Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Net-related events in the Cleveland area and Midwest region

Listed below are .Net-related events happening in the Cleveland area and Midwest region for June... and beyond:

.Net-related User Groups:
June 4: ON SQL User Group (www.ohionorthsqlserverug.org)
June 10: Cleveland .NET User Group (www.bennettadelson.com/ComingEvents.aspx)  
June 17: Cleveland WPF User Group (www.ClevelandWPF.info
June 18: Hudson Software Craftsmanship (http://hudsonsc.com)
June 24: Cleveland C#/VB.Net User Group (www.clevelanddotnet.info
June 25: SharePoint User’s Group (www.sharepointCleveland.com)   

Regional Events:
June 4: Security Summit (https://www.informationsecuritysummit.org/)
June 13: Cleveland SharePoint Golf Outing (http://www.sharepointcleveland.com/default.aspx)
June 13-15: Circle City Con (http://www.circlecitycon.com/)
June 14: SQL Saturday #299 (http://www.sqlsaturday.com/299/eventhome.aspx)

July 11-12: CodeStock (http://www.codestock.org/)
July 18: Cleveland GiveCamp: (http://clevelandgivecamp.org/)

August 11-13: "That Conference" (http://www.thatconference.com/)
August 15: CloudDevelop (http://clouddevelop.org)
August 27-29: DevLink (http://www.devlink.net)

September 29-30: "Dog Food Conference" (http://www.dogfoodcon.com/)

Visual Studio “14” CTP released

On June 3, 2014, Microsoft released Visual Studio “14” CTP (Community Technology Preview).  Listed below are some useful links relating to this release:
 

Downloads: Download the Visual Studio “14” CTP (also available on MSDN subscriber downloads). Alternatively, save some time and use the provided VM in Azure.

Blogs & Release Notes: Read announcements by Soma & Brian. Check out the team blogs, including Visual Studio, Web Dev (web tooling), Web Dev (ASP.NET vNext), Entity Framework, C#, VB, and C++. See the Visual Studio “14” CTP release notes for a list of new features. Discuss on Facebook & Twitter.

Known Issues: This release should be installed in a test environment, such as a VM or a clean machine. Do not install on a machine with another version of Visual Studio installed. For other known issues, please see the Visual Studio “14” CTP KB.

Feedback: Submit bugs through Connect, suggestions on UserVoice and quick thoughts through Send-a-Smile in the Visual Studio IDE.