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…


September 2008 SQL Technical Roll Up

Full Technical Roll Up here: Resources SQL – The Next Great Gaming Platform Presentation from GameFest 2008 SQL Server 2008 Report Builder 2.0 RC1 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Report Builder 2.0 provides an intuitive report authoring environment for business and power users. It supports the full capabilities of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services….


April 2008 SQL Technical Rollups

Just came across this Technical Rollup blog from the Premier Field Engineering team listing the latest news; documents; whitepapers; downloads; event & webcasts and new knowledge based articles every IT administrator should know about 🙂 Other rollups exist for Security; Platforms; Internet and Unified Communications.

Sydney Wave Launch Photos

The photos from the Sydney Wave launch have been published to Flickr and there’s some beauties!  Mike Heald also took some pictures, including me behind the Partner-TV camera! Below, from left to right are pictures of Dave Glover, Martin Gregory, Nick Mayhew, Oscar Trimboli, David Lean, me, Callum Meek, Jorke Odolphi, Andy Coates and Richard…

Complimentary testing vouchers for SQL Server

  If you are building your solution on SQL Server and need a testing voucher to join the Microsoft Partner Program, you can join the Innovate On service to receive a number of benefits. Complimentary testing voucher good for US$250 off the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Platform Test for ISV Solutions (available for first 100…


Get your 2008 Wave Launch T-shirt Here

As per the normal tradition of a launch, the obligatory T-shirt is an absolute must.  Click here to take the quiz (you’ll need to sign in) and correctly answer 8 out of 10 questions about Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 to win.  Terms & Conditions apply naturally, including the need…


SQL Server 2008 Training

Greg & Andrew both beat me to blogging this.  The Australian Partner Readiness site has three SQL2008 sessions listed: SQL 2008 for Developers SQL 2008 BI – JumpStart SQL 2008 : IT PRO Admin : 1 Day JumpStart Also check these out from Andy’s blog: Application Platform & Windows Server 2008: 1 Day JumpStart BizTalk…


SQL Server 2008 JumpStart training

The registration of the Partner Jumpstart event has now been opened.  Jumpstart is happening one week prior to Tech Ready and is a superset of the Upgrade Your Skills course that will be rolled out to the partners. Who should attend? CPLSs that have signed up to deliver the Upgrade Your Skills course broadly, Jumpstart…


Andy Lees Videos

I have just posted the third Andrew Lees video to Partner-TV Australia.  Andy visited Australia last month and we interviewed him on Bondi Beach as well as filming the 2008 Launch Wave Partner Briefing at our Sydney office. Partner-TV: 60 Seconds on the 2008 Launch Wave (just over 1 minute) Partner-TV: Andy Lees on the…


SQL Code Camps Event

The SQL Down Under Code Camp and Security Camp Oz are being held on 13-14 October at the Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.  This is an annual event (as with CodeCampOz for developers) and 400-500 attendees from around Australia are expected.  Head over to the Code Camp website for more information: Technorati Tags: Microsoft,…