Monday, February 08, 2010


SSW TFS and SharePoint Event: Perth

If you haven’t seen it already, SSW are running a nationwide TFS and SharePoint 2010 event that lands in Perth Weds, March 3rd.

Session 1 (9am – 1pm): Team Foundation Server 2010

Team Foundation Server 2010 (TFS) for Successful Project Management

  • How to successfully gather requirements with User stories
  • The right way to use work items
  • The way to complete a work items and send a 'done'
  • How to use templates for your standard work items
  • The extra work items that developers always forget
  • What is good and bad about Excel and Project integration
  • What you can use from the built in reporting as well as the Project portals available from the SharePoint dashboard
  • The important reports to give your Project Manager
  • Visual Studio 2010 Team System - An Overview. Visual Studio 2010 Testing with Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 - the life of a bug

  • What the new features for testers and developers
  • How you now care - even if the tester can't reproduce the bug
  • How to stop struggling to find the source of the bug in your code
  • How can you streamline the testing process and make sure you don't repeat the same bugs
  • How to automate more and reproduce bugs easier and discover problems sooner.
  • Session 2 (2pm - 6pm): SharePoint 2010

    What's new in SharePoint 2010

  • UX support for Silverlight and Ajax
  • Their Web Content Management System
  • Digital Asset Management System (for videos)
  • Visual Studio 2010 tools for SharePoint 2010
  • Developer Platform
  • Office 2010 integration
  • RESTful Web API
  • Tagging and Rating
  • Something About Mary (SharePoint and Office 2010)

  • Using SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 together
  • Where it fits with other important Microsoft products like CRM 4 and TFS
  • Examples of how Word and Excel can be integrated into business processes (separate from SharePoint)
  • Examples of how Word, Excel, PowerPoint can be combined with SharePoint to improve visibility/searchability/versioning across the company
  • Overview of how data can be synchronized between SharePoint and external data sources (eg using Access and Excel)
  • Overview of what 'workflow' (really!) means
  • How Office can be incorporated into company workflows with SharePoint
  • Extending SharePoint with Office SharePoint Designer 2010 (free!)
  • Where VBA and VSTO fit in terms of how solutions can be developed
  • Examples of other interesting Office/SharePoint integrations (eg the the Atlassian SharePoint Connector and Atlassian Office Connector)
  • The cost of this 1 day only event is $110 per session or $190 for both. You can book a place at the above link.

    Both sessions will be presented by Adam Cogan, who is the Chief Architect at SSW and one of only 3 Microsoft Regional Directors in Australia. I have seen Adam present several times and his delivery is always very good.


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