Steven Wilssens http://steven.wilssens.net/ Imagination is more importand then knowledge Steven Wilssens Thu, 17 Aug 2006 19:07:17 GMT newtelligence dasBlog 1.7.5016.2 Steven.Wilssens@telenet.be Steven.Wilssens@telenet.be http://steven.wilssens.net/Trackback.aspx?guid=a0d0b8e7-21de-481a-803e-94d34b8eb292 http://steven.wilssens.net/pingback.aspx http://steven.wilssens.net/PermaLink.aspx?guid=a0d0b8e7-21de-481a-803e-94d34b8eb292 http://steven.wilssens.net/CommentView.aspx?guid=a0d0b8e7-21de-481a-803e-94d34b8eb292 http://steven.wilssens.net/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=a0d0b8e7-21de-481a-803e-94d34b8eb292 0

On Friday 8 September 2006 I will be delivering a a one-day VISUG event at the Compuware offices .  During this event we will provide our VISUG members with deep dive information on Visual Studio Team System 2005. Since this is a community event, we directly skip all formalities and focus on what is really important:  The attendee will acquire the knowledge to be productive on a team that uses Visual Studio 2005 Team System.

During the event we will discuss following topics:

  • Event Overview : Overview, Business value of VSTS, core scenarios, licensing
  • Planning for VSTS: Hardware and software requirements, selecting projects or solutions
  • Deploying & Maintaining Team Foundation Server: Installation, Administration, backup and restore
  • Working with Team Foundation Server: Architectural overview, services, extensibility
  • Team Projects & Reporting: Project planning, methodology, reports
  • Process Template Customization: Process guidance, work item types, workflow
  • Source Code Control: Overview, migration, administration
  • Building Code (MSBuild): Overview, customization
  • Architect Tools: Application designer, class designer, logical datacenter designer, SDM SDK
  • Developer Tools: Profiling, code coverage, code analysis
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals
  • Testing Tools: Test management, test types, unit testing
  • Integration Scenarios: Commonly encountered integration scenarios

This training is free of charge to all our VISUG members.  You can register at http://www.visug.be/CommentsView.aspx?Id=83ab000e-8475-4e46-b642-ac9855b891f2 .  Be aware that there is a maximum of 40 attendees for this event so register as soon as possible.

