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INETA (International .NET Association) will have a number of activites... The major ones planned so far are: 1. On Sunday, June 5th, INETA will hold a User Group Leaders Summit. This all day event is jointly hosted by both INETA (Developer User Groups) and Culminus (IT Pro User Groups). There will be both an IT Pro and a Developer keynote address plus common and separate sessions and a series of workshops. Any user group leader or people involved in the user group community is welcome to attend but ...
Can't believe this is so simple. Its even easier than consuming a web service any other way. This is because Flash provides a way to bind values returned by a web service to Flash Components. No coding is required; only a couple of clicks and drags, thats it! This is a great way to develop Flash tickers to display data (possibly Stock Quotes, Currency Exchange Rates, etc.) on a web page without ever needing to refresh it for updated data. So, how to go about doing this? Very simple. 1) Create a Web ...
The C# team will be having an online chat about the C# language and new features in .NET 2.0 on Thursday April 21st at 1pm PST and Friday 1 AM Pakistan Standard Time. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered directly from the C# product team. Register for the C# Language Chat. Zeeshan Muhammad User Group Leader - NED.net Infrastructure Member - INETA MEA INETA Pakistan EXCOMM ...
Microsoft has launched a new website aimed at developers who program for fun instead of profit with articles and information about how to use .NET 2.0 to develop games, media applications, and other personal use utilities. While aimed at the "hobbyist" developer, the site has some examples of how to use new .NET features that Enterprise developers can also learn from. In particular, there is a very interesting article on building network utilities that shows how to use the new Semaphore class as ...
The highly anticipated next version of the Xbox console will be revealed to videogame fanatics, music lovers, and MTV viewers via a high-energy half-hour program titled “MTV Presents: The Next-Generation Xbox Revealed.” The special will be hosted by entertainment icon, seasoned gamer, and Xbox fanatic Elijah Wood, known globally for the Academy Award-winning Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Island Records’ renowned Las Vegas rockers The Killers will deliver electrifying performances ...
A few days ago a mysterious site popped up that is owned and maintained by Microsoft. With it is a minute long video telling us: something is coming something fun something with reward something with recognition something with style something inspired We have to wait till April 25th to get the mystery revealed. View the site here. Zeeshan MuhammadUser Group Leader - NED.netINETA Pakistan EXCOMM MemberInfrastructure Member - INETA MEA ...
System: Welcome to FoodTalks.NET Food Ordering service. Please say your Customer Account Number? Caller: The account number is FT1234. System: Please say or key-in your 5 digit code number. Caller: 78699 System: Thank you; Would you like to place a new order or would you prefer a repeat of your previous order. Caller: I think I will go for a new order. System: Very well. Please say the meal ID on the FoodTalks.NET menu card that you would like to order. Caller: Ummmm...Meal ID 786. System: I understood ...
UPDATE!! The session was not accepted as it in late and did not get enough votes. There will still be various gatherings during the week, if you are a User Group Leader in Florida, please stop by the INETA booth in the Community Lounge. I've submitted a session for voting at the Teched BOF site: http://www.msteched.com/cfp... (vote early, vote often!). This session will provide a forum for user group leaders, mvp's, developers, regional speakers and others interested in the Florida developer ...
My tudoes to all the new bloggers who have made GeekswithBlogs.net there blogging home on the net. I must add that a lot of people and some very notable names with I share my blog now. I am writing after a whole year - a very eventful one, indeed! I moved over from Pakistan to Australia, got a new job and also studying for a new degree. Witnessed the SQL 2005 Beta, BizTalk 2004 launch and now waiting for Whidbey. I have decided to write again because of my new job here - I am a Microsoft Certified ...
I am very happy today. I receieved an email from Microsoft that mentioned that I have been declared MVP by Microsoft for Windows Server System - XML Web Services.For more details on this please check out my profile available at MVP web site:https://mvp.support.mi... am thankful to Allah Almighty for granting me this success. Last but not the least i am grateful to INETA and Microsoft Pakistan who backed me up and nominated me for this position, ...
