Jun 22
Microsoft CXO Summit 2017 Videos

Just a whole bunch of videos just was added to my 'to watch list'!

Check out the CXO Summit 2017 Videos at http://videos.microsoft.com/2017-cxo-summit/

"The CXO Summit is designed to provide you with the latest technology solutions and resources you'll need to lead your organization through the important transition into the fourth industrial revolution, including ways to remain competitive in a changing landscape around the four main pillars of digital transformation"

At the summit in the videos, you will learn:

  • How to Engage Your Customers to enhance the customer experience
  • How to Empower Your Employees to establish a culture of collaboration to drive productivity
  • How to Optimize Your Operations to improve bottom-line and market performance
  • How to Transform Your Products to accelerate innovation and value differentiation

 Very much worth checking out!

Jun 21
The Digital Workplace Conference

Logo The Digital Workplace Conference Australia

This year the DWC-AU Conference (Formally known as the Australia SharePoint Conference) is being held in Sydney on the 23rd & 24th of August.

More information can be found at their website at http://www.dwcau.com.au/

Jun 21
Office 365 Adelaide–August 5

That's right, Office 365 Adelaide is taking place this year on Saturday, August 5th!

The website is located at http://o365saturdayaustralia.com/adelaide-2/

Be sure to sign up to the newsletter and keep checking back for more updates as they come to hand!

Jun 21
Adelaide SharePoint User Group–July 2017 Early Bird registration

Thanks to everyone who could attend yesterdays meet up, was great to catch up!

The next meet up of the Adelaide SharePoint User Group is on Tuesday, the 18th of July 2017.

Early Bird registration can be found at - https://aspug18072017.eventbrite.com.au

If you would like to sign up to our mailing list, please click here.

Adelaide SharePoint User Group website – http://www.aspug.org.au/

See you at next months meet up!

Jun 18
Adelaide SharePoint User Group – June 2017 Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations,

At this month's Adelaide SharePoint User Group meeting, we will be recapping the highlights of the SharePoint Virtual Summit which took place online, on May 16th, 2017 and taking a look at SharePoint and how it integrates with Yammer, Microsoft Teams, PowerApps and Flow!

You can register for this month's meeting at https://aspug20062017.eventbrite.com.au

We hope to see you at this months meeting!

-Adelaide SharePoint User Group Team

June Meeting information

At this month's meeting, we will be taking at the highlights and recap the SharePoint Virtual Summit looking at SharePoint and how it integrates with Yammer, Microsoft Teams, PowerApps and Flow!

You can register for this month's meeting at https://aspug20062017.eventbrite.com.au

The agenda for this month's activities are:

  • 3:30PM – Arrive, Relax, Network and enjoy some pizza!
  • 4:00PM – Welcome, Introductions, Australian Computer Society – Daniel Brown
  • 4:15PM – SharePoint Virtual Summit Recap – Daniel Brown
  • 4:55PM – Meeting Close - SharePoint Forum, Questions & Door Prize

Digital Workplace Conference

DWCAU is fast approaching!

Previously known as the SharePoint Conference, this event is the 8th annual event held by ShareThePoint Ltd!

This year's conference will be held over two days, 23-24 August 2017 at The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61 Phillip Street, Sydney.

More information, agenda and session details can be found at http://www.dwcau.com.au/

NDC Sydney

From 14-18 August 2017 at the Hilton Sydney will host the first ever NDC in Australia.

NDC Sydney will have the same format as its European sisters NDC Oslo and NDC London with 2 days of workshops and 2 days of conference sessions.

More information can be found at http://ndcsydney.com

Resources

Some handy resources from the past month:

Office 365 Developer Podcasts

A great resource is the Office 365 Developer Podcast show presented by Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates.

