In photos: TechEd Sydney 2014

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.

  • Good advice.

  • A startup panel opened the second day of TechEd. Officials from BlueChilli and elsewhere offered [[artnid:558335|5 ways to spur business innovation.]]

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