Correction: User group is TONIGHT, 30th August.

SSW Mini Update: NRG & SSW in association with Users present: Earning More Per Hour as a Developer

Sydney .NET User Group - The best place to learn .NET for free in Sydney


Sydney .NET User Group
Tonight, Wednesday 30th August 2006 * Corrected
5:45pm - 9:00pm
Location: Microsoft, Sydney

Eric Lee will be presenting - Introducing Team Foundation Server

We are very lucky to have Eric Lee, the Microsoft Product Manager for Team Foundation Server (TFS) presenting at the User Group this week. Eric has been Down Under for TechEd and is staying a few extra days.

Thanks to Andrew Coates and Adam Cogan (President of the Sydney .Net User Group and speaker at OzFox Lite earlier this year) we will be combining the VFP User Group with the .Net User Group for a special presentation from Eric.

This topic will be of great interest to anyone currently using Visual Source Safe, who are evaluating better options for source control plus all the extra features that TFS provides.

Users of Visual Studio 2005 will find this session particularly interesting as TFS extends the Visual Studio tool set into check-in policies, continuous integration and enterprise level source control.

See You There!! | Sorry I can't make it

Tech Breakfast: Last Minute seats only $75 (+ GST)

2 Days

Real World ClickOnce
Friday 1st September 2006
8:00am - 11:00am

ClickOnce is a technology that allows developers to write Windows Forms applications that utilise the powerful features of the client, yet are as hassle-free to deploy and update as a Web page.

ClickOnce provides a rich set of easy to use capabilities for deploying and updating smart client applications, including lots of options and ways of approaching things. Once you understand how to get your application out the door and updated, using the myriad of options that ClickOnce provides, lots of other questions arise, including how to make it more secure and how things will change in the future.

The problem for developers is that ClickOnce provides so much flexibility for getting your smart client applications into your users' hands. Come learn how to conquer the challenges of employing ClickOnce in real world enterprise environments. This session will quickly review the process of deploying an application with ClickOnce, focusing on what is placed where and what security mechanisms and configuration is involved. It will then cover how to move ClickOnce applications from development machines onto production servers including the server configuration required and the modifications needed to your manifest files.

Also covered will be how to version your ClickOnce applications to control who gets what version when, as well as how to tighten down security using trusted publishers and avoiding user prompting. (The goal being to take the "trust decisions" out of the users' hands and put them back into the control of your enterprise administrators).

Strategies for tracking application usage and restricting access to ClickOnce applications will also be discussed.

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Tech Breakfast: All seats only $75 (+ GST) - Limited numbers

38 Days

SQL Server 2005: Advanced Indexing Strategies
Friday 6th October 2006
8:00am - 11:00am

In this session we look at a fast-paced collection of indexing tips and tricks based on an already optimized base table structure. How you create your base table - as well as cluster it - has a big impact on that table's performance.

Once the base table structures have been defined and you have to further improve system performance, where do you look and how do you do this? In this session we will talk about targeting both the known and finding the unknown performance problems. Once you know where the problems are we'll go through numerous options to improve the performance using indexes.

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NRG Solutions & SSW in association with Users present: Earning More Per Hour As a Developer

Attend these sessions and learn to market yourself and position your solutions to customers.

Picture of Steve HerzbergSteve Herzberg - Sales Director at NRG Solutions. Steve has worked closely with Microsoft at this year's Code camp and has for the past few years assisted the team at SSW with tailored marketing and sales support. NRG Solutions are a training consulting company with a focus on sales and marketing skills and strategies for IT staff and companies. Steve is regarded as one of Australia's most engaging speakers and will show you how to take the next step in your career as a developer . Clients of NRG Solutions include: ANZ Bank, CGU, Microsoft, SSW, Cricket Australia & Fitness First.

In this introductory workshop, Steve will cover:

  1. How to conduct great client focused sales meetings
  2. Understanding why writing a proposal is often not the best approach to winning a new client
  3. When is the best time to position your solution to a client
  4. Appreciate how and why clients make decisions when buying IT and choosing developers
  5. Understand how to retain and effectively grow business from your clients
  6. Appreciate the power of your non verbal message
  7. Earn more per hour and clearly justify why you emerge the hourly rate that you do

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Adam Cogan - Chief Architect at SSW and Microsoft Regional Director. Adam has been developing custom solutions for businesses across a range of industries such as Government, banking, insurance and manufacturing since 1990 for clients such as Microsoft, Quicken, and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. His wealth of experience in the industry and unsurpassed technical knowledge will ensure attendees get the most out of these sessions.

Managing a team of coders can be a tricky experience, especially as most coders like to do things their own way. During this session Adam will go through a list of rules that 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.

So come and join Steve and Adam as they take you through "Earning More Per Hour as A Developer"

One hour Session - $0
Date: 31 August 2006 - Tomorrow
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Microsoft Sydney
1 Epping Road,
North Ryde,
NSW 2113
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Sydney Full Day Workshop - $199 (+ GST)
Date: 29th September 2006
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Microsoft Sydney
1 Epping Road,
North Ryde,
Sydney NSW 2113
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Brisbane Full Day Workshop - $199 (+ GST)
Date: 10th October 2006
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Microsoft Brisbane
Level 9, Waterfront Place,
1 Eagle Street,
Brisbane QLD 4000
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Canberra Full Day Workshop - $199 (+GST)
Date: 17th October 2006
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Microsoft Canberra
Level 2, 44 Sydney Avenue,
Canberra ACT 2600
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