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  NOTE, Tomorrow:
     Tue., Feb. 18, 9:00 am MST, Xamarin, Visual Studio & Windows Azure:
Live Webinar
Updated since this e-mail was sent! Updated 02/24/2014    To Member: 
 From: Chris Wallace
Message Date: February 17, 2014
 Monthly Update - H e a d l i n e s     

Monthly Items

Feature Items

  Next Meeting: Mon., February 24
Meeting Sponsor

     Pregame Show

     Door Prizes, Give-A-Ways
User Group Contacts
FREE Book Offers FREE Book in Exchange for a Book Review!
you select the book to review this month!

Xamarin, VS, & Windows Azure: Live Webinar Tue. Feb. 18, 9:00 am MST

Developing Windows Store 8.1 Apps using XAML (full course online)

Denver Study Group - check for updates!

New Course starts Tue, Feb 25:
Window 8 Store Apps Hands-on in 20 Lessons

Microsoft BizSpark & Business Hub

More Events Coming Soon

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User Group Meeting - "mobile first, cloud first" - "any developer, any app, any platform"
Monday, February 24, 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
7595 Technology Way, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80237, Phone: 720-528-1700
    Feature Presentation     

Modern Business Apps

  Transforming Software Development
in a World of Devices and Services
William Wegerson, C# Architect Developer
       SaaS (Software As A Service) and PaaS (Platform As A Service) are the cloud buzzwords within the industry right now. But what does that `really` mean to the .Net developer interested in doing his/her work on a daily basis. How can the cloud be leveraged from trusty Visual Studio?
     Join William Wegerson to discuss the possibilities and the realities of using Visual Studio and Windows Azure to create SaaS and utilizes Azure’s PaaS opportunities with live examples and information culled from the Microsoft data repositories.
   William Wegerson      
  William Wegerson

     William Wegerson is a Microsoft C# MVP who considers himself a generalist when it comes to development by learning and investigating new software technologies as they become available.

       Whether it is the front end user interface or the back end development with ties to the cloud, he develops using both and brings his insights and opinions to any presentation he does. The right tool for the right situation. 
Contact: William Wegerson, Blog
 Meeting Sponsor
Current Market Trends and Standing Out in the Crowd

Christie Paakkonen, TEKsystems
Senior Applications Recruiter - Microsoft Technologies
       Quick update on current market trends and client requests, plus information on seeking out a new role in the current market!
  Don't miss TEKsystems: t-shirts, Under Armor, cups, lanyards, and more.
    Christie Paakkonen      
  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)
   Meeting Refreshments     
  Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill

Complete Pita Bar, catering: Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill
Refreshments provided by our meeting sponsor above -
     Thank you!

       Delicious food for your light dinner / snacks and drinks during our Informal Networking and Refreshments before our meeting begins.
     Quantities Limited - Come early, 5:30 - 6:00
 Pregame Show
Updated since this e-mail was sent! Updated 02/24/2014  
  Camtasia Studio
Make a Video using Camtasia and Snagit
Crystal Long, Microsoft MVP, Remote Training and Programming
     Every day, thousands of people around the world use Camtasia to create professional videos that train, teach, sell, and more! It's the easiest way to demonstrate a process, product, or idea. Think about the ways you can use video in your professional world.
     Have you used other products with a steep learning curve? Camtasia is a solid tool which is as intuitive as you can get.
     Join Crystal Long as she shows you how to make a video using Camtasia and its companion capture tool, Snagit. See the powerful yet easy process to: Change Settings, Record Video and Audio, Edit, Produce, and Caption your videos. This will be a "how to" talk -- come and learn, ask the questions you need to help you create better video.