Tech·Ed 2005 Europe will take place July 5-10 in beautiful Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and INETA will have a huge presence through its participation in the Birds of a Feather (BOF) Sessions together with Culminis (IT-Pro community). Birds of a Feather is your opportunity to meet other attendees with interests similar to yours. The sessions will be moderated by the Microsoft Tech·Ed 2005 Europe attendees and speakers. Why am I writing this to you? I am (again this year) responsible for INETA ...

I'm going to Tech*Ed.....   yippeeeeee!

I just got the email this weekend, I got an INETA scholarship for Tech*Ed.  This is gonna be awesome!

I'll be hitting the User Group Leaders Summit on Sunday, and then Tech*Ed that week.  I can't wait!!!

*happy dance*

Once again, INETA will be hosting BOF sessions at Tech-ED 2005 in Orlando under the leadership of Stuart Celarier. INETA will have a table in the community lounge and the BOF sessions will be held in the cabana's. The Tech-Ed team is working to correct the cabana acoustic issues we had last year in San Diego. You can submit a session idea or vote on a session from this link: http://www.msteched.com/con... ...
The International .NET Association Academic is a sub-committee of INETA with a focus on taking the voice and the needs of academic space and giving it the assistance required to form successful communities and help academics have a say in the workings of INETA. The INETAA Student Committee is currently looking to fill the roles of different project teams and asks the help of the most dedicated and talented students/professionals to take part in the management/infrastructure of the User Group of Academic ...
.NET Security or Writing Secure Code in .NET is my one of new found interests as far technical stuff is concerned. I had already delivered a couple of presentations on this as well. A lot of people are usually un-aware of secure coding or lack skills in this domain. Another thing worth mentioning here is that we usually dont get to see a lot of text available on this either. I have came across a couple of very good books on secure coding on Microsoft Platform. One is "Writing Secure Code" (2nd Ed) ...
If you're in the Charleston, SC area tonight around 6:00pm, stop on by... Thanks to INETA and Blackbaud, the Greater Charleston .NET User Group (GC.NUG) is pleased host Jim Duffy of TakeNote Technologies. The topic is Building Web Portals With DotNetNuke 3.0. What’s DotNetNuke, you ask? The short answer is that it’s an open source data-driven intranet or internet portal. For the long answer, please visit (http://www.dotnetnuke.com) for more information. In addition to this terrific presentation, ...
The past several days I have been out at MSFT in Redmond for a series of INETA meetings and other activities. The main meeting Saturday was a gathering of the INETA Working Group which consists of the Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, our Executive Director, and representatives from MSFT, about a dozen people total. We spent the entire day reviewing current activities, planning upcoming tasks, and brainstorming about many aspects of INETA going forward. All in all it was time well spent. There ...
Just came back from Microsoft TechNet and MSDN road show. Although I missed SQL Server BI and CLR Session but I was able to catch up with ASP.NET 2.0 and Microsoft Team System sessions. It was good to be there but honestly i dint enjoy much of asp.net 2.0 talk. Speaker wasnt confident and he kept making mistakes while developing a simple master detail form. The audience dint also like much seeing speaker having trouble showing hands on code. I believe the speaker was short of practice/practical exposure. ...
As a newbie in the blog world (about 3 weeks now), I’m extremely impressed by the community attitude and support of the blog community. As an active user group leader and INETA leader, I’ve seen what good community can do. However, my understanding has jumped a few levels after reading a recent blog post from Heather Hamilton of Microsoft about good resume writing. No, please don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love where I’m working and who I’m working with and have no ...
For those of you who couldn't make it to last night's meeting, you really missed a good one. Attendance was around 32 people and the pizza and wings from Papa John's (courtesy of Microsoft) were delicious. Thank you Blackbaud for giving us a place to meet. Doug Turnure (MS) gave a terrific presentation on what's coming with Indigo / SOA. Doug was also nice enough to allow us to pick his brain about other Microsoft technologies coming down the pipe. It was quite informative. We officially kicked off ...
