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Tech Breakfast - April 2006
SSW Tech Breakfast


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Visual Studio 2005 Team System
Friday 28th April 2006
8:00am - 11:00am

In this session Adam will look at the new technology that integrates the whole development cycle from the initial design, testing and development as well as bug tracking and project management tools.

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Special Tech Breakfast - May 2006 - Brisbane
SSW Tech Breakfast


32 days to go!



Rules to Successful Projects
(Part A & B)
Monday 15th May 2006
9:00am - 12:00am
Microsoft Brisbane

What makes a good software development consultancy? What sets one company completely above another? What makes a project completely successful? In this special session being held in Brisbane, Adam will look at each of these questions and give you the answers you are looking for!

So come and join Adam at Microsoft Brisbane for this special event and enjoy breakfast too!

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Tech Breakfast - May 2006
SSW Tech Breakfast


43 days to go!

The Best Ways to Show Your Data
Friday 26th May 2006
8:00am - 11:00am

Today there are a myriad of ways to connect to and display your data. What are the options? Which technology gets you across the finish line with the lowest cost and greatest flexibility?

We will take you through developing the same sample report using all these technologies so you can make an informed decision on what is best for your organisation.

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    G'Day Developers!

    Do you avoid using one form for data entry and find navigation?

    Combining data entry and find navigation is a mistake. I think 2 forms are better than one. I prefer a list box on one form with "Add", "Edit" and "Delete" buttons to a popup form. Rather than a listbox and the data entry fields on one form. More on Rules To Better Interfaces...

    Cheers until next time, Adam
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    Sydney .NET User Group - The best place to learn .NET for free in Sydney
    User Group 6 days to go!

    Sydney .NET User Group
    Wednesday 19th April 2006
    5:45pm - 9:00pm
    Location: Microsoft, Sydney

    This month Michael Mileos is hosting as Adam is riding his bike all the way from Sydney to CodeCampOz in Wagga Wagga! Mike has 4 outstanding sessions lined up for you from George, Corneliu and Edward.

    In addition Adel Helal and Mark Liu will be speaking about how to secure your web services using WFC over WSE3 and SSL.

    Windows Communication Foundation (WFC) extends .NET Framework to enable building secure, reliable and interoperable Web Services. WCF demonstrated interoperability with using the Web Services Security (WSS) including Username Token over SSL, Username Token for X509 and X509 Mutual Certificate profiles.

    WSE has been outdated and replaced by WCF and has provided its own set of attributes that can be plugged into any Web Service application. More on Do you secure your web services using WCF over WSE3 and SSL?...

    So come and join the fun at this month's .NET User Group and as usual all attendees will receive a healthy complementary assortment of sub sandwiches and soft drinks.

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    Code Camp OZ - Favourite 3rd Party Tools
    Code Camp Oz
    10 days to go!

    CodeCampOz 2006 You are going to a site outside of SSW
    Sunday 23rd & Monday 24th April  2006
    Location: Wagga Wagga

    Adam Cogan's Favourite 3rd Party Tools
    Camp Code is an annual gathering of developers who work with Microsoft based technologies. In this session Adam will look at his favourite third party tools. "Microsoft tools are the most important tools I have. I spend most of my time using Outlook, Visual Studio .NET, SQL Server Enterprise Manager and Access." Read more on 3rd party tools...

    So join Adam Cogan and a host of other speakers at this year's Code Camp OZ.

    Queensland MSDN User Group

    User Group

    33 days to go!

    Queensland MSDN User Group
    Tuesday 16th May 2006
    5pm - 8pm
    Location: Microsoft, Brisbane

    Rules to Better Interfaces
    What is software? From a technical perspective, a piece of software comprises forms for managing, collection 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 prefer 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." More on Rules to Better Interfaces...

    Come and join Adam Cogan as he speaks at Greg Low's Queensland MSDN User Group You are going to a site outside of SSW in Brisbane and learn more about Rules to Better Interfaces. In addition Adam will also give you an introduction to the Microsoft Expression Suite.

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    Sydney Visual FoxPro User Group

    43 days to go!
    Adam Cogan presents: Rules to Successful Projects (Part A and B)
    Microsoft HQ, North Ryde
    Wednesday 26 April 2006
    6:30pm - 8:30pm

    The Sydney VFP UG aims to increase developer knowledge and skills with Microsoft Visual FoxPro and related technologies such as COM, .Net and SQL Server. The group meetings are highly technical in nature and focus on using the product in real-world situations. Members come from a diverse range of industries, covering both custom and shrink-wrap applications.

    Meetings include a key note presentation covering a major technical topic (eg VFP & XML, VFP & COM, etc), followed by mini-technical sessions (eg using ActiveX controls), finishing with a 15 minute Q&A session.

    Developers of all skill levels are welcome, however sessions are geared towards intermediate and advanced levels.



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