Category Archives : Personal Announcements

Potential Presentations: Vote Now

Hi All,

I’ve decided to volunteer to put together some informal technical (or non-technical) presentations at work recently as a way of kicking the cobwebs off after the holiday break.  As usual, I’ll probably make the slides and notes available here on the site, so I’d like to see what the community would like to read about as well.

Below are the topics I’m considering.  Leave a reply on the site if you’d like to place a preference on one (or more) topics.  I’ll announce the winning presentation on the weekend.  Alternatively, you can drop me an e-mail with your preference(s) at – operators are standing by.

  • An introduction to Team Foundation Server
  • An introduction to BizTalk Server
  • Tips and tricks with SQL Server 2012/2014 CTP
  • A guide to project Management/effort forecasting and estimation
  • An introduction to the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
  • What’s new in Windows 8.1?
  • A guide to blogging/technical writing
  • An introduction to Windows Azure

Best, Rob

A success story: the Aussie Wine Guy app

Time for a quick timeout — It recently came to my attention that the Aussie Wine Guy app for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 is doing a pretty decent trade.  It’s ranked amongst the top apps in the competitive Food & Dining category in the Windows App Store.App Store

This is really an awesome and encouraging result.  Although I don’t get nearly half as much time as I used to have to publish more content on the AWG website, it is really great to see the app hitting some decent adoption numbers – well over 300 downloads since it was published in late April this year.

Apps that publish content are a great example of the advantages of full screen viewing, and the Aussie Wine Guy app provides plenty of insight into the world of excellent wine and accessories.

Check out more details on the Aussie Wine Guy website.. and please, keep on downloading and reading!

Aussie Wine Guy App

A Brief Announcement

An Announcement

Recently I was on a bit of a writing spree, churning out new articles at an above average rate until I stopped just prior to the end of September.  I haven’t run out of ideas.. hardly.. rather we welcomed some good news:

What happened?

My darling wife successfully delivered our second bouncing baby boy! 

Welcome to the world, Damian Sanders;

Damian Sanders
Damian, considering which Enterprise Design patterns are most appropriate

Regular blogging will resume later this week.