In the past, I tried to write a blog entry for every user group meeting in the territory, but I failed dismally. It's just too hard. I have a new strategy:

  • Write a summary list every two weeks of all the user group meetings I know about.
  • Blog about the ones I actually attend myself.

This will be the same summary that I put in the local MSDN Flash newsletter.

You can also get local developer news mailed to you by subscribing to MSDN Flash. (This process works in the United States. If you're outside the US, your procedure may not be exactly the same.)

To subscribe to MSDN Flash and see your local news:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "MSDN Flash Customization Page."
  3. You'll be asked to log in with your Passport account.
  4. If you're not a subscriber to MSDN Flash, you'll be asked to subscribe.
  5. Ensure that the check box "Local News for the ??????? region" is selected.
  6. If necessary, you can change the region that's selected.
  7. Click the "Customize My Flash" button at the bottom of the screen.

After you do this, you'll get exactly one e-mail every two weeks that contains a cool newsletter about developing on the Microsoft platform. It won't generate spam unless you also give us permission to spam you, as we're fanatics about privacy. One of the most serious sins a Microsoft employee can commit is to send spam!