For anybody in the Northern Queensland region Feb 9th we are having a Cairns User Group meeting. 

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The first meeting of the Cairns Software Developers Forum will be held at the Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron and Wednesday the 9th of February at from 2:00PM until 5:00PM followed by "light refreshments", courtesy of Microsoft. Please note that due to school starting, this meeting is not being held on the usual 1st Wednesday of the month as previously advised.

This will be an afternoon presentation,

The Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron is an excellent venue for meetings, offering scenic water and mountain views, a fully stocked bar and outstanding restaurant.

If one of your new years resolutions was to learn more about new technologies, than this is the opportunity to do so.

Please RSVP to Mike Stoodley at mike.stoodley@utamic.com.au OR 4055 2777
The Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron
42-48 Tingira St
Portsmith.
Regards,

.  If you would like more info drop me chass@microsoft.com or mike.stoodley@utamic.com.au a line - hope to see you there!

Thanks

Chuck

 

Session #1:  A Lap around Visual Studio 2005

Join Charles Sterling as he takes a look at 3 areas of enhancements in Visual Studio 2005: Windows Forms, Visual Studio Tools for Office and a brief Look at ASP.NET 2.0 (Indepth session to follow).  This all demo scenario based presentation will start with an existing Internet Real Estate application and extend it for integration with Office documents, Resurface the website with templates and personalization and lastly highlight some of the Windows Forms features by writing a new data driven Windows Form application.

Session #2: Sneak peak at the next version of ASP.NET -ASP.NET 2.0

Hop on  this roller coaster tour of ASP.NET 2.0. ASP.NET 2.0 is -due to ship with the "Whidbey" version of Microsoft Visual Studio (Microsoft Visual Studio 2005). This all demo all code presentation (read NO slides) will go through the new navigation features, some of the 56 new controls, look at the data enhancements and finish with securing the web pages built during the presentation. Note: Individuals with heart conditions are recommended to seek physicians approval be attending.

 About Charles Sterling

Charles Sterling aka "Chuck" has over 11 years of Developer tools experience at Microsoft. He came to Microsoft from being a marine biologist working for the United States National Marine Fisheries doing marine mammal research on the Bering Sea. An MCSE and MCSD, he started out at Microsoft in developer support focusing on FOXPRO, Visual Basic and the platform SDK, then worked as an engineer for the database teams on ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), and specializing in Microsoft SQL Server. From there Charles took a position with the Solutions Integration Escalation Team, which focused on assisting Microsoft customers with the integration of disparate software technologies into viable enterprise solutions, on this team Charles focused on Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) doing numerous talks at conferences, writing papers and teaching classes on the topic. Charles’ role in Redmond for the last 2 years before coming to Australia was the product manager for the .NET Framework. Chuck is currently a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft Australia living on the Gold Coast.