• Late Developer

    The Microsoft Cloud Story – in One Slide

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    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...
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    PDC10 in Redmond

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    In case you missed the announcement at the Microsoft WW Partner Conference last week – the MS Professional Developers Conference (PDC) will be held this year in Redmond on October 28-29. This is the first time the event has been hosted at the mother ship...
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    New Zealand Places Third at Microsoft Imagine Cup

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    We’re all extremely proud here at Microsoft New Zealand today – Team OneBeep from the University of Auckland took out 3rd place at the worldwide finals in Poland for the Imagine Cup, the first time a kiwi team has progressed beyond the initial rounds...
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    IE8 Standards Change - Reaction

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    It will be interesting to see the reaction to our announcement that IE8 will have improved support for web standards, in particular IE8 will render using web standards by default. Many have been clamouring for this change, and now we are delivering -...
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    2010 NZ Internet Industry Awards

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    I’m involved as a judge for the New Zealand Internet Industry Awards . The objective of these Awards is to showcase the transformational impact of the Internet on the community either in its application through businesses or community organisations. ...
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    Windows Live Admin Center (aka Live Domains)

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    I’ve just been through the process of moving a personal website and domain to a new hoster. I wanted to separate the email for the domain and use Windows Live Admin Center http://domains.live.com to consolidate external email to Live Mail (Hotmail). It...
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    Microsoft NZ is Hiring – Developer Tools Product Manager

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    The Developer Tools Product Marketing Manager is focused on building the success of Microsoft’s developer tools solutions in the New Zealand market. The developer community is the lifeblood of Microsoft’s business and the Developer Tools PM plays a pivotal...
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    Wanted – 1 x Developer Evangelist

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    Microsoft NZ is hiring – I’m looking for an outstanding person to join the Developer and Platform team as a developer evangelist! The Developer Evangelist position is a technical role with the mission of reaching and engaging with the broad community...
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    Visual Studio/Windows Azure NZ Launch – Register Now

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    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...
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    TechEd 2008...done

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    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...
  • Late Developer

    Thin is in

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    Seen a couple of these babies over the last couple of weeks. No it's not a Mac Air - it's a Toshiba R500 and it's smaller and lighter while sporting all the things you expect in a notebook (optical drive etc.)! Nice to see other hardware manufacturers...
  • Late Developer

    Channel 9 Learning Centre – Free Training

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    Did you know there’s a whole lot of resources available to help you get up to speed on our latest technologies – and it’s all free! It consists of a set of courses with each course including a set of videos, hands-on labs, and source code samples to get...
  • Late Developer

    December Unplugged – It’s Big!

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    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...
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    You Could Win a Trip to PDC in LA

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    Here in the Developer & Platform group at Microsoft NZ we’re constantly looking for ways to help and connect with New Zealand technical audiences. One of the best ways is to get out there and meet people which we do through our regular UNPLUGGED sessions...
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    Tech.Ed – What It Means To You?

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    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...
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    Visual Studio ALM Conference

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    Calling all Microsoft Developers and those involved in Application Development! The inaugural New Zealand Visual Studio ALM Conference , sponsored by Microsoft NZ, is kicking off in Wellington on the 6th & 7th April 2011. If you are part of a development...
  • Late Developer

    MIX10 Starts Soon

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    MIX is the big Microsoft web/UX conference. There’s a pile of exciting announcements coming this year so don’t miss out. We have a sizable kiwi contingent in Las Vegas – and not just hitting the poker tables – but if you’re back in NZ wanting to be in...
  • Late Developer

    The Twitter Explosion

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    It’s been amazing to see the social phenomenon that is Twitter explode from relative obscurity to global recognition over the last few months. Jon Stewart has covered it on the Daily Show , US senators have been accused of inattention because they were...
  • Late Developer

    PDC Day 2

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    Excellent keynote from Steven Sinofsky opened the morning – how we built Windows 7, what a great story to tell to a room full of developers. Steven showed off a whole pile of new hardware from netbooks to ultra-thin notebooks, server strength workstations...
  • Late Developer

    Everything turned out like we had planned...

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    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...
  • Late Developer

    Tech.Ed 2010 is done - but wait there’s more…

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    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...
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    Loud people in small places

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    Just returned from a few days in Sydney and was thinking about a news report from last week about a trial of mobile phone usage on planes (Lufthansa or Qantas I think). The aircraft cabin is one of the last bastions of "incommunicado" and I...
  • Late Developer

    PDC Starts This Week!

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    Arrived in LA today and ready for a full on PDC week. Stay tuned for updates throughout the week…
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    Unplugged – Places Filling Fast

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    December Unplugged – It’s Big! We’ve seen enormous demand for our December Unplugged tour over the last week, so I’d encourage you to register for your free place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
  • Late Developer

    New Beginnings - from mainframes to mash-ups

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    I have the best job in Microsoft NZ! I lead the Developer and Platform group which is tasked with exciting communities and customers about Microsoft's new and emerging technologies. I've been around MS for some time and have spent years working with customers...
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