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  • Blog Post: The Great Kiwi Windows Azure Competition

    The Problem: Lots of kiwi developers are signing up to try Windows Azure but are not actually deploying anything. To understand why this is we have talked with a bunch of local developers to get a feel for what the barriers are to getting started. The two most common responses we received are:...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Magazine May Issue is Live

    Editor's Note: This Way-Cool 'Internet' Doohickey It wasn't all that long ago that surfing meant grabbing a board and hanging 10. Keith Ward Silverlight Security: Securing Your Silverlight Applications Josh Twist explains the unique challenges developers face in securing Silverlight applications. He...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash - MIX10 Special: What Happens in Vegas.

    This week the MSDN Flash is a wrap up of everything MIX. We all know the old adage "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas"; yet with live broadcasts , blogs and tweets that is no longer the case. I have just returned from MIX10 with a group of ten kiwis and I'll say that this year's event had some...
  • Blog Post: Azure, Webstock and Jeff Atwood

    Jan 2010 MSDN Flash Editorial Welcome Back! 2010 is kicking into full steam and there are a number of exciting things looming. First of all I'd like to congratulate Jeffrey for winning the random draw for a 12 month subscription to Visual Studio Professional with MSDN Premium in our Summer Windows...
  • Blog Post: Wellington Code Camp Completed, SharePoint Conference Tomorrow

    This week the MSDN Flash is all about spreading the word of three awesome community run events past and present. The Wellington Code Camp. took place on the 13/14th June The New Zealand Community SharePoint Conference is tomorrow in Wellington. Barcamp Auckland 3 is coming up on the 11th July in Auckland...
  • Blog Post: UNPLUGGED – Building Line of Business Applications with Silverlight 3

    I have previously written about the UNPLUGGED road trip that Mike , Nathan and I have been on. I also mentioned that I would be making a screen cast and sharing the source code from the Silverlight 3 Line of Business demo that I delivered. The demo that I presented was based on Scott Morrison’s two sessions...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft UNPLUGGED

    Last week we kicked of the Microsoft UNPLUGGED Road show visiting locations around New Zealand including Palmerston North, Tauranga, Hamilton and Auckland presenting technical sessions for Developers and IT Pros on Windows 7 and Silverlight 3. Check out this short video of the events so far and the photos...
  • Blog Post: ROAD TRIP! MSDN Unplugged Coming to a Town Near You

    Join us for the May - June 2009 UNPLUGGED Roadshow as we visit locations around New Zealand presenting technical sessions for Developers and IT Pros. Choose from either the MSDN Stream for Developers or TechNet Stream for IT Pros . At the end, get the opportunity to install Windows 7 RC on your PCs too...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash - Web 09: It's about User Experience, and the tools to create it.

    Software developer and entrepreneur John Ballinger has been running the Auckland Web Meetup for the last two years. During this time, the group has grown from about 20 to an incredible 550 members. The group meets once a month at the Media Design School in central Auckland for an evening of presentations...
  • Blog Post: Sneak Peak of the Windows 7 MSDN Flash Newsletter.

    If you’ve been missing these updates previously subscribe to MSDN Flash... If you have disconnected yourself over the holiday period you may not have caught up with the news that we have released the first beta of Windows 7. I recommend that you join the Windows 7 Beta Customer Preview Program...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash Christmas Special

    Welcome to the MSDN Flash Christmas Special, If you’ve been missing these updates previously subscribe to MSDN Flash... As work winds down for the year developers all over NZ are venturing out into the sunlight. Like any good movement some will be left behind. If you find yourself stationed by...
  • Blog Post: Sneak Peek of the Next MSDN Flash Newsletter

    Next week my focus turns to an eight city series of MSDN Unplugged events to help web developers get ready for the upcoming release of Silverlight 2 and prepare for what you will see announced at PDC in late October. The session is titled Get Ready for Cloud-Based Services, IE8 & Silverlight 2 ....
  • Blog Post: Counting the days... 26 work days, 3 keynotes, 3 presentations and 1 external conference.

    I just planned my time for the rest of Feb and March and I am overwhelmed by how much work I have left to do. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, on the 24th of March I am flying my family to Europe for a month long holiday! I am going to be blogging infrequently over the coming weeks sorry...
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