SSW Update - The Architect's Master Class
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G'Day Developers!

SSW has always used best programming practices, as you can see in our multitude of standards and rules, and coming up soon, we will have a 5 day course teaching the reasons behind some of the popular software architecture choices.

Adam

Juval Lwy -
The Architect's Master Class (5 day course)

Juval Lowy

3 months to go!

Juval Lowy's - The Architect's Master Class Monday 11th - Friday 15th July 2011
9:00am - 6:00pm
Gateway Court Suite 10
81 - 91 Military Road
Neutral Bay, NSW
Cost: $2,600

The Architect's Master Class is a 5 days training, and is the ultimate resource for the professional architect. The class is conducted in the style of a Master Class, where a Master architect shares his experience and perspective, and interacts with the students.

The class has three parts, on process, technology & SOA, and the IDesign method for analysis and design. The class shows the architect how to take an active leadership role on all three aspects, as a continuum, since when executing a design, one cannot separate process from design from technology - all three have to work in concert. While the class shows how to design modern systems, it sets the focus on the 'why' and the rationale behind particular design decisions, often shedding light on poorly understood aspects.

You will see relevant design guidelines, best practices, and pitfalls, and the crucial process required of today's modern architects. Don't miss on this unique opportunity to learn and improve your architecture skills with IDesign, and share their passion for architecture and software engineering.



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

.NET User Group

5 days to go!

Sydney .NET User Group
Wednesday 20th April 2011
5:45pm - 9:00pm
Microsoft, Sydney
1 Epping Road, North Ryde

Continuous Delivery

Speaker: Stephen Godbold

We've all heard the story of Flickr and their multiple production deployments in a single day. It sounds like a great place to be, but like the slogan says 'it won't happen overnight'. In this session Steve Godbold will take you through some of the practices that facilitate this kind of rapid response to change. We'll look at some of the principals that make up a continuous delivery pipeline, how they are applied through the practices, and how to work out which areas to tackle in an existing pipeline.

To see more details and RSVP, please visit our facebook .NET group or our LinkedIn .NET group.


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

Canberra User Group

3 days to go!

Canberra .NET Developers User Group
Monday 18th April 2011

Lunch: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
King O'Malley's Irish Pub
131 City Walk
Canberra City

Dinner: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Microsoft Canberra Branch
Walter Turnbull Building
Level 2, 44 Sydney Ave
Barton ACT

Workflow Foundation 4

Speaker: Rory Primrose

WF4 is the latest version of Windows Workflow Foundation that comes with Visual Studio 2010 and the 4.0 .Net framework. This session will provide a brief overview of how WF4 works, how it has evolved from WF3/3.5 and how you can use it in any type of .Net application. The session will continue with authoring custom activities as time permits.

We are currently looking for potential speakers for future sessions. Anyone who is interested in speaking at the Canberra .NET User Group in the future should contact Adam Cogan on 04 1985 1995 or email him.

To see more details and RSVP, please visit our facebook .NET group or our LinkedIn .NET group.

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SSW Brain Quest -
Team Foundation Server and SharePoint 2010

SharePoint

SSW Brain Quest Full Day Event:

9:00am - 6:00pm
Multiple Dates - see below

Team Foundation Server 2010 for Successful Project Management by Adam Cogan

Visual Studio Ultimate (formerly Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) are the cornerstones of development on the Microsoft .NET platform. These are the best tools for a project manager to have successful projects and for the developers to have a focused and smooth software development process.

Come and see Adam Cogan, Microsoft Regional Director, VSTS Champ and Chief Architect from SSW show you:

  • How to successfully gather requirements with User stories
  • The right way to use work items
  • The way to complete a work items and send a 'done'
  • Use templates for your standard work items
  • The extra work items that developers always forget
  • What is good and bad about Excel and Project integration
  • What you can use from the built in reporting as well as the Project portals available on from the SharePoint dashboard
  • The important reports to give your Project Manager

Walk away knowing how to see the project health and progress. Visual Studio Ultimate is designed to help address many of these traditional problems faced by project managers. It does so by providing a set of integrated tools to help teams improve their software development activities and to help project managers better support the software development processes.