Team System Event on Friday 8 September 2006 http://steven.wilssens.net/PermaLink.aspx?guid=a0d0b8e7-21de-481a-803e-94d34b8eb292 http://steven.wilssens.net/TeamSystemEventOnFriday8September2006.aspx Thu, 17 Aug 2006 19:07:17 GMT <p> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>On Friday 8 September 2006 I will be delivering&nbsp;a&nbsp;a one-day&nbsp;VISUG event at the </font><a href="#topofpage" target=_blank><font face=Tahoma>Compuware offices</font></a><font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma>.&nbsp; During this event we will provide our VISUG members with deep dive information on Visual Studio Team System 2005. Since this is a community event, we directly skip all formalities and focus on what is really important:&nbsp; <b>The attendee will acquire the knowledge to be productive on a team that uses Visual Studio 2005 Team System.</b></font></font> </p> <blockquote> <p> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>During the event we will discuss following topics: </font> <ul> <li> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>Event Overview : Overview, Business value of VSTS, core scenarios, licensing </font> <li> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>Planning for VSTS: Hardware and software requirements, selecting projects or solutions </font> <li> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>Deploying &amp; Maintaining Team Foundation Server: Installation, Administration, backup and restore </font> <li> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>Working with Team Foundation Server: Architectural overview, services, extensibility </font> <li> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>Team Projects &amp; Reporting: Project planning, methodology, reports </font> <li> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>Process Template Customization: Process guidance, work item types, workflow </font> <li> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>Source Code Control: Overview, migration, administration </font> <li> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>Building Code (MSBuild): Overview, customization </font> <li> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>Architect Tools: Application designer, class designer, logical datacenter designer, SDM SDK </font> <li> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>Developer Tools: Profiling, code coverage, code analysis </font> <li> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals </font> <li> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>Testing Tools: Test management, test types, unit testing </font> <li> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>Integration Scenarios: Commonly encountered integration scenarios </font> </li> </ul> <p> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>This training is free of charge to all our VISUG members.&nbsp; You can register at </font><a href="#topofpage"><font face=Verdana>http://www.visug.be/CommentsView.aspx?Id=83ab000e-8475-4e46-b642-ac9855b891f2</font></a><font face=Tahoma color=#000000>.&nbsp; Be aware that there is a maximum of 40 attendees for this event so register as soon as possible.</font> </p> </blockquote><img width="0" height="0" src="/aggbug_id_a0d0b8e7_21de_481a_803e_94d34b8eb292.ashx"> http://steven.wilssens.net/CommentView.aspx?guid=a0d0b8e7-21de-481a-803e-94d34b8eb292 Team System
http://steven.wilssens.net/Trackback.aspx?guid=2c5c5e0d-44d9-45a9-9ed5-dab4f81f54e4 http://steven.wilssens.net/pingback.aspx http://steven.wilssens.net/PermaLink.aspx?guid=2c5c5e0d-44d9-45a9-9ed5-dab4f81f54e4 http://steven.wilssens.net/CommentView.aspx?guid=2c5c5e0d-44d9-45a9-9ed5-dab4f81f54e4 http://steven.wilssens.net/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=2c5c5e0d-44d9-45a9-9ed5-dab4f81f54e4 0 Tomorrow (06/29/2006), I’m presenting the first day of the VISUG event on Visual Studio Team System . Psst I’m getting used to the US date-time notation ;-) We will have a very diverse audience ranging from developers to sales people, VSTS rookies to VSTS experts… I’m really looking forward to the challenge of making all of our members leave with that happy VSTS feeling… Visual Studio Team System 2005 – Event http://steven.wilssens.net/PermaLink.aspx?guid=2c5c5e0d-44d9-45a9-9ed5-dab4f81f54e4 http://steven.wilssens.net/VisualStudioTeamSystem2005Event.aspx Thu, 29 Jun 2006 19:16:34 GMT <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>Tomorrow (06/29/2006), I’m presenting the first day of the </font><a href="#topofpage"><font face=Tahoma>VISUG event on Visual Studio Team System</font></a><font face=Tahoma color=#000000>. <em>Psst I’m getting used to the US date-time notation ;-)</em> We will&nbsp;have a very diverse audience ranging from developers to sales people, VSTS rookies to VSTS experts… I’m really looking forward to the challenge of making all of our members leave with that happy VSTS feeling…</font><img width="0" height="0" src="/aggbug_id_2c5c5e0d_44d9_45a9_9ed5_dab4f81f54e4.ashx"> http://steven.wilssens.net/CommentView.aspx?guid=2c5c5e0d-44d9-45a9-9ed5-dab4f81f54e4 Team System http://steven.wilssens.net/Trackback.aspx?guid=1d6e4d14-e638-4c43-8937-4bcb25defd01 http://steven.wilssens.net/pingback.aspx http://steven.wilssens.net/PermaLink.aspx?guid=1d6e4d14-e638-4c43-8937-4bcb25defd01 http://steven.wilssens.net/CommentView.aspx?guid=1d6e4d14-e638-4c43-8937-4bcb25defd01 http://steven.wilssens.net/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=1d6e4d14-e638-4c43-8937-4bcb25defd01 0 Reminder: Visual Studio Team System Workshop by VISUG http://steven.wilssens.net/PermaLink.aspx?guid=1d6e4d14-e638-4c43-8937-4bcb25defd01 http://steven.wilssens.net/ReminderVisualStudioTeamSystemWorkshopByVISUG.aspx Fri, 23 Jun 2006 08:47:09 GMT <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"><font face=Tahoma color=#000000><strong>Reminder:</strong></font></span> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"><font face=Tahoma color=#000000></font></span>&nbsp; </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"><font face=Tahoma color=#000000>The </font><a href="#topofpage"><font face=Tahoma color=#0000ff>Belgian Visual Studio User Group</font></a><font face=Tahoma color=#000000> organizes a 1 ½ day </font></span><a href="#topofpage" target=_blank><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"><font face=Tahoma color=#0000ff>seminar around Visual Studio Team System</font></span></a><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"><font face=Tahoma color=#000000> on 30 June and 1 July.&nbsp;&nbsp;There are still some seats available, so if you are interested in learning about Team System in a User Group kind of way (real high risk live demo's, with live coding and hopefully a happy ending :-) )</font></span> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"><font face=Tahoma color=#000000></font></span>&nbsp; </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <b><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"><font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma><?xml:namespace prefix = u2 />Description:<u2:p></u2:p> </font></font></span></b><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"> <br> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />This day and a half community event provides VISUG members with deep dive information on Visual Studio Team System 2005. During this event we will demonstrate the capabilities Visual Studio Team System <st1:metricconverter u1:st="on" ProductID="2005 in"> <st1:metricconverter ProductID="2005 in" w:st="on">2005 in</st1:metricconverter> </st1:metricconverter> a way only user group can: not in theory but by live examples.<u2:p></u2:p><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> <o:p></o:p> </font></font></span> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <b><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"> <o:p> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>&nbsp;</font> </o:p> </span></b> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma><b><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US">Event Outline:<u2:p></u2:p> </span></b><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"> <o:p></o:p> </span></font></font> </p> <p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; mso-add-space: auto"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-ascii-font-family: Calibri; mso-hansi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri"><span style="mso-list: Ignore">•<span style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"><font size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span></span></span><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US">Event Overview : Overview, Business value of VSTS, core scenarios, licensing <u2:p></u2:p> <o:p></o:p> </span></font></font> </p> <p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; mso-add-space: auto"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-ascii-font-family: Calibri; mso-hansi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri"><span style="mso-list: Ignore">•<span style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"><font