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  • In pictures: The Hub at Microsoft's TechEd 2014

    Microsoft's TechEd 2014 brought together more than 2000 IT developers, tinkerers, vendors and partners in a four-day long conference at Auckland to discuss the latest in Microsoft's products and solutions. Besides packed sessions, the conference sported an exhibitor area, called The Hub, that showcased technologies from various NZ and global providers.

  • In pictures: Women in Tech event at Microsoft's TechEd 2014

    As part of TechEd this year, Microsoft hosted a Women in Technology event yesterday. The evening event brought women developers, coders and others who occupy various tiers in the ICT workforce in the country. Speakers at the event included the well-known Frances Valintine, founder and chairperson of the board at The Mind Lab, Jessica DeVita, technical evangelist at Microsoft and Jacki Johnson, NZ CEO of Insurance Australia Group (IAG). The speeches were preceded and followed by networking sessions to allow for interaction between the women, and the few brave men, who had gathered together.

  • TechEd 2014: Nanotechnology - the way of the future

    Solid objects that are invisible to the naked eye, powering devices with your own sweat, reversible adhesion that will enable devices to be attached to anything, anywhere – these were some of the ideas discussed by University of Auckland senior lecturer Dr Michelle Dickinson in her hour-long session on nanotechnology at Microsoft’s TechEd 2014.

  • In pictures: Microsoft kicks off TechEd 2014 in New Zealand

    Microsoft kicked off its annual TechEd in New Zealand with three keynotes at Auckland’s Vector Arena yesterday evening. This year’s Microsoft TechEd conference, which will run for four days in Auckland, will bring together IT developers, tinkerers, vendors and partners to discuss the latest developments in Microsoft and its technologies. More than 2000 people are expected to attend the event through the days.

  • Christchurch could become a model smart city: Microsoft

    “Christchurch has a unique opportunity. The earthquake was devastating and horrific. But it has also left a great opportunity to rebuild," says Darrell D Smith, director of facilities and energy, real estate and facilities at Microsoft.

  • Tech.Ed 2011 a feast in more ways than one

    Tech.Ed 2011 kicked off today in Auckland, with a keynote appearance by former Fairfax CEO and All Blacks captain David Kirk, who noted, among other things, that when Fairfax acquired Trade Me under his CEO-ship, some questioned the $750 million price tag.

  • Microsoft: Features still missing in Azure

    Due to an early emphasis on getting the right architecture for its Azure cloud platform, which went live in February, Microsoft's cloud service is still missing key features that are available in the company's standalone products, said Microsoft executives at the company's 2010 Tech Ed conference, being held this week in New Orleans.