From Clean Technica – Is utility 2.0 a forecast or a post-mortem?

For the last six months, the energy news sphere (perhaps led by the Edison Electric Institute) has been rife with a discussion about the threat to the utility business from distributed energy like local solar, as their customers shift to getting their own power from nearby renewable resources. Reports and news stories – e.g. “Adapt or Die” – suggest changes to the electric utility business model are imminent as power generation shifts from massive to medium scale and from remote to local.

For some utilities, this discussion is not a forecast, but a post-mortem.

See full article at
http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/utility-2-0-forecast-post-mortem-53900

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Fringe Event – Cocktail Society Tuesday 4th March Highway Inn

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Agony free WordPress blogging using Word™

Peter Cornish (Succint Ideas) published this useful link on Facebook

http://succinctideas.com.au/agony-free-wordpress-blogging-using-word/

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ADNUG – Where to meet in the CBD

Consensus at last meeting was that ADNUG meetings should be held in the CBD.

I have approached UniSA and obtained a meeting room in the Computer and Information Science Administration area in Campus west.

It is at 27-29 North Terrace (Cnr Gray Street).
http://www.unisa.edu.au/about/campuses/cw.asp

Gray St is at the left hand end of the map. Near the top of the hill heading towards West Terrace.

Close to North Terrace/West Terrace Tram Stop.

I am arranging for our next meeting on 11th April to be held there.

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PG

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ACS SA Branch Conference – Thu 21st Oct

http://sa.acs.org.au/conf2010/

ACS members $175 non-members $250 Student $75/$120

Email pgriffit@senet.com.au  for special price for booking 2 delegates

See and hear:

Controversial Free and Open Source Software Luminary Richard Stallman,

State Government CIO Andrew Mills,

Tier 5 MD Marty Gauvin,

Coopers Brewery CFO John van Ruth (ISACA),

Softronics  Dr Anthony Overmars,

Data Agility MD John Neville,

QLD Govt Exec Director Tony Hayes (ISACA)

Internode MD Simon Hackett

Powell and Co. MD David Powell (ISACA). 

One international, one national and one local keynote, 11 speakers across 3 streams and a panel on the ‘Standards Dichotomy’

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The Electron is on display at the Adelaide Clever Green Conference and Showcase

http://tinyurl.com/yjbbyh9
On display is the ‘CO2 Tacho’ to be installed in each Electron (naturally it will be smaller) to (a) record the CO2 content of energy being put into the car and (b) allow the drive to automatically set charging to commence when Green energy on the grid is at its highest and to turn charging off when dirty power is at its highest.

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Launching Windows Azure in Adelaide Mon 22nd Feb

David Lemphers – Senior Program Manager Windows Azure at Microsoft will conduct the Adelaide launch of Windows Azure (Cloud computing).
To register for Monday’s lunchtime Azure Launch, http://tinyurl.com/yjqsnjw
This is a combined meeting for ADNUG, ASPUG, AdSSUG,

David, now based in Redmond, was formerly Dynamics Platform Evangelist at Microsoft Australia.

Summary of David’s Expdrience

Cloud computing, Engineering, Large Scale Software Services, Datacenter Development

Software engineering, systems design, datacenter planning, hardware design, embedded systems

http://blogs.msdn.com/davidlem/

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CurrySIG Tandoori Hut, 27 Bank St – Friday 15th January 12.30

The longest running Australian Computer Society  Special Interest Group..

First 2010  meeting of the CurrySIG
Date: Friday 15th January
Time: 12:30pm for 12.45pm

Venue:  Tandoori Hut,

27 Bank Street
Adelaide  S.A. 5000

If you would like to attend, contact me.

For Your Diary

Friday   12th February                 British India

Friday     12th March                            Maya Sweets

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ADNUG MEETING WED 13th Jan SA Innovation Centre AUDITORIUM

Adelaide Dot Net Users Group

To register for Wednesday’s meeting, http://tinyurl.com/yjqsnjw

This month January 2010

  1. 1. ADNUG 13th January Meeting Programme – Please Register (by Wed am would help)
  2. 2. Get FREE WebSiteSpark from Hosting Partner Expeed (Simon Holman)
  3. 3. 8th March – VS2010 TFS and Sharepoint 2010 Workshops
  4. 4. MS Press Online Store with UG Specials still available!
  5. 5. Other Adelaide User Group meetings

1. ADELAIDE DOT NET USERS GROUP.

The next meeting of ADNUG will be held on WEDNESDAY 13h January at 5.45pm

at
SA Innovation Centre
, Level 2, Westpac House, 91 King William Street, Adelaide .