size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span></span></span><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US">Planning for VSTS: Hardware and software requirements, selecting projects or solutions <u2:p></u2:p> <o:p></o:p> </span></font></font> </p> <p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; mso-add-space: auto"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-ascii-font-family: Calibri; mso-hansi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri"><span style="mso-list: Ignore">•<span style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"><font size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span></span></span><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US">Deploying &amp; Maintaining Team Foundation Server: Installation, Administration, back up and restore <u2:p></u2:p> <o:p></o:p> </span></font></font> </p> <p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; mso-add-space: auto"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-ascii-font-family: Calibri; mso-hansi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri"><span style="mso-list: Ignore">•<span style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"><font size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span></span></span><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US">Working with Team Foundation Server: Architectural overview, services, extensibility <u2:p></u2:p> <o:p></o:p> </span></font></font> </p> <p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; mso-add-space: auto"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-ascii-font-family: Calibri; mso-hansi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri"><span style="mso-list: Ignore">•<span style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"><font size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span></span></span><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US">Team Projects &amp; Reporting: Project planning, methodology, reports <u2:p></u2:p> <o:p></o:p> </span></font></font> </p> <p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; mso-add-space: auto"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-ascii-font-family: Calibri; mso-hansi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri"><span style="mso-list: Ignore">•<span style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"><font size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span></span></span><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US">Process Template Customization: Process guidance, work item types, workflow <u2:p></u2:p> <o:p></o:p> </span></font></font> </p> <p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; mso-add-space: auto"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-ascii-font-family: Calibri; mso-hansi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri"><span style="mso-list: Ignore">•<span style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"><font size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span></span></span><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US">Source Code Control: Overview, migration, administration <u2:p></u2:p> <o:p></o:p> </span></font></font> </p> <p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; mso-add-space: auto"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-ascii-font-family: Calibri; mso-hansi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri"><span style="mso-list: Ignore">•<span style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"><font size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span></span></span><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US">Building Code (MSBuild): Overview, customization <u2:p></u2:p> <o:p></o:p> </span></font></font> </p> <p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; mso-add-space: auto"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-ascii-font-family: Calibri; mso-hansi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri"><span style="mso-list: Ignore">•<span style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"><font size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span></span></span><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US">Architect Tools: Application designer, class designer, logical datacenter designer, SDM SDK <u2:p></u2:p> <o:p></o:p> </span></font></font> </p> <p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; mso-add-space: auto"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-ascii-font-family: Calibri; mso-hansi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri"><span style="mso-list: Ignore">•<span style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"><font size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span></span></span><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US">Developer Tools: Profiling, code coverage, code analysis <u2:p></u2:p> <o:p></o:p> </span></font></font> </p> <p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; mso-add-space: auto"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-ascii-font-family: Calibri; mso-hansi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri"><span style="mso-list: Ignore">•<span style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"><font size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span></span></span><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US">Testing Tools: Test management, test types, unit testing <u2:p></u2:p> <o:p></o:p> </span></font></font> </p> <p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpLast style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; mso-add-space: auto"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-ascii-font-family: Calibri; mso-hansi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri"><span style="mso-list: Ignore">•<span style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"><font size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span></span></span><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US">Integration Scenarios: Commonly encountered integration scenarios <u2:p></u2:p> <o:p></o:p> </span></font></font> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <b><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"> <o:p> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>&nbsp;</font> </o:p> </span></b> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <b><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"><font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma>When:<u2:p></u2:p> </font></font></span></b><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"> <br> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma>Friday 30 June 2006 from 13:00 until 17:00<br> Saturday 1 July 2006 from 9:00 until 16:00<u2:p></u2:p> &nbsp;<u2:p></u2:p> <o:p></o:p> </font></font></span> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <b><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"> <o:p> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>&nbsp;</font> </o:p> </span></b> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <b><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"><font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma>Where:<u2:p></u2:p> </font></font></span></b><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"> <br> <a href="#topofpage"><font face=Tahoma color=#000000>Compuware Belgium</font></a> <o:p></o:p> </span> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <b><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"> <o:p> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>&nbsp;</font> </o:p> </span></b> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <strong><span lang=EN-US style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; 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Remember, there are 30 seats available for this event, so register as soon as possible.<o:p></o:p> </font></font></span> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <b><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"> <o:p> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>&nbsp;</font> </o:p> </span></b> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <b><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"><font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma>Subscription Fee:<u2:p></u2:p> </font></font></span></b><span lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US"> <br> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>As with all Visual Studio User Group events, it is available to our Visual Studio User Group Members at no cost.</font></span> </p> <img width="0" height="0" src="/aggbug_id_1d6e4d14_e638_4c43_8937_4bcb25defd01.ashx"> http://steven.wilssens.net/CommentView.aspx?guid=1d6e4d14-e638-4c43-8937-4bcb25defd01 SCM http://steven.wilssens.net/Trackback.aspx?guid=4fdd0c09-d1c2-4ee4-a079-95573f849d4c http://steven.wilssens.net/pingback.aspx http://steven.wilssens.net/PermaLink.aspx?guid=4fdd0c09-d1c2-4ee4-a079-95573f849d4c http://steven.wilssens.net/CommentView.aspx?guid=4fdd0c09-d1c2-4ee4-a079-95573f849d4c http://steven.wilssens.net/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=4fdd0c09-d1c2-4ee4-a079-95573f849d4c 0

