We are just a couple of weeks away from the start of the Fall TVUG season and we would like to share some development related links.
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Microsoft Virtual Academy
Using Microsoft datacenters as an integral part of your Disaster Recovery Plan: Free, hands-on event
Please join us for a free, interactive event led by Microsoft experts.
- Do you want to learn about new disaster recovery options from Microsoft experts?
- Have you been putting off trying new technology due to time pressures or not knowing where to start?
- Do you think your disaster recovery strategy would benefit from a refresh?
- Have you considered refreshing your servers in the cloud instead of doing a hardware refresh?
If you answer yes to any of the questions above we may be able to help.
Your Microsoft IT Pro subject matter experts are coming to a city near you over the next couple of months to provide education on disaster recovery. You will see demos and walk through hands-on labs on the elements Microsoft provides to support a disaster recovery strategy.
The content is delivered in a fun, educational way, and we will even provide a free Azure pass to ensure it’s not costing you to learn with Azure.
Attend the event and you will learn:
- Replicate virtualized workloads to Microsoft's global data centers
- Back up data and protect workloads with nearly infinite scalability
- Implement a hybrid replication using both cloud and on-premises solutions
- Create a backup without needing to buy more tape
- Back up your Windows clients (including Windows 10) to remote storage
Looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.
Click here to find an event close to you. For TVUG members, the NYC event on October 8th would be the closest one.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, TVUG will not be meeting in June. We plan on starting back up in September. Stay tuned...
Microsoft is excited to offer a series of live webcasts that deliver first-hand guidance on how you can leverage the new Windows 10 development model. The webcasts will be presented and moderated by Microsoft MVPs around the world at no charge and are a great opportunity for you to not only learn the foundations of Universal App Development in Windows 10, but also to connect with some of the top experts in your country and/or language. Bring your Windows Store app development questions and have them answered live, by the experts, and learn how to take advantage of the great opportunities ahead in the Universal Windows Platform.
Each webcast will deliver the same content in different countries from June 8 - 12.
They will last from one to three hours, depending on the amount of community interaction.
Microsoft is empowering the MVPs with technical content and private training so every session will be fully equipped with content, demos, and up-to-date guidance.
We hope you join and connect with us for this great worldwide initiative! For details and registration, please visit the Windows 10 Dev Readiness page. For the US market, Oren Novotny and Ginny Caughey will doing the webcast on Wednesday June 10th at 12PM Eastern Time (UTC-05:00). You can register for that webcast by clicking here.
With this session, we are going to dive into sending native push notification messages to Android and iOS with Azure Notification Hubs. Azure provides a cheap and scalable mechanism for sending push messages to registered clients. We'll look at the push notification lifecycle for Apple Push Notification service (APNs) and Google Cloud Messaging (GCM).
Instead of writing code to talk to each platform's notification service, we can use the Azure Notification Hubs to provide a single API and make your code simpler to follow. We will also show how to use message templates to send a single message to multiple devices.
Please register on Meetup for this session so that we can have an accurate count for refreshments
Presenter: Chris Miller
When Microsoft MVP
fashion model Chris Miller
, a 14-year-old girl, isn’t accessorizing the latest fashions in logoed blue
jackets/shirts/bags/scarves/merkins, you can usually find him working on personal projects on company time at Tyler Technologies
, where he claims to be a Senior R&D Engineer. Researchers have have found little to no evidence of the latter. Chris specializes in turtlenecks, getting to work on time
, missing Build conferences due to poor life choices, and knitting
. Look for Chris’ latest book, “Charles in Charge (of Murder)”, an in-depth look of what happened to the original family
who vanished after the first season of Charles in Charge
, likely at the hand of Scott Baio
, according to this tell-all expose. As usual, Chris couldn’t be bothered to write his own bio. FC.
TVUG is on Spring Break in April. Our next meeting will be in May and will cover doing push notification messages using Xamarin and Azure.
What is MVP V-Conf?
The MVP Virtual Conference (MVP V-Conf) is a new, virtual, 2-day event that showcases how the best and brightest independent technology experts are using Microsoft technologies today. Tune in and see what the community of power users are saying about the mobile-first, cloud-first world of possibility with Microsoft re-imagined.
These sessions will be presented by Americas’ Region Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), who are exceptional community leaders who are passionate about sharing their real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with their IT Pro, developer and consumer communities around the world.
The theme of this first conference is “The Power of Community” where we will showcase how the community can help one another learn, thrive and grow, and demonstrate how Microsoft’s MVPs shape these technical communities.
The MVP V-Conf Keynote address will be delivered by Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of the Developer eXperience (DX) group at Microsoft Corp.
MVP V-Conf will be a live event broadcast on May 14th and May 15th, 2015. Sign up for sessions in English, Spanish or Portuguese tracks that span IT Professional, Developer and Consumer topics.
- IT Pro Track
- Developer Track
- Consumer Track
- LATAM Track (Spanish)
- Brazil Track (Portuguese)
LEARN FROM RISING STARS AND INDUSTRY ICONS
Come learn from the best and brightest in the tech world today. All of the sessions will all be delivered by the Americas’ Region Microsoft MVPs. These MVPs are experts who present at premiere conferences, independent community events and local user groups all over the globe.
LEARN TECHNICAL CONTENT RELEVANT TO YOU
This is a technical conference focused on helping attendees to learn and develop skills for everything from everyday technical work to wackier weekend projects. Whether it is on the IT Pro, Dev or Consumer side of things, you can bet that the content of MVP V-Conf will be cutting edge, exciting and relevant.
General MVP V-Conf Information
The sessions will be broadcasted live via EventBuilder. Each session will be a 50 minute presentation and have real-time Q&A via live chat.
Click the “Agenda” link to get an overview of the sessions, the “Sessions” link to read detailed descriptions, or the “Speakers” page to view presenters and moderators. The information about IT Professional (IT Pro) Track sessions is highlighted in blue, Developer (Dev) Track sessions in red, Consumer Tracksessions in orange, LATAM Track webcasts in Spanish in green, and the Brazilian Track webcasts in Portuguese in yellow.
To attend the event webcast(s) it's necessary to register in advance of the virtual event. You can click here.
During this session we will be exploring the various tools that can be use to build mobile applications for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and a few others mobile operating systems. Although all of the tools are based on the open source Apache Cordova Platform, some make the development experience much more productive than others. We will be closely examining three of these tools and building a demo in each of them in order to highlight their differences.
|Noted woodworker and pastry Chef, Shawn Gwin has been working as a developer for decades. An Extreme Ironing enthusiast, Shawn has competed at a semi-professional level. Shawn was the sole American on the team that designed the Car Exhaust Grill. A failed drone pilot, Shawn has extensive experience with replacing propellers and placing drones in tree tops at high speed. Shawn lives somewhere near the Canadian border with 12 cats and a deaf Chihuahua. Once again, Shawn has delegated the writing of his bio to people who are easily bored.|
Due to a schedule conflict, TVUG will not have a February meeting. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 10th.