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UK Connected Systems User Group Oct 2012
Just a little note for the uk connected systems user group next wednesday.

We have a great pair of sessions lined up, would be great to see you there

Posted On Friday, October 12, 2012 1:13 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

UK Connected Systems User Group - Update and next meeting
For those in the UK Connected Systems User Group, the content from our last meeting is in the below linked skydrive folder: http://cid-40015ea59a1307c8... We are currently preparing the next event for Tuesday 15th Febuary to again be at EMC in London Bridge. We are still formalising the details of the event but it is now open for registration. http://ukcsugfeb2011.eventb... ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 22, 2010 5:58 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

Connected Systems User Group Meeting tomorrow

Just wanted to pass out a reminder about tomorrow nights user group meeting with Udi Dahan

Registration link:http://sbugmay2010.eventbrite.com/

User group link: http://ukconnectedsystemsusergroup.org

Posted On Tuesday, May 25, 2010 5:20 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

UK Connected Systems User Group - Udi Dahan Event Topic change
Hi Just wanted to get the word out about a change to the may user group event. Udi Dahan will present a new topic which he has not presented in the UK before. Details below. To register for this event please refer to: http://ukconnectedsystemsus... Title: High Availability - A Contrarian View Abstract: Many developers are aware of the importance of high availability, critically analyzing any single points of failure in the infrastructure. Those same developers rarely give ......

Posted On Monday, April 19, 2010 5:52 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

AppFabric Caching Feedback
We are running a survey to collect feedback around scenarios where people were experimenting with velocity on windows 2003 in the CTP but are now in a position where the beta requires windows 2008. We would like to understand how important this scenario is precieved to be. If you are in the Connected Systems Community and would like to provide feedback please complete the following survey http://www.surveymonkey.com... ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 16, 2010 7:03 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

SBUG April 2010

We are just putting together the details for the SBUG meeting in April, the registration page is already open on the following link

http://sbugapril2010.eventbrite.com/

Posted On Saturday, February 27, 2010 5:42 PM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

SBUG May 2010

We have an SBUG meeting in may planned where Udi Dahan (nServiceBus) will join us.

Check out the following for details:

http://sbugmay2010.eventbrite.com/

Posted On Saturday, February 27, 2010 5:41 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

Advanced Distributed Systems Design with SOA Training in London

Just wanted to forward this on to SBUG members that Udi Dahan has advised me theres still a couple of places available on his training course in Febuary

See the following link for details:

http://skillsmatter.com/course/open-source-dot-net/advanced-distributed-systems-design-with-soa/ps-510

Posted On Thursday, January 21, 2010 2:09 PM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

SBUG Webcast Available for Download
We recently had a webcast at SBUG where Hans Hanston from Agile Point demonstrated a little about their BPM product and how it could be used to create a composited solution integrating sharepoint and SAP. This is available for offline viewing on the following link: http://uksoabpm.org/OnlineM... Note one of the really interesting bits of the demo I thought was the upgrade and versioning of a process running in AgilePoints BPM platform. It was interesting to see how you could easily visualise ......

Posted On Saturday, January 16, 2010 3:50 PM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

SBUG Competition - Pluralsight OnDemand Library

Just to help put the word out about the upcoming SBUG meeting.

Pluralsight have offered a free 1 year standard subscription to their on demand training library which will be raffled at the next SBUG meeting.  All of the details are on the below link

http://uksoabpm.org/Competitions.aspx

Posted On Sunday, December 20, 2009 1:17 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

UK Microsoft Integration Roadshow

A few SBUG members were asking about this recently, the slides from the UK Microsoft Integration Roadshow are available from the following link:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/ee890502.aspx

Posted On Sunday, December 20, 2009 1:13 PM | Comments (6) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

User Group Meeting Summary - April 2010
Thanks to everyone who could make it to what turned out to be an excellent SBUG event. First some thanks to: Speakers: Anthony Cooper and Elton Stoneman Host: The various people at Hitachi who helped to organise and arrange the venue. Session 1 - Getting up and running with Windows Mobile and the Windows Azure Service Bus In this session Anthony discussed some considerations for using Windows Mobile and the Windows Azure Service Bus from a real-world project which Hitachi have been working on with ......

Posted On Sunday, April 18, 2010 3:35 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

SBUG --> UK Connected Systems User Group

Following a recent user group meeting we have decided that the UK SOA/BPM User Group will be renamed to the UK Connected Systems User Group.  The reasons for this are as follows:

1. Other user groups who cover the same topics as us are all called something similar

2. We feel the name change will help to increase user group membership

The focus and topics of the user group will remain the same.

