Archive for the ‘QUT’ Category

Let’s party at “Mix on Campus”

October 29, 2007 Leave a comment


“Mix on Campus” is coming to QUT; yet another great Microsoft event on campus. Microsoft Australia is inviting all tertiary students and lecturers from University and Tafe around Brisbane to come to this free web design and web developer event. It’s a great get together with fellow students and lecturers, learn the latest web trends and technologies, and hear from industry experts. Best of all, it’s FREE and straight off after exams!! Top that with some great give-away prices and it will be as awesome as Tech.Ed 2007 and Remix for academics. I’m not sure what technologies will be presented yet but expect a glance of Visual Studio 2008, Silverlight, and Expression.

Check out the official blog ,invite your facebook contacts! and register NOW!

Venue: QUT Gardens Point Campus, Room 117, B block, 2 George Street, Brisbane

Date and Time: 20/Nov 10am to 4pm



it’s STILL not cheating

October 25, 2007 2 comments

Microsoft promotion “It’s not cheating” is back for university and Tafe students! Earlier this year, Microsoft launched this promotion to allow University and Tafe students to purchase the Ultimate version of Office 2007 for just $75. To be eligeable, students only need to provide a valid email address and currently enrolled at an educational institution. So hurry up if you have missed this offer earlier this year; offer ends May 15, 2008.


SQL Server + pizza = excited QUT students

May 10, 2007 3 comments

Peter Ward and Charles Sturling have driven excitement to about 25 QUT students during the SQL Server Campus Event. We have seen SQL Server Business Intelligence Technologies, especially SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services


Students warming up of excitements for a friday afternoon 🙂


Students that wish to further their knowledge in SQL Server, the next QSSUG is on Thurs, 24 May 2007

Venue: Microsoft Brisbane Office, Level 9, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street

Duration : Catering from 5:30PM for a 6:00PM Start

Please check and RSVP to will help with catering

Peter Ward presents SQL Server 2005 to QUT students

April 24, 2007 Leave a comment

It is with great pleasure to have Peter Ward presenting SQL Server 2005 at the Queensland University of Technology on May the 4th.

“Peter Ward is WARDY IT Solutions Chief Technical Architect. Peter is an active member in the Australian SQL Server community and President of the Queensland SQL Server User Group. Peter is a highly regarded speaker at SQL Server events throughout Australia and is a sought after SQL Server consultant and trainer, providing solutions for some of the largest SQL Server sites in Australia. Peter is a regular author for several SQL Server websites and has published numerous articles in the monthly SQL Server newsletter that he produces along with the highly acclaimed WARDY IT Solutions SQL Server Blog. Peter has been selected as a Spotlight speaker for the 2007 SQL Pass Community Summit, the largest SQL Server event in the world and has recently been awarded as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his technical excellence and commitment to the SQL Server Community” –

Students will have the privilege to understand the importance of SQL Server in the industry and tackle the best features of SQL Server 2005. They will also be introduced the SQL Server community based in Brisbane, the Queensland SQL Server User Group.

I find this event a great opportunity for QUT students to hear from a professional user of SQL Server sharing his valuable knowledge. It is also encouraging and motivating students starving of technology.

Invitation to SQL Server talk @ QUT

April 24, 2007 1 comment


The Faculty of Information Technology invites you to the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 campus event.

In this event, you will be presented with key SQL Server 2005 features and understand the importance of SQL Server in the industry.  Free Pizzas and drinks will be provided and Visual Studio Express Editions including SQL Server 2005 Express. 

Event details:

  • Speaker: Peter Ward (Solution Chief Technical Architect and MVP Windows Server System – SQL Server)
  • Date: 04-May-2007
  • Time: 15:00 – 17:00
  • Venue: S405a, S block, GP
  • Admission: FREE! 


  • 15:00 – 15:30 – Pizza and soft drinks
  • 15:30 – 15:40 – Introduction
  • 15:40 – 16:00 – Importance of SQL Server in the industry
  • 16:00 – 16:50 – SQL Server 2005 Features
  • 16:50 – 17:00 – Locknote and QSSUG info 

To help organize with seats and pizzas & drinks, please RSVP to

Hope to see you there!

‘Wow’ Launch @ QUT

March 17, 2007 Leave a comment

Last Friday 16th March at QUT, students have gathered up for the Windows Vista/Office and ImagineCup 2007 Campus Launch Event. Over 230 students came to see the WOW of Windows Vista, Office 2007 system, and Imagine Cup 2007.

Marty Gnanananthan and Charles Sterling have superbly presented and have motivated the entire audience to upgrade to Vista and Office 2007. As most of the audience came from the Faculty of IT, the agenda covered:

  • Windows Vista (Marty & Charles)
  • Office 2007 Ultimate and itsnotcheating promo (Charles & Marty)
  • Expression & WPF (Charles)
  • ImagineCup 2007 (Griffith)



Lucky top price winner, Hi-End MS Optical Mouse


Many thanks to the Microsoft DPE team (particularly Marty, Charles, and Bernard Oh) for the support and resources; Jason Weiss from QUT, to help in booking the venue. Also ITSA (IT Student Association) for helping distributing Vista DVDs.

Vista/Office 2007 – ImagineCup S410, S block, Gardens Point, QUT

March 7, 2007 3 comments


Sent out  to all Faculty of IT students an invitation email to see and feel the WOW of Windows Vista. In just two days, there are already over 160 rsvps stuck in my outlook! Great, the 210 seats lecture room will be packed!

Windows Vista, Office 2007, Imagine Cup 2007 event details:

Date: 16-March-2007

Time: 15:30 – 17:00

Venue: S410, S block, GP

Admission: FREE!

(Agenda subject to change)