Faculty Training Days just around the corner!

I’ve just managed to secure the last details of the upcoming Faculty Training Day Roadshow and can breathe a sigh of relief. But, if you’re an educator and want to get a handle on some cool technologies so you can use it to teach your students, or to teach your students on how to use…

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Free Academic Day – September 8 – Last Chance to book!

In just over 2 weeks, Microsoft Australia will be hosting a free technical academic day on the Gold Coast. Since this is my baby, I thought I’d better actually write something about it here and not just email and twitter. Here’s the official spiel: Tech.Ed Academic Day is a dedicated day of content relevant to…

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The Aussies Rocked

OK, I’m biased. You don’t need to tell me. But regardless of what you think, the Australian team for Software Design absolutely did indeed rock their presentation. Every time I’ve seen them they’ve been better than the last, but seriously – they were like a group of professionals who had been doing their job for…

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Competition is now underway!

Wow, this is easily the most epic event I’ve ever been involved in. If you’re following my twitter feed (@mrandypuppy) you’ll know that I’ve been using words like “awesome”, “cool” and “wow” a lot as well as a bunch of exclamation marks. I’m conscious of it but I keep getting wowed by the experience, and…

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The “Search Taste Test” – do you really know the difference?

So there is plenty of talk about Google being the best search engine out there, but with some pretty amazing improvements recently made to Live Search, and now particularly the launch of Bing, our new “decision” engine, it’s really time to see if Google really is the best – for you personally. One fun way…

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Finalists for National Imagine Cup Announced

I love my job. Sorry if you’ve heard me say that before, but I do. And it’s for moments like these. I got to tell the five teams who made it to the Australian Finals of the Imagine Cup that they had indeed succeeded in Round 1 and would be presenting their solutions to a…

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Imagine Cup Local Finals – Register your attendance today!

COOL! We’re on the final approach for Imagine Cup 2009 and I’m happy to announce that we’ll be holding the local finals for Australia on the evening of the May 27th. The top teams who have entered the Software Design category go head to head with some incredibly creative and innovative ideas on how to…

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Wanna speak at Tech.Ed Australia? Let us know!

Tech•Ed 2009 Australia is just four months away and we’re now looking for speakers. If you’d like to speak at Microsoft’s premier technical conference, held this year on the Gold Coast, you’ll need to get in quick as the tracks will be finalised over the coming weeks. If you want to know more, Andrew Coates…

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Remix the Mix

11 June 2009 Star City, Sydney REMIX AUSTRALIA Nothing more to be said, really. Remix is Microsoft Australia’s leading conference about what’s on the horizon for both developers and designers and if you’re involved in either of these industries you should seriously consider registering ASAP. We’re talking Silverlight 3, Azure Services, SketchFlow, Expression Blend, IE8,…

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Free training in Sydney May 19-21. Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0

(almost) Completely ripped off from Andrew Coates’ blog… We’ve got a few seats left for some more great free training in Sydney next week – 19-21 May, this time on VS2010 and .NET 4.0. If you’re interested in attending please email Shuk Chan. Day 1 Visual Studio Team System 2010 8:30AM     Registration and Breakfast 9:00AM    …

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