Register to hear Robbie Bach on the future of technology and entertainment

When? Tuesday 9th February 2010 at 6.30pm Where? University of Sydney: New Law School Auditorium Who? Developers who are interested in hearing Robbie Bach’s (President, Microsoft Entertainment & Devices Division) view on the future of technology and entertainment How do I register? Click here to RSVP

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.

MSDN LinkedIn Group

Most of the Aussie DPE Team are on LinkedIn and I thought I’d create a local MSDN group for Australian Developers to enable some discussion. Click here to join. We’re going to use LinkedIn to ask Developers if there’s interest in participating in the Azure platform community technology preview (with the launch scheduled for March)….

Office 2010 Beta Available via MSDN

If you are an MSDN subscriber, Office 2010 beta is available for download. If you’re interested in exploring the developer investments in Office 2010, visit the Developer Centre. SharePoint 2010 is also available via MSDN Subscriber Downloads. There’s plenty of Office + SharePoint 2010 content on Channel9 as well.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Developer Training

Check out this set of nifty Windows Server 2008 R2 training tidbits for developers:   New R2 Learning Center   Explore this significant Windows Server release via a self-paced training course of videos and hands-on-labs with a focus on performance, web, management, and other server solution scenarios.   Learn about developing applications for “many-core” scale, enable…

Visual Studio 2010 Australian Road Show

The developer solution team are visiting eight cities over the next couple of months to tell Australia about the new Visual Studio 2010. Register now as places are limited.

Harvey Norman Plan To Sell The World’s First Copy Of Windows 7

Gizmodo have reported that Harvey Norman will be open at midnight this evening which makes them one of the first retailers in the world to sell a copy of Windows 7. Click here to find a store near you or visit their Windows 7 promo site. You can even follow Harvey Norman on Twitter.

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is Here

Microsoft announced today the immediate availability of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 to MSDN subscribers with general availability following on 21 October. Check out and download Beta 2 Featured overviews and walkthroughs Tell us what you think so far Submit a bug Ask our product manager a…

New look for MSDN

Beth’s blog has some really good discussion about the new look for MSDN just around the corner… the Visual Basic Developer Centre is a good preview of what’s to come… The current look: What’s new? New colour – from red to blue… Better layout on the home page for easier navigation. Essential resources are centred…

3 weeks to submit your AIMIA Amy nomination

AIMIA is calling for entries into the 16th Annual AIMIA Awards, which celebrate the very best examples of digital media in Australia and New Zealand.  Known affectionately as “The Amys” by the industry, the awards showcase work undertaken by Australia’s Interactive Media and Digital Content sectors across a broad range of consumer, business, government and…