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  • Blog Post: GreenButton Launches InCus

    Wellington-based cloud technology company GreenButton launched a new cloud service last week, named inCus . This service combines cloud computing and smart language recognition technology (licensed from Microsoft Research) to create a searchable index from spoken words in video footage . Imagine the...
  • Blog Post: Zoospeak :: From Concept to Cloud

    Working in the Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) team is a lot of fun, we get to do all kinds of cool things like TechEd , Imagine Cup and TechDays . We travel the country talking to techie folks and communities about the latest Microsoft technology on offer. But the irony is that it’s sometimes...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio/Windows Azure NZ Launch – Register Now

    We’re proud to announce a combined Visual Studio 2010 and Windows Azure launch for New Zealand. It will be a half day event covering the very latest thinking in software development and cloud computing. We have some top notch international speakers lined up on both topics so avoid disappointment and...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Cloud Story – in One Slide

    One part of my team’s mission is to evangelise our Software + Services (S+S) strategy and our cloud offerings, with an emphasis on Windows Azure . As part of this I get to present many sessions that seek to explain our cloud strategy, It would be fair to say some of our customers and partners don’t have...
  • Blog Post: Try Windows Azure – and win an MSDN Subscription!

    With the commercial launch of Windows Azure coming on Jan 1st 2010 we’re running a competition to celebrate. Check out the details and fine print , but all you need to do is request an Azure token (these are limited so be in fast), then deploy an app to Windows Azure – any app! If your app is running...
  • Blog Post: PDC Day 1

    A beautiful late autumn day in LA and thousands of developers descend once again on PDC. You may have heard something about cloud computing over the last year or so – well, there’s no escaping the next computing application model here at PDC, on day one anyway. Ray Ozzie kicked off the keynote with the...
  • Blog Post: December Unplugged – It’s Big!

    We have a big line up planned for our December Unplugged tour through New Zealand. It’s post- PDC (MS Professional Developers Conference) so of course we’ll be focusing on Windows Azure along with what’s coming in Visual Studio 2010 . On the TechNet side Nathan will take you through the process of migrating...
  • Blog Post: Professional Developers Conference – LA 17-19th November

    I’m looking forward to PDC again this year. Last year was the first time I have had the opportunity to attend and it was a real experience. We unleashed Windows Azure on the world and laid out the Microsoft cloud story, previewed the Office Web Apps plus a whole heap of other things – it was good to...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Talk – Auckland Connected Systems User Group

    Thanks to Thiago Almeida for inviting me along to talk about cloud computing at the Connected Systems user group last week – and thanks to all the folks for coming along to listen. I’m always impressed by the number of people who give up their evening (in exchange for beer and pizza, let’s be fair) to...
  • Blog Post: GOVIS Session

    I had the opportunity a few weeks ago to present a session on cloud computing at the 2009 Government IT conference GOVIS – which was a lot of fun. You can view it on the GOVIS media site or Nigel’s cross-platform implementation is here (which is a story in itself!). Here’s the session outline: The introduction...
  • Blog Post: PDC #4

    Thinking about the cloud So last day at PDC (Thursday) - no big announcements or showcases today. I just went to Gianpaolo Carraro's session on expanding applications to the cloud - a kind of architectural guidance talk which might contextualise cloud computing if you're feeling a little dazed and confused...
  • Blog Post: Every (red)dog has his day...PDC #2

    It's been a big couple of days here at PDC where we've made some of the biggest announcements in the history of the company. There's plenty of press coverage of the release so I'll give you a high level, personal perspective: Monday 27th of October saw the delivery of the first installment of the embodiment...
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