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Free Visual Basic 2008 Training
In case you haven't heard, Microsoft is providing a free Visual Studio 2008 and Framework 3.5 training kit at their download center here Overview The Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2008 features and a variety of framework technologies including: LINQ, C# 3.0, Visual Basic 9, WCF, WF, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX, VSTO, CardSpace, SilverLight, Mobile and Application ......

Posted On Thursday, December 27, 2007 7:59 AM

MidAtlantic Events
If you want to keep up with all of the events (both Microsoft and User Group meetings, Code Camps etc) check out the CommunityMegaphone - courtesy of Andrew Duthie aka .NET DevHammer If you have midAtlantic events you can submit an event to be posted. Read more about it on Andrew's blog here ......

Posted On Saturday, December 22, 2007 4:08 PM

Microsoft Exams: Prometric - Pearson/VUE
Now that Microsoft exams are only available through Prometric I have to drive over 2 hours to take a Microsoft certification exam! Sometime within the past year Microsoft certification exams became available only at Prometric test centers. I remember reading about it, but I was not too concerned. Although I had been using a Pearson/VUE testing center, I had also used the one Prometric Center in the area as well. HOWEVER, when I went to register for an exam and selected the only Prometric center in ......

Posted On Saturday, December 22, 2007 7:26 AM

RV.NUG and RVSPUG Events
There has been much going on with the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group(RV.NUG) of late. Here's a quick update of upcoming events, mark your calendars and save these dates! Vist for more information. If you'd like to keep up with all events in the Mid-atlantic region visit the CommunityMegaphone (site sponsored by the Microsoft mid-Atlantic Developer Evangelist Andrew Duthie... aka .NET DevHammer) January 10, 2008 - 6:00 pm - Visual Studio 2008 Install Fest - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 18, 2007 1:44 PM

SilverLight Christmas Card
I received this Silverlight Christmas card from my friend Frank at Frank's World. I watched it at 7:30 this morning; it was a great way to start my day. Check it out here. Frank inspired me..... now I want to learn Silverlight (he scared me though when he said the XAML file was 182KB!) ......

Posted On Sunday, December 16, 2007 9:32 PM

RV.NUG + INETA + Kathleen Dollard = w00t!
RV.NUG was VERY fortunate to recently have Kathleen Dollard as a guest presenter (courtesy of INETA). If you are (or ever have been) a User Group leader, you know that there are times you just keep on keepin on. You're not quite as enthused, not quite as motivated, but you keep on doing it because that's what UG leaders do. And then, something happens and it's all worth while (again - because these moments do repeat). The December RV.NUG meeting was one of those moments. It was "just another meeting" ......

Posted On Thursday, December 13, 2007 8:23 PM

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