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  • Blog Post: Adelaide Bank - Enterprise Architecture and Motion

    We were fortunate enough to have Glenn Smyth, Chief Architect of Adelaide Bank present at the Canberra Architect Council last week. Many folks that have been around the traps in Canberra for a number of years will know Glenn from his days at ATO and also DEWR. He is a great presenter and a colourful...
  • Blog Post: Canberra Architect Council - Dr. Don Ferguson

    Last week we were fortunate to have Dr. Don Ferguson in Australia. Don is a Microsoft Technical fellow and fairly new to Microsoft after many years at big blue. During this time he visited Canberra and presented at the Canberra Architect Council and shared some interesting thoughts on SOA, ESBs, Web...
  • Blog Post: Next meeting of the Canberra VSTS User Group

    Hi there, it’s that time of the month again. The next breakfast meeting has a changed date of Tuesday 27 th Feb at 8:00am to 9:30am . We had to move because the SharePoint user group were meeting at the same time – oops. Thank you to all for registering and attending last month’s Canberra VSTS User Group...
  • Blog Post: Register for the first Canberra VSTS user group meeting!

    The inaugural meeting is on Wednesday 24 th January at 8:00am to 9:30am WHERE: Microsoft Canberra Level 2, 44 Sydney Ave Barton ACT The topics for the first meeting are · Migrating from VSS to TFS ( Andrew Lynes based on experiences at DEWR) · Source Code Control – Approaches to branching...
  • Blog Post: Canberra Architect Council - Software as a Service

    Yesterday my colleague, Nigel came to Canberra to present at the Canberra Architect Council. The topic was "Software as a Service – Catching the Long Tail". I have seen the presentation before but the interesting thing about this delivery was that it was to a public sector audience. Is SaaS even relevant...
  • Blog Post: Launching the Canberra Visual Studio Team System user group!

    There's quite a few Canberra based organisations and folks really using Team System in anger to support their software development lifecycle. Many are at different stages of the journey but there is certainly a great opportunity to share some of the experiences and ideas. In the past few weeks I've...
  • Blog Post: Informa SOA conference

    Last week I attended the Informa Service Oriented Architecture. In addition to presenting, I also had the pleasure of chairing the second day of the conference which basically involved introducing the day, keeping the other speakers to the scheduled time and most interesting was moderating the panel...
  • Blog Post: CardSpace / Identity Metasystem Resources

    Today I had the opportunity to present to a large group of folks from some of the government agencies based here in Canberra on one of my favourite topics -CardSpace and the Identity Metasystem! Of course, CardSpace addresses the problem of storing those passwords in odd places But this topic...
  • Blog Post: Ron Jacobs - Patterns and Anti-Patterns for Service Oriented Architectures

    Last Wednesday, 30th August we ran a Technical Architecure briefing at the Canberra Microsoft office. Ron Jacobs from the Architecture Strategy Team based in Redmond did an excellent presentation on Patterns and Anti-Patterns for Service-Oriented Architectures. You can find the slides from Ron...
  • Blog Post: Heterogeneity Happens!

    The week before last I had the opportunity to travel to Auckland to present at Tech Ed NZ on the Microsoft interoperability story. I know it seems like ages ago, but some folks have asked for a copy of the presentation. You can find the slides “Heterogeneity Happens! Microsoft and Interoperability” here...
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