PDC Day 2 – Silverlight 4

If Windows Azure was the big topic on day 1 of the PDC conference in LA. For me Silverlight 4 was certainly the big topic of day 2. Scott Guthrie introduced Silverlight 4 during the keynote and showed some of the enhancements that are being introduced to the new version of the platform. Tim Heuer…


PDC Day 1 – Windows Azure

Windows Azure was the big topic on day 1 of the PDC conference in LA. Ray Ozzie opened the conference with a keynote position Windows Azure and Microsoft’s “three screens and a cloud” vision. I particularly liked the introduction of SQL Azure Data Sync to connect on-premises data to SQL Azure and Windows Azure storage….


Silverlight & Te Papa

It was 6 months ago to the day that I first wrote about a workshop that we ran in Wellington getting a group of likeminded designers & developers together to get hands on with Windows 7, Silverlight 3, WPF & Expression 3 preceding the launch of these technologies. At the time I specifically called out…


Stop: It’s Hammer Time!

Microsoft New Zealand & Xbox 360 is pleased to welcome MC Hammer to New Zealand on November 12, 2009. MC Hammer is visiting Auckland to launch the new Xbox exclusive karaoke title Lips: Number One Hits, which features his chart topping smash hit U Cant Touch This. Hammer will also demonstrate the new Xbox Twitter…


Microsoft UNPLUGGED Update – December 2009

Join us in December 2009 for the latest Microsoft UNPLUGGED Update. Come to TechNet morning for IT Pros and/or afternoon MSDN sessions for Developers. TechNet Sessions for IT Pros: 9am – 12.30pm • Migrating Windows XP to Windows 7: Get it done with Microsoft Deployment Tools • Microsoft Infrastructure Update Nathan Mercer, Microsoft New Zealand…


The Great New Zealand Internet Slow-Down

I have been having problems recently with my international Internet connection slowing down during peak times in the evening. Do you remember the bad old days when you got home from school/work and the modem couldn’t dial up your ISP because the line was overloaded? Well it appears we have similar congestion back for a…


The ONYAs Closing Soon

I’m very happy to announce that we (Microsoft NZ) has chosen to sponsor Webstock again in 2010. Once again there is a fantastic group of speakers set to visit our shores. This year the format is changing a little bit closing on the Friday night with “The ONYAs” awards that celebrate New Zealand’s web industry….