Visitors welcome.

PROGRAMME

5.45 pm Finger food and Drinks.

Join with us for a drink and nibbles.

6.15 pm What’s New – Microsoft at CES 2010

6.25 pm Peter Griffith – GUI-Visuals – WebSiteSpark program for Developers

http://www.microsoft.com/web/default.aspx

Create cutting-edge, visually stunning Web sites and applications that engage your users, make them stop in their tracks, and play along. Develop rich and immersive opportunities for users to participate in your creation, all using a comprehensive set of products that work together to execute and deliver your most creative ideas. Create cutting-edge, visually stunning Web sites and applications that engage your users, make them stop in their tracks, and play along. Develop rich and immersive opportunities for users to participate in your creation, all using a comprehensive set of products that work together to execute and deliver your most creative ideas.

Visibility, support and software for professional Web Developers and Designers – at no upfront cost!*

Peter will demonstrate what’s in WebSiteSpark for software developers and how developers get access to software to develop and deploy apps.

7.05 pm Simon Holman  Expeed– WebSiteSpark Hosting Partner

. http://www.expeed.com.au

Get Free Hosting on the Microsoft Web Platform. Host your application or Web site on the most up-to-date Microsoft Web platform, and get a great deal.

WebSiteSpark provides the software (IIS7, SQL server 2008, etc) to allow you to do your own hosting OR

Microsoft has arranged WebSiteSpark hosting with Service Providers such as Expeed to provide exceptional deals to allow hosting of apps

.

7.35 pm Meeting close

.2. Get FREE WebSiteSpark from Hosting Partner Expeed

http://expeed.com.au/hosting/websitespark.aspx

Expeed is your local Hosting Partner for the WebSiteSpark program!!

If you’re a website developer then you can get some free software and cheap VPS hosting (new sites only though).

WebSiteSpark is aimed specifically at those who are developing in the web platform. Microsoft is  giving a jumpstart to get started on the Microsoft Platform.

3. VS2010 TFS/ Sharepoint 2010 Workshops – Adam Cogan SSW –  8th March

At the Microsoft Innovation Centre:

Adam will be presenting further workshops continuing on from the successful workshops held last month.

4. April MS Online Press Store User Group Specials

www.mspress.com.au

User Group Members offer of 30% discount on all books on the site. We’d love your help to promote the store to your community by blogging about the site and including the URL in your newsletters and other communication to your User Group Members.

Some of the great advantages of www.mspress.com.au include:

–          Express delivery

–          Competitive pricing

–          Easy Keyword Search facility

–          Latest titles and Books of the Month

–          Large inventory

–          Newsletter sign-up

–          All User Group Members will receive a 30% discount by using this Code at Checkout  (members email PG for code).

5. Other Adelaide USER GROUPS meetings:

SQL Server User Group

Venue: Level 2 Westpac House (91 King William Street Adelaide)

4th Tuesday of month –

Duration 2 hours (including light lunch) 12.00pm – 2:00pm

http://www.sqlserver.org.au/Events/ to Register

SharePoint User Group

Venue: 5.45pm Level 2 Westpac House, 91 King William Street Adelaide.

3rd Tuesday of month.

To join ASPUG and/or be on mailing list click on

http://www.sharepointusers.org.au/Adelaide/default.aspx

Adelaide Microsoft CRM UG

Venue: 5.45pm Level 2 Westpac House, 91 King William Street Adelaide.

Next meeting 24th February.

Contact Rick Rofe

6. Join the MSDN Connection. http://msdn.microsoft.com for details

Going Interstate? For list of Australian User Groups  http://www.microsoft.com/australia/msdn/usergroups.aspx

Subscribe to MSDN Flash  http://msdn.microsoft.com/flash.

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ACS SA Curry-SIG – Tandoori Hut, 27 Bank St Adelaide 12.30pm Friday 15th January

The longest running ACS SA Special Interest Group..

First 2010  meeting of the CurrySIG
Date: Friday 15th January
Time: 12:30pm for 12.45pm

Venue:  Tandoori Hut,

27 Bank Street
Adelaide  S.A. 5000

If you would like to attend contact Peter Griffith.

For Your Diary

Friday   12th February                 British India

Friday     12th March                            Maya Sweets

PG

Peter Griffith

Further information 0408 832 891

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