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…

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MSDN Magazine May Issue is Live

Editor’s Note: This Way-Cool ‘Internet’ Doohickey It wasn’t all that long ago that surfing meant grabbing a board and hanging 10. Keith Ward Silverlight Security: Securing Your Silverlight Applications Josh Twist explains the unique challenges developers face in securing Silverlight applications. He shows where to focus your efforts, concentrating on the key aspects of authentication…

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MSDN Flash – MIX10 Special: What Happens in Vegas.

This week the MSDN Flash is a wrap up of everything MIX. We all know the old adage “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas”; yet with live broadcasts, blogs and tweets that is no longer the case. I have just returned from MIX10 with a group of ten kiwis and I’ll say that this…

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Azure, Webstock and Jeff Atwood

Jan 2010 MSDN Flash Editorial Welcome Back! 2010 is kicking into full steam and there are a number of exciting things looming. First of all I’d like to congratulate Jeffrey for winning the random draw for a 12 month subscription to Visual Studio Professional with MSDN Premium in our Summer Windows Azure competition. As mentioned…

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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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ROAD TRIP! MSDN Unplugged Coming to a Town Near You

Join us for the May – June 2009 UNPLUGGED Roadshow as we visit locations around New Zealand presenting technical sessions for Developers and IT Pros. Choose from either the MSDN Stream for Developers or TechNet Stream for IT Pros. At the end, get the opportunity to install Windows 7 RC on your PCs too at…

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MSDN Flash – Web 09: It’s about User Experience, and the tools to create it.

Software developer and entrepreneur John Ballinger has been running the Auckland Web Meetup for the last two years. During this time, the group has grown from about 20 to an incredible 550 members. The group meets once a month at the Media Design School in central Auckland for an evening of presentations on web-related topics,…

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Sneak Peak of the Windows 7 MSDN Flash Newsletter.

If you’ve been missing these updates previously subscribe to MSDN Flash… If you have disconnected yourself over the holiday period you may not have caught up with the news that we have released the first beta of Windows 7. I recommend that you join the Windows 7 Beta Customer Preview Program to get on the…

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