Upcoming Events In Alabama

10. January 2008 14:37

There are quite a few events coming up in the next few weeks.  So, I thought I would consolidate all of them in a post.  I would encourage you to take advantage of as many of these as possible.

UPDATE 1/22: The InstallFest/LoadFest/whatever you want to call it Fest has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 24th.  It will be across the street from New Horizons.  Here is the link for registration and directions: http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=124185.

Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest (Huntsville)
HUNTUG will be hosting a Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest on Monday, January 14th from 6PM to 8PM.  Doug Turnure will be there to hand out free copies of Visual Studio.

Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest (Birmingham)
I don't think the venue has been officially announced, but the event is scheduled for Monday, January 21st.  Doug will also be here for the Birmingham event.  I'm sure there will be plenty of food to be eaten as well.  It should be a good time.  Even if you have already installed VS2008, drop by and hang out for a while.  See the update at top of post!

IPSA Meeting (Birmingham)
Speaking of Doug, he will also be presenting for the January meeting of the IPSA.  The meeting will be held at the St. Vincent's Bruno Conference Center on Thursday, January 17th.  As usual, networking time is from 11:30AM to 12PM and the presentation will run from 12PM to 1PM.  Doug will be talking about many of the new enhancements in Visual Studio 2008.  If you are curious about learning some of the reasons to justify an upgrade, this will be a great opportunity to find out.

MSDN Event (Birmingham)
There will be an MSDN Event coming to Birmingham on Thursday, February 7th.  It will be focused on IIS7 and Extending ASP.NET 2.0 Application Services.  The event will run from 1PM to 5PM and will be held at the Carmike Theatre at The Summit.  I always stress that it is particularly important to register and take advantage of these local MSDN events.  A strong attendance is vital for drawing more events to the area.  You can register here.


1/10/2008 6:25:02 AM #

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for the InstallFest info. I had been searching for it on Microsoft's site without success. I joined HUNTUG when I lived there. I moved back to Sylacauga recently, so I've been googling heavily for user's groups closer to me. I've tried to register with bug.net but I've not received a response with a registration code so that I can peruse the site. I'll subscribe to your email updates so that you can drop me a note Smile.

Charles D Quarles |

1/11/2008 2:01:23 AM #



Thanks for the feedback.  

From what I understand, a  number of people have complained about not receiving a registration code when attempting to register with BUG.NET.  I've relayed this information to the current web administrator, but I don't know that it has been addressed.  

I'll be sure to post the venue of the InstallFest as soon as I find out where it will be.

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