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….

How to Navigate the HTML5 Video Maze

I am constantly being asked by web developers how they can get started with HTML5 Video. My first question is normally: Why do you want to use it? What problem are you trying to solve? More often than not the answer comes back as: I want my video to play on mobile devices. When you…

The Great Kiwi Windows Azure Competition

The Problem: Lots of kiwi developers are signing up to try Windows Azure but are not actually deploying anything. To understand why this is we have talked with a bunch of local developers to get a feel for what the barriers are to getting started. The two most common responses we received are: Windows Azure…

MSDN Unplugged – The Unnamed Package of Web Love

I previously posted the links to all the demos that I gave during my unplugged talk around New Zealand last week. As promised I will now post the videos and walk trough for the rest of the content. Below is the PowerPoint presentation and demo script that I followed to step through the MVC3 Fundamentals…

Visual Studio 2010 & Windows Azure Launch

If you’re involved in any capacity with software development, or want to understand more about cloud computing, this is a half-day event not to be missed. Come along to the official New Zealand launch of Visual Studio 2010 and Windows Azure. We’ve lined up two international experts, Sam Guckenheimer and David Chappell to deliver our…

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….

Windows Cloud = Windows Azure

Azure is a near synonym for the color blue. Commonly it refers to a bright blue, resembling the sky on a bright, clear day. Take a trip to http://azure.com to meet the new Azure Services Platform. Watch the intro videos: Manuvir Das: Introducing Windows Azure Steve Marx: Windows Azure for Developers