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Connect, Visual Studio vNext+Azure
TechEd NA 2014 recordings on demand
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Windows 8.1     Windows Phone 8.1     Surface
MSDN Home     Channel 9     Bytes by MSDN
Microsoft BizSpark and Business Hub
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New! Pro ASP.NET MVC 5
New! C# 5.0 Programmer's Reference
Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
Exam Ref 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
 
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New! Windows Phone 8 Development Internals
New! Speaking JavaScript
 
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Introduction to Visual Studio Technologies
 
 
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User Group Meeting - "a professional developer's association"
Monday, January 26, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pregame Show
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Networking and Refreshments
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Meeting
Location: Microsoft Southwest District, Denver, Directions and Bing Maps Limited Seats
Address:
7595 Technology Way, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80237, Phone: 720-528-1700
 
 Feature Presentation     
 
  Have a Good Time
 
Review of 2014 and a Look Ahead to 2015 for the Software Developer
with Ben Hoelting,
Director of Technology at Aspenware, C# MVP, Telerik Insider

     Since this is the first meeting of the year, Ben Hoelting will lead a group discussion related to the biggest developer-related stories of 2014.
    
Once we put the lid on 2014, we will take a look into our crystal ball and try to define what is going to be big in 2015. Ben will give you his insights and lead the discussion where YOU, too, can talk about what you see in our future.
   
He will also have some demos of ASP.NET vNext to share with you and spark some discussion.
    
Come celebrate another great year for software developers as we look forward to what's coming up -- don’t miss it!

 
 Ben Hoelting     
 
  Ben Hoelting

     Ben Hoelting is Director of Technology at Aspenware, a C# MVP and a Telerik Insider.
     He graduated from Colorado State University in 1997 with a BS in Computer Information Systems and a Minor in Computer Science.

       Ben joined the IT industry in 1996 as an intern and has worked with .NET since its inception back in 2001.  He is an experienced speaker and presents at the Visual Studio Live conferences all around the country. He loves sharing his experiences with developing software. Ben is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) for Web and Windows .NET 4.0.
       Ben is very involved in the local .NET community and is the leader of the South Colorado .NET User Group.
 
Contact: blog: Ben Hoelting, twitter: @benhnet
Aspenware

 Meeting Sponsor      
 
  EdgeLink
Top 10 List: The attributes that make a company great to work for!
with
Aaron Mills, Denver Manager, EdgeLink
 
Special Offer
Free Lunch for YOU and 2 of your favorite co-workers!

Come and find out how you may win a 'thank you' lunch for you and 2 of your favorite co-workers. An EdgeLink representative will take you and 2 of your co-workers to lunch at a restaurant near you! This will give you an opportunity to thank your co-workers for being helpful and enjoyable to work with. Come and ask Edgelink how you may win a free lunch for you and 2 of your co-workers!
 

This month we’ll have some fun discussing current trends, and we’ll share the results of the data we’ve gathered!

What makes a company great to work for (and what doesn’t?)
       Should you make a move? Is it the right move? How does your job compare? With unemployment so low for developers…we’ll give you important information to consider.
    
What is realistic? What to expect?
    
Are the perks really for you, or for them? (Free gourmet meals and snacks, on-site gyms and nutritionists, housecleaning and nap rooms?)
    
Current trends; office environments, remote options, flexibility, unlimited PTO?
    
Start up’s vs. larger companies; many people think they want a start-up, but do they really? What are the biggest differences between most start-up’s and larger companies? Do you know what you’re getting into?

We would also like to learn from you! We’ll be handing out a survey so be thinking about:
       What is the most important to you?
    
How would you describe your favorite place to work? Why were you/are you so happy there?
    
What would you like the leaders of Colorado companies to know?

Our goal is to help you to be happier and more productive at work! We’ll be sharing your input with the leaders of Colorado companies!
 
 Aaron Mills      
 
  Aaron Mills      Aaron Mills is the Denver Manager of EdgeLink.
       Aaron has worked for technology companies in the Colorado Market for over 15 years. He’s responsible for both the Contract Team and the Direct Hire Recruiting Team here in Denver. In addition…he’s a top producer and President’s Club Award Winner each year for EdgeLink.
     EdgeLink is a staffing firm that specializes in high quality R & D, software product development and I.T. They have Contract/Contract to Hire Teams, as well as Permanent/Direct Hire Recruiting Teams. They’ve been in business for 11 years with offices in Denver, CO & Portland, OR.
 
 Edgelink     
 
       EdgeLink is here to make the jobs of our clients easier and improve the careers of talented tech professionals. Our knowledge of the tech industry and experience within the tech communities we serve are two of the top reasons companies and candidates choose to work with us. We're not a “one-size-fits all” IT staffing firm. We take a personalized, targeted and consultative approach to reach the area’s best mid- to executive-level technology professionals for contract, contract-to-hire and direct-hire basis, matching the right candidate with the right company. We work with start-ups to Fortune 100 companies throughout the country, placing exceptional tech talent in the right environments.
 
Contact: Katie DeWeese, Talent Analyst, Edgelink, 303.953.4374, LinkedIn, Jobs

 Pregame Show      
 
   
  

 Denver Study Group      
 
  Denver Study Group
 
Denver Study Group
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Location: Aspenware, just south of downtown Denver
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Format: 'Video Club,' watch at home, then discuss at meeting
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Course: Next 5 New Courses Posted! - FMI
   


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New! Ongoing: Denver Visual Studio User Group - Denver Study Group

New! Mon., Jan. 26, Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
        
Topic - Review of 2014 and a Look Ahead to 2015 for the Software Developer
        with
Ben Hoelting
        
Sponsor - Top 10 List: The attributes that make a company great to work for!
        with
Aaron Mills, EdgeLink
        
Pregame Show -
 
New! Mon., Feb. 23, Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
        
Topic - ASP.NET vNext
        with Ely Lucas
        
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