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  • Blog Post: Vote win 1 of 2 XBOX360s!

    Technology can be the force that transforms great ideas into real world solutions. And that's the point of the Imagine Cup every year - to use technology to make a difference. These teams from around NZ have come up with solutions to the world's toughest problems. Check out their idea and see if it is...
  • Blog Post: Win a copy of Dawn of War II - by responding to mydevworld this month!

    Win a copy of Dawn of War II PC game by filling in a quick survey with your Windows Live ID. The developer survey will only require 5-10 minutes of your time. Our dev and his cubicle buddies will share some of their real life stories from the office. The winner will be notified on the 1st of April 2009...
  • Blog Post: Announcing New Zealand's Strategic Partners for the 2009 Imagine Cup Competition!

    I am really excited to annouce the partnerships established with Imagine Cup NZ for 2009. The core objective of Imagine Cup encourages innovation via technology and also encourages closer collaboration between academia and industry. Our partnerships with Fronde, Intergen, NextSpace, Provoke, The NZ Computer...
  • Blog Post: Check out Tech.Ed 2008 NZ online!

    Annually we run the Tech.Ed conference for IT professionals in the industry to showcase Microsoft's latest technologies and innovation. This year, we have also chosen to deliver the experience online for those who couldn't make the event. Check out www.techedlive.co.nz to see the keynote, popular technical...
  • Blog Post: Support the next generation of ICT professionals with Imagine Cup 2009!

    The New Zealand team performed well at the world wide finals in Paris this year - however it was our neighbour Team Australia who took out the title of Software Design Winner Title for 2008. The theme and location for Imagine Cup 2009 has been annouced . Registration is now open for industry and academic...
  • Blog Post: Brightest Spot in the World for the first week of July!

    This week, our winning NZ Imagine Cup team will be joining 400 students from all around the world in Paris for the World Wide Finals of Imagine Cup ! Stay tuned online and track our progress as our NZ teams competes for the title for Software Design winner for Imagine Cup 2008! Also, the theme and location...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2008 NZ Preliminary Finals - Results Announced

    Last Thursday, we conducted the preliminary round of the NZ Software Design Invitational. We had a number of teams present to our panel of judges: Mauricio Freitas - Blogger, Geekzone David White - Lecturer, University of Auckland Alex Broughton - Customer & Partner Experience, Director...
  • Blog Post: Thank you for participating in the Faculty Connection Breakfast 2008

    Thank you once again for those of you who have attended the Faculty Connection Breakfast and the 2008 Launch Wave event during March. I hope it has been valuable and as always if you do have any feedback please let us know by emailing us at nzedu@microsoft.com . Here are some of the links and topics...
  • Blog Post: DEV JAM On Campus - Technical Demos for 1st Year Students

    The Microsoft team is coming on campus this semester to conduct technical demos to your first year students. The demo will include the following scenarios: Learn how to convert your media files into Silverlight and stream it for next to nothing! Create games for WIndows and XBOX360 using the...
  • Blog Post: Thanks to Singapore Airlines, NZ Software Design Finalists will be travelling to Paris for the Imagine Cup 2008 World Finals

    We welcome Singapore Airlines to the NZ Imagine Cup competition. With the support of Singapore Airlines, New Zealand can be represent in the worldwide finals in Paris, France this year in July. Singapore Airlines aids the Imagine Cup through providing international travel to competitors. The airline...
  • Blog Post: Vote for your favourite NZ team for Imagine Cup 2008! - Your opinion counts!

    Voting has now started! Support your team now! They’ve got to imagine a world where technology enables a sustainable environment. You’ve just got to vote for your favourite team and you could win an XBOX 360. Or one of 10 x Windows Vista Ultimate or 10 x Microsoft Office Professional 2007. Terms...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dreamspark Annouced - Free developer and software for all higher education students!

    Dreamspark is providing university students around the world access to the latest developer and designer tools at no charge. The first phase of Dreamspark is now live in 10 countries including Belgium, China, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the US. Dreamspark is expected...
  • Blog Post: Invitation to the Faculty Connection Breakfast - Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch

    This is an invite only event. If you have received an invitation, please register below. If you have not received any invitation, you can request for one by emailing nzedu@microsoft.com . Christchurch - Tuesday 11th March - Christchurch Convention Centre - Click here to register ! Wellington -...
  • Blog Post: Sign up as an academic mentor for Imagine Cup 2008 Today!

    Join Imagine Cup today as an academic mentor and get a chance to travel with the team to Paris, France in July 2008. We are aiming to have a team representing each ICT department across the country and with your help we will be able to do this. Imagine Cup communicates a compelling message about the...
  • Blog Post: First in the World - to Launch Vista and Office in South Auckland!

  • Blog Post: New Zealand Software Design Invitational - Now Open

    New Zealand will be holding its Software Design Invitational for the first time this year with the goal of selecting the best team to represent NZ in the worldwide finals at IC2007. The localised Software Design invitational will give students an opportunity to interact in a deeper level with their faculty...
  • Blog Post: IC 2007 - What is in it for me?

    Any competition requires a degree of talent and skill but also a fair bit of effort. We want to make sure that if you can demonstrate that you have a great idea, we will do everything we can to make it into an awesome idea. Software Design - You will firstly be competing in the NZ finals (end of May...
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