SSW - Events Archive

Past Events 2013

North Shore Dot Net User Group
Date: 8th August 2013
Location: Massey University Albany, Auckland

Climbing the Agile Testing Ladder featuring Visual Studio 2013, TFS 2013, Microsoft Test Manager 2013, and Lab Management 2013 - Adam Cogan

Let's do a lap around the improvements to Microsoft Test Manager and see how the world has improved with manual, exploratory, and automated testing.

In this session, we will:

  • Talk about how stakeholders can start a discussion with the Feedback tool
  • Show how the initial testing experience is now in the web and the advanced experience is in Microsoft Test Manager
  • Use Visual Studio to author automated tests that can be played back against a variety of browsers
  • Look at a technique that will allow you to test across different devices and form factors
  • Explain how Lab Management setup and administration has improved dramatically


Whether you're a tester or a developer, this session is for you.


Past Events 2012

TechEd Australia 2012 - September 11-14 2012

What's new in Visual Studio 2012

Software development continues to make great advances and so does Visual Studio. Come learn about the trends impacting software development and how you can take advantage of them with Visual Studio 2012. This talk provides a brief overview coupled with lots of demos to highlight how Visual Studio 2012 simplifies development, streamlines collaboration for teams, and helps you create apps that your users will love. Visual Studio 2012 helps you turn ideas into software; this session gets you started.

A Modern Architecture Review: Using the New Code Review Tools

This session leads you through 20 steps to achieve a 'Modern Architecture Review' that demonstrates how to perform an architecture review on a big project no longer needs to be daunting. We will demonstrates the first steps, and finding patterns and anti-patterns, that shows how Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 helps the process with architecture tools, code smell tools, etc. to enable you to attend to the code that needs the most attention. All this while creating Team Foundation Server code review work items to speed great results of the review.

TechEd New Zealand 2012 - September 4-7 2012

What's new in Visual Studio 2012

Software development continues to make great advances and so does Visual Studio. Come learn about the trends impacting software development and how you can take advantage of them with Visual Studio 2012. This talk provides a brief overview coupled with lots of demos to highlight how Visual Studio 2012 simplifies development, streamlines collaboration for teams, and helps you create apps that your users will love. Visual Studio 2012 helps you turn ideas into software; this session gets you started.

A Modern Architecture Review: Using the New Code Review Tools

This session leads you through 20 steps to achieve a 'Modern Architecture Review' that demonstrates how to perform an architecture review on a big project no longer needs to be daunting. We will demonstrates the first steps, and finding patterns and anti-patterns, that shows how Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 helps the process with architecture tools, code smell tools, etc. to enable you to attend to the code that needs the most attention. All this while creating Team Foundation Server code review work items to speed great results of the review.

TechEd Europe 2012 – June 26-29 2012

A Modern Architecture Review: Using the New Code Review Tools

This session leads you through 20 steps to achieve a 'Modern Architecture Review' that demonstrates how to perform an architecture review on a big project no longer needs to be daunting. We will demonstrates the first steps, and finding patterns and anti-patterns, that shows how Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 helps the process with architecture tools, code smell tools, etc. to enable you to attend to the code that needs the most attention. All this while creating Team Foundation Server code review work items to speed great results of the review.

Past Events 2011

TechEd Australia 2011 – August 29 – September 2 2011

Speaker: Adam Cogan

Topic: Supercharge your projects with 15 rules to developer heaven

Come on a journey starting with Scrum. Why is it the most popular development methodology around? How come 84% of agile projects use Scrum? Get abreast of the recent updates to Scrum (aka Scrum 2011) Step up from just TFS source control and into the testing tools… see you processes get super streamlined. Arrive into developer heaven with: - Project Server integration - Knowledge about the agile elements in TFS vNext - More Testing Tools and - The best 3rd Party Tools

TechEd New Zealand 2011 – August 24 – 26 2011

Speaker: Adam Cogan

Topic: Supercharge your projects with 15 rules to developer heaven

Come on a journey starting with Scrum. Why is it the most popular development methodology around? How come 84% of agile projects use Scrum? Get abreast of the recent updates to Scrum (aka Scrum 2011) Step up from just TFS source control and into the testing tools… see you processes get super streamlined. Arrive into developer heaven with: - Project Server integration - Knowledge about the agile elements in TFS vNext - More Testing Tools and - The best 3rd Party Tools

Past Events 2010

TechEd New Zealand 2010 - August 30 - September 1, 2010

Immerse yourself in hundreds of IT learning opportunities. Explore a broad set of current and upcoming Microsoft technologies, tools, platforms and services. Plus, see how other organisations have addressed key challenges and created new opportunities using existing platforms and tools.

Speaker: Adam Cogan
Topics: Visual studio 2010 and TFS 2010

TechEd Australia 2010 - August 24 - 27, 2010

Immerse yourself in hundreds of IT learning opportunities. Explore a broad set of current and upcoming Microsoft technologies, tools, platforms and services. Plus, see how other organisations have addressed key challenges and created new opportunities using existing platforms and tools.

Speaker: Adam Cogan
Topics: Visual studio 2010 and TFS 2010

Past Events 2009

Professional Developer's Conference '09
Date: 17th - 19th November 2009
Location: Los Angeles, USA

Professional Developer's Conference '09 (PDC) is Microsoft's premier gathering of leading-edge developers and architects. Attendees come from around the world to learn about the future of Microsoft's platform, to exchange ideas with over 1,000 Microsoft technology experts, and to network with fellow professionals.



Southern California Code Camp '09
Date: 21st and 22nd November 2009
Location: San Deigo, USA

Southern California Code Camp '09 is a place for developers to come and learn from their peers. This community driven event has become an international trend where peer groups of all platforms, programming languages and disciplines band together to bring content to the community.



North Shore User Group
Date: 17 September 2009
Location: Massey University Albany, Auckland

Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 – What’s new? Adam will take you through some of the new features of both these products. Some of the features Adam will look to cover include, branch visualisation, build automation, hierarchical work items, SharePoint dashboards, and others. If you are at all looking at TFS 2010 as a release to adopt, this session is a must to understand the value you'll be getting.


Tech.Ed Australia 2009 - 8th - 11th September 2009

In today's climate working smart is critical. Tech·Ed 2009 will equip you with IT strategies to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and get the most from your assets. Tickets are a great investment in your personal and business productivity.

IT professionals gain powerful insights into hosting, virtualisation and managing infrastructure efficiently and cost-effectively.

Developers get hands-on time with new tools for security, maximising deployments, and much more.

Location: Gold Coast, QLD
Speaker: Adam Cogan

SharePoint Saturday - Sydney - Saturday 8th August 2009

Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for 'SharePoint Saturday', on Saturday, August 8th, 2009. SharePoint Saturday will be an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals & MVPs, covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics. SharePoint Saturday is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint!

Location: Sydney
Speaker: Adam Cogan

SharePoint Saturday - Adelaide - Saturday 15th August 2009

Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for 'SharePoint Saturday', on Saturday, August 15th, 2009. SharePoint Saturday will be an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals & MVPs, covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics. SharePoint Saturday is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint!

Location: Sydney
Speaker: Adam Cogan

New Zealand Community SharePoint Conference 2009

Stop, Collaborate and Listen!
SharePoint has rapidly become one of the most popular technology platforms for information workers throughout New Zealand so it's about time we all got together and shared our experiences and expertise as the community that we are.
This will be the New Zealand conference to learn about SharePoint 2007 with expert local and international speakers presenting on topics that will help you understand and succeed with your SharePoint implementations and add real value to your organisation and businesses.

