Tracking the tracks at Tech Ed New Zealand


Registrations open for Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2010

, posted: 10-May-2010 09:18

Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2010 Microsoft 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 the IT sector. This year, Tech.Ed runs from Monday 30 August to Wednesday 1 September at SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland.

Pricing is unchanged from last year, and a limited number of discounted Earlybird tickets are available. In previous years Tech.Ed has sold out very fast.

There are also great opportunities to sponsor or exhibit at Tech.Ed, with more information available on the Tech.Ed website.

Microsoft Tech.Ed 2010 includes technical content with 13 tracks planned and over 125 sessions. Tracks planned include: Architecture, Client, Server, Database, Development, Office & SharePoint, Security, Unified Communications, User Experience. Plus new tracks: Cloud, Windows Phone, Innovation and Business Overview.

Microsoft is planning to bring on IT "rock star" speakers, including the very best technical presenters to New Zealand.

The hands-on lab environment with 80 workstations will be back, allowing attendees to work through training courses and get hands-on with the software. This year the hands-on-labs will feature a new architecture for improved stability and performance.

A new Marketplace is in the plans, with new layout, more interactive activities, new "zones" and great exhibition stands.

The TechFest 2010 is back at the Auckland Town Hall and will have a line-up of top New Zealand bands and entertainers.

There's also a hint about a special HP offer for delegates - this year it seems like a HP MediaSmart Datavault is in the cards.



Connect with your local .Net user groups

, posted: 27-Oct-2009 12:43

One 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.

Here are some Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 videos that may be of interest to anyone who wants to get in touch with communities:

A tour of CodePlex (Sara Ford)

Students and the community (Ryan Tarak)

Microsoft helping startups (Mike Zeff)

Community Spotlight (Debbie Ireland)

Community Spotlight (Kirk Jackson)

Community Spotlight (Mark Orange)

Tech Girls Dinner (Julia Raue and Amanda Jackson)

For more Tech.Ed official videos visit TechEd Online, a global online community where visitors can explore video interviews with industry experts, view on-demand sessions and keynotes, join the community with Tech.Ed blog posts from around the world.



Microsoft Tech.Ed Online: Office and UC

, posted: 19-Oct-2009 13:29

There were quite a few Office and Unified Communication tracks at Tech.Ed. Here are some of the official session recordings:

Business Productivity Online Suite (Mark Orange)

Building rich calendaring experiences with Exchange Web Services (Albert Kooiman, David Claux)

High availability in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Exchage Server 2010 Architecture (Ross Smith IV)

Storage in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 (Matthew Gossage)

Unified Messaging in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 (Michael Wilson)

Driving contextual collaboration with Microsoft Office Communicator 2007

And here is our "unofficial" interview with Andrew Ehrensing, Microsoft Principal Consultant talking to us about upcoming release of Exchange 2010:



For Tech.Ed official videos visit TechEd Online, a global online community where visitors can explore video interviews with industry experts, view on-demand sessions and keynotes, join the community with Tech.Ed blog posts from around the world.



Unleash your development potential with Visual Studio & MSDN

, posted: 14-Oct-2009 21:09

By Ben Gracewood 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 because you were too busy or your company was too stingy? No problem! Tech.Ed Online has you covered. Here's just a few free videos that might be useful: An overview of ASP.NET Architecture Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Application Architectures Building Enterprise Software Changes in the .NET 4.0 Framework ASP.NET Performance Tuning A tour of CodePlex For Tech.Ed official videos visit TechEd Online, a global online community where visitors can explore video interviews with industry experts, view on-demand sessions and keynotes, join the community with Tech.Ed blog posts from around the world.



Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand day-by-day

, posted: 8-Oct-2009 17:49

I 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

Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 Day 3

Very good commentary on each session attended, with plenty of links to sources and original content by the speakers. Worth visiting each post.





Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand is a technology event run by Microsoft New Zealand. The Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2010 is happening in Auckland (New Zealand), 30th August - 1st September 2010, at the SkyCity Convention Centre. If you are attending the Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2010 and would like to contribute with stories, profiles, and feedback please contact us. This blog is written by Mauricio Freitas and published by Geekzone.



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