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DevEast Presents: TBD

Topic and Presenter will be announced soon. 

Dev East Halifax .NET User Group

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (ADT)

Goldberg Faculty of Computer Science - Jacob Slonim Room (430)

6050 University Avenue

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Canada

 

Continuous Integration & Deployment with Visual Studio Online & Azure

Continuous integration is having changes to code automatically deployed to a server. Benefits include having bugs identified earlier, rapid deployment, and automated deployment without manual intervention. And puppies and unicorns, if thats your thing.

This session will cover:

  • publishing using remote targets
  • how to setup a free source code repository with Team Foundation Server using Visual Studio Online
  • integrate this repository with Visual Studio 2013
  • source code automatically deploy to a cloud hosted Azure site
  • GitHub to Azure deployments
  • deployment reporting
  • monitoring using NewRelic

 

Along the way we'll talk about best practices with continuous integration and deployment, source code management, and test case management.
And there will be food and more...

Please register for this free session here: http://continuous-integration-deployment-with-vs.eventbrite.ca/

Presenter Info:
Scott Rogers

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sbkrogers

https://twitter.com/scott_rogers

Dev East Halifax .NET User Group

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (ADT)

Goldberg Faculty of Computer Science - Jacob Slonim Room (430)

6050 University Avenue

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Canada

 

DevEast Presents: Building Mobile-First Cloud-First Universal Apps

Building Mobile-First Cloud-First Universal Apps for Windows 8.1 & Windows Phone 8.1 with C#, XAML, WinRT & Azure.

We live in a mobile world where access to information on the go has become an expectation in our daily lives. In this session, Microsoft Regional Director Colin Melia will discuss and demonstrate application building for Windows phones and tablets connecting with cloud-based data on the backend.

Demonstrations will including Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, Visual Studio 2013, C#, XAML, WinRT, Azure, and perhaps even a guest appearance from Cortana.

Dev East Halifax .NET User Group

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (ADT)

Goldberg Faculty of Computer Science - Jacob Slonim Room (430)

6050 University Avenue

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Canada

Register for the event here. 

 

Colin Melia is known as an architect, trainer, speaker and author with deep and broad knowledge of the latest Microsoft technologies, proven problem solving skills, hands-on solution creation ingenuity and the ability to communicate rich and complex ideas at both the developer and board level. He also has the role of Microsoft Regional Director and has received the Microsoft MVP award for several years.

Using his XAML and .NET expertise, his company Ace of Clouds put apps in the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store for Windows 8, and now offers app development and developer training for Windows 8. In recent years he also developed and delivered the first Windows Phone 7 boot camp tour in North America and has solutions running live on Windows Azure.

Over the last decade he has developed award-winning simulation technology with 3D UI, cloud-based learning portals and workflow-driven BI systems.

Colin has 18 years of hands-on experience delivering solutions across finance, e-learning, telecoms and Internet communications industries in areas of rich UI with Windows Store Apps, WPF & Silverlight, cloud development with Azure and BI with SQL Server, and with in-depth knowledge of core technologies such as .NET, OData, WCF, WF, LINQ and WIF. His work is used by companies such as O2, HP, Intel, Microsoft & WPP. He also created the first streaming video community site with Windows Media.

He speaks regularly with his British accent at conferences, events and code camps for Microsoft and community organizations. His sessions, video tutorials, interviews, articles and reference materials have been featured on .NET Rocks, dnrTV, Microsoft TechDays, DevTeach, Microsoft webcasts, Mobile Developer Magazine, DZone and his blog.

DevEast Presents: Creating Web APIs

 The ASP.NET Web API is a new framework technology from Microsoft. It allows a single Web service to communicate with multiple clients in various formats such as XML, JSON and OData. This framework allows developers to expose data and services to the Web directly over HTTP. This approach offers developers the ability to fully harness the richness of HTTP as an application layer protocol to communicate with a broad set of clients, including browsers, mobile devices, desktop applications, or backend services. The architecture is designed to support applications built with REST, but it does not force new applications to use a REST-style architecture.

