Looking Back Over the Last 100+ Days

Today is my last day acting in the team lead role and I want to share some of the insights and experiences that I have had over the last 100+ days. Microsoft has phenomenal development programmes and  fantastic people that make it truly a great place to work and grow. As suggested during our leadership…

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The Technology Behind Cricket an NV Interactive Story

It is well known that I love my cricket and over the last few years I’ve been able to combine my passion for cricket with the awesome team at NV Interactive in Christchurch and New Zealand cricket. NV Interactive (then Lupo Data Concepts) was in 2005 one of the first companies worldwide to build a…

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Merry Christmas

Ben Gracewood’s Year of Love post kicked me into action to post my own Christmas message. Ben wrote: 2009 helped me see the things that really mattered. I have similar feelings and applied them in a slightly different way to Ben. The death of my dad in 2009 helped me see opportunities in the fear…

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Road to 100 Windows Phone 7 Applications Built by New Zealand Developers

As we wrap up the year I’m happy at how NZ developers have taken to the new Windows Phone 7 platform. Mat wrote about the results of the Windows Phone 7 Challenge that we ran and it is great to see some of those apps now making their way to the marketplace. Certainly a highlight…

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IE9 Platform Preview 7 Available for Developers Today

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been tuning the JavaScript engine for more of the patterns we’ve found in real world sites. Based on the progress since the last platform preview, we’re releasing an updated platform preview build today so developers can try it out and provide feedback about the changes… read more. Check out…

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SilverStripe first open source web app to become Microsoft Certified

In July 2008 I spent a day at the Open Source Lab at Microsoft in the USA. This got me thinking of who in New Zealand would be a good candidate to engage with the Microsoft Open Source Labs to be added to the next group of Web Application Partners? I thought about SilverStripe? I…

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PDC 2010 Live from the Microsoft Redmond Campus Tomorrow 5am!

The Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) kicks off tomorrow morning and we would like to invite you to participate in this year conference LIVE in New Zealand. This year’s PDC online event will include live streaming of the keynote, as well as concurrent live streaming of all sessions. The choice is yours: § Watch Live…

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TechEd New Zealand Keynote – 3 Screens and a Cloud Demo

During the keynote of Tech.Ed in New Zealand we demonstrated a media future vision built around the premise of live sport, windows phone 7, surface and live smooth streaming. Thanks to NV Interactive, Sky TV, Michael Kordahi, Jordan Knight, John Papa and Nigel Watson for helping me pull it off. Watch the demo with Architecture…

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The New Trade Me API and Windows Phone 7 Developer Competition

Remember the post from Rowan Simpson from May 2007? Why doesn’t Trade Me have an API? At the end of this post Rowan asks: If we build it will they come? Are there enough developers in New Zealand to justify our effort in creating an API? How many people will actually use it? How many…

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Silverlight Live Video Player on TVNZ

TVNZ streams a number of their shows live via their website: NZI Business live stream Breakfast live stream ONE News Midday live stream ONE News 4:30pm live stream ONE News 6pm live stream Close Up live stream TVNZ News at 8 LIVE stream Te Karere live stream Q+A Live stream In addition to this TVNZ…

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