D'Arcy from Winnipeg
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Announcing the Winnipeg VS.NET 2012 Community Launch Event!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 5:24 AM

Back in May 2010 the local Winnipeg technical community got together and put on a launch event for VS.NET 2010. That event was such a good time that we’re doing it again this year for the VS.NET 2012 launch!

On December 6th, the Winnipeg .NET User Group is hosting a full day VS.NET 2012 Community Launch Event at the Imax theatre in Portage Place! We have 4 sessions planned covering dev tools, ALM/TFS, web development, and cloud development, presented by Dylan Smith, Tyler Doerksen, and myself.

You can get all the details and register on our Eventbrite site: http://wpgvsnet2012launch.eventbrite.ca/

I’ve included the details below as well for convenience:

Winnipeg VS.NET 2012 Community Launch Event

Join us for a full day of sessions highlighting the new features and capabilities of Visual Studio .NET 2012 and the .NET 4.5 Framework!

Hosted by the Winnipeg .NET User Group, this community event is FREE thanks to the generous support from our event sponsors:



Online Business Systems

Prairie Developer Conference

Event Details

When: Thursday, Decemer 6th from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where: IMAX Theatre, Portage Place

Cost: *FREE!*


8:00 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome
9:15 - 10:30 End-To-End Application Lifecycle Management with TFS 2012
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00 Improving Developer Productivity with Visual Studio 2012
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break (Lunch Not Provided)
1:00 - 2:15 Web Development in Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5
2:15 - 2:30  Break
2:30 - 3:45 Microsoft Cloud Development with Azure and Visual Studio 2012
3:45 - 4:00 Prizes and Thanks

Session Abstracts

End-To-End Application Lifecycle Management with TFS 2012
Dylan Smith, Imaginet

In this session we'll walk through the application development lifecycle from end-to-end and see how some of the new capabilities in TFS 2012 help streamline the software delivery process. There are some exciting new capabilities around Agile Project Management, Gathering Feedback, Code Reviews, Unit Testing, Version Control, Storyboarding, etc. During this session we’ll follow a fictional software development team through the process of planning, developing, testing, and deployment focusing on where the new functionality in VS/TFS 2012 fits in to make teams more effective.

Improving Developer Productivity with Visual Studio 2012
Dylan Smith, Imaginet

Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 enables developers to take full advantage of the capability of Windows using the skills and technologies developers already know and love to deliver exceptional and compelling apps.  Whether working individually or in a small, medium or large development team Visual Studio 2012 sets a new standard for development tools, helping teams deliver superior results for their customers that help set them apart from their competitors.  In this session we’ll walk through new features in Visual Studio 2012 specifically focusing on how these improve Developer Productivity.

Web Development in Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5
D’Arcy Lussier, Online Business Systems

It’s an exciting time to be a web developer in the Microsoft ecosystem! The launch of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 brings new tooling and features, and the ASP.NET team is continually releasing updates for MVC, SignalR, Web API, and other platform features. In this session we’ll take a tour of the new features and technologies available for Microsoft web developers here in 2012!

Microsoft Cloud Development with Azure and Visual Studio 2012
Tyler Doerksen, Imaginet
Microsoft’s public cloud platform is nearing its third year of public availability, supporting web site/service hosting, storage, relational databases, virtual machines, virtual networks and much more. Windows Azure provides both power and flexibility.  But to capture this power you need to have the right tools!  This session will demonstrate the primary ways you can harness Windows Azure with the .NET platform.  We’ll explain cloud service development, packaging, deployment, testing and show how Visual Studio 2012 with the Windows Azure SDK and other Microsoft tools can be used to develop for and manage Windows Azure.Harness the power of the cloud from the comfort of Visual Studio 2012!


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