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December Unplugged Events

December Unplugged Events

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We are currently working on the December Unplugged events which are going to be all about some of the announcements made at the Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles recently. A lot of the announcements were around Microsoft’s cloud strategy so naturally we’ll be talking a lot about that. Here is the abstract and registration links:

MSDN UNPLUGGED Developer Event: Take your Applications to the Cloud and Beyond – PDC, Visual Studio, Azure, Office 14 and Windows 7

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Today we will be sharing principles, practices, patterns and tools announced at PDC in October. Come and join us to start your applications journey to the cloud and beyond.
Using computers in the cloud can make a great deal of sense. Instead of provisioning part or all of your infrastructure you can instead exploit Internet-accessible servers and let others worry about keeping systems up to scratch. But why just stop at the cloud? Some applications may have their code and data both operating in the cloud, others may run inside an organisation storing data in the cloud or relying on other cloud infrastructure services. Applications that run on desktops and mobile devices can use services in the cloud to synchronise information across many systems or in other ways. Whatever approach makes sense exploiting and extending the cloud’s capabilities can open up new choices for applications hosting, storage and interoperability.

Presented by Microsoft Developer Advisor Mike Zeff and Microsoft Architect Mark Carroll. Click here for more information. We will be giving away PDC 2008 Top Session DVDs to attendees too.

Registration is free. Location and dates below.

Auckland 8 Dec: Register
Hamilton 8 Dec: Register
Tauranga 9 Dec: Register
Hawkes Bay 10 Dec: Register
Palmerston North 11 Dec: Register
Wellington 12 Dec: Register

Note: This is a 300 Level event for Developers

As you can see, Mark Carroll and I will be presenting this event and we are really looking forward to talking about the new cloud services and tools. The December events will be North Island and we will be doing South Island venues early in the New Year. We will announce venues and dates shortly.

I will also be available to talk about our recently launched BizSpark programme for software start-ups which has been extremely popular in the two weeks sinced we launched in New Zealand.

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