You can check out the site and the podcast at https://dev.office.com/podcasts

Visual Studio Dev Essentials

Visual Studio Dev Essentials is a new, free program that brings together everything developers need to create applications on any device or operating system including Visual Studio Community and Visual Studio Code, and the free tier of Visual Studio Team Services. Dev Essentials adds priority forum support, training services from Pluralsight, Wintellect, and Xamarin, and—something that many have asked for—monthly credits to use in Azure. You can find all the details on https://www.visualstudio.com/products/free-developer-offers-vs

 

User Group Sponsors

The Adelaide SharePoint User Group would like to welcome two new well known and trusted identifies as official sponsors of the Adelaide SharePoint User Group, JetBrains and Telerik and thank them frothier support of the user group!

Websites

Check out our website at http://www.aspug.org.au/

We also have a number of Social Media platforms:

List Management

Feel free to forward these emails to others who may be interested in the Adelaide SharePoint User Group. If they wish to receive emails directly about the Adelaide SharePoint User Group, they should send a message to me at the address below.

If you would like to include meeting details in your works internal newsletter, please also feel free to do so.

We are in the process of setting up a facility for companies who which to include meeting details can be notified by an automated system. If you would like to participate, please contact Daniel Brown (daniel@danielbrown.id.au).

Feedback

Please let us know if you have any feedback on how we can improve the user group. Also, if you would like to present to the group on your experiences with SharePoint, just let us know. I can be contacted at daniel@danielbrown.id.au or by visiting http://www.aspug.org.au.

May 24
Adelaide .NET User Group June meeting – Xamarin Deep Dive

The next meeting of ADNUG will be held on Wednesday, 14th June 5.30pm at Marcellina Adelaide (273 Hindley St).

Register now at https://www.meetup.com/Adelaide-dotNET/events/240131745/

Xamarin Forms Deep Dive

Xamarin Forms is a framework that allows developers to easily create cross platform production ready apps. Sean will take you through the process of creating an application using Xamarin Forms with the backend of Azure Cosmos DB.
Recently at the Build developer conference, Microsoft announced some great improvements to the Xamarin platform including Xamarin Live Player - a new way continuously deploy and debug application directly on iOS and Android. Sean will show you how easy it is to set up Xamarin Live Player, allowing you to easily view your UI changes without the annoyance of having to rebuild and redeploy to your device.

About Sean

A passionate developer who enjoys working with the latest .NET technologies. Sean currently works as a Senior Software Developer at Planet Software developing applications for universities including the use of WPF and Xamarin

Agenda

5.30pm - Welcome and What's New
5.45pm - Xamarin Forms
6.45pm - Pizza
7pm - Networking
7.30pm - Close

Cost: $10

Apr 17
[ASPUG] Adelaide SharePoint User Group April Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations,

Due to our meeting landing on the day after the Easter long weekend, we have decided not to have a user group meeting this month and will resume our meetings on May 16th, 2017.

Early bird registration for our May meeting can be found here.

We do apologies for the late notice but we look forward to seeing you next month. Stay tuned!

-Adelaide SharePoint User Group Team

SharePoint Virtual Summit

At this year’s SharePoint Virtual Summit—a free, online event on May 16, 2017—you’ll learn how to create a connected workplace in Office 365 with OneDrive and SharePoint and integrated with Yammer, Microsoft Teams, Windows, PowerApps and Microsoft Flow.

More information can be found at: https://blogs.office.com/2017/03/21/announcing-the-sharepoint-virtual-summit/

Booking details for this free event can be found at: https://resources.office.com/ww-landing-sharepoint-virtual-summit-2017

Digital Workplace Conference

The conference will be held over two days, 23-24 August 2017 at The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61 Phillip Street, Sydney.

More information and details can be found at http://www.dwcau.com.au/

NDC Sydney

From 14-18 August 2017 at the Hilton Sydney will host the first ever NDC in Australia.

NDC Sydney will have the same format as its European sisters NDC Oslo and NDC London with 2 days of workshops and 2 days of conference sessions.

More information can be found at http://ndcsydney.com

Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Ignite has wrapped up for this year at the Gold Coast.

You can view all the Microsoft Ignite 2017 sessions and more at https://msftignite.com.au/

Recommended Watching:

More information can be found at https://msftignite.com.au/

Office 365 Developer Podcasts

A great resource is the Office 365 Developer Podcast show presented by Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates.

