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Next Meeting: Mon., Nov. 26
     Your Open Discussion
Meeting Sponsor
**Annual Holiday Dinner**
     Door Prizes, Give-A-Ways
Next Lab: Fri., Jan 25 (Quarterly)
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FREE Book Offers FREE Book in Exchange for a Book Review!


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I n s t a l l F e s t ( i v u s )

     No Registration Required for this Event

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 Microsoft’s Web UX platform: Silverlight, ASP.NET, and AJAX
      Happy Holidays!

Plus -- Special Night:
Annual Holiday Dinner !!!

Happy Holidays!      
      User Group Meeting (4th Monday monthly)
Monday, November 26, 2007, Networking & Refreshments 5:30 p.m., Meeting 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Microsoft, Desert Mountain (Denver), Directions and Live Local Maps

7595 Technology Way, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80237, Phone: 720-528-1700
Microsoft’s Web UX platform: Silverlight, ASP.NET, and AJAX   Microsoft’s Web UX platform: Silverlight, ASP.NET, and AJAX
with Tim Heuer, Microsoft Developer Evangelist
     Let’s take a deeper look at leveraging the web platform of technologies in a different way. We’ll look at Silverlight and creating your own controls, integrating with HTML controls, and using Silverlight with data services.
 Tim Heuer  
  Pop quiz: What do you get when you mix a SCUBA diver, golfer, and criminal justice major? 
Tim Heuer        A software developer, of course!

    Tim Heuer works with Microsoft in the field organization focused on helping our developer communities. Tim is based in the sweltering heat of Arizona and regularly travels across the western United States including AZ, CO, NM, UT, and NV.

     Tim comes to Microsoft from the partner community and has worked with worked with Microsoft developer tools and technologies since the early 1990s. Tim is extremely passionate about Microsoft, but also enjoys learning new technologies and frameworks that exist. His main passion lies in the web technologies and loves working with software developers to share and learn knowledge in this space.

        In his spare time, Tim loves to spend time with his family traveling, spending most of his vacation time under water with SCUBA, and trying to beat his friends in golf.  He's inflicted with the unfortunate disease that his work is also his hobby and he loves technology.  You can usually find him behind the keyboard trying to learn something new.  He's also way too fascinated with everything new and might as well have the nickname "version 1" as he's the first to install betas, buy new hardware gadgets, whatever...nothing fears his desire to be a part of technology!  You can usually find him online, so give him a chat!
  Contact Tim Heuer, Microsoft Developer Evangelist, 602-405-4567,
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   Meeting Sponsor
   Meeting Refreshments      From Our Monthly Meeting Sponsor!
      Happy Holidays!

Special Night:
Annual Holiday Dinner !!!

Happy Holidays!      
Your Open Discussion
Open Discussion!  

Your Open Discussion: "Keeping up with Technology?"

       Join us to discuss, at the suggestion of a user group member --

     I am always on top of the latest and greatest to prepare for tomorrow!
I have a job to do today, I can not afford to be caught up in things that don't matter today!

     More to come...join us to discuss...
Please arrive before 6:00 p.m., entry after that is not guaranteed. Building doors are scheduled to remain unlocked until 7:00 p.m. See FAQ. If you leave the 4th floor after 7:00 p.m., return entry is not available.

     5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.*     PLEASE silence your electronic devices during our meeting.
5:30 - 6:00 (30 min) Informal Networking and Refreshments (come early)
     You may arrive after 5:15 p.m., Meeting starts
PROMPTLY at 6:00 p.m.
     You must arrive before 7:00 p.m. lockout, see above about late arrival

6:00 - 6:05 (5 min) Welcome and Announcements - Chris Wallace
6:05 - 6:15 (10 min) Open "Mic" Time - Member Announcements, your time to speak!
6:15 - 6:30 (15 min) Your Open Discussion
"Keeping up with Technology?"
6:30 - 6:45
(15 min) Networking Break
- 8:15 (90 min) Feature Presentation
Microsoft’s Web UX platform: Silverlight, ASP.NET, and AJAX
with Tim Heuer, Microsoft Developer Evangelist

:15 - 8:30
(15 min) Closing Thoughts and Door Prizes - Chris Wallace
      * All times are approximate and subject to change.
      Please note: we need to vacate the room no later than 9:00 p.m.!
 Meeting Door Prizes
       To qualify to win any of our door prizes, follow the complete door prize requirements and details. You must be a qualified group member and you must be present to win - Include your name and current e-mail address on your ONE business card entry per meeting. All door prizes are subject to change.
NOTE: Other door prize qualifications may be required by third party sponsors.
All door prize winners who select a book are asked (not required) to write a review of that book.
Accepting a door prize obligates each winner to send a thank you note to their door prize provider.

Previous Winners: Have you sent your thank you note? If not, you are not eligible to win this month!

