WOW! It’s the Technology of TechEd Track

Following Kleefy’s not so unexpected announcement, I’ve taken over the Technology of TechEd Track for this year’s TechEd Australia event. Here’s the spiel that I wrote for the track. Come on a journey behind the scenes at Tech•Ed. This track will take you end-to-end in the technology deployed to make the event the showcase it…

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The Portal is Dead! Long Live the Portal!

I had a great time presenting at the Perth SharePoint User Group last Tuesday. I’ve uploaded my deck to my SkyDrive if you’re interested. The session talked about surfacing relevant information in the context in which it’s needed. The example I gave is of a sales person who gets an email from a customer requesting…

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Content when you need it – Great training kits available

I went to see the clever folk at Vivid Group yesterday. Being clever, they’ve already established an internal user group of sorts, but they’re often looking for compelling content to deliver. Fortunately, I was able to point them to some great resources. The various Visual Studio Training Kits provide content in the form of presentations,…

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OBA Sample Application Kits Release to Web

The VSTO team have been hard at work both with their work on .NET3.5SP1 and on other things to enhance your VSTO development experience. recently, they released a series of OBA Sample Application Kits. Christin Boyd blogged about them on the VSTO team blog, as did Erika. If you’re looking for guidance on how to…

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S+S Blueprint for Outlook

From Khawar Ahmed on the OBA Blog: One of the OBA related news at TechEd Developer Barcelona was about the availability of S+S BluePrints. These are open source frameworks designed to make it easier to build S+S applications. These frameworks include source code, guidance, structured step-by-step workflow and tools delivered within Visual Studio and can…

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MapPoint Web Services (and SQL 2k8 Spatial) Presentation for GITA

I’m in Perth as a result of GITA inviting me to speak at their Seminar and Workshops. I presented on MapPoint Web Services and showed a sneak peek of SQL Server 2008’s Spatial capabilities (here’s another white paper). My slides are available here. The demo app I showed is here. (Don’t forget about the bug…

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

26-Sep Updated table formatting “If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants” Isaac Newton 1676* As a Developer Evangelist, I’m often talking about the value of “the Platform” and sometimes it takes a little while for people to see that value. I like to tell a story…

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Office DevCons – Sydney (November 3-4) and San Jose (February 10-13)

As I posted previously, Grahame Seach is pulling together the community Office DevCon in Sydney this November (3-4). The website is now live with the list of 29 sessions and speakers, information about the conference and the facilities, as well as a registration link. Sign Up Now!   There’s also another Office Developer event on…

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More Great .NET 3.0 Training in Australia

I just got this note from Faith Rees about some exciting .NET 3.0 training being conducted by our partner, Readify. Contact them directly for more info. Juval Lowy’s Windows Communication Foundation MasterClass– Registrations close 21 September Juval Lowy is returning to Australia by popular demand to deliver his best-of-breed WCF Master Class from 15-19 October…

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ViaWindowsLive.com – for Windows Live Developers

Tatham and Dr Neil alluded to it in their fishbowl interview, and now Anna’s been plugging it too. From the developers of ViaVirtualEarth, there’s a new site for Windows Live developers. Check out the plethora of topics on the nav bar:

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