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TechNet Events and Webcasts

On this page, you'll find links to upcoming events such as industry trade shows, technical briefings, and user group events organized directly by Microsoft and by third parties, plus webcasts, podcasts, and other on-demand resources.

TechNet Webcasts are 60-to-90–minute live broadcasts featuring interactive technical presentations, product demonstrations, and question-and-answer sessions presented by an expert on Microsoft technology, the industry, or both. All content is recorded and made available on demand. 

New Zealand Developer - IT PRO Events

TechNet Events & Webcasts: Live events, on-demand webcasts, podcasts, and virtual labs.

Microsoft NZ Roadshow: December 2010
Microsoft NZ Roadshow: December 2010 The Microsoft Roadshow is on in December 2010 for IT Pros and Partners. Come for an update on our latest technologies - Small Business Server 2011, Office 365 and System Center Essentials 2010 – ideal for small to medium sized businesses. Presented by Microsoft business and technical advisors, you’ll learn about key features, deployment and how businesses can benefit from these technologies. Choose from 1 out of 3 sessions depending on whether you’re a technical IT Professional or a Microsoft Partner. We’ll be visiting 6 locations around New Zealand and all sessions are free to attend. TechNet UNPLUGGED: IT Professional Update 9 – 11am for IT Professionals Partner Business Briefing: Product and Technology Update 1 – 3pm for non-technical partner professionals Partner Business Briefing: Bonus Marketing and Sales Business Update 4 – 5.30pm for Partner marketing, sales and business development professionals, MPN contacts Note: The Partner Business Briefing: Bonus Marketing and Sales Business Update is a general session and suitable for all Microsoft Partners. More session information below and at www.microsoft.co.nz/roadshow Session 1: TechNet UNPLUGGED: IT Professional Update Time: 9am to 11am Audience: IT Professionals Level: 300 TechNet UNPLUGGED brings you a series of technical updates which provide in-depth coverage of Microsoft software and technologies. Catered for IT Professionals, come to this session in December for an update on Windows Small Business Server 2011, Office 365 and System Center Essentials 2010. Full details… Auckland 6 Dec Hamilton 7 Dec Tauranga 8 Dec Wellington 14 Dec Dunedin 15 Dec Christchurch 16 Dec Register Register Register Register Register Register Session 2: Partner Business Briefing: Product and Technology Update Time: 1pm to 3pm Audience: All non-technical partner professionals Level: 200 Discover the business opportunity around for the upcoming release of the Microsoft Small Business product range. This informative session covers Windows Small Business Server 2011, Office 365 and System Center Essentials 2010. Full details… Auckland 6 Dec Hamilton 7 Dec Tauranga 8 Dec Wellington 14 Dec Dunedin 15 Dec Christchurch 16 Dec Register Register Register Register Register Register Session 3: Partner Business Briefing: Bonus Marketing and Sales Business Update Time: 4pm to 5:30pm Audience: Partner marketing professionals, sales and business development managers, Microsoft Partner Network contact Level: 200 Attend the bonus afternoon session for important updates about the new Microsoft Partner Network. Topics include benefits and requirements of the new MPN, Cloud subscriptions and Global Relationship Survey results. You’ll also get the first look at Pinpoint, the new online marketplace for partners to showcase your innovation and expertise. Full details… Auckland 6 Dec Hamilton 7 Dec Tauranga 8 Dec Wellington 14 Dec Dunedin 15 Dec Christchurch 16 Dec Register Register Register Register Register Register
Visual Studio 2010 & Windows Azure Launch
If you’re involved in any capacity with software development, or want to understand more about cloud computing, this is a half-day event not to be missed. Come along to the official New Zealand launch of Visual Studio 2010 and Windows Azure. We’ve lined up two international experts, Sam Guckenheimer and David Chappell to deliver our two keynote sessions. Plus, to mark the occasion, we’re producing a very cool retro t-shirt for all attendees, and there are also some great prizes to be won!* Best of all, the event is free to attend! Dates and Locations: Auckland - Thursday 22nd April 2010: 9.30am-12.30pmWellington - Friday 23rd April 2010: 9.30am-12.30pmCheck out the launch website for details and to register for the event! This event is suitable for Developers, Architects, Testers, Business Analysts and Project Managers involved with software development.*Terms and Conditions apply