In addition to the session content you'll have ample opportunities to network with your peers in the community and technical and industry experts including local and international Microsoft Most Valued Professionals and New Zealand's top Certified Partners.
Don't miss out on New Zealand's biggest SharePoint event of the year! Come and join the excitement of the first dedicated SharePoint conference in New Zealand!

Location: Wellington, NZ
Speakers: Adam Cogan

Tech.Ed North America 2009 - 11th - 15th May 2009

In today's climate working smart is critical. Tech·Ed 2009 will equip you with IT strategies to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and get the most from your assets. Tickets are a great investment in your personal and business productivity.

IT professionals gain powerful insights into hosting, virtualisation and managing infrastructure efficiently and cost-effectively.

Developers get hands-on time with new tools for security, maximizing deployments, and much more.

Location: Los Angeles

UTS .NET Course - Starts every Thursday from 19 February 2009

This course introduces students the Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework through hands-on exercises and live demos. Both C# and VB .NET code is provided side-by-side giving the students a deeper understanding of the commonalities between the languages. The class examples can be completed in either C# or VB .NET.

The course provides an introduction to the .NET Framework for students who want to pursue Microsoft certification, specifically MCAD (Microsoft Certified Application Developer).

Location: UTS Sydney
Speakers: TBA

UTS SQL Course - Starts every Tuesday from 17 February 2009

A practical course for the ICT Industry utilizing the latest SQL Server 2005 developed by Microsoft. SQL Server 2005 provides .NET integration and XML support as well as a wealth of programming enhancements. The improved security is a feature of this release. This course provides attendees with the knowledge necessary to take advantage of new features provided by SQL Server 2005. It provides a comprehensive overview of technologies, security, and design best practices with particular emphasis on hands-on skills.

Location: UTS Sydney
Speakers: Peter Gfader and Eric Phan

Past Events 2008

SQL PASS Community Connect Event - Down Under 2008

SQL PASS COMMUNITY CONNECTION EVENT Down Under in NZ 2008 is coming REAL SOON! I hope you are ready! This is going to be another fantastic weekend event! Once again proudly run and managed by NZ DNUG Inc Soc with some excellent and unique sessions presented by some of New Zealand's and Australia's most talented and influential experts. I'm sure you will find many sessions to enjoy and to be enlightened on.

Date: Saturday 6TH & Sunday 7TH December 2008

Location and Venue: Whitireia Polytechnic, Porirua, Wellington

Format:

Saturday: Registration 08:00-09:00am
Saturday:09:00-06:00pm
Saturday night dinner: 7:30pm (tbc)
Sunday: 09:00am-5pm

Cost: Free (lunch provided on both days)

Tech Ed 2008 - Beijing, China - Starts from 6th of Nov. and finishes 8th Nov. 2008

With over 3000 IT professionals and developers attendees, TechEd 2008 is the biggest technical event held by Microsoft. This year, TechEd 2008 China is held in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou (3 of the biggest cities in China) and there are over 110 sessions and workshops, covering the latest technologies including Virtualization, SQL Server 2008, HPC Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 Team System.

Location:

  • Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium
  • Sofitel Wanda Hotel, Beijing, China

Topics:

  • DEV325: Microsoft SDLC Best Practise: Integrated Management Platform (TFS)
    Speaker: Lei Xu
  • CS282: Use VSTS for Automated Testing
    Speaker: WilsonWu

Tech Ed 2008 - Sydney, Australia - Starts from 1st September and finishes 5th September 2008

With over 200 sessions, 12 pre-conference workshops and 5 Pre-Day events, Tech.Ed 2008 is this year's biggest opportunity for IT professionals to learn from the experts, explore the latest solutions and connect with colleagues and peers. The agenda below explains this year's Tech.Ed in detail, and outlines the extensive social program and networking opportunities. Take a look now and be amazed at the breadth and depth of Australia's biggest IT educational event.

Location: Darling Harbor, Sydney
Speaker: Adam Cogan.

Tech Ed 2008 - Auckland, New Zealand - Starts from 1st September and finishes 3rd September 2008

Are you ready to get your tech on?
If your answer is yes then you've then NZ TechEd NZ 2008 is the right place.

Location: Skycity Convention Centre, Auckland
Speaker: Adam Cogan.

JAOO Conference '08

Brisbane: May 28 - 30, 2008
Sydney: June 2 - 4, 2008

JAOO is the ultimate conference for tracking innovation and providing inspiration in the areas of Web 2.0, Professional Practices, Architecture and Design Best Practices, Enterprise Systems, Languages, Lean and Agile Software Development, New Frontiers, Cloud Computing, New Programming Models, Scripting and DSLs, and Server Platforms.

Globally JAOO attracts +2500 attendees annually with that number increasing rapidly. JAOO has a portfolio of 500 speakers. All JAOO speakers are personally invited by our experienced program committee and each JAOO venue provides a fresh program tailored to the current technologies and practices.

Some JAOO Sydney 2008 Industry Leading Speakers Include:

  • Dave Thomas, Bederra
  • Erik Meijer, Microsoft
  • Martin Fowler, ThoughtWorks
  • Robert Martin, Object Mentor
  • Rod Johnson, SpringSource
  • Steve Vinoski, Verivue

For SSW .NET User Group members, there is a special code that gives a 10% discount on the ticket price. Simply enter the code dotnetusergrp_ssw when booking.

Microsoft BI Bootcamp: SQL Server 2005, Office System 2007 and PerformancePoint Server 2007
- Sydney 12 - 16 May 2008

Description

Written and presented by industry experts, this intensive five-day workshop gives professional developers the information and hands-on experience they need to deliver state-of-the-art, integrated reporting and analytics solutions using Microsoft Business Intelligence.

Delivering the right information in the right format at the right time to all users in the organization-that is Microsoft's Business Intelligence (BI) strategy and vision for enterprise information management. Microsoft's integrated BI tools enable developers to create effective solutions that information workers use every day to find meaningful patterns in the vast sea of data they collect and to use that insight to quickly respond to changing business conditions.

After this workshop, attendees will be able to position different types of business intelligence solutions, from enterprise data warehousing to data marts to real-time operational reporting and analytics. Attendees will learn how to design and build powerful integrated solutions that provide users with rich reporting, analysis, visualization and performance management capabilities by targeting operational data from an existing line-of-business application using the Microsoft Business Intelligence platform.

Attendees will work through 25 practical hands-on labs to build a complete BI solution by the end of the workshop.

Course Summary

During this 5-day course, you will learn about integrating Integration Services, Analysis Services and Reporting Services to build a business intelligence solution. When you complete this course, you will understand how to design, develop, deploy, and operate a business intelligence solution that integrates data from an On-Line Transactional Processing (OLTP) into a SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) cube and delivers reports to business users.

  • Integrate: Define, debug, deploy, manage and secure SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages that extract, transform, and load data from an OLTP database into an SSAS cube and a relational data warehouse
  • Analyze: Define, deploy, process, manage and secure SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) cubes, mining models, dimensions, hierarchies, calculations, translations, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Report: Define, deploy, manage, and secure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports that consume data stored in SSAS cubes and in the relational data warehouse and deliver reports to business users.

This course will demonstrate a fully working end-to-end solution, including extensive demos, hands-on labs, sample projects that will not only teach how to use the new technology, but also illustrate business intelligence and data warehouse best practices.

*Special*

When you book with SSW, you will get 10% discount.
Special Price: $3375+GST

Extra 5% discount for early registration by April 24th Early registration special Price: $$3187.50+GST.

UTS .NET Course - Starts from 14 February 2008

This course introduces students the Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework through hands-on exercises and live demos. Both C# and VB .NET code is provided side-by-side giving the students a deeper understanding of the commonalities between the languages. The class examples can be completed in either C# or VB .NET.

