Resources from Previous Meetings
This is our archive of past meeting materials where the speakers have made them available to us. Not all speakers are able to do so.
February 2012 - Damian Brady, SSW
From Desktop to Everywhere with ASP.NET MVC 3 and 4
Follow Damian on Twitter @damovisa or his blog at http://www.damianbrady.com.au/.
October 2011 - Anthony Borton, Enhance ALM
What's new in Visual Studio ALM vNext?
All of the demo scripts used by Anthony are available in a Hyper-V virtual machine containing Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview ALM. Detailed instructions for downloading the VM as well as 6 hands-on-labs are available on Brian Keller's blog post Visual Studio 11 Application Lifecycle Management Virtual Machine and Hands-on-Labs / Demo Scripts.
September 2011 - Bronwen Zande & John O'Brien, Soul Solutions :
Kinecting The Dots - Developing with the Kinect SDK
John and Bronwen have a blog post listing links to their Favourite Kinect SDK resources. Channel9 also has a video of their DEV202 session at Tech.Ed Australia 2011.
September 2011 - Patrick Klug, Novamind :
A brief showcase of some fun WPF animations
Patrick has written a post containing resources from his presentation about WPF Animations, on his blog.
July 2011 - Brendan Kowitz :
Building Windows Phone 7 Apps for the Enterprise
See Brendan's blog post, which contains some screen casts.
June 2011 - Leon Bambrick & Joseph Cooney :
Asp.net MVC 3 -- "Third time's a charm"
References from this talk are available on Leon's blog post, MVC 3, "Third Times a Charm" references.
May 2011 - Joel Pobar :
high performance, high throughput .NET
For further info contact Joel via his blog, Joel Pobar's Weblog.
Damian Maclennan : Turbo charging Coded UI Tests in Visual Studio 2010
Damian's code is available on Bitbucket.
Andrew Coates : LightSwitch
At the time of this presentation, LightSwitch is in Beta 2. Get the latest info from the MSDN LightSwitch Developer Center.
March 2011 - Bronwen Zande and John O'Brien, Soul Solutions :
Using .Net tools to visualise natural disasters
John and Bronwen have made a blog post containing the slides from this Natural Disasters presentation plus a list of links to all the resources mentioned in their talk.
February 2011 - Sly Gryphon, Readify :
Web sign in with Windows Identity Foundation
For further info contact Sly via his blog, Software / Wetware.
December 2010 - Peter Ward, WARDY IT Solutions :
A Quick Look at SQL Server Denali
Peter demonstrated CTP1 of SQL Server Denali.
November 2010 - Miguel Madero, Readify :
Productivity Tools and Techniques for Silverlight
Miguel's code, ppt and script are avaliable on BitBucket. More Silverlight info on Miguel's blog at www.miguelmadero.com.
The PPT Presentation
is also available on SlideShare. Take particular note of the final slide which is a list of links to obtain each of the tools he demonstrated.
September 2010 - Joseph Cooney : Hidden Gems of the Windows Operating System for Developers
Joseph's slides are avaliable from his blog at JCooney.NET. Code will follow shortly.
July 2010 - Steven Nagy : An Evening In The Cloud
PPT slides avaliable from Steve's Azure Blog at www.snagy.name.
June 2010 - Anthony Borton : A look at Lab Management using VS2010
Watch Anthony's Blog at www.myvstsblog.com.
May 2010 - Dave Thomas : Why Real Developers Embrace Functional Programming and NoSQL Data - Confessions of an Object'holic' and Statefull Sinner
Watch the YOW! Night's web page for a link to Dave's pptx.
May 2010 - Andrew Coates : Code Faster, Code Better with Visual Studio 2010
Here's Andrew's pptx of VS2010 Tips and Tricks.
Hear more from Andrew in his regular podcast FranklySpeaking.
April 2010 - Paul Stovell : Aspect Oriented Programming
Watch Paul's Blog.
April 2010 - Solon Edmunds : Experiences with Agile
Contact Solon via Keen Media.
March 2010 - Many thanks to Dave Glover & Andrew Coates for their overview of Windows Phone, Windows 7 and Office 2010.
February 2010 Australian Launch of Windows Azure
David Lemphers took us through the code and slides from his PDC09 Session.
February 2010 - Joel Pobar : Visualisations of myschool.edu.au data
Joel's use of F# is well documented on his excellent blog post: Relating Disparate Datasets.
February 2010 - Robert Crago, Revelation Computing :
An Introduction to WPF 3D
Robert has made available his PowerPoint slides and three example projects.
December 2009 - John O'Brien and Bronwen Zande, Soul Solutions :
Data Visualisation with Silverlight 3
See the Soul Solutions Blog for more adventures with Data Visualisation, Silverlight, Bing Maps and Live Services.
