SSW Update - Learn to make software development less risky
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G'day Developers!

Anyone who has ever been involved in a software or website project knows that software development is a risky business, for both the consultants and for the clients.

SSW has learned many ways to minimise risk for these software projects over the years and want to share them with you. Reducing the risk is not hard once you know the simple steps to take.

Sign up to the webinar below to help us make software development less risky.

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*NEW* How to make hiring and working with software developers less risky - Webinar


Free Webinar

Thursday 25th October 2012

11.00am - 12.00pm AEDT
Cost: No Charge

Presented by Marlon Marescia and Adam Cogan

Software development is risky. SSW has worked with hundreds of clients over the last 20 years.

In this webinar Marlon Marescia will give you real world examples of projects that went well and projects that didn’t.

Webinar Objectives

You will learn:

  • The key questions to ask prospective software consultants
  • The best project management methodology for delivering cost effective software
  • How to manage software consultants
  • The #1 way to ensure your software project is successful
  • The pros and cons of fixed price and time and materials contracts
  • A warts and all case study of one of our clients. What was done right and what was done wrong by SSW and the client?

Online Webinar
25 OCTOBER 2012

*NEW* How to create professional videos to promote your business online - Webinar


Free Webinar

Tuesday 23rd October 2012

11.00am - 12.00pm AEDT
Cost: No Charge

Presented by Marlon Marescia, Sales Manager

At SSW we have a video team who puts together the SSW TV interviews and creates videos to promote our business online.

In this webinar Raj and Titus, part of the SSW TV team, will be explaining how they create and use videos to promote our business online. As the masterminds behind SSW TV they will give you insights into the best ways to create exceptional videos.

There will be lots of time for Q&A at the end.

Webinar Objectives

You will learn:

  • How to make professional looking videos on a budget
  • Explanation of the equipment required to get up and running fast
  • How to use online videos to establish your business as a trusted advisor to increase sales
  • A comparison of the best video hosting services – Why you should use YouTube
  • What types of videos are effective to secure sales vs just branding
  • How to create a community around your videos
  • How to convert a viewer of your video into a sale
  • Case study on how SSW uses SSW TV to create new business opportunities

Online Webinar
23 OCTOBER 2012

Featured Video: DDD Sydney 2012 – Troy Hunt: How Your Website is Being Pwned While You’re Not Looking

DDD Troy video

We all invest a lot of effort in the quality of our web development and (hopefully) security is one of those practices we bake in from the ground up. Thing is though, like most things in software development, times change and many of the practices we considered secure yesterday aren’t necessarily so today. Hardware gets faster, automation becomes more prevalent and the bad guys simply find new ways to break our good work.

This session looks at a collection of lesser-known practices which are being employed to break through website security, often circumventing what we’ve traditionally held to be “secure” practices. We’ll take a look at what these practices were designed to protect, how they’re being broken and what we need to do differently to protect against them.

Watch more videos on SSWTV

Featured Event: Enterprise MVC Apps - Two part course


Now running!

Enterprise MVC Apps
Cost: $330 +GST
Format: 1 day

The Model View Controller design pattern has been a proven and effective way of structuring applications for more than 30 years. In 2007, Microsoft introduced ASP.NET MVC to the world and since then, the framework has evolved into a mature and powerful way of writing dynamic web sites and powerful web applications.

ASP.NET MVC provides a great way of structuring your application, ensuring a clean separation of concerns, easy testability, and ultimate control over markup. It is quickly becoming the go-to framework for writing .Net web applications.

This 2 part course series will be run at 5 capital cities around Australia.

Enterprise MVC Apps Part I: Going beyond the demos

This course will introduce you to the latest version of ASP.NET MVC version 4. Throughout the course, attendees will be guided through building a full ASP.NET MVC application from scratch.

Read more about Enterprise MVC Apps Part I

Brisbane: Microsoft Facility
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Sydney: SSW Neutral Bay
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Online: Webinar - Only $80 + GST
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Enterprise MVC Apps Part II: Maintainability and Testability

In this course will show you the techniques and tools SSW developers use to make MVC Enterprise ready.

Read more about Enterprise MVC Apps Part II

Perth: Microsoft Facility
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Adelaide: Microsoft Facility
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Melbourne: Microsoft Facility
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Brisbane: Microsoft Facility
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Sydney: SSW Neutral Bay
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*NEW* Featured Events: SolidQ Training Courses


SSW and SolidQ offer premium public and private SQL Server Training and Business Intelligence Training. These courses are running throughout Australia (Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, and Perth), New Zealand (Auckland) and world-wide. SolidQ have developed a full spectrum of courses for developers, database administrators and business intelligence professionals working with Microsoft SQL Server and the Microsoft data platform.

Sign up today!

