SharePoint Saturday Perth event

SharePoint Saturday has reached Australia recently with the efforts of Brian Farnhill and Ben Walters in both Melbourne and Sydney. Jeremy Thake from Perth SharePoint User Group thought it was about time it happened in Perth with the help of other volunteers. The event is provisionally announced for the 6th February 2010, awaiting confirmation from…

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SharePoint 2010 Extravaganza at SBTUG This Wednesday

Craig Bailey’s Sydney Business and Technology User Group has a great line up this week, especially given all the goodness that was revealed at the SharePoint Conference last week. SharePoint 2010 at SBTUG Where: Microsoft, North Ryde When: 6pm, this Wed 28 October What: 2+ hours of SharePoint 2010 goodness Who: Presented by Kathy Hughes,…

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Turning off Proofing and Autocorrect in Word 2007

This is the second time this question has come up in the last week or so, so I thought I’d answer it here. Sometimes, you want to turn off proofing (spelling and grammar checking) and autocorrect in Word, either globally or for some parts of your document (for me, that’s often in code blocks). The…

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Windows Mobile Development – Live Meeting and Competition

Don and Dave have been running Windows Mobile development jumpstart training via Live Meeting along with James McCutcheon. Live Meeting 3 is coming up – Don has more details. In parallel to this, we’ve started the Code Mason’s Guild for mobile developers. Check it out for local initiatives, competitions and developer news. Finally, We’ve just…

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New Aussie Community Blogger

Jake Ginnivan’s been hassling me on and off with difficult VSTO questions for the last year or so. It looks like Jeremy Thake’s finally persuaded him to start blogging. He’s kicked off with the first post in a 2-part series Writing a Facebook event synchroniser for Outlook 2007+ Part 1 Looks good so far. Subscribed.

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TechEd Sessions Posted and some useless Stats

Sessions Posted The first pass of the sessions at have been posted and if you’re a delegate you can login and vote for your favourite sessions (to help us with timetabling and room allocation). Your votes will be automatically migrated to your agenda when we finalise the time and room stuff. If you’re not yet…

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Developer training in Darwin in August

Got a note in may inbox over the weekend announcing some developer training happening in Darwin. I see Dave’s beaten me to it, but I’ll repeat here because I reckon it’s worthwhile encouraging these kinds of things especially in our more … regional … locations. There are four courses being run, some Microsoft Official Curriculum…

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I’m looking for a boss – is it you?

We’re looking for a new Audience Lead at work. You will be managing many of the evangelists (including me) and marketers in DPE. This is a great  job, with great responsibility and frankly we want to ensure we get the right person for the gig. The formal job description can be found here. However, Michael…

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Introduction to VS2010 and Framework 4.0

I had fun last night presenting to the Sydney Business and Technology User Group. We chatted about the productivity improvements that we get as developers and managers from the professional version of Visual Studio and the great enhancements to the platform provided by the new version of the .NET Framework. I’ve posted my slides on…

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TechEd ANZ Call for Content Closed

As I said in my update, we’ve had an overwhelming response to our Call for Content for TechEd Australia and New Zealand. Submissions are now closed and the Track Owners are beavering away making final decisions about which of the huge selection of content they have to choose from they can actually fit into the…

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