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June, 2008

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    VSTS UG Meeting on 25th June 2008 - Now at Lincoln Square, Bellevue WA


    You suggested, we acted!

    This month's VSTS User Group Meeting will be held at Microsoft's Lincoln Square office on the 15th floor. We'll have a couple ushers to let you in once you get on the 15th floor. Also there's a change in timing - We'll start the meeting at 6:00 PM.

    Please REGISTER for more details!

    Here's the agenda:

    Title: Gaze into the Crystal Ball: Reporting in Team System

    Speaker:  Steve Borg

    Steven Borg is a principal of Northwest Cadence, a Microsoft VSTS Inner Circle partner that focuses exclusively on helping companies improve their Application Lifecycle Management using Team System. At Northwest Cadence, he is the VSTS Practice Lead, and has worked with dozens of corporations to improve their overall software development process, and, more specifically, their automated build process. In addition, he assists the Team System community as a Team System MVP, and is both an accomplished speaker and writer

    You’ve paid your nickel and it’s time to ask the Zoltar Fortune Teller for your future: “Is my software development project going down the toilet? Will I be able to ship on time, with high quality? Can I hit my budget?” (Wait, three questions = three nickels.) And he says… Nothing.

    Let’s face it. Traditional status reporting is about as accurate as Zoltar, and worse, it takes a whole lot longer!!! Team System can help! Its’ built in reporting capabilities provide a strong foundation for understanding the current status of your project. Not only does it provide a series of built in reports, it gathers the metrics to allow for excellent ad-hoc reports! Using these both the built in and ad hoc report capabilities, finding the current status of your project, and predicting your project’s probability of success or failure along several axis. Come learn how to predict your future! You’ll learn how to interpret the build in reports, learn what’s required to create the reports, and how to use Excel pivot tables to connect to the TFS cube for ad hoc reporting


    The meeting will also be simulcasted via Live Meeting: Register for more details!


    Meeting ID: NKM42M

    Toll-free: +1 (866) 500-6738
    Toll: +1 (203) 480-8000
    Participant code: 8520141

    Come join us for a fun filled evening!


    -Mithun Dhar

  • Veni, Vidi, Velcro...

    SharePoint Web 2.0 FireStarter - Live Meeting Recordings


    Thanks everyone for attending the SharePoint Web 2.0 FireStarter event. The event was massively successful and we received a lot of great feedback. I can't wait to organize the next FireStarter event. Keep an eye open on my blog...

    A lot of people were asking me for the recordings...Here it goes:

    LIVE MEETING REPLAY URL:                       

    Session 1 - Introduction To Day & Keynote:


    Session 2 - Whirlwind SharePoint on Visual Studio:


    Session 3 - Silverlight on SharePoint:


    Session 4 - Web Parts on SharePoint:


    Session 5 - Web Services on SharePoint:


    Session 6 - Workflow on SharePoint:


    Session 7 - Event Handlers on SharePoint:


    Session 8 - Page Branding on SharePoint:


    We also have professional video recordings that we are currently editing. This is pretty much the whole event being recorded and will be available for replay in about 2 weeks or so. These can be used as videocasts too!

    Again, thanks for making this event a success!


    Mithun Dhar

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    SharePoint Web 2.0 FireStarter Event - Chat Page...


    Welcome to the SharePoint Web 2.0 FireStarter Chat page...

    As you know the whole event will simulcast via Live Meeting. To provide you the best possible online experience, I've enabled this chat page so that attendees online can chat with in-person attendees.

    If you have not already registered for the Live Meeting Event here's the link - Register for the Live Meeting Version (Please note that you need to register to receive any live meeting updates or watch the video recordings of the sessions later)

    Also note that, all the resources, slide decks and any other content showcased during this presentation will be made available to you later.

    Get Connected, it's always better together...

    Create a Meebo Chat Room

    Let me know if you have any questions!


    -Mithun Dhar

  • Veni, Vidi, Velcro...

    IE Goes Green...



    Grow Virtual Trees, and the IE Team Will Plant Real Ones: The Internet Explorer team pumps fresh air into the community by planting trees for users who raise a virtual tree. The environmentally friendly program debuts today.

    Visit Carbon Grove for more details and start planting virtual trees for real ones...

    Live Green!












    -Mithun Dhar

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  • Veni, Vidi, Velcro...

    geekSpeaking with Andrew Karcher today...


    Fella's, I'll be geekSpeaking with Andrew Karcher on T-SQL tips and tricks in SQL Server 2008. Be sure to register for the event -



    Talk to you all soon!


    -Mithun Dhar

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  • Veni, Vidi, Velcro...

    Amazing Silverlight application...


    One of my colleagues developed this site - It's AMAZING! Take a peek... (Click HERE)



    You can get more details on Michael's blog HERE - including code snippets and some 'good to know' tips!

    -Mithun Dhar

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