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  • Blog Post: The role of an architect in an agile team

    I’ve just come back from Microsoft’s Tech.Ed conferences in Australia and New Zealand, where I presented a session called The role of an architect in an agile team . Thanks to everybody who attended the session, and for the great questions and eval results. If you weren’t able to come...
  • Blog Post: See you at TechEd Australia and New Zealand

    Just a quick post for anyone attending TechEd Australia and/or New Zealand, in the first couple of weeks of September 2009. I’ll be doing two presentations, so please stop by and say hello (and maybe even watch the sessions!). The sessions I’m presenting are: ARC302 – Introducing Enterprise Library 5...
  • Blog Post: Your guided tour of the Microsoft Solutions Development Centre

    When I decided to leave the patterns & practices team to move back to Australia, one of my big concerns was whether I would be able to work on teams with the quality and dedication I experienced on projects such as Enterprise Library. It turned out that my fears were unfounded, as I’ve found myself...
  • Blog Post: Speaking at WDNUG

    It’s been a little while since I’ve presented at a public forum – particularly since I missed TechEd Australia after it clashed with my Great Barrier Reef holiday. However this is all going to change with my next live appearance in the centre of the known universe, Wollongong ! More specifically I’ll...
  • Blog Post: NZ .NET Code Camp

    One more quick ad before I head over to Tech.Ed: I've been invited to talk at the NZ .NET User Group's Code Camp on Sunday 12 August at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Auckland. This is the day before Tech.Ed NZ starts and right next door to the convention centre. I've never been to one of these events before...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed, here I come!

    To continue my recent tradition of attending Tech.Ed in a different region every year, this year I'll be playing on home soil at Tech.Ed Australia (on the Gold Coast, 7-10 August) and Tech.Ed New Zealand (in Auckland, 13-15 August). I'll be presenting on the following relatively predictable (but hopefully...
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Policy Injection Application Block webcast on this week

    Ready to pimp your objects? Make sure you come along to my final webcast as a p&p team member, Introducing the Policy Injection Application Block . It's on this coming Tuesday, May 8th at 1:00pm PDT or 20:00 UTC. Chris Tavares (get a blog!) and Ed Jezierski will be helping out with demos and witty...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 3.0 Drill-Down Webcasts

    Right about the time we released Enterprise Library 3.0, Ed and I presented a webcast that gave a quick tour of all of the new features of the release. We got a lot of attendees, downloads and good feedback, however since we covered so much ground it wasn't possible to go into too much detail on any...
  • Blog Post: "Enterprise Library 3.0 - What's New?" Webcast on tomorrow, March 27th

    We're currently putting the final coat of polish onto Enterprise Library 3.0, and we should have the release out the door right at the start of April. But we wanted to get a head start on the launch party with our first EntLib 3.0 webcast, which is on tomorrow, March 27th at 10am PDT / 17:00 UTC . In...
  • Blog Post: It's Webcast Time!

    We've been in a bit of a webcast drought in p&p for a little while, but we're trying to make some amends over the next couple of months with a number of webcasts about Enterprise Library and Software Factories. Here's the schedule for the first few: Webcast Presenter Date and Time...
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