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Team System Web site clean up

I’ve always liked how the Team System team work hard to provide details on what they’re up to. This is becoming more the norm on Microsoft assets (just check out the great job Beth Massi has been doing on the VSTO site for example), and so I shouldn’t be surprised to see just how serious they see simple things like content management to be. as Jeff Beehler notes, the Team System team have hired a...

Office Development with VS Dev Center – the home of VSTO

Thanks to Beth Massi for alerting us to this – the Office Development with Visual Studio Developer Center has been launched. This is where the URL will now take you to. [This isn’t to be confused with the Office Developer Center (another excellent resource by the way), since that is open to all office development (not just Visual Studio based).] The Office Development with Visual Studio Developer...

Live Services Jumpstart – Sydney – Dec 8 and 9

There’s only a few spots left for the Live Services Jumpstart in Sydney. It’s an intensive technical training session on Microsoft’s consumer web platform technologies. It’s being run by James McCutcheon and Dr Neil Roodyn (two of my new work colleagues at nsquared) and covers more than 20 technical sessions, hands-on labs and the opportunity to chat with numerous Live Services dudes. Sign up...

Melbourne Silverlight Designer and Developer Network

I’ve seen a few posts about this lately (eg Kordsi, Coatsy, Jordsy, sorry couldn’t resistsy), and with good reason – it looks like a really exciting new user group (or ‘network’ to be more correct). Here’s the Silverlight Designer and Developer Network (SDDN) website, which tells you their first meeting is next Thursday 27 Nov (held at Microsoft in Melbourne) kicking off around 5:30pm. It’s all...

SBTUG: Next Wed 26 Nov 2008 – Steve Herzberg, Craig Bailey, EOY Party!

Quick details: When: Wed 26 November 2008 Time: 6pm (until approx 8:30pm) Where: Microsoft, North Ryde Contact: Craig Bailey : 0413 489 388 Cost: Free (Pizza + Drinkies + Nibblies all provided) More details: www.sbtug.com   Yes, that’s right it’s almost Christmas (only 34 days till the consumer frenzy dies down… and then resumes with New Year sales :-). How time flies. Whilst I’d love to...

Steve Ballmer rocks da house in Sydney – invites

You probably already know that Steve Ballmer is coming to Sydney next month – Thursday 6 November from 3pm to be precise. If not, then check out this site. I’m fortunate enough to have a few invites to the event (yes, it is invite only at this stage). If you’d like to attend simply drop me a line and I’ll send you the registration link and the invite code to use. I’ve only got a few left so...

SBTUG: Next Wed 29 Oct 2008 – SQL Server 2008 explained

Next Wednesday 29 October 2008 we’ve got a special SQL Server 2008 night at the Sydney Business & Technology User Group (SBTUG). That means we’ve got Justin King, Omar Besiso and Geoff Orr talking about different aspects of SQL Server 2008. The focus is on covering high level benefits (ie there won’t be much in depth code). If we’re lucky we may even have a cameo from Rob Farley covering a...

Office DevCon – 15-16 November 2008 – Sydney, Australia

Yes, Office DevCon is on again. Here’s the details: Office DevCon is an annual community-driven conference that allows Microsoft Office developers and power users to come together in one location to hear expert speakers present on a wide range of Microsoft Office-related topics. Come along and discover how to do things you never knew you could do with the Microsoft Office suite of products...

Web Directions South – Day 2

Another interesting day. I caught up with Michael Kordahi and had a play on the Surface. Oh, and yes I’ve ordered one for the Elcom conference room – should be turning up any decade now :-) Keynote (Jeffrey Veen) The opening keynote by Jeff was good. Data is overwhelming, and analysing it can be an art-form. But failing to analyse is a business killer.  The business of being social (Laurel...

Web Directions South – Day 1

[NOTE: I wrote this post and the next over a week ago. But I wanted to hold off posting them until I’d had a little bit of time to reflect.] I had the pleasure of attending Web Directions South today – my first time. It’s interesting to compare it to TechEd from a few weeks ago in terms of how a conference turns out. Web Directions is much smaller of course, and has a nice intimate feel. General...

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