MSDN & TechNet Flash: Get Ready for Tech Ed!

Tech Ed is almost upon us. In less than two weeks, Tech Ed New Zealand is underway. This year’s event will be awesome - not just because we've worked hard to make sure that the best speakers are at Tech Ed, but also because the content and events that happen at Tech Ed will be available online during the event. More on that in a moment...

Women in Technology – network with your peers

One of the new things we are doing at Tech Ed this year is an evening (dinner actually) specifically designed for women. The goal of the Women in Technology evening is to bring women in the Technology industry together for an evening of dinner, discussion and networking. The evening will be hosted by Helen Robinson the General Manager of Microsoft New Zealand and our keynote Speaker will be Eileen Brown who has conducted research around Women in Technology which has been presented at Tech Ed in Orlando. After the keynote there will be a panel discussion which offers attendees the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the panel. This will be followed by discussion and networking for the remainder of the evening.

This evening is free for Tech Ed attendees and incurs a small cost for those not attending Tech Ed who would like to come along. If you are not going to Tech Ed, we’d love to see you there!

Full details of the Women in Technology evening including the agenda, panelists and how to register can be found in my blog entry.

Day of Code

There is also a day of code being held by the .Net User Groups on Sunday the 12th of August. This is a free event that features some of the speakers from Tech Ed. Generally the sessions by Tech Ed speakers will be informal discussions or presentations that differ from Tech Ed content. To register for this – head to and fill in the form. More details are available on the registration site and on my blog.

Session Editor in ComNet

If you’ve been getting into ComNet and scheduling sessions, please note that there have been some minor changes so you might need to check that your schedule still looks OK The good news is that we will be sending the agenda off for printing at the end of this week, meaning we don’t expect any changes after that

Tech Ed Live

Like last year we have Tech Ed Live going live in the next week or so which will be the source of all news and information flowing from the event.

If you are not going to Tech Ed, this is your chance to keep up with what is going on. We will be hosting photos, videos and blog entries from Tech Ed up there. The site will be updated several times a day. I’m getting them to add a RSS feed to the site so you should be able to subscribe to it when it goes live.

If you are a blogger and will be blogging about Tech Ed, please tag your entry with TechEdNZ07 or email me a link to the entry so we can put it up on Tech Ed Live for all to see (and get you some hits too!)

VB6 Upgrade Migration workshop

We have Paul Yuknewicz from the VB team down for Tech Ed and thought it would be useful to have him run a VB Upgrade workshop while he is here. More details here.

Happy Developing!