FranklySpeaking’s Back

Michael Kordahi and I started the FranklySpeaking podcast back in November 2009. We recorded about 75 episodes up to the middle of 2011 and then went quiet with the exception of 2 or 3 false starts (there was other shiny stuff to play with). A couple of months ago we restarted and we’re having a…

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Windows Phone 8 Training Kit Updated

The updated Windows Phone 8 Training Kit is live! http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38782 This kit contains 20 Hands-On Labs and a set of 6 presentations that can be used to drive code camps or for general training purposes. These are great for getting yourself up to speed with some comprehensive training, and they’re also excellent if you’re looking…

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Windows Phone 8 Development Internals book for only $10 - this week only

Just spotted this over on the Microsoft Press blog. This looks like an awesome book and you can have access to bits of it now for $10. If you wait until next week, the price goes up to $20, and it keeps going up as more of the book’s available (although for your $10, you…

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Australian and New Zealand SharePoint Conferences 2012 - Call for Speakers Closes 1 December

The Australian and New Zealand SharePoint Conferences are JUST around the corner. These events are organised by a dedicated group of NZ and AUS Community Leaders and MVP’s – Debbie Ireland, Mark Rhodes, Nick Hadlee, Mark Orange, James Milne and Kathy Hughes.  Once again, the team are organising SharePoint conferences in Australia (Melbourne 20-21 March…

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Cool LightSwitch Extensions from Aussie Developer

Aussie developer Yann Duran has just published his second Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 extension. The Luminous Controls extension is currently a TextBlock and a GroupLayout control. This is the second LightSwitch extension Yann’s published, the first being Luminous Themes. He’s in the process of writing Pro Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Development for Apress with Tim…

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TechEd 2011 Video Encoding Process and Status Update

Update (12 Sep) All of the session videos are now up and the high-quality video files are linked to the thession pages – Step 11 is COMPLETE The encoding process is proceeding apace and last I looked, there are 10 sessions to complete encoding – Step 12 is 93% I now need to a final…

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LightSwitch Beta 2 Download and Training Kit

I’ve been excited by LightSwitch since I first saw it more than 18 months ago and the recent release of the Beta 2 version and the updated Training Kit has just got me more excited. The Training Kit includes the following content: LightSwitch Overview Demo: Introducing Visual Studio LightSwitch Hands-on-lab: Simple Book Store Application Hands-on-lab:…

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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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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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