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Michael Crump Microsoft MVP, INETA Community Champion and XAML Advocate.

I’m pleased to announce that a new XAML-Based User Group has started in Birmingham, Alabama. The group is being hosted by Michael Crump and Jonathan Marbutt. The reason is very simple: we feel that Birmingham needs a fresh start. We are both very passionate about .NET and are hoping to share our experiences with the community. We have created a site ( and our first meetup is now scheduled. We are here to discuss all things that have to do with xaml. This includes Silverlight, WPF, Windows Phone 7, Surface, Lightswitch and Silverlight with SharePoint 2010.


  • believe strongly in xaml and are passionate about what we talk about.
  • believe in an open-forum.
  • believe a user group should be FUN as well as educational.
  • do not claim to be an expert on anything, we are here to share.
  • record every presentation and put it on the web for others to benefit.
  • meet monthly but are flexible on the actual date.
  • have families and our meetings start and stop on time.
  • welcome new speakers.

Our first meeting is going to be on February 15th, 2011 (6PM), at Logan's on HWY 280. It is going to be more of a meetup than a meeting. I would like to discuss current xaml-based projects that you are working on and get to know one another. If you are interested in coming then please sign up here so that we know how many to expect.

Please visit our site to find out more about us:

Posted on Monday, February 7, 2011 10:16 AM | Back to top

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