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…


SwitchedOn LightSwitch and Azure briefings for Wellington and Auckland

I thought I was 33% of the way into the SwitchedOn briefings for LightSwitch and Azure, but today I found out that I’m only 25% through. New cities, Wellington and Auckland have been added to the event, and I’m looking forward to seeing my Kiwi mates and having them commiserate with me about our Rugby…


Free SharePoint Development Training in SYD, MEL, ADL, PER, CBR, BNE in March and April

Community stalwart, MVP and Regional Director Adam Cogan is running SharePoint 2010 developer training around the country at the end of this month (and the beginning of next). From their newsletter: In this FREE 3 hour session, you will learn why Team Foundation Server 2010 (TFS) is the fully integrated solution to manage projects, giving…


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…

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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…


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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