your growth strategy Bit more detail: The Philippines presents itself as the ideal Partner for Australian businesses wishing to stay competitive and...
  • Blog Post: Attend a Mission to Microsoft HQ USA

    Australian Trade Delegation to Microsoft: Gain early access to MS’s strategic vision for the financial services industry About this mission: Be part of the first-ever delegation of Australian financial services technology and solutions providers to Microsoft’s Redmond Headquarters, organised by Austrade...
  • Blog Post: Aussie Blog Updates

    Andy Coates published the latest Aussie blogs Roger Lawrence (Sydney) - our new Group Manager, Developer Evangelism. Still drinking from the fire hose , but blogs increasingly frequently . Bit of a Windows Mobile buff . Dave Glover (Melbourne) - Developer Evangelist extraordinaire and passionate ISV...
  • Blog Post: Win an AIMIA Award

    Nominations for the 14th Annual AIMIA Awards, the longest running and most prestigious awards in Australia’s interactive media industry, will be closing Friday 9th November 2007! There are plenty of Awards Categories to choose from, so click here to start your entry: Best Advertising or Marketing Best...
  • Blog Post: Welcome Wendy Smith

    Wendy has joined the team and the blogsphere as the new Channel Development Manager, to help the Small Business Specialist Community be successful, which in turn drives our success. Welcome to Microsoft, Wendy ! Technorati Tags: Wendy Smith , SBSC
  • Blog Post: Day One: Australia Partner Conference

    We are half way through the first day at the Australia Partner Conference, in Hamilton Island. Although we have been here since Monday for a series of pre-days, including Unified Communications and Business Intelligence. I'm looking forward to my presentation tomorrow at 2.45pm and hope to meet more...
  • Blog Post: NSW Cluster Meeting

    I attended my first NSW DOT NET Cluster event yesterday. It was a really good evening, with an interesting panel debate on how to raise capital to fund development. Richard White from Cargowise (sitting on the far right) and two Venture Capitalists (on the left), had some good tips, including a link...
  • Blog Post: Meet me in Hamilton Island

    If you are attending the Australia Partner Conference and are doing some cool things around the Web and/or offering any Software + Services solution, click here to visit my profile and setup some time with me. I look forward to meeting you.
  • Blog Post: Software + Services Presentation

    I have almost finished my presentation for the Australia Partner Conference. I've just been told that over 100 have registered, so there goes my plan on secretly moving the meeting to the beach. Unless anybody knows of a large pub on the Island? My gadget says it's 19 days away now... looking forward...
  • Blog Post: Help Required with my APC ISV Sessions

    The Australia Partner Conference (APC) agenda has now been published and may be downloaded here . Please register for our two ISV sessions :) We're going to cover why we think Software + Services is a good opportunity for our partners to make money , how to really partner with Microsoft and some of our...
  • Blog Post: WIN AN ISV AWARD at the Australia Partner Conference

    My APC gadget says it's 35 days until the APC. Looking at Nick's blog , I noticed this deadline to submit your award for the Australia Partner Conference is this Friday 27th to be recognised for some of your great work. Visit https://partner.microsoft.com/Australia/40043064 to sign up. It's easier and...
  • Blog Post: Blue Monster at ReMix 07

    Nick , the DPE team and I both really enjoyed ReMix Australia in Melbourne earlier in the week. Although we had a huge number of Expression Suite evaluation CD's, we ran out. So if you missed out, you can download it from www.microsoft.com/expression or click here for the direct link. One of the many...
  • Blog Post: Register NOW for the Australian Partner Conference

    I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS EVENT! Being new to Australia and having seen the photos, I'm really look forward to visiting Hamilton Island this year... I just to work hard at securing my place :) <Sales pitch on> As Nick Mayhew says, It's the highlight of our year - getting 100s of like-minded partners...
  • Blog Post: Live Writer + Soapbox + Facebook = My top 3

    I'm in the hotel room in Hobart ready for the Partner Roadshow event tomorrow, catching up on email (see view from hotel below - amazing eh?). Whilst waiting at Sydney airport, I was catching up on my blog reading... ...naturally I started with Steve Clayton's blog , where I saw some postings on my 3...
  • Blog Post: I've arrived in Sydney...

    I've finally made it to Sydney and have almost finished my first week at Microsoft Australia. I've been talking to people from around the business collecting ideas; meeting Partners hearing what needs to be done first hand and learning one or two new abbreviations... I've also figured out pretty quickly...
  • Blog Post: Christian Longstaff joining Microsoft Australia

    Hello everybody… I’m transferring to Microsoft Australia next month from the UK to start a new job as an ISV (Independent Software Vendor) Partner Development Manager. I’ve been with the company for over 5 years in various partner facing roles and am really looking forward to this new challenge… ...
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