Training Kit Redux–More developer resources than you could shake a stick at

A while ago, I did a post about the great Developer Training Kits available for free download from Microsoft. Since then, we’ve released a bunch more, so I thought I’d list all of the ones I use regularly in one place. Each of these great resources include hundreds of MB videos, presentations, white papers, demo…


Demos Happen { Here } – State finals starting in Sydney tonight.

This evening (Monday 11 Aug) is the first of the Demos Happen { Here } state finals. We’ll be kicking off at 6pm at Microsoft HQ in North Ryde. Subsequently we’ll be holding finals in the MS offices in Canberra – Aug 12 6pm Melbourne – Aug 13 6:30pm Brisbane – Aug 18 6pm Adelaide…


WOW! It’s the Technology of TechEd Track

Following Kleefy’s not so unexpected announcement, I’ve taken over the Technology of TechEd Track for this year’s TechEd Australia event. Here’s the spiel that I wrote for the track. Come on a journey behind the scenes at Tech•Ed. This track will take you end-to-end in the technology deployed to make the event the showcase it…


Demos Happen { Here } – Win a trip to TechEd in Sydney and/or LA

Note: this competition is open to Australian Residents aged 18 years or over on or before 1 September 2008 One of the cool things we’re doing as part of the launch of Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 is running the first Microsoft National { Community } Demo Competition. Put together…


Another Aussie Success Story – Elcom’s gone all 2008 on us

Another place heroes happen … Craig’s finally announced the results of his labour over the past little while. Elcom, one of Australia’s leading Content Management providers, have switched entirely across to the new wave of products Windows Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 Visual Studio 2008 (with .NET 3.5) Très cool.


SQL Server 2008 Readiness Events in Australia (and heaps more technologies too)

Greg beat me to it. The Australian Partner Readiness site has three great SQL2008 sessions listed SQL 2008 for Developers SQL 2008 BI – JumpStart SQL 2008 : IT PRO Admin : 1 Day JumpStart But that’s just the start of it. Check these out: Application Platform & Windows Server 2008: 1 Day JumpStart BizTalk RFID…


What, more fishbowl movies?

The last batch of Virtual TechEd Fishbowl movies from TechEd Australia have been posted. Check ’em out! (You’ll need to page down at least once because VTE’s been to South Africa, Japan, and now Barcelona in the mean time) A Veteran WIT Tells her Story In this last WIT installment from Tech·Ed Australia, Rose Watson,…


Developer Readiness for Windows Server 2008

Anthony Borton just sent me this (I notice it’s also on his blog – and Chuck’s) Windows Server 2008 Developer Essentials This two-day technical readiness event is designed to introduce developers to many of the new features of Windows Server 2008.  As Microsoft prepares to release the most advanced version of their server platform ever,…