VISUG Meeting on Wednesday 17/05/2006:

Clemens Vasters will give a presentation on Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)-Unified programming model and runtime for building service oriented applications. During this presentation you will learn how to: 
• Simplify distributed application development
• Build secure and reliable services
• Interoperate with other Web services technologies
 

For more information look at http://www.visug.be/NewsItemDetails.aspx?Id=54edcada-e954-470c-b37b-39eeca44082d . 

I hope to see you there!

Presentation (17/05/2006) on WCF-Unified programming model and runtime for building service oriented applications by Clemens Vasters. http://steven.wilssens.net/PermaLink.aspx?guid=4fdd0c09-d1c2-4ee4-a079-95573f849d4c http://steven.wilssens.net/Presentation17052006OnWCFUnifiedProgrammingModelAndRuntimeForBuildingServiceOrientedApplicationsByClemensVasters.aspx Fri, 12 May 2006 13:12:28 GMT <p> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>VISUG Meeting on Wednesday 17/05/2006:</font> </p> <p> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000><a href="#topofpage">Clemens Vasters </a>will give a presentation on Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)-Unified programming model and runtime for building service oriented applications. During this presentation you will learn how to:&nbsp; <br> • Simplify distributed application development <br> • Build secure and reliable services <br> • Interoperate with other Web services technologies <br> </font>&nbsp; </p> <p> <strong><font color=#000000>For more information look at</font> </strong><a href="#topofpage"><strong>http://www.visug.be/NewsItemDetails.aspx?Id=54edcada-e954-470c-b37b-39eeca44082d</strong></a><font color=#000000></font><font face=Tahoma color=#000000><strong>.</strong>&nbsp; </font> </p> <p> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>I hope to see you there!</font> </p> <img width="0" height="0" src="/aggbug_id_4fdd0c09_d1c2_4ee4_a079_95573f849d4c.ashx"> http://steven.wilssens.net/CommentView.aspx?guid=4fdd0c09-d1c2-4ee4-a079-95573f849d4c VISUG
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Reminder:

If you want to keep up with news regarding the Belgium Visual Studio User Group.  Do not forget to subscribe to the RSS Feed .  The next meeting for our contributing or aspiring contributing members is on 14/04/2006  12/04/2006 (updated), do not forget to register so that we can provide food and drinks.  You can find more information on the VISUG website and you can register for the meeting on the following location

I hope to see you there!

VISUG RSS Feed http://steven.wilssens.net/PermaLink.aspx?guid=b0c03b7f-65cb-4fd8-bba6-5eec6b3d0fee http://steven.wilssens.net/VISUGRSSFeed.aspx Tue, 11 Apr 2006 08:40:47 GMT <p> <font face=Tahoma><font color=#000000><strong><u>Reminder:</u> </strong></font></font> </p> <p> <font face=Tahoma><font color=#000000>If you want to keep up with&nbsp;news regarding the&nbsp;Belgium Visual Studio User Group.&nbsp; Do not forget to&nbsp;subscribe to the </font></font><a href="#topofpage"><font face=Tahoma color=#000000>RSS Feed</font></a><font face=Tahoma color=#000000>.&nbsp; The next meeting for our contributing or aspiring contributing members is on </font><a href="#topofpage"><font face=Tahoma color=#ff0000><strike>14/04/2006</strike></font></a>&nbsp;<a href="#topofpage"><font face=Tahoma color=#000000>12/04/2006</font></a>&nbsp;<font color=#ff0000>(updated)</font><font color=#000000>, do not forget to register&nbsp;so that we can provide food and drinks<font face=Tahoma>.&nbsp;&nbsp;You can find more information on the <a href="#topofpage">VISUG website</a>&nbsp;and you can register for the meeting <a href="#topofpage">on the following location</a></font><font face=Tahoma>.&nbsp; </font></font> </p> <p> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>I hope to see you there!</font> </p> <img width="0" height="0" src="/aggbug_id_b0c03b7f_65cb_4fd8_bba6_5eec6b3d0fee.ashx"> http://steven.wilssens.net/CommentView.aspx?guid=b0c03b7f-65cb-4fd8-bba6-5eec6b3d0fee VISUG
http://steven.wilssens.net/Trackback.aspx?guid=0ac2a5b8-b1dd-45ba-ad15-c2865f283b50 http://steven.wilssens.net/pingback.aspx http://steven.wilssens.net/PermaLink.aspx?guid=0ac2a5b8-b1dd-45ba-ad15-c2865f283b50 http://steven.wilssens.net/CommentView.aspx?guid=0ac2a5b8-b1dd-45ba-ad15-c2865f283b50 http://steven.wilssens.net/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=0ac2a5b8-b1dd-45ba-ad15-c2865f283b50 4 First Official VISUG Meeting http://steven.wilssens.net/PermaLink.aspx?guid=0ac2a5b8-b1dd-45ba-ad15-c2865f283b50 http://steven.wilssens.net/FirstOfficialVISUGMeeting.aspx Thu, 30 Mar 2006 22:15:45 GMT <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma>We just had the first official VISUG meeting and I was really happy to meet so many great community members.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>About half of them were new to me so it was a real pleasure to get to know these new faces.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span><span lang=NL-BE style="mso-ansi-language: NL-BE"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> <o:p></o:p> </span></font></font> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <span lang=NL-BE style="mso-ansi-language: NL-BE"> <o:p> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>&nbsp;</font> </o:p> </span> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma>Okay so here is the unofficial story on what happened during the meeting, the official meeting notes will be posted on the VISUG website in the coming days:<o:p></o:p> </font></font> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma>The meeting started with an introduction to the VISUG and its goals.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We continued by listing possible meeting topics for the next meetings and we have many great topics to choose from.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We decided that we will create a voting on the VISUG website and will use this as a guideline for our meeting calendar.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Next topic on the agenda was that next Thursday there will be a meeting with community members that wish to actively support the VISUG.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>I was incredibly happy to see that so many of you want to play an active part in this, thanks a lot! <span lang=NL-BE style="mso-ansi-language: NL-BE"> <o:p></o:p> </span></font></font> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma>Next topic was on .NET Generics…, the amount of knowledge in the room really amazed me, this is was exactly Peter Himschoot and I wanted to start a user group!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>I really had a lot of fun and the presentation ended up being a part of the social part of the meeting which was great!<o:p></o:p> </font></font> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <o:p> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>&nbsp;</font> </o:p> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma>I already look forward to the next meeting <span lang=NL-BE style="FONT-FAMILY: Wingdings; mso-ansi-language: NL-BE; mso-ascii-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-hansi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Wingdings"><span style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Wingdings">J</span></span> <o:p></o:p> </font></font> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <o:p> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000>&nbsp;</font> </o:p> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"> <font color=#000000><font face=Tahoma>Oh, I took 2 pictures during the presentation:<o:p></o:p> </font></font> </p> <img src="/content/binary/IMG_2388.jpg" border=0> <br> <img src="/content/binary/IMG_2389.jpg" border=0><img width="0" height="0" src="/aggbug_id_0ac2a5b8_b1dd_45ba_ad15_c2865f283b50.ashx"> http://steven.wilssens.net/CommentView.aspx?guid=0ac2a5b8-b1dd-45ba-ad15-c2865f283b50 VISUG http://steven.wilssens.net/Trackback.aspx?guid=258cf9f1-79fc-4cbe-9e75-0f8e8dd0c160 http://steven.wilssens.net/pingback.aspx http://steven.wilssens.net/PermaLink.aspx?guid=258cf9f1-79fc-4cbe-9e75-0f8e8dd0c160 http://steven.wilssens.net/CommentView.aspx?guid=258cf9f1-79fc-4cbe-9e75-0f8e8dd0c160 http://steven.wilssens.net/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=258cf9f1-79fc-4cbe-9e75-0f8e8dd0c160 0

