Windows Azure Platform Training Kit Updated

The June 2012 update of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit is now available for download. From the download page: The June 2012 update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes over 42 hands-on labs and 18 presentations. Some of the updates in this version include: 12 new hands-on labs for Windows Azure Virtual Machines…

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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…

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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…

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Cool LightSwitch Extensions from Aussie Developer

Aussie developer Yann Duran has just published his second Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 extension. The Luminous Controls extension is currently a TextBlock and a GroupLayout control. This is the second LightSwitch extension Yann’s published, the first being Luminous Themes. He’s in the process of writing Pro Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Development for Apress with Tim…

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Visual Studio 2010/.NET 4 Training Kit Updated

I’ve been raving about our great Training Kits for a while now (including last week’s post on the updated LightSwitch Training Kit). Last week we also released the March 2011 version of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit and Training Course. The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course…

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NXT2.0 Robot – The Journey Continues

In my previous post, I talked about getting a new Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 robotics kit and about building TrophyBot to carry around a Lego trophy Catherine Eibner won for being an awesome evangelist. In this post, as promised, I’ll talk about how I programmed the robot to move around, shouting "HORRAY!" whenever it bumped…

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Developer training in Darwin in August

Got a note in may inbox over the weekend announcing some developer training happening in Darwin. I see Dave’s beaten me to it, but I’ll repeat here because I reckon it’s worthwhile encouraging these kinds of things especially in our more … regional … locations. There are four courses being run, some Microsoft Official Curriculum…

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TechEd ANZ Call for Content Update

We’ve had a great response to the TechEd ANZ Call For Content we announced a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the submission count as of this morning: Track Breakout BoF Total ARC 4 0 4 AZU 2 1 3 DEV 25 4 29 DYN 3 0 3 MOB 4 0 4 OFC 31 4 35…

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Upgrade your MCP for only $25 US*

I had a great response from the certification vouchers I gave out three months ago. Unfortunately I don’t have any more of those to give away, but Microsoft Learning have announced an offer that’s almost as good. If you’re a MCP and you got your last certification before July 1 2007, you can get a…

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Free Windows 7 Developer Training in Sydney April 28-30

As part of the Metro program, we’re running a 3-day Windows 7 Developer Training course in the Sydney CBD April 28-30th. There are a few places left for this course and they’re available on a first-come, first-served basis. The agenda looks pretty compelling: Day 1 Duration Topic 15 Opening 45 Windows 7 overview 90 Libraries…

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