DDD Sydney 2018 – Super sold-out Saturday!

Microsoft has always been a company by, of, and for developers, and the renewed Microsoft commitment to meet the Australian developer community wherever they are continued this past weekend when we were at DDD Sydney. DDD Sydney, like Perth before it, didn't disappoint in its slick organisation and community-selected content. The unique spice to the … Continue reading DDD Sydney 2018 – Super sold-out Saturday!

DDD Perth 2018 – the value of a strong developer community

This past weekend I was in Perth to attend DDD Perth as part of Microsoft's sponsorship and thought I'd write up my experience. For those of you unfamiliar with DDD (Developer! Developer! Developer!), it is a community-organised event that started in the United Kingdom in 2005 and has run in various cities in Australia over … Continue reading DDD Perth 2018 – the value of a strong developer community

Empowering Australian Developers to do more with Azure

The first IT job I┬áhad was training mature age students at college how to use PCs. While I was doing this I also wrote and delivered a course on how to build sites for the (new at the time) World Wide Web. My work on the WWW course got me noticed by a business in … Continue reading Empowering Australian Developers to do more with Azure

Why You Should Care About Containers

The release this week of the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 which includes the first public release of Microsoft's Docker-compatible container implementation is sure to bring additional focus onto an already hot topic. I was going to write a long introductory post about why containers matter, but Azure CTO Mark Russinovich beat me to … Continue reading Why You Should Care About Containers

Microsoft Ignite 2015 Event Review

Frank Sinatra sang "My Kind of Town (Chicago is)" and Ol' Blue Eyes certainly knew a great town when he saw one! The first ever Microsoft Ignite was held just this past week in Chicago at the McCormick Place Convention Centre (the largest in North America) and I was lucky enough to attend with the … Continue reading Microsoft Ignite 2015 Event Review

Microsoft Azure: 2014 Year in Review

What a massive year it's been for Microsoft's Azure public cloud platform. Running the Azure Sydney User Group this year has been great fun and seeing the growing local interest has been fantastic. The focus from Microsoft has really changed in this space and has been clearly signalled with the change in name of Azure … Continue reading Microsoft Azure: 2014 Year in Review