7 Nov 2008


QMSDNUG turns out to watch Steve Balmer’s Power to Developers

Yesterday I had the pleasure of co-hosting a special meeting of the QLD MSDN Users Group with Andrew Dugdell here in Brisbane. The meeting was arranged to get the group together for some beer and pizza and watch a webcast of “Liberation Day – Power to Developers“. The event was streamed live from Sydney and included presentations from Steve Balmer, Gianpaolo Carraro, Tim Sneath and even a demo by Andrew Coates. We had to drop the quality down to a 100K stream for the first part of the presentation which wasn’t much fun but as the session went on we were able to increase up to 300k for the most part. Given the content of the webcast, I decided to stream the content to my laptop running a pre-beta of Windows 7 and it did a great job.

I’d had the pleasure of seeing most of the content recently at PDC but there’s always more you can pickup when you listen to other presenters. Here are a few links for the session as well as a photo of the group as the webcast got underway.

Event website: http://www.microsoft.com.au/powertodevelopers/

PDC Videos: http://www.microsoftpdc.com/ (Links to session recordings and Channel 9 content)

BizSpark website: http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark