WHERE: Centriq Training, 8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS
WHEN: 6:00 PM

TOPIC: Recap Of The Highlights From PDC
Azure, WCF RIA Services, Silverlight 4, Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0.

SPEAKER: Clint Edmonson & Lee Brandt
You know Lee as the big guy who introduces the speakers at the UG meetings and Clint Edmonson is the Architect Evangelist for Microsoft for The Midwest Region.

SPONSOR: TriCom Technical Services
TriCom Technical Services (“TriCom”) is a professional Information Technology consulting firm providing staff augmentation, permanent placement and outsource services to improve clients’ organizational performance. Since our inception in 1994, we have helped clients improve the speed, efficiency and quality of their core business processes by delivering key information technology professionals to their teams. TriCom is headquartered in suburban Kansas City (Overland Park, Kansas) and has serviced over 100 Corporate Clients in 24 different states, providing more than 2000 programming/support staff in a contract, contract-to-hire, or permanent placement capacity.


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Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, Jan 27, 2010
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Sponsor: Riverpoint
Food and door prizes will be provided by : Riverpoint

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In order to ensure that we have enough food for you at the party, please click *REPLY* to this email, and let Ray Harris know if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

This month's topic is:
Frames (speaker: Bill Baldwin)
This is a talk about implementing frames on a WEB site. Frames in this case means the outside edge of the WEB page, not XHTML frames. These frames can be anything from a fancy picture frame, to a more simple frame which allows for rounded corners on the WEB site rather than the square corners provided by XHTML.

Implementation was done using CSS, XHTML, and PHP using OOP. The fram! e is a PHP class which uses another PHP class to implement the contents of the frame. This allows frames to be nested, with different levels being the same, or different types of frames.

Bill Baldwin mini-BIO:

Bill Baldwin has been developing WEB pages off and on for more than ten years. Recently he has added XHTML and PHP to his spectrum of skills, and has honed his CSS skills as well.
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Meeting tonight @JCCC @6pm subject: Mocha tracking FREE door prizes

I run an official Adobe User Group in KC called KCVideoCore. We are the 4th Adobe group in KC and as the name suggests we focus on Video production/products /etc. Before you throw rocks swearing that Final Cut > Premiere Pro, know that we focus on ALL the software (and sometimes hardware).

We meet every third Tuesday at JCCC. Which is today (better late than never... sigh). Today's meeting is about Mocha for After Effects. Mocha ships with AE CS4 so if you got AE, you got Mocha. Mocha is a tracking software that uses planes and splines as apposed to singular reference points. Pretty cool stuff.

Here is a render of what I'll be demo'ing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NziBbPDTM This may be elementary to some of you, but our member's skill set vary from experts to sponges (just soaking up the knowledge).

Now for the GOOD stuff. Raffle prizes!!

• After Effects CS4 Classroom in a book!
• Black and White in Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom
• Video with Adobe Flash CS4 Professional
• An Adobe Journal + Adobe Pen

Not to mention we keep your raffle tickets for the 'big give away' meeting. Sometime in the summer a meeting where one lucky winner will get to select an Adobe suite (or individual software) valued up to $2,100! We've already had two winners from last year, drop by and give it a shot, maybe you win something, make some good networking connections. .. hell even learn a thing or two ;)

our meetup site; for more info on location/time etc: http://www.meetup.com/KCVideoCore/calendar/12110794/

and our Adobe usergroup site if you are REALLY interested:

Thanks for reading.


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Last month you heard Curtis Wilson discuss what can happen when viruses, malware and spyware get into your system.
He also mentioned a couple of products he now uses to help prevent/discover such problems in the future. We also added to the discussion with other thoughts but what we did was talk. This month we show and tell. We will download the products and install then run them. Since this takes time and time is finite we will do our best to get in what we can. If you have equipment you think needs cleaned then bring it in with you. Laptops are the easiest for an off-site meeting but if you feel you need to, bring in a desktop. Please email me at diabill@sbcglobal.net so we can be prepared. For desktops we can most likely use a monitor at the meeting location but the keyboard and mouse will probably have to be brought in with the desktop.