The course provides an introduction to the .NET Framework for students who want to pursue Microsoft certification, specifically MCAD (Microsoft Certified Application Developer).

Location: UTS Sydney
Speakers: Ed Brown and Jonny Trees.


UTS SQL Course - Starts from 12 February 2008

A practical course for the ICT Industry utilizing the latest SQL Server 2005 developed by Microsoft. SQL Server 2005 provides .NET integration and XML support as well as a wealth of programming enhancements. The improved security is a feature of this release. This course provides attendees with the knowledge necessary to take advantage of new features provided by SQL Server 2005. It provides a comprehensive overview of technologies, security, and design best practices with particular emphasis on hands-on skills.

Location: UTS Sydney
Speakers: Justin King


Code Camp Oz 2008- Starts from 26th and 27th April 2008

Topics that should be most popular

  • Visual Studio 2008 with a practical focus
    • .NET Framework 3.5 Fundamentals (LINQ etc)
    • ASP.NET and ASP.NET Extensions (AJAX and MVC Frameworks)
    • Silverlight and Rich Internet Applications (RIA)
    • Team Foundation Server 2008
  • Upcoming Technologies and Research Stuff
    • F#
    • PEX
    • Rosario (TFS vNext)
    • PowerShell?
  • SQL Server 2008
    • New Features
    • Business Intelligence?

Location: Charles Sturt University - Wagga Wagga
Speakers: Adam Cogan and Justin King

Microsoft Heroes Happen Launch 2008 28th February 2008

There were product-specific sessions on Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and Security and Management. There were also live demonstrations from the experts, giving the knowledge and tools you need to serve, protect and manage.

Come and see Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 in all their new glory.

Past Events 2007

Newcastle .NET User Group - 5 December

In this session Adam Cogan will talk about Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007. Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 is an integrated performance management application designed to help improve operational and financial performance across all departments and all levels of your organization.

With Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, you can monitor progress, analyse what is driving variances, and plan your business from budgeting to creating management reports. You can have metrics, key performance indicators (KPIs), and reports delivered to every desktop through intuitive scorecards, dashboards, and the easy-to-use 2007 Microsoft Office system environment. A key component of the Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) offering, Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 can help you understand how performance can align with personal and departmental goals and objectives.

Location: Newcastle
Speaker: Adam Cogan


Office DevCon 2007 - 3rd and 4th November 2007

Office DevCon 2007 is a world-class, annual community conference squarely aimed at Office developers and power users - not information workers. Over 2 days it will cover Office core technologies for both 2003 and 2007 such as Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Groove, InfoPath, OneNote and Outlook. It will also be covering SharePoint (specifically as a standalone product, and how to build collaborative Office applications), SQL Server 2000 and 2005 (specifically how to integrate Office applications with SQL Server), Visio, Project, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Dynamics and CRM. They also have advanced courses on VSTO and how to create managed Office-based applications (for both Office 2003 and 2007), Database design and data modelling, Systems design and modelling, VBA code patterns, Business Intelligence (Office-based) and anything else that may be of interest to Office developers and power users for those who cant get enough. Our own Adam Cogan will be doing 2 presentations covering his Favorite 3rd Party Office Utilities, and Moving from Access Reports to Reporting Services.

Location: Microsoft Office, North Ryde (Sydney)
Speaker: Adam Cogan


NZ Code Camp Boot Camp 2007 - 3rd and 4th November 2007

Enlist now to learn the skills you need to attack .Net 3.5, C# 3, Visual Studio 2008, MS SQL 2008 and more.

There will topics such as:

  • .Net Framework 3.5
  • C# 3, VB 9, Dynamic Runtime & Languages
  • ASP.Net, ASP.Net Futures, SilverLight
  • LINQ, ADO Entities
  • Windows Server 2008, IIS 7, SQL 2008
  • Architecture, Methodolgies, Patterns & Practices

Come hear our Adam Cogan present 2 sessions:

  • How to earn more $$$
  • Performance Point Server

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Speaker: Adam Cogan


SQL Code Camp Down Under - Wagga Wagga - 13th and 14th October 2007

Adam Cogan will be presenting an introduction to PerformancePoint on Saturday 13th October at 13:15 - 14:15.

After having a successful event last year, Code Camp Down Under is dishing out seconds. It is a free event being held over two days 13th and 14th of October. A number of great SQL Server speakers have already indicated they'll be along and Kevin Kline has told them he'll be in Australia as a special guest. One of these speakers will be our own Adam Cogan presenting Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 on Saturday.

Location: Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
Speaker: Adam Cogan


Microsoft Tech ED 2007 SEA - 10 - 13 September

Adam Cogan will be presenting 2 topics on 10th September:

Up and Running with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services.
Adam will show real world examples of this server-based platform when used for creating, managing, and delivering Web-based reports. Reporting Services 2005/2008 combines the data management capabilities of SQL Server and Microsoft Windows Server with Microsoft Office System applications to deliver real-time information to support daily operations and decisions.

Microsoft Customer Relationship Management (CRM 4.0)
Adam will introduce Microsoft CRM which has been designed to provide a complete suite of powerful marketing, sales, and customer service capabilities, all with a familiar and consistent user experience based on Microsoft Office and the Microsoft Office Outlook messaging and collaboration client.

Location: Kuala Lumpur
Speaker: Adam Cogan


KL TechNite + MIND: Developers Rock - 9th September

SharePoint 2007 and Access 2007 have had an enormous amount of work done in this version and they work together beautifully.

SharePoint 2007 to many is a web version of Access. Come see Adam Cogan show you how you have a lot of options including:

  • using SharePoint data in your Access solution
  • using Access to report on your SharePoint data
  • upsizing your access data to SharePoint and then continue with Access as the frontend
  • upsizing your entire Access solution to SharePoint and then finish using Access as your platform
In addition we will look at using SharePoint data in other Office applications.

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Speaker: Adam Cogan


Microsoft New Zealand Tech Ed 2007 - 13 - 15 August 2007


With a Scenic view of Auckland-New Zealand, you will also get technical training, information, and resources to help you build, deploy, secure, mobilize, and manage solutions based on the full range of existing and upcoming Microsoft products.

This year the sessions have been organised into 11 Technical Tracks that allow you to focus on the information, products and solutions most relevant to you.

  • Architecture
  • Business Intelligence & Database
  • Unified Communications & Mobility
  • Connected Systems
  • Developer Tools & Technology
  • Office System
  • Security
  • Server Infrastructure
  • Voice of the Customer
  • Web Development & Infrastructure
  • Windows Client & Management

Location: Auckland - New Zealand
Speaker: Adam Cogan will be one of the presenters during the event


UTS .NET Course - Starts from 9 August 2007

This course introduces students the Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework through hands-on exercises and live demos. Both C# and VB .NET code is provided side-by-side giving the students a deeper understanding of the commonalities between the languages. The class examples can be completed in either C# or VB .NET.

The course provides an introduction to the .NET Framework for students who want to pursue Microsoft certification, specifically MCAD (Microsoft Certified Application Developer).

Location: UTS Sydney
Speakers: Paul Sorauer and Justin King.


Wollongong User Group - August 8th

Justin King will be presenting Data Dude.

In this session Justin will provide an introduction to Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals and will cover: schema maintenance, unit testing and data generation, including a discussion on ways of extending this newly released product.

Location: Wollongong
Speaker: Justin King


Microsoft's Tech Ed 2007, Gold Coast - 7 - 10 August

Adam Cogan will be presenting Next Generation Team Foundation Server on 8th August.
In this session Adam will provide an introduction to Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals and will cover: schema maintenance, unit testing and data generation, including a discussion on ways of extending this newly released product.

