Happy Holidays from the New Zealand MSDN Team

2009 is almost behind us now and on behalf of the New Zealand MSDN Team, we would like to wish you a safe holiday season with your friends and family. Thank you for a great 2009. Looking forward to 2010, we have a number of new products, events and initiatives planned for release. We look forward…

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5 City NZ Unplugged Technical Training Tour Coming in December 2009!

Get ready Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington Tauranga and Auckland! Microsoft Unplugged is coming to you for the last time for 2009 just before the christmas holiday season. During this tour, Mike Zeff, Ryan Tarak from Microsoft and John Daniel Trask will be covering Windows Azure and Visual Studio 2010. Kicking off in Wellington on Tue 1st December, the…

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Counting down to PDC 09

The Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is a developer event focused on the technical strategy of the Microsoft developer platform. Since 1991, the PDC has been the epicenter of Microsoft’s biggest platform annoucements including Microsoft .NET, Windows XP and Windows 7. This year, you will hear more details about our services platform, Windows, the Web,…

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Windows 7, Check out the launch Day PhotoSynth in Auckland & Wellington

Thursday 22nd October 2009 marked the launch of Windows 7 around the world. To celebrate, launch festivals were held in Auckland and Wellington to mark the day. In Auckland, the most famous NZ number 7 Richie McCaw bought the first laptop with Windows 7! You can bid for this laptop on TradeMe now! Also, a photosynth…

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Tech.Ed is now online @ Tech.Ed Online !

“Developers! Developers! Developers!” Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer makes it clear that he sees helping developers be successful in innovating on the Microsoft platform as critical to Microsoft’s ongoing success. Supporting Balmer’s philosophy Tech.Ed New Zealand featured a wide range of development related topics. Amongst the highlights from Tech Ed, US based Sarah Ford, “queen of…

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Tech Girls Dinner – Fun & Entertaining

This year’s Tech Girls Dinner attracted more than 160 IT industry professionals to the SkyCity Convention Centre. The dinner kicked off with the CIO of Air New Zealand – Julia Raue sharing some of her interesting stories from Air New Zealand including the re-vamp of their domestic service. After the buffet dinner, guests were entertained by the very entertaining Michele A’court. Four lucky…

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Code Camp Auckland – by the community, for the community!

The .NET Community in NZ will be offering session in .NET development, SQL Server and Developer Security at Code Camp Auckland 2009. Code Camps are non-profit, and oragnised by members of the local IT community. This year the Auckland Code Camp is the day before Tech.Ed (Sunday 13 September 2009). This will be the biggest…

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Exclusive HP MINI 5101 NOTEBOOK offer for Tech.Ed 2009 New Zealand delegates!

Microsoft NZ, in association with HP, offers Tech.Ed 2009 NZ delegates an exclusive opportunity to purchase the latest release of HP Mini 5101 Notebook, powered by Windows 7 Ultimate for the special price of $699 (price includes GST). This represents a saving of over $500 of the recommended retail price!*. Click here for more information…

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TechFest 2009 Line Up Announced!

TechFest 2009 is the biggest and best social and networking event at this year’s Tech.Ed. Join us at the Auckland Town Hall from 6:30pm on Tuesday 15th Sep for a fun-packed evening of entertainment. The line up this year include Elemeno P, Katchafire, comedian Ben Hurley and our MC Oscar Kightley. Find out more here!

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Imagine 2010 Poland

    Team Think took out the Imagine Cup NZ National Finals this April in Auckland and took up the challenge of competing with 70 Software Design Teams around the world in Cairo, Egypt in July. The 3 undergraduate students from Lincoln University competed fiercely and narrowly missed the top 12 finalists. The has now returned to…

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