SSW Update - DDD is coming to Brisbane
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G'day Developers!

DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper is heading to Brisbane next month for the first time ever thanks to SSW's own developer, Damian Brady!

As well as supporting one of our own, SSW is also proud to support the local developer community as a sponsor for this fantastic event.

DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper is a one-day conference that is designed for developers, by developers. The sessions are open, which means anyone can submit an idea, and the agenda is decided by the community votes.

The events have proven extremely popular with developers around Australia and the world, and are a great place to network and meet like-minded, enthusiastic programmers.

With lunch and refreshments provided as well as giveaways and prizes, it’s certainly an event not to be missed!

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Featured Event: Developer Developer Developer Brisbane


1 Month to go!

DDD Brisbane

9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat 26 Nov 2011
Cost: $25 (less for QUT Students)

The popular DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper events have taken place in Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide this year and now it’s Brisbane’s turn! Organised by Damian Brady from our Brisbane office, the event will have some great sessions presented by speakers from Brisbane, interstate, and possibly even overseas.

DDD is a community event run by developers for developers. The content is open, and sessions are submitted and voted for by the community. The result is an event truly aimed at developers.

Whether you’re a developer based in Brisbane or you feel like a quick trip to the Sunshine State, you should come along to see great presentations on everything from using offline javascript to hacking the Kinect to Windows 8 demos.

To see more details and register, please visit the DDD Brisbane Website. Session voting is open until 21 October, so to vote for sessions you’d like to see, visit the voting page.


Featured Video: Telerik Interview Series: Adam Cogan shares his thoughts after Day 3 of //build/ 2011

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Adam shares his thoughts on how his customers will take advantage of the new tablet hardware in the enterprise space. He also discusses PhoneGap for Windows Phone as well as the varying benefits of incorporating the tablet and the Metro UI into the day-to-day requirements of businesses and consumers.

Click here to see this video and more Telerik Interviews

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

User Group

6 Days to go!

Sydney .NET User Group
Wednesday 19th Oct 2011
5:45pm - 9:00pm
Temporary New Location
SSW Head Office
Gateway Court, Suite 13
81-91 Military Road, Neutral Bay

What’s new in Visual Studio ALM vNext?

Speaker: Anthony Borton

At the recent //Build Conference in Anaheim, Microsoft shared lots of news and information about what’s coming up in the next version of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. Anthony Borton attended the conference and will be presenting a session covering as much of this information as we can fit into a meeting. He’ll also be bringing his Samsung Series 7 slate along running Windows 8 Developer Preview that everyone attending //Build received.

Some of the things you’ll see in action at the meeting include:

  • The StoryBoarding Add-in
  • The new Feedback Manager
  • TFS on Azure
  • The new developer experience
  • And much more


Anthony Borton is the lead ALM consultant for Enhance ALM Pty Ltd, an Australian consulting and training company specializing in Application Lifecycle Management and Microsoft Visual Studio. He has been working with Visual Studio Team System full-time since 2005 and has worked with a variety of companies ranging up to some of Australia’s largest companies and financial institutions. Anthony is a sought after trainer and has delivered technical training and consulting in the United States and all across the Asia Pacific region. He is a Microsoft MVP (Visual Studio ALM), a Professional Scrum Developer Trainer and a Microsoft Certified Trainer.

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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SharePoint Saturday Melbourne

Adam Cogan

8 Days to go!

SharePoint Saturday Melbourne
Saturday 22nd Oct 2011
Cliftons Training Suites
1/440 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Moving the Titanic - Rapid SharePoint Development for Teams using Visual Studio 2010

Speaker: Adam Cogan

Team Foundation Server 2010 (TFS) is the fully integrated solution to manage projects, giving developers, testers and management a single source of truth for all project needs. Using TFS to develop for SharePoint will make the development and maintenance process much more efficient and effective.

During the session you will see Adam Cogan explain how the 3 roles in a development team will benefit from using Team Foundation Server 2010:

  • What do Project Managers and stakeholders love?
  • What do Developers need to do?
  • What do Testers love? (including Web tests, Performance tests and Coded UI Tests)

To register for this free event, please visit the SharePoint Saturday website

SSW Brain Quest -
Team Foundation Server and SharePoint 2010


Last Session for 2011

SSW Brain Quest - Sydney

17 Days to go!

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

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TFS 2010
31 OCT 2011
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Newcastle Coders Group - 6th Anniversary

Adam Cogan

19 Days to go!

Newcastle Coders Group
Wednesday 2nd Nov 2011
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Newcastle University

Interface Useability - Adding Schweppervescence

Speaker: Adam Cogan

iPhones give an awesome User Experience but interface design is not something that belongs solely in the world of Apple. Your website and applications can all benefit greatly from an understanding of how your users might navigate your product. Unfortunately for developers, interface usability is something of an afterthought, making your otherwise perfect application suck.

In this session, get real world examples of good and bad usability from Adam. Bring along your websites and applications and undergo the Adam Cogan crash test!

The session will commence with a detailed discussion of good interface design and usability, and then move onto an analysis of good and bad site examples.

The presentation will Finish with an open floor workshop to discuss user submitted sites and applications, and workshop improvements for attendeesas well as a vote on applying the correct architecture in certain situations (Ajax vs Silverlight vs WPF vs HTML5).

Please send your submissions to Adam prior so they can be scheduled into the discussion.

To see more details and RSVP, please visit the Newcastle Coders Group Website

Scrum Training Course


Scrum Training Course

Sydney 24 Days to Go!

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

Welcome to SSW

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

Titus Maclaren
Multimedia Producer

Brother of Ulysses Maclaren (SSW's General Manager), Titus joins our film & TV department this month, having recently graduated from Bond University. Titus will be bringing advertising and comedy expertise to the team to continue improving the corporate image and marketing tools.

Featured Product: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Unleash your creativity

SharePoint 2010

Microsoft Visual Studio is a powerful IDE that ensures quality code throughout the entire application lifecycle, from design to deployment. Whether you’re developing applications for SharePoint, the web, Windows, Windows Phone, and beyond, Visual Studio is your ultimate all-in-one solution.

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SSW Update

October 2011


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