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  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed 2010 is done - but wait there’s more…

    Tech.Ed Online is here! Tech.Ed Online is the best way to catch up on all the latest Microsoft technology updates and training information from Tech.Ed NZ and around the world. With more than 170 sessions available on-demand or for download from Tech.Ed NZ, along with more than 250 sessions from around...
  • Blog Post: The Next Best Thing to attending Tech.Ed NZ 2009 - Tech.Ed Online

    Tech.Ed NZ 2009 was a great event, the turnout (equivalent to last year) was a big vote of confidence from our industry, especially as many companies faced difficult times and reduced training budgets. But the event lives on… This year we’re making Tech.Ed content available to more people. You can start...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed 2009 – Day One Done

    A huge day yesterday as we kicked off Tech.Ed 2009 in Auckland. The keynote featured an intro from ICT Minister Steven Joyce, the worldwide Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell spoke on the global economic situation and the part technology and innovation will play in the future – with some great demos from Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed – What It Means To You?

    I have the great privilege of opening Tech.Ed again this year and I’m really keen to get some of your ideas and thoughts to use in my intro. Comment below, Twitter @TheGasMan , or email me – here’s some starters: What does Tech.Ed mean to you? What’s it mean to your organisation? What’s the best part...
  • Blog Post: Speaking At Tech.Ed 2009

    If you’re speaking at Tech.Ed this year use this banner on your blog/email sig etc.: If you’re planning to blog from Tech.Ed register your blog – you might be quoted worldwide via the Tech Ed Online website! If you’ll be there and want to share - try this one: Link any of these to www.microsoft.co.nz...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed – Tech Girls Dinner

    Another regular satellite Tech.Ed event is Microsoft’s Tech Girls Dinner . Tech Girls Dinner is a very special evening celebrating women working within the IT industry with inspiring speakers and fantastic networking opportunities. Now into its third year, Tech Girls Dinner has quickly become an established...
  • Blog Post: Pre-Tech.Ed Code Camp

    One of the really cool pre-Tech.Ed events is Code Camp, a great thing to do if you’re attending Tech.Ed (or even if you’re not…). This year Code Camp offers an impressive agenda with multiple streams: Development Programming Languages Behaviour Driven Development Domain Specific Languages Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed 2009 – Two Weeks To Go

    Tech.Ed 2009 kicks off in two weeks time (14-16 Sep) at Skycity in Auckland. There are still some places available and you might have seen the special offer we’ve put in place for delegates – it’s a great machine, a real “business class” netbook: Of course we have a fantastic line-up of speakers, tracks...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Tickets - Reminder

    Our early bird places sold out in a record day and a half this year but there are still tickets available, so don’t miss TechEd 2009. We’ve partnered with Canon to come up with a great incentive to sign up.  Register for Tech Ed before 31 July and you will automatically go into the draw to win one...
  • Blog Post: The Road to Tech.Ed 2009

    Last year was my first experience at running TechEd New Zealand. Luckily I have a great team and event partners who know pretty much how to do this after running many successful events over many years. So the 2008 event went off pretty well, we saw some great feedback on the sessions and the event itself...
  • Blog Post: Contribute to TechEd 2009

    From Nigel’s blog: The Tech•Ed 2009 season kicks off this week in LA, and the show comes to Australia and New Zealand in mid-September. We’ve just opened the Call for Content tool so now’s the time to submit that great idea for a session. Go to the Call for Content tool and register with your email address...
  • Blog Post: NZ Top 10 Start-Ups for 2008

    Great to see two participants in last year’s 7x7 pitching session at TechEd 2008 in the top two positions on the Herald’s top start-ups of 2008 list. Read the full story here The aim of the 7x7 session was to invite seven start-ups to pitch their company/product/story to the press – for seven minutes...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2008...done

    Big thanks to everyone who attended TechEd this year. We welcomed over two thousand customers, partners, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, journalists and staff over three action packed days. I hope you had a great personal TechEd experience. I knew we could lay claim to being the largest ICT conference...
  • Blog Post: Everything turned out like we had planned...

    Opshop headlined last night at TechFest and I can't get that song out of my head now - I think the technical term is an earworm! Great night last night, big crowd, cool venue and everyone having a great time. Oh - and there were some technical sessions yesterday too. We had a great 7x7 session yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Day One...Done

    Huge day today. We kicked off TechEd 2008 at SkyCity in Auckland this morning with a keynote featuring yours truly and Kevin Ackhurst (MD of Microsoft NZ). We then heard from our first surprise guest John Key - leader of the National party - on the topic of "What I will do to get New Zealanders...
  • Blog Post: Experience Tech.Ed...Live

    Explore Tech.Ed 2008 NZ as it happens Only a few days until the event kicks off at SkyCity in Auckland on Sept 1st. I'd like to invite you to experience Tech.Ed 2008 NZ from the comfort of your own desktop. Catch all the action, watch interviews with top speakers, popular breakout sessions, behind the...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Keynote Speaker(s)

    We're really fortunate to have Amit Mital , the General Manager for Live Mesh, as our keynote speaker for TechEd this year. While he will be presenting a view of our wider Software + Services strategy, mesh (which is really just an implementation of our S+S platform vision - almost a sample app!) will...
  • Blog Post: NZ TechEd Agenda

    Full NZ TechEd agenda and track   information is now available. Only a few weeks to go now. We're going flat out to pull together the best TechEd yet - look forward to seeing you there.
  • Blog Post: Anzac Spirit Alive and Well

    Tech Ed 2008 Australia: 20% discount With New Zealand Tech Ed 2008 selling out so quickly, we know there are many disappointed customers who missed out on securing tickets.  An option for some may be to attend Tech Ed 2008 in Australia.  Held in Sydney on 2-5 September, Tech Ed Australia features...
  • Blog Post: No Room at the Inn?

    I’m responsible for the TechEd event in New Zealand and want to assure everyone that while the staggering speed of registrations this year indicates it's an important event for the technical community in NZ, we are acutely aware that many people will miss out on the chance to attend. The capacity...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2008 - Help us make it even better

    How do you take New Zealand's biggest technology conference, with a fantastic track record, and make it even better? Well, you tell me! I'm the NZ executive sponsor for TechEd 2008 and I'm really excited to be part of the team putting together this year's event. We're in the planning stages so if you...
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