During the Developer and IT Pro Days we received a significant number of membership and information requests.  Since then we have been busy responding to these requests, updating the website (the new version will be released this week!) and getting the internal and legal structure of the VISUG in order.
These activities have caused a delay in the organization of the upcoming Belgium Visual Studio User Group meeting on the 23rd of March and it will need to be rescheduled to the 30 March. The meeting will start at about 18:00 and finish at 21:30.  Ordina has been so kind to provide the meeting location, which are the offices of Ordina Leuven B-3000 Leuven, Diestsevest 58.  You will be able to register your presence on the VISUG website by the end of this week.
During the Belgium Visual Studio User Group meeting on March 30, you can participate in a discussion on: presentations topics for upcoming Belgium Visual Studio User Group meetings; membership conditions; the Developer and IT Pro Days. The second part of the meeting will be a presentation on Advanced Generics in .NET 2.0. After the presentation you can attend to the social part of this meeting where you can enjoy a drink with other community members!

Hope to see you there!

VISUG Meeting from March 23rd rescheduled to March 30th. http://steven.wilssens.net/PermaLink.aspx?guid=258cf9f1-79fc-4cbe-9e75-0f8e8dd0c160 http://steven.wilssens.net/VISUGMeetingFromMarch23rdRescheduledToMarch30th.aspx Wed, 22 Mar 2006 08:31:12 GMT <p> <font color=#000000>During the Developer and IT Pro Days we received a significant number of membership and information requests.&nbsp; Since then we have been busy responding to these requests, updating the website (the new version will be released this week!) and getting the internal and legal structure of the VISUG in order.<br> These activities have caused a delay in the organization of the upcoming Belgium Visual Studio User Group meeting on the 23rd of March and it will need to be rescheduled to the 30 March. The meeting will start at about 18:00 and finish at 21:30.&nbsp; <a href="#topofpage">Ordina </a>has been so kind to provide the meeting location, which are the offices of Ordina Leuven B-3000 Leuven, Diestsevest 58.&nbsp; You will be able to register your presence on the <a href="#topofpage">VISUG website</a> by the end of this week.<br> During the Belgium Visual Studio User Group meeting on March 30, you can participate in a discussion on: presentations topics for upcoming Belgium Visual Studio User Group meetings; membership conditions; the Developer and IT Pro Days. The second part of the meeting will be a presentation on Advanced Generics in .NET 2.0. After the presentation you can attend to the social part of this meeting where you can enjoy a drink with other community members!</font> </p> <p> <font color=#000000>Hope to see you there!</font> </p> <img width="0" height="0" src="/aggbug_id_258cf9f1_79fc_4cbe_9e75_0f8e8dd0c160.ashx"> http://steven.wilssens.net/CommentView.aspx?guid=258cf9f1-79fc-4cbe-9e75-0f8e8dd0c160 VISUG
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On Friday the Developer and IT Pro Days organizers had to close down the registration, because there are more than 1.200 attendees registered for the event and we’re now having a full house. Do not forget to visit the Visual Studio User Group Belgium booth during the event and have a chat with our members! I would like to remind you that following sessions are available during the Developer and IT Pro days, but you can expect to see one or more of these talks during an upcoming VISUG meeting. These are the sessions:
Peter Himschoot [March 7, 2006 - 10:45 - 12:00] Visual Studio Tools for Office: Building Office Solutions Using Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005
Jelle Druyts [March 8, 2006 - 09:00 - 10:15] Best Practices: The Art of Building a Reusable Class Library
Jelle Druyts & Steven Wilssens [March 8, 2006 - 10:45 - 12:00] Best Practices for Application Development
Steven Wilssens [March 8, 2006 - 14:30 - 15:45] Best Practices for Advanced Source Control: Beyond CheckOut and CheckIn
Peter Himschoot has a great backup session on Generics in .NET 2.0 and I already attended a part of Wim Verhaegen’s excellent backup session on Web Service Enhancements. Let’s hope that they does not need to present these sessions during the upcoming event (somebody else would need to be unlucky), but you can expect Peter and Wim to present this session during one of the VISUG meetings.

