Unofficial Tech Ed Blog: Tracking the tracks at Tech Ed New Zealand the tracks at Tech Ed New ZealandenMS Communities Summit 2010 eventsWed, 25 Aug 2010 01:26:00 PDTThe Microsoft New Zealand Tech Ed 2010 is sold out, and just about to start this coming week. As if those crazy days of all things Microsoft would not be enough to fuel developers and system admins for the next year, the MS Communities is running its... (more in the full post)Registrations open for Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2010 EdSun, 09 May 2010 00:18:00 PDTMicrosoft has just sent out the email notification confirming registrations for the Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2010 is open from today, 10th May 2010. The Microsoft Tech.Ed is New Zealand's largest education, training and networking event for th... (more in the full post)Connect with your local .Net user groups EdMon, 26 Oct 2009 03:43:00 PDTOne of the driving forces behind Microsoft events in New Zealand is our very active .NET community, represented all over the country by .Net User Groups. <p /><p />Here are some Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 videos that may be of interest to anyone who wa... (more in the full post)Microsoft Tech.Ed Online: Office and UC EdSun, 18 Oct 2009 04:29:00 PDTThere were quite a few Office and Unified Communication tracks at Tech.Ed. Here are some of the official session recordings:<p /><p />Business Productivity Online Suite (Mark Orange)<p /><p />Building rich calendaring experiences with Exchange Web Se... (more in the full post)Microsoft SQL Server MVP Brad McGehee to tour New Zealand eventsWed, 14 Oct 2009 06:48:00 PDTOn behalf of the Microsoft SQL user group I am sharing some information about Brad McGehee's tour around New Zealand:<p /><p />Brad M. McGehee is the Director of DBA Education for Red Gate Software; an accomplished Microsoft SQL Server MVP with over ... (more in the full post)Unleash your development potential with Visual Studio &#0038; MSDN EdTue, 13 Oct 2009 12:09:00 PDTBy Ben Gracewood<p /><p />The developer and architecture tracks at Tech.Ed were chock full of advice on platforms, tools, frameworks, and everything developers need to know about Microsoft development. What's that? You missed attending Tech.Ed becaus... (more in the full post)One for the IT Professionals: Server and Infrastructure at Microsoft Tech.Ed 2009, 12 Oct 2009 06:41:00 PDTI think it is time for IT Professionals to get access to the Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 Server and Infrastructure sessions available at TechEd Online and as before I am making here a list of recorded sessions that would be of interest:<p />An... (more in the full post)Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand day-by-day EdWed, 07 Oct 2009 08:49:00 PDTI just received a tip about a series of blog posts reporting day-by-day some of the most interesting sessions at Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009. Check this out: Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 Day 1 Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 Day 2 Mic... (more in the full post)Microsoft technologies and the Web at Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 EdWed, 07 Oct 2009 03:05:00 PDTThere were some interesting web-related sessions at Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009. Just after the Tech.Ed was finished Microsoft announced WebsiteSpark, designed for independent web developers and web development companies that build web appli... (more in the full post)Ben Gracewood talks about security with Andy Prown and Kirk Jackson at Tech.Ed New Zealand EdWed, 07 Oct 2009 03:01:00 PDTBen Gracewood talks to Andy Prown (Aura Software) and Kirk Jackson (Xero) about software security. Their session "Hack-Ed: Teaching the Good Guys Bad Tricks" (official video, subscription) was the busiest session at Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 200... (more in the full post)Windows 7 Tech.Ed videos EdMon, 05 Oct 2009 01:33:00 PDTYou can now watch Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 Windows 7 sessions online. Microsoft New Zealand has uploaded the Windows 7 sessions to TechEd Online, a global online community where visitors can explore video interviews with industry experts, v... (more in the full post)Loke Uei Tan talks to us about Windows Mobile 6.5 at Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009, 05 Oct 2009 01:26:00 PDTLoke Uei Tan is a Microsoft Sr Technical Product Manager responsible for creating and deploying technical resources and content to over 1,000 field evangelists within Microsoft on all Windows Mobile topics and technologies.In this video Ben Gracewood... (more in the full post)Introducing Microsoft Tech.Ed Online EdWed, 30 Sep 2009 03:36:00 