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  • Blog Post: 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, Nathan Mercer from Microsoft will be covering Deployment and migration from Windows XP to Windows 7. Also, Nathan...
  • Blog Post: Exclusive HP MINI 5101 NOTEBOOK offer for Tech.Ed 2009 New Zealand delegates!

    Microsoft NZ, in association with HP, offers Tech.Ed 2009 NZ delegates an exclusive opportunity to purchase the latest release of HP Mini 5101 Notebook, powered by Windows 7 Ultimate for the special price of $699 (price includes GST). This represents a saving of over $500 of the recommended retail price...
  • Blog Post: Vote to Win 1 of 2 XBOX360s! Imagine Cup is back!

    Technology can be the force that transforms great ideas into real world solutions. And that's the point of the Imagine Cup every year - to use technology to make a difference. These student teams from around NZ have come up with solutions to the world's toughest problems. Check out their ideas and see...
  • Blog Post: Congratulations to Team Think, Lincoln University - Winner of 2009 Imagine Cup NZ Competition

    More than 400 students, academics and industry representatives attended the first ever Imagine Cup 2009 NZ Finals at the Auckland University Business School on Apr 29th. The 6 finalist teams from all over the country presented and demonstrated their solution to some of the world's toughest problems....
  • Blog Post: Urgent Call for Industry Mentors in Auckland for Imagine Cup 2009

    We urgently need industry mentors from the IT communities in all major NZ centres to help guide student teams in the software design competition. If your team succeeds and wins the regional finals, you will accompany them to the world wide finals in Cairo, Egypt in July 2009. To register your interest...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Has Shipped!

    Visual Studio 2010 is packed with new and enhanced features that simplify the entire development process from design to deployment. Customise your workspace with multiple monitor support. Create rich applications for SharePoint and the Web. Target multiple versions of the .NET Framework with the same...
  • Blog Post: Explore Tech.Ed 2008 NZ as it happens!

    Enjoy the Tech.Ed experience in the comfort of your own desktop. Catch all the action, watch interviews with top speakers, popular technical sessions, behind the scenes footage, download technical powerpoints and much more. Experience the largest IT conference in NZ today at www.techedlive.co.nz !
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Community Roadshow - Showcasing MIX2010

    Join Ryan Tarak from Microsoft New Zealand at your local .NET community user group for highlights from the MIX2010 conference! The first 30 attendees at each location will get a free Microsoft "MS DOS" t-shirt! Click here for more information. Don't miss out! Date .Net User Group ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 - Introductory Development Workshop From WED 15 SEP!

    Are you interested to learn how to build applications for the new Windows Phone 7 platform? This introductory workshop is designed for those who are interested to jump on the market and produce Windows Phone 7 applications. The three hour workshop will provide you with the opportunity to learn from the...
  • Blog Post: Support the next generation of ICT professionals with Imagine Cup 2009!

    The New Zealand team performed well at the world wide finals in Paris this year - however it was our neighbour Team Australia who took out the title of Software Design Winner Title for 2008. The theme and location for Imagine Cup 2009 has been annouced . Registration is now open for industry and academic...
  • Blog Post: Imagine 2010 Poland

    Team Think took out the Imagine Cup NZ National Finals this April in Auckland and took up the challenge of competing with 70 Software Design Teams around the world in Cairo, Egypt in July. The 3 undergraduate students from Lincoln University competed fiercely and narrowly missed the top 12 finalists...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed 2010 New Zealand Early Bird Registration Now Open!

    Tech.Ed 2010 NZ is the event for developers & IT professionals that want to get ahead and stay ahead! This year, Tech.Ed will be once again held at the Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland from 30 August to 1 September 2010. Early Bird registration is now open! Don't delay and take up this advantage...
  • Blog Post: Spark your ideas into life! Turn your dreams into reality with the best software from Microsoft!

    To help accelerate New Zealand web and software start-up companies, we are giving them a great deal on software from Microsoft. Its part of our vision of providing the next generation with the best platform and software we can. To help make new business ideas become reality. There are three programmes...
  • Blog Post: Kick off Tech.Ed 2009 with Tech Girls Dinner!

    Tech Girls Dinner is a very special evening celebrating women working within the IT industry with inspiring speakers and fantastic networking opportunities. We are pleased to announce Julia Raue, CIO of Air NZ as keynote at this year's dinner. Plus we are also pleased to have Michele A'Court , NZ's Best...
  • Blog Post: Survey: Help Microsoft NZ focus on customers & partners

    Microsoft is sponsoring the Global Relationship Study as part of our ongoing efforts to stay in touch and improve satisfaction among our customers and partners. We invite you to participate in this study; your feedback will directly shape Microsoft's products and services both within NZ and globally...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed NZ 2008 Keynote + 6 Technical Breakout Sessions Available Online Now

    If you missed Tech.Ed NZ 2008 or just want to revisit the most popular sessions and keynote from the event - check out www.techedlive.co.nz ! Plus, we have interviews with top speakers including Steve Riley, Rob Bagby and Jeremy Boyd. Download technical presentation powerpoint decks from the event also...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Subscription online purchase available in New Zealand

    Now you can purchase your TechNet Subscription online - click this link and follow the simple process to activate your subscription.
  • Blog Post: Tech Girls Dinner - Fun & Entertaining

    This year's Tech Girls Dinner attracted more than 160 IT industry professionals to the SkyCity Convention Centre. The dinner kicked off with the CIO of Air New Zealand - Julia Raue sharing some of her interesting stories from Air New Zealand including the re-vamp of their domestic service. After the...
  • Blog Post: Get access to all the breakout sessions from Tech.Ed NZ and around the world for free!

    Tech.Ed Online is the best way to catch up on all the latest Microsoft technology updates and training information from Tech.Ed NZ and around the world. With more than 170 sessions available on-demand or for download from Tech.Ed NZ, along with more than 250 sessions from around the world, Tech.Ed Online...
  • Blog Post: Get your Launch Wave 2008 Promotional Pack at the Technical Briefing Session in March

    All attendees will receive a promotional pack containing 'not for sale' versions of Launch Wave products and other software goodies. This include a copy of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition, a 40% discount voucher for TechNet Plus subscription and much more. Click here to find out more and to register...
  • Blog Post: Subscribe to the improved NZ TECHNET Flash Bi-Weekly Online Newsletters today and get the chance to win a HP TouchSmart PC!

    We know that your time is short so the NZ TECHNET Flash Newsletters aims to provide you with relevant, topical IT Professional related updates from your local community and around the world. Each edition features an editorial piece produced by the NZ TECHNET Team where you will learn about free local...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed now Online @ Tech.Ed Online (!)

    In September, More than 2,400 New Zealand IT Professionals and Developers gathered for an intensive 3 days of training and networking and one massive party . The overarching theme this year for IT Professionals was focused on the launch of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 . There was definite excitement...