See you there!

Full House http://steven.wilssens.net/PermaLink.aspx?guid=81a32aff-3ab8-4f1a-b460-369d128bb65b http://steven.wilssens.net/FullHouse.aspx Mon, 06 Mar 2006 08:10:12 GMT <meta content="Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 7.1" name=GENERATOR> <meta content=http://schemas.microsoft.com/intellisense/ie5 name=vs_targetSchema> <table id=Table1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width="100%" border=0> <tbody> <tr> <td align=left> <font face=Tahoma size=2><font color=#000000>On Friday the</font> </font><a href="#topofpage"><font face=Tahoma color=#0000ff size=2>Developer and IT Pro Days</font></a><font face=Tahoma size=2> <font color=#000000>organizers had to close down the registration, because there are more than 1.200 attendees registered for the event and we’re now having a full house. Do not forget to visit the</font> </font><a href="#topofpage"><font face=Tahoma color=#0000ff size=2>Visual Studio User Group Belgium</font></a><font face=Tahoma size=2> <font color=#000000>booth during the event and have a chat with our members! I would like to remind you that following sessions are available during the Developer and IT Pro days, but you can expect to see one or more of these talks during an upcoming VISUG meeting. These are the sessions:</font></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align=left> <table id=Table2 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width="100%" border=0> <tbody> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 50px" valign=top> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><font face=Tahoma color=#000000>•</font></span></td> <td> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000 size=2>Peter Himschoot [March 7, 2006 - 10:45 - 12:00] Visual Studio Tools for Office: Building Office Solutions Using Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 50px" valign=top> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><font face=Tahoma color=#000000>•</font></span></td> <td> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000 size=2>Jelle Druyts [March 8, 2006 - 09:00 - 10:15] Best Practices: The Art of Building a Reusable Class Library </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 50px" valign=top> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><font face=Tahoma color=#000000>•</font></span></td> <td> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000 size=2>Jelle Druyts &amp; Steven Wilssens [March 8, 2006 - 10:45 - 12:00] Best Practices for Application Development </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 50px" valign=top> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><font face=Tahoma color=#000000>•</font></span></td> <td> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000 size=2>Steven Wilssens [March 8, 2006 - 14:30 - 15:45] Best Practices for Advanced Source Control: Beyond CheckOut and CheckIn </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 50px" valign=top> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><font face=Tahoma color=#000000>•</font></span></td> <td> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000 size=2>Peter Himschoot has a great backup session on Generics in .NET 2.0 and I already attended a part of Wim Verhaegen’s excellent backup session on Web Service Enhancements. Let’s hope that they does not need to present these sessions during the upcoming event (somebody else would need to be unlucky), but you can expect Peter and Wim to present this session during one of the VISUG meetings.</font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align=left> <p class=MsoNormal> <font face=Tahoma color=#000000 size=2>See you there!</font> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <img width="0" height="0" src="/aggbug_id_81a32aff_3ab8_4f1a_b460_369d128bb65b.ashx"> http://steven.wilssens.net/CommentView.aspx?guid=81a32aff-3ab8-4f1a-b460-369d128bb65b VISUG
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In December 2005, I announced the launch of a Visual Studio User Group in Belgium. Since then Peter Himschoot and I received a lot of positive feedback on our initiative. My goal is to get the user group up and running in January 2006 and I believe the most important step is to have our first VISUG meeting. I would like to begin the meeting by discussing following topics:

VISUG Goals
VISUG Members
VISUG Membership Conditions
VISUG Sponsors
VISUG Management Structure
Offline Activities
Monthly Meetings
Events
Social Events
Participation in Microsoft Events
INETA
Online Activities
VISUG website

The meeting is scheduled for the 25th of January from 18.00 to 21.00. Compuware Belgium, has been so kind to provide us with a meeting location, the address is Ikaroslaan 21 1930 Zaventem in Belgium.

Since VISUG is a user group where we want you to participate, this meeting will be an excellent opportunity for you to help model and shape it into a community success.  We will arrange for something to eat and drink, so it would be very nice if you could leave me a comment or send me an e-mail confirming your presence.  I hope to see you there!