During this session we will cover the lifecycle of creating work items and tracking of releases using Visual Studio Ultimate and Team Foundation Server.

Visual Studio 2010 Team System - An Overview

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Team System is an integrated software development platform to build the mission-critical applications that businesses depend on. It extends Visual Studio's integrated and productive experience from the developer to the entire development team by delivering powerful new role-based tools for software architects, developers, testers and project managers. In this session you will see an overview of these tools and how they can improve your software development cycle.

Visual Studio 2010 Testing with Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 - the life of a bug

Visual Studio 2010 makes up a large part of a .Net developers life. This session will delve into the 'life of a bug' by taking a walk in the shoes of an everyday bug from discovery to release (and the steps that make up the in between). Come along and check out the new features that will make you happier by making your code better, your job easier, and your team more productive by reducing the obstacles you face in your everyday coding life. Learn:

  • What the new features for testers and developers
  • How you now care - even if the tester can't reproduce the bug
  • How to stop struggling to find the source of the bug in your code
  • How can you streamline the testing process and make sure you don't repeat the same bugs
  • How to automate more and reproduce bugs easier and discover problems sooner.
What's new in SharePoint 2010

In this session Adam Cogan will provide information about what is new in SharePoint 2010 and his personal favorites. The SharePoint Team has invested in many including:

  • UX support for Silverlight and Ajax
  • their Web Content Management System
  • Digital Asset Management System (for videos)
  • Visual Studio 2010 tools for SharePoint 2010
  • Developer Platform
  • Office 2010 integration
  • RESTful Web API
  • Tagging and Rating

Let's see what's good and what's not.

Something About Mary (SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010)

Come see Adam Cogan explain what works well with SharePoint and Office for Mary and the other knowledge workers.

First you will get an overview of what is great about having SharePoint in your business. Then see real world examples of:

  • Using SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 together (Comparing with what with had with 2007)
  • Where it fits with other important Microsoft products like CRM 4 and TFS
  • Examples of how Word and Excel can be integrated into business processes (separate from SharePoint), and then followed by
  • Examples of how Word, Excel, PowerPoint can be combined with SharePoint to improve visibility/searchability/versioning across the company
  • Overview of how data can be synchronised between the two (e.g. using Access and Excel)
  • Overview of what 'workflow' (really!) means
  • How Office can be incorporated into company workflows with SharePoint
  • High level examples of using/integrating Office with other products (e.g. VSTS integration with Outlook)
  • Where VBA and VSTO fit in terms of how solutions can be developed
  • Examples of other interesting Office/SharePoint integrations (e.g. the Atlassian SharePoint Connector and Office Connector)

This is a good chance for you to consider new ways of using Office in your company, along with pitfalls to avoid. Adam gets excited about this session because too often companies limit Office to just an email application, word processor and spreadsheet - completely missing the positive impact it can have on the entire business process.

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TFS 2010
$110
SHAREPOINT
$110
FULL DAY
$190
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Scrum Training Course

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Scrum Training Course
Cost: $3995 + GST
Cost for UG Members: $2995 + GST

This course is normally $3995 but there is a limited offer for User Group members to do the course at $2995 + GST

Overview

This Scrum Developer course is a unique and intensive five-day experience for software developers. The course guides teams on how to turn product requirements into potentially shippable increments of software using the Scrum framework, Visual Studio 2010, and modern software engineering practices. Attendees will work in self-organizing, self-managing teams using a common instance of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 to achieve this goal.

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SSW Update

April 2011

Employment

Due to the tremendous growth that our business has experienced over the last few months, we are seeking enthusiastic people to join the SSW team.

Our Company is based in Neutral Bay which is one of the most elegant and scenic areas of Sydney. SSW is an Australian owned progressive consulting firm specialising in building, implementing and maintaining Microsoft .NET software applications.

We are currently strongly looking for a Marketing and Social Networking Manager.

We are also currently looking for:

  • Marketing and Social Networking Manager
  • ASP.NET, VB.NET, C#, OLAP, SharePoint Software Developer
  • Technical BDM in Melbourne, Brisbane, or Canberra
  • IT Senior Marketing Consultant (part-time)
  • Project Manager

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