Using the Cloud for Good

Cloud computing is not just being adopted by the business community in New Zealand but has also made a significant impact in not-for-profit organizations (NFP) across the country.   Attendees of the Connecting Communities conference in Christchurch on 29 February 2012 learnt of several NFPs who have used the Microsoft cloud as a key enabler of…


Drawing inspiration from the Rutherford Innovation Showcase

The Rutherford Innovation Showcase is a collaboration and business development opportunity for technology companies to engage with potential partners, investors and customers. The event has been organised by NZICT Group in partnership with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Ministry of Science and Innovation and ATEED. It’s a real inspiration to hear from so many talented…


Sharing Knowledge at TechEd 2011 in Auckland

This week we were thrilled to host 2,000 Kiwi professionals who work with cutting edge technology to attend three days of deep technical training at the Microsoft TechEd 2011 conference in Auckland. Since we started running the event 1996, our goal has been to work with a community of experts to offer a world class…


With compliments from Microsoft

Updated July 2012. A PDF version is provided at the bottom of this blog post for printing. Microsoft offers a number of services free of charge to help people live and work a little smarter. Here’s a quick overview of technology to make life a little simpler and more fun. More than a million Kiwis…


OneBuzz Wins NZ Imagine Cup 2011

Yesterday’s Imagine Cup final held at the University of Auckland Business School proves the passion and enthusiasm that tertiary students acrosss the country have to solve the world’s toughest problems with technology. Not only did they have inspired ideas, but many teams had already brought them to fruition through impressive working prototypes and real-world tests….


The Need for Global Collective Defense on the Internet

(Cross posted from Microsoft on the Issues) For more than two decades, people have struggled to understand the cyber threat, evaluate the risks to individuals, organizations (including nation-states), and society at large, and craft appropriate responses. Although many organizations have invested significantly in information assurance, most computer security experts believe that a well-resourced and persistent adversary…


Connecting Communities forum

Microsoft New Zealand will be hosting a Connecting Communities forum targeting the nonprofit and charity sector with the focus on technology. The free forum is being held at Microsoft offices in Auckland on November 9th 2010. Technology plays an important role for nonprofits, charities and community organisations across Australia. This forum will bring together business…


Computer Society 50th anniversary

Microsoft New Zealand is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the New Zealand Computer Society conference, which takes place this week and coincides with their 50th anniversary. The conference will bring together IT professionals, industry representatives and government to discuss a range of issues important to the IT industry. The Society is an advocate…