Australian and New Zealand SharePoint Conferences 2012 – Call for Speakers Closes 1 December

The Australian and New Zealand SharePoint Conferences are JUST around the corner. These events are organised by a dedicated group of NZ and AUS Community Leaders and MVP’s – Debbie Ireland, Mark Rhodes, Nick Hadlee, Mark Orange, James Milne and Kathy Hughes.  Once again, the team are organising SharePoint conferences in Australia (Melbourne 20-21 March…


Windows Azure BizSpark Startup Camp in Brisbane 2-4 December

Via Catherine Eibner On December 2nd- 4th we are holding an Azure Bizspark Start-up Camp in our Brisbane office in the lead up to the launch of our Innovation Centre. This unique opportunity will showcase the potential when Government, Incubators, Universities and Microsoft come together to help Startups. More details on Catherine’s blog.


Free Art for your WP7 App

If you’re graphically challenged like me, but you still want to create gorgeous Windows Phone 7 applications, you need to find wither a tame graphic designer/artist or a great source of beautiful art that’s designed for the form factor. The folks at Microsoft Japan have released the Windows Phone Apps Art Gallery, which is “created…


SQL Server Denali Sydney Breakfast Briefing 1 December

The good folk at Readify are running a free breakfast briefing on 1 December in the Sydney CBD to give you a lap around the next version of SQL Server, code-named “Denali”. Register on their Eventbrite site.


LightSwitch Star Contest – Win an ASUS Laptop

The folks over at The Code Project have launched a cool contest so you can show off your LightSwitch skills and win prizes in the process. From their release: Do you have what it takes to be a LightSwitch Star? Show us your coolest, most productive, LightSwitch business application and you could win a Laptop…


Talking LightSwitch Shop with Richard

While I was at TechEd last month, I sat down (twice) with Richard Banks and recorded an episode of Talking Shop Down Under about LightSwitch. Richard’s been hoarding his TechEd recordings and releasing them slowly. This one came out today. Check it out.


SwitchedOn LightSwitch and Azure briefings for Wellington and Auckland

I thought I was 33% of the way into the SwitchedOn briefings for LightSwitch and Azure, but today I found out that I’m only 25% through. New cities, Wellington and Auckland have been added to the event, and I’m looking forward to seeing my Kiwi mates and having them commiserate with me about our Rugby…


SwitchedOn Briefing Slide Decks – LightSwitch and Azure

I’ve just finished the first of the SwitchedOn briefings (Adelaide) – we built a LightSwitch application (u:Adelaide, p:Pass@word1) and deployed it on Azure. I’ve uploaded the slide decks: Session 1 – LightSwitch Morning (2.2Mb) Session 2 – both Azure decks (13.5Mb) Session 3 – LightSwitch Afternoon (4.9Mb)


LightSwitch and Azure Around Australia in October and November

The Power of LightSwitch on Windows Azure Update 10/10 – Now with Adelaide Details Introducing Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch, a simple self-service tool that allows developers and business professionals to build business applications quickly and easily for the desktop and the cloud- without the need to code! Come along to our Switched ON briefings in…


Azure Announcements at Build

Early this morning at the Build Conference we announced some exciting new Windows Azure tooling and service enhancements. Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 Windows Azure SDK 1.5 Geo-Replication for Windows Azure Storage Windows Azure Marketplace Service Bus September Release Windows Azure Service Management API Check out the announcement on the Windows Azure team blog.