Tracking the tracks at Tech Ed New Zealand

Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2008 Day One Roundup

, posted: 1-Sep-2008 17:26

Really good day so far. Lots of friendly faces and, um, food, heh. All of the presentations I attended so far (WEB301, DEV215, ARC203, WEB302) have been very informative and interesting. As always there are the few guys on their laptops frantically trying to fix issues back at work.. poor guys...

  • Scott Hanselman's WEB301 and WEB302 sessions. Yes you should care what ASP.NET MVC is. Interesting, quality material with lots of good humour. And an awesome presentation style. You can pick up the slides from somewhere soon I am sure.
  • Reading twitter in "quiet" parts of sessions.
  • Friendly peeps in the marketplace
  • HP hats instead of T-shirts.
  • Poor, poor instructions on the wireless connection settings. There is no space between teched and 08 just incase anyone still has not figured that out.
  • Poor audience participation in some of the sessions. Either we as New Zealanders are all really shy, or quite noob.
Bring on Day 2 and TechFest I say. Still a bit scared about the glowsticks though.


Good Tech Ed 2008 keynote writeup at Computerworld

, posted: 1-Sep-2008 14:42

At Computerworld NZ you can read a good write up of today's Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand keynote, delivered by Amit Mital, General Manager Live Mesh:

Microsoft general manager Amit Mital emphasised the advantages of agility and ubiquity in the company's Software plus Services strategy in his Tech Ed keynote address this morning.

He told a crowd of 2,000 plus at the conference, in Auckland, that is was important they not confuse the plan with Software as a Service.

Mital, who leads the development of Microsoft's Live Mesh system, says Software plus Service delivers the best of the cloud, of hosted software, of Web 2.0 and of service oriented architecture through tight integration and a flexible development.

Where to find Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand pictures on flickr

, posted: 31-Aug-2008 17:33

You can look for pictures being uploaded to Flickr for this year's Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand by searching for the tag "tenz8".

Also, if you are uploading pictures, please use the same "tenz8" tag in your pictures.

Who is at the Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2008 marketplace?

, posted: 31-Aug-2008 09:03

I've just received a list of the companies (in alphabetical order) exhibiting in the marketplace:

ACE Training
Anyware Computer Accessories
Argent Software
CommVault Systems
Datacom Systems Ltd
Developers Inc
Excom Education
Foundry Networks
Fuji Xerox
Marshal Software
Mimosa Systems
Observatory Crest
Panasonic NZ Ltd
Quest Software
SQL Services

Being a Mobile Devices Microsoft MVP myself I am excited to see Palm in the list. I know they will be showing the new Palm Treo Pro there.

Intergen at Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2008

, posted: 31-Aug-2008 08:50

For you Intergen fans, here is the list of sessions their people are going to be running at this year's Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand:

  • SOA205 - Extending the Application Platform with Cloud Services - Chris Auld
  • SOA209 - The Road to "Oslo" : The Microsoft Services and Modeling Platform - Chris Auld
  • OFC301 - Creating Content Centric Publishing Sites with MOSS 2007 - Mark Orange, Zac Smith
  • OFC305 - Best Practice ECM with SharePoint 2007 - Michael Noel, Mark Orange
  • OFC404 - Open XML Development Turning SharePoint Data into Microsoft Office Documents - James Newton-King, Reed Shaffner

Also, look for the Intergenites around the markeplace. They will be waring yellow camo pants.

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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