Archive for September, 2006

New news feed

September 21, 2006

I decided that a user-group that is concentrating on the cutting edge of technology should embrace the whole web 2.0 era.

This blog will now replace the “news page” on the HDNUG website. The BIG advantage of this being that the news will now have an RSS feed created automatically. If you subscribe to this RSS feed you will immediately get the latest HDNUG news as it happens!

Not only that, you will now be able to post comments about the events, which will give me usefull feedback.

Edit: here is the link to the RSS feed if you haven’t spotted it yet


September 2006 Event

September 21, 2006

I will be doing a quick 30 minute talk on Web Services for beginners. Targeted at anybody who may not yet know what a Web Service is or how they work. I will also show “How to make a web service in 5 minutes, and use it”. So if you have a team mate, or a manager that needs to be shown, bring them along.

Christian Graus will cover image processing using C#, with topics such as different colour spaces, per pixel filters, convolution and displacement filters, and how get the best possible performance from image processing code in .NET using C#. This should be around an hour.

Location: Wrest Point Casino, Executive Board Room **
Cost: Free
Date: Tuesday 26th September
6:30pm nibbles and mingle
7:00pm David Burela – Web services
7:30pm Christian Graus – Image processing

**How to get to the Executive boardroom.
Walk through the main entrance of Wrest Point (Big glass turning doors), turn to the right and go up the stairs towards where Regines used to be. Turn right, walk down the corridor, turn right again and go across the glass walkway.

Old website archive – 2006

September 21, 2006

August Event Cancelled (26/08/2006)

Our August event has been cancled due to the main speak having a prior engagment.

July Event (14/07/2006)

Darren from readify is coming down to Hobart to talk about the new WinFX api.

Introduction to the .net 3.0 framework
This introductory session will start with an Overview of Windows Vista and show how Windows Vista is fundamentally different from earlier versions of Windows, Windows Vista introduces development advances that help developers create next-generation applications that take full advantage of Windows Vista, including:

· WinFX: A managed-code programming model
· Windows Presentation Foundation: The Microsoft unified presentation subsystem for Windows
· Windows Workflow Foundation
· Windows Communication Foundation: The next-generation Web services technology by Microsoft

The session will pay particular attention to a technology called Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). WPF introduces significant changes such as being able to take advantage your video card’s power and being able to be written in a simple XML based mark up language called XAML. We will walk through the this new runtime, the mark up language XAML and the new development paradigms being introduce like coding into panels that can automatically flow your controls, animations and even video; demo’s will be done from both Visual Studio 2005 and Sparkle

June Event (13/06/2006)

David Glover has organised to bring down a slightly reduced version of the Security sessions that Microsoft toured around mainland Australia earlier this year, and so with his help we were able to present these sessions down here in Tasmania.

Date: Wednesday 21st June
Location: Wrest point casino, the green room.
Cost: FREE
4pm-4:30 Gathering and mingling with Morning tea.
4:30-5:30 Session1: Privacy, Security, and Compliance
5:30-6:30 Session2: Protect your Applications
6:30-7:00 Break with Canapes to be served
7:00-8:00 Session3: Application Development Principles and Best Practices
8:00-9:00 Session4: Creating Reliable and Robust Applications with Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005

Summary of Sessions
Privacy, Security, and Compliance: What you need to know NOW!
In this session we’ll discuss the SDL (Security Development Lifecycle) and the role developers and architects are expected to play during the SDL. In addition the session will cover potential regulatory requirements that affect the security/privacy needs of an application and drill into the ‘development’ challenges, for example, encryption of data.

Protect your Applications: Strategies that Can be Applied to Applications
This session will demonstrate strategic security principals via the process of threat modeling. We’ll explain how threat models provide developers/architects an advantage over hackers by enabling them to document and mitigate against threats and vulnerabilities posed by their application design and purpose.

The session will also cover
* The threat modeling process employed at Microsoft
* The tool used to develop these threat models

Application Development Principles and Best Practices
This principles and best practices session will cover how to identify threats/vulnerabilities posed by the application’s design as well as documenting mitigations to these vulnerabilities. This module will provide the actual ‘code’ for the mitigation techniques.

Creating Reliable and Robust Applications with Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005
As perfect as humans are, tools can take us further down the track to building more secure and reliable applications. This session will highlight reliability and security features in Visual Studio Team System and show how some hacks could have been prevented.

May Event summary (12/06/2006)

Adam Cogan did a great job of presenting to us what Team Foundation Server is and how easy it is to extend and customise your own environment if TFS does not cover the metrics you need.

May Event (10/05/2006)

Adam Cogan is flying down to talk about “Visual Studio Team Systems”
Adam’s Bio:

Location: Wrest Point Casion, Green room
Time: 6:30 gathering. 7pm talk

Making VSTS integrate into your current systems How a bugtracking system works
* Database
How Task List works
* How Work Items work
* Database
See the Excel example
* Trace the web services
* Tracethe SQL via profiler
Now make your bug tracking system
* Enter into TFS
* Call the object model
Now make TFS enter into your bug tracking system
* Look at the events that are raised
* Call the object model (or web service) of your bug tracking system
* Merge Replication
* DTS packages
* Triggers – C#

New Website Launched (09/05/2006)

The orignal website created by Sean was unfortunately not able to be updated any more, so we’ve been websiteless for a while. But thanks to the people at we were given some new space for hosting.


Old website archive – 2005

September 21, 2006

October Event (17/10/2005)

After a 3 month hiatus we’ll be meeting again on Tuesday the 25th of October. Visual Studio Team System is the theme. Plus a bunch of door prizes including >JetBrains.NET Power Pack Licenses.

July Event Cancelled (25/07/2005)

With only one person registering we have been forced to cancel this months user group meeting.

July Event (19/07/2005)

We have Dave Lemphers coming down to Hobart to talk all things BizTalk, InfoPath, and Web Services!

June Event (21/06/2005)

The June event is planned for the 28th. Christian Graus will be talking about the new features we will find in .NET 2.0/Whidbey

Darren Neimke – IBF (17/05/2005)

Darren Neimke is travelling on over from the mainland to present on the Information Bridge Framework.

The Microsoft Office Information Bridge Framework is a set of tools and technologies that use these capabilities to extend the Microsoft Office System, enabling information workers to view and act on business data from within the familiar Microsoft Office System programs.

Using the Information Bridge Framework, developers can build solutions that enrich Microsoft Office documents, providing relevant information and related actions within the context of the process or subject. Together with Microsoft Office Enterprise Edition, Information Bridge enables developers or solution providers to connect an organization’s documents quickly and efficiently to its existing back-office systems, with no need to replace hardware or software.