MSDN Flash: Volume 13, Number24 – November 23, 2009


Editorial News and Notes from Mike Benkovich

There's a lot to talk about that's new in the technology world these days. From the recent launch of Windows 7 and the Windows Server products to trying out the new betas of Visual Studio and Office, to the tools for making us more productive and effective, it's hard to keep up with all the latest things. For example, if you're looking to buy a new laptop, how do you find the right one? One new place you might look is Bing Visual Search, which features a gallery of over a thousand computers you can compare by weight, price and size.

Of course, if you want to find out firsthand what's possible with all this technology stuff, I can suggest you check out an old standby that's been brought up to date, with a list of the latest Microsoft events for developers - msdnevents.com. You can also check out the user group map on the community connection page on my Web site. Not only are there pins for user groups, but also pins from Community Megaphone, which lists events coming to your area. Check it out, and we'll see you on the road.

Enjoy!

Mike

Upcoming Microsoft Events

MSDN Events Presents: Highlights from the New Efficiency Launch
December 3, 1:00 P.M., Omaha, NE

Join us as we explore how Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deliver on the new efficiency where cost savings, productivity and innovations come together. At this free half-day MSDN event we'll cover the "best of" content and deliver highlights from the "New Efficiency" launch events taking place nationwide.

  • Session 1: Taking Your Application to the Next Level with Windows 7
  • Session 2: Light up Your application with Graphics, Multi-touch and Ribbon on Windows 7
  • Session 3: What's new and changed in Windows Server 2008 R2

Community Events and User Groups

Iowa

Cedar Rapids .NET User Group
First Monday of the month, 5:30 P.M., Cedar Rapids, IA

Cedar Valley .NET User Group
First Tuesday of the month, 5:30 P.M., Cedar Falls, IA

Dubuque .NET User Group
First Tuesday of the month, 5:30 P.M., Clarke College, Dubuque, IA

Iowa .NET User Group
First Thursday of the month, 6:00 P.M., West Des Moines, IA

Kansas

Kansas City SharePoint Saturday
December 12, 8:00 A.M., Overland Park, KS
SharePoint Saturday KC is a free, educational, informative, and lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals and MVPs, covering a wide variety of topics focused on Microsoft SharePoint technologies.

Kansas City .NET User Group
Fourth Tuesday of the month, 6:00 P.M., Leawood, KS

Kansas City Office Geeks
First Thursday of the month, 5:30 P.M., Leawood, KS

Minnesota

Minnesota Silverlight User Group
Third Tuesday of the month, 12:00 P.M., Bloomington, MN

MN VSTS User Group
Third Wednesday of the month, 5:00 P.M., Bloomington, MN

Twin Cities .NET User Group
First Thursday of the month at 5:00 P.M., Bloomington, MN

Twin Cities Cloud Computing Group
Second Thursday of the month 3:00 P.M., Bloomington, MN

Twin Cities Developers Guild
Second Tuesday of the month, 5:00 P.M., Bloomington, MN

Twin Cities Languages User Group
Second Thursday of the month, 5:30 P.M., Golden Valley, MN

Twin Cities XNA User Group
Third Thursday of the month, 6:00 P.M., Golden Valley, MN

Missouri

Mid-Missouri .NET User's Group
Second Wednesday of every odd-numbered month, 2:00 P.M., Jefferson City, MO

St. Louis .NET User Group
Last Monday of the month, 6:00 P.M., St. Louis, MO

St. Louis SharePoint User Group
Second Tuesday of every odd-numbered month, 8:00 A.M, St. Louis, MO

Nebraska

Omaha Team System User Group
November 24, 6:00 P.M., Omaha, NE
Mike Douglas, Deliveron Consulting Services, presents Getting Agile with TFS 2010.
Event Details | Map & Directions | Add to Calendar

AITP - Cornhusker Chapter
Lincoln, NE

Omaha Team System User Group
Omaha, NE

Omaha Microsoft Technology Group
Omaha, NE
Regular monthly meetings on .NET, Visual Studio Team System, BizTalk, and SQL Server

Third-Party Events

Intertech: Complete WPF
November 30 - December 2

Intertech: Complete WCF
December 10 - 11


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