A particular episode of note is Episode 117 with Jeremy Thake on Microsoft Teams and extensibility - https://blogs.office.com/2017/02/09/episode-117-jeremy-thake-microsoft-teams-extensibility-office-365-developer-podcast/

In episode 117 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates are joined by Jeremy Thake to discuss Microsoft Teams and extensibility.

You can check out the site and the podcast at https://dev.office.com/podcasts

Visual Studio Dev Essentials

Visual Studio Dev Essentials is a new, free program that brings together everything developers need to create applications on any device or operating system including Visual Studio Community and Visual Studio Code, and the free tier of Visual Studio Team Services. Dev Essentials adds priority forum support, training services from Pluralsight, Wintellect, and Xamarin, and—something that many have asked for—monthly credits to use in Azure. You can find all the details on https://www.visualstudio.com/products/free-developer-offers-vs

User Group Sponsors

The Adelaide SharePoint User Group would like to welcome two new well known and trusted identifies as official sponsors of the Adelaide SharePoint User Group, JetBrains and Telerik and thank them frothier support of the user group!

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Website

Check out our website at http://www.aspug.org.au/

We also have a number of Social Media platforms:

List Management

Feel free to forward these emails to others who may be interested in the Adelaide SharePoint User Group. If they wish to receive emails directly about the Adelaide SharePoint User Group, they should send a message to me at the address below.

If you would like to include meeting details in your works internal newsletter, please also feel free to do so.

Feedback

Please let us know if you have any feedback on how we can improve the user group. Also, if you would like to present to the group on your experiences with SharePoint, just let us know. I can be contacted at daniel@danielbrown.id.au or by visiting http://www.aspug.org.au.

Apr 11
A trip down memory lane

Well... did not expect to be doing this this morning!

Visual Studio 6.0 being installed on Windows Server 2008!

The project which requires this… will be meet the 21st century by the end of today!

Apr 10
Family Tree Maker Plugin API notes

Just a couple of notes about potential improvements to the Family Tree Maker 2014.1+ Plugin API

As a couple of you know by now, I've been doing the family tree for some time now, having located the 'main' arm of the family (we are the 'lost' arm) and have written a plugin for FTM... Anniversary Exporter, as well as some others, such as this WCF Service Proof of Concept. Oh and let's not forget the Visual Studio project templates for all versions!)

Now, while The Software MacKiev Company (New owners of FTM) all seems too keen to promote the other plugins, they are not so keen to promote mine, I think given the type/size of the plugin… which hurts a little, considering I have worked at this from scratch… in a time where there was no documentation (and still isn't) and everything had to be learned the hard way to create plugins.

So a couple of thoughts about improvements they could make to help developing plugins are more robust experience.

  • Start Up plugins – Plugins which are loaded during start up or opening of a tree – Currently they are only loaded when you go to the menu and the only type which is 'allowed' is a "Export Type" plugin.
  • Non File Export Plugins – While these are currently supported, all they do is show up in the Plugin Manager, there is no entry point to execute. With an entry point, we do not have to use the File Export plugin interface
  • Documentation – There is nothing… I spent hours on the phone in the middle of the night to Ancestry (when they owned it) to try and convince them to A. Write some documentation and B. Release it. Documentation will vastly help.
Apr 09
Visual Studio–Family Tree Maker Plugin Templates

Well I’ve been at it again… this time creating new Visual Studio templates for Family Tree Maker... Keeping up to date!

But a quick look at my Visual Studio ‘New Project Window’

As you can see, I have developed Visual Studio Project templates for Family Tree Maker 2014 and 2014.1 which allows quick and easy creation o Family Tree Maker Plugins!

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Note… The normal “Plugin” and not the “File Export Plug” while it will show in FTM’s Plugin manager, it will not have a entry point.

(HACK: You can put things in when FTM tries to get the name of the plugin, but the user will need to go to the plugin manager window first, before you plugin will run and you will not get access to the data source for the tree either).

 

-DB

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