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What’s next for Windows 10 - Watch on-demand, the live webcast from Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
Get Visual Studio Community 2013 - FREE full-Featured IDE code for Windows, Android, iOS
Get Visual Studio 2015 Preview - the future of application development
Connect, Visual Studio vNext+Azure
TechEd NA 2014 recordings on demand
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User Group Meeting - "a professional developer's association"
Monday, March 23, 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
7595 Technology Way, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80237, Phone: 720-528-1700
 Feature Presentation     
  How Not To Get Hacked
How Not To Get Hacked
with Aaron Cure, Senior Security Consultant, Cypress Data Defense, LLC
     The application layer is increasingly targeted as a vector for penetrating corporate and government infrastructures. Developers, under continuous pressure to develop applications with more functionality in shortening development cycles, have frequently had few opportunities to consider the security implications of the code they are developing. When security assessments are conducted, vulnerabilities are frequently identified but little is done to demonstrate remediation steps to close the vulnerabilities.
     Come and participate as Aaron covers a few of the most common security vulnerabilities found in web applications. These vulnerabilities will be explained, live code will be run to demonstrate exploitation of the vulnerabilities, and most importantly, remediation code will be implemented and demonstrated to show that the code is no longer exploitable.
Vulnerabilities to be addressed include:
SQL Injection
Cross-site scripting (XSS)
Header injection (and free tool in .NET to automatically set a suite of security related headers)
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF, majority of web applications are vulnerable and most developers are not aware of it)
FMI: Cypress Data Defense, LLC
New! Developers: "How Not To Get Hacked" -- from Monday, March 23:  Here is the link to the blog post with the slides attached at the bottom from Aaron's terrific eye-opening talk!
 Aaron Cure     
       Aaron Cure is a senior security consultant at Cypress Data Defense, LLC. Additionally, he is an instructor and contributing author for the CDD Introduction to Internet Security in .NET and Java courses.
      After ten years in the U.S. Army as a Russian Linguist and a Satellite Repair Technician, he worked as a database administrator and programmer on the Iridium project, with subsequent positions as a telecommunications consultant, senior programmer, and security consultant.
        Other experience includes developing security tools, secure code review, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, risk assessment, static source code analysis and security research.
      Aaron holds the GIAC GSSP-.NET, GWAPT, GMOB and CISSP certifications.
Contact: Aaron Cure   web   twitter
Cypress Data Defense, LLC

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     Have fun learning about market trends, hot technologies, interviewing tips and more in a fun and interactive way (hint: lots of TEK swag provided for you)!
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  Christie Paakkonen

     Christie Paakkonen specializes in Microsoft Support Services, a strategic TEKsystems offering designed to help businesses enhance the overall quality of their IT workforce. This group focuses only on Microsoft technologies.

     We specialize in matching talented applications professionals skilled in Microsoft's suite of products with local and national clients looking to augment their workforce and increase productivity and quality.
Contact: TEKsystems 303-412-2700 (Westminster office),
Christie Paakkonen 303-550-1522 (cell), 303-412-2709 (direct)
       TEKsystems is the nation’s leading technology staffing and services company. Combining a proven track record of superior performance, a quality-focused approach to service delivery, and the highest-caliber technical professionals in the market, TEKsystems helps our clients successfully plan, build, and run their critical technology initiatives.
     With more than 30 years of experience, we annually deploy 70,000 technical professionals from 100 locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Our capabilities include IT and communications staff augmentation and direct placement services; managed, project-based, and outsourced applications and infrastructure services; education services; and comprehensive workforce management solutions.

Contact: TEKsystems 303-412-2700 (Westminster office),
Christie Paakkonen 303-550-1522 (cell), 303-412-2709 (direct)
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Location: Aspenware, just south of downtown Denver
Format: 'Video Club,' watch at home, then discuss at meeting
Course: Next New Courses Posted! - FMI

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 Ongoing: Denver Visual Studio User Group - Denver Study Group

 Fri., Apr 24, 6pm-11pm - Sat., Apr. 25, 7am-11pm   Denver Kinect Hackathon
Register FREE! Colorado Game Developers - attend! Food, hardware, prizes and more. Join the Colorado IGDA (International Game Developers Association), Denver Unity Developers, Denver Microsoft Developers, Denver Game Developers, The Colorado Game Developers Group, and more at this unique event. Register ASAP (seats limited) first-come, first-served. Live in Denver at Microsoft DTC.

 Mon., Apr. 27, Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
Topic - Web API with MVC 6
David Rael
Sponsor - The Spitfire Group
Rebecca Oliva
Pregame Show -

 Wed.- Fri., April 29 - May 1, San Francisco, Build 2015     Watch Online
Microsoft will enable developers to do some amazing things in 2015. Our shift to a mobile-first, cloud-first company is in full swing. You can already see a new developer opportunity emerging from the changes we’ve announced for Windows, Azure and our developer tools, including Open sourcing .NET to make our tools more powerful in today’s heterogeneous ecosystem. And that’s just the beginning. This year’s Build will lay out how you can be the most productive and creative developer you can be and showcase the latest tools and technologies you’ll be using to get it done. You can expect some fun surprises along the way as well. Three days of immersive presentations delivered by the engineers behind our devices and services. Catch it online live and later recorded.

 Mon.- Fri., May 4-8, Chicago Microsoft Ignite     Register
The best and brightest minds will be all in one place to talk cloud infrastructure and management, productivity, big data and the internet of things, unified communications, mobility and more. So welcome, thinkers. And get ready for a glimpse at what’s possible today and in the future. Live in Chicago.

 Mon., May 18, Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
        (note: date is one week earlier than usual, due to Memorial Day holiday)

Topic - A Lap Around Windows 10 for Developers
        with Jerry Nixon
Sponsor - Thomson Reuters
Atticus Ellena
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 Fri., Jun 5, 9am-1pm, Welcome Time 8:30am Denver Dev Day
Live in Denver at Microsoft DTC (more details coming soon)
             Denver Dev Day is a great opportunity to meet and network with your local developer community. How often do you get a chance to nerd-out with like-minded people on topics you love. It is a terrific time to meet talented peers; a terrific time to learn more about the technologies you work on and the topics you hope to work on someday. Denver Dev Day is a free community event -- driven by community supporters just like you! See the Keynote and lots of sessions in multiple rooms with a dozen speakers!

 Mon., Jun. 22, Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
Topic -
Sponsor - Swiftpage
        with Kassi Harris

Pregame Show -

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