Dev East Halifax .NET User Group

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (ADT)

Goldberg Faculty of Computer Science - Jacob Slonim Room (430)

6050 University Avenue

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Canada

 

Register for the event here. 

Presenter Bio

Sam Nasr has been a software developer since 1995, focusing mostly on Microsoft technologies. Having achieved multiple certifications from Microsoft (MCAD, MCTS, and MCT), Sam develops, teaches, and tours the country to present various topics in .Net. He's involved with the Cleveland C#/VB.Net User Group, where he has been the group leader since 2003. In addition, he also started the Cleveland WPF User Group, .Net Study Group, is the INETA Mentor for Ohio, author for Visual Studio Magazine, and is a Microsoft MVP.

Sam Nasr, MCAD, MCTS, MVP

Name: Sam Nasr, MCAD, MCTS, MVP

Company: NIS

Email: sam@nasr.info

Blog: http://clevelanddotnet.blogspot.com/

LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/samsnasr

Twitter: http://twitter.com/samnasr

SpeakerRate: http://speakerrate.com/samnasr

NEW MVA SERIES: ALM WEDNESDAYS

If you’re looking for creative problem-solving solutions to streamline the development pipeline and create a culture of continuous improvement, join the folks at MVA for this new series, "ALM Wednesdays." Get practical tips you can implement right away, and break free of rigid, process-oriented lifecycles.

MARCH 5: Using Kanban Jump Start
MARCH 12: Using Git with Visual Studio 2013 Jump Start
MARCH 19: Fundamentals of Lean Software Delivery Jump Start
MARCH 26: Enterprise Agility is Not an Oxymoron Jump Start
APRIL 9: DevOps - Visual Studio Release Management Jump Start

ALM WEDNESDAYS LANDING PAGE

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/colleges/alM-Wednesdays

   

ALM JumpStarts
www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com
Looking for a simple, effective way to get training on Microsoft's Cloud technologies? Microsoft Virtual Academy!

Help Wanted for DevCamp in DAL - March 1 & 2

Imagine Camp at Dalhousie University
 
Want to help students reach their potential?
 
ImagineCup is a the world’s premier student technology competition.  Microsoft invites all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution in one of the competitions and challenges.
 
ImagineCamps are Microsoft-run workshops designed to on-ramp students into this years Better Together Imagine Cup challenge. 
 
The challenge asks students to build a cross-device solution for Windows 8 and Windows Phone.
 
The event will take place at the Computer Science department at DAL on Sat & Sun March 1st & 2nd.  The event is being hosted by Microsoft Student Partners and faculty from the host university with lead presenter/proctor Colin Melia, Microsoft Regional Director and ImagineCup judge.
 
Microsoft is looking for people to assist with proctoring this student event.  If you have experience with WinRT, Windows Phone, C# or Visual Studio you may be the right person to help.
 
If you are interested please contact Colin - @colinizer 

INETA 12th Birthday Meeting!

INETA 12th Birthday Meeting

February marks 12 years since INETA was founded!

 

 

A Message To Our Members

Greetings!

For those that don’t already know me, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Jonathan Rozenblit, your developer community connection at Microsoft Canada. Thanks for giving me a few minutes of your time to check in and let you know what’s new and exciting for developers working on the Microsoft platform.

Continuous Training Made Easy

Much like continuous integration is built into your development workflow, continuous training should be built into your career development plans. Thankfully, the folks at Microsoft Virtual Academy take that into account and continuously push out new courses for you to take. Here’s a few new ones that have been added recently that are quite good:

Windows AzureDesigning Applications for Windows Azure Jump Start, Windows Azure Storage Design and Implementation, Mobile Apps to IoT: Connected Devices with Windows Azure

Windows 8.1 Developer Training: Geek Edition, HTML5 App Development Fundamentals

Visual Studio - What's New in Visual Studio 2013 Jump Start

Non-Microsoft specificJavaScript Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners

Remember, this is training made easy as in everything is broken down into modules, so take them one, or two, or three at a time. Whatever your schedule allows.

