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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010/.NET 4 Training Kit Updated

    I’ve been raving about our great Training Kits for a while now (including last week’s post on the updated LightSwitch Training Kit ). Last week we also released the March 2011 version of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit and Training Course . The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: Free training in Sydney May 19-21. Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0

    We’ve got a few seats left for some more great free training in Sydney next week – 19-21 May, this time on VS2010 and .NET 4.0. If you're interested in attending please email Shuk Chan . Begin Length Session Title Day 1 Visual Studio Team System 2010 8:30 AM 30 Registration and Breakfast 9:00 AM 45 Visual...
  • Blog Post: CodeCapmOz April 4-5 – Speakers, Sessions, Social

    CodeCampOz is fast approaching - (4-5 April in Wagga Wagga). Mitch has announced the speakers and sessions , and talked about the important social aspects of CodeCamp , in addition to the obvious technical benefits. Looks like another great CodeCamp! What are you waiting for? Sign up NOW!
  • Blog Post: Ramp yourself up with Ramp Up

    I know, getting training budget is hard at the moment, but you really want to make yourself as employable as possible. Help is at hand (in fact, it’s only a mouse click away). There are, of course, a whole bunch of Virtual Labs you can do (for developers and for infrastructure people ). There’s also...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 certifications demystified

    Still catching up on my blogging, so this one's a little old. The irrepressible Trika blogged about the VS2008 series of certifications and included a bunch of different paths through the tracks based on your current certification status. There's also a link to a Live Meeting webcast about all this stuff...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Training Workshop Recordings on Channel 9

    In September, we recorded the sessions from a full 5-day Visual Studio 2008 Training Workshop. These sessions were delivered by several of the Technical Evangelists on the Visual Studio Rhythm team and Program Managers from the product group. Last week we released the recordings from Day 3. The theme...
  • Blog Post: DotNet-U: Great training you can take and give

    We had the pleasure last week of hosting Doug Turnure , the Developer Evangelist from Atlanta, Georgia. Doug and I started at Microsoft around the same time (I think he pre-dates me by about 6 months) and we've corresponded a few times but this was the first time I'd met him in person. We had a great...
  • Blog Post: (fish)Bowling for TechEd

    Two new videos from the Virtual TechEd FishBowl . While you're at it, check out the BuilderAU video section for even more TechEd goodness. XNA Gaming Tools and Technologies XNA, Microsoft’s latest suite of game creation tools, is composed of industry-leading software, services, resources, and communities...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Developer Readiness for Windows Server 2008

    Anthony Borton just sent me this (I notice it's also on his blog - and Chuck's ) Windows Server 2008 Developer Essentials This two-day technical readiness event is designed to introduce developers to many of the new features of Windows Server 2008. As Microsoft prepares to release the most advanced version...
  • Blog Post: Learning Online with Virtual Labs - Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Virtual Labs

    Today, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Virtual Labs (from the MSDN Suite of Virtual Labs ) What's new in Visual Studio Team System Virtual Lab Express is the fastest and easiest way to test drive Microsoft products and the Virtual Lab environment. These are 30-minute hands-on overviews of some of...
  • Blog Post: Learning Online with Virtual Labs - .NET Framework 3.0 Virtual Labs

    Today, .NET Framework 3.0 Virtual Labs (this time from the MSDN Suite of Virtual Labs ) Windows CardSpace Virtual Labs Core Features of Windows CardSpace Windows Presentation Foundation Virtual Labs Building Windows Presentation Foundation Applications C# Part 1 Building Windows Presentation Foundation...
  • Blog Post: .NET and Win32 Interop - New Toolkit Available

    While I was prepping for some VFP sessions I delivered in Hong Kong last week, I pinged yag for some pointers from his DevCon keynote. In addition to a bunch of great info on Sedna and VFP 9.0 SP2 , he pointed me at a really cool resource - the Microsoft Interop Forms Toolkit 2.0 . This toolkit basically...
  • Blog Post: Juval Lowy does Sydney

    Apart from presenting Readify's WCF Masterclasses in Melbourne (last week) and Sydney (this week), Juval Lowy is doing presenting at both the Sydney .NET User Groups. Tomorrow night (Wed 14th) he's at the Sydney .NET User Group at MS HQ in North Ryde. He'll be presenting Programming Windows Communication...
  • Blog Post: Developer Tools Roadmap - Premier Account Briefing

    Update - Trouble seems to be publishing to FTP sites through my new ISA server at home. Presentation download links below. Yesterday, when I delivered back-to-back Premier Account briefings to around 120 folks, I promised that I'd post the presentation deck here today. The deck is here in PowerPoint...
  • Blog Post: 3 Days Vista Developer Training for AUD200

    Update -You'll need the coupon code, which is VistaTDANZ As part of the Vista Readiness campaign, We're offering 3 days of developer training in Sydney, Melbourne or Auckland. The cost is AUD200 (or NZD230 for Auckland). The information page is here . Although it says you have to be an MS partner...
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