First VISUG Meeting http://steven.wilssens.net/PermaLink.aspx?guid=7219feda-a4f2-4c16-b506-71df8fb76b00 http://steven.wilssens.net/FirstVISUGMeeting.aspx Thu, 05 Jan 2006 08:37:21 GMT <table id=Table1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width="100%" border=0> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p class=MsoNormal style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma"> <font size=2>In December 2005, I announced <a href="/BelgiumVisualStudioUserGroup.html"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: blue; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">the launch of a Visual Studio User Group in Belgium</span></a>. Since then <a href="#topofpage"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: blue; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">Peter Himschoot</span></a> and I received a lot of positive feedback on our initiative. My goal is to get the user group&nbsp;up and running&nbsp;in January 2006 and I believe the most important step is to have our first VISUG meeting. I would like to begin the meeting by discussing following topics: </font> <table id=Table2 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width="100%" border=0> <tbody> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 37px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>•</font></td> <td valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>VISUG Goals</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 37px; HEIGHT: 18px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>•</font></td> <td style="HEIGHT: 18px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>VISUG Members</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 37px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>•</font></td> <td valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>VISUG Membership Conditions</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 37px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>•</font></td> <td valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>VISUG Sponsors</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 37px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>•</font></td> <td valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>VISUG Management Structure</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 37px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>•</font></td> <td valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>Offline Activities</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 37px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>•</font></td> <td valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>Monthly Meetings</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 37px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>•</font></td> <td valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>Events</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 37px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>•</font></td> <td valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>Social Events</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 37px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>•</font></td> <td valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>Participation in Microsoft Events</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 37px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>•</font></td> <td valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>INETA</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 37px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>•</font></td> <td valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>Online Activities</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 37px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>•</font></td> <td valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>VISUG website</font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p class=MsoNormal style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma"> <font size=2>The meeting is scheduled for the <strong>25th of January from 18.00 to 21.00</strong>. Compuware Belgium, has been so kind to provide us with a meeting location, the address is <strong>Ikaroslaan 21 1930 Zaventem in Belgium</strong>.<br> </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p class=MsoNormal style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma"> <font size=2>Since VISUG is a user group where we want you to participate, this meeting will be an excellent opportunity for you to help model and shape it into a community success.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We will arrange for something to eat and drink, so it would be very nice if you could leave me a comment or send me an e-mail confirming your presence.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>I hope to see you there!</font> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <img width="0" height="0" src="/aggbug_id_7219feda_a4f2_4c16_b506_71df8fb76b00.ashx"> http://steven.wilssens.net/CommentView.aspx?guid=7219feda-a4f2-4c16-b506-71df8fb76b00 VISUG
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Peter Himschoot and I received a lot of positive feedback on the Visual Studio User Group for Belgium (VISUG). We will undoubtedly schedule a meeting with our interested community members in the coming weeks and you will see how VISUG becomes more and more reality. One of our newest advances is the creation of the VISUG logo. Wout Neys was kind enough to provide us with a first version. Thanks Wout!

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http://steven.wilssens.net/Trackback.aspx?guid=b473f452-819e-422a-a558-f40d89b4ebf8 http://steven.wilssens.net/pingback.aspx http://steven.wilssens.net/PermaLink.aspx?guid=b473f452-819e-422a-a558-f40d89b4ebf8 http://steven.wilssens.net/CommentView.aspx?guid=b473f452-819e-422a-a558-f40d89b4ebf8 http://steven.wilssens.net/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=b473f452-819e-422a-a558-f40d89b4ebf8 0 Last weekend Peter Himschoot launched the idea of starting a user group for Belgian Visual Studio Team System enthusiasts, BUGTEAM (Belgium User Group for Team System). Peter was one of my mentors when I started professional software development. He awakened the natural curiosity that lies inside me. For several weeks I had been actively talking to multiple community members on starting a Belgium Visual Studio User Group and I did not have the opportunity to discuss it with Peter . At the same time of this community effort, I organized a Visual Studio Team System Focus Group at work. The reactions were definitely positive, but most focus group members regret that the scope is only VSTS development and not Visual Studio development. So here is what I proposed to Peter and he eagerly accepted the following draft proposal:

Name Belgium Visual Studio User Group (BVISUG)
• Based on Belux Information Worker User Group (BIWUG)
• Focus The focus will be on software development with Visual Studio 2005. The scope is definitely wider than Visual Studio Team System alone, although VSTS will be on top of our agenda for the coming months. During our first meeting we will create a rock solid definition of the scope.
• Monthly meetings A meeting has a duration of 3 hours and will be composed out of 3 major blocks:
First part of the meeting is a round-table where all the participants share experiences and discussions are started covering all kinds of topics in scope. Participants can submit questions and discussion points online on the BVISUG Web site before the meeting.
Second part of the meeting is a formal practical covering of one of the technologies or products that are in scope of the user group. Examples can be a session presented by one of the members, an INETA speaker invited to do the session, vendors demonstrating a product. The topics covered in these sessions will typically be topics that are poorly covered in normal MSDN/TechNet sessions. The goal of BVISUG should be to provide an added-value for members on top of what Microsoft is providing.  Some ideas are:
Practical experiences of members based on their daily work experiences.
Previews of forthcoming future products and technologies.
Redeliveries of conferences or seminars members of the BVISUG have participated in.
How to deliver proof of concept implementations.
Local partners demonstrating their solutions or products.
Third part of the meeting is the socializing part where participants informally get to know each other better and discuss technologies enjoying a drink and some food.


The contents of the meetings will be very broad covering development, infrastructure and possibly also technical sales topics.


News:
• Good News #1 We have a first Gold Sponsor, so we can start with: the legal obligations, domain name registration, web site creation…
• Good News #2 It’s very hard to find a qualified individual to handle the tasks of the treasurer, handle the administrative and legal obligations.  But we already found a non-technical community member who is highly motivated and well qualified (you could say hugely overqualified) of handling these tasks.

