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Highlights of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2014

Each year, Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) represents the high point for thousands of Microsoft partners globally – a chance to understand Microsoft’s vision for the year ahead and what this means for our customers. With the dust settling on this year’s event, held in Washington D.C. in July, our leaders from the Intergen contingent in attendance have had a chance to ruminate on an intense week’s worth of session content and networking activity and distil their highlights. ... read full post

Posted by:  Katy Sweetman , Marketing Director, Empired Group |  11 August 2014

Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft

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Intergen Microsoft Preferred Supplier Program Brand Value 2014 Award video

Our work as a Microsoft Preferred Supplier is (most of the times) secret but we do some cool stuff (if we can say so ourselves). ... read full post

Posted by:  Jay Templeton , Chief Executive Officer, Intergen North America |  06 June 2014

Windows Azure, Microsoft, Office 365, Mobile applications, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics ERP, Microsoft SharePoint, mobility, Social Enterprise, Windows 8.1

(1 votes)



Highlights of Microsoft TechEd New Zealand 2013 (Part III)

Over the past few days we’ve brought you part one and part two of our TechEd highlights. Here’s the third, and final, instalment. And now we start the countdown to next year… ... read full post

Posted by:  Katy Sweetman , Marketing Director, Empired Group |  24 September 2013

TechEd, Microsoft

(2225 votes)



Highlights of Microsoft TechEd New Zealand 2013 (Part II)

Last week we brought you part one of our highlights from TechEd . Here’s the second instalment of TechEd’s best bits according to some of the more than 30 Intergenites at this year’s event. We’ll be back tomorrow with our third – and final – highlights post. ... read full post

Posted by:  Katy Sweetman , Marketing Director, Empired Group |  23 September 2013

TechEd, Microsoft

(1967 votes)



Highlights of Microsoft TechEd New Zealand 2013 (Part I)

We’ve been reporting back on our TechEd highlights and exploits each year since the Intergen Blog began (for the historians amongst you – see 2008 , 2008 ; 2009 ; 2010 ; 2011 ; 2012 ), and this year is no different. The only difference now is that, with the number of Intergenites that descended on New Zealand’s preeminent annual tech event  this year – at last count: 27 delegates, five speakers, one video star , and a cast of supporters in The Hub – we can’t possibly contain our highlights to a single blog. ... read full post

Posted by:  Katy Sweetman , Marketing Director, Empired Group |  20 September 2013

TechEd, Microsoft

(2071 votes)



Musings from a Big Data conference

Recently I attended the annual Big Data conference held in Auckland. The attendance was three times greater than the previous year’s conference which reflects the increasing global interest in the area of big data.  ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Mole ,  |  19 August 2013

Business Intelligence, Microsoft, Intergen, BI, Big Data

(2967 votes)



Why upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013?

Microsoft has described Dynamics NAV 2013 as the best release yet and I have to admit that the functionality and the stability definitely make it a great release. In my last blog I talked about the next release of Dynamics NAV (NAV 2013 R2) which will offer a lot of functionality around cloud offerings but there are some great reasons to upgrade right now. ... read full post

Posted by:  Derek Lamb , Solution Specialist, Dynamics Solutions |  14 August 2013

NAV, Microsoft, Intergen, NAV 2013

(137 votes)



Windows Azure auto scale: what you need to consider

One of the most newsworthy announcements from the Azure team at Build was auto scale. Cloud Services, Web Sites and Mobile Services now support automatically scaling up and down the number of hosts based on metrics such as CPU or queue length. This, in theory at least, has the potential to deliver lower costs to your application during quiet periods and near limitless capacity when demand increases. ... read full post

Posted by:  James Carpinter , Senior Developer, Enterprise Applications |  12 August 2013

Azure, Microsoft, Intergen, SQL, Build

(1742 votes)



Power BI from Microsoft

A new platform and tools to enhance Business Intelligence – on the desktop, web and mobile. ... read full post

Posted by:  Russell Bowden , Business Intelligence Senior Consultant |  30 July 2013

Business Intelligence, Microsoft, Mobile, Office 365, SQL Server, BI, Excel, WPC, Power Query, Power BI, Power maps, Power Pivot

(2274 votes)



The heritage of Microsoft’s BUILD conference and some key takeaways

In some ways it’s curious to look at Microsoft events in terms of their family tree. ... read full post

Posted by:  Chris Auld , Chief Technology Officer, Executive Director |  08 July 2013

Microsoft, Windows 8, Microsoft BUILD conference

(2744 votes)



The Microsoft and Yammer union – one year on

One year and two days ago Microsoft and Yammer tied the knot. Arguably still in an extended honeymoon period, the couple is reporting big things (amongst them: double the user activity, a growth of 55% in registered users – now 8 million – and an increase of more than 200% in paid networks), with plenty more plans afoot as the pair creates the social foundations for what is being called the future of work, and – perhaps even more boldly the next major communications revolution. ... read full post

Posted by:  Katy Sweetman , Marketing Director, Empired Group |  27 June 2013

Social Media, Microsoft, Yammer, ESN, Enterprise Social

(2068 votes)



The Reality of Universal Self-Service BI

For years, the pinnacle of BI for many has been dictated as self-service BI. I have read about it. I have heard presentations on it. I have given presentations on it and promoted it. But no matter how often it is discussed, promoted or advertised, one question remains – what is it? ... read full post

Posted by:  Mark Worthen , Senior Consultant, Enterprise Applications |  12 June 2013

Business Intelligence, Microsoft, SQL, BI, Excel, Microsoft Power View, Qlikview, Reporting, Self-service BI, Tableau

(1459 votes)



Enterprise social adoption underway in Australian and New Zealand organisations

Late last month Microsoft published the results of research it had undertaken into how people and organisations use enterprise social tools. ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Howell , Marketing Manager |  10 June 2013

SharePoint, Social Media, Microsoft, Mobile, Yammer, Social Enterprise, Smart phones

(2042 votes)



A gateway to big data: geospatial business intelligence

With the continuing hype around the want, need, or even the “me too” aspects of being able to join the ‘Big Data’ movement, it is only a matter of time before BI will, by default, incorporate this nebulous concept. ... read full post

Posted by:  Russell Bowden , Business Intelligence Senior Consultant |  13 May 2013

Business Intelligence, Microsoft, SQL Server, Intergen, BI, Big Data, Geospatial

(2046 votes)



The changing face of the New Zealand SharePoint Conference

Having attended a number of conferences over the years I’m proud to say that the New Zealand SharePoint Conference continues to live up to its reputation as a world class event. ... read full post

Posted by:  Bernardine Slagter , Developer Consultant |  18 April 2013

SharePoint, SharePoint Conference, Microsoft, Office 365, Yammer, SharePoint 2013, HTML, JavaScript., Lync, New Zealand SharePoint Conference

(1953 votes)

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