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  • Blog Post: Coming events .... May - June 2009 UNPLUGGED Roadshow

    Mike Zeff, Nigel Parker and Nathan Mercer are hitting the road again to bring you the latest and greatest around Windows 7, Windows server 2008 R2 and Silverlight. There are two streams for this roadshow – The Technet Stream and the MSDN Stream. Locations are Palmerston North, Tauranga, Hamilton,...
  • Blog Post: TechNet UNPLUGGED Event: Windows 7 Technical Overview and Installfest - April 2009

    Heads up ! - the excellent Mr Nathan Mercer is doing the rounds again this time focusing on Windows 7. This is a must if your into all things Tech Net and comes highly recommended for developers and architects as well. Lets face it most of us will using this technology or at least touching it within...
  • Blog Post: Big Deal #1 – Cloud computing - Announcements from PDC in Los Angeles – Oct 2008

    Speaking personally – ‘Big Deals for Me’ of 2008 I am starting the New Year with reflections on the year just gone in the form of three ‘big deals for me’ that came out of 2008. I’ll discuss each of these ‘Big Deals for Me’ , how they are inter-related and where I expect them to lead in 2009 over...
  • Blog Post: NZ Events: November Unplugged – Technical sessions for Developer and Support professionals

    For those of you who have never been to an unplugged event before they are a lot like our architect forums but with a more operational ‘hands on’ focus. They have been running for just over a year now and have proven to be very popular. In current times money can get a little tight for things like...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Available Tues Oct 14 US Pacific time

    Following on from last month’s Architect Forums with Matti Seikkula which showed the use of Virtual Earth, SQL 2008 spatial and Silverlight I promised a number of folk that I’d blog when Silverlight 2 actually becomes available. The answer is Tuesday Oct 14 (US Pacific time) – there is a press pass...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System 10 on Channel 9

    I will be covering some of this material in a fortcoming New Zealand Team system Users group session later this year. In the meantime this session is well worth watching as an early 'heads-up' for what is coming in Visual Studio Team System 10 (aka Rosario). Norman Guadagno, the Director of Product...
  • Blog Post: Events - Architect forums in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland

    Title: Just like being there – Combining video with geo-spatial data by Matti Seikkula Combining the visualisation of being there with the knowledge of where you are and with relevant information about that particular location is a powerful concept. Its potential uses include; - Management of...
  • Blog Post: Tech-ed 2008 is dead - Long LIVE Tech-ed 2008 !

    Tech-ed live is on-line ! In the opinion of yours truly who has been to absoluley every Tech-ed ever in New Zealand this years event was another success. For sure one may refelect that last years Tech-Fest was better than the year befores etc but on balance the event continues to grow in popularity...
  • Blog Post: The Case for SOA - Harvard Business Review

    For those of you interested in the 'business justification' and Return On Investment (ROI) of Services Orientated Architecture (SOA) there is an excellent article in the June 2008 edition of the Harvard Business Review (HBR). Entitled "The Next Revolution in Productivity" the article focuses more...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Saas and S+S Architect Director coming to New Zealand

    Read it first on NZ ARCast . Further to this entry on NZ ARCast I am delighted that Gianpaolo Carraro (GP), Director, DPE, Platform Architecture is coming down to New Zealand to give a series of talks on Saas and Software plus Services (S+S). He will be talking to Independent Software Vendors,...
  • Blog Post: Dark Horses are fun – especially in banking !

    The National Bank ( www.nbnz.co.nz ) have recently re-released a significant part of their customer facing web site using ASP.NET, the parts replaced were previously a mix of ASP and PHP. In terms of content the site is functional and clean and still retains all that good stuff that has helped make the...
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