The 2007/2008 Imagine Cup – Techology Competition for Students.

I had heard of the Imagine Cup in the past, but did not realise it’s reach.   This from Nick Ellery ( “Imagine Cup is the world’s premier technology competition for students. Each year, students are provided with a theme – this year, the theme is extremely topical and relevant – “Imagine A World Where…


Australian 2008 Microsoft Application Platform Training

**Get onto some of this training next year**   Performance Point Server – 2 Days Sydney – March 6 & 7th Melbourne March 3 & 4th Perth April 7 & 8th   SQL 2008 BI – JumpStart – 1 Day Melbourne May-16 Canberra May-23 Perth May-20 Brisbane May-23 Sydney May-16   SQL 2008 :…


BizTalk RFID Training – Syd Australia: Feb 2008   BizTalk RFID Workshop – End-to-End This aim of this 2 day hands-on course is to take the student from the “nuts and bolts” of BizTalk RFID to enriching and utilizing BizTalk RFID information streams as part of Business Intelligence. The course also teaches the students how to integrate with external systems, create and…


Are you a Victorian Government School Student? Buy Office 2007 cheap! – Don’t miss out!

Our local Australian Microsoft Education account manager, Kevin, has been working hard on this little gem 🙂 If you know anyone in a *government* (public) school environment here in Victoria (and that extends from Kindergarten to Year 12) then you can buy Office Professional for only $120 delivered (usually $299). There are also other products like…


Sydney Dec 2007 BizTalk User Group – RFID Services

Just got this email from the user group…. get to it if you want to learn about MS RFID services…. (but more importantly, play some XBOX!!!!).   Hi Chris Vidotto, Welcome to our last meeting of the year.I know its Christmas soon and we’re all checking out the best gifts to get…….well I got thinking……..


Our Australian Microsoft Business Intelligence Summit

Next week, we are holding a Business Intelligence Summit in Melbourne and Sydney. Check out the details here:


Windows Live Community Builder – a no brainer…

We have laucnhed the *Windows Live Community Builder* service. It allows businesses, non-profit organisations or anyone who wants to create a community service to create customised, branded online experiences. It can include email services, member services, calendaring, contacts, mapping features etc  How much does it cost? $0, zilch, nada, nothing. Check it out at:


Hosted and Managed Services for BizTalk in Australia!

Now here’s an idea!!! Hosted and Managed Services for BizTalk! Why hasn’t someone thought of this earlier in Aus 😉 I’ve worked closely with both Bryn and Utilisoft over the last several years (in my old national BizTalk role) and they both have excellent capabilities in BizTalk. They have decided to partner up and develop…


BizTalk R2 Training Australia – October 2007

Email from our internal readiness team…   Hi, Aligned to the BizTalk Release 2, global launch in Australia, we have scheduled the training for Partners as per below. Please ensure that your partners are aware of this and register: As always – thank you very much.   BizTalk R2 Sydney – Oct 18 &…


BizTalk 2006 R2 Global Launch – Sept 14, 2007 Sydney!

You have got to get to this! Register now. It’s the one day launch. C’mon.. what are you waiting for!