While we are waiting for some of the products to download/install/run we can talk about how to formulate a good plan to protect our PC equipment and expand our experience. The term BEST is not always the same for each individual. Maybe we can help define that term for you. As always, the more people involved in the discussion the more beneficial it is to all so bring in your experiences/opinions. In this arena there is no such thing as a best way; the choice is from a number of better ways. What is best in this point in time changes with product offerings but most importantly from your knowledge and experience. The more you grow in each of these areas the more your viewpoint changes. Come help be a change in someone else's PC experience.

As usual, there will be a question and answer session and other topics discussed you may find interesting so come and bring your expertise.

Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center Metcalf South Shopping Center 96th & Metcalf, Overland Park, KS (Please enter the door of Metcalf South on the lower level of the shopping center on the West - You will find New Horizons inside the center area.)
Room: 6 see a map at
www.newhorizonskc.com


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MSDN Events Presents: Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4.0 and SharePoint Development

Event Overview
Join your local MSDN Events team for a lively tour our latest version of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework. We’ll start with an overview the IDE and explore how you can use the latest features to develop great applications in a flash. Next, we’ll look at the newest changes to the .NET Framework and how you can leverage them today. Finally, we end the day by looking at the new tools in Visual Studio that will supercharge your SharePoint development. Register today!

Session 1: What’s New in Visual Studio 2010

You’ve heard about it and now you want to see it for yourself: Visual Studio 2010. Take a ride with us as we learn about new features like Highlighting References and Generate From Usage. Marvel at the new multi-line editing features! Help make your apps faster with the Parallel windows. Generate a database from your conceptual model by using the Create Database Wizard. Check out the new VB.NET Auto-Implemented Properties and C# Call Hierarchy features. And, of course, see our new support for F# in the IDE. This is a session you don’t want to miss!

Session 2: What’s New in the .NET Framework 4.0

We can help you understand the mystery and wonder of new features in the latest .NET Framework. Come with us on a thrilling odyssey as we plumb the depths of updates to the CLR, the Base Class Libraries, Networking, Web, and many more! Come find out what PLINQ is and why you should care. Learn why you want to use the Task Parallel Library. Catch up on enhancements to the Entity Framework. Hear about In-Process Side-by-Side Execution and Background Garbage Collection. Plus more great features!

Session 3: SharePoint Development using Visual Studio 2010

Our latest edition of Visual Studio now includes support for SharePoint development. Take a tour of the new integrated features that make SharePoint development faster than ever before! See how to use the SharePoint project templates to get your project started quickly: Visual Web Part, Business Data Connectivity Model, and more. Discuss the Windows SharePoint Package (WSP) standardization in Visual Studio. Discover SharePoint package reuse features and be blown away by the new SharePoint Connections in Server Explorer!

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032439292&culture=en-US


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MSDN Events Presents: Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4.0 and SharePoint Development

Event Overview
Join your local MSDN Events team for a lively tour our latest version of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework. We’ll start with an overview the IDE and explore how you can use the latest features to develop great applications in a flash. Next, we’ll look at the newest changes to the .NET Framework and how you can leverage them today. Finally, we end the day by looking at the new tools in Visual Studio that will supercharge your SharePoint development. Register today!

Session 1: What’s New in Visual Studio 2010

You’ve heard about it and now you want to see it for yourself: Visual Studio 2010. Take a ride with us as we learn about new features like Highlighting References and Generate From Usage. Marvel at the new multi-line editing features! Help make your apps faster with the Parallel windows. Generate a database from your conceptual model by using the Create Database Wizard. Check out the new VB.NET Auto-Implemented Properties and C# Call Hierarchy features. And, of course, see our new support for F# in the IDE. This is a session you don’t want to miss!

Session 2: What’s New in the .NET Framework 4.0

We can help you understand the mystery and wonder of new features in the latest .NET Framework. Come with us on a thrilling odyssey as we plumb the depths of updates to the CLR, the Base Class Libraries, Networking, Web, and many more! Come find out what PLINQ is and why you should care. Learn why you want to use the Task Parallel Library. Catch up on enhancements to the Entity Framework. Hear about In-Process Side-by-Side Execution and Background Garbage Collection. Plus more great features!

