LIDNUG: Scott Guthrie – Open Q&A

Free webinar with Scott Guthrie…

scott_guthrieOne of the coolest names in the industry – yeah, The Gu himself, is visiting LIDNUG for an open Q&A. This is without a doubt one of the most anticipated sessions we have, with Scott answering questions from the attendees in this 90 minute session.

Scott Guthrie, Microsoft Corporate VP, has been coming back to LIDNUGs members each quarter for the past couple of years and it’s been one of the best sessions to get answers directly from The Gu himself.

In this session Scott answers questions on technical solutions, advices on implementations and draws comparisons between methodologies – all in the span of 90 minutes where his sole focus is to answer whatever question that comes in from the attendees. Its him, isn’t?


LIDNUG & Scott Guthrie – Open Q&A

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (PDT)

Register for this event here

LIDNUG: Sahil Malik presents AngularJS, Azure AD and O365

sahil-malik-angularNext up on the list of exciting topics we have Sahil Malik (www.winsmarts.com) showing what he refers to as “a 3some who can produce a really good looking baby”.

  • AngularJS
  • Azure AD
  • Office 365

In this free webinar, Sahil will go through some of the possibilities you can come across when having to introduce those three into the same mix.

Click here to register for this event.

 

 

 

LIDNUG Global Windows 8 Code Jam

Stock up on coffee, niblies and sleep – because you’re going to be needing it!!

LIDNUG has teamed up with InnerWorkings and are going to be running a Global Code Jam, from the 12-June-2013 till the 12-July-2013. This is Your chance to see how you stack up with developers from all over the world and an opportunity for you to win some great prizes from InnerWorkings, Telerik, Submain, Syncfusion and many more…

So how do you get on board and start crunching some code? Simple, follow these steps and you just can’t go wrong.

Head on over to http://bit.ly/codecomp and register:

step 1

Then you need to create an account – it’s painless, just need to enter in some details and click “Register”

step 2After registering you’ll just need to run the InnerWorkings Developer Interface installer..

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Start up the InnerWorkings Developer Interface and log in with the credentials you just used to register with.

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Once you’ve logged in, the first order of business is for the Visual Studio project solution files to download.

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Once that’s done it’s time to join the competition. Go to the “Achievements” tab.

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Then click on the “Competitions” tab, inside the “Achievements” area.

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Then select the country you wish to represent and click “Join Team”.

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That’s it – you’re ready to get started. Click on the “Windows 8 app Development with C# and XAML” link on the left hand side under “Installed Content”.

After than it’s just about getting your hands dirty..Launch the project code…Click on the first task (or whichever task you’re at), then click on “Challenge”.

step 9

In the Challenge tab you’ll see two buttons..

One which is the “Launch Project Code” option – this launches Visual Studio 2012 and opens up the solution for the task. The other is “Judge Project Code” which is used to “Submit” your solution to the competition.

Beware, the more times you go submit, the lower score you’ll get. Same goes for using any of the “Help” features around.

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Once Visual Studio is running you’ll be presented with the “Challenge” details. Follow the instructions and go through the details carefully. The “Judge Project Code” feature is also available inside Visual Studio as the InnerWorkings Developer Interface integrates straight into Visual Studio – nifty.

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That’s pretty much how you get started with the competition.

Each week we’ll be releasing more and more challenges – defeat them all and become the code guru that you want to be!

We will also pick weekly winners, so the more challenges you complete, the more likely it is that you’ll win.

Also, don’t forget to register with LIDNUG (http://bit.ly/lidnug) as you can only win any of the prizes if you’re a LIDNUG member. That’s free too btw.

So, good luck and happy coding!

LIDNUG & Scott Guthrie – 15th Q&A on the 9th of January

 

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LIDNUG presents Scott Guthrie’s 15th Open Q&A and the first event of 2013.

 

Scott has been coming back to LIDNUGs members each quarter for the past couple of years and it’s been one of the best sessions to get answers directly from The Gu himself.

