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2016 has been a tremendous year of growth and exciting developments for us.  Our team is now 15 strong.  We would like to say a big thank you to our clients, partners and suppliers for supporting us in 2016. We trust that your year has also been successful and hope…
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The 3 Next Big Technologies to Transform Businesses

Matt Tester and I recently spoke at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Auckland. Ignite is the largest tech conference of the year in NZ and a great opportunity to rub shoulders with other IT professionals and be inspired by upcoming technologies. Here are my pick of the new technologies from the…
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SharePoint Modern Document Libraries

Microsoft have recently rolled out the new look document libraries and lists to SharePoint Online. Document libraries provide a secure place to store files where you and your co-workers can collaborate from (almost) any device at any time.  The ‘Modern Experience’ includes many improvements to both list and library functionality. Now…
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How to Scale Up Your Azure Website Without Scaling Up Costs

Most cloud providers have an easy means to scale up, or scale out, a web application. “Scaling up” means using a “gruntier” server, “scaling out” means using more servers. What is applicable depend on how your application is architected. However, be warned that extra resource means extra cost! Before you…
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5 Things to Like About .NET Core

Microsoft recently released .NET Core, extending their Windows development platform to Linux and OS X.  This is another step in the transformation of Microsoft’s platform strategy. .NET Core is a cross-platform free and open-source managed software framework similar to .NET Framework.  We asked David Carter, our Software Development Manager to…
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See you at the Canterbury Tech Summit 2016

We’re proud to be a sponsor of the Canterbury Tech Summit, the South Island’s largest IT event.  This year inventor and pharmaceutical scientist, Sir Ray Avery will open the event with the keynote addressed followed by a wide range of inspiring local and international presenters.  If you are interested in…
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Collaborating with SharePoint Online

Using SharePoint Online as a document repository opens up many benefits to Microsoft Office users. SharePoint Online is included with a variety of Office 365 subscriptions including Business and Enterprise (E1, E3 etc). The ability to share documents outside your organisation opens up a world of new collaboration possibilities. Co-authoring…
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New Zealand Digital Workplace Conference

The 8th New Zealand Digital Workplace Conference will be held at the Langham Hotel in Auckland on the 9th and 10th of August 2016. This conference is New Zealand’s largest conference dedicated to SharePoint and Office 365. Many well known local and international SharePoint and Office 365 experts will present…
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Business efficiency: Curating repetitive tasks

  Last month we talked about how technology can bring the benefits of self service to the B2B world. Our topic this month is about using technology to curate repetitive tasks.  Now this might sound as mundane as technology gets, but you’d be surprised by how many processes we carry…
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Christchurch Code Camp is on this weekend

This year Steve and David have been busy with the rest of the Code Camp team to bring together the best developers to come and share their knowledge with you. Gabe Rijpma Ben Amor Martin Catherall Martin Cairney Kim Carter Ryan Brinch Bevan Arps Michael Trengrove Simon Peck Vishesh Oberol…

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2 months ago
Lots of great #SharePoint and #Office365 news from #MSIgnite last week. Here's a good summary https://t.co/UZYHQYLtKf
3 months ago
Great to have the @CanterburyTech team at our offices this morning. Those bags of goodies look great! See you at the #CantySummit18 https://t.co/lw3sqLxERk
4 months ago
Will the rise of The Cloud make Data Centres a fond memory within the next decade? https://t.co/LeCrz85Tn9
4 months ago
Migrating major SQL workloads to the cloud. The good, the bad and the ugly https://t.co/ncZZq1kOnV
5 months ago
A preview version of SharePoint 2019 Server is now available for download. Lots of details and links to the download can be found here https://t.co/mVPCVOhwxq

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