Reading Highlights

As much as I would love to read everything that is available online (most of which I know will definitely help me do what I do better), there’s just simply no time to do so. As such, often times I rely on curated reading highlights to narrow down for me what’s important and what’s trending. Chances are you’re in the same boat, so I thought I’d do the same here and share with you a few trending posts that I believe would be of interest to you:

Website to App The Web App Template Simplifies Windows App Development

C# async and await: Why Do We Need Them?

Browser Link - A Web Developer's New Best Friend

Be a Productive Coder with Productivity Power Tools 2013

F12 - Your Batman Utility Belt Best Visualized

A bulletproof phone? Windows Phone 8 protects your data!

Security Risks and Recommendations for Mobile Apps

Breakpoint

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Breakpoint yet, the first two episodes are now available, with new ones being streamed live the last Friday of every month. On Breakpoint, Paul Laberge and I explore the depths of Visual Studio. Everywhere else you get chatter and demos about things using Visual Studio, but on Breakpoint, the chatter and demos about Visual Studio and how it enables cool things. How’s that for you for a twist? Put it in your calendars, tune in, and join the conversation.

For Your Non-Microsoftie Endeavours… Well Almost

Hey! There’s nothing wrong with having endeavours outside of the Microsoft platform. You didn’t think that you’d hear that from me, but I mean it! Being well-rounded is certainly not a bad thing for a developer. My friends over at WootStudio have put together some resources and events that will help you port over those non-Windows apps to the Windows and Windows Phone Stores so that everything, your skills and your apps that is, is well-rounded. Check it out here.

A Message from the Code Sensei

Many of you already know about Code Kwondo, this year’s Developer Movement app building rewards program. If you’re up for a good chuckle, check out this message from the Code Sensei.

Last But Not Least

I’d like to close off with a few quick things, in case you’re new to the community, or haven’t yet had a chance to take advantage of all of the different tools at your disposal to stay connected and stay up to speed on everything that’s going on:

Connect socially If you prefer to get your updates via your preferred social network, LIKE the Microsoft Developer Facebook page or FOLLOW @cdndevs on Twitter. I’d recommend choosing at least one of them so you don’t miss out on special announcements, fun challenges, and contests.

Canadian Developer Connection on LinkedIn Maybe youre not the Twitter and/or Facebook type. That’s OK. There’s a group of 7800+ of us on LinkedIn networking, sharing, and learning about development related topics. Join us there.

Events Hub Dont miss training and/or networking opportunities in a city near you or online. Subscribe to the Event Hub so that you know what’s happening as soon as it’s announced.

Network, Network, Network Share your opinions, network with fellow developer, and discover job opportunities in the Canadian Developer Connection group on LinkedIn.

Well, that’s it for now! If we aren’t already, I’d love to connect with you via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or e-mail.

Keep in touch,

Jonathan Rozenblit

 

TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR, Microsoft Canada

A Message To Our Members

Greetings!

For those that don’t already know me, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Jonathan Rozenblit, your developer community connection at Microsoft Canada. Thanks for giving me a few minutes of your time to check in and let you know what’s new and exciting for developers working on the Microsoft platform.

Continuous Training Made Easy

Much like continuous integration is built into your development workflow, continuous training should be built into your career development plans. Thankfully, the folks at Microsoft Virtual Academy take that into account and continuously push out new courses for you to take. Here’s a few new ones that have been added recently that are quite good:

Windows AzureDesigning Applications for Windows Azure Jump Start, Windows Azure Storage Design and Implementation, Mobile Apps to IoT: Connected Devices with Windows Azure

Windows 8.1 Developer Training: Geek Edition, HTML5 App Development Fundamentals

Visual Studio - What's New in Visual Studio 2013 Jump Start

Non-Microsoft specificJavaScript Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners

Remember, this is training made easy as in everything is broken down into modules, so take them one, or two, or three at a time. Whatever your schedule allows.

Reading Highlights

As much as I would love to read everything that is available online (most of which I know will definitely help me do what I do better), there’s just simply no time to do so. As such, often times I rely on curated reading highlights to narrow down for me what’s important and what’s trending. Chances are you’re in the same boat, so I thought I’d do the same here and share with you a few trending posts that I believe would be of interest to you:

Website to App The Web App Template Simplifies Windows App Development

C# async and await: Why Do We Need Them?

