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Next Meeting: Rounding out Visual Studio with VS 2013 Update 2
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Salary Guides: 2014 Modis IT   2014 Robert Half
 
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New! Exam Ref 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
New! Programming Entity Framework: DbContext
New! Programming HTML5 Applications
 Start Here! Build Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript
 
Book reviews coming soon --
 
New! Windows Phone 8 Development Internals
 
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Introduction to Visual Studio Technologies
Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (Second Preview) + content!
Building Hybrid Applications in the Cloud on Windows Azure
Introducing Windows Server 2012 (RTM  Ed)
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User Group Meeting - "a professional developer's association"
Monday, April 28, 2014
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     
 
 

Visual Studio
 
Rounding out Visual Studio with VS 2013 Update 2
with Steve Lange, Sr. Developer Technology Specialist - Microsoft DPE

 
     If you use Visual Studio (and we know you do!) as part of a team (even a 1-man team!), this talk is for you. Join Steve as he covers the latest and greatest updates included in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 for both Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. See where the product is headed for individuals, teams, and entire organizations.
     This demo-heavy session promises to have something for everyone (even if you are just getting started with VS or you are a seasoned veteran of VS)!
FMI:
     Visual Studio News
     Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 (now available: //build/ April 2, 2014)
     Visual Studio 2013 Update 2: Somasegar's blog
 
 Steve Lange 
 
  Steve Lange      Steve Lange serves as a field expert for Microsoft’s high-end development and application lifecycle management tools, specifically Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Test Professional, and Lab Management.
       His “normal” responsibilities include presenting a variety of technical topics (from version control, work item tracking, testing practices, requirement practices, and ALM solutions) for individual customers or at larger events, developing content for events, and helping customer understand the breadth and depth of Microsoft’s team development technologies.
     Steve has been working in the fields of software configuration management, requirements management, and application lifecycle management since 1999. Prior to joining Microsoft, Steve worked as a Systems Engineer for Borland Software and Starbase Software. Steve holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems.

Contact: Steve Lange, Twitter, Blog

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  brooksource
 
A Quick Look at the Job Market from a Staffing Perspective
with
Ryan Bulan, Director of Colorado Operations, Brooksource
       Join Ryan Bulan as he discusses whatever you want to know about interviewing, hiring, and the job market in IT
  Don't miss Brooksource's door prizes plus give away items!
 
 Ryan Bulan 
 
  Ryan Buland

     Ryan Buland is a results-oriented staffing professional with almost 10 years of experience in the IT services industry selling project sourcing and staff augmentation offerings across multiple verticals

       FMI about Brooksource:
  Contact: Rhett Hull, Brooksource, 720.485.1056 (direct), 303.756.9000 (office)
 
 Brooksource     
 
       With 14+ years of continuous growth, Brooksource is a rapidly expanding IT services firm that provides talented technical and functional resources for both staff augmentation and project support initiatives as well as direct placement sourcing to supplement FTE headcount. With 16 offices across the country we continue to grow our footprint at an incredible pace. Brooksource focuses on matching top-notch application developers with well-respected clients. In 2014, almost 50% of Brooksource’s starts have been .NET Developers.
Contact: Rhett Hull, Brooksource, 720.485.1056 (direct), 303.756.9000 (office)

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not scheduled

 

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  .NET Gurus Can Cook NOTE: Support your user group -- get a ".NET Gurus Can Cook" cookbook + a bright red apron, both for an astonishingly low $20 (or more) donation! A recipe collection by the .NET community.
  
See Ken or Sco at our check-in desk before the next meeting. Also makes a great gift! Quantities very limited!
 
  

 Denver Study Group      
 
  Denver Study Group
 
Denver Study Group
 
New! After over one year of continuous Study Group sessions, we will be taking off the next two months - April and May. We look forward to a renewed interest in working with you, our Members, with new and exciting software development learning skills. Next course will be posted here and on our Study Group LinkedIn site -- check for updates!
 
We value and need your FEEDBACK -- what do you want from your Study Group?

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Ongoing: Denver Visual Studio User Group - Denver Study Group

-- April -- 
Thu., Apr. 24, A Day of Unity - Publish Games on Windows Store and Windows Phone
        
(8:30 Welcome) 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - breakfast and lunch provided
        
FMI and to REGISTER

Mon., Apr. 28, Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
        
Topic - Rounding out Visual Studio with VS 2013 Update 2
        with
Steve Lange, Sr. Developer Technology Specialist - Microsoft DPE
        
Sponsor - Brooksource
        with
Ryan Bulan
        
Pregame - check back for updates
        with
check back for updates

-- May -- 
Mon., May 19, Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
       (note: May meeting is earlier by one week, due to Memorial Day)

        
Topic - //Build (part 1 of 2)
        with Jerry Nixon, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft
        
Sponsor - Robert Half Technology
        with Ted Hellmuth
        
Pregame - check back for updates
        with
check back for updates

-- June -- 
Mon., Jun 23, Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
        
Topic - //Build (part 2 of 2)
        with
Jerry Nixon, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft
        
Sponsor - available
        with you
        
Pregame - check back for updates
        with
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