Deploying Your First Cloud App – WIN an MSDN Premium Subscription

Once you have downloaded the Azure SDK getting your first app into the cloud is very easy. The Azure SDK provides you with the essential tools to make packing your projects for deployment a simple step. There are several ways to deploy projects, in this post we will start off with a fresh cloud project…


Create Your Hosting Account on Windows Azure

Once you have activated your account it is very easy to setup your hosting service to deploy your cloud application. 1. Select a New Service and select Hosting 2. Give your service a name 3. Create a unique name that defines its URL location. You can check if the name is available.   4. Your…


Activate Your Azure Account Now – Win An MSDN Premium Subscription

Before you can set up an account you need an Azure token, email and request a token from the Azure NZ Team. Set up your account and deploy a cloud service by the end of December and go in the draw to win an MSDN Premium Subscription. Competition open to NZ residents only. 1….


First Steps to Downloading the Azure SDK

What is Windows Azure? Windows Azure is a cloud computing platform. It allows the deployment of cloud based applications that are managed at Microsoft datacenters. How do I get Azure? In order to start building Azure applications, you need to have Visual Studio 2008 or higher to install the SDK and tools. Windows Azure SDK…


Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 $80 for students.

Microsoft New Zealand is making Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 software available to eligible New Zealand tertiary students for only NZ$80!  This is a saving of 94% off the usual RRP. Office Ultimate is a premium software suite, containing 9 different products including Word 2007, PowerPoint 2007, and Excel 2007, so get it today from the…


Imagine Cup Roadshow Now On!

The Imagine Cup Team are flying across the country promoting Imagine Cup 2010, stay tuned to our Facebook Profile to see when we are coming to a town near you. There are heaps of prizes up for grabs, including an HP Mini Net Book or a  XBOX360, just for registering. Sumit a proposal and go in the…


NZ Fashion Week Using Silverlight 3 and Hosted on Windows Azure

Keep up to date with NZ Fashion Week through this cool Silverlight 3 app which is hosted on Windows Azure. The technologies at play are Silverlight 3 (deep linking), IE8 Web slices and Windows Azure.This was also previewed at Tech Ed 2009:


PDC Discount for Academics and Students

  The Professional Developers Conference (PDC), Microsoft’s definitive developer event focused on the technical strategy of the Microsoft developer platform, is offering a special discount to faculty and full-time students.  Eligible academic attendees will receive a full conference pass for only $595 – that’s $1500 off the full priced pass!  Contact the PDC09 Registration Team…


Session 2 Wellington: US Microsoft Speaker Presenting at Victoria University This Friday – Giorgio Sardo

Giorgio Sardo, a recent Imagine Cup Competitor  now working for Microsoft Redmond is in New Zealand presenting at Microsoft’s Largest Professional IT Conference, Tech Ed. Come and hear from Giorgio at a free event running at the Victoria University this Friday. Learn how to build a website that gets the most out of IE8. Discover…


Dreamspark Available for High School Students

Dreamspark Program is now available to all high school students. For high school students to get access to the program, the school needs to distribute access codes to the students. A single administrator from the school can request access codes from and than distribute these keys to the students. The students can then use…