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Australian Government Software Project: How to blow 10 million dollars

Australian Government Software Project: How to blow 10 million dollars

UPDATE: journalist James Robertson mentions this post in his article, “Federal election 2016: Liberal Party company charging taxpayers for ‘antiquated’ software, say experts” in the Sydney Morning Herald. – I hate waste, but while running a software company, I’ve seen plenty of it over the past 20 years. Sometimes an app that could have been […]

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The Microsoft Band 2’s UI vs. Fitbit

Let's do an analysis of the UI differences between the FitBit and the Microsoft Band. Watch out, Microsoft... the FitBit user interface just got better. I last blogged about the Microsoft Band 2 and my wishlist of 25 features. I'm pleased that the team has already fixed 3 features, leaving 22 remaining :-) Everyone in the Cogan household is continuing [...]

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Adam’s 2015 in review

Adam’s 2015 in review

I’ve come to really enjoy writing these end-of-year review posts. I find it’s not until I’m looking back that I realise just how huge a year it’s been, and how much we’ve achieved – and 2015 was no exception! This year SSW doubled our YouTube presence, we’ve kept working and upgrading to the best and […]

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5 things to love about Dynamics CRM 2015

5 things to love about Dynamics CRM 2015

I’ve been meaning to talk about the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 for quite some time now. After implementing it on-premises for several clients and upgrading our own installation, I was thrilled to find that many of the long standing problems I had been raising for years have now been solved. I was also surprised […]

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Aussie Azure – Winning on Visual Studio Online in Australia – I feel the speed

Aussie Azure – Winning on Visual Studio Online in Australia – I feel the speed

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 […]

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This Friday the 19th, come and see what the FireBootCamp graduates have built

This Friday the 19th, come and see what the FireBootCamp graduates have built

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.

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