March 01 2013 10:29
So in case you haven’t noticed, Visual Studio Live is coming back to Chicago after many, many years of not being here. This makes me very happy because a) I don’t have to pay for a flight and hotel in L.A. or Seattle, and b) well, see a) because cost is one factor that makes attending great conferences like this so hard to do for some of us. Regular price of admission is $1,995 for the full 4 days, which isn’t bad when you think of all the awesome content you get. Early bird registration ends soon and saves you $300 but wait, there’s more! Actually it’s more discount that I can give you.
In case you did not make it out to the last Chicago Visual Studio ALM User Group you may have missed out on the discount code that I was able to get for all of you. Sign up right now using the links in this email (or the code UGCH1) and you’ll save $500 off of the $1995 registration too, so it would be only $1495 for the full 4 day pass!
- Visual Studio Live! Chicago tracks include:
- Azure / Cloud Computing
- Cross-Platform Mobile
- Data Management
- SharePoint / Office
- Windows 8 / WinRT
- WPF / Silverlight
- Visual Studio 2012 / .NET 4.5
So no travel costs, no hotel stay, AND save 25%. How can you NOT go? Hope to see you at our next meeting, and at VS Live Chicago this May!
April 24 2012 06:34
You may have noticed a little hoopla lately around the coming version of Microsoft Visual Studio’s ALM product line. I’ve been using it for a few months now, and it’s pretty rad! I came across a great set of events coming soon to several cities across the Midwest, to give you a sneak peek at the new ALM capabilities in Visual Studio 11 and Team Foundation Server 11.
This half-day event of presentations and demos will be delivered by your local Microsoft Technical Specialist. In case you are thinking, “my Microsoft whosit?”, 6 months ago this would have been me, so maybe that helps if you knew me before I was a Polarisian, Polarisite, uhhh, I’ll work on that one. Click below for the city schedule in your area and to view full session descriptions for each event:
LOOKING TO EXPERIENCE WINDOWS AZURE? Join us in the afternoon at the same location for a BONUS event. Who doesn’t like a bonus?! After each ALM event noted above, a Hands-On Experience with Windows Azure will also be happening, where Microsoft will explore how to leverage the Windows Azure platform for your own applications. Microsoft experts will show off the platform's powerful features, walk through tools to get started, and guide you in building and deploying your first cloud based application. The great news for MSDN subscribers is that you get Windows Azure cloud computing benefits for free every month with your subscription. Click below to register for the afternoon session!
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