Monthly Archives: February 2015

#RandomActsOfCommunity brought to you by INETA NorAm

For more than a decade INETA’s been helping professional user groups.  We’ve helped you have great speakers.  We’ve sent swag boxes.  We see you at conferences.  We’re not stopping those things.

But what else do you need?

Tell us. Here.

We have launched #RandomActsOfCommunity.  It’s a quick simple form to tell us what you need.  I don’t want to put limits on your thinking, but a few ideas could be… our group has a strong interest in XYZ tech and XYZ rock-star speaker needs help getting here to speak…our group is going to lose our free meeting space can you help us pay for space for a few months…

The rules are simple and not many.  Whatever we do must be completed by end of calendar 2015.  Requests need to share the giving spirit of INETA.  We’d like you to have a relationship with INETA, but aren’t putting that as a firm requirement, however member groups will have priority.  You can ask on behalf of your own group or another, or share another need that is in our professional community and we’ll see what we can do.  The decisions of the INETA Board of Directors are final.

And, if we pick you #RandomActOfCommunity, it would be cool to get a social media shout-out of thanks.

Syncfusion Offers the Most Comprehensive Development Toolkit on the Market for Free

Syncfusion recently released the free Essential Studio Enterprise Edition Community License. Valued at up to $9,975, it provides individual and small business developers access to the most comprehensive development toolkit on the market at no cost. We know this probably sounds too good to be true, but it’s not!

What’s included?

All products available in Essential Studio Enterprise Edition and Syncfusion Plus are included in our community license: 650 components across 12 platforms, an easy-to-use big data platform, and a lot more. The best part is that updates and our timely support are also included.

Who’s eligible?

If you’re an individual developer or work for a small business (with annual gross revenue below $1 million USD), you’re eligible to use our products and start building commercial applications. Up to five users within a small business can download the license.

Why is this being offered?

In the words of our Vice President, Daniel Jebaraj, “The community license is our way of giving back to the community. We want to support the individual and small business developer by offering our tremendous capabilities at no cost, and with no expiration date. What we offer is not a subset of Essential Studio but the real deal. Customers using the community license will receive the exact same bits that we ship to our other customers. What is more exciting is that we offer free technical support to every customer licensed under the community license!”

Because we are so thankful to be a sponsor of INETA, we have given each participant of the birthday celebration a certificate to download the community license!

Learn more about the Essential Studio Enterprise Edition Community license, and download yours today!


Syncfusion Invites INETA Users to Try Our Custom Tools and Free Resources

Development is a time-sensitive, and often pricy, job that relies on efficiency. That’s where we come in. We are Syncfusion, and we’re committed to supporting the developer community.

We’re the enterprise technology partner of choice for Windows development and, as of October 2014, cross-platform mobile applications. We deliver a broad range of software frameworks and custom tools, and offer a number of excellent free resources. We also sponsor code camp and user group events, and offer hobbyist licenses for each product in our line for just $1 USD.

Whether you need to deploy predictive analytics solutions within .NET applications, develop and implement big data solutions, or simply browse resources, we provide the valuable tools you’re looking for.

Essential Predictive Analytics allows users to predict the future based on existing data using R, SAS, or SPSS. A .NET execution engine is included to execute the Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) format and provide real-time results—all without any third-party dependencies. There is even an option to deploy to the Microsoft HDInsight implementation of Hadoop and evaluate millions of data points.

The Syncfusion Big Data Platform is the first and only of its kind: a Hadoop-based platform that combines tools such as Sqoop, Pig, and Hive into a single installer for Windows. Hadoop is an industry-tested solution used by companies such as Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, and Adobe. Our Big Data Platform provides a visual interface for performing common operations in Hadoop, downloads in less than 15 minutes, and is absolutely free to use.

Our collection of more than 50 developer e-books—known as the Succinctly series—covers essential content on popular technologies. From Linux to MATLAB, TypeScript to Windows Store Apps, JavaScript to jQuery, topics are covered in less than 100 ad-free pages. And, like many of our other resources, all e-books are free to download.

If you’re looking to save time and money on your next project, we can help. We invite INETA users to browse our website and to take a look at the wide selection of products and tools that Syncfusion offers.