Mobile Cloud Computing Forum

October 29, 2010 at 10:47 AMalex

Cloud goes Mobile for sure, check out

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IARIA 2010

September 12, 2010 at 8:50 PMalex

There is an interesting conference called Cloud Computing will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, where the detailed conference agenda can be found at This conference will be devoted to the latest trends in cloud computing and future of this technology. Worth checking out.

It turned out that that IEEE-related conference was bogus and guy wanted to get money from authors. Beware.

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Leveraging Business Rule Technology

June 13, 2010 at 1:41 PMalex

Loren Goodman, CTO of my company, presented an excellent topic on Microsoft TechEd conference Getting to the Handshake: Leveraging Business Rule Technology through Architecture, Design and Practice which can  viewed and downloaded at It highlights the growing interest in this area in the community since people are into rules more and more as they redesigning existing solutions and engineering new ones and the understanding of the flexibility in the first place is a requirement which is one of the core one. You can find more on the current state of the Rule Engines on my company's site at

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ITARC 2010

May 23, 2010 at 7:34 PMalex

IT Architect Regional Conference in Minneapolis on November 6-7, 2010 is the one not that far from Chicago, IL to attend. Should be interesting for an Architect to get a sense of the heartbeat of the latest innovations in distributed architectures.

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The “Ultimate” Event: Visual Studio 2010 & Team Foundation Server 2010

April 16, 2010 at 8:49 AMalex

The Ultimate Event is your exclusive opportunity to hear about Visual Studio 2010 from experts before the product is launched this year. Microsoft has made significant investments to and improvements of Modeling and Testing/QA tools in Visual Studio 2010. At this event you’ll get a comprehensive overview of Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010, which is the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) core of Visual Studio. We’ll present enhancements in version control, reporting, project management and build management. 
Spend the day with us to learn how to take software development to the next level with Visual Studio 2010!

1) Oak Brook, IL - 04/29/2010 - REGISTER >>

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Upcoming talks about .Net on LIDNUG and some PDC 2009 content

November 3, 2009 at 1:23 AMalex

LIDNUG: Project “Dublin” Overview for Application Developers

Tuesday November 10, 2009, 10:00AM

Tuesday November 10, 2009, 11:30AM

Project Code Named “Dublin” extends the hosting capabilities of the .NET 4 runtime for WCF and WF services and delivers rich monitoring, configuration and control for WAS activated services.

This session will focus on what developers need to know about “Dublin” to build easy to deploy, configure, monitor and troubleshoot middle-tier services and to unlock the rich extensibility capabilities “Dublin” provides.

Scott Guthrie Talks Shop

Monday November 23, 2009, 12:00PM
Monday November 23, 2009, 01:30PM

This event comes straight off the back of PDC2009, so be sure that there'll be a ton of new stuff announced - and who better to ask than the Gu himself?

Don't miss out.

Note: this event is PST (Pacific Time)

Phil Haack in the hot chair - Q&A on ASP.Net MVC

Monday December 14, 2009, 10:30AM
Monday December 14, 2009, 11:30AM

Ever wondered what ASP.Net MVC is all about? Well, you now have the chance to ask all the questions of Phil Haack when he takes a seat in the hot chair for a full Q&A on ASP.Net MVC.

Phil Haack's blog:

ASP.Net MVC Home:


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Head in the cloud feet on the ground

March 17, 2009 at 9:26 AMalex

MSDN Events Unleashed - Windows Mobile and Visual Studio 2008 Debugging

March 23, 1:00 P.M., Chicago, IL

March 31, 1:00 P.M. Waukesha, WI

ArcReady - Architecting Applications for the Cloud

March 23, 9:00 A.M., Chicago, IL

March 31, 9:00 A.M., Waukesha, WI

Register Now for Microsoft Hosting Days

April 16, Chicago, IL
Please join the Microsoft Software + Services Partner Channel team for our annual Hosting Days series. If you are a newcomer, learn about opportunities to generate a recurring revenue stream.

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Microsoft Developer Conference about the future of computer software

January 11, 2009 at 9:24 PMalex

On January 13, 2009 the Microsoft Developer Conference will be held in Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, which is a scaled-down version of the Professional Developer Conference which took place a bit earlier. They will show off the Cloud Computing innovations with Azure platform, the next generation of web development tools and the advances in computer languages on Microsoft .Net platform. Sounds very interesting and I could not resist to attend this event in person to be able to put my fingers on the latest bits of upcoming Microsoft Windows 7 and speak in person with leading Microsoft evangelists. Will see you at Hyatt on Tuesday and if you expressed a desire to learn more, check out the web site of the conference at

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The Virtualization Launch

September 19, 2008 at 1:31 AMalex

Register for a getVIRTUALnow event in your area and find out how Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V, Microsoft System Center - including Virtual Machine Manager 2008 - and Microsoft Desktop and Application Virtualization can help you virtualize from the data center to the desktop.

The agenda looks pretty cool, which includes Hyper-V introduction, application assesment and planning toolkit, and you supposed to get home a software package. The only drawback, even though it is a roadshow, you'd have to throw $149 to get into it.

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MSDN Events Unleashed

August 26, 2008 at 1:20 PMalex
Microsoft Events
MSDN Events Unleashed


Session 1: Demystifying WPF
Session 2: Developing Applications with Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1


- September 16, Downers Grove, IL
- September 17, Indianapolis, IN
- September 23, Milwaukee, WI
- October 7, Chicago, IL
With a bewildering array of choices, the biggest challenge we face today is how to architect robust applications with the right technologies to meet our user's needs and integrate nicely into our existing IT ecosystems. Join our Central Region Architect Evangelists for a great discussion on architecting distributed applications using all the latest technologies and best practices.
User Groups
September 16, Evansville, IN
Alan Stevens presents TDD and the MVC Framework.
Third-Party Events
September 15 - 19, Chicago, IL

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