November 2009 - Peter Ward, Wardy IT :
If only they taught SQL Server in Kindergarten…
Peter has made available his slides (pdf, 1.3mb) and sample scripts (zip, 5.5kb) used in his presentation to QMSDNUG.
October 2009 - Neil Macdonald, David Sinnathamby and Patrick Nolan from TechnologyOne Plus: Real World WPF
Patrick has supplied a solution file containing the code used in his presentation to QMSDNUG, available here... TechOneWPF.zip.
Patrick advises that you will also need to install Actipro and Devexpress to run.
October 2009 - Bill Chesnut: the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) 2.0 Toolkit. The toolkit is available for download from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bc86cf1e-ef29-4b19-95f7-388f64555090.
September 2009 - Joel Pobar: Big Algorithms Made Easy with Microsoft's F#
Joel has an excellent blog post, Why F#? (TechEd '09 DEV450) with links to the source code and the PPT slides used in his presentation to QMSDNUG.
August 2009 - Adam Cogan: Team Foundation Server (TFS) for Successful Project Management
July 2009 -
Anthony Borton, EnhanceALM: Eliminating No-repro Bugs,
Scott Barnes, Microsoft: What Just Happened to Silverlight & Expression!.
June 2009 - Michael O'Dea-Jones: WCF: Configuring the b*stard!
May 2009 - Adam Cogan: SharePoint - Follow the yellow brick road to public web sites
April 2009 - Rhys Parry: LINQ - Language Integrated Query. See Rhys' blog post, his slides and the Live Meeting recording.
March 2009 - Joseph Cooney: Building a Project Kiosk in your Lunch Break using WPF | Silverlight
See our LiveMeeting recording and Joseph's Blog post containing PPT slides and code.
February 2009 - John O'Brien & Bronwen Zande: Windows Azure: A developers introduction to coding in the cloud
Blog Post here and resources here
December 2008 - Anthony Borton: A Lap Around Visual Studio Team System 2010
November 2008 - Paul Stovell: Rich Client Pattern Safari
Paul blogged the links, slide deck and code samples here:
November 2008 - Steve Ballmer: Software plus Services
Missed Steve Ballmer LIVE on LIBERATION DAY? Watch him here. Also visit microsoft.com.au/powertodevelopers.
September 2008 - Ashley Hubbard, Catalyticsoft:
Building a Line of Business Silverlight Application in under 5 minutes
Powerpoint slides here.
August 2008 - Andrew McGrath, McSoft: Visual Web GUI
Zijian Huang, Mincom: An introduction to the SymcML .NET API
July 2008 - Patrick Klug, NovaMind Software: Real World WPF
Patrick has published an article on codeproject which explains the topic of WPF Commands in detail.
June 2008 - Joseph Cooney: Silverlight 2.0 vs WPF: similarities and differences
May 2008 - Paul Stovell - Reactive Programming with SyncLINQ
April 2008 - Dylan Tusler, presenting
“A Case Study: Using TFS to support long-running deployment projects”
March 2008 - Leon Bambrick: F# eye for the C# guy
October 2007 - Eddie Tse on “Introduction to Sharepoint Development“ - Slides Here
September 2007 - Michal Postula and Joseph Plant from Citect on "Workflow Foundation: Selling it to your manager and then using it in anger" - Slides Here
August 2007 - Mitch Denny on “PowerShell for Developers”
Mitch's PowerPoint slides and code samples (including that awsome space invaders game written in PowerShell) are available for download.
July 2007 - Boon-Tiong Lim on “Visual Studio 2008”
June 2007 - Anthony Borton on "What's new for Developers in Longhorn."
May 2007 - Dave Apelt (Sigma Solutions) on “ASP.NET Internationalisation in VS2005 – the good, the bad and the ugly.”
April 2007 - John O’Brien and Bronwen Zande (Soul Solutions) on “Virtual Earth for scalable applications”
Materials from John & Bronwen's presentation are here.
March 2007 - Andrew McGrath (McSoft) - “Creating XP Embedded Projects”
See more of Andrew's Wireless, Mobile and Embedded software at http://www.mcsoft.com.au/
In discussion after his presentation, Andrew pointed out that to get started with XP Embedded you only need to have a second partition on your existing hard disk and boot into that rather than the normal one to test with. Would save some of the attendees that $500 to get started.
February 2007 - Joseph Cooney - "Building A Real World WPF Application"
See more of Joseph's work at http://learnwpf.com/
December 2006 - Joel Pobar - "Scaling to multicore: .NET concurrency best practices"
October 2006 - Renato Haddad - ASP.NET 2.0 Gridview Deep Dive
Renato's PPT files and sample Gridview projects are at www.renatohaddad.com/newzealand.aspx.
