LIDNUG: Sahil Malik presents AngularJS, Azure AD and O365

sahil-malik-angularNext up on the list of exciting topics we have Sahil Malik ( 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 & Scott Guthrie – 15th Q&A on the 9th of January



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
  • 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



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) =>

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.


Scott Guthrie’s Letter To You – “I have not left .Net for Azure”

We’ve heard it before – Scott Guthrie HAS NOT LEFT the ASP.Net team – but the rumours are still floating around. During Scott’s quarterly Q&A session for LIDNUG he’s answered the question many, many times already.

But to cement the rumours, here’s a letter from Scott Guthrie to you (published February, 2012 MSDN Flash Magazine):

Letter from Scott Guthrie
CVP, Azure Application Platform

.NET and Windows Azure Progress

There’s a lot of great work going on in the .NET and Windows Azure space, and the months ahead are going to be exciting ones for developers.

A few people have sent me email recently about whether I had “left .NET for Azure.” On the contrary – I’m still very involved in .NET, and the teams that build the server pieces of .NET (including ASP.NET, WCF, WF, and the corresponding Visual Studio teams) work for me. Making .NET applications in the cloud be amazing is a huge part of the Windows Azure promise, and one of the reasons I’ve recently also been working on Windows Azure. This past fall we began rolling out some major improvements (visit to learn about them). You will see even more significant updates and features in Windows Azure in the months ahead.

You are also going to be able to soon take advantage of some great improvements that will ship with Visual Studio 11 and the .NET 4.5 versions of ASP.NET, WCF, WF – as well as with the new releases of ASP.NET MVC and the Entity Framework (which will support both .NET 4 and .NET 4.5). These releases are packed with great new features that will significantly improve productivity as well as enable some fantastic new scenarios – including mobile web, web sockets, web APIs, HTML5, database migrations, integrated async language support, and much, much more. These improvements are going to enable you to build really amazing applications.

In addition to delivering great products, we are also increasing our commitment and support of open source and the community. In December, we announced that we were open sourcing the Windows Azure SDKs on GitHub. We are also releasing new features of ASP.NET including NuGet, SignalR and Web API under an open source license. You’ll see us invest even more in open source in the months ahead.

I’m really looking forward to 2012 – it is going to bring a bunch of improvements for developers, and enable you to build better applications than ever before.

Scott Guthrie

This should surely put a lid on the doubts that ASP.Net is dissapearing, that Scott has left the team etc etc…

Exciting times ahead!!


LIDNUG: Scott Guthrie returns for 9th Q&A – Oct 26, 9AM

That’s right folks – Scott Guthrie is back for his 9th installment – he’s been absent from the scene for quite a while now. Hell, his last blog post was somewhere in September and then he went phufff.

But he’s back and we currently have 600+ registrations for the Q&A session, which Scott has normally held every quarter (but obviously with his new role…yes, what does his new role actually mean???…he’s been rather busy and have unfortunately had to postphone this session). But all good things come to those who wait – and it really doesn’t get much better than Scott Guthrie!




MSFT Switched ON – LightSwitch and Azure around AU

Microsoft Switched On

Throughout October and November cities around Australia will host the Switched On LightSwitch and Azure events.

The 1-day events are split into three sessions and you can choose to attend either individually or all three.

Excellent timing i say with LightSwitch having been released not that long ago.

Take a look at the agenda on Andrew Coates’ blog where you’ll also find the registration links.

I’ll definitely be there for the Perth event on November 2nd.