NV Interactive Take New Zealand Cricket to the Microsoft Azure Cloud

Those that know me will know that I have a great passion for cricket. I am lucky that I am able to combine my passion for the game with my passion for technology. Four years ago I was lucky enough to work as a technical project manager on the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand….

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Working Together to Change the World – the Microsoft <3 GreenButton Story

All good stories start with a Once Upon a Time and the GreenButton story is no different. It was a cold Wellington August in 2003 only a few weeks before the Lord of the Rings Return of the King needed to be complete. At the time WETA Digital ran the 3rd largest supercomputer on the…

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2013: The amazing year that was

It’s that time of year again where I write and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. For me and the team 2013 has been a breakthrough year. Thank you to the more than 4,000 who attended our events and trainings throughout the year. In addition to our events I am…

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H.264, MPEG DASH, Media Extensions and Life After Flash

Anyone who has been following me for some time will know that I have a history of commenting on Internet media technologies. More than 3 1/2 years ago I wrote about the epic battle that was brewing between browser manufactures and video formats. At the time two key things happened: May 19, 2010, WebM announced…

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Apply for two of the BEST JOBS IN NEW ZEALAND!

More than 8 years ago, before the iPhone, before Twitter, before Facebook, before digital cameras were mainstream, I was the dev lead at Intergen in Auckland. I was a BizTalk guy and I was starting to think about the next step in my career. Would I go deeper with the tools or would I move…

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Get Your Game On

Why should you consider Windows Apps? Well because the market opportunity for games is really good right now and you may already have the code written and ready to port to the new platforms. The annual Game Developer’s Conference kicked off in San Francisco last week. Coinciding with the event it was awesome to see…

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So I Sold My Surface…

Now I wouldn’t normally consider this sort of thing news worthy but I guess others have so I thought I’d be proactive and close out the story. I have recently upgraded my primary machine from a Samsung pre-launch prototype slate to a Surface Pro that I ordered from America. I gave my kids the use…

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8 years on the ship

In two months time I will have been eight years in the DPE team at Microsoft New Zealand. During that time I have become part of the furniture (in a good way) and I have had a lot of fun doing it. I find externally to Microsoft people often identify me as “that Microsoft guy”…

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I’m internalising a really complex situation…

I have just had one of those eureka moments sitting by the pool in Fiji relaxing in the sun, so I thought I better jot it down while it was still fresh. I am a big fan of Seth Godin especially (We are all Weird, Poke the Box, The Dip and Linchpin). It is no…

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Profile of Kiwi Made Windows Store apps at Launch

With Windows 8 and Windows RT launching in New Zealand today we though we’d showcase a number of the kiwi made launch apps at this mornings media briefing. NV Interactive and Marker Metro did a great job of showing of a number of their apps that are in the Windows Store. There has been an…

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