My 2012 as a Microsoft Regional Director

I’d like to let you know what I’ve been up to this year (next month, I’ll let you know what SSW has achieved). Since my main job is helping companies adopt and deploy Microsoft technologies, my roles at Microsoft are very useful for my customers and staff. As a Microsoft Regional Director and ALM MVP (where […]

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Microsoft is onto something here

Microsoft is onto something here

I’ve just come back from Build 2012 where we have seen the fruits of Microsoft’s work over the last few years being Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and of course most importantly the Surface. I was lucky enough to be in the front row so I got to see things up close. We now have […]

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TFS 2012 RTM to RC – Done

Last weekend, we decided to take the plunge and upgrade our SSW TFS 2012 RC instance to the shiny new TFS 2012 RTM. It was early I know, we considered the risks vs the rewards, made a roll-back plan with HyperV and quickly decided it was worth the effort.  We ploughed ahead with the upgrade […]

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German Cars and User Experience

German Cars and User Experience

Updated August 12, 2015: I bought a Tesla. It has the most enormous touchscreen – no irritating nobs to turn 🙂  G’day Developers! For the last month I was driving through Germany, Italy, Austria and Croatia. I hired 3 different cars. Having mainly driven Toyotas, I was keen on experiencing some variety. The 1st one was […]

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Upgrading TFS 2010 to TFS 2012 RC – Done

Over the weekend, we decided to take the plunge and upgrade the SSW TFS 2010 instance to the shiny new TFS 2012 release candidate. Initially, there was some debate as to whether we should upgrade what is the busiest server in our environment.  One call to Grant Holliday made all the difference and we quickly reached a […]

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Jack Cogan – RIP

Jack Cogan – RIP

1st February 1917 – 4th January 2012 94.9 years Figure: Jack Cogan’s British Passport Yesterday, 2 significant events occurred: · my eldest girl Eve, had her 10th birthday · my dad died at 94 The one thing I am most thankful for is that my dad still stayed himself, right to the end. He still […]

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Juval Löwy visits SSW

Juval Löwy came to visit us at SSW last week to present an Architects Masterclass. He covered the Service-Oriented Development process and WCF and treated the attendees to some enthusiastic opinions on software development architecture. Cheers, @AdamCogan

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