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Issues With The Tool-First Approach to Technical Presentations

If you scan the events calendar of your local Microsoft-related user groups and conventions there’s a pretty good chance that a large proportion of the presentations involve one of the following scenarios: A rundown of all the cool features in a product or tool A demonstration of a subset of a product or tool’s features, […]

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The Many Faces of Workflow

As previously mentioned, I spoke at the Perth leg of this year’s SharePoint Saturday. The slides I used during the presentation are below: Perth SharePoint Saturday 2011: The Many Faces of Workflow from Garry Stewart I had originally intended to present a light overview of what Business Process Management is, list some of the tools […]

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Perth SharePoint Saturday 2011

So it’s getting near that time of year when SharePoint Saturday pays a trip to sleepy old Perth. Sezai Komur and Brian Farnhill are running the event this year, which will take place on the 9th of April. The first round of speakers has already been announced. If you peruse the list carefully enough you’ll […]

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Perth Alt.Net Talk: Does the world end if you stop using Visual Studio?

After hearing so many developers complain that they wouldn’t be able to code without Visual Studio/Resharper/CodeRush/Intellisense/Source Control IDE Integration/WYSIWYG editors/<Insert Random Tool Here /> , I thought it would be useful to find out how dependent I was on similar tooling. Do I honestly need all the features offered by a “modern” IDE? Are these […]

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