   From Microsoft      Our Monthly Meeting Sponsor!   
  SPECIAL HOLIDAY Selected developer books, software, hardware, t-shirts -- cool stuff!
 From Softpro Books      Your User Group's Preferred Bookstore!
  $20 gift certificate to Softpro Books (e-mail)  --  Winners: Check the expiration date of this gift !!!
6862 S. Yosemite St., Centennial, CO (near DTC, Southwest of Arapahoe Rd and I-25), 303-740-7751
An independent computer bookstore - wide selection of the best computer books available anywhere!
 From  JetBrains     
  ReSharper (multiple copies) -- The Most Intelligent Add-In To Visual Studio
 From  A Variety of Developer Book Publishers     
  Selected developer books!

 NEXT LAB     
No Registration Required for this Event
Outlook calendar event will be posted here before the lab!  
  User Group Lab (first month of each quarter, on Friday before our monthly Meeting)
Friday, January 25, 2008, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: Hensmann Technology Learning and Education Center, Directions and Live Local Maps
Address: 6825 South Galena St., Englewood, CO 80112, Phone: 303-832-4665, 877-660-4876
  Topic and Presenter details soon...   DO YOU WANT TO PRESENT AT OUR LAB?
   Contact James Hansen
   NOTE:   Our Labs meet during the first month of each quarter,
 on the Friday before our meeting for that month.
    FMI about our Labs, contact: James Hansen.
FREE Book Offers     

FREE Book in Exchange for a Book Review!

 For members participating in our volunteer Book Exchange
"FREE Book in Exchange for a Book Review."

  You Are A Winner: by reading down this far, you have just won the opportunity to obtain a FREE book!
Now is the time to help your fellow group members and yourself. You get a FREE book in exchange for writing a review of that book. We ask all recipients of door prize books to complete a review of their book choice; however, some specific books have been entrusted to our group by the publishers in exchange for a published review by our group members posted to our web site. We are obligated to fulfill those agreements, to receive additional door prizes and more FREE books for review. See our Book Reviews.

H o w   t o   c l a i m   y o u r   F R E E   b o o k:

     1. Select one of the books currently offered for review (one outstanding review per member, please):
  New! Learning WCF - A hands on guide - Master Windows Communication Foundation and SOA Fundamentals. By Michele Leroux Bustamante.
(O'Reilly) ISBN: 0-596-10162-7, Published: 2007, Pages: 607
Special Limited Edition - Signed by Michele, Compliments of O'Reilly
       2. Be the first to send an e-mail message to Chris Wallace. State that you will write a review of that book within 60 days of receiving that book and that you understand and agree to follow the book review process and submit your review as described in our “How To Review.”


       3. Attend our Meeting described in this e-mail to see if you are a winner of your book choice! Get your book at our Meeting. You must be present at that Meeting to pick up your book, no exceptions. If you are not present to obtain your book at the time during the Meeting when it is offered, it will go to the next person who submitted an e-mail in the order received.
     4. Start reading and writing! - Plus, send your Thank You message to your book provider!
  REGISTER Now!    

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  Microsoft InstallFest(ivus) - REGISTER Now!
, December 12, 2007, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., with nice hors devours and beer/wine
Location: Marriot Denver Tech Center (Denver), Directions and Live Local Maps

4900 S. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237, Phone
       The end of the year brings about a time of celebration. It is a time to embrace friends, family and the RTM of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5! Please join us at our holiday installfest to celebrate! The fest will be hosted at the beautiful Marriott Denver Tech Center. We will have food, drinks, demos and some great giveaways. Best of all -- Every attendee will receive a fully licensed release version of Visual Studio 2008 (to be mailed at a later date). DON'T MISS THIS PARTY !!!

     InstallFest Presenter: Rob Bagby, MicrosoftDeveloper Evangelist, blog:

 MSDN Master Series   
  REGISTER Now!    
  MSDN Master Series -- Software Factories  

MSDN Master Series -- Software Factories:
From abstract concept to real life productivity

MSDN Master Series -- Software Factories - REGISTER Now!
, December 17, 2007, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - No cost for training.
Location: Microsoft, Desert Mountain (Denver), Directions and Live Local Maps

7595 Technology Way, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80237, Phone: 720-528-1700
     Have you ever created a software framework or tools to take care of the repetitive tasks on your projects? If you have, you created a form of a software factory. Microsoft’s patterns and practices team has focused on developing a set of software factories for many common types of development: Smart Clients, Web Clients, Mobile Clients, and Web Services. These factories are excellent to use as is, but can also be extended with your own customizations to suit your specific situation.
     This session will take a deeper look at what constitutes a software factory and the tools used to create and modify a software factory. Additionally, we will take a cursory look at each of the software factories created by Microsoft and take a deep dive into the Smart Client Software Factory with examples of how to get started and use a foundation that is well documented and thoroughly tested.
     This month's presenter is Daren May of EMC.
EMC Corporation is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions.
     MSDN Master Series is delivered and hosted monthly by our Partners and Community Leaders. It is designed to keep you up to date on the cutting-edge technologies that provide the fastest means for building and deploying state-of-the-art applications.  MSDN Master Series is a FREE half-day technical training series created by Developers for Developers!  We’ll address the needs and issues of developers today and show you how to make a real difference in the way that you work!


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