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…

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TEDx Auckland – Failure is the Best Possible Outcome

Last October I was honored to present at TEDx Auckland. The topic I chose to talk about was one that was very important to me at the time and I intentionally wanted to be a little controversial in my presentation. When I check my mail early this week I was very excited to see a…

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Building the MSN Silverlight "Wall of Fashion" for Air New Zealand Fashion Week

Anyone that has been reading my blog for a while will know that I have been working with DeepZoom for some time now. I have been very keen to get Silverlight onto MSN.co.nz for a while. An opportunity presented itself for me to build a DeepZoom viewer and purchase 700 photos from Michael Ng (the…

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Tech.Ed New Zealand T-2 Weeks

We are now only two weeks away from Tech.Ed New Zealand! If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet to the event there is still time to register. Now as you may be aware Tech.Ed Australia “SOLD OUT” this year with a deal to give each delegate a netbook running Windows 7. We got a bit…

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Wellington Code Camp Completed, SharePoint Conference Tomorrow

This week the MSDN Flash is all about spreading the word of three awesome community run events past and present. The Wellington Code Camp. took place on the 13/14th June The New Zealand Community SharePoint Conference is tomorrow in Wellington. Barcamp Auckland 3 is coming up on the 11th July in Auckland. Although I didn’t…

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UNPLUGGED – Building Line of Business Applications with Silverlight 3

I have previously written about the UNPLUGGED road trip that Mike, Nathan and I have been on. I also mentioned that I would be making a screen cast and sharing the source code from the Silverlight 3 Line of Business demo that I delivered. The demo that I presented was based on Scott Morrison’s two…

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Microsoft UNPLUGGED

Last week we kicked of the Microsoft UNPLUGGED Road show visiting locations around New Zealand including Palmerston North, Tauranga, Hamilton and Auckland presenting technical sessions for Developers and IT Pros on Windows 7 and Silverlight 3. Check out this short video of the events so far and the photos on DeepZoomPix. Today we’re presenting in…

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Expression For Art’s Sake – 3 1/2 Day Silverlight 3 Camp – Wellington, NZ

There’s no better way to try a new technology than getting people together to learn, share and build on top of it. So, that’s what we’ve been doing with Silverlight and Expression Studio for the last couple of years: Inviting a board array of developers and designers (you) to come spend time with us. The…

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NZsynth – How It Was Done

Previously I wrote and demoed the NZsynth application that was built for the WEB09 keynote. This post is detailing how it was made and introducing version two (Zoom all the way in using mouse wheel then double-click for popup image).   WATCH THE VIDEO that goes end-to-end on the development of the application (mainly building…

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NZsynth and WEB09

It started as a conversation I was having with Brett Roberts regarding options for promoting NZ online at a time when tourism was taking a hit from the current economic climate. From there we discussed the proposed National Cycleway and this lead to a conversation about “crowd sourcing” images that people have already tagged as…

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