• Late Developer

    TechEd 2008 - Help us make it even better

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    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...
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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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    One Sync Technology to Rule Them All

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    Not sure if you've seen our announcements a month or so again around Mesh . Mesh is our new platform for connecting people and devices across the web in a really seamless fashion. Think of Mesh as a development platform for enabling synchronisation of...
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    Four Days to PDC

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    Man - I'm starting to get excited. The Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) starts on Monday in LA and Mike Zeff and I are attending to host NZ press and partners. The announcements that will be made next week have been guarded pretty closely...
  • Late Developer

    Just In - Live Mesh is Live in NZ

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    Nigel Parker has just returned from our internal TechReady event in Seattle with the great news that the Live Mesh Technical Preview has been officially launched in New Zealand. Check out his blog post .   This means sign-up on the spot and full...
  • Late Developer

    Getting to know NZ Developers

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    Did you know there is somewhere around 35,000 people who class themselves as software developers in New Zealand? Of course this includes developers, architects, designers, web devs etc. but still a large number of people making their livelihood as a software...
  • 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

    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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    Tech Ed New Zealand 2010 – Call for Content

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    So we’re officially off and running for 2010 with some great interest shown in the first week of sales. If you have a great talk and you’d like the opportunity to present this year go to Mike Zeff’s blog for all the details on how to submit. Good Luck...
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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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    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. ...
  • Late Developer

    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...
  • 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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    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

    IE9 RC Launched Today

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    In case you hadn’t heard – the Internet Explorer 9 release candidate was launched today. It’s fast, it’s clean, it’s secure – give it a whirl…
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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...
  • Late Developer

    Tech Ed 2011 – Behind the Scenes

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    As the exec owner of Tech Ed for Microsoft New Zealand I receive a lot of questions about the logistics of putting on an event of this size. Attracting 2000 attendees, Tech Ed is the largest professional conference held in New Zealand and we’ve been running...
  • Late Developer

    Zoospeak :: From Concept to Cloud

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    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...
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    GreenButton Launches InCus

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    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...
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    2012 Microsoft Imagine Cup New Zealand

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    Congratulations to Team Mobile Eye from AUT for taking out the 2012 Microsoft Imagine Cup . It was an intense competition this year, with four very strong teams making it through to the finals, Thought-Wired, Connect, Aura and Mobile Eye. For those that...
  • Late Developer

    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.
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    PDC Day 1

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    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...
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    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

    Try Windows Azure – and win an MSDN Subscription!

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    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...
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