SuperChristmas 2009 in Newcastle

SuperMondays, in partnership with Thursday Fizz, Girl Geeks, VBUG and Refresh Teesside are proud to announce: SuperChristmas is the Christmas party that brings our organisations together to round off an excellent year and to set the scene for 2010. The party will start at 7:00pm on Thursday 17th December 2009 at Hoults Yard. Tickets are on sale for £7.50. You can buy them here… The ticket price includes a hog roast, ceilidh dancing, and as much free beer/wine/soft drinks as the budget will allow…all served in a farm house theme decked out with bales of hay! Everybody is welcome, so … Continue reading SuperChristmas 2009 in Newcastle

VBUG Newcastle – W2008R2 and Windows 7 – Links

Thanks to Richard Fennell for stepping into the breach this evening and covering the content for us so well.  As soon as I have a link for the slides from the event, I’ll publish it here on this post. In the meantime here is the link for you to be able to get a key for the Windows 7 Release Candidates you may have picked up at the event – http://technet.microsoft.com/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx?ITPID=clminis Keep an eye on this blog and Jon Noble’s for more information on forthcoming events for September onwards – enjoy the summer!! UPDATE! – Here’s a a link to … Continue reading VBUG Newcastle – W2008R2 and Windows 7 – Links

VBUG Newcastle: PowerShell 0-60 in One Evening – Tuesday 24th March 2009

Damn, just noticed this has been sat in my blog drafts folder 🙁 Hope this catches people in time. The next VBUG Newcastle meeting will be held at Newcastle University on Tuesday 24th March 19:00-21:00 (18:45 registration) and will be delivered by Jonathan Noble who will be doing a session on PowerShell: Windows PowerShell has been around since 2006, but now that version 2 will ship on the desktop in Windows 7, as well as being in Microsoft’s Common Engineering Criteria and several 3rd party products, PowerShell is becoming increasingly compelling. While it is based on the .Net framework, you … Continue reading VBUG Newcastle: PowerShell 0-60 in One Evening – Tuesday 24th March 2009

VBUG NEWCASTLE : REARRANGED Parallel Programming in .Net (VS2010) with Eric Nelson Now 24th February

I’m pleased to announce that we have rearranged Eric Nelson’s session on Parallel Programming in .Net (VS2010), which was unfortunately cancelled due to the poor weather, and the event will now be held on TUESDAY 24th FEBRUARY at the same venue.  Please register for the event, even if you had register for the previous date, at http://www.vbug.co.uk/Events/February-2009/VBUG-NEWCASTLE-REARRANGED–Parallel-programming-in-NET-VS2010-with-Eric-Nels.aspx I look forward to seeing you there!

VBUG Newcastle Future Roadmap Ideas

Over the course of the next four to six months, I have decided to change the regularity/format of the meetings for the usergroup in the North East.  I had been speaking with a fellow Twitterer, Jonathan Noble, about desires for usergroups in the North East.  It was mentioned that there are few very IT Pro events occurring in the North East of England, barring the occasional visits by the TechNet Team. Therefore in order to help with my planning and provision of events, with Jon’s help, I’ve decided to look at putting on bimonthly developer themed events and alternate month’s … Continue reading VBUG Newcastle Future Roadmap Ideas

VBUG Newcastle: Parallel Programming in .Net (VS2010) with Eric Nelson – 3rd February 2009

VBUG Newcastle kicks off 2009 on Tuesday 3rd February with Eric Nelson, Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelist, visiting to cover Parallel Programming in .Net using Visual Studio 2010. Session Overview: The next version of the .NET Framework will come with new classes that start to remove the difficulties in building multi-threaded applications that are able to take advantage of the modern multi-core processor architectures and the future many-core architectures that are coming over the next few years. In this session, we will look at why we will all need to start thinking about parallelism and drill into what is available … Continue reading VBUG Newcastle: Parallel Programming in .Net (VS2010) with Eric Nelson – 3rd February 2009

VBUG Newcastle: Introducing OpenXML with Craig Murphy – Wednesday 29th October 2008

I’m very pleased to be able to welcome Craig Murphy to VBUG Newcastle on Wednesday 29th October to give us his introduction to OpenXML.  Craig has this to say about the topic: Overview With the release of Office 2007, Microsoft moved their document formats over to XML-based formats. This text-based format has many advantages, including, but not limited to readability, good compression and ease of reconstruction. However, as developers [responsible for report creation], OpenXML has significant benefits for us. We now have a consistent object model across all Office applications. More importantly, we no longer have to understand the intricacies … Continue reading VBUG Newcastle: Introducing OpenXML with Craig Murphy – Wednesday 29th October 2008

11th VBUG Conference 4th and 5th November 2008 – Book Now!!

I have been heavily involved with the Agenda for this year’s VBUG Conference and am pleased to say that we have been able to set up a great selection of topics and a plethora of excellent speakers including the Keynote by Roy Osherove, sessions from Ken Getz, Jeffrey McManus, Oliver Sturm, Tony Whitter and many, many more excellent speakers. Session Highlights include Tips and Tricks for Successful Software Teams ASP.Net 4.0 Silverlight for Mobile Distributed Caching for ASP.Net Applications Create Managed Code for Office 2008 in VS 2008 We have a wide range of sessions with a good mix of … Continue reading 11th VBUG Conference 4th and 5th November 2008 – Book Now!!

VBUG Online Meetings Return: Tuesday 21st October – CSLA.Net Introduction with Andrew Hallmark

At VBUG we are pleased to announce the resumption of our Online Meetings, and we resume with CSLA.NET Introduction by Andrew Hallmark next Tuesday, 21st October 2008, from 19:30 – 20:30.  I know a few people in my own region have asked for this topic to be covered but unfortunately it’s not been possible, but now you can see the presentation online from wherever you are :).  Be sure to sign up for this free event – for more information and to register for the event be sure to visit the event page – VBUG Online: CSLA.NET Introduction with Andrew … Continue reading VBUG Online Meetings Return: Tuesday 21st October – CSLA.Net Introduction with Andrew Hallmark