SSW Update - SSW is going Virtual and Adam is touring the US & Canada
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G'day Developers!

This month SSW is going virtual with the launch of SSW TV and SSW Webinars for developers and business executives.
In the past we have held many of these events in capital cities across Australia. From now on you will be able to join us whether you live in Sydney, San Francisco or Stockholm.
For the executive these webinars will focus on how some of the key Microsoft Technologies solve key business challenges. For the developer you will be introduced to new development techniques and new technologies.
Check out the first Webinar called “SharePoint 101 for Business.”


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SSW.Webinar - SharePoint 101 for Business


20 days to go!

SharePoint 101 for Business Webinar

11am - 12pm
Thursday 1st Sep

SharePoint 101 for Business Webinar By Marlon Marescia

This webinar is aimed at business decision makers who want to know why and how their business should be using SharePoint.

The topics covered will be:

  1. Why should your business use SharePoint 2010?
  2. Differences between the different SharePoint licenses
  3. An explanation of how common business scenarios are solved using the SharePoint feature set
  4. SharePoint in regards to implementation, costs and timelines
  5. SharePoint Development - What if I need more than SharePoint's out of the box functionality?

Target Audience: Business and IT Decision Makers

Date: Thursday 1st September 2011.
Location: Online Webinar

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SSW TV will feature a variety of online video training courses and webinars. Content will include SharePoint, CRM, Business Intelligence, .NET, Scrum and more!

SSW Brain Quest -
Team Foundation Server and SharePoint 2010


Last Sydney Session for 2011

SSW Brain Quest - Sydney

9:00am - 6:00pm
Sydney - Mon 31 Oct 2011

Team Foundation Server and SharePoint 2010 by Adam Cogan

This training course brings developers up-to-speed on the new features and benefits of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, Team Foundation Server 2010 and SharePoint 2010. With detailed insight into project management, requirements gathering, user stories, testing, workflow, document management and Office integration, attendees will leave with a strong understanding of how to embrace TFS 2010 and SharePoint 2010 in their organization.

The 1 day course if broken up into 2 sessions which can be booked individually or you can enrol in the full day event:

  • Session 1: Team Foundation Server 2010
  • Session 2: SharePoint 2010

For full details on each session please visit our website

Price (ex GST)
TFS 2010
31 OCT 2011
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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 all remaining 2011 courses.


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.


Find out more and Register

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

Philip Laureano

5 Days to go!

Sydney .NET User Group
Wednesday 17th AUG 2011
5:45pm - 9:00pm
Temporary New Location
SSW Head Office
Gateway Court, Suite 13
81-91 Military Road, Neutral Bay

SharePoint Tools Smackdown for email management

Speaker: Adam Cogan

Adam Cogan is going to take a SharePoint deep-dive look into email management, with a focus on why connecting Outlook and SharePoint is key to driving user adoption of SharePoint. Join the smack-down on various 3rd party products providing this integration including OnePlaceMail, Wisdom, Colligo, etc.

Blind Refactoring - Extracting elegant domain models from ugly code bases, even if you don't understand the code

Speaker: Philip Laureano

Have you ever wondered if there was a better way to learn refactoring? Martin Fowler's Refactoring book was a great introductory book on how to clean up legacy code bases, but over the years, what I have found missing in that book is a set of guidelines that links all the different types of refactoring techniques together into one continuous process. In this talk, I will show you how to take almost any code base, and refactor everything from the simplest nested' 'if' blocks all the way to extracting an actual domain/object model to using an IOC container framework. Using a set of repeatable steps, I will show you how easy it is to refactor almost any code base, even if you don't understand every part of the application.

Session Outline:


  1. Accidental vs Essential Complexity
  2. Essential Complexity as a design tool
  3. Chipping away accidental complexity to reveal the actual design

Blind Refactoring in Ten Easy Steps

  1. Flattening nested if blocks
  2. Method extractions
  3. Class extractions
  4. The art of delegation
  5. Breaking the dependencies
  6. Recursive refactoring
  7. The tradeoffs of class decomposition vs inheritance, and how you can fix it
  8. Putting the pieces back together again / dealing with ravioli code
  9. The magic composition abilities of an IOC container
  10. The different flavors of IOC containers in .NET

About the Speaker:

Philip Laureano is the author of LinFu, an open source framework for implementing AOP, dynamic proxies, design by contract, mixins, inversion of control, and universal event handling on the Common Language Runtime. He is also the author of Hiro, the world's first and 'fastest' IOC container that is written in pure IL. On his spare time, you can usually find him hacking his own compiler and implementing the CLR Metadata specifications for fun. Philip has been professionally writing software in general since 1999, and coding in IL since 2005.

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

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Sydney .Net User Group proudly sponsored by:

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Welcome to SSW

SSW would like to welcome a new employee to the team this month:

Raj Dhatt
Multimedia Producer


Raj is a British born Indian now living in Australia. He has studied TV and Film at the University of Westminster and has experience working on documentaries, music videos, promotional videos and dramas. He is proud to have worked as an editor on a documentary that received an award in the US for best student film.
Raj is heading up the newly created Film & TV department at SSW and his first project with SSW is the launch of SSW TV.

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