In this talk he will also cover the next version of Visual Studio Orcas, Visual Studio Team System 2008 (Rosario) and Team Foundation Server 2008, what’s currently hot on the Visual Studio widgets scene with a demo-driven session on the most useful tools for Visual Studio Team System Features covered include:
  • What’s coming in Visual Studio Orcas Beta 2
  • What’s new in Rosario and Team Foundation Server 2008
  • Hot widgets: Team Foundation Power Tools, MSSCCIs, Team Plain, Diff Dog, SSW Code Auditor, MS Build GUI and much more!

Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Speaker: Adam Cogan


UTS SQL Course - Starts from 7 August 2007

A practical course for the ICT Industry utilizing the latest SQL Server 2005 developed by Microsoft. SQL Server 2005 provides .NET integration and XML support as well as a wealth of programming enhancements. The improved security is a feature of this release. This course provides attendees with the knowledge necessary to take advantage of new features provided by SQL Server 2005. It provides a comprehensive overview of technologies, security, and design best practices with particular emphasis on hands-on skills.
Location: UTS Sydney
Speakers: Justin King and Cameron Townsend

MIND User Group Meeting (Malaysia) - 7 July 2007

Adam Cogan will be presenting 4 sessions:
  • Rules to Successful Projects
  • Rules to Better Windows Forms
  • Customizing and Extending Team Foundation Server
  • Best Practices for Reporting Services

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Speaker: Adam Cogan

Canberra.NET User Group - 19th July 2007

Agenda:
  • 20 minutes - Pizza, Coke and Networking
  • 1 hour - Adam Cogan will discuss how to use Access 2007 and SharePoint 2007 together. SharePoint 2007 and Access 2007 have had an enormous amount of work done in this version and they work together beautifully. SharePoint 2007 to many is a web version of Access. (this session will run for 40 mins during the lunch time presentation)

Adam will cover:

  • using SharePoint data in your Access solution
  • using Access to report on your SharePoint data
  • upsizing your access data to SharePoint and then continue with Access as the frontend
  • upsizing your entire Access solution to SharePoint and then finish using Access as your platform
  • 10 mins Question time

Lunch Time Location: (from 12.30pm to 1.30pm) King O'Malley's Irish Pub, 131 City Walk, Canberra City

Evening Location: (from 4.30pm to 6pm) Microsoft Canberra Branch, Walter Turnbull Building, Level 2, 44 Sydney Avenue, Barton ACT

To book (so we get the catering right), reply to this email or send an email to athena@dotnetsolutions.com.au. Please specify that you'd like to attend the evening or lunch time user group session. For further information about the user group, such as past presentation/samples, or to subscribe/unsubscribe to the mailing list email athena@dotnetsolutions.com.au.

Location: Canberra, ACT
Speaker: Adam Cogan


APAC SharePoint Conference 2007 May 15th - 16th

The exclusive Microsoft?APAC SharePoint?Conference 2007 is the third and final of three global SharePoint Conferences, following Seattle and Berlin. This world-class, two-day conference, to be held at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney from May 15-16, will showcase the latest innovations, features and functionality for the 2007 SharePoint products and technologies.>
The Microsoft APAC SharePoint Conference 2007will provide an unprecedented opportunity for customers and partners in the Asia Pacific region to meet and network with the Microsoft Office System product development teams, fellow IT professionals and architects, and partners.

Location: Hilton Hotel, Sydney
Speaker: Adam Cogan will be one of the presenters during the event


Mix07 Las Vegas USA - April 30 - May 2nd

MIX is Microsoft's conference for Web designers, developers and decision-makers who make their living at the forefront of the consumer Web.
Join the conversation with Microsoft and others on how to harness the latest technologies, unlock new revenue opportunities, reduce development costs and improve customer experience. MIX is for cutting-edge Web professionals designing and building next-generation experiences.

Location: Las Vegas, USA
Speaker: Adam Cogan will be one of the presenters during the event, so come along and MIX in the right crowd!


Sydney VFP User Group - 30 May 2007

Visual Studio for Database Professionals (aka Data Dude)
In this session Adam will provide an introduction to Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals and will cover: schema maintenance, unit testing and data generation, including a discussion on ways of extending this newly released product.

Location: Sydney
Speaker: Adam Cogan


Microsoft's Tech Ed 2007, Orlando, Florida- June 4-8

For five days in June, you can get technical training, information, and resources to help you build, deploy, secure, mobilize, and manage solutions based on the full range of existing and upcoming Microsoft products.
Location: Orlando, Florida
Speaker: Adam Cogan

*SPECIAL* Sydney .NET User Group - 15 February 2007

Programming Windows Communication Foundation – a Developer's Primer.
Guest presenter - Juval Lowy


How do you actually build and consume WCF-based services? At its core, the WCF programming model is simple and straightforward, requiring actually very little work on behalf of the developer.
The session describes the essential WCF programming concepts: clients, services, contracts and end points, and shows how to build, configure and host simple services. After attending this session you will be able to start programming and exploring WCF.

Location: Sydney
Speaker: Juval Lowy


UTS .NET Course - Starts from 22 February 2007

This course introduces students the Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework through hands-on exercises and live demos. Both C# and VB .NET code is provided side-by-side giving the students a deeper understanding of the commonalities between the languages. The class examples can be completed in either C# or VB .NET.

The course provides an introduction to the .NET Framework for students who want to pursue Microsoft certification, specifically MCAD (Microsoft Certified Application Developer).

Location: UTS Sydney
Speakers: Paul Sorauer and Justin King

Past Events 2006

Wollongong .NET User Group

15 Tips for Better Reporting Services: OK, so you know about how powerful this reporting platform from Microsoft is. Come see Sydney based SQL RS Lover and MS Regional Director Adam Cogan show the right and wrong ways to develop reports and show data to users.

+ A little surprise for an upcoming SQL product.

Location: Wollongong, NSW
Speaker: Adam Cogan

*SPECIAL* Sydney .NET User Group


Office 2007 and VSTO Second Edition. The guest speaker Robert Green from MCW Technologies will be talking about Developing Office 2007 Solutions with Visual Studio Tools for Office Second Edition VSTO on Friday 1 December. Second Edition is a downloadable add-in for Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office. This session will show how you can use VSTO SE to build Visual Basic and C# solutions that target Office 2007. Youll see how to build application level add-ins for Office applications, as well as how to customize new Office 2007 UI features such as the ribbon, the application Task Pane, Outlook form regions, and more.
PS: Since this is a Friday night, you are invited to have a beer with Robert and the rest of the SSW gang after the session.

Location: Sydney
Speaker: Robert Green

Sydney .NET User Group: SQL Server 2005 - Advanced Indexing Strategies

In this free event, Adam Cogan will present the best means of using SQL Server effectively. Adam will further take you through a fast- paced collection of indexing tips and tricks based on an already optimised base table structure. Adam will also talk about targeting both the known and finding the unknown performance problems and once you know where the problems are he will go through numerous options to improve the performance using indexes.

Location: Sydney
Speaker: Adam Cogan

1 Day Worskhop: Earn More Per Hour As A Developer

This one day workshop has been designed for developers. The program is unique in that it brings together in the one forum two of Australias leading presenters in their respective fields. Be prepared to be shocked, challenged and amazed as Steve and Adam dispel a number of myths about client interactions and what the client is really seeking from their IT provider.
Location: 29 September 2006 - SSW Sydney Office in Neutral Bay.
Speakers: Adam Cogan and Steve Herzberg (Sales Director at NRG Solutions)

CodeCampNZ SQL in Wellington, NZ 2006 (aka SQL Really Downunder)

A really big community event is CodeCampOz in Wagga Wagga, which is held over the ANZAC Day long weekend (April 23-24). This is two days of deep technical sessions delivered by some of the best presenters from Australia and overseas. Peter Jones and Nathan Pitcher have organised a great show.

