December Unplugged Events

We are currently working on the December Unplugged events which are going to be all about some of the announcements made at the Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles recently. A lot of the announcements were around Microsoft’s cloud strategy so naturally we’ll be talking a lot about that. Here is the abstract and registration…

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BizSpark – Helping to ignite software start-ups

Today we launched a global programme known as BizSpark targeted at early stage software start-ups, with resources including access to Microsoft platform software and development tools with no upfront costs. The program will also provide access to technical support and marketing visibility from Microsoft, as well as support through a select group of network partners…

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Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and Team Foundation Server SP1

Yesterday we released Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (bootstrapper or ISO) and Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1 (self-extractor). There is also a download available for just the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (bootstrapper and self-extracting package). These are also available from the Subscriber Downloads area of MSDN for MSDN subscribers. If you want to see what’s new…

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Missed out on TechEd NZ? We have a great deal on TechEd Australia

We know we have some disappointed customers that missed out on TechEd NZ tickets this year due to the speed with which it sold out. An alternative may be to head to the Aussie TechEd which runs from 2-5th September in Sydney. There are many of the same tracks and speakers as TechEd NZ and…

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New Zealand TechEd 2008 Registrations now open!

The registration site for TechEd NZ 2008 has gone live and the Early Bird registrations are selling fast (and I mean very fast; you can see for yourself with the early-bird-sold-so-far-o-meter on the site) make sure you get in soon if you want to take advantage of the Early Bird Pricing.

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NZ ISV Event – "An Appreciable Element of Novelty"

OneNet, in association with KPMG, Microsoft and IBM have organised an event for New Zealand ISVs seeking to understand what qualifies as "an appreciable element of novelty" under the new R&D tax rules.   Successful R&D tax claims generate 15 cents tax refund for every qualifying dollar spent. SEMINAR OBJECTIVE: Don’t miss this highly targeted seminar…

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Visual Studio Team System User Group Meetings

Our New Zealand Architect Evangelist, Mark Carroll, is organising the next round of Visual Studio Team System user group meetings for May. Richard Vowles, from specialist development tools reseller Developers Inc. will be speaking on the topic of: How does your team manage its work? In this talk we will be discussing how various team…

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