BI Bootcamp: SQL Server 2008 R2 and Office 2010 - 5 Days
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Designing High Performance Data Warehouses with SQL Server Integration Services: Seminar - 1 Day
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Real Life Data Mining and Big Data: Seminar - 1 Day
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Accelerated SQL Server 2012 Integration Services - 4 Days
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The Australian SharePoint Conference 2013 in on!


You are invited!

Listen to experts
Learn best practices
Connect with the SharePoint Community
Get answers to your questions
Gain the latest insights!

Cost: $875 +GST

Got questions for the experts? Just getting started with SharePoint? Need inspiration to move your project forward? Looking to move on from file share chaos? Ready to learn more about SharePoint 2010 and 2013? Just want to head along to a great conference?

As a proud bronze sponsor, SSW would like to invite you to attend the SharePoint events of 2013!

Along with other great presenters, Adam will be speaking on some great features you can leverage in SharePoint 2013.

Your choice of two locations:

Sydney 10 & 11 April

Melbourne 11 & 12 June

These events are designed for anyone who wants to know more about SharePoint - business users, techy people and executives can mix and mingle with the best SharePoint MVPs, Microsoft personnel and experts from around the world.

Register now in order to get a spot!

Sydney - The Hilton
10 - 11 APRIL 2013
Melbourne - The Sebel Albert Park
11 - 12 JUNE 2013

SharePoint 2013

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

User Group

5 Days to go!

Sydney .NET User Group
Wednesday 17th October 2012
6:00pm - 9:00pm
SSW Head Office
Gateway Court, Suite 13
81-91 Military Road, Neutral Bay

From Start to Rest in 60 minutes - Paul Glavich

In this session, you will find out how to make a very REST friendly API using the new and shiny ASP.Net WebApi technology set shipped with MVC 4. We will look at the way we have exposed Api's in the past, and how that has changed overtime to what we have today. We will examine how to create our Api to automatically handle HTTP verbs, easy support of multiple content types, usage logging, various media handling and much more. If you are creating a new Api, or are currently using ASMX, WCF, WCFWebApi or MVC to expose your Api, come and see how to do it using the new kid on the block.


Paul Glavich is currently an ASP.NET MVP and works as a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Saasu ( Previously he was a senior consultant for readify, and prior to that a technical architect for EDS Australia. He has over 20 years of industry experience ranging PICK, C, C++, Delphi and Visual Basic 3/4/5/6 to his current speciality in .Net with C#, ASP.NET and WCF.

Paul has been developing in .Net technologies since .Net was first in Beta and was technical architect for one of the worlds first Internet banking solutions using .Net technology.

Paul can be seen on various .Net related newsgroups, has presented at the Sydney .Net user group ( and TechEd, and is also a member of ASPInsiders ( He has also written some technical articles which can be seen on community sites such as ( Paul has authored a total of 3 books, Beginning AJAX in ASP.NET, Beginning Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX, and the latest book on .Net Performance Testing and Optimisation. He is currently focusing on Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX and Windows Communication Foundation technologies.

To see more details and RSVP, please visit our Facebook .NET Group, our LinkedIn .NET Group or our *NEW* Meetup Group.

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SSW and Telerik NerdDinner


5 days to go!

NerdDinner - Where geeks eat
Wednesday 19th September 2012
8:10pm - 9:30pm
The Oaks Hotel
118 Military Road, Neutral Bay

SSW and Telerik invite you to join us for pizza at The Oaks. A fantastic opportunity for networking with peers and sharing thoughts after the Sydney .NET User Group presentation.

Sydney .Net User Group and NerdDinner proudly sponsored by:

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

User Group

3 Days to go!

Canberra .NET User Group
Monday 15th October 2012
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Microsoft Canberra Branch
Walter Turnbull Building
Level 2, 44 Sydney Ave
Canberra, Australia

From Server to Service: How Microsoft moved Team Foundation Server to Windows Azure - Grant Holliday

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server is a multi-tier client/server application that Microsoft ported to Windows Azure.

In this session, you will get an idea of what it takes to take an existing application and turn it into an Internet-scale service. Getting the code running is the easy part - you will learn about all the other things you need to think about when shifting from building a server to running a service, including deployment, patching, monitoring, scaling and testing.


Grant Holliday is a Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft in Australia. As a PFE he works with customers to perform proactive Team Foundation Server health checks and workshops on Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management. Prior to this role, he spent three years in Redmond, Washington as a Program Manager in the Visual Studio TFS product group. He was responsible for the internal TFS server deployments at Microsoft, including the largest and busiest TFS server in the world used by Developer Division. Grant shares his experiences managing TFS at his blog:

To see more details and RSVP, please visit our Facebook .NET Group, our LinkedIn .NET Group or our *NEW* MeetUp Group

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Canberra .Net User Group proudly sponsored by:

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SSW Update

October 2012


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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.
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