Code Camp is being held in New Zealand on the Weekend of the 25th of November.

Location: Wellington, NZ
Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

This 2 day course will allow you to compare the most popular reporting technologies in the industry, comperehend the new Report Designer, learn about important differences between Access Reports and Reporting Services and much more. There is also a practical side to this course as you will get to be exposed to real life examples of Microsoft's landscape of enterprie reporting and learn the right and wrong ways of developing reports.  

Register

Location: SSW Sydney Office in Neutral Bay
Speaker: Adam Cogan

SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services (SSRS) - Canberra - Tuesday 12th September

OK, so you know about how the new powerful reporting platform from Microsoft will change the landscape of enterprise reporting. Come and see Sydney based SQL Guru and MS Regional Director Adam Cogan show the developer features of this latest addition to the Microsoft SQL Server family of products.

You will see real world examples of this server-based platform when used for creating, managing and delivering both traditional, paper-oriented reports and interactive, Web-based reports. Reporting Services 2005 combines the data management capabilities of SQL Server and Microsoft Windows Server with familiar and powerful Microsoft Office System applications to deliver real-time information to support daily operations and decisions.

Reporting Services makes viewing your data a breeze and SQL Server 2005 brings database reporting to a whole new level. In this session, you will learn how to take full advantage of the new Report Designer that is integrated into Visual Studio 2005. We will discuss the core product improvements, reporting improvements, the better integration and the richer developer experience.

Come and see Adam show the right and wrong ways to develop reports and show data to users.

Locaion: Canberra, ACT
Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: Tech Ed 2006 Auckland New Zealand 21 - 23 August

Chief Architect of SSW, Adam Cogan, will be presenting 4 sessions:

  • Smart Client: Real-world ClickOnce
  • Extending Team Foundation Server (with Product Manager Eric Lee)
  • SQL Server 2005: Advanced Indexing Strategies (with SQL Guru Greg Low)
  • Earning More Per Hour as a Developer (with Steve 'Dr Phil' Herzberg)

Location: Skyline Convention Centre, Auckland
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: Tech Ed 2006 Sydney Australia 22 - 25 August

Chief Architect of SSW, Adam Cogan, will be presenting 4 sessions:

  • Smart Client: Real-world ClickOnce
  • Extending Team Foundation Server (with Product Manager Eric Lee)
  • SQL Server 2005: Advanced Indexing Strategies (with SQL Guru Greg Low)
  • Earning More Per Hour as a Developer (with Steve 'Dr Phil' Herzberg)

Location: Darling Harbour, Sydney
Speaker: Adam Cogan

Build a .NET App in 1 Day with Microsoft Expression and Workflow

DOTNET

June 2006

A practical course for the ICT Industry exposing attendees to the groundbreaking new suite of design tools, the Microsoft Expression Suite. The new Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation framework, OLAP with Reporting Services 2005 and Atlas will also be covered. More on Build a .NET App in 1 Day with Microsoft Expression and Workflow

Location: SSW Sydney Office in Neutral Bay
Speaker: Adam Cogan

Making Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) integrate into your current systems

Ready 2 Rock The LaunchMay 2006

Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) combine to integrate the whole development cycle from initial design, testing and development as well as bug tracking and project management tools. In this session you will be taken through everything you need to know to optimize your software development cycle using VSTS:
  1. How a bug tracking system should work
  2. How TFS work items work
  3. The missing pieces
  4. Customizing TFS to work in your organization
  5. Integrating work items and your bug tracking system
  6. A review of third-party tools
Place & Date Time Location
Newcastle - Wednesday 3 May 2006 18:00 - 21:00 University of Newcastle
Melbourne 18:00 - 21:00 CITC Building, 1/257 Collins Street, Melbourne
Wollongong - Wednesday 10 May 2006 18:00 - 21:00 University of Wollongong
Brisbane - Tuesday 16 May 2006 18:00 - 21:00 Microsoft Brisbane
Perth - Wednesday 17 May 2006 13:00 - 17:00 (Perth Time) Microsoft Offices, Level 14, QV1 Building, St. George's Tce, Perth.
Canberra (Lunchtime Session) - Thursday 18 May 2006 12:00 - 13:00 King O'Malley's, Cnr of City Walk & Mort Streets, Canberra City
Canberra - Thursday 18 May 2006 16:30 - 18:00 Microsoft Barton, Canberra
Sydney - Wednesday 24 May 2006 18:00 - 21:00 Microsoft Sydney
Hobart - Tuesday 30 May 2006 18:00 - 21:00 The Green Room at Wrest Point Casino, 410 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay, TAS
Adelaide - Wednesday 31 May 2006 12:00 - 16:00 (Adelaide Time) SA Innovation Centre, Level 2, Santos House, King William Street, Adelaide
Sydney - Thursday 1 June 2006 18:00 - 20:30 AMP Capital Investors, Ground Floor AMP Building, 50 Bridge Street, Sydney
Beijing - Saturday 1 July 2006 13:30 - 16:30 Microsoft China - 18F commHub-200 room, Millennium Tower, 38 Xiao Yun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Chengdu - Sunday 2 July 2006 13:30 - 16:30 Resource Building Level 5, 48 People's East Road, Chengdu

Locations: All over Australia and China
Speaker: Adam Cogan

Developing Windows and Web Applications using Visual Studio .NET

UTS

23 February 2006 to 25 May 2006

Adam Cogan introduces University of Technology (UTS) students to the wonderful world of .NET 2005

This course introduces students the Microsoft .NET Framework through hands-on exercises. Both C# and VB .NET code is provided side-by-side giving the students a deeper understanding of the commonalities between the languages. The class examples can be completed in either C# or VB .NET. More on Developing Windows and Web Applications using Visual Studio .NET

Location: University of Technology, Sydney
Speaker: Adam Cogan

CodeCampOz SQL in Wagga Wagga, NSW 2006

A really big community event is CodeCampOz in Wagga Wagga. It is held over the ANZAC Day long weekend (April 23-24). This is two days of deep technical sessions delivered by some of the best presenters from Australia and overseas. Greg Low and Mitch Denny have organised a great show with over 300 Developers. SQL Down Under Code Camp

Location: Wagga Wagga
Speaker: Adam Cogan

SQL Server 2005 for Developers

UTS

21 February 2006 to 21 March 2006

Adam Cogan arms University of Technology (UTS) students with the knowledge to take advantage of new features provided by SQL Server 2005.

A practical course for the ICT Industry utilizing the latest SQL Server 2005 developed by Microsoft. SQL Server 2005 provides .NET integration and XML support as well as a wealth of programming enhancements. The improved security is a feature of this release. This course provides attendees with the knowledge necessary to take advantage of new features provided by SQL Server 2005. It provides a comprehensive overview of technologies, security, and design best practices with particular emphasis on hands-on skills. More on SQL Server 2005 for Developers

Location: University of Technology, Sydney
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

OzFox Lite 2006

25th & 26th March 2006

15 Rules to Successful Projects
Managing a team of coders can be a tricky experience, especially as most coders like to do things their own way. During this session we go through a list of rules the help make the development process as smooth as possible. These rules govern the creation of specifications and schedules, best methods for testing and fixing bugs and even the employees working conditions. Then we will dive into how you can make the most of Exchange Server in your organization. Read more on OzFox Lite 2006... You are going to a site outside of SSW

Location: Sydney
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Newcastle .NET User Group

1 March 2006

15 Rules to Successful Projects
Managing a team of coders can be a tricky experience, especially as most coders like to do things their own way. During this session we go through a list of rules the help make the development process as smooth as possible. These rules govern the creation of specifications and schedules, best methods for testing and fixing bugs and even the employees working conditions. Then we will dive into how you can make the most of Exchange Server in your organization.

