Happy Holidays from the MSDN NZ Team!

23rd December 2014   //   View as Webpage   //   Is this email a forward? Join us! Subscribe here. I want to take a moment to thank you all for your contribution to a fantastic 2014 and wish you a safe and happy holidays with your friends and families. In the last 6 months we have run…

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Picking between Xamarin and Apache Cordova

Now that Visual Studio has great integration between both Xamarin and Apache Cordova, I often getasked how to choose between the two.  Xamarin is generally better when you: Need to do apps with less shared UI, more shared logic. Xamarin.Forms changes this, but it’s still very new at the moment Have .Net developers Need a…

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Up & Coming & in the Cloud: NZ Biz.

11th December 2014   //   View as Webpage   //   Is this email a forward? Join us! Subscribe here. Silicon Valley has cemented its reputation over the last few years as the hot bed for tech innovation. Go there, start-up and get rich!* (*may not actually happen). In the spirit of tech start-ups, though, things can change…

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Take your game development to the next level with Microsoft Azure!

28 November 2014   //   View as Webpage   //   Update Profile Microsoft Azure has a variety of features that game developers can take advantage of to enhance the capability of their games and reach a global audience. Games studios from AAA studios to indie developers are using Azure to support their games architecture. Here are some…

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Colossal news from the Connect(); event.

13 November 2014   //   View as Webpage   //   Update Profile Earlier this morning Microsoft started the Connect(); event, focused on current and future technologies for developers. You can watch it all from start on Channel 9. There’s quite a few news so buckle up and read on! .NET Going Open Source and Cross-Platform: The next…

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G’day Azure. What’s new Down Under?

 30 October 2014   //   View as Webpage   //   Update Profile As announced at TechEd Australia 2014 in Sydney on Monday, Microsoft Azure’s global footprint has extended to include two new Azure Regions: Australia East (New South Wales) and Australia Southeast (Victoria). This is great news for New Zealand as we now have the capability of the…

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Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, Application Insights and Windows apps

I got a question this week from a developer trying to use Application Insights to record telemetry in his new Windows Phone project. He could see Application Insights making entries/recordings in the output window, and the number in the toolbar incrementing when he debugs. Every time he clicks the Application Insights button, it takes him…

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Win big in our Windows 8.1 Apps Competition!

We’re running a competition for Kiwi app developers where you have the chance to win either a Nokia 1520 smartphone, a Dell Venue8 Pro tablet or one of 50 BOOMPODS foldable headphones! What do you have to do in order to win one of these amazing prizes? All you need to do is: Submit a…

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NZ MSDN Flash: Kinect for Windows v2 has landed!

23 July 2014   //   View as Webpage   //   Update Profile On July 15th we made two very exciting announcements. The first was that the brand new Kinect for Windows v2 sensors have started shipping! The new hardware comes with the following improvements: Skeletal tracking can now track up to as many as six complete skeletons…

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NZ MSDN Flash: Cold pizza and warm coke. Sick of those 3am releases?

10 July 2014   //   View as Webpage   //   Update Profile DevOps is an increasingly important part of application lifecycle management and is a growing area of interest as businesses need to develop and deploy quality applications at a faster pace. As part of this increased focus, Microsoft has introduced Release Management for Visual Studio 2013,…

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