Urgent Call for Industry Mentors in Auckland for Imagine Cup 2009

We urgently need industry mentors from the IT communities in all major NZ centres to help guide student teams in the software design competition. If your team succeeds and wins the regional finals, you will accompany them to the world wide finals in Cairo, Egypt in July 2009. To register your interest to participate and…

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Important Security Bulletin from Microsoft

Microsoft released security bulletin MS08-067 on October 23, 2008. Vulnerability in Server Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (958644), to address a vulnerability in all currently supported versions of Windows. Please click here for more information.

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Enjoy two Team Editions for the price of one!

Great news for developers working with databases!  From this month onwards, if you purchase Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition with MSDN Premium, you will also get access to Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition.  Existing VSTS Dev Edition + MSDN customers also benefit from this change and can access VSTS Database Edition via the…

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10K Smart Coding Challenge

This is interesting! If you only had 10 kilobytes of code, what would you create for the web? The 10K Smart Coding Challenge will start in November 2008! Stay tuned!

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Microsoft Certification Second Shot Offer Gets Even Better!

Win both ways! Sit for a Microsoft Certification Exam from Oct 15 – Dec 31 2008 and you will get a free retake if you fail the exam or be rewarded with a 25% discount on the next exam if you pass. Find out more about the offer here!

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November MSDN UNPLUGGED Update – Double Sessions

Join us in November for MSDN UNPLUGGED Update – Double Sessions. Come to two afternoon sessions on WPF SP1 and Visual Studio Tips and Tricks. Presented by John-Daniel Trask and Kirk Jackson. Click here for more information. 

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Your chance to tell us what you think about Microsoft!!

We want to hear from you. Tell us what you love and hate about Microsoft! We are planning to hold focus groups around the country and are looking for NZ developers to have their say. Scott Wylie, the director of the Developer & Platform Strategy Team for Microsoft NZ will be facilitating these sessions. Scott’s role…

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