FMI: Camtasia Studio, Snagit, See Crystal's Help page for Camtasia:
How to Make and Publish a Video
UPDATE: Video Tutorial demonstrated during our Pregame Show:
Tool: Channel Tracker
, free Access database.
    Crystal Long      
  Crystal Long           Crystal Long is a powerhouse in the community. She teaches, collaborates on multiple projects, authors books, creates teaching materials and videos and answers tons of customer questions on forums among many other things. Crystal is huge into studying and learning new things and as a result, is well versed across many subjects.
       Crystal is a long time Microsoft MVP for Access.
Contact: Crystal Long, See Crystal's latest training video on YouTube:
Office App Store: JavaScript API Tutorial for Office using Excel 2013
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.* PLEASE silence your electronic devices during our events.
      * All times and content are approximate and subject to change.

5:00 - 6:00 (60 min) Pregame Show (come early)
5:30 - 6:00 (30 min) Informal Networking and Refreshments (come early)
     You may arrive at or after 5:00 p.m. Check-in begins at 5:00 p.m.

Meeting starts PROMPTLY(ish) at 6:00 p.m.
If you leave early, return entry may not be available. See FAQ.
6:00 - 6:15 (15 min) Welcome and Announcements
     plus Open "Mic" Time - Member Announcements and Job Talk, your time to speak!
6:15 - 6:35 (20 min) Sponsor Introduction and Presentation
6:35 - 6:45 (10 min) Networking Break
- 8:15 (90 min) Feature Presentation
8:15 - 8:45
(30 min) Closing Thoughts, Door Prizes, and Wrap-up
 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 (only) business card entry per meeting. All door prizes are subject to change. Other door prize qualifications may be required by third party sponsors, check with them.
Winners agree to send a business-like thank you by e-mail to your door prize provider (you will be given the name and e-mail address to send your thank you). Accepting a door prize obligates each winner to send a thank you note to their door prize provider. Previous winners who have not sent their thank you note are not eligible to win again! Thank you for your participation!
Many door prizes are NOT listed here (if you have attended before, you know)!
  our monthly meeting sponsor:
  1 - Swissgear Computer Laptop Backpack
1 - Kindle Paperwhite 6” high resolution display with next-gen built in light
  our additional sponsors:
  Telerik 1 DevCraft Complete .NET Toolbox
  Syncfusion 1 – Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition, UI, Reporting, BI; + 1-year Subscription; for Silverlight, ASP.NET, MVC, WPF, WinForms
  DevExpress 1 – DXperience Enterprise, Controls for WinForms, ASP.NET AJAX, WPF, Silverlight, + more
  ComponentOne 1 – license of your choice, ComponentOne:
ComponentOne Ultimate or Active Reports or Spread .Net
  JetBrains ReSharper 3 license of your choice, JetBrains for:
ReSharper, IntelliJ IDEA, RubyMine, PyCharm, dotCover, TeamCity, dotTrace Performance Profiler Pro, or dotTrace Memory Profiler
  Nevron 1 Nevron Chart for .NET Lite edition -- visualize your success -- full license -- powerful Charting for .NET
  Pluralsight - Hardcore Developer and IT Training 5 Pluralsight On-Demand 1-month each, full access to dev technology video training courses
  From A Variety of Developer Book Publishers and Software Vendors --
selected developer software, books, and other items!
  Microsoft Selected from developer books, software, hardware, t-shirts, mugs + other cool stuff! (subject to availability)
FREE E-Book Offers     
  FREE Book in Exchange for a Book Review!

"FREE Book in Exchange for a Book Review."

  1. select any O’Reilly or Microsoft e-book on any Visual Studio developer related subject
2. agree to “How To Review” process
3. send your exact e-book title and ISBN request to Chris Wallace
4. receive a link and download your e-book
5. write your review, submit it to Chris, keep your e-book

Do Not Participate - Unless you agree to follow our "How To Review"!

 Denver Study Group

Denver Study Group
Denver Study Group -- check for updates!
New Course starts
Tue, Feb 25:
Window 8 Store Apps Hands-on in 20 Lessons
 Microsoft BizSpark & Business Hub     
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Software & Tools to build apps.
Technology to get in the cloud.
Connect to 50,000+ startups and 1,500+ startup orgs.
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