MSDN Australia Book Club #2: Developing Azure Applications for PHP, Ruby and Java using Eclipse

We hope you can join us for our second MSDN Australia Book Club. What’s the Book Club? A regular LiveMeeting community discussion on a chosen presentation or video. This time we’ll be joined by Vijay Rajagopalan to discuss Developing Windows Azure Applications for PHP Ruby and Java using Eclipse" on Friday 5th March 2010 @…

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MSDN Australia Book Club #1: Big Algorithms Made Easy

Andrew Coates and Joel Pobar have organised our first MSDN Book Club! Review Joel’s TechEd presentation, download the slides and join this Book Club LiveMeeting to have your questions answered and to discuss the finer points of “Big Algorithms Made Easy”. More info here.

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Introducing FranklySpeaking

Two of our Developer Evangelists, Andrew Coates and Michael Kordahi (as seen in the “we’re looking for a boss” video) have setup a new podcast, “FranklySpeaking”. It’s a great listen and if you’re interested in technology, I think you’ll enjoy it too…  Let the boys know what you think…

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ZDNet Australia & CeBIT 2008 Emerging Innovation Award

As a major partner and media sponsor of the show, ZDNet Australia is again teaming up with CeBIT to host the ZDNet Australia and CeBIT 2008 Emerging Innovation Award. The award seeks to recognise and applaud stand-out technological innovations that have had a significant impact on the Australian landscape and are helping companies transform their…

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Calling all Green & Indigenous Solution Providers

Nick and I are on the look out for Aussie Partners creating Green and/or Indigenous solutions to create a bit of a list.  Keep an eye on Nick’s blog for the latest list, but expect to see this at our Australia Partner Conference.  To add your company, please either like a comment on Nick’s blog…

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Key Analyst Reports

Just seen this blog posting from Bruce Rasmussen who found this great blog summarising recent analysts reports which ultimately links here. Some of the really interesting ones for me include: IDE Usage Trends (Forrester Research, Feb 12, 2008, .pdf file, 560 kb) This Forrester report examines IDE usage trends via a survey of more than…

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New Voices for Innovation Website

We just launched a brand new, entirely redesigned Voices for Innovation (VFI) website. The new site provides many new features that we hope will make VFI even more valuable to our members and in particular to you. There’s a touch of Silverlight, the ability to personalise the home page, meet other innovators and entrepreneurs, view…

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Aussie Blog Updates

Andy Coates published the latest Aussie blogs Roger Lawrence (Sydney) – our new Group Manager, Developer Evangelism. Still drinking from the fire hose, but blogs increasingly frequently. Bit of a Windows Mobile buff. Dave Glover (Melbourne) – Developer Evangelist extraordinaire and passionate ISV community man. Also digs Windows Mobile, but adds Web things. The keeper…

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Positive changes to the Open XML standard

Brian Jones blogged recently about the latest round of proposed changes to the Open XML standard.  If you read the status report released by TC45 you’ll see that there have been some pretty significant changes proposed so far, and you’ll see more are on the way. Here’s a link to the TC45 report: http://www.ecma-international.org/news/TC45_current_work/New%20set%20of%20proposed%20dispositions%20posted.htm Here’s…

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Popfly for Business

John’s post on Popfly seems to have popped up a lot in the Microsoft blogsphere recently.  There’s a great example on how Popfly could be used in the retail space with the “Gift-o-Matic”… I thought I was pretty familiar with what it could do after a few of Nick Hodge’s demos… but this is cool…

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