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From the Editor
Christian Beauclair  
Hi Canadian Developers,

So many of you like to know what’s coming next. I always get questions like “What will be in the next version of the .NET framework?”, “Will Visual Studio 10 be different?”, “What new features in Windows 7 will I be able to use to make my applications cool?”. Well don’t fret anymore. The Microsoft Professional Developer Conference, known to many of us as PDC kicked off Monday in Los Angeles.
Several members from our Canadian team, including Mark Relph, John Bristowe and the new guy Joey DeVilla will be sharing all the PDC buzz so I encourage you to stay connected.
With all the excitement around PDC, it’s still critical to stay up to date with today’s technologies. With that in mind, the team and I will be delivering some very cool content at our premier Canadian event Tech Days with some of the best speakers in Canada. If you haven’t had a chance to buy your ticket yet, there are still a few seats available. Find your nearest city below to register today.

MONTREAL NOV 6-7 (2 DAYS)
OTTAWA NOV 27 (1 DAY)
WINNIPEG DEC 4 (1 DAY)
CALGARY DEC 10-11(2 DAYS)
VANCOUVER JAN 21-22 (2 DAYS)
Cheers
ChristianHalloween
Ps…Don’t forget to stop me and say hello if you read this editorial.

Local News
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PDC2008 will deliver Microsoft’s vision for cloud computing and building applications that seamlessly bridge the gaps between PC, Web, and phone, and be the first to see the full range of advances in Windows 7, the next major version of the Windows client operating system.
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Take a little time to discover the full power of the latest developer tools from Microsoft. Microsoft experts will lead one-hour webcasts to demonstrate how you can make the most of Microsoft-based technologies for Developers, including Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008, Expression® Studio 2, Silverlight® and more. Register now!
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Learn about organization hierarchy, membership groups, and quick links to understand the user profile social network capability in SharePoint Server 2007, and concepts such as custom properties, colleagues, and workgroups.
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Learn to use the Groove 2007 Forms Tool and the InfoPath 2007 Forms Tool and understand how your design decisions affect performance. Both are customizable and programmable general-purpose tools with similar performance tradeoffs.
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Learn about the necessary tools for WM device development of Windows Mobile, the different programming languages, and the challenges in developing for small devices.
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October 30, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
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October 31, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
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Training
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Take advantage of these great deals on training:
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Second Shot allows you a free retake if you fail a Microsoft Certification exam. Now you will also be rewarded for passing the exam. From October 15 through December 31, get 25% off a future exam if you pass the first exam using the Second Shot offer voucher.
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This free 2-hour online clinic provides a starting point for using Windows Workflow. Topics include workflow engine functionality, overall architecture, and how to build workflow-enabled applications.
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This free e-learning collection of four two-hour clinics offers a comprehensive introduction to Hyper-V and Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, and Microsoft Application Virtualization.
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For a limited time, save 30% on select titles from Microsoft Press. These books and guides are great resources for deploying, automating, troubleshooting, and optimizing Windows Server 2008.
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Deep Training offers intensive, expert-taught, custom, hands-on classes in ASP.NET & SQL Server Reporting Services at your organization. New courses cover ASP.NET 3.5, LINQ, ASP.NET AJAX, and more. Plus, get a 40% discount on our a DVD or CD based training courseware for SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services DVD- or CD-based training courseware.

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Adam Shostak describes a decade of experience in threat modeling products and services at Microsoft.
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Volume 12, Number 24

October 29, 2008
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Canadian User Groups
User groups are a critical part of the developer and .NET community. Check out the listing of user groups below, and if you don't find one - start one! For more information on starting a .NET user group in your area, visit www.ineta.org and email msdnteam@microsoft.com

Atlantic
DevEast (Moncton, NB)
St. John's .NET User Group
DevEast (Halifax, NS)
Fredericton .NET User Group 

Quebec
Montreal .NET Community
Quebec City .NET User Group

Ontario
Canada Technology Triangle User Group (Kitchener)
Toronto .NET User Group
Metro Toronto .NET User Group
Toronto Visual Basic User Group (TVBUG)
East of Toronto .NET User Group
North of Toronto .NET User Group
Toronto SharePoint User Group
Toronto Silverlight User Group
Toronto SQL Server User Group (TSSUG)
Sudbury .NET User Group
OttawaSQL.net Professional Association for SQL Server
Ottawa .NET User Group

Manitoba
Winnipeg .NET User Group

Saskatchewan
Regina .NET User Group
Saskatoon .NET User Group

Alberta
Lethbridge .NET User Group
Calgary .NET User Group
Edmonton .NET User Group

British Columbia
netBC User Group (Vancouver)
VANTUG (Vancouver)
Vancouver PASS Chapter
Victoria .NET Developer Association
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