Git, Team Foundation Server 2012, and Visual Studio 2012 (Ben Day)

Monday, June 10, 2013, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Register Now! Topic: Want distributed version control in Visual Studio? Want it to work with Team Foundation Server, too? Well, now you can do Git + TFS. And it’s supported by Microsoft, too. It’s now a real, actually supported feature. In this session, Ben will talk […]

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Development Lifecycle with SQL Server Data Tools (John Flannery)

Monday, May 20, 2013, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Topic: We will discuss customization possible with SSDT (templates and snippets) to produce artifacts that conform to your standards. We’ll also look at limits of localdb and strategies to deal with them. Finally – we’ll look at Enterprise deployment strategies. About the Speaker: John is the […]

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SignalR – Real Time Web Apps in ASP.NET (Phil Denoncourt)

Monday, May 6, 2013, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM SignalR is a library for ASP.NET that make it possible for you to stream data back to web users in near realtime. Phil will discuss the overall architecture of SignalR, how to install it, and what devices it works on. We’ll demonstrate how to create sites […]

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Test Driven Development: Blueprint, Toolbox, and Master Craft (Stephen Ritchie)

Monday, April 1, 2013, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Many say that the practice of test driven development (TDD) has the ability to transform software engineering. Let’s break it down from a skeptical pragmatist’s viewpoint. This presentation focuses on three key ideas; the blueprint, the toolbox, and the master craft. Let’s look at TDD as […]

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What’s New in Windows Phone 8 for Developers (Nick Landry)

Monday, March 4, 2013, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Windows Phone is the fabled “third version” of Windows Phone where, historically, Microsoft gets things right. True to tradition, Windows Phone 8 has a lot to offer to consumers, like new screen resolutions, multi-core devices, NFC support, IE10 and more. But it doesn’t end there: The […]

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February Meeting Cancellation

Friday, February 8, 2013 Unfortunately, due to last minute scheduling conflicts, our February .NET user group meeting is cancelled. We are planning on having our March meeting as usual. We are also working to reschedule our February speaker for a later date. Thanks for your continued support.

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Writing JavaScript by Not Writing JavaScript (Andrew Babiec)

Monday, January 7, 2013, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Do you dread writing code in JavaScript? Are you interested in alternatives that leverage your .NET/Java skills while maintaining the compatibility of the lingua franca of the web? Are you interested in understanding what CoffeeScript, TypeScript, Script#, Dart and Google Web Toolkit offer? This session will […]

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Smackdown: Metro Style Apps vs. Websites (Ben Dewey)

Monday, December 3, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM With such a broad range of hardware and operating systems, HTML and Javascript on the web is the sure fire way to ensure your app can reach the broadest audience on all computers and devices. Unfortunately they lack the native features that make for an optimal […]

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C# Development for Windows 8 (Ben Poserow)

Monday, November 5, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Windows 8 has just been released, and it is an entirely new, bold vision for Windows. It represents a unique balance between the mobile and desktop worlds, a balance between the performance of native code and the productivity of managed code. However, despite the dramatic makeover, […]

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Entity Framework for Real Web Applications (Adam Tuliper) – Back By Popular Demand

Monday, October 1, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM There are many demos on the Internet for using the Entity Framework, but few seem to address good architectural project structures to use the Entity Framework in a layered application. This talk shows a well structured Visual Studio solution to use the Entity Framework in a new […]

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Entity Framework for Real Web Applications (Adam Tuliper)

Thursday, September 6, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM There are many demos on the Internet for using the Entity Framework, but few seem to address good architectural project structures to use the Entity Framework in a layered application. This talk shows a well structured Visual Studio solution to use the Entity Framework in a […]

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Node.js on Windows Azure (Peter Laudati)

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud service, providing compute, storage, and other services to enable you to scale apps on demand.  Azure is not just a .NET solution. It’s a Windows solution, supporting other languages, including Java, PHP, and most recently Node.js.  Node.js?!  What’s that?  Why should […]

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MoCloud: Useful Cloud Patterns for Mobile Developers (Dani Diaz)

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM If you want to spicy up a resume with the latest tech scene buzz words, I can’t think of two better ones than “mobility” and “cloud”. We all know that both of these technologies will play a big role in the future of our industry. In […]

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T-SQL Enhancements in SQL Server 2012 (Lenni Lobel)

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM In this informative and demo-packed session, Lenni will guide you through the T-SQL enhancements in the very latest release of SQL Server. We’ll dive into powerful new windowing enhancements with the OVER clause, new T-SQL functions (all 22 of them!), improved error handling with THROW, server-side […]

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Mobile MVC Development with jQuery (Rachel Appel)

Thursday, April 5, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Come see Rachel talk about Mobile Web development using ASP.NET MVC 4, HTML 5, and jQuery Mobile. I tried to get more info out of her, but I guess she wanted it to be an amazing surprise 😉 Rachel currently works for Microsoft as a Sr. […]

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Scaling SQL Server using Service Broker (Hilary Cotter)

Thursday, March 8, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Register Now! Boost the throughput of your SQL Server applications by using Service Broker! Service Broker is a native messaging framework within SQL Server which allows you to scale SQL Server processes, do asynchronous processing, fire and forget processing, inter server processing and to respond to events without continuous polling. […]

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Mobile MVC Development with jQuery (Rachel Appel)

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Cancelled Come see Rachel talk about Mobile Web development using ASP.NET MVC 4, HTML 5, and jQuery Mobile. I tried to get more info out of her, but I guess she wanted it to be an amazing surprise 😉 Rachel currently works for Microsoft as a […]

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SQL Server Performance: Evaluation of Various Features (Linchi Shea)

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Before you use a new feature with SQL Server, you naturally would wonder about its performance implications. Will it improve or degrade performance, and by how much? You can search on the web for answers, or you can come to this session where we’ll discuss a […]

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Azure, Azure, Azure: Windows Azure Update (Peter Laudati)

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Please join Peter Laudati and us on February 2nd for the INETA 10 Year Birthday Celebration! INETA has been instrumental to not only our user groups, but to the entire Microsoft user group community! Have you heard of Windows Azure? Maybe you have, but the concept […]

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Introducing SQL Server Data Tools (Lenni Lobel)

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Get ready for a brand new development environment! With the upcoming release of SQL Server 2012, the new SQL Server Data Tools will serve as your primary development environment for building applications on top of SQL Server. While SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) continues to serve […]

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Windows Phone / Azure Development by Dummies (Leo Junquera)

Thursday, January 5, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM For the past 4 years my nose had been buried in spreadsheets, budgets, PowerPoint presentations, and meetings. Shortly after starting at Microsoft my manager challenged everybody in my role to come up with a better way to manage a shared spreadsheet. How could we get multi-user […]

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