Download to Donate: Child Cancer Foundation

  For each download of a Microsoft System Center 2012 or Windows Server 2012 180-day trial in New Zealand this December, Microsoft New Zealand will donate $2 to the Child Cancer Foundation.* This not-for-profit charity in New Zealand provides services to ensure that children and their families are supported, informed and well cared for on…


Get Your Head In The Cloud: Win a $1,000 Travel Voucher Thanks to Windows Azure!

 30 November 2012   //   Subscribe to the TechNet flash update for kiwi I.T. professionals! Thiago Almeida Technical Evangelist Microsoft New Zealand Windows Azure has evolved considerably. You will be pleasantly surprised – either by the ease of use and fluidity of our HTML5-based management portal (how you can spin up an ASP.NET, Node.js, or PHP…


Running Open Source? Consider Windows Azure.

            This event has been cancelled in favour of 1:1 meetings with interested organisations. Please contact Thiago Almeida to request a meeting with our international speakers. For more information about Microsoft and Open Source, make sure to check out this blog.                   The…


Movie Madness – Want two movie tickets? Back by popular demand!

  That’s right, “Movie Madness” is back! Do you want two movie tickets?Then send us two screenshots! Back in March, we ran our first ‘Movie Madness’ competition to encourage IT Professionals in NZ to download the Windows Server “8” Beta. Hundreds of people entered the promotion, and each walked away with two movie tickets as…


TechEd Pre-Conference Event: Microsoft I.T. Camp!

SAVE THE DATE We are planning a hands-on I.T. Camp for the day before Microsoft TechEd New Zealand 2012. That is, on Monday 3rd September 2012. It will be held at Cliftons Auckland, on Level 2 of 45 Queen St. Topic TBA. Watch this space!


What Does Big Data Mean To You?

  New Zealand  ::  6 July 2012 Corina Oliver SQL Product Manager Microsoft New Zealand What does Big Data Mean to you? There has been interesting media coverage about the data explosion and the growing importance of roles like the Data Scientist recently. One of the most common definitions of big data talks about the three v’s:…


Windows 8 for IT Professionals

  New Zealand  ::  22 June 2012 Andrew McMurray Technical Evangelist Microsoft New Zealand Hi Everyone! The Windows 8 Release Preview has been available to download for a few weeks now, and a lot of you might be thinking of turning your hand to evaluating this release and examining how to start your deployment plans for your…


Convince Your Boss: TechEd 2012

  Dear [Your boss’ name] Wouldn’t you love to get bang for your buck while investing in me being here?  There is a way: Microsoft TechEd New Zealand 2012. This year, the annual event will be held in Auckland from September 4 to 7 and it is the best way for me to develop my skills – to…


Your Invite to IT Camps & System Center 2012 Launch

 Please note that these IT Camps have been cancelled, due to trainer injury. We will be running more IT Camps later in the year – subscribe to the NZ TechNet Flash to be invited!   New Zealand  ::  13 April 2012 David Steele Developer & Platform Evangelism Group, Microsoft New Zealand I write to you today with an…