Imagine Cup Launch event at Karachi University Event at CSKU INETA went fine. We introduced Imagine Cup to the audience and received a positive response from them. The presentation can be found in the Content Repository section of this website. We are also able to distribute goodies (PDC KIT bags, CodeZone magazines and couple of Content rich CDs) to the audience (thanks to Microsoft Pakistan and DotNetWizards). Hammad Rajjoub. http://dotnetwizards.blogsp... ...
http://www.ineta.org/Deskto... [FROM THE INETA SITE] We are very happy to announce that INETA will be adding 8 new speakers to the North American Speaker Bureau for the 2005 calendar year. They are: Don Kiely Kathleen Dollard Joel Semeniuk Russ Nemhauser Stephen Forte Jim Duffy Phil Weber Craig Utley We will have their bios up on ineta.org shortly. INETA member group leaders can submit requests for these speakers immediately.Congrats to the new speakers, ...
I am excited about being appointed to the Board of Directors for INETA along with Julie Lerman. This is a great organization that focuses on building a better user group community amongst around the world through a variety of programs. I have been volunteering with INETA for about 2 1/2 years and it is a fabulous group of people that have a great passion for helping the developer community. I look forward helping make INETA an even better organization in the coming years. We are always looking for ...
The International .NET Association (INETA) has appointed two new board members for a three year term. This brings the board membership to seven people. The two new board members are: Julie Lerman Chris Pels ----------------------------- Julie Lerman leads the Vermont .NET User Group. Chris Pels leads the Boston .NET User Group. Both of these folks have gone out of their way to help make INETA what it is today. They are both outstanding volunteers and are eager to help INETA grow in this next year. ...
Why is it that until now high school and elementary students have been overlooked as developers and factors into our society and community? In general this demographic is just glazed over and not given much thought. In light of some recent conversations between Jeff Julian and myself we decided it was time someone stepped up to the plate and began to facilitate the needs of these students. Starting this week we are going to begin building the INETA Academic K-12 Committee. While we are still in the ...
The INETA Meeting Attendance Survey I mentioned in a recent post is coming to close in a little more than a week, Sunday November 7, 2004 to be exact. We have a great response so far with almost 200 user groups reporting their information. If you have not done so already please enter your information at http://www.ineta.org/survey... I'll post some of the statistics here after we are done along with the winners of the XBOX ...
I'm not sure if this is going to be any kind of series at all, but I thought it was worthwhile to label this with “#1” just in case I have future discussions on a similar topic. If, as a human being, you are repelled by the mere thought of continuity, then you may politely turn around, and excuse yourself from this and any future discussions of the matter. Continuing, as I was rummaging through family letters that have been around for many hundreds of years (all preserved in display cases ...
INETA has launched what is being referred to as the Great Attendance Count which I have been coordinating. We are collecting the number of people that attend user group meetings during October 2004 for INETA user groups as well as their total number of members. If you are a user group leader for an INETA user group you should have received an email with details yesterday. If not, visit http://www.ineta.org/survey... and enter your information. BTW, all user groups that ...
I recently attended a meeting of the INETA Board of Directors and Committee Heads as the Co-Chair of the User Group Relations Committee. In addition, our MSFT representatives Heidi and Amy attended. For those of you that do not know, INETA is an independent non-profit organization that provides resources and services for .NET user groups around the world. Even though I have been volunteering with INETA for about two years I only moved into the Co-Chair position this past May so this was my first ...
INETA, a non-profit organization dedicated to thesupport of Windows-programming based user groups, isadding two new board members.In the search for these new additions, we are askingfor either your application and/or suggestions forthese posts.INETA will decide sometime in November. A boardmember's position on the board lasts for three years.If you are interested, we ask for you to submit asmall "resume" (of sorts) which details out yourinvolvement with INETA and/or community-based usergroups. (Send ...
Just managed to force myself away from the work I have and thought I should blog my status. I believe more or less most of us can determine how much work and follow up they would require to do by the amount of email which lies unread in their relevant mailboxes. Here goes mine. HotMail: 32 Unread Mails + 4 in the Junk folder = 36 and growing (dont wonder how I can do it though I have a 2MB account. Every night select all delete is the mechanism unless I know which ones I need to read)My MVPs.org ...
