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Australian Windows Azure Innovation

Since joining the Partner Team to help partners adopt the Windows Azure platform, I have met many...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 04/23/2012

REMIX10 Last Chance to buy Early Bird Tickets

Tomorrow (Friday 14 May) is your last chance to buy early bird tickets at $195 including GST for...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 05/12/2010

Save $100 on REMIX10 Australia Lovefest tickets

As you may have seen on Michael’s blog, REMIX10 has been announced. Please find below the invitation...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 04/29/2010

Take the Donkey Work out of web development

We launched a new campaign today to promote the Web Platform Installer. Very simply, WebPI is a tool...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 04/20/2010

Win a TechEd 2010 Ticket for your Windows 7 Application

Terms and Conditions of Windows 7 Green Light Application Competition Instructions on how to enter...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 03/26/2010

MSDN Australia Book Club #3: Building on the Windows 7 User Experience to Delight Your Customers

Join us for this MSDN Book Club to discuss “Building on the Windows 7 User Experience to Delight...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 03/12/2010

Azure in Australia

Our Azure Lead, Greg Willis, was busy last week with the Australian Launch Event on Tuesday 23rd...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 03/04/2010

MSDN Australia Book Club #2: Developing Azure Applications for PHP, Ruby and Java using Eclipse

We hope you can join us for our second MSDN Australia Book Club. What’s the Book Club? A regular...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 03/02/2010

Register to hear Robbie Bach on the future of technology and entertainment

When? Tuesday 9th February 2010 at 6.30pm Where? University of Sydney: New Law School Auditorium...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 01/31/2010

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Just Got Easy

Optimise for and more! Microsoft announced today a new extension for IIS: the SEO Toolkit. Once...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 01/13/2010

MSDN Australia Book Club #1: Big Algorithms Made Easy

Andrew Coates and Joel Pobar have organised our first MSDN Book Club! Review Joel’s TechEd...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 01/11/2010

MSDN Book Club

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Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 01/11/2010

HTC HD2 coming in January

It is the Christmas present that is worth the wait ‘til January!  The HTC HD2 You can win 1 of...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 12/19/2009

MSDN LinkedIn Group

Most of the Aussie DPE Team are on LinkedIn and I thought I’d create a local MSDN group for...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 12/18/2009

Introducing FranklySpeaking

Two of our Developer Evangelists, Andrew Coates and Michael Kordahi (as seen in the “we’re looking...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 12/18/2009

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Update

Big news today from ScottGu’s blog is that there will be another public preview release of VS2010...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 12/18/2009

Are you a Hero? Sign up for AU$150

The Search is on... we are looking for Australia’s Certification Heroes! We want to hear from you if...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 12/01/2009

Innovation Day Tour 2009

Sarah in the Partner Team is organising a lap around the map for a series of Innovation Days. The...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 11/16/2009

Office 2010 Beta Available via MSDN

If you are an MSDN subscriber, Office 2010 beta is available for download. If you’re interested in...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 11/16/2009

Windows Server 2008 R2 Developer Training

Check out this set of nifty Windows Server 2008 R2 training tidbits for developers:   New R2...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 11/09/2009

Hammer Time

Today at 1.30pm (Sydney time) is HAMMER TIME. We will be holding our first LIVE Smooth Streaming...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 11/09/2009

Visual Studio 2010 Australian Road Show

The developer solution team are visiting eight cities over the next couple of months to tell...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 11/03/2009

New look for Aussie MSDN Flash

We published a new look for the MSDN Flash and I’d be interested in your thoughts: is this a useful...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 10/25/2009

Harvey Norman Plan To Sell The World’s First Copy Of Windows 7

Gizmodo have reported that Harvey Norman will be open at midnight this evening which makes them one...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 10/20/2009

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is Here

Microsoft announced today the immediate availability of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 10/19/2009

New look for MSDN

Beth’s blog has some really good discussion about the new look for MSDN just around the corner… the...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 10/14/2009

3 weeks to submit your AIMIA Amy nomination

AIMIA is calling for entries into the 16th Annual AIMIA Awards, which celebrate the very best...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 10/13/2009

New Fixed Telstra Data Plans

Choose from two plans: Mobile email plan for businesses with Exchange Server 2003 SP2 or higher...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 10/11/2009

New blog design

Over the weekend I thought I would reskin the blog… and thought borrowing Scott’s would be a whole...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 10/11/2009

My new role…

I have realised my long term goal in joining the Developer Platform Evangelism group (known as DPE)....

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 10/09/2009

My new favourite thing

In the spirit of Oprah’s new favourite thing, the ability to join a conference call from the mobile...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 07/23/2009

Going to TechEd Australia? Look for Dave…

Coatsey has pulled some quick stats from the TechEd09 registration report… looks like the most...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 07/21/2009

Receive kudos for being you

I’m sure you’ve heard this via the normal channels… the Worldwide Partner Conference is open for...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 02/16/2009

Happy New Year and New Job

Where has 2009 gone so far?  I can still remember Christmas lunch looking at the Easter Eggs on...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 02/16/2009

The Economy and the IT Market

What do the experts have to say about the economy? Microsoft Financing has invited industry experts,...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 11/19/2008

They let me out of the office

Andy, Dave, Michael, Phil (who needs to start blogging as he has so much knowledge to share) and I...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 11/13/2008

BizSpark: calling all startups

  Video: Steve Ballmer announcing BizSpark at the Developer Liberation Day, Thursday 6...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 11/07/2008

Register Now for Artists in Residence

Back in February, ShaneMo and Kordesy attended "Artists in Residence" in Redmond and they were so...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 11/03/2008

November 2008 SQL Technical Roll Up

The TRM blog can be found here http://blogs.technet.com/trm/ Downloads SQL Server Reporting Services...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 11/02/2008

DevSta Winners Announced

The winners for DevSta 2008 have been decided! Congratulations to Michael Minutillo and Jarred...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 10/30/2008

Want to join Steve Ballmer?

Our CEO, Steve Ballmer, is in town on 6 November. If you would like to join us, please I would like...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 10/26/2008

Sydney is a Toy City

Bathtub II from Keith Loutit on Vimeo. Mic showed me these great videos from Keith Loutit.  I...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 10/23/2008

Intermec Developers Conference

  Do you have any developers who need the latest information on creating mobile applications?...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 10/21/2008

RDN Dev Days

This must be event season, with the rush to get in before Christmas. Readify have published their...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 10/15/2008

Live Services Jumpstart

Spotted this on Angus Logan’s blog about deep technical training on our Live services.  Get in...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 10/15/2008

Innovation Days 2008

The dates for our ISV road show have now been published and we’re coming to a city near you. What?...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 10/13/2008

Innovation Days, November 2008

We are about to announce our next ISV Innovation Day road show across Australia scheduled for the...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 09/22/2008

ISV Royalty Operations Webinar

We held our ISV Royalty LiveMeeting today with our Asia Pacific Operations Centre (APOC) who went...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 09/09/2008

TechEd SMB Pre Day

I went along to Robbie's Tech Ed SMB pre day today. I know now what Small Business Server and...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 09/02/2008

Daylight Savings Time of Year

Clocks are changing again next month. For me it's a confusing time of year as I always forget and...

Author: Christian Longstaff Date: 09/02/2008

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