PDTThe Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 went really well, with staggering numbers - the largest IT conference in New Zealand with eleven tracks and 128 sessions. <p /><p />Approximately 2,400 attendees all up - a similar number to the last two sell-ou... (more in the full post)Security: Treat your input like trash. EdSun, 27 Sep 2009 12:00:00 PDTBy: Ben Gracewood<p /><p />As a developer, I was intensely interested in a couple of the security sessions at TechEd. The first was Michael Howard's "Everything Developers Need to Know About Security". Michael is a software security expert from Micro... (more in the full post)What happens at Tech.Ed New Zealand... Sara Ford jumps from Sky Tower EdWed, 23 Sep 2009 03:19:00 PDTSara Ford is the program manager for CodePlex, Microsoft's open source project hosting site. Prior to CodePlex she worked on the VisualStudio team... She was one of the speakers at the Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 and during the speakers dinner... (more in the full post)The technology behind Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 EdWed, 16 Sep 2009 01:01:00 PDTI just received an interesting set of stats that I want to share with anyone interested in what goes on behind the scenes of a technology show as big as Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009:<p /><p />Tech Ed content<p />- 11 tracks, 4 virtual tracks<p... (more in the full post)Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 Mobility Smackdown EdTue, 15 Sep 2009 10:33:00 PDTOne popular session at Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 was the "Mobility Smackdown". It's a 100% demo-based session, fast-paced, where delegates can see lots of Windows Mobile-based features - new mobile OS versions, third party software (this yea... (more in the full post)Drummers at Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 eventsTue, 15 Sep 2009 02:34:00 PDTThis is the drummers playing some good music before the Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 keynote:<p /><p />... (more in the full post)The sucky side of Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009: the wi-fi access, 15 Sep 2009 01:52:00 PDTSeriously folks... I haven't been to a single conference that had ever offered a consistently good Internet access experience.&nbsp; <div><br /></div> <div>Enough said on this...</div> <div><br /></div>Thanks for the mention, Scott Wylie eventsMon, 14 Sep 2009 15:24:00 PDTI feel honoured our small Geekzone at Tech.Ed gathering was mentioned by Scott Wylie (pictured), Microsoft NZ Director of Developer and Platform Strategy, along other events that marked the first day of Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009.<p /><p />Fi... (more in the full post)Distributing and monetising Windows Mobile applications with Windows Mobile Marketplace (and some bad pictures) EdMon, 14 Sep 2009 07:05:00 PDTI've just attended the Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 session "Distributing and Monetizing Applications through Windows Marketplace Mobile" facilitated by Loke Uei Tan, Sr Technical Product Manager with the Windows Mobile group at Microsoft.<p />... (more in the full post)5/10 at Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009: five startups to follow eventsMon, 14 Sep 2009 03:57:00 PDTOne little known parallel event to Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 this year was a media-only affair. Five startups had ten minutes each to present their services or products to journalists and bloggers present at the time.<p /><p />In common all ... (more in the full post)AvePoint at Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009, 14 Sep 2009 03:34:00 PDTOne of the companies exhibiting at the Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 Marketplace is AvePoint. The company is a provider of infrastructure management software solutions for Microsoft SharePoint. <p /><p /><p /><p />A proud supporter of this year's conferen... (more in the full post)Ben Gracewood at Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009: revenge of the booth babes, 14 Sep 2009 03:23:00 PDTAfter Ben Gracewood's post about booth babes at Tech.Ed, I thought I should contribute with a picture of the man helping himself of some smoothie courtesy of the Gen-i smoothie bar.<p /><p /><p /><p />I am constantly uploading lots of pictures to our... (more in the full post)Booth Babes at Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009, 14 Sep 2009 01:59:00 PDTBy: Ben Gracewood<p /><p />Booth Babes. You might have heard of them from such conferences as E3 and Comic Con. The concept is simple: station attractive ladies at your expo booth, or wearing your brand, to garner the attention of slavering hordes of... (more in the full post)