It has been very tough couple of weeks, both in terms of work loads and emotional stress. However I was able to find some time to speak on .Net on a couple occassions. Following is the summary for recently held events:1. I hosted a session on Design Patterns and Application Frameworks at Karachi University on Saturday, 18th September, 2004. (I will update the event details in my next blog entry)2. I was invited by Mr. Viqar of Microsoft Pakistan to deliver a presentation at MAJU last week (i.e. Saturday,2nd ...
The INETA board meets every 3 or 4 months face-to-face to go over issues that INETA faces and plan for the next quarter. This last meeting (last Saturday) was very special for us. INETA brought in the board and a representative from each of the INETA committees (UG Relations, Marketing, Infrastructure, Academic and Speakers) to meet with INETA's first full-time employee. Our new employee (name to be announced soon) will start on November 1st, but came to meet us at our meeting over the weekend. This ...
It was a good day for me after being declared as the best volunteer in the Middle East / Africa Region. I have been awarded with a ViewSonic Pocket PC V35. I am proud to be a volunteer for International .NET Association (INETA). I want to thank all NED.net and other user group members who are always so supportive, INETA Pakistan team members, my friends and colleagues, my family and above all Allah. Here's a look at my PDA. Zeeshan Muhammad.User Group Leader - NED.nethttp://nednet.blogsp... ...
Hey ... if you are in St. Louis, we have Jeff Julian and John Alexander tonight! September Meeting - Test-Driven Development and Unit Testing in Microsoft .NETMonday, September 26, 20045:30 - 6:30 pm Welcome6:30 - 8:30 pm ProgramJeff Julian, John Alexander One City Place DriveCreve Coeur, MO 63141[MAP] Unit Testing is a crucial piece of the development process. The problem is, most of us don't put the time in to properly construct this portion of the process. By skipping this portion, we cause issues ...
Today was a 6 hour to San Francisco to speak at Bay.NET, Oliver Nguyen's INETA group. This is a very well run group, all kinds of meetings, sub-groups, and cooperation with the entire development community in the Bay Area. I spoke on n-Tier development and .NET, using all kinds of great technologies like application blocks, WS-Security and custom business objects. To see the presenation live, you can check out the MSDN Webcast I did on “Constructing an n-Tier Windows Forms Application Using ...
Scott Canham has recently taken over INETAA -- IAA initiative as the new Product Manager. He forwarded an INETAA internal email around, but I figured I'd post it and look for feedback from the community en masse. Here are my current thoughts on the IAA pilot program. Let me know what you think and please add anything if it comes to mind. I'd like to run the pilot program from Oct 1 to Dec 31 with at least 3 groups. This should give us enough time figure out: What kind of user groups work well What ...
A recent development out of the depths of months of INETAA Student Committee Meetings has been the introduction of the Academic Starter Kit. This Groups Product Manager is Paul Hacker. The following content is what we are going to try and implement into it. I realize that this is really scarce, but if anyone has questions on the meaning...or if anyone would like to add to the content or help in it's creation let me know!! We can use all the help we can get! Audience Student Developers Little or No ...
You are invited to attend an hour long seminar on XML Webservices by CSKU.NET on September 04, 2004. The event will start at 3:30 pm and the speaker for the event is Mr. Hammad Rajjoub. Venue: Lecture Hall.Department of Computer Science, University of Karachi.Program Details: 1- Tilawat (3:30 PM)2- Introduction to INETA (3:35 PM)3- Discussion on "XML Webservices" (3:45 PM)4- Q/A Session (5:15 PM)5- Closing Note (5:30 PM) Hope to see you all!!! Zeeshan Muhammadhttp://mea.ineta.org ...
Today we had really a nice session at our campus. The event started by the introductory speech from our country leader, Mr. Saqib Ilyas who gave the audience a detailed review of INETA Pakistan activities during last year and also projected our plans for the upcoming months. Then our speaker Mr. Hammad Rajjoub started his talk with a thrust. He started with ASP.NET Programming model and gave us a few examples on how to use different tools in making our applications. He gave us some really cool ideas ...
event at KU went pretty good. Some 100+ people attended it and this what Mr. Saqib Ilyas had to say about it: The event started with an introduction by the Karachi University .Net User Group leader, briefing about the user group's objectives and history and calling for volunteers for various future activities. This was followed by an introduction to INETA and INETA Pakistan, and their goals and objectives in addition to how we and INETA are willing and able to help user groups, and a short summary ...
