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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The Awesome Datacom MetroComp

Kerry Topp (General Manager | Microsoft Enterprise & Mid-Market Solutions | Datacom Limited) wrote: Congratulations to the 45 plus people involved in the Datacom MetroComp. The Datacom MetroComp, kicked off at 4pm, Friday 8th June 2012 and ran through to the same time on Sunday, 10th June. The comp required teams to design, build, deploy…

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The Launch of the New Zealand Windows 8 Store and the First Set of Kiwi Apps

I am really proud to have worked with the following pioneering Kiwi’s over the last few month to create a set of 7 NZ made launch applications for Windows 8. It is very encouraging to see four of them in the top 12 apps in the NZ Windows 8 Store! Thank You! Atta Elayyan Ben Ataya…

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Be What’s Next

Having just completed my seventh year as a technology evangelist in New Zealand it is easy to lose sight of the path that I have travelled. My submission into the Microsoft Next project was an opportunity to reflect on the impact of the “long game” that we have applied with developers, inventors and thought leaders…

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Four Full Days with Windows 8 – Kevin Isom’s Story

Having been on the road for a week participating in Windows 8 camps up and down the country it is often easy to get so caught up in the doing that you don’t take the time to reflect on the impact. For me the impact was really hit home by following Kevin Isom’s journey of…

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UX Guidelines for Metro Style Apps

Over the last week I have delivered a session in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland on Designing Metro Style Apps. I have received a lot of positive feedback on the session and a lot of people have contacted me for a copy of the slides. Unfortunately we are not in a position to release the slides…

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Windows Camp in New Zealand and Developing for Windows 8

The Consumer Preview of Windows 8 was launched on 1st March 2012 and I hope you have all had a chance to download it. We are very excited to hold our very first Windows Camps next week from the 20 to 23 of March in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. New Zealand developers will get a…

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Webstock 2012

Webstock has once again exceeded my expectations in regards to awesomeness and depth of thought. This year it really did feel like I was as a TED conference in long form rather than a technology conference but that is exactly the injection of passion and inspiration that I have been thriving. Kathy Sierra opened the…

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The NZ Herald Windows Phone App

Late last year SHIFT did a great job helping APN to update their mobile website http://m.nzherald.co.nz The website works great on Windows Phone but just not enough people know it exists or access it regularly. To tie in with the upcoming Nokia Windows Phone launches on Telecom and Vodafone in New Zealand the team at…

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