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Regina Technology Community Launch: Sept 16th – SQL 2008 R2 and Project Madison
The Regina Technology Community welcomes Nick Nastic! Topic: SQL Server 2008 R2 and project codename "Madison" SQL Server 2008 R2 is the next generation of the Microsoft SQL Server database platform, planned for release in the first half of 2010. SQL Server 2008 R2 expands on the value delivered in SQL Server 2008 to help organizations improve IT and developer efficiency with: new and enhanced tools for the management of applications and multiple servers master data services complex event processing ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 1, 2009 7:12 AM

Regina Technology Community: Many Technologies. One Community.
I am happy to announce the launch of the Regina Technology Community. The Regina Technology Community has formed from a consortium of local special interest groups: • .NET User Group • IT Pro User Group • SQL Server User Group • SharePoint User Group We recognize that no technology is an island. We work in technological ecosystems that requires an understanding of many disciplines. Having one community allows us to deliver a wide spectrum of content to our members. It also provides the forum for ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 1, 2009 7:08 AM

Regina Events
We have been busy organizing a number of community events. I would like to share some events Regina.NET has been working on and other community events. All the below events are free and open to the public. Regina.NET Date: April 8th @ 6 PM Speaker: Rod Paddock Topic: JQuery with ASP.NET Web 2.0 is here to stay. jQuery is a JavaScript library that abstracts away all of the gory details of working with JavaScript for web applicatons. This session will demonstrate how to add jQuery to your ASP.NET applications ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 8, 2009 10:55 AM

Regina.NET Event January 22nd: SQL 2008 Community Launch
Regina.NET is participating in the INETA SQL PASS sponsored SQL 2008 launch. We have 2 sessions at this years event on January 22nd at the University of Regina. What is a community launch? Microsoft and others provide registered speakers with Web Casts, PowerPoint, code sample and / or hands on labs for a number of areas in the promoted product. The beauty of this type of event is that ANYONE can qualify to be a speaker. As a registered speaker, you are provided guidance in the launch topic. Speakers ......

Posted On Sunday, January 18, 2009 8:32 PM

Community Launch Post-Op
April 30th Regina.NET and Regina IT Pro held the hereos community launch event. As far as I know, this was going to be the largest locally run (local speakers, facilities and sponsorship) IT community event. We booked 3 - 100 person classrooms and we had 3 speakers providing sessions that run concurrently, then repeated. The schedule looked like this Windows Server 2008; Room X SQL Server 2008; Room Y Visual Studio 2008; Room Z 6:30 AD, Hyper-V New Datatypes, Resource Governer LINQ, AJAX 7:30 AD, ......

Posted On Sunday, May 4, 2008 9:21 AM

Regina, SK: Spring Seminar
CIPS Regina has done an incredible job setting up a 2 day seminar May 13 - 14th in Regina, SK. This seminar has Tech, Business and Student tracks on the first day; Tech and Business tracks on the second day. Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, is the feature presenter at this seminar. Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He has significant experience in architecture, design, and development of ......

Posted On Saturday, April 19, 2008 8:18 PM

Community Launch Hits Regina, SK
WoW, it took a couple weeks to get everything in order; but we are excited to be hosting Heroes Happen {Regina} April 30th in Regina, Sask, Canada. I worked with the local IT Pro user group to create this night of community run technology sessions. What is interesting, is that we are holding 3 sessions concurrently, then we are running the same session again so attendees can participate in 2 of our 3 sessions. They layout will look like this Windows Server 2008; Room X SQL Server 2008; Room Y Visual ......

Posted On Thursday, April 17, 2008 10:37 PM

IT Employee Shortage or Not?
During my local Microsoft Community Connection event, one of the key topics was the IT labor shortage. Local IT PRO user group leader and MVP, Will Craddock recently described the IT shortage and added some perspective from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Clearly, there are more jobs available now then ever, but why are these jobs going unfilled? I am a .NET user group leader in my community; in my role, I have been exposed to some of the employee / employer challenges. In the past 1 year, I have had ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 8, 2008 8:15 PM

Regina Community Connection Event: Post-Op
As D'Arcy shared on his blog last night, Will Craddock and Rodney Buike hosted a Community Connection event sponsored by CIPS and Microsoft in Regina, Sask, Canada. We had a great turn out, expected 175 people, I would assume 100+ attended although I did not get the final numbers. This event type was certainly new to our market; it followed the idea of Open Spaces that has been all the rage in the community. What I was most impressed with, is the fact that Microsoft made an effort to enforce community ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 19, 2008 6:45 AM

Burdens of a Small Market User Group Leader
All .NET developers should know that there are a number of Launch events across Canada in the coming months. US and International developers can use this link for registration information. Larger cities are hosting big splash 'Launch and Technical Readiness' events which are the big bang marketing events for Microsoft. The big cities and smaller cities will have a 'Community Connections' event which is a typically a more user group community orientated event. Being a user group leader of a community ......

Posted On Saturday, March 1, 2008 10:18 AM

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