Browser Link - A Web Developer's New Best Friend

Be a Productive Coder with Productivity Power Tools 2013

F12 - Your Batman Utility Belt Best Visualized

A bulletproof phone? Windows Phone 8 protects your data!

Security Risks and Recommendations for Mobile Apps

Breakpoint

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Breakpoint yet, the first two episodes are now available, with new ones being streamed live the last Friday of every month. On Breakpoint, Paul Laberge and I explore the depths of Visual Studio. Everywhere else you get chatter and demos about things using Visual Studio, but on Breakpoint, the chatter and demos about Visual Studio and how it enables cool things. How’s that for you for a twist? Put it in your calendars, tune in, and join the conversation.

For Your Non-Microsoftie Endeavours… Well Almost

Hey! There’s nothing wrong with having endeavours outside of the Microsoft platform. You didn’t think that you’d hear that from me, but I mean it! Being well-rounded is certainly not a bad thing for a developer. My friends over at WootStudio have put together some resources and events that will help you port over those non-Windows apps to the Windows and Windows Phone Stores so that everything, your skills and your apps that is, is well-rounded. Check it out here.

A Message from the Code Sensei

Many of you already know about Code Kwondo, this year’s Developer Movement app building rewards program. If you’re up for a good chuckle, check out this message from the Code Sensei.

Last But Not Least

I’d like to close off with a few quick things, in case you’re new to the community, or haven’t yet had a chance to take advantage of all of the different tools at your disposal to stay connected and stay up to speed on everything that’s going on:

Connect socially If you prefer to get your updates via your preferred social network, LIKE the Microsoft Developer Facebook page or FOLLOW @cdndevs on Twitter. I’d recommend choosing at least one of them so you don’t miss out on special announcements, fun challenges, and contests.

Canadian Developer Connection on LinkedIn Maybe youre not the Twitter and/or Facebook type. That’s OK. There’s a group of 7800+ of us on LinkedIn networking, sharing, and learning about development related topics. Join us there.

Events Hub Dont miss training and/or networking opportunities in a city near you or online. Subscribe to the Event Hub so that you know what’s happening as soon as it’s announced.

Network, Network, Network Share your opinions, network with fellow developer, and discover job opportunities in the Canadian Developer Connection group on LinkedIn.

Well, that’s it for now! If we aren’t already, I’d love to connect with you via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or e-mail.

Keep in touch,

Jonathan Rozenblit

 

TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR, Microsoft Canada

DevEast Presents: Creating Secure .Net Applications

With security attacks on the rise, protecting your applications and data is more of a necessity than ever before. We will discuss many of the features provided by .Net framework such as Role-based and code based security, cryptography, and proper coding practices.

In addition we'll look at using features in SQL Server and other tools from Microsoft to help you code more secure applications and protect valuable data.

Dev East Halifax .NET User Group

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (ADT)

Goldberg Faculty of Computer Science - Jacob Slonim Room (430)

6050 University Avenue

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Canada

 

Register for the event here. 

Presenter Bio

Sam Nasr has been a software developer since 1995, focusing mostly on Microsoft technologies. Having achieved multiple certifications from Microsoft (MCAD, MCTS, and MCT), Sam develops, teaches, and tours the country to present various topics in .Net. He' s involved with the Cleveland C#/VB.Net User Group, where he has been the group leader since 2003. In addition, he also started the Cleveland WPF User Group, .Net Study Group, is the INETA Mentor for Ohio, author for Visual Studio Magazine, and is a Microsoft MVP.

Sam Nasr, MCAD, MCTS, MVP

Name: Sam Nasr, MCAD, MCTS, MVP

Company: NIS

Email: sam@nasr.info

Blog: http://clevelanddotnet.blogspot.com/

LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/samsnasr

Twitter: http://twitter.com/samnasr

SpeakerRate: http://speakerrate.com/samnasr