Females in Telecommunications & Technology Combines forces with Geek Girl Dinners for a Speed Mentoring Event

In November, Sydney Girl Geek Dinners joined forces with Females In Technology and Telecommunications (FITT) for its first networking event, kindly sponsored by Microsoft.  The event provided a fun and interactive speed mentoring game, with the overall goal of sharing ways you can get involved in mentoring & give or receive support from your peers…

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Tip For Windows Live Writer: Auto Save

Yesterday, I learnt a lesson the hard way. After reformatting my machine not that long ago & reinstalling all my favourite applications, I didn’t notice that some of their settings had been set back to their Defaults. Unfortunately I learnt when I rebooted my machine yesterday without even a second thought as to whether or…

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New Local SQL Server Resource for Australia on Technet

Marcella Larsen, our Senior Product Marketing Manager for SQL Server has just put the finishing touches on the TechNet SQL Server TechCentre. This site has been set up as a local Australian resource to support IT Managers & DBA’s with the latest SQL Server-related information and as a connection point with the Australian SQL Server…

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In Sydney this Friday & Fancy a Drink?

Silicon Beach drinks is a community gathering held every Friday bringing together entrepreneurs & Geeks from local the Sydney area as well as visitors. http://groups.google.com/group/silicon-beach-australia Silicon Beach is a highly active community that seeks to connect & support the Australian Information, Communications and Technology sector. It includes the regular Friday Drinks, more focused events such…

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Upcoming Innovation Days 2009 Road Show

Well just when I have managed to spend a few days at home in Sydney its time to pack up & hit the road again! This time it will be with my awesome team mates, travelling around Australia on the Innovation Days road show. This is your opportunity to ‘get your feet on the ground,…

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Women in IT Networking Event at PDC

Are you attending PDC? Come along to the PDC09 Women in Technology Luncheon to meet and share stories with the powerful, insightful, and intelligent women attending PDC09.  Take part in speed mentoring – an opportunity to gain insight from colleagues’ experiences in the workplace through a confidential circle of peers – based on ‘mentoring circles’…

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CRM/xRM Content at PDC

I am lucky enough to be in Los Angeles attending PDC in person. This year there are 3 xRM related sessions: Managing the Solution Lifecycle for xRM Applications on Tuesday at 12:30 PM Developing xRM Solutions Using Windows Azure on Thursday at 3:00 PM Build a .NET Business Application in 60 Minutes with xRM and…

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Australian CRM User Group Community Update

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the local Australian CRM community is growing. We now have 4 MVP’s, and as of next month, there will be 3 regular in person CRM user groups. Not only that, but our user group leads have joined forces! They will now be working together to share content, speakers…

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Can you build an xRM system in < 3 hours? We did!

Last week in Sydney, we had 2 special guests from Microsoft Corp in Seattle, Bryan Nielson, Director of Worldwide Product Marketing, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and  Nikhil Hasija, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Dynamics CRM who ran our XRM summit event. It comprised of 2 tracks, a 1 day Sales & Marketing Track & a 2 day…

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Ever felt like there was more you could do?

As most of you already know, I am a big believer in programs, events & facilities that support Women in IT. One of the things I have always wanted to do was get proactively involved in a Mentoring program to help support Women working in IT who may not have access to the amazing resources…

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