Location: Newcastle University
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Canberra .NET User Group

16 February 2006

15 Rules to Successful Projects
Managing a team of coders can be a tricky experience, especially as most coders like to do things their own way. During this session we go through a list of rules the help make the development process as smooth as possible. These rules govern the creation of specifications and schedules, best methods for testing and fixing bugs and even the employees working conditions. Then we will dive into how you can make the most of Exchange Server in your organization.

Location: Canberra
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Past Events 2005


SPECIAL TECH BREAKFAST: Digging Deeper into Team System 2005 - Presented by Brian Randell

5th December 2005 - 8am - 11am

In this session Brian Randell You are going to a site outside of SSW will dig into his TOP 10 Tips for getting Team System up and Running in your organization.

Brian has been deploying Team System for over a year including building VPCs for Microsoft.

Come get the critical list to help you today including how Microsoft Virtual Server makes it easy to evaluate.

Register online now or call (02) 9953 3000

Location: SSW Office - Neutral Bay
Speaker: Brian Randell

Creating Reporting Solutions Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

Tuesday 25th - Wednesday 26th October 2005

The Goal: To provide attendees with the knowledge and skills to author, deploy, and manage reports using Microsoft Reporting Services.  More on Creating Reporting Solutions Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

Location: SSW Office - Neutral Bay
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Developing Windows and Web Applications using Visual Studio .NET

DOTNETAdam Cogan introduces University of Technology (UTS) students to the wonderful world of .NET 2005

This course introduces students the Microsoft .NET Framework through hands-on exercises. Both C# and VB .NET code is provided side-by-side giving the students a deeper understanding of the commonalities between the languages. The class examples can be completed in either C# or VB .NET. More on Developing Windows and Web Applications using Visual Studio .NET

SSW Speakers: Adam Cogan, Jatin Valabjee and Eric Phan

Special Sydney .NET User Group: Up & Running with Team System - Presented by Brian Randell

30th November 2005 - 6pm - 9pm

Creating good software is hard. From design to code cutting, testing, deployment and project management, a software project's success requires effective team communication and tools that help, not hinder your process.

Brian Randell You are going to a site outside of SSW will discuss how VS Team System can help you increase the predictability of success of your software project and you will quickly learn what Team System is all about.

By the end of this User Group you will have a greater knowledge of Team System and be well on your way to start your own projects with Team System.

Location: Microsoft Office - North Ryde
Speaker: Brian Randell

  VS Live! Sydney

28 November 2005 - 2 December 2005 You are going to a site outside of SSW DOTNET

Learn the latest and greatest tips, tricks, and techniques on VB, ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, VS 2005, and much more from renowned IT practitioners, including Microsoft Regional Director, Adam Cogan. More on VSLive! You are going to a site outside of SSW

Location: Hilton Hotel Sydney
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Creating Reporting Solutions Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

25-26 October 2005 - 9am - 5pm

This course provides attendees with the knowledge and skills to author, deploy, and manage reports using Microsoft Reporting Services.

Location: CBD Brisbane, Australia
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Singapore SQL Server User Group

DOTNETThe Singapore SQL Server User Group (SGSQLUG) is local community of Microsoft SQL Server DBA's coming together to share and learn from each other on the topics related to SQL Server. Courtesy of Microsoft, all SGSQLUG meetings are held regularly at Microsoft's premises in Singapore, unless specified otherwise in the meeting announcement.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 20th October where Adam Cogan will speak about What's new in Reporting Services 2005 + Developing Custom Report Items.

Reporting Services makes viewing your data a breeze and SQL Server 2005 brings database reporting to a whole new level. In this session you will learn how to take full advantage of the new Reporting Designer that is integrated into Visual Studio 2005. We will discuss the core product improvements, reporting improvements, the better integration and the richer developer experience.

You will also discover how to create and implement Custom Report Items - custom data visualization controls that allow you to make powerful reports. More on The Singapore SQL Server User Group You are going to a site outside of SSW

Location: Singapore
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Rhode Island .NET User Group

DOTNETAdam Cogan will be speaking about 15 Rules to Better Code & Tools to Keep your Code Healthy (including FX Cop)

Are you looking to eradicate bugs and ensure consistency? Learn how to take control of your code, ensuring large, complex source code can be simplified, cleaned and maintained. The focus is on the most popular .NET languages (C#, VB.NET) for both Windows Forms and ASP .NET; however, you will learn how to maintain quality code in any language. More on The Rhode Island .NET User Group You are going to a site outside of SSW

Location: Rhode Island - USA
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Boston .NET User Group

DOTNETAdam Cogan will be speaking about 15 Rules to Better Code & Tools to Keep your Code Healthy (including FX Cop)

Are you looking to eradicate bugs and ensure consistency? Learn how to take control of your code, ensuring large, complex source code can be simplified, cleaned and maintained. The focus is on the most popular .NET languages (C#, VB.NET) for both Windows Forms and ASP .NET; however, you will learn how to maintain quality code in any language. More on the Boston .NET User Group You are going to a site outside of SSW

Location: Boston - USA
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Application Compatibility with .NET Framework 2.0

The Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 builds on the success of the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 and 1.1 to provide the best runtime environment for Web and Microsoft Windows client applications. Microsoft's compatibility goal for .NET Framework 1.1 applications is that they should work smoothly on the .NET Framework 2.0 except for a set of documented changes. Please join Kit George You are going to a site outside of SSW, Vinaya Bhushana and Gattam Reddy You are going to a site outside of SSW a Program Manager and Developer from the Common Language Runtime team as they walk through most frequently encountered of these issues, best strategies for avoidance and their work arounds.  extra information You are going to a site outside of SSW

Location: Microsoft Office North Ryde
Speakers: Kit George, Vinaya Bhushana and Gattam Reddy

Queensland MSDN User's Group

DOTNETUsually held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, the Queensland MSDN User's Group are a group of developers dedicated to sharing knowledge with and learning from each other. More on the Queensland MSDN User's Group

Location: Brisbane, Queensland
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft - Tech Ed 2005 - New Zealand: 28 August 2005 - 31 August 2005 You are going to a site outside of SSW

TechEd 2005 will deliver an impressive line up of international experts, ready to share their in-depth knowledge and experiences with the expected 2,000 delegates who will converge on TechEd 2005

Location: SKYCITY Convention Centre, Auckland
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft - Tech Ed 2005 - Australia: 30 August 2005 - 2 September 2005 You are going to a site outside of SSW

Microsoft's premier educational event will include a broader range of learning opportunities than ever before. We are confident that Tech.Ed 2005 represents one of the best training investments you could make this year.

Location: Gold Coast Convention Centre, QLD
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

CodeCampOz in Wagga Wagga, NSW 2005

A really big community event is CodeCampOz in Wagga Wagga. It is held over the ANZAC Day long weekend (April 23-24). This is two days of deep technical sessions delivered by some of the best presenters from Australia and overseas. Greg Low and Mitch Denny have organised a great show with over 300 Developers.

Location: Charles Sturt University
Speaker: Adam Cogan

 

Christchurch MSDN User's Group

DOTNETSQL Reporting Services 2005 . More on the Christchurch MSDN User's Group You are going to a site outside of SSW

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Dunedin MSDN User's Group

DOTNET SQL Reporting Services 2005 . More on the Christchurch MSDN User's Group You are going to a site outside of SSW

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: New Zealand Defence Force Developers Conference 2005 - 11 - 13 April 2005

Held over 3 days in April, Adam will discuss the latest and hottest .NET topics with the developer community in New Zealand. This is a great opportunity to attend an informative and well presented conference. Topics covered include: tips for real world Windows forms applications, Whidbey, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 reporting services, combining exchange data, SQL data and SQL reporting services, extreme programming for .NET developers, and more new topics from Microsoft.