If you are interested, you can send Peter or me an email with the subject BugTeam or BVISUG and monitor our blogs because those will serve as our main communication channel until we get our website up and running. We will announce our first meeting in a couple of days, so stay tuned! Belgium Visual Studio User Group http://steven.wilssens.net/PermaLink.aspx?guid=b473f452-819e-422a-a558-f40d89b4ebf8 http://steven.wilssens.net/BelgiumVisualStudioUserGroup.aspx Wed, 30 Nov 2005 21:51:11 GMT <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">Last weekend </span><a href="#topofpage"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: blue; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">Peter Himschoot</span></a><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma"> launched the idea of starting a user group for Belgian Visual Studio Team System enthusiasts, <a href="#topofpage"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: blue; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">BUGTEAM (Belgium User Group for Team System)</span></a>. Peter was one of my mentors when I started professional software development. He awakened the natural curiosity that lies inside me. For several weeks I had been actively talking to multiple community members on starting a Belgium Visual Studio User Group and I did not have the opportunity to discuss it with </span><a href="#topofpage"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: blue; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">Peter</span></a><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">. At the same time of this community effort, I organized a Visual Studio Team System Focus Group at work. The reactions were definitely positive, but most focus group members regret that the scope is only VSTS development and not Visual Studio development. So here is what I proposed to Peter and he eagerly accepted the following draft proposal:<br> <br> </span> <div style="TEXT-ALIGN: left"> <table style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; WIDTH: 100%; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 118px" valign=top> • <font color=#000000>Name</font></td> <td> <span style="COLOR: black"><font color=#000000>Belgium Visual Studio User Group (BVISUG)</font></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 118px" valign=top> <font color=#000000>• Based on</font></td> <td> <a href="#topofpage"><span style="COLOR: blue">Belux Information Worker User Group (BIWUG)</span></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 118px" valign=top> <font color=#000000>• Focus</font></td> <td> <span style="COLOR: black"><font color=#000000>The focus will be on software development with Visual Studio 2005. The scope is definitely wider than Visual Studio Team System alone, although VSTS will be on top of our agenda for the coming months. During our first meeting we will create a rock solid definition of the scope.</font></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 118px" valign=top> <font color=#000000>• Monthly meetings</font></td> <td> <font color=#000000>A meeting has a duration of 3 hours and will be composed out of 3 major blocks:<br> </font> <table style="WIDTH: 100%; HEIGHT: 100%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 border=0> <tbody> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 31px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>•</font></td> <td> <font color=#000000 size=2>First part of the meeting is a round-table where all the participants share experiences and discussions are started covering all kinds of topics in scope. Participants can submit questions and discussion points online on the BVISUG Web site before the meeting.</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 31px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>•</font></td> <td> <table style="WIDTH: 100%; HEIGHT: 100%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 border=0> <tbody> <tr> <td> <font color=#000000 size=2>Second part of the meeting is a formal practical covering of one of the technologies or products that are in scope of the user group. Examples can be a session presented by one of the members, an INETA speaker invited to do the session, vendors demonstrating a product. The topics covered in these sessions will typically be topics that are poorly covered in normal MSDN/TechNet sessions. The goal of BVISUG should be to provide an added-value for members on top of what Microsoft is providing.&nbsp; Some ideas are:<br> </font> <table style="WIDTH: 100%; HEIGHT: 100%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 border=0> <tbody> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 31px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>• </font></td> <td> <font color=#000000 size=2>Practical experiences of members based on their daily work experiences.</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 31px" valign=top> <font color=#000000><font size=2>•</font> </font></td> <td> <font color=#000000 size=2>Previews of forthcoming future products and technologies.</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 31px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>• </font></td> <td> <font color=#000000 size=2>Redeliveries of conferences or seminars members of the BVISUG have participated in.</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 31px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>• </font></td> <td> <font color=#000000 size=2>How to deliver proof of concept implementations.</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 31px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>• </font></td> <td> <font color=#000000 size=2>Local partners demonstrating their solutions or products.</font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 31px" valign=top> <font color=#000000 size=2>•</font></td> <td> <font color=#000000 size=2>Third part of the meeting is the socializing part where participants informally get to know each other better and discuss technologies enjoying a drink and some food.</font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br> <br> <p> <font color=#000000>The contents of the meetings will be very broad covering development, infrastructure and possibly also technical sales topics.</font> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma"><font color=#000000>News:<br> </font></span> <table style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; WIDTH: 100%; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 border=0> <tbody> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 118px" valign=top> <font color=#000000>• Good News #1 </font></td> <td> <font color=#000000>We have a first Gold Sponsor, so we can start with: the legal obligations, domain name registration, web site creation…</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="WIDTH: 118px" valign=top> <font color=#000000>• Good News #2</font></td> <td> <font color=#000000>It’s very hard to find a qualified individual to handle the tasks of the treasurer, handle the administrative and legal obligations.&nbsp; But we already found a non-technical community member who is highly motivated and well qualified (you could say hugely overqualified) of handling these tasks.</font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <br> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma"><font color=#000000>If you are interested, you can send </font></span><a href="mailto:Peter@u2u.net"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: blue; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">Peter</span></a><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma"> <font color=#000000>or </font></span><a href="mailto:Steven.Wilssens@telenet.be"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: blue; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">me</span></a><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma"> an email with the subject BugTeam or BVISUG and monitor our blogs because those will serve as our main communication channel until we get our website up and running. We will announce our first meeting in a couple of days, so stay tuned! </span><img width="0" height="0" src="/aggbug_id_b473f452_819e_422a_a558_f40d89b4ebf8.ashx"> http://steven.wilssens.net/CommentView.aspx?guid=b473f452-819e-422a-a558-f40d89b4ebf8 VISUG