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Sam Abraham Software Engineer/Architect: Putting Customers First
Our West Palm Beach .Net User Group will be honored to have Scott Klein, Microsoft MVP and Author of Pro. SQL Azure (APRESS) as our October speaker. Scott will be talking and answering all our questions about Azure.
Time has never been better for our Fladotnet West Palm Beach .Net User Group. We are fortunate to have a free meeting location offered to us by CompTec and to enjoy the backing and sponsorship of many top notch companies.  This support is enabling us to uphold our founders’ vision: Create a fun, free-for-all, learning experience for our local .Net community and do our best for every attendee to go home having learned something new and preferably with a free swag item courtesy of our sponsors.
We have recently received swag donations from Telerik consisting of several free Telerik Ultimate Collection licenses. A thank you is in order for Emily Parker, Community Program Manager at Telerik who is very quick to support us whenever we run low on swag.
Many thanks for Infragistics which just sent us several free licenses of their valuable software and to Sara Faatz who is always willing to support our free-for-all .Net User Groups. I was privileged to have a brief meeting with Jason Beres, Director of Product Management at Infragistics, a couple of weeks ago where he expressed his and Infragistics’ continued commitment to support community user groups which we greatly appreciate.
We have just received a complimentary package from DevProConnections magazine with their latest October 2010 issue which will distribute at our October group meeting.
We had received a package from TechSmith, maker of the world renowned Camtasia Studio, containing various swag items along with free trial editions of their latest products. This package kept us afloat with swag until support from other sources arrived and we would like to express our appreciation for their support.
We would also like to thank Koen Zwikstra, Microsoft MVP, for donating several licenses of his valuable SilverlightSpy software to our group. His gift has been constantly among the first swag items selected by our winners from our swag pool. We look forward to Koen’s continued support and backing of our group.
We would also like to acknowledge the support of many reputable book publishers who have been constantly supplying us with the latest editions of their books. We look forward to their continued support.
A very special "Thank You" goes to our local community servant and Microsoft Developer Evangelist Joe Healy (devfish). Joe drove hundreds of miles to speak at and promote our group and is always here for us should we need his support.
We would also like to thank our group attendees and speakers. Our user group wouldn't exist without our members and our volunteer speakers who donate their time and effort to come and share with us.
Our meetings wouldn’t be as fun and complete without the free Pizza/Soda brought to us by Sherlock Technology, Sisco Corp. and Adroit Technologies. Sherlock Technology was the first to support us after funding from other prior kind supporter ran out and we would like to thank them for being a “First Mover” :)
Our group is blessed with so much support that I probably missed to give due credit to many people/organizations. To them, I say “Thank you very much” and I apologize for the old rusty hard drive installed in my head.
We look forward to meeting you all at our October meeting taking place October 26th, 2010 at CompTec. To register please visit
Best regards,
--Sam Abraham
Site Director - West Palm Beach .Net User Group
The following is the topic abstract and speaker bio for our October 26, 2010 Meeting:
Join us as Scott Klein, Microsoft MVP and Author of Pro. SQL Azure (APRESS), shares with us the latest and greatest about the Microsoft Azure Platform and demonstrates the value it brings in today's competitive economy. We will be enjoying Free Pizza at the end of our event sponsored by Adroit Technology Enterprises, LLC, as well as ample networking time. Adroit will be present to share with us the latest job opportunities they have available.
At the end of our event we will have our free raffle:
-Scott will be bringing us some copies of his book to raffle at the end of our meeting.
-One Free Telerik Premium Collection license valued at $1900
-One Free Infragistics License valued at $2599
-One Free license of a GrapeCity Product
-Shirts courtesy of our friends at the Southwest .Net User Group
-Many More items: Pens, Mouse pads, etc.
We will also be distributing a free copy of the latest DevProConnections Magazine as our group is back on their magazine distribution list. We look forward to seeing you there!


Scott Klein is co-founder of Blue Syntax Consulting, a company that specializes in Azure training and consulting. Scott has been working with SQL Server for nearly 20 years, working with companies large and small all over the United States, working in a wide scope of fields such as medical, finance, and retail. Scott is also a veteran author, having written a number of books including Professional SQL Server XML, Professional LINQ, Pro ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.0, and the soon to be released Pro SQL Azure. Scott is a SQL Server MVP and President of the South Florida SQL Server Users Group and the newly formed Azure PASS Virtual Chapter. He speaks frequently as SQL Saturday events and user groups, and was lucky enough to speak at the 2008 European PASS conference in 2008.


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UPDATE: Just got an email from Koen Zwikstra expressing his willingness to continue supporting our group with SilverlightSpy licenses. Thanks Koen!
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