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TechNet flash update for Kiwi Developers TechEd tickets on sale
Last week you got to see a teaser of just some of the featured speakers who’ll be at TechEd this year. Everyone who already has their ticket is gearing up for the huge list of industry experts and leaders who are speaking this year. A recent third Keynote, Dr Michelle Dickinson, has just been announced adding to the already awesome line-up of James Whittaker and Steven Martin. Michelle has something fascinating to share and we’ve already received a huge amount of interest in her topic! There’s just four weeks to go now and some tickets are still available for your chance to see these industry leaders in the flesh.

The expert delivered technical sessions are another top reason our ticket holders are excited. There’s over 140 sessions that can be slotted into customized calendars and synced with your devices. Plus, there’s also handpicked online courses from MVA to compliment most sessions so all ticket holders will receive the best suggestions of world class learning for free! The most popular sessions are already filling up fast with those who’re getting in early.

There’s a tonne of other carefully crafted learning organized too. Delegates can make the most of their ticket by complementing their sessions with their choice of six Exam Cram sessions on Tuesday 9 September, which will cover everything from Office 365 to SQL Server to PowerShell. Numbers are limited so you’ll want to get your hands on a ticket quick to reserve your place. Equally as exciting are the exclusive Virtual Hands on Labs. There are 25 of these technical labs that offer a step-by-step learning guide through tasks in a preconfigured virtual environment.

Luckily there’s loads of stuff a ticket to TechEd will get you to refuel your knowledge bank too! There will be delicious Pride & Joy ice cream as well as chances to mingle and network! There will be loads of networking time at TechLive where after the Keynote The Black Seeds will be taking over the main stage. You'll also get online access to the profiles of speakers, Microsoft staff and fellow delegates. Ladies are also invited to a networking event at the Women in Technology evening on the 10th with the opportunity to hear from CEOs Jacki Johnson (IAG) and Frances Valintine (Founder of The Mind Lab) and also from Technical Evangelist, Jessica DeVita.

Outside of the main event, TechEd ticket holders are sought out to volunteer their skills and take a step up in their personal and professional development with the High Tech Youth Network.

Don’t be the one who misses out this year. There are still some tickets left so make sure one of them has your name on it! You can buy your ticket to TechEd 2014 here.

Only four weeks to go! See you there.


Regan Murphy
Infrastructure Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ


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Events

Auckland Cloud Meetup

27 August 2014
The NZ Microsoft Cloud and Infrastructure Meetup group are getting together to discuss using the FastTrack approach to get up and going on Office 365, the pros and cons involved and the tools that’re available to turbo charge your migration. The event will be held on Wednesday 27 August at 5pm at the Microsoft Offices. They’ve even provided a bit of pre-reading on migrating to Office 365 if you wanted some homework!

TechEd New Zealand 2014

9 -12 September 2014
TechEd New Zealand has just announced a third addition to their two exceptional, world-class Keynote speakers: Michelle Dickinson. Seeing these three in flesh will be hard to forget but you can have a sneak peak at their profiles now. You’d better be quick though, there’s now less than 500 tickets left for the IT Conference of the year. Don't miss out!

Dynamics Day 2014, from Intergen

23 October 2014
Intergen are hosting Dynamics Day 2014 in late October. This is a unique opportunity to hear from leading practitioners in Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM offerings, providing a combination of product information, updates, practical information and customer insights.


Learn

Successful IT Pros are always upgrading their skills. Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts. Watch videos, download PowerPoint slides and test yourself as you learn at absolutely no cost. Here are the three top courses for the week. If you want to learn something different, head over to MVA here!

Windows Server 2012 R2

If you missed “Migrating Legacy Windows Server” on July 24 there's a live video and Q&A again this Thursday. Register here now.

Windows Azure Pack

Join us for a choice video and slides on Windows Azure Pack's (WAP's) infrastructure services (IaaS).

System Centre 2012

Watch this overview of Operations Manager, and see the slides for how you can drive higher value from your IT assets.


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