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Australian developers descend on Microsoft TechEd
Microsoft TechEd arrived this week in Sydney with a brand new format.
The festivities took place at the Hordern Pavilion in Moore Park.
Microsoft Australia and New Zealand managing director Pip Marlow during the Azure keynote. Credit: Microsoft
Microsoft executive vice president for cloud and enterprise, Scott Guthrie, announces Azure services can now be accessed from [[artnid:558231|two data centres in Australia]]. Credit: Microsoft
The show floor was packed on Monday morning.
We headed for the Microsoft booth to check out their latest products.
A live demonstration of Lync.
Microsoft showed off what it can do in the tablet and smartphone space.
Microsoft showed off the new Windows 10 on a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. Later, a Microsoft official told Hamish Barwick that the company understands why enterprises would [[artnid:558327|skip Windows 8 for 10]].
Nothing like a good old-fashioned, analog whiteboard!
It may be a business conference, but you got to have soccer on an Xbox, right?
Microsoft set up a "Maker Den" where developers could play with the Netduino Plus 2 board to make a quick Internet of Things demo.
Microsoft .NET developer evangelist, Dave Glover, said [[artnid:558239|developing for the Internet of Things]] is as "cheap as chips."
Nothing like a bike to sell your software.
This is what developers think of as light reading.
A sea of headphones at TechEd. To ensure presenters could be heard over the show floor noise, Microsoft eschewed speakers in favor of wireless transmitters.
A startup panel opened the second day of TechEd. Officials from BlueChilli and elsewhere offered [[artnid:558335|5 ways to spur business innovation.]]