Adam Cogan interviews Microsoft Regional Director Patrick Hynds on what he thinks is the future of Microsoft technologies.
In this video, they look at:
- The Surface
- Silverlight as a contingency platform
Marlon Marescia sits down with Daniel Keegan of Mindjet to discuss how to make your team more productive with SharePoint using Mindjet
SharePoint is Microsoft’s fastest growing server product in the company’s history. Microsoft claims that 80 % of Fortune 500 companies are using SharePoint.
With so many end users moving on the platform IT managers are having issues with user adoption. It is a real issue many companies are struggling with.
Daniel Keegan from Mindjet sits with Marlon Marescia to discuss these issues and how Mindjet can help user adoption around:
- Brainstorming and ideation
- Project management
If you want to make it even easier for your end users to find the right information quickly in SharePoint you don’t want to miss this demo.
SSW was very proud to deliver Event Cinemas new website. They are Australia’s leading cinema chain.
In this video, see a client who was new to Scrum deal with estimating “Business Value” for the first time.
See at the end how the Product Owner can order the backlog by ROI, which is awesome.
Mr Windows Phone
Adam Stephensen was joined by Windows Phone Developer Evangelist Dave Glover from Microsoft to talk about Windows Phone 8 development.
They look at how far Windows Phone has come since the release of Windows Phone 7, how it is tracking against its competitors, where it fits into the market, and the opportunities Dave sees for developers in the Windows Phone Marketplace.
In this video, they discuss:
- The range of hardware running the platform
- Key apps for the platform
- How it’s easier to build apps for Windows Phone than any other platform
- What’s new in Windows Phone 8
- How to get your app noticed on the Marketplace
SSW TV are proud sponsors of the Developer Developer Developer conference held twice a year in Sydney and Brisbane.
Here is Mehdi Khalili’s presentation from the 2012 DDD event in Sydney:
Many teams try Automated UI Testing and many fail. Automated UI Testing is hard: the tests take a lot of time to write and tend to be brittle and hard to maintain.
In this session, Mehdi Khalili will provide you with some practical advice on how to and how not to write your tests, introducing you to some UI testing ideas, patterns and frameworks that will help you write your tests faster while making them less brittle and easier to maintain.
This is an action packed video for testing enthusiasts.
Ruler of Search
In SharePoint Server 2013, see how Search has been significantly improved and enhanced. Now you get one true great search to rule them all. (FAST Search and SharePoint Search was rolled into one)
This interview is a detailed version of Sezai Komur’s (SharePoint MVP) presentation he gave at this years Share the Point conference in Sydney.
See Sezai demo and detail the new great functionality you now have in Search. He starts with what’s new and dives into what to do to make the best use of Search in the platform. You will love the deep dive at the end. There are some truly exciting capabilities that Sezai shows off in his demos.
Mr. Windows Phone
Want to develop your apps for mobile devices? You’ll need to install the right tools to get the job done. Visual Studio 2012 offers a powerful development environment to build great apps quickly. There are valuable 3rd party tools that you will need too.
Once you have the tools and you’re sold on the opportunity…What’s next?
Your time is a valuable asset so come and hear Nick explain how to:
- design for Windows Phone 8 Apps
- consider the differences between the phone and the desktop
- maximize code reuse between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8
- jump over the XAML for Windows Phone hurdles
- work the Windows Store
- what 3rd party tools you will need?
- what’s in the Windows Phone Software Development Kit (SDK)
- what’s involved in starting with Xamarin? (aka creating iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#)
Mr Ship It
Ryan Cromwell, a Scrum.org trainer and Microsoft ALM MVP, joins Adam Cogan to talk about his new Release Cadence Report
From Ryan’s Release Cadence Report website:
What is Release Cadence?
Release Cadence refers to the rhythm or cadence of a development organization’s ability and actual deployment of software. Traditionally, development organizations have employed long periods of time between software deployments for various reasons. In recent years, we’ve seen examples of development organizations leveraging different, often very frequent, deployment cadences as a competitive advantage. The question becomes, what is appropriate for your organization?
We already know that some big companies are already doing Continuous Delivery. Companies such as facebook, flikr, etsy and of course tfs.microsoft.com are doing it. Are you?
Watch the video to see Ryan explain what the report is about. You can also take part in the survey
SSW’s Adam Stephensen (Solution Architect) is joined by Peter Gfader to talk about Clean Code, testing and continuous improvement
Peter Gfader is an Agile Enthusiast and aspiring Software Craftsman who likes Clean Code and is a strong believer in improving in baby steps.
In this video, Peter discusses Clean Code development and how it raises software quality, increases maintainability and reduces the overall cost of a project.
SSW’s Adam Stephensen is joined by Microsoft MVP and Pluralsight Author John Papa to explore building great web user experiences with Single Page Applications.