7 months ago in October 2014, Scott Guthrie announced the long-awaited availability of Microsoft Azure cloud services in Australia. Currently there are two data centers, Sydney and Melbourne. Today, 11th May 2015, sees Visual Studio Online (also known by my clients as VS Online or VSO or TFS Azure) come to our Australian Azure data centers. This is great […]
What a corker this year has been. We’ve had a lot of excitement within SSW. We’ve made a lot of changes, and run a lot of new events, and these things couldn’t have happened without the wonderful people who work with me. I’d like to give you a summary of a few of the cool […]
It’s been 2 months since the newest session of FireBootCamp kicked off in Sydney, and our students have been working hard. I’d like you to come along and see how far the students have come in the last 9 weeks.
Often working from 9 til 9, they have learned the latest technologies and best practices, from ASP.NET MVC to AngularJS and more. They’ve mastered Scrum and learned a lot about the importance of delivering value to the Product Owner in every sprint.
OK it was not a croquembouche, but it was a beautiful website designed and delivered in just 4 weeks. It was designed with enough pizzazz to support a national advertising campaign. At SSW, we love a challenge. Clients give us a chance to flex our creative and problem-solving muscles, and think outside the box to create […]
This Wednesday was an amazing success and I was very proud of the SSW team who put it together. Thank you guys, it was outstanding and a lot of people worked very hard over a 5 day period to make it happen. Firstly ‘thank you’ to everyone who turned up, I appreciate you all being there […]
This year has been a great year for the cloud, for Microsoft, and for SSW customers. We’ve delivered many solutions built on top of Azure, CRM Online, SharePoint Online, and TFS Online – all running on Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure. These solutions work across devices. They are easy to manage – you are set up in […]
Guys, I’m happy to tell you that we have completely redesigned SSW TV and I’d love if you could spare a few moments to take a look! http://tv.ssw.com/ Here are the top 3 changes I think you will like: Quizzes: We wanted to provide more value to the viewer and give them an opportunity to […]
How do we make good Product Owners At my Teched talks this month (Australia and New Zealand) I talked about Product Owners. After my session there were lots of discussion around the Product Owner Scrum role, and what makes a good one. I loved hearing the stories of dysfunction about Product Owners who have not […]
Diagnosing issues with your web app can be one of the most difficult things for developers. Sometimes, the browser just doesn’t show you what you expect. Visual Studio is the best possible IDE to help developers see what’s going on with their code during development, but what about what’s happening in the ASP.NET framework? And […]
Brian Harry recently blogged about some great new features coming in Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 and I want to address the three aspects that affect our customers the most: TFS support for Epics, the new Team Explorer window in Visual Studio, and Cloud Load Testing. 1) TFS Support for Epics Brian […]