Session 3: SharePoint Development using Visual Studio 2010

Our latest edition of Visual Studio now includes support for SharePoint development. Take a tour of the new integrated features that make SharePoint development faster than ever before! See how to use the SharePoint project templates to get your project started quickly: Visual Web Part, Business Data Connectivity Model, and more. Discuss the Windows SharePoint Package (WSP) standardization in Visual Studio. Discover SharePoint package reuse features and be blown away by the new SharePoint Connections in Server Explorer!

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032439292&culture=en-US


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TechNet Events Presents: Windows Azure, Hyper-V and Windows 7 Deployment

Event Overview
Join your local TechNet Events team for a lively tour of the latest tools and resources for IT Pros. We’ll start with an overview of Windows Azure, and explore how you can use this high-performance hosted platform to build customer-facing applications and add horsepower to your computing infrastructure. Next, we’ll look at all the tools and techniques available for building virtual environments in Hyper-V version 2.0 and finish the day by demonstrating how to simplify your Windows 7 deployments. TechNet Events are free, live learning sessions packed with hands-on technical content. Register today!


SESSION 1: The Next Wave: Windows Azure

The future of highly available, high-performance, secure, dynamically scalable, hosted computing has arrived with Windows Azure. In this session, we’ll demonstrate the basics of the Azure online service computing platform and how you can leverage it in your work. You’ll see real-world case studies, learn how to use Azure in your applications, and we’ll touch on the future of this exciting new platform.

SESSION 2: Hyper-V: Tools to Build the Ultimate Virtual Test Network

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V version 2.0 provide a powerful base for building a highly realistic test bed for servers, clients and networks. This session will demonstrate how to leverage valuable resources including a TechNet subscription, Windows Server 20008R2, Hyper-V and Disk2vhd. You’ll learn how to work with snapshots, create a virtual machine from a running physical machine, and apply all the tools and techniques available for building a great virtual environment in Hyper-V.

SESSION 3: Automating Your Windows 7 Deployment with MDT 2010

Deploying Windows 7 is easy if you’re using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010. In this session, we’ll drill down into the MDT Workbench and explore how the MDT process uses reference images to ease deployment to target computers. You’ll also learn how to configure the deployment environment, add operating systems, applications and language packs, and create a task-sequenced deployment to a target computer.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032439000&culture=en-US


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The Regular Meeting of the Heartland User Group, Access SIG will be held on January 20th 2010 at Johnson County Community College on the 2nd floor of Regnier Hall at 6:30 PM.

First Session 6:30 - 7: 15 Jim Watkins -- Making Access 2007 User Friendly
Second Session 7:30 - 8:15 John Krzysztow -- Crystal Reports


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Drive Your Development with Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 is the most comprehensive suite of application development tools a software team could ever wish for. But its dazzling array of features can be daunting to say the least. Whether you’re building custom line-of-business applications or the next killer viral Internet app you need to understand what’s under the hood and how your team can take advantage of its broad capabilities. Join a team of industry experts for a hands-on discussion of proven techniques for getting the most power and mileage out of this incredible product.

Session 1: Drive Your Process
In our first session we will examine what it takes to establish and support a world class development team using Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010. We will discuss what makes a team great and how to choose a software development methodology to ensure repeatable results. We will reveal best practices to help teams perform at world class levels using Visual Studio 2010.

Session 2: Drive Your Design
In this session, we will take a look at role of design in modern development teams. We will discuss strategies for choosing the right level of design based on the complexity of your projects and best practices for ensuring designs are fully realized. We will also provide an overview of the new UML features provided in Visual Studio 2010 that support model driven development.

Session 3: Drive Your Code
In our last session, we will take a look at how it all comes together. We will walk through the process of turning requirements and designs into code and highlight the powerful tools provided in Visual Studio 2010 to help you create what you can imagine, build on the strengths of your team, and open up new possibilities.

Event Dates & Registration
To register for one of these events, please visit the links below:
St. Louis, MO Jan 26 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Overland Park, KS Feb 4 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Bloomington, MN Feb 23 8:30 am – 11:30 am

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032438261&Culture=en-US


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SharePoint SIG 01/12/10 Meeting at Johnson County Community College in Regnier Bldg at 7 PM 2nd Floor Meeting Room

"Platform Virtualization: Maximizing SharePoint Development and Training"
Come Join Alex Freeburne of Benton and Associates and Gerrard Fase of The DesignFase as they demonstrate ways that SharePoint can help develop training solutions using SharePoint and Virtualization.


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