We at CSKU user group want to invite you to attend a free seminar at our university campus on 21 of August, 2004. This is our first user group event. The speaker for this event will be non other then Mr. Hammad Rajjoub who has been actively involved in INETA activities in Pakistan and also run his own user group 'Dot Net Wizards'. Venue: Lecture Hall.Department of Computer Science, University of Karachi.Agenda: 1- Introduction to ADO.Net (Programming Model).2- Common Scenarios3- Best Practices Program ...

I was asked yesterday by my boss to teach a 2 day course on .NET for the group. The two day class starts today. Wish my luck I am a little nervous. Oh well I guess this is my first step in accomplishing my goal of giving presentations for INETA or at TechEd.

We at NED.NET user group want to invite you to attend an hour long seminar on Web Matrix vs Visual Studio.NET at our university campus on August, 28, 2004. This is our fourth user group meeting after our 3 successful events. The speaker for this event will be non other then Mr. Hammad Rajjoub. Venue: CIS Lecture HallNED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi. Agenda: 1- Tilawat (2:00 PM)2- Introduction to INETA by Mr. Saqib Ilyas (2:05 PM)3- Discussion on "Webmatrix vs Visual Studio.NET" ...
Great chance to start blogging about our efforts in Europe ;-) http://www.ineta.org/eu/ Short look behind the scenes - who is in charge of INETA Europe? Christian Nagel INETA Europe ManagementE-Mail: Christian.Nagel@ineta.org Andrea SaltarelloUG Relations ManagementSouthern CountriesE-Mail: Andrea.Saltarello@ineta.org Andrew FilevMarketing ManagementEastern CountriesE-Mail: Andrew.Filev@ineta.org Andreas EideInfrastructure ManagementNorthern CountriesE-Mail: Andreas.Eide@ineta.org Damir TomicicInfrastructure ...
I know I'm late to post this ... but congrats to friend and community peer G. Andrew Duthie on getting a position with Microsoft. He is an outstanding individual and has continuously worked in the greater community to help others. Andrew has always been a big supporter of INETA and has helped INETA greatly. Thanks for everything Andrew!
It was D-Day for which two weeks and lot of mails were circulated among the core team of MUGH. And the big day came just couple of days before I was leaving from Hyderabad. I am talking about the anniversary celebrations for MUGH. I was also game to dress up myself as an usher portraying my favourite character Garfield. well I didnt dress up that way. [Edit]We had couple of people like Pooran Prasad, Sriram who wanted to grace this occasion but could not make it and we all were pretty hectic with ...
Another presentation for .NET User Groups to use from Microsoft has been made available from the INETA website! Microsoft is giving INETA user groups a new presentation each month. You can find this month's presentation here. The name of this month's presentation is: Microsoft Services Oriented Architecture and includes discussions on the following topics: Overview of Service Orientation (SO) Web Services and Service Orientation Microsoft’s Service Orientation offerings How to do Service Orientation ...
Purpose The IAA program is an INETA endorsed program that provides a structured framework and support line to establishing an alliance between Industry and Academia. This program offers an annual award certification to INETA users-groups that meet the IAA standards by effectively establishing a hybrid community with a passion for educating and promoting Microsoft® .Net technologies. Why IAA? IAA provides many long-term benefits to both industry and academia. For academia, a driven and passionate ...
I’d like to introduce the new Academic Marketing Manager for the INETA Academic Student Committee. Her name is Lorraine Wolfe and she is extremely passionate about working with INETA and working with Users-Groups. Lorraine graduated with honors from Bradley University in May of 2004. She completed two majors, Advertising and Multimedia, and a minor, Graphic Design, in four years time. She worked on the University’s yearbook The Anaga for two years shooting photos, writing copy, laying ...