See some of the samples running live at www.renatohaddad.com/GridView/.
More about Renato in Microsoft MVP Insider.
June 2006 - Steve Rodgers - Introduction to Generics and Anonymous Methods
Steve's materials are here.
April 2006 - Tatham Oddie - Atlas
Tatham's materials are on his blog here.
January 2006 - Greg Low & Dave Apelt
Greg Low's sample code and combobox code are here.
Dave Apelt's powerpoints are here. QMSDNUG group member Barry Mossman also offered the following details here for his ideas on CSLA.
TechEd 2005 - Greg Low
Greg's presentations from TechEd 2005 on ADO.NET and SQLCLR are now available. The demos for ADO.NET and SQLCLR are also available.
August 2005 - Adam Cogan - SQL Reporting Services 2005
Adam's materials are here.
May 2005 - Darren Niemke - Information Bridge Framework.
Darren's materials are here.
March 2005 - Stephen Edridge and Phil Best
Roger Burke provided the following link for the Media Centre SDK http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/developer/default.mspx (Thanks Roger!)
February 2005 - Mike Fitzsimon (PPC) & David Connors (CMS)
Mike's powerpoints are here. Unfortunately, David is unable to release his session details.
December 2004 - Nick Wienholt (WSE-2)
Nick's presentation materials are here.
November 2004 - Andrew McGrath (Blue Thunder)
Andrew's Bluetooth powerpoints are here.
September 2004 - Scott McCulloch (Dot Net Nuke) & Richard Mason (Imagine Cup)
Scott's materials are here.
August 2004 - Dave Apelt (N-Tier Development)
Dave's materials are here.
July 2004 - Joseph Cooney (Intro to WSE)
Joseph's powerpoints are here.
June 2004 - Greg Low (Developing with the MSDE)
Greg's materials are here.
May 2004 - Adam Cogan (SQL Reporting Services and Exchange)
Adam's materials are here.
March 2004 - Greg Low (ADO.NET/Whidbey)
Greg's powerpoints are here. Demo code is here.
January 2004 - John Bates (Internationalisation)
John's materials are at: http://www.codehq.net/presentations
September 2003 - Tony O'Hagan (Intro to .NET Remoting)Tony's slides are at: http://staff.dstc.edu.au/tohagan/presentations/remoting He advised his demos came from: http://www.componentware.net/idesign/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=5&tabid=8
August 2003 - Mike Fitzsimon (Intro to the DataGrid) & James Milne (Intro to Web Services)
Mike's session details are at: http://www.fitzsimon.com.au/qmsdnug.
View James' session here.
July 2003 - Bill McCarthy
Bill says they will appear soon at: www.vbroadhouse.com.
June 2003 - Jeff Prosise & Dan Green - MSDN Developers Day
May 2003 - Adam Cogan - Beyond Windows Forms Basics - Building Advanced Data-Centric Smart Clients
View the presentation here. Download the code here.
Celebrating 10 Years!
I had a bit of a dig around the e-mail archive and came up with this gem...
From: Peter Fitzsimon [SMTP:peterfi @ microsoft.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 1998 2:08 PM
Cc: 'James Whittred'
Subject: MSDN & Developer's User Forum - Thurs 1st Oct @ 5:45pm
As announced at the DevDays seminar last Friday, the newly formed MSDN User & Developer Forum will be having its first meeting on Thursday 1st October at 5:45pm at Microsoft, Level 7 Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane.
Discover all the hidden secrets inside MSDN.
Listen to peer talks
Help to create a forum for the exchange of information.
The purpose of the first meeting is to get a feel for the direction of the group and to gauge the level of interest. All participants are welcome (even if they are not MSDN subscribers)
There will be a talk on Thursday Night on class modules and the creation of dynamic data structures using VBA.
So that we can get some idea of the numbers attending confirmation please RSVP by return email to me at peterfi @ microsoft.com
PS: The building entrance is locked from 6:00 pm on-wards so if arriving after this you will need to call 3218 7004 or 014 055 838 to gain building access.
Additional information can be obtained from our provisional facilitator James Whittred on:
E-mail: whittred @ ozemail.com.au
Phone: (07) 3355 0450
Mobile: 0411 640 839
Don't forget to RSVP.
Microsoft Technology Specialist
This was the invitation to the first meeting of QMSDNUG. The name of the group was decided that night and it was also decided to meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. This continues today. No, it wasn't a typo; Microsoft's office WAS on level 7 back in those days.
A HUGE vote of thanks to those who have managed the group over the past 10 years; James Whittred, Roger Davis, Dave Apelt and Greg Low.
-- Mike Fitzsimon, Sep 2008