Epiq Systems is sponsoring world renown software architect Udi Dahan on July 21st at 7PM. Udi will be talking about CQRS: Command Query Responsonsibility Segregation. More and more developers are starting to use messaging patterns and domain models in their N-Tier architectures. Many are surprised by the added complexity and beginning to wonder - was it worth it? Join Udi as he describes the missing pattern which brings simplicity back to distributed systems architecture.

Sign up to attend for free at http://kcdnug.eventbrite.com/


There is a meeting on Tuesday June 22nd. We're doing an extended install-fest for those who didn't get signed up in time for the "official" one at the Microsoft offices. It will be at 6:00 at Centriq (as usual). Hope to see you all there!


SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Oct 2 2010 @ the Cerner Corporation Riverport Campus ( 6711 N.E. Birmingham Rd., Randolph, MO 64117) . Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of 10.00 so that we can provide a lunch - not pizza! Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleages know about the event.



The Heartland Developers Conference in Omaha will be held September 8th through 10th this year. Check this out for more information: http://hdc.eventbrite.com/


The St. Louis .Net User Group will be hosting a Day of .Net on August 20 and 21st. The event costs only $200. For more information, go to http://www.stlouisdayofdotnet.com/


Hello All !
Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, Jun 23, 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
In order to ensure that we have enough food for you, please click *REPLY* to this email, and let Ray Harris know if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

This month's topic is:

Dynamically Populating a Pre-existing PDF Document. (speaker: Kurt Loudon)
Docs such as a gov't form or corporate client form or any form that end-user not allowed to change and thus needs to be filled-in without changing the form itself AND your organization won't buy Adobe software to manipulate PDF Forms directly.
Kurt Loudon's BIO:
Kurt W. Loudon serves as a Data Systems Architect for Shafer, Kline & Warr! en, Inc. Kurt is responsible for Business Development, Project Management, and Technical Lead for Database & Application Development and Design in the Energy Division located in the North Kansas City office.
Kurt is a 20-year technical expert in the diverse field of information technology. Design and development of databases, GIS, & Web systems are his main areas of expertise, using cutting-edge technologies and methodologies to deliver first-class products and services in formats such as ArcSDE, Oracle, MS SQL Server, MS Visual Basic, ColdFusion, ASP, MS Access, Satellite Forms, ER/Studio, Erwin, ArcIMS, and more! Kurt has a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He also has earned a master’s in Public Management & Policy from the top-ranked Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University. Kurt has been instrumental in designing, developing, and implementing the integration of GIS, database, web, and asset management technologies ! for the following clients: City of Westminster CO, Kansas Dept! . of Health & Environment, Department of Defense, Union County Conservation District, Department of Homeland Security, Tele Atlas, USDA, City of North Kansas City MO, Oklahoma Natural Gas, State of Missouri Rural Homeland Security-Region A, and more.
Kurt also has specialized IT/GIS experience in Homeland Security projects. Create & maintain Data Warehouse that manages “Points Of Interest” (POI) GIS data for clients. Kurt created customized Data Mining computer programs to create these POI data deliverables known as Places2Protect and People2Notify for the Department of Homeland Security, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, various State government customers and Tele Atlas. For the Joint Program Office/U.S. Navy – Kurt designed & developed a Data Warehouse that manages classified military and utility infrastructure data. For Region A, State of Missouri – an eight county consortium in west-central Missouri – Kurt is creating a GIS Needs Assessment & Analysis! for a Rural Homeland Security Data Warehouse and IT/GIS System.
Our website URL is: http://www.kcwebpros.com


The Kansas City Developer's Conference is less than two weeks away. This one day, FREE, event, on Saturday June 19th gives you the opportunity to learn the latest trends in software development from some great presenters. Head over to http://kcdc10.ning.com/ to learn more.


Access Meeting June 16th at JCCC Regnier 2nd floor 6:30 pm - Two presentations:

Presentation 1: Earl Long of KCFairtax.org
Earl will provide examples of how to use the handy IIF function in Access queries, forms, and reports.
Earl will also discuss grouping and sorting records in a report -- what's the difference, and why do we care?

Presentation 2: Kay Shallenberg of Sprint
Kay will present the database she developed that imports Outlook email and attachments, and manages them in an Access database. This allows her to use Access tools such as queries and reports to find and analyze information in the emails.


Windows/Freeware SIG June 15th at 6:30 pm. New Horizons Computer Learning Center Metcalf South Shopping Center

This month we will talk about some of the interesting features of Windows 7.

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

If you have some interesting topics for future discussions/presentations or of you can update some presentations you have presented in the past then bring that to the meeting.

Hope to see you there.
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


In this session we will evaluate BI in SharePoint 2010 & SQL 2008 R2 including Excel Services, Performance Point, PowerPivot and Dashboards.

Speakers Bio:

Leonard has been working with SharePoint since the release of SPS 2003 and has been working with different clients helping them architecture, implement and maintain an in-control SharePoint environments and provide an end-to-end solutions including custom workflow solutions, he has presented in different SharePoint meetings including User Groups, SharePoint Saturday and SharePoint Connection.

Company Bio:

eTek Global inc. is a leading Microsoft Practices solution provider in Kansas City and Surrounding areas, we specialize in Information work solutions including SharePoint oriented Intranets, Extranets and Internet portals. SQL Server Architecture, Performance Turning Reporting Solutions, Data Warehousing Solutions (Analysis and Data Mining) & ETL Solutions. Custom .Net Development.

eTek Global also provides SharePoint add-in to help close the gap between the out-of-box solutions and real-life client needs.

Visit us at www.etekglobalinc.com for more information.


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