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 From: Chris Wallace
Message Date: April 21, 2014
 Monthly Update - H e a d l i n e s     

Monthly Items

Feature Items

  Next Meeting: Mon., April 28
Meeting Sponsor

Pregame Show

Door Prizes, Give-A-Ways
User Group Contacts

FREE Book Offers FREE Book in Exchange for a Book Review!
- your choice:
both printed book or e-book available
A Day of Unity - Publish Games on Windows Store and Windows Phone, Denver
Thu., Apr. 24, (8:30) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. -
breakfast and lunch provided

Support Your User Group

Denver Study Group - We value and need your FEEDBACK -- what do you want from your Study Group? Tell us here: - LinkedIn

//build/ -
Microsoft Annual Developer Conference,
Watch recordings on demand now

Microsoft BizSpark & Business Hub

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A View from the Legislature with Andrew Romanoff
Tue., Apr. 29,   7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Innovation Pavilion*, Directions-Bing Maps, FMI and to REGISTER for this event

CIO Forum Information Security: Is Corporate America Under Attack?
Thu., May 8,   2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Innovation Pavilion*, Directions-Bing Maps, FMI and to REGISTER for this event

Innovation Pavilion is our Study Group host

More Events Coming Soon

Visual Studio 2012


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 Next Meeting      No Registration Required for this Event
User Group Meeting - "mobile first, cloud first" - "any developer, any app, any platform"
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
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)!
     Visual Studio News
     Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 (now available: //build/ April 2, 2014)
     Visual Studio 2013 Update 2: Somasegar's blog

     //build/ - Microsoft Annual Developer Conference, Watch recordings on demand now
   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
 Meeting Sponsor
A Quick Look at the Job Market from a Staffing Perspective
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 of 3 $50 each Visa Gift cards plus give away items, like Nike Golf Polos, playing cards, and reusable bags!
    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)
       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)
   Meeting Refreshments     
  Qdoba Mexican Grill

Complete Taco Bar - catering by Qdoba Mexican 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
  The C# Developer's World - Operators
Chris Wallace, co-presenting and co-leading the discussion
YOU, Our Denver Visual Studio User Group Members
      This fast-paced session is another in a series discussing the fundamentals of the C# Developer's World.
     This look at commonly used operators includes unary (plus and minus and increment-decrement) and binary (arithmetic). We will expand to discuss grouping of operators and their order, including parenthesis use and assignments.
Interested? Come early and join us in our discussion!
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 - 6:30 (15 min) Sponsor Introduction and Presentation
6:30 - 6:45 (15 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:
  brooksource 3 - gift cards: Visa $50.00 each
plus give away items, like Nike Golf Polos, playing cards, and reusable bags!
  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 New! 1 Nevron NOV UI Framework developer subscription: cross-platform presentation layer for .NET development with complete GUI toolkit - develop WinForms, WPF, Silverlight applications from the same code base (soon to include Mac, iOS, and Android)
  Pluralsight - Hardcore Developer and IT Training New! 5 Pluralsight On-Demand 1-month each, full access to dev technology video training courses, plus hoodies, t-shirts, and much more
  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 Book Offers     
  FREE Book in Exchange for a Book Review!

"FREE Book in Exchange for a Book Review."

Your Choice: Print Book New!
Speaking JavaScript
An In-Depth Guide for Programmers (O'Reilly)
By Axel Rauschmayer
Print: March 2014, Pages: 460, Print ISBN: 978-1-4493-6503-5
  1. select book above
2. agree to “How To Review” process *
3. send your request, and be the first, to Chris Wallace or see him at our meeting
4. attend our meeting and get your book
5. write your review, submit it to Chris, keep your book
  FREE Book in Exchange for a Book Review!

"FREE Book in Exchange for a Book Review."

or Your Choice: eBook O'Reilly  
  1. select any O’Reilly ebook 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 book
5. write your review, submit it to Chris, keep your book

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

 Support Your User Group     
  .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 few months. 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?

Tell us here: - LinkedIn
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