REMIX10 Last Chance to buy Early Bird Tickets

Tomorrow (Friday 14 May) is your last chance to buy early bird tickets at $195 including GST for REMIX Australia 2010. We really hope you can join us to hear more about the future of the web. There’s plenty of content on developing for Windows Phone 7, Silverlight, Azure and and so much more. Visit…


Save $100 on REMIX10 Australia Lovefest tickets

As you may have seen on Michael’s blog, REMIX10 has been announced. Please find below the invitation and keep and eye on the REMIX Website for more information and the latest news.


Live Services Jumpstart

Spotted this on Angus Logan’s blog about deep technical training on our Live services.  Get in quick as I reckon this will fill up fast.  Although level 300 and beyond tends to be too deep for me, the agenda looks good.  Look forward to seeing some of the results from the session.  If you have…

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Innovation Days 2008

The dates for our ISV road show have now been published and we’re coming to a city near you. What? “Get your feet on the ground, head in the clouds” The day will concentrate on important announcements released at October’s Professional Developer’s Conference, and will focus on our Software plus Services paradigm. This is Microsoft’s…

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Innovation Days, November 2008

We are about to announce our next ISV Innovation Day road show across Australia scheduled for the end of November 2008.  The main theme this year is Software plus Services, which I’m sure won’t surprise many of you.  We’ll be using content from the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) which is in LA at the end…

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Going to the Australia Partner Conference?

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged with lots happening at work and home becoming a Dad. Another fiscal year has come and gone and my first year in Australia has come to an end. I’m pleased to say they haven’t asked me to leave yet so I’m around for FY09. Our next big event…

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Enabling People Through Technology

New research has been released which demonstrates the business benefit of enabling people through technology.  Betsy Frost (Microsoft’s Information Worker Group general manager) discusses the implications of this research by “The Economist Intelligence Unit”, suggesting that people-centric technology represents a key source of competitive advantage.  The survey includes feedback from 1,351 senior exec’s + managers…

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10 Coolest Features in Windows Server 2008

Good article on the top 10 features in the new Windows Server… almost all of which are directly beneficial to hosters. http://www.serverwatch.com/trends/article.php/3716276 Technorati Tags: Software + Services, ServerWatch, Windows Server 2008

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ISV from Mars, Hosters from Venus: if you liked to book, you might like the movie

If you read Gianpaolo Carraro’s “ISVs are from Mars, Hosters from Venus” whitepaper,  Eugenio in his team presents “Nortwind Hosting”, a concept demo showing what an Software + Services / SaaS ISV experience could be when interacting with a hoster. It was well received by the attendees so even if you have not read the…


Architecture Journal Reader

Anna blogged that the new Architecture Journal Reader has been released at the Strategic Architect Forum (SAF). Cool as I’ve been talking about Software + Services & WPF a lot recently and this reader delivers an visually exciting, immersive, and searchable reading experience for the Journal issues… available in 4 languages.  It automatically synchronises with…