 

In this session Scott answers questions on technical solutions, advices on implementations and draws comparisons between methodologies – all in the span of 90 minutes where his sole focus is to answer whatever question that comes in from the attendees.

 

My name is Scott Guthrie, and I am a Corporate Vice President in the Microsoft Server and Tools Business. I run a development team that works on the following products/technologies:scott-guthrie

  • Windows Azure
  • ASP.NET
  • Entity Framework
  • WCF
  • WF
  • IIS
  • Service Bus
  • Cache
  • BizTalk
  • Visual Studio Tools for Web
  • Web Services and Workflow

Register and attend this event for a chance to win 1 of 2 Telerik Ultimate .Net Collections.

Click here to register

 

FAQs

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Use the following link and send us a question

Is there sufficient parking available at the venue?
Yes, parking is available at this Virtual Online Event. Just make sure you park the car in your drive-way, have a cup of coffee and log in.

Who can I blame if I can’t access the session?
Just blame Brian (it’s easier that way) => brian.madsen@lidnug.org

Will attending this event help my career prospects?
Of course, you will be able to bring a treasure trove of knowledge with you to your next job interview.

 

Free 2-day Windows Phone 8 workshops in Perth, 7-8 Dec

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Windows Phone 8

Most have undoubtly heard about Windows Phone 8 and seen some of the awesome handsets that’s being released (one of them, the Nokia Lumia 920 is my current favorite).

With Windows Phone 8 there’s also been a huge range of new features released, such as native C++ support for game developers, NFC, in-app purchasing, wallet and much much more (see here for the Windows Phone 8 Developer Highlights).

How do you then get some hands-on training under your belt? It’s so new that there’s still not many around offering training and that leaves you at a disadvantage…or does it? Nopes – there’s now an opportunity for you to attend a free 2-day Windows Phone 8 developer workshop in Perth. Two days packed full of Windows Phone 8 goodness!

The two days run on the 7th and 8th of December, 2012 (yay, just in time for the chrissy holidays where you’ll have plenty of time to get your hands even more dirty, crunching some awesome code) and they’re free…..

My good friend, Nick Randolph (from Built To Roam) is running the 2 days and it’s great to see him head back to Perth once again. Nick is probably one of the biggest names in Mobile development in Australia and if you’ve ever had the pleasure of attending any of his mobile presentations you’d be aware of the quality you’ll be exposed to.

So what are you waiting for, click here to register.

LIDNUG and Wintellect Presents – .NET Performance Tuning with John Robbins

LIDNUG & Wintellect Presents – .NET Performance Tuning with John Robbins    John Robbins

One of our most highly anticipated events and presenters is coming up in just a few days (11th of October, 2012) – namely the return of John Robbins. Last time we caught up with John we had a full house, and with currently 700+ registered to attend it’s bound to be a blast.

.NET is an amazing environment. It runs on everything from a small phone in your hand, to the latest touch tablet, to your company’s server, to a cloud environment handling tens of thousands of transactions per second. But with that flexibility comes problems. When your applications performance slows down the issues go from “working OK” to “we are going to get fired any minute” literally overnight. You’ve got a performance problem with your .NET code so what the heck do you do?   In this session John Robbins will talk about the wonderful tools you have to find and fix those performance issues once and for all. There’s a lot of deep thinking over performance that most developers haven’t done because they don’t need to do it every day. Fortunately, John’s done that thinking for you so join him for this session and learn to tackle .NET performance problems. No matter if your performance problem is algorithmic or memory-based you’ll see how to deal with those issues once and for all.


Register to attend the webinar and you’ll be entered to win a Wintellect virtual training course (a $499 value). The winner will be announced during the webinar. You must be present to win.

The LIDNUG and Wintellect series of events are sponsored by Syncfusion.

For more details and to register, click here: http://lidnug-wintellect7.eventbrite.com/

note: for those on the southern hemisphere please be aware that this event is held in the EDT timezone.

Upcoming event – Top 10 Features developers love with Jeremy Likness

 

In less than 24hrs we’ll have our first session focused on Windows 8 and we probably couldn’t be in better hands than with Jeremy Likness.

