This month INETA sponsored the meeting by providing us a nationally know speaker, Miguel Castro. Miguel spoke about Sexy Extensibility Patterns and how you can provide extensibility points in your applications. It was an excellent talk given by an experienced speaker. Miguel provided his slide deck and all the code (in both VB.NET & C#), which we have put up on the download site.
Attendance(38) - Once again we had a good showing, especially since this was not our normal night. I saw a lot of faces I hadn't seen in a while as well.
- MAX is teaming up with CINPA, CincySQL and CINNUG to put on three local Heroes Happen Here Community Launch Events. These events will be centered around one or more of the new products: Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008. You can attend all three, but you MUST register for them! Please follow the links below.
- Note that even though we don't normally have registration for our normal meetings PLEASE register for the link below so that we can gauge attendance.
- April 15th - CINNUG - Visual Studio 2008 (see next months' info below): http://shrinkster.com/vwt
- May 7th - CINPA - Windows Server 2008: http://shrinkster.com/vwx
- May 27th - CincySQL - Visual Studio 2008 & SQL Server 2008: http://shrinkster.com/vwy
- First Architecture Special Interest Group Meeting!
- May 13th - 6:00 PM @ MAX
- We are sharing the same night as the CincySQL BI Special Interest Group
- Sessions have been announced for the Central Ohio Day of .NET! Check it out and get registered.
- Fee E-Book on LINQ by Jamie King and Bruce Eckel
- Next CincySQL Meeting
- March 25th 6:00 PM at MAX
- Chris Barth will talk on Query Tuning and Troubleshooting
Special Event: VSTS Presentations by Microsoft (Thursday, April 3rd)
This event will be the first CINNUG quarterly special event and will be held the evening of Thursday, April 3rd. The event is being hosted at the Microsoft office in Mason, OH (which is really close to MAX where we normally meet). The event will start at 6:00 PM and should wrap up around 8:30 PM. There will be two topics, each around an hour in length with some pizza served between the topics and some prizes given out at the end.
- What's New in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (Orcas) Team Foundation Server and the Team System Clients
- Writing Maintainable and Robust Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Speaker: Randy Pagels from Microsoft
Randy is a Developer Technology specialist for the Heartland District providing expertise on the Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server products. He helps customers get the most out of their Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools by explaining best practices, installation, and configuration through presentations, workshops, or quick starts. Prior to Microsoft Randy worked as a developer for 16 years in the IT area of DTE Energy. He has architected and developed many web applications using agile methodologies. As a long standing active member in the .NET community he has a solid understanding of the needs of developers, knowledge workers, and IT professionals in organizations of all sizes.
Heroes Happen Here Community Launch (Tuesday, April 15th)
Even though the official Microsoft launches are occurring in other cities we are having our own Visual Studio 2008 community launch here in Cincinnati. For our normal April Meeting we will have an extended session with three presentations!
Please register for this meeting! This helps us judge the capacity for the event: http://shrinkster.com/vwt
- Quick Overview of New Features in VS 2008 presented by MAX Technical Training
- LINQ presented by Stefan Kyntchev
- Pizza & Social Time
- What's New in ASP.NET 3.5 presented by Dan Hounshell
In addition to the presentations there will also be Hands on Labs and access to the MAX Instructors if you have any questions regarding the new features and technologies.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 15th at 6:00 PM at MAX Technical Training in Mason Ohio.