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January 2010 Entries

There's a lot of good stuff going on this week in user group land. Monday, 1/11/2010 - 5:30pm Twin Cities Java User Group (TCJUG) Please see for more details on monthly meeting topics, and to register as a member. Tuesday, 1/12/2010 - 6:00pm Twin Cities Developers Guild (TCDevGuild) TOPIC: Building Peer-to-Peer Applications with .NET - Jeff Brand Please see www.twincitiesdevelopersgui... for more details and to RSVP for this meeting. Wednesday, 1/13/2010 - 5:30pm TechMasters North ......

So today, on Twitter, I asked what I thought was a simple and straightforward question. It went like this: Poll: For those of you with .NET UGs. If there was never an INETA, would you still have started your group? tag replies #INETA For the most part, I got some pretty good responses. No real surprises. Most people who started user groups hadn't even heard of INETA prior to starting their group. There were a few exceptions, of course, a couple of folks said that they might not have started a user ......

Feels like the end of an era. For the last 4 years, I've proudly been a VB MVP. Today, I found out that I am no longer in that category. I still love VB & VB.NET, but in all honesty, I don't use it nearly as much anymore. Almost all of my professional work is in C# these days. So, ultimately it makes sense. I'll miss hanging out with a lot of my VB homies at the MVP Summit though. There are some really good folks, both within Microsoft and in the extended VB community. It's been a real pleasure. ......