Microsoft UNPLUGGED Update - December 2009
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UNPLUGGED Roadshow: Windows 7 Special - 25 May to 5 June 2009
Join us for the May - June 2009 UNPLUGGED Roadshow as we visit locations around New Zealand presenting technical sessions for Developers and IT Pros. Choose from either the MSDN Stream for Developers or TechNet Stream for IT Pros. At the end, get the opportunity to install Windows 7 RC on your PCs too at the Installfest. We'll have Window 7 RC DVDs to giveaway too. More details on the Microsoft UNPLUGGED website.MSDN Stream: Developing for Windows 7 and Silverlight 3Find out how to get started developing rich applications for Windows 7 and Silverlight 3. Two sessions, presented by Microsoft New Zealand Developer Advisors, Mike Zeff and Nigel Parker. More information and details. TechNet Stream: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2Join Microsoft IT Pro Advisor, Nathan Mercer as he presents these technical sessions demonstrating the essential features of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. More information and details. Installfest (Optional)At the end of the sessions, you will have an opportunity to install the Windows 7 Release Candidate on your own machine. You bring your computer - we bring the Windows 7 installation and a Microsoftee to help. Dates and Locations MSDN TechNet Palmerston North – 25 May Register Register Tauranga – 26 May Register Register Hamilton – 27 May Register Register Auckland – 28 May Register Register Christchurch – 3 June Register Register Dunedin – 4 June Register Register Wellington – 5 June Register Register Stream Sessions 9am - 12.30pm. Optional Installfest 12.30pm - 1.30pm. Level 300 for IT Pros and Developers.
April 2009 TechNet UNPLUGGED Event: Windows 7 Technical Overview and Installfest
Come along and learn about Windows 7 and get the opportunity to install the beta on your PC too.Windows 7 Technical Overview for IT Pro’s - 90 minutes The Windows 7 beta is out and everyone is excited about it. In this TechNet UNPLUGGED update we’ll feature what the new Windows 7 release means for the IT Pro in NZ. We will cover off both the new business and consumer technologies in this jam-packed-demo-filled session including: the new UI, taskbar and shell, Federated Search, BranchCache, DirectAccess, UAC, IE8, AppLocker, BitLocker To Go, the new Problem Steps Recorder as well as the updated Management, Compatibility and Deployment tools. At the end of the learning session, stay around and load Windows 7 beta onto your machine - Windows 7 Installfest – 60 minutesThis is your opportunity to install the Windows 7 beta on your own machine. You bring your computer - we bring the Windows 7 installation and a Microsoftee to help. A test PC for the Windows 7 Beta should meet these minimum hardware recommendations: • 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor • 1 GB of system memory • 16 GB of available disk space • Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (in order to enable Aero theme) • DVD-R/W Drive or machine that supports booting from USB Please bring a spare, non-production computer to install the beta software onto. We will help with loading Windows 7 onto your machines, and will have wired or wireless Internet connections available for drivers and updates. If for some reason, Windows 7 does not have the appropriate driver for your computer hardware, we will do our best to download drivers off the Internet and get them onto a USB key for you. We won’t be able to provide “support” afterwards, but we’ve created an online forum where you can ask questions.If you didn’t get a chance to download your own copy of Windows 7 beta we will have a supply of Windows 7 DVDs.What you need to know before installing the Beta.Register for a Windows 7 Beta product keyThis event is free to attend, please register below. Presented by Microsoft Technical Advisor, Nathan Mercer. AM Sessions: 9 - 11.30am PM Sessions: 4 - 6.30pm Wellington 2 Apr: RegisterAuckland 14 Apr: RegisterChristchurch 16 Apr: Register Live Meeting 9 - 10.30am 21 Apr: Register Wellington 2 Apr: RegisterAuckland 14 Apr: RegisterChristchurch 16 Apr: Register

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