Yearly Archives: 2019

I like big bots and I cannot lie… 5 simple ways bots should be answering questions for your business

I like big bots and I cannot lie… 5 simple ways bots should be answering questions for your business

Bots used to be very expensive to build. Now with Microsoft and Google offering nice bot development platforms, businesses are building bots in days. At SSW we have built bots on both platforms and discovered their differences, worked out the pros and cons, and some best practices for developing on these platforms. Regardless of the […]

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China: Coming to a Town Near You

China: Coming to a Town Near You

I’ve been interested in China for over 2 decades. I’ve always been impressed with the way the Chinese have developed their own digital eco-system following the introduction of the Great Firewall of China in 2009. Since that fateful year, 2009, China, in its own technosphere, has evolved into one of the world’s leading digital economies. […]

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Azure DevOps wishlist: auto-tagging Project Languages & Technologies

Azure DevOps wishlist: auto-tagging Project Languages & Technologies

Say your project is basically a Vue.js, .NET Core 2.1, Azure Logic Apps and Azure AKS. I think it would be wonderful to see that straight away in the tags.

Some NuGet packages are important. e.g. Entity Framework or Azure Table Storage. These tell you a bit about the project before you even have a look at it. An amazing feature would be to improve the Auto Tag feature (for both products).

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Adam’s 2018 in review

Adam’s 2018 in review

2018 was a whirlwind year and one that I’m very proud of. It’s fun to look back on and share with you all. This year SSW launched 2 new user groups, hit our highest utilisation rates for client bookings, and ran dozens of sold-out training courses around Australia.

On a more personal level, I was lucky enough to be renewed as a Microsoft MVP for more than the 15th time, presented at a bunch of conferences, both in Australia and abroad, and spent several months living and working in Hangzhou, China with my little one, Ruby. Then, the whole family joined me at the end of the year in December.

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