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Microsoft Access - Upgrading & Migrating to SQL Server & .NET
Wednesday 20 July 2005
9:00am - 4:30pm &
Thursday 21 July 2005
9:00am - 5:00pm
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.

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Tech Breakfast

SSW Tech Breakfast
A BIG peek at ASP .NET 2 Whidbey Applications PART B
Friday 29th July 2005
8:00am - 11:00am

Continuing on from the previous session, Adam will continue the tour of Whidbey.

Prerequisites: To get the most out of this session, attendees should be familiar with ASP.NET.

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SSW Tech Breakfast
Reporting Services
Friday 19th August 2005
8:00am - 11:00am

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.

You will also discover how to create and implement Custom Report Items - custom data visualization controls that allow you to make powerful reports.

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More Info on SSW Tech Breakfasts

Lumigent Log Explorer You are going to a site outside of SSW
Access Unlimited
by Garry Robinson You are going to a site outside of SSW
Database FAQ's and Links

What size of SQL database is required for Exchange Reporter?- answered by Lei Xu.
What are SQL Server DTS Data Conversion and Transformation Considerations?- answered by: Sergei Tchernykh
The Cutting Edge
G'Day Developers!

Do you follow the "Banana Rule" in your web pages?

Most pages need a "banana" something that makes it obvious what the user is supposed to do.
For example, if your page is selling software, make it easy for your users to make a purchase. People don't have a lot of time to read your entire page and find the right link, so it is important to grab their attention by using a banana.

More on Rules to Better Websites

Cheers until next time, Adam
SSW Chief Architect and Microsoft Regional Director, Australia

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Sydney .NET User Group - The best place to learn .NET for free in Sydney
Sydney .NET User Group  20th July 2005

Can you see yourself! November 2004 User Group

What is software? From a technical perspective, a piece of software comprises forms for managing, collecting and transmitting data. But that is not what a user thinks.

From the user's perspective software is a computer tool for performing tasks quickly, efficiently, accurately and with a minimum amount of cognitive demand. Aim for the second one, there's a big difference.

The whole point of a good GUI (Graphical User Interface) is being able to understand what is going on without reading every single detail. That is why we use big red crosses to say "Don't do that you oaf!" instead of a line of text that says "I think you may want to reconsider your options."

Adam Cogan will be speaking about Rules to Better Interfaces and will briefly discuss Lumigent Log Explorer.

In addition Jeff Alexander You are going to a site outside of SSW will show the new features of Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003. He will cover how SMS 2003 integrates with Network and Operation System Technologies such as Active Directory and Windows Management Instrumentation. Then he will show the improvements in asset management, software distribution and reporting in SMS 2003. This session targets IT Professionals who are both familiar with previous versions of SMS, and who are interested in SMS for the first time. There will be 4 demos in this session which include SMS Integration; Asset management; Software Distribution and SMS 2003 Reporting.

We will also be giving away software, chocolate and other useful stuff!!!

Wednesday 20th July 5:45 pm at Microsoft, 1 Epping Road North Ryde
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Sydney .NET User Group - Application Compatibility with .NET Framework 2.0
Sydney .NET User Group  Wednesday 3rd August 2005 (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

Can you see yourself! November 2004 User Group

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 and Vinaya Bhushana 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.

Wednesday 3rd August 5:30 pm at Microsoft, 1 Epping Road North Ryde
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SSW Exchange Reporter - Utility to Report on Exchange
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Get the information you want from your company's email system with SSW Exchange Reports

Is Exchange is an integral part of your organization? If so, SSW Exchange Reports provides the tools you need to efficiently analyze your organisation's email usage.

Exchange Reporter captures your Exchange data into SQL Server using the SSW Exchange Extraction Service that integrates with our custom set of Reporting Services reports. The extraction service runs as a windows service on your Exchange Server to seamlessly extract your email messages and mail folder statistics. You can then report on any number of different usages of Exchange within your organisation. More...

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