SSW Update - Do you use appropriate and user-friendly icons?
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G'Day Developers!

Some developers don't notice the difference between a Windows 2000 and a Windows XP look. All through Windows XP you will see a variety of icons used to represent the information they are related to, and to make the interface more interesting and appealing. So whether you are developing a Windows Form or an Outlook Form or an Access Form, be aware of the importance of icons.

Icon Experience Icon Experience Icon Experience

See some before and after examples of how we used icons to vastly improve an old and stuffy Access UI.

To see more rules like this, go to the SSW Rules page.

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

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KL TechNite + MIND: Developers Rock

KL TechNite in Malaysia

3 days to go!

KL TechNite + MIND: Developers Rock
Sunday 9th August 2007
6:20pm - 10:45pm
Bangsar Village II
Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

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 front-end
  • 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.

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Microsoft Tech Ed 2007 SEA

Microsoft TechEd 2007 SEA

4 days to go!

Microsoft Tech Ed 2007 SEA
Monday 10th September 2007 -
Thursday 13th September 2007
Kuala Lumpur

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.

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

User Group

13 days to go!

Sydney .NET User Group
Wednesday 19th September 2007
5:45pm - 9:00pm
Microsoft, Sydney

Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007

Come join us at the Sydney .NET User group to hear Adam Cogan 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.

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UTS SQL and .NET Courses: Part 2

UTS SQL and .NET Courses at UTS

27 days to go!

Thursday 4th October 2007
6:00pm - 9:00pm
UTS City Campus
Building 10, Level 3, Room 210

Developing Windows and Web Applications using Visual Studio.NET (C# and VB.NET) (Starting 09/08/2007)

This course introduces students to 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. Students will also get a glimpse of what is possible using .NET 3.0.

SQL Server 2005 for Developers and BI (Starting 07/08/2007)

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.

Application Details

To apply and reserve a place in the course of your preference, please complete the application form with your credit card details and fax to 9514 1844 without delay.

Please direct any queries to Julie Lui ph: 9514 1806 or Elaine Lawrence ph: 9514 1861 or email:

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Featured Product: SSW Exchange Reporter

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SSW Exchange Reporter

Is Microsoft Exchange Server an integral part of your organisation? If so, SSW Exchange Reporter provides the tools and reports you need to efficiently analyse your organisation's email usage. Exchange Reports range from who is sending the most emails to clients to who has the largest mailbox. The built in reports can be customised and extended because they are built with SQL Server Reporting Services. The SSW Extraction Windows Service runs on your Exchange Server to seamlessly extract your email messages and mail folder statistics. It is a very lightweight Windows Service and the reports are very fast because it uses the power of SQL Server.

More on SSW's Exchange Reporter

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