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When I first started at Microsoft I had my own blog on my own site.  However, after a few...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/14/2008

How to buy Visual Studio in New Zealand

We often get asked "how can I buy Visual Studio and MSDN?". And since last time we posted...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/12/2008

MSDN Flash: Tech Ed - we have a problem...

I was going to open this editorial in celebration of the fact that registration for Tech Ed is now...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/12/2008

Tech Ed New Zealand Tickets - 25% gone

Ummmm, yeah.if you were planning on heading to Tech Ed this year to hear the likes of Scott...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/07/2008

Tech Ed - registration and speakers

If you have been hanging out waiting for Tech Ed registration to open, well, the wait is over!...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/01/2008

Unplugged sessions - next week.

This month I'll be out and about a little doing a talk in a few locations on mixing up the web:...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/13/2008

Tech Ed and MSDN Unplugged update

Sometimes it feels like we just live from one event to the next. So while we’ve now got the launch...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/10/2008

Introducing the Christchurch Embedded .NET User Group (EDNUG)

Chris has blogged the details of the newest user group in New Zealand - in Christchurch - focused on...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/07/2008

Launch - Building Connected Systems

As promised, I've uploaded the slides and code from my Connected Systems talk from the Launch events...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/03/2008

Congratulations new MVP's

Each quarter we award those who work hardest in the technical community with an award we call the...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/02/2008

A peek inside the OSS Labs at Microsoft

There is a bunch of photos on Port25 taken inside the OSS labs at Microsoft.  This is an...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/26/2008

SQL Server User Group - Thursday

Adrian just emailed me to let me know that Australian Peter Ward is presenting in Wellington on...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/10/2008

2008 Summer Road Trip Prize Draw Results

On Wednesday we drew the prize draw for the 2008 summer road trip. Jeremy took the data, imported it...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/06/2008

Road Trip Code and slides now available

Many of you have asked about availability of the code and slides from the road trip, and the good...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/02/2008

VS2008 blog on Geekzone

Given that March is a big month here at Microsoft New Zealand due to the launch of Windows Server...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/02/2008

Changes in DPE (and a new blog to follow)

As you may know Sean has moved on to Redmond which means we have a new manager here in DPE New...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/28/2008

Sharepoint User Group

I just got an email from Chan regarding the Sharepoint User group in Wellington this week. ...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/24/2008

A more open Microsoft

One of the big changes over the last few years at Microsoft has been openness.  That is...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/21/2008

End of the road (trip) - Invercargill

Today we are in Invercargill.  Today is the last day of our Road Trip.  Today is kind of a...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/19/2008

Day 11 - Dunedin

Last night JB and I flew down to meet Chris in Dunedin.  In retrospect, we could have gone down...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/18/2008

Day 10 - Christchurch

This morning we woke up in the middle of nowhere, with no mobile coverage, no telephone and lots of...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/14/2008

Nelson to Christchurch

Last night we took the ferry to the South Island at 6:15 (give or take 30 minutes for a...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/14/2008

Wellington done - South Island - Here we come!

 Today the boys did their presentation to our home town of Wellington.  It went well and...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/13/2008

Day 7 - Palmerston North

Jeremy and Chris are both really looking forward to Wellington tomorrow - it is our home town, and...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/11/2008

Day 6 - Napier

We started the week at 7am by driving from Wellington to Napier.  It was pouring rain in...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/10/2008

Day 5 - New Plymouth

The road between Hamilton and New Plymouth was interesting.  There is little to no cellular...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/08/2008

Rotorua and Hamilton

Wireless (even GPRS) sucked badly in Rotorua, so we were unable to post much.  First thing in...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/06/2008

Day 2 - Tauranga

We made our way from Auckland to Tauranga today.  No dramas with the location this time...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/05/2008

Windows Server 2008 and Vista SP1 RTM's

Today you should be able to download Windows Server 2008 from your MSDN subscription (you do have...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/04/2008

Auckland, done, coming your way soon!

Last night was a bit of an experience.  We jumped on the plane in Wellington to come to...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/04/2008

2008 Summer Road trip - here we come

Hold on - we're heading your way!  The content is prepped, the rehearsal is done, we are on our...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/31/2008

Summer Road trip - Auckland is full

Just an update - if you are trying to register for the Auckland leg of the 2008 Summer Road trip, it...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/29/2008

Home Server Draw - Hardware specs

I thought I'd put up the details of the specs of the boxes we will be using and giving away at the...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/24/2008

Summer road trip - update

Over the last few weeks Chris and Jeremy have been working away behind the scenes to prepare the...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/22/2008

Help New Zealand students get into technology

Looking for an opportunity to help the next generation get a head start in technology?  Each...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/21/2008

2008 Summer Road Trip - register now!

Register here - details below :-) The NZ community rocks!  As you probably know, we've got...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 12/10/2007

Microsoft Launch Events in March

I got asked yesterday when we are having our launch events for Visual Studio 2008, SQL 2008 and...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 12/10/2007

Beginning .Net development?

In the deluge of email from the last week or two from corp around VS2008 (there was lots of excited...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/28/2007

Visual Studio in Palmerston North

Given Palmerston North doesn't have a .Net user group (yet), I didn't get to present in Palmerston...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/27/2007

MSDN Flash - Here comes the wave!

Last week Visual Studio 2008 was released to manufacturing. If you have a MSDN Subscription, you can...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/27/2007

Random Stats

I was looking at my stats today from my blog and found some interesting things.  Note that...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/26/2007

Geekzone live on Windows Server 2008 RC

On Wednesday Mauricio from Geekzone was up in Auckland upgrading the Geekzone server to Windows...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/22/2007

Slides - Overview of Visual Studio 2008

Since I've probably done this talk to exhaustion now, I thought I would post my slides for all to...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/22/2007

Visual Studio 2008 RTMs - Get it now!

Yup.  This morning (PST time) Visual Studio 2008 RTM'd.  Its already on MSDN, so go get...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/19/2007

Dead hard drive, dead power supply

I've had a tough time over the last week or so. Last Monday my Hard Drive in my new HP laptop died,...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/18/2007

VS2008 Screen cast #4 - Client Application Services

If you are familiar with smart clients, you'll know that they allow you to use the full capabilities...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/08/2007

Visual Studio 2008 screen cast #3 - WCF & WF

In my last screen cast I showed how easy it is to use WCF in Visual Studio 2008. During my user...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/06/2007

Visual Studio 2008 screen cast #2 - WCF

This is the second in my series of screen casts of new features in Visual Studio 2008. WCF has been...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/04/2007

C#3 features in .Net 2.0

In my presentation today at bootcamp I alluded to the fact that some of the C#3 features can be used...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/02/2007

Whats new in SQL 2008?

I had an email today that had a link to some "Whats new in SQL 2008" eLearning resources in it....

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/02/2007

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