Posted On Sunday, April 18, 2010 3:29 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

SBUG Competition

We are raffling the final copy of Richard Seroter's SOA Patterns with BizTalk book which was given to us by his publisher.

This competition is open to UK based SBUG members.

Click here for more info: http://uksoabpm.org/Competitions.aspx

Posted On Monday, December 14, 2009 6:22 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

SBUG Special Offer - Pluralsight Training

We have recently setup fa partnership with Pluralsight for the UK SOA/BPM User Group and they have extended a special offer to our members who are currently unemployed and want some training to help them get into employment again.

Please refer to the following link for more details:

http://uksoabpm.org/SpecialOffers.aspx

Posted On Monday, December 14, 2009 6:19 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

UK Aggregated SOA/BPM News/Blog Feed

At SBUG we are pulling together an aggregated news and blog feed to pull together SOA/BPM related content from SBUG Members and Partners.

This news feed is available here: http://uksoabpm.org/UKAggregatedNews.aspx

If you are would like to contribute to this feed please let me know

Posted On Monday, December 14, 2009 3:56 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

SBUG Surveys

Ive added the results from the 2009 SBUG Member Survey so you can see what people were interested in

Also the 2010 SBUG Member Survey is not open.  Check out the below link for more info

http://uksoabpm.org/Surveys.aspx

Posted On Monday, December 14, 2009 3:49 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

The Microsoft Application Platform in association with Technet: Connecting business applications, partners and devices

Just wanted to put the word out about the following event at TVP in Febuary.  Looks like the content includes a few companies who have spoke previously at SBUG events so it should be interesting to see how these projects have evolved.

To get more details please refer to:

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032436355&Culture=en-GB

Posted On Sunday, December 13, 2009 5:35 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

SBUG Events in January

Registration is now open for the SBUG meetings in January.  Refer to the below link for details and registraton

http://www.eventbrite.com/org/160636640?s=1

 

Posted On Wednesday, December 9, 2009 5:57 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

SQL Server Event

Thought this may be of interest to some SBUG Members as they will be discussing SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Azure at the Edge UG

 

http://edgeug.net/

 

Posted On Monday, November 9, 2009 11:48 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

SBUG Webcast - BPM & Intro to Global 360
Hi All, Following this evenings webcast the recording of the event is available from the following location: https://www311.livemeeting.... We were interested on feedback of what we would like to see at a future SBUG session, the suggestions were as follows: Getting more value from Sharepoint in a BPM solution Integrating BPM and Biztalk An industry sector case study More about the persona based approach Claims and case management Nationwide case study? Hands on where we can ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 3, 2009 3:39 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

SBUG Meeting on Tuesday

Just a reminder about the SBUG webcast on tuesday

Global 360 will be introducing themselves and looking for feedback on what topic members would like to see them present at the next full SBUG meeting

All the details are here: http://sbugminihelloglobal360.eventbrite.com/

Posted On Friday, October 30, 2009 7:52 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

SBUG - Previous Content

Just a reminder that previous content from SBUG meetings is available from skydrive

http://cid-40015ea59a1307c8.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/.Public/SBUG

This includes videos, presentations etc

Posted On Friday, October 2, 2009 3:36 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

SBUG Mini Meeting - Hello Global 360
Global 360 are a new partner who have joined the user group and have contributed a few interesting ideas and suggestions for the user group. The plan is at this short online meeting they will do a small introduction to who they are and what they do. From here we can suggest things that user group members would be interested in knowing more about and one of the Technical Architects from Global 360 will do a deep dive BPM session at a future SBUG event. Signup for the meeting at: http://sbugminihelloglobal3... ......

Posted On Friday, October 2, 2009 3:21 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

SBUG Mini Meeting - BizTalk Messagebox Viewer

Jean-Pierre Auconie from the Microsoft EMEA BizTalk Team and the creator of the BizTalk Messagebox Viewer tool will be joining us for a web cast for the UK SOA/BPM User Group on 13th Oct 2009.

For SBUG members to register for this event please refer to:

http://sbugminimessageboxviewer.eventbrite.com/

 

Posted On Friday, October 2, 2009 3:16 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

SBUG Mocking Bird Video

We recently held an SBUG Meeting where Santosh Benjamin provided a demo and discussion of the Mockingbird project which is available on Codeplex.

If you would like to see the video it is available at the following location.

https://www311.livemeeting.com/cc/mvp/view?id=4P68FR

 

Posted On Wednesday, September 16, 2009 7:05 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ SBUG ]

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