SSW Update - New 3 Day Scrum Course Launches in 2012
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G'day Developers!

2011 has been a great year for SSW. We have added some key senior members to our team, started SSW TV and worked on many cool projects. I am especially proud of the team to go live with some of the largest .NET solutions in Autralia. These being for an auction company, a retail company and an energy provider.

Well done guys

We believe 2012 will be even better.

You can expect some of the following benefits next year:

  • A focus on releasing regular high quality content on SSW TV
  • Marlon will run regular webinars where we demo the subject matter
  • Adding a NEW 3 day scrum course allowing your teams to get trained faster

Have great Christmas and enjoy your holidays.


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Featured Video: SSW User Group – Brian Noyes (Workflow 4.0, Interactive and Windows Presentation Foundation)


Brian Noyes discusses:

  • Workflow 4.0.
  • Interactive and Windows Presentation Foundation.
  • Differences between Workflow Beta 1 and Beta 2
  • Why do we need a new Workflow?
  • Message Correlation

Here is a highly requested classic User Group sessions from 2009. Part 2 is also available on our website

Click here to see all the SSW Videos, Webinars and Podcasts

Featured Event: *NEW* 3 Day Scrum Training


Starting in February 2012!

Intensive 3-day Professional Scrum Developer course
Cost: $2995 +GST PP
Sydney, Melboure, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra
NEW Scrum Training Course

Professional Scrum Developer courses teach students how to work in a team, using modern software engineering practices, to develop an increment of potentially releasable functionality using a specific technology platform. Students learn to do so within the Scrum framework doing iterative incremental development.

Classes are exercise-driven, with students working in self-organizing teams to develop “done” increments from Product Backlog items.

Course at a Glance

This 3-day Professional Scrum Developer .NET course is a mix of lecture, demonstration, group discussion, simulation, and hands-on software development. The bulk of the course will be spent working as a team on a case study application delivering increments of new functionality in mini-sprints. Here is the course at a glance:


Note: Scrum fundamentals are not covered in this 3-day course. If you are not experienced with Scrum fundamentals, the 5 day course is still available.

Scrum either through working on a Scrum Team or through taking part in a Professional Scrum Foundations course.

Sydney .NET User Group -
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User Group

6 Days to go!

Sydney .NET User Group
Wednesday 21st Dec 2011
5:45pm - 9:00pm
SSW Head Office
Gateway Court, Suite 13
81-91 Military Road, Neutral Bay

Interface Usability - 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).


Adam Cogan is the Chief Architect at SSW, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner specializing in custom .NET, SharePoint and CRM solutions (with a splash of Business Intelligence). At SSW, Adam has been developing custom solutions for businesses across a range of industries such as Government, engineering, banking, insurance and manufacturing since 1990 for clients such as Microsoft, Worley Parsons and Aurecon. He runs the Sydney Dot Net User Group and is one of three Regional Directors for Microsoft.

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

Relaunch of the Canberra .NET User Group in 2012

SSW is planning to relaunch the Canberra .NET User Group in 2012 and hopes to make this the best .NET User Group in the country but we can’t do it without your help.

If you live in Canberra and have previously attended our User Group or you might like to attend future sessions then please fill out our short online survey and let us know how we can improve this User Group.

We want to know where and when you would like the User Group to be held and what topics you want us to cover along with any other feedback you are willing to give.

Fill out the survey now

Welcome to SSW

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

Gerard Gerard Beckerleg
Senior Software Architect

Originally from England, Gerard joins the development team in Sydney as Senior Software Architect specializing in C# ASP.NET MVC 3, SharePoint and Dynamics CRM 2011. A Leeds Metropolitan University graduate, he brings 10 years IT industry experience as well as being an accomplished speaker and trainer.
As a Professional Scrum Developer Gerard is keen to help SSW improve and refine their Scrum process to ensure maximum ROI for customers.

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SSW Update

December 2011


SharePoint Developer

Are you looking to establish a career working with the latest software technology for a large range of great organisations? Do you enjoy managing your own clients in a fun, fast-paced and dynamic environment?
SSW has been the leading Microsoft technology company in Sydney for 21 years. We require an enthusiastic SharePoint developer to start ASAP.

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Senior Designer

SSW is looking for a highly talented front-end Web Designer who is passionate about creating great standards-based Web 2.0 sites. This role requires the understanding of how people behave in certain contexts and how various stimuli and circumstances can affect individual thought processes in social and professional situations.
You will be working with both creative designers and the development team in various challenging projects. This role requires someone who is able to communicate effectively with both disciplines together with creating aesthetically pleasing design prototypes, including graphic design, site navigation, and layout of content.

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