SSW Update - Scrumming it in New Delhi, India
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G'day Developers!

I'm just back from Gurgaon, New Delhi where SSW held its first ever Professional Scrum Developers course in India. I took 2 of my scrum guys, Adam Stephensen and Damian Brady with me, and while we were there, we were treated to some amazing food and hospitality. We were even given a gift when we left the hotel!

The course combined lectures, demos, discussions, and plenty of group and individual exercises. We spoke about Scrum, TFS and Visual Studio, and general software engineering practices. There was some great feedback from the 24 students.

Here are some highlights from the week:

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We still have places available for our upcoming 5 Day Scrum Training Courses in Melbourne, Honolulu, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Los Angeles, New York and Toronto and with our current special of 25% off it is a great time to book!

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SSW SQL Deploy The Business Case for the SharePoint Social Features

Marlon Marescia the Sales Manager at SSW has just interviewed Rob Finney from Microsoft on his podcast where they discussed how these social features of SharePoint can make a business more productive.

SharePoint includes many social features which not only improve communication between staff members, but gives them the ability to improve the find-ability of important data as they work. This makes data access easier every time SharePoint is used.

During the interview Marlon and Rob discussed the following:

  • An overview of the social features in SharePoint including:
    • My Sites
    • Profile pages
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
    • Tagging
    • People search
    • Skillsets
    • Org charts
  • The business challenges solved by these social features of SharePoint
  • Examples of how businesses have used the social features successfully
  • The types of businesses that get maximum value from these features

Listen to the Podcast

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

Juval Lowy

31 Days 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

Please Note - This is a one off course and seats are strictly limited!

The Architect's Master Class is a 5 day training course, 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 his 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, design and technology - all three have to work in concert. While the class shows how to design modern systems using SOA and WCF, 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 out on this unique opportunity to learn and improve your architecture skills with Juval Lowy, and share his passion for architecture and software engineering.

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 15th June 2011
5:45pm - 9:00pm
Temporary New Location
SSW Head Office
Gateway Court, Suite 13
81-91 Military Road, Neutral Bay

We will have two speakers at this months User Group.

Project Cloudbreaker: Sync your CRM

Speaker: George Doubinski

Welcome to Just Cloud Inc - a company that runs just about everything in the cloud. They have been using Microsoft CRM Online 2011 since January 2011. The sales, marketing & customer service departments love it. They also moved their accounting system from the desktop to the cloud and as of July 2011 (new financial year), use only cloud-based accounting. The legal & accounting departments are loving it. Now they face the problem of multiple data entry, duplicate information and discrepancies between sales and accounting. The CEO & CIO are not happy. Enter project "Cloudbreaker": integration of Microsoft CRM Online 2011 and other cloud-based systems such as accounting and email marketing using Windows Azure-based services and Microsoft Sync Framework.

Continuous Delivery with TFS, msbuild and msdeploy

Speaker: Peter Gfader

If you are deploying your software manually, you are doing it wrong. If you are deploying once a month, you are doing it wrong. If you as a developer are deploying from Visual Studio by clicking "Publish", you are doing it wrong. If a bug-fix takes you 1 hour but your customer needs to wait a week until he gets it, you are doing it wrong. Manual deployments are NOT fun. See a good way on how to automate the deployment with TFS 2010, msbuild and msdeploy.

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

10 days to go!

*Evening Session Only*

Canberra .NET Developers User Group
Monday 20th June 2011
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Microsoft Canberra Branch
Walter Turnbull Building
Level 2, 44 Sydney Ave
Barton ACT

Looking at the Integration of Silverlight 4.0 (aka RIA) into SharePoint 2010

Speaker: Rick Bennett

In this session Rick discusses the following topics :

  • Building and deploying Silverlight Web parts
  • Reading and Updating SharePoint content from Silverlight using the Client Object Model
  • Rendering media files using Silverlight from SharePoint

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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Scrum Training Course


Scrum Training Course
Cost: $3,995 + GST
Sale Price $2,995 + GST

This 5 day course is normally $3,995 + GST however we are offering a 25% off the full price for a limited time.


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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Having a clear Definition of Done for your team is critical to your success and quality management in Scrum. Every team is different, but all need to agree on which items are in their "Definition of Done".

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SSW Update

June 2011


Seeking Skilled SharePoint Developers

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 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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