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The St. Louis .NET User Group is proud to announce that registration for the St. Louis Days of .NET 2012 is now open! The conference will once again be held at the Ameristar in St. Charles, Missouri, on August 2-4, 2012. The “early bird” price of $175 per person will be available through June 30. You are going to want to ACT FAST THIS YEAR – due to ......

This is Easter weekend, and the end of the school year is looming closer! Our developer sessions at WashU end today. Students will turn their spare time focus to finals and getting home for the summer. Over this short course of time, we’ve had a bit over 50 students show some level of interest in developing apps for Windows Phone. Currently the total ......

The St. Louis .NET User Group is hosting a holiday party this year for the very first time in our 10 year history. The event will be held at the Bottleneck Blues Bar at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles. It will be an open house style event meaning you can drop by any time from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and enjoy the Unhandled Exceptions...the band that played ......

All of the trekies know and love the old LCARS interface. Who doesn’t want one on their phone too? Here’s a lock screen that I created for my WP7. Interestingly enough, there are some similarities in the reasoning behind LCARS and the Metro interface that WP7 uses. The LCARS graphical user interface was designed by scenic art supervisor and technical ......

Traveling in from out of town? (Or just interested in a night away from home with your spouse in a beautiful suite?) You can call the Ameristar at 636-940-4301 and ask for the St. Louis Day of .NET 2011 group rate. You can also make reservations online using the conference code GDNET11. We encourage you take the opportunity to hang around, spend the ......

The St. Louis .NET User Group is proud to announce that the St. Louis Day of .NET 2011 developers conference is officially open for registration. The fee for the two-day event remains the same as last year at $200.00 per attendee. However, if you register now through July 1, you will qualify for an “early bird” discount of $75.00, making the total cost ......

All style tags after the first 30 style tags on an HTML page are not applied in Internet Explorer. http://support.microsoft.co... Seriously? It’s been a limitation since IE 4.0 so maybe it’s not as bad as I think it is. Interesting number though. You’d think it would be 32 or 64 or 65767, not 30. Maybe it really is 32 but 2 are used internally. ......

So, I’ve been using this Windows Media Center setup for a year now. Here are some random thoughts about it. The two TV Tuner Cards had to be placed side-by-side on the motherboard since that was the only configuration it allowed. They get very hot. I purchased an additional internal fan to help keep them cool. Every now and then if it needs to reboot ......

On July 21st I received a tweet on Twitter from Engadget pointing to an article entitled “Build a Blu-ray / TV Tuner-equipped HTPC for under $1,000” That day I essentially used the shopping list from that article to load my shopping cart on Newegg.com. I slept on it and finally completed the order the next day – July 22nd. No fancy shipping. (As a matter ......

For a long time we haven’t had any kind of paid television service at home. No cable, no satellite, nothing. We live in the St. Louis metro area so we get all the basic stuff over the air for free – all the major channels including PBS. That also means we don’t have any of the fancy gadgets – no HD receivers or monitors – and especially the DVR. One ......

This year, for the first time, St. Louis Day of .NET is excited to have a major keynote address delivered to the conference. We are pleased to welcome Brian Goldfarb, Microsoft Director of Product Management for Developer Platforms to the stage on Friday, August 20, 2010. Most recently, Brian has been seen on stage at PDC 2009 with Scott Guthrie, demonstrating ......

Register now at http://www.stlouisdayofdotn... The Date This year's conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, August 20-21, 2010, at the Ameristar Conference Center in St. Charles, Missouri. Sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. and run through 4:30 p.m. on both days. Registration and sign-in will open at 7:00 a.m. on Friday morning, ......

Carl and Richard are loading up the DotNetMobile (a 30 foot RV) and driving to our town again to show off their favorite bits of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0! Richard talks about Web load testing and Carl talks about Silverlight 4.0 and multimedia. And to make the night even more fun, they are going to bring a mystery rock star from the Visual Studio ......

INETA Community Leadership Summit will be taking place on Sunday June 6th at 1PM at Tech·Ed North America in New Orleans. INETA is hosting a free Community Leadership Summit in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Sunday June 6th at 1:00 PM prior to the start of Tech·Ed 2010. The summit is open to Community Leaders from the area, ......

Last week, the Microsoft Visual Studio team released a new Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework 4 Training Kit that works with the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate. The training kit This includes 17 presentations, 22 Demos and 32 Hands-on Labs. I am also particularly excited to see content added for Visual Basic, as well as Office, SharePoint ......

Engineers, Developers, Entrepreneurs, and Innovators mark your calendars for the first annual Saint Louis Innovation Camp! Local technology user groups, area businesses, and most of the entrepreneur support community will join forces to present a one of kind camp designed to spur innovation in the Information Technology community, support economic recovery ......

In October, I received the Microsoft MVP Award. The award is given based on past performance over the previous year. Each year, the renewal is re-evaluated – again based on past performance. I am thankful for everyone that nominated me and helped make this happen. Let me make a shout out to my friend Randy Walker from the great neighboring state of ......

For years, one of the popular parts of TechEd has been the Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions hosted by INETA. A BOF session is a conversation among a community of peers around a topic about which the participants are passionate. There may be some participants who are more knowledgeable than others, or have more experience; some who have less. Some folks ......

To help developers and architects better understand how to leverage the cloud, Microsoft is offering two "train-the-trainer" sessions for user group leaders and influentials. Here's a great opportunity to learn more and present back to your user groups. Sessions are: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 5:00 PM-6:00 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) ......

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