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Bill Jones Jr. MVP Visual Basic Charlotte NC - MCP C# and VB.Net - Founder and President of the Enterprise Developers Guild (.Net User Group) User Group ENterprise Developers Guild - Charlotte .NET User Group
Around the “Guild Hall”
Around the “Guild Hall” We had a great meeting in June. Brian Gough, our resident SharePoint expert, introduced some of the nifty new features in Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010. We still need to understand what comes “in the box” with SharePoint so we don’t run off and program something that already exists, but the ease of development – or maybe “ease of sensible development” – is greatly enhanced when VS 2010 is coupled with SharePoint 2010. Since SharePoint is one of Microsoft’s most successful ......

Posted On Saturday, July 10, 2010 5:29 PM

Augusta Code Camp Nov. 7th
Augusta Code Camp Nov. 7th Augusta has been kind enough to schedule me to speak at their code camp. I’ll be sharing what every C# developer needs to know about VB XML data types and in a separate session, discussing Windows Mobile development. The list of speakers includes many of “the usual suspects”, so if you can find a way to join us, you are bound to have a good time while learning lots of new things and how to do some old things better. Bill J ......

Posted On Saturday, October 31, 2009 4:15 PM

Carolina Code Camp Fall 2009
Carolina Code Camp Fall 2009 We had an outstanding code camp earlier this month. Greensboro NC, Greenville SC, Columbia SC and Charleston SC all joined with Charlotte to produce a regional event. We had over 230 in attendance, a new record. As always, CPCC afforded us an incredible venue. We had a nice assortment of Hands on Labs and an incredible array of presentations. Thanks again to all the user group leaders, MVP and local experts that shared their talent and passion with .NET geeks from across ......

Posted On Saturday, October 31, 2009 4:13 PM

How time flies!
How time flies! Monthly Guild meetings, several code camps, an MVP Summit and oh yeah, that mobility app we did at work. We consumed 2008 and much of 2009 working with Microsoft on a serious development effort using Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, Sync Framework, SQL Server CE, Windows Mobile 6, Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Communication Framework, Windows Workflow, LINQ – have I left anything out? Learning our application requirements put Microsoft and the end of the fire hose for a ......

Posted On Saturday, October 31, 2009 4:04 PM

Code Camp was GREAT
Charlotte .NET University Code Camp was a great success Have you heard about .NET University (www.dotnet-u.com)? It provides presentations and hands on labs for WPF, WCF, WF and Cardspace. We built our spring 2007 Code Camp on that content. We started by offering two .NET U tracks but had to expand to three. We also offered a presentation track and an XNA hands on lab track. Our presentations included Orcas and LINQ, SharePoint and ASP.NET sessions. All sessions were very well received. Our facility ......

Posted On Saturday, May 19, 2007 9:06 PM

Where has the time gone?
April started with a BANG! Doug Tunure, our Microsoft Developer Liaison, recommended me for the MVP – Most Valuable Professional award in Visual Basic and I was accepted!!! Yes, I intended to post that immediately right here, but April was consumed with hardware issues and the Visual Studio 2005 Lab Fest. Let me thank publicly all my friends and fellow Guild members for their warm congratulations. When folks who really know you concur with an award – well, it meant a lot to me. Thanks ......

Posted On Sunday, June 25, 2006 7:21 PM

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