Adobe Launch and Learn

We are hosting a lunch and learn with Adobe on the 27th of August

Venue: The Green Man, Cnr Victoria Street & Willeston Street, Wellington

Date: 27th August 2014

Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm

The Lunch and Learn session is to help you understand the IT and business benefits of moving to Adobe Creative Cloud. The Adobe Team will be there so you can pick their brains.   This is aimed at CIO’s and IT Managers, and there are limited spaces available so if you are interested please register with us as soon as possible.

For more information click here view our flyer


Kids and IT

SCRATCHIf your kids are into computers and IT then have a look at this, its free Software from MIT in the States. They have created it specifically for kids to learn how to programme, it is very cool and they can do quite a bit of stuff with it, oh yes… and its FREE !

Kids programming, check it out here – SCRATCH


New version of Skype

Also coming that is worth keeping any eye on is the new version of Skype which will translate as you speak, we had a demo at the Conference and it was exceptional. Demo link on our blog.   The avenues that this opens up for communication are endless. Microsoft are saying that this version will be out by the end of the year but we have not been advised whether there will be any costs associated with this new version, we will keep you posted on that.

Click here for a demo

World wide partner conference for Microsoft

In July Roland and I went to Washington DC to the world wide partner conference. This was the first time IT Engine had sent staff to the world wide event, it was extremely exciting to be a fantastic city like Washington DC and share ideas with 16 thousand other partners from around the world.

The two main themes we got from the conference was mobility and cloud. Microsoft really has geared everything towards moving people into the cloud. Apple was also no longer a dirty word which was very funny. Quite strange to see Senior Microsoft staff demonstrating with an IPad.   However it does show that when it comes to mobility they don’t care what hardware you use to get mobile as long as you are using a Microsoft product J.   If you have not tried Work, Excel and PowerPoint on your IPad you should give it a go, they are very good.

Another item that should be on your radar, especially if you are a larger company is Delve, this is new bit of software that Microsoft have developed (should be available by the end of the year) that allows you to access information across your network, it has amazing search abilities but what makes it stand out is that it is customized to you and what you have been working with, it finds trends in your work practices and acts on those.  It is the latest (and most significant) step towards “Working Social” which is becoming quite a thing in the IT industry.

If this is of interest to you see the links below that go into Delve in a bit more depth: