TechEd Australia URL Lists for downloading Videos and PowerPoint Decks

Update 2 – 21 Sep 2010 I’ve removed the lo-res wmv links because so few of them (<5) actually had videos behind them. Use the MP4 links for lo-res and WMV-High for hi-res. Update 21 Sep 2010  There are now also MP4 files available. These are lower resolution than the HQ-WMV files, and therefore only…


Resources for Office and SharePoint Developers from my #APC2010 Session

Last week at the Australian Partner Conference, I presented a session on “New opportunities – developing with Office 2010 and SharePoint”. Due partly to the target audience and partly to time constraints, I mentioned resources rather than delving into them deeply. I promised in the session that I’d post my resources links here. Note that…


Frankly Speaking – Casting the Pod

Can’t believe I haven’t blogged about this. For just over nine months now, Michael Kordahi and I have been producing a Podcast called Frankly Speaking. It’s hard to believe we’ve recorded just over a session per week for 41 weeks. We’ve had a bunch of great guests and we generally just chat about current tech…


Australian Tech.Ed Locknote Factoids

This year at TechEd Australia (aka #auteched) the locknote was delivered by Miha Kralj, Director in the office of the CTO. The session was entitled "How IT is changing us and our future" and was delivered using a very cool style called PechaKucha – 20 slides, each on the screen for 20 seconds. Miha actually…


The Platform Story–now available as an animated Feature

Some time ago now, I posted a thought piece in which I explained the evolution of the platform using the analogy of the evolution of water supply. At a recent internal event, I presented this analogy to help explain how cloud computing changes the way we think about the supply of computing services and infrastructure….


Guidance for developing applications for SharePoint 2010

I got this in my inbox this morning: Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the release of: Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 On MSDN: On CodePlex:


Training Kit Redux–More developer resources than you could shake a stick at

A while ago, I did a post about the great Developer Training Kits available for free download from Microsoft. Since then, we’ve released a bunch more, so I thought I’d list all of the ones I use regularly in one place. Each of these great resources include hundreds of MB videos, presentations, white papers, demo…


Document Creation and Conversion with the OpenXML SDK and SharePoint 2010 Word Automation Services – Part 1

Update 2011-04-06 I Finally got around to writing Part 2 of this post. I had the pleasure this week of presenting at the Australian SharePoint Conference – much kudos to NZ SharePoint MVPs Debbie Ireland and Mark Orange, and local SharePoint MVPs/community folk James Milne, Brendan Law and Kathy Hughes and the team for putting…


TechEd Australia 2010 Call for Topics

Once again I’ve been "blessed" with the content owner role for TechEd Australia 2010 which is on the Gold Coast from August 24-27. Our Call for Topics is now open (and will probably close around June 12). If you’re interested in speaking at TechEd Australia (and possibly New Zealand), please check the Terms and Conditions…


Windows Azure User Group Briefings

The one and only Dave Lemphers is coming back to Australia for a week at the end of February for a whirlwind tour of the country to coincide with the launch in Australia of Windows Azure. He’ll be doing public technical briefings hosted by the user groups in 5 capital cities. Date/Time City Details Mon…