Cost Optimizing Your Architecture: Practical Design Steps For Developer Savings : Level 300 Simon Elisha, Head of Solution Architecture, ANZ Public Sector, Amazon Web Services ** Note: These are notes taken from various sessions and the keynote of the 2017 AWS Public Sector Summit held in Canberra, Australia.  The information […]

AWS Summit 2017 – Cost Optimizing Your Architecture: Practical Design ...


Automating Event Driven Security in the AWS Cloud : Level 200 Mick McCluney, Technical Director, Trend Micro ANZ ** Note: These are notes taken from various sessions and the keynote of the 2017 AWS Public Sector Summit held in Canberra, Australia.  The information might be slightly unstructured, and the photos […]

AWS Summit 2017 – Automating Event Driven Security in the ...


Notes from the AWS Summit Keynote, 30/8/2017 ** Note: These are notes taken from various sessions and the keynote of the 2017 AWS Public Sector Summit held in Canberra, Australia.  The information might be slightly unstructured, and the photos might be a bit raw. Sessions: https://aws.amazon.com/summits/canberra-public-sector/sessions/ Detailed: https://pages.awscloud.com/rs/112-TZM-766/images/Canberra_Global_Summit_V4.pdf Keynote Presenters: […]

AWS Summit 2017 – Keynote



Microsoft Canberra 15/08/2017 Notice Board Dynamics 365 plugin deprecated Canberra DC/Azure regions announced – early 2018 (first half) Dynamics 365 – put pressure on reps 🙂 CRM Saturday – Sydney last weekend International UG event Canberra 2018 call for speakers CRM Just 1 Tip 365 Online – Reset & Copy […]

Canberra CRM User Group – August 2017 – Unstructured Notes


Now we get into some more specific examples of integration designs and their concepts. Integration Design Concepts This section further defines integration approaches which underpin the principles defined in the previous articles, and provide additional information to better articulate the intention of each approach and concept. Write Operations A write […]

Enterprise Integration–Part 5


Continuing on from the previous couple of articles, I’m going to introduce a number of integration approaches and provide a basic overview of the benefits they provide.  This won’t be an exhaustive list, merely a brief sample. Using an Integration Approach These conditions could be used to determine when to […]

Enterprise Integration – Part 4



It’s been a while since my last post, I’ve been off doing the Enterprise Architect work and that has kept me fairly busy.  There’s more to follow on the Enterprise Integration principles series of articles, and I swear I’ll get them done sooner rather than later.  At the moment I’m […]

Applying updates to Dell PowerEdge servers made easy


Hi All, It’s been a while since I last posted – mainly distracted by the events of life.. and starting a new job. I’ll have some more content up soon, particularly a focus on completing the Enterprise Integration series. There will also be some more cloud computing coverage. R

Status Update


AWS Partner Training 1/5/2017 – Cliftons Canberra “AWS would like to invite you to attend the ALL NEW AWS Solutions Training for Partners: Foundations in Canberra on Monday 1st May from 9:00pm – 3:00pm. You will have a chance to meet the AWS sales teams for Canberra and learn how […]

Rough Notes: AWS Training – May 2017



Continuing on from the previous couple of articles, I’m going to introduce a number of integration terms, concepts and patterns and provide a basic definition so these references make sense in further articles.  This won’t be an exhaustive list, merely a brief sample. Common Integration Concepts and Patterns Enterprise Service […]

Enterprise Integration – Part 3


Introduction Continuing from the experience with Visual Studio 2015, the next edition – Visual Studio 2017 – was officially released to Visual Studio (formerly MSDN) subscribers earlier this month.  This edition follows the trend established in the previous edition of providing two channels of licensing – by using a Microsoft […]

Visual Studio 2017 – Using a Product Key


This series of articles will describe a number of enterprise integration design principles, some based on Enterprise Services Bus (ESB) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) architectural principles, although can be applied to microservices and serverless architectures, in a more contemporary setting. These articles extract specific principles and applies them to […]

Enterprise Integration – Part 2



This is the beginning of a series of articles focusing on how to identify and leverage value from defining and building mature system integration patterns. Integration is an aspect of system engineering that defines the interaction between two or more different systems to share data and support business solutions across […]

Enterprise Integration – Part 1


Is finally here. Here’s some UI pr0n for you: Finally back to sensible formatting of menus by default! Developers –1, UX People – 0 Here’s the version dialog: New logo New project dialog: Defaults to 4.5.2 for the runtime .Net Core options can be reached through a dedicated template category

It begins.. Visual Studio 2017


  Tonight I decided to see what was new on MSDN Subscriptions, which I occasionally do from time to time.  Given Microsoft’s Ignite conference was held just last week, I wondered whether it had aligned with any new big releases. When I authenticated to MSDN Subscriptions, I saw the usual […]

Changes to MSDN Subscriptions