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Adam Cogan [SSW]
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I never break a rule! www.adamcogan.com
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Video: https://youtu.be/YxOaN2J3NsE

SSW Chinafy 🇨🇳 Breakfast free

Tmr come and join me in Melbourne... Then it’s Sydney and Brisbane

Breakfast - enjoy a croissant and coffee while learning the best way to take your application to China.

China has a lot of users and $ ⭐️😃

Details at https://www.ssw.com.au/ssw/Events/chinafy-experience.aspx
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My scary walk in Norway 🇳🇴
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCGC0Iix7s8

Had an exciting 4 hrs yesterday. Walked to Stavanger’s Pulpit Rock - one of Norway’s most visited attractions ⭐️

Was with Glenn F. Henriksen (ex Microsoft RD) talking Azure all day... then I spoke at Stavanger's Cloud user group.

Note: the video shows it is scary but I always tried to pass on the safe side. Last year someone fell off while taking a selfie. I can’t imagine what it is like on a busy day. I saw nuts walking right on the edge... saw others sitting on the edge... they’d lean over and look down. #crazy

They don’t BASE jump here. They jump off on the other side of the river (called a fjord) and yesterday a base jumper died. The news travelled fast... incredibly 2 hours later they were jumping again.
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‪Thank you everyone for the many awesome birthday wishes. It reminds me that I know so many nice people, from so many walks of life.‬
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‪My beautiful girls are on the other side of the world. They are missing beautiful Norway 🇳🇴... I am missing them.‬
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‪They asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I don’t think I will get it…. Elon Musk’s Flamethrower… not sure what I would use it for, but it might motivate Ruby to do her homework.‬

Still wouldn’t miss #NdcOslo
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‪Fun #FlameThrower video: https://graptechpedia.com/4029/tech/elon-musks-flamethrowers-are-here/
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In Oslo Norway 🇳🇴 to talk about Azure at @ndc_conferences

Tip: Have you seen this website helping developers navigate the cloud choices?
https://github.com/cncf/landscape#trail-map

This is the high level one for managers….

Suggestion to Microsoft: Make a Trail Map like this (for the default Microsoft cloud journey)



cncf/landscape
cncf/landscape
github.com
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Had a great weekend at SSW Melbourne this weekend. 👍 Thanks to all the keen Angular coders, the office was buzzing.

Lead by great mentors Thiago, JK, Gabe and many others chipped in.
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NDC Sydney voting day today as Jakub 🇳🇴 is in town. Apparently @Jakbradf doesn’t run and doesn’t do barefoot.

At 6am today he did both... a 6km sand run barefoot
#impressive #braboys

+Jakob Bradford
https://www.strava.com/activities/1576750591
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—VIDEO: A farewell to Brian Harry, the father of Microsoft source control —

The news that Brian Harry is moving on from Microsoft has been bitter-sweet. I’m happy for him, of course, but I’m also sad for those of us he leaves behind. He has been a wonderful friend and leader for many years.

Brian has been integral to Microsoft for a very long time. He created VSS (Visual Source Safe) and was one of the core members who invented .NET. He then invented TFS and then moved to become one of Microsoft’s first cloud services for developers.

Most recently, Brian has been head of our beloved Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). The VSTS team is huge, with many amazing people that do the magic for us developers to enjoy every day. It’s made up of so many really cool individual products (such as version control, work items, builds, releases, packaging, and many more), and they all work better because they’re packaged under one umbrella. Brian was the person who held it all together.

As well as his internal work with the Microsoft teams, he was also the external spokesman for what the TFS team were up to. Brian’s blog was the place where he announced stuff, and also where he explained problems… with candor unbecoming a big company. It felt like Brian put a human face on the product, and gave insight and visibility into a mysterious corporate world.

As an MVP, I feel worried because I can’t think of any one individual who could replace Brian. I’ve loved our internal (Microsoft NDA) ALM email list. You could raise any topic on any product, and Brian would reply and add 2 words: “adding <name>”.

Brian was like an amazing AI router, knowing effortlessly and instinctively the right person to help you out. Many of us who installed the first betas of TFS back in 2005 have had close to a 15-year ride with Mr Harry. For many MVPs using fresh features for our clients, he has quickly routed issues – we might be stressed with a client and he’ll immediately know who can help.

Along the way, there have been many over boisterous threads. Mr Harry has helped us resolve hostile conversations with some additional context, which helped everyone lower their blood pressure. I’ve been on the end of phone calls or emails where he asks lots of different groups for input before he makes a big decision. His memory is crystal clear (probably because he doesn’t drink any alcohol 😝).

Nat Friedman is taking over Brian’s position as the head of VSTS. Nat has a rich history with mobile development and is deep in the valley culture. I am really looking forward to the fresh perspective he brings us, and am excited to see where he will take the product next.

Below is a non-technical interview I did with Brian while I was visiting him on his farm in Raleigh, North Carolina. Watch us discuss some of Brian’s achievements and highlights at Microsoft, his lessons learned and advice to upcoming managers, plus why he’s decided to retire from our VSTS team after 23 years at Microsoft.

https://adamcogan.com/2018/04/06/farewell-brian-harry-father-microsoft-source-control/
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San Francisco fun

With +Ruby Cogan + +Scott Stanfield + +Cyndi Sunderman
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Alcatraz ⭐️

With +Ruby Cogan
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In early May, I’ll be running a series of free breakfasts, discussing why and how companies should be looking to move into the Chinese market.

China represents a huge opportunity for Western businesses, with the world’s largest internet population (751 million users), rising incomes, rapidly changing demographics and spending habits, and the world’s largest online retail events.

The opportunity to gain market share in China is exciting, but market entry into China is hard. Growing your customer base and revenue, guided by someone who has intimate knowledge of the market and the Chinese consumer, is the way to go.

SSW has over a decade of experience delivering technology solutions locally in China, and knows how to ‘Chinafy’ a software service to empower you to enter and succeed in the world’s most lucrative market.

— What does it mean to ‘Chinafy’ a website or application? —

To Chinafy your website or mobile application is to localize it for the Chinese market. This isn’t a simple translation exercise, but includes many factors such as:

Read more... https://adamcogan.com/2018/03/09/learn-the-4-steps-to-get-users-in-china/
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