Location: New Zealand
SSW Speaker/s: Adam Cogan

UTS Presents: Developing Windows and Web Applications using Visual Studio.NET (C# and VB.NET) (28/04/05 - 26/05/05 and 30/06/05 - 28/07/05)

The course introduces students the Microsoft .NET Framework through hands-on exercises. Both C# and VB .NET code is provided side-by-side giving the students a deeper understanding of the commonalities between the languages. The class examples can be completed in either C# or VB .NET. The course provides an introduction to the .NET framework for students who want to pursue Microsoft certification, specifically MCAD (Microsoft Certified Application Developer).

Location: UTS, Building 10 You are going to a site outside of SSW, City Campus

Location: UTS Sydney
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

MSDN Presents: Code Camp Oz: 23 - 24 April 2005 You are going to a site outside of SSW

This is the first 'Camp Code Oz' ever in Australia! The agenda includes sessions on Visual Studio 2005 (Whidbey), SQL Server 2005 (Yukon), and current generation of technologies such as Visual Studio .NET 2003. This conference is a free community event, organized by the community with the assistance of Microsoft and other .NET developer community minded organizations. Read more at http://dotnetjunkies.com/WebLog/thomasswilliams/articles/71512.aspx You are going to a site outside of SSW

Location: Charles Sturt University You are going to a site outside of SSW, Wagga Wagga Campus
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

SSW Presents: The South American Roadshow 2005 (January, October)

The Goal:

To bring the latest hottest topics to the developer community in South America. Microsoft special guest speakers will be flying in from Australia to present the hottest .NET topics to the .NET community in South America. SSW would like to invite you to this once in a life time event.
Locations:

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 15 February
  • Recife, Brazil - 16 February
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil - 18 February
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina - 21 February
  • Porto Alegre, Brazil - 23 February
  • Curitiba, Brazil - 24 February

SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Past Events 2004

Microsoft Presents: Microsoft Access: Upgrading and Migrating to SQL Server and .NET - November 2004 to March 2005

The Goal:

To convert an Access application to .NET Windows Forms and Reporting Services powered by a SQL Server database. The entire process of converting from Access to an enterprise level solution will be covered in two days, using a modified version of Northwind as an example. The attendees will approach the task as a real world problem where the entire project will be migrated in four steps (releases). Each step will be a logical extension of the last, allowing developers to stop their own development at a step where they will still have a functioning system, even though it may not necessarily be the best solution.
Locations:

  • Canberra 11 - 12 November 2004
  • Brisbane 29 - 30 November 2004
  • Sydney 2 - 3 December 2004
  • Adelaide 6 - 7 December 2004
  • Perth 9 - 10 December 2004
  • Melbourne 13 - 14 December 2004
  • Sydney 7 - 8 March 2005
  • Melbourne 10 - 11 March 2005
  • Brisbane 14 - 15 March 2005

SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Institute for International Research (IIS) presents: Advanced Contract Law 2004: Adam Cogan presenting on the 24th November

'Selected advanced topics for legal practitioners by one of Australias leaders in contract law, the only contract law event you should attend'. Source: Institute for International Research http://www.iir.com.au/conferences/ (n.d.)
Law Practitioners and non-legal Executives should attend this course.
Locations:

  • Sydney - 24 - 26 November, Grace Hotel Sydney
  • Melbourne - 8 - 10 December, The Duxton Hotel Melbourne

SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: Ascend VS.NET Training - November 1 - 5 2004

The Goal: To provide VS.NET training to the training community.
This conference will cover all the new aspects of VS.NET including tips and tricks and functionality. Held at Microsoft Sydney, top Microsoft gurus will present the important facets of VS.NET including; building dynamic navigation systems, using VS 2005 to build data-driven applications, building secure applications with Membership and Role Management, and tips on the new IDE and much more.

Location: Sydney
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

SSW and Microsoft Presents: The African Roadshow October 2004

The Goal: To bring the latest hottest topics to the developer community in Africa and South Africa.
Microsoft special guest speakers will be flying in from Australia to present the hottest .NET topics to the .NET community in Africa. SSW would like to invite you to this once in a life time event held at the Hilton Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Locations:

  • Nairobi Kenya - 5 October
  • Dar es Salaam Tanzania - 25 October
  • Johannesburg South Africa - 28 October

SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: Microsoft Tech Ed 2004 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, 13-17 September

Microsoft Tech Ed 2004 Malaysia is your chance to get deep technical content and hands-on training from Microsoft. This valuable opportunity empowers you to immerse yourself in the latest Microsoft Technologies, platforms and tools to realise your potential.

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: Microsoft Tech Ed 2004 Canberra Australia, 3-6 August

Microsoft Tech Ed 2004 Australia. Tech Ed empowers you with in-depth "how to" knowledge and skills - with one hundred in-depth sessions, covering seven technical tracks over three days. Adam and the other speakers will provide you with all the tools, labs, lectures and demos you need.

Location: Canberra, ACT
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: Adam Cogan presents at the San Diego .NET Developers Group

While in the USA for Tech Ed 2004, Adam will also be presenting to the San Diego .NET Developers Group. Combining Exchange Data, SQL Data and SQL Reporting Services. Location: San Diego, California 1st June 2004.

Location: San Diego, USA
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: Tech Ed 2004 - Combining Exchange Data, SQL Data and SQL Reporting

Adam Cogan, Microsoft Regional Director in Australia will be travelling to the USA to speak in the upcoming Tech Ed. Come see a code packed session that will show how to extend the out-of-the box features of Reporting Services. Everyone who has an Exchange Server 2000/2003 should be reporting on it - but nobody does it. Following this, Adam will explore the creation of a real Reporting Services solution. You will learn about the important issues of security, data access, rendering, and delivery. He will also discuss the deployment issues of an application that requires Reporting Services. Sample code is provided so that you use this useful solution.

Location: San Diego, California 23rd - 28th May 2004.
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: New Zealand Defence Force Developers Conference 2004 - Wellington, New Zealand 16 - 20 May 2004

Adam is to present at the New Zealand Defence Force Military Annual Convention 2004. He will discuss, from a Microsoft perspective, Future Directions & Issues, Tools (Code Auditor, VB Commenter - NDOC, Clip Mate, Visual Studio Tips & Tricks - Macros, Add-ins etc), Code Performance & Optimisation Best Practices, Microsoft Reporting Services, Agile Development, Agile Development - Practical Experience (.NET), Issues with Agile Development in the NZDF, Microsoft's .NET Application Blocks, The SQL 2000 Best Practices Analyzer.

Location: Wellington, New Zealand. May 2004.
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: Queensland MSDN User Group

Come see a code packed session that will show how to extend the out-of-the box features of Reporting Services. Everyone who has an Exchange Server 2000/2003 should be reporting on it - but nobody does it. Following this, we will explore the creation of a real Reporting Services solution. You will learn about the important issues of security, data access, rendering, and delivery. We will also discuss the deployment issues of an application that requires Reporting Services. Sample code is provided so that you use this useful solution. This month Adam Cogan back in town. Adam's topic is "Combining Exchange Data, SQL Data and SQL Reporting Services". Adam is an MS regional director and will be presenting this material at U.S. Tech-Ed. We're fortunate to have him call in to present it to us as well.