Jeremy has presented for LIDNUG before and it was one of those sessions where you seriously didn’t want to leave your desk for any reason, just so you didn’t miss anything. Tomorrow’s event promises to be even better!

What i think is cool is that Jeremy will being doing all the demos from a slate, running Windows 8 of course. We did a dry-run today and it worked a treat. Pretty gutsy of Jeremy tho…

So, what are you waiting for? Register here: http://lidnug-wintellect1.eventbrite.com/
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (ET).

As if the session isn’t enough, here’s another piece of information. Wintellect is giving away a $499 virtual training course.

Partner offer from Wintellect: Attend and you will be entered to win a Wintellect virtual training course (http://bit.ly/Pnafbx $499 value). The winner will be announced during the webinar. *You must be present to win.

Partner offer from Syncfusion: Get more than 600 Metro-style icons for FREE! Download Syncfusion Metro Studio—a collection of Metro-style icon templates that can be easily customized using an intuitive customization tool to create thousands of unique icons. Download now! ( http://bit.ly/LCl2LB )

Very much looking forward to this event as I attended a full day of geeky goodness, here in Australia, this weekend, on exactly this topic – well, Windows 8 development anyways.

LIDNUG: The Art of Debugging with Mario Hewardt

We had a great session last night (couldn’t attend due to the storm that hit us..Cat 3 apparently – we all blame my fellow colleague MA for bringing the british weather to Perth).

Anyways, enough of blaming poor MA, what we have here is a brilliant session that’s probably going to surprise some people.

httpv://youtu.be/Xlp4P8pVsY4

All of our events are recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel

Check out the upcoming list of events from LIDNUG – bound to be something to interest you.

An April Fool’s Day MVP – MVP 2012

The 1st of April has been hillarious for me, ever since I got my first Microsoft MVP Award in 2006. Not solely due to the fact that I’ve been honoured by Microsoft by being presented with the MVP Award, but also because quite a few of my friends finds it funny to send me all types of “spoofed” emails on the day.

This year was of course no different – lots of emails (of various dubious qualities), but at the end of the day I did indeed received one particular email that’s bound to bring a smile to my face.

Yeps, I’ve been awarded the 2012 Microsoft MVP Award and I’m very pleased with it. The award is a recognition from Microsoft and irrespectively of why we do what we do for the community, it is indeed very nice to get the recognition. When you take a look at the company and quality of the MVPs out there, I feel truly humbled. Some of the industry’s biggest names are MVPs but it’s like comparing apples and flux capacitors.

So here’s to another great year of more community involvements – but first a big thank you to all of those that’s bothered to listen to me waffle on for hours on end – lets make 2012 even better, and bigger, than 2011.

 Anyways, you can find me floating around in a few places:

 Feel free to ping me if you got any questions..

oh, btw, the category is ASP.Net 🙂

PSSUG: Dark art of performance tuning scripts from Peter Ward

Hey,

Earlier in January 2012 saw Peter Ward (WardyIT, SQL MVP, Awesome Guy) present for the Perth SQL Server User Group (PSSUG) for a full house. One of the requests was to get the scripts that Peter had created made available to all the members that attended.

So, here it is, you can find the scripts.

The T-SQL scripts include the following functions, which are obviously very handy when doing performance tuning on SQL Server:

  • Find what version of SQL Server you are running
  • Get an overview of what hardware you are running
  • Get a snapshot of the memory allocation
  • Check the SQL Server configurations
  • Get info about each database file
  • Check the Waits stats
  • Signal waits for CPU pressure
  • Check the Page Life Expectancy
  • Check the Buffer cache hit ration for default instance
  • Find high value for CACHESTORE_SQLCP (for ad-hoc query plans)
  • Find ad-hoc queries that are bloating the plan

I want to thank Peter for an extremely informative session and well presented topic (as usual!).

Download the scripts here (.txt file):
PSSUG – Peter Ward SQL Server Performance Tuning Scripts