LIDNUG Upcoming Online Events Jan/Feb

The LinkedIn DotNet User Group has events every month and coming up in January & February 2013 are these two:

LIDNUG & Scott Guthrie XV Open Q&A
Linked .Net Users Group
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (PST)
Topic: Windows Azure and all things .Net.

LIDNUG & RedGate: Getting Started Performance Tuning
Linked .Net Users Group
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM (EST)
Topic: .Net performance tuning


Update to the Windows Phone 8 Development course story from Nov 6th

Here’s an update to the Windows Phone 8 Development course story from Nov 6th. With the course now underway, you can read more about it here.

According to Charles Sturt University,

“The course, offered via distance education with the backing of Microsoft Australia, has attracted more than 400 developers from around the world and is the first of a range of courses CSU will offer from 2013 and beyond.
CEO of the University’s industry partner IT Masters Pty Ltd, Mr Martin Hale, said the strong response and positive feedback so far reflected the strength of CSU’s industry relations and the involvement of some of the industry’s most respected figures.
“The support of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), a global community of volunteer industry experts, was instrumental in getting this and a number of other planned free short courses established,” he said.
“It was fantastic to get access to the best people in the world to develop and run the course and the MVP Community has also been a great help with our Doctor of Information Technology students wishing to research Microsoft technologies and platforms.”
You can read rest of the story here

Windows Phone 8 Development – Free online course to be presented by MVP

Windows Phone Developer MVP Nick Randolph has collaborated with Charles Sturt University to offer this new, free online short course.

The course will partially prepare people for taking Microsoft certification Exam 70-599: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Phone Applications, so it’s a worthwhile investment of time and aligned toward attaining certification. The course is delivered online through 4x weekly webinars & starts Nov 21st and further questions are addressed in the FAQ.

Check for more details

Season 7 of OzBoxLive Radio has been launched with the biggest episode ever.

Join Australian Microsoft Xbox MVP’s Mark & David as they discuss the latest News and Announcements concerning all things Xbox in Australia. In this new season they will feature several Xclusive Interviews with Developers, Producers and Xperts in the Video Games Industry. In this episode four guests from E3 2012 are featured – Forza Horizon, Smart Glass, Xbox Insider and the Xbox Product Marketing Manager.

In this episode…

  • Welcome to Season 7
  • GameMasters
  • EB Games Expo
  • Windows 8
  • Digital Pinball      Project
  • Xbox Music
  • Royal Childrens      Hospital Donation
  • Forza Horizon      (Ralph Fulton)
  • Smart Glass      (Peter Orullian)
  • E3 Xbox Insider      (TheGamerSheep)
  • Xbox Product      Marketing Manager (Adam Pollington)
  • TRAILER –      Halo 4

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