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, 18th May 2004.
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: Melbourne .NET User Group

Join Readify's own Bill and the rest of the Melbourne boys where they cover a wide range of topics and languages such as C#, VB.NET, COBOL.NET, Perl.NET, "J#", MC++ and IL. Readify You are going to a site outside of SSW (formerly Monash.NET) run .NET User Groups in Melbourne on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Location: South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia 27th April 2004.
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents:  Mobile Dev Con 2004

This one day event will be invaluable for developers learning how to build and bring to market mobile applications for Windows Mobile and Windows platforms. It will feature well known local (Adam Cogan) and US speakers who will demonstrate application development for mobile devices and much more! Mark your diary today to ensure you don't miss out on this great annual event, online registration will be available on the Australian Mobile Developer site soon.

Location: Australia, 20th April 2004.
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: Malaysia SQL Server Training

Adam will be travelling to Kuala Lumpur next month to deliver an intensive SQL Server training course. He will be meeting up with his old friends Richard Campbell and Ramesh Rajandran to deliver the course to eager developers from around Malaysia. Topics covered in this course will be: DTS, Replication, Disaster Recovery, OLAP/Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services.

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: MSDN Reporting Services New Zealand (4 cities New Zealand Wide)

Adam Cogan, Microsoft Regional Director in Australia will be speaking about the recently released SQL Reporting Services at New Zealand .NET User Groups.  March 1 evening in Auckland, March 2 lunchtime in Wellington and Evening in Porirua, and March 3 evening in Christchurch. 

Locations: Auckland, Wellington and Porirua, New Zealand
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Application Integration and Web Services Forum 2004

XML WEB SERVICES IN .NET. Are programming Web Services hard or easy? Is it a real paradigm shift for developers? You will see how Web Services provide a rich set of components that are easy to use. They communicate using standard Internet protocols and are becoming the key building blocks for the next generation of both Microsoft Windows or Web based applications. In this fast paced session, see how to speed your development by plugging Web Services into your own application development projects.

Location: SSW Office - Neutral Bay
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: MSDN Reporting Services (8 Cities Australia Wide)

SQL Server Reporting Services is a comprehensive, server-based solution that enables the creation, management, and delivery of both traditional, paper-oriented reports and interactive, Web-based reports. An integrated part of the Microsoft business intelligence framework, Reporting Services combines the data management capabilities of SQL Server and Microsoft Windows Server?with familiar and powerful Microsoft Office System applications to deliver real-time information to support daily operations and drive decisions. Adam will be touring Australia educating Aussie developers on this new technology.

Locations: Major cities of Australia
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

.NET Developers Journal - Dallas, Texas:

SYS-CON Radio interviews Adam Cogan, Chief Architect for SSW and Microsoft Regional Director for Australia about SQL Server Reporting Services, Extreme Programming and Windows Forms. Details You are going to a site outside of SSW

Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
SSW Speaker/s: Adam Cogan

UTS Mobile Enterprise Workshop - Sydney, Australia:

David Klein will be giving a presentation to industry and academic guests this month at the UTS Mobile Enterprise Workshop. This will be the first in a series of workshops aimed at encouraging collaboration between academics and industry in this exciting new era of the Mobile Enterprise. It will give students an opportunity to look at future directions for mobile research and development.

Location: SSW Office - Neutral Bay
SSW Speaker: David Klein

Past Events 2003

Microsoft Presents: Microsoft Tech Ed 2003 - Dallas, Texas

Tech Ed 2003 is the premier technical event year after year for training on Microsoft tools and technologies. Over 8,000 of your peers will gather in Dallas June 1-6 for highly technical sessions crammed with information from well-known experts.

Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: Microsoft Tech Ed 2003 Malaysia

Microsoft Tech Ed 2003 Malaysia is your chance to get deep technical content and hands-on training from Microsoft. This valuable opportunity empowers you to immerse yourself in the latest Microsoft Technologies, platforms and tools to realise your potential.
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: Microsoft Tech Ed 2003 New Zealand

Microsoft Tech Ed 2003 New Zealand will be bigger and better than ever. Join your peers in Auckland for three full days of top speakers, hands-on training, face-to-face time with Microsoft experts and to study, learn, talk and party with your peers.

Location: Auckland, New Zealand.
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: Microsoft Tech Ed 2003 Australia

Microsoft Tech Ed 2003 Australia. Tech Ed empowers you with in-depth "how to" knowledge and skills - with one hundred in-depth sessions, covering seven technical tracks over three days. Adam and the other speakers will provide you with all the tools, labs, lectures and demos you need.

Location: Brisbane, Australia.
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: MSDN Updates: 10th - 24th of March 2003

Wondering how to develop better Office XP solutions that can either communicate over XML Web Services or automatically make your applications more productive through intelligent hyperlinks? Smart tags work by recognizing certain types of text and then offering related functions and commands - this session will cover both topics: Smart Tags and XML Web Services in Office XP.

Location: Micrsoft Office North Ryde
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

BTell Presents: XML Web Services: 18th - 20th of March 2003

XML Web Services 2003 addresses how Web Services may provide an effective technology for intra and inter-enterprise integration.

SSW Speakers: David Klein and Peter Huang.

Past Events 2002

Microsoft Presents: SQL Server Special Interest Group - 6th - 21st November 2002

You are going to a site outside of SSW

Adam Cogan presents the Most Common DBA Tasks.

Location: Microsof Office, North Ryde
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Institute for International Research Australia Presents: J2EE, .NET and Enterprise Application Infrastructure - 18th - 20th September 2002

Presentation on XML Web Services in .NET

SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Fawcett Presents: VS Live Sydney - 22 - 25 July 2002

The event featured the finest in Visual Studio development and covered the hottest programming topics, from ASP to XML, plus dedicated a full day to the .NET revolution. Adam presents Visual Basic .NET and SQL Server 2000.

SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: TechEd 2002: The Definitive Microsoft Conference for Building Integrated Solutions - 9th - 13th of April 2002

Key industry speakers converge to speak about the latest technological advances.

Location: Microsoft Office, North Ryde
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

BTell Presents: XML Data Interchange for ebusiness - Critical Updates on XML, EAI, EDI and Web Services - 5th - 6th March 2002

Discover how new developments in XML data interchange, EAI and Web Services fit together and how they may benefit your organization.

SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Past Events 2001

Microsoft Developer Days

Adam's slides

Location: Microsoft Office, North Ryde
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Microsoft Presents: Microsoft Office Development and Deployment Conference 27 - 30 May 2001, Sydney

Adam's slides

Location: Microsoft Office, North Ryde
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Fawcett Presents: Visual Studio.NET Sydney, Chicago, San Francisco - 5th - 8th of March 2001.

Adam's slides for Visual Studio Live.

Locations: Sydney (Australia), Chicago and San Francisco (USA)
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Past Events 2000

SGW Forums Presents: e-Biz Perth - 25th - 28th July 2000

Location: Perth, WA
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

SSW Presents: DevCon 2000, Perth 25th - 31 March 2000, Sydney 2nd - 5th April 2000

The ultimate event for hardcore developers and IT professionals, featuring Adam Cogan, Tom Howe, and Martin Lindstrom.

Location: Perth, WA and Sydney, NSW
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

Past Events 1999

Microsoft Presents: Microsoft Roadshow November 1999, Free Technical Briefings in 17 Australian Cities

Compelling new features for the professional developer including sub datasheets, Data Access Pages, new Access Projects (ADPs) for SQL Server and enhancements to the MDB, Jet 4.0 and VBA. Conversion from previous versions of Access and issues like ADO vs. DAO will also be covered.

Location: 17 cities Australia wide
SSW Speaker: Adam Cogan

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