Visual Studio Blog on Geekzone is back!

The Visual Studio Blog on Geekzone is back! A few years back we ran the quite successful Visual Studio 2008 blog, a curated blog where some developers from the New Zealand .Net community had a space to share tips, tricks about Visual Studio, Windows Azure and Microsoft SQL Server. There is now a new wave…

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Windows Azure – Start Building Your Cloud Solutions Today

Are you are interested in developing solutions and hosting them in the cloud? The Windows Azure platform has turned three years old this November, and has evolved considerably in this time, providing world class cloud offerings. Here is a quick intro of each of the services that Windows Azure offers:   Windows Azure Compute A…

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Opening Invite Only: Windows Azure Foundation Training Workshop to any New Zealand Developer!

We’re opening the “Invite Only: Windows Azure Foundation Training Workshop–Auckland 23–25 November 2011” next week to any New Zealand Developer. Thanks to extra funding from the Metro Team at Microsoft Head Quarters, we were able to open up an additional 20 seats. If you are interested in developing applications for Windows Azure, this 3 day…

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Light from across the ditch!

Greetings from across the ditch! My name is Andrew Coates, Developer Evangelist for Microsoft Australia. I’ve been speaking on LightSwitch at TechEd Australia and TechEd New Zealand, and I’m currently touring Australia meeting developers, talking about this exciting new addition to the Visual Studio stable. I have been invited to extend the tour and present…

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Getting Started with Visual Studio® LightSwitch™ 2011

  Microsoft Visual Studio® LightSwitch™ 2011 is the newest edition of the Visual Studio Family. It’s a simplified, self-service development tool that enables you to build business applications quickly and easily for the desktop and cloud, regardless of your development skills. It also has Starter Kits (downloadable project templates you can customize to suit your…

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NZ MSDN Flash 25 January 2011 published: The Unnamed Package of Web Love

  The latest edition of NZ MSDN Flash is now available! Editorial: Nigel Parker     Welcome back! One thing I’ve learnt working for Microsoft is that the US doesn’t shut down over the break. The web team in Redmond has been particularly busy releasing a bunch of new technologies at the recent CodeMash event earlier in the month. …

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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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MSDN UNPLUGGED South Island Sessions: Begins next week!

If you haven’t registered for the South Island UNPLUGGED sessions, register here! MSDN UNPLUGGED – “Take your Applications to the Cloud and Beyond” South Island Sessions begins next week. We will be sharing principles, practices, patterns and tools announced at PDC in October 2008. Visit the UNPLUGGED website for full details! Invercargill 17 Feb: RegisterDunedin 18 Feb: RegisterChristchurch 19…

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MSDN UNPLUGGED South Island Sessions Available!

MSDN UNPLUGGED – “Take your Applications to the Cloud and Beyond” South Island Sessions are now available. We will be sharing principles, practices, patterns and tools announced at PDC in October 2008. Register now so you don’t miss out. Visit the UNPLUGGED website for full details! Invercargill 17 Feb: RegisterDunedin 18 Feb: RegisterChristchurch 19 Feb: RegisterNelson 20…

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