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!
August 16 2012 10:43
I know, Microsoft supporting non-.NET developers and non-Windows folks? Inconceivable! ::gasp::
OK, so if you’ve been paying attention for the past couple of years, you might already know that this has been happening slowly. But recently there have been some seriously MAJOR developments. First, Microsoft made Entity Framework open source, and now they have added MVC, ASP.NET and more to that list. Dogs and cats, living together, mass hysteria…and all that. Then when you thought it couldn’t get crazier, they announced TFS integration with Git! My head just exploded a little, how about yours?
Come to the Chicago Microsoft office on August 29th and meet one of the TFS product team members, you heard it, ONE OF THE DUDES WHO WRITES CODE FOR TFS ITSELF! Edward Thomson will be discussing how to take advantage of the new git-tf tool to synchronize a local git repository with Team Foundation Server. This cross platform bridging tool is especially useful for cross-platform developers, such as iOS developers on Xcode.
Edward Thomson is a Software Development Engineer at Microsoft, where he works on cross-platform version control tools for Team Foundation Server. Before joining Microsoft, Edward worked on numerous source code control tools for Microsoft and Unix platforms.
Register now to make sure you get a spot. Building security also requires it, and it helps me not order gobs of food no one will show up to eat. So help a girl out huh?