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Link Visual Studio 2010
Link Attend an Event
Link Visit the Developers Center
Link "How Do I" Videos
Link Attend a Webcase
Link Most Visual Studio Videos
Link Download a product
Link Virtual Labs
Link Tech·Ed North America 2010 - Leadership Summit
Link Community Champions
Link Visual Studio 2010 Launch at DevConnections
Link .NET Rocks Visual Studio 2010 Road Trip: Ride Along
Link Community Events
Link Upcoming Speaker Bureau Events
Link Contact INETA
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 Keeping Up with INETA
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Visual Studio 2010 - Special Edition
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Take Visual Studio for a Test Drive
Take this powerful tool and its features for a spin by downloading a full Visual Studio 2010 trial version. Discover how Visual Studio 2010 Professional helps individual developers build, test, debug software solutions. http://clk.atdmt.com/MRT/go/206383954/direct/01/

Attend an Event
Find out how you can ride the next wave of innovation ushered in by Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. Choose from full day, in-person Launch 2010 events in your area, or live half day Highlights events, featuring the most popular sessions from the Launch 2010 Technical Readiness Series. http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9725716

Visit the Visual Studio 2010 Developer Center
Find out how easy it is to get started with Visual Studio 2010. Get invaluable resources like "How do I" videos, MSDN Magazine, product and extension information, and much more. http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9725715

Watch a "How Do I" Visual Studio Video
Watch the "How Do I Videos" designed for Visual Studio 2010 developers, from novice to professional. This set of short videos will help guide you through common scenarios, features and functionalities. http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9727009

Attend a Visual Studio Webcast -- Turn Ideas Into Solutions
Dive into these live and on-demand webcasts and learn how the features available in Visual Studio 2010 can make professional developers more productive while building high-quality applications.
Dive in today! http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9727010

More Visual Studio Videos
Watch these free videos to explore Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 whenever and from wherever you want -- just click, watch, and learn. Start by clicking the title to learn more about the video, you can then stream it or download to view offline. http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9727011

Download a Podcast
Listen to podcasts and learn about Visual Studio 2010 whenever and wherever you want. Download the latest audio content and hear about new features and enhancements that help developers build next generation applications. http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9727012

Visual Studio Virtual Labs
Virtual labs that you can download and learn how to program with Visual Studio. Using virtual labs is simple with no complex setup or installation required. http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9727013

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Tech·Ed North America 2010 - Leadership Summit

INETA Community Leadership Summit will be taking place on Sunday June 6th at 1PM at Tech·Ed North America in New Orleans.

INETA is hosting a free Community Leadership Summit in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Saturday June 6th at 1:00 PM prior to the start of Tech·Ed 2010. The summit is open to Community Leaders from the area, as well as those attending Tech·Ed from across the country and around the world. It is an excellent opportunity for exchanging information and ideas.

If you are a user group leader, or are involved in the leadership, planning, promotion, or day-to-day operations of a user group community, this event is for YOU! The summit is an open forum to share ideas, discuss common challenges, and gain from the experience of other leaders. INETA Community Leadership summits are part of an ongoing effort by INETA to create, improve and share resources designed to strengthen individual user groups and the community. This meeting will be the perfect opportunity to meet leaders from other groups, benefit from their success stories, and expand your network of contacts. For more information, including registration please visit http://ineta.org/Summit2010.

Summit 2010

Here is what the summit schedule is looking like (subject to change of course :) ).

Title Abstract

Growing your membership

You've got great speakers, content, volunteers, now get some more members.

Sponsor relations

Hear from the sponsors themselves about how to make the most of your relationship with them so it is mutually beneficial.

Crash Course in planning big events

Want to do a code camp?  Day of .NET?  Where to start?  Learn from those out their doing it, then have your own success story to tell.

Effective use of social networking for your group

Yes, social networking seems to be the most overused buzz words of the year.  But what can you do to use this powerful and free resource?

Who/What is INETA anyway?

Open Q/A with INETA NORAM Board

Anything goes

What did we forget?  Got a topic that's too small for a whole session?  Let's get that covered.

To SIG or not to SIG?

At some point in the life-cycle of your group it seems like you might want to spilt off to have a special interest group.  Does it make sense?  How do I do it?

GITCA/PASS/UGSS who are they?  Do I need them?

You hear about these other organizations, now come hear FROM them and see if maybe there's a missed opportunity for your groups.

How to find content for your meetings

With so many new technologies coming out all the time, how and where do we find the reliable content?

Herding cats, aka managing your volunteers

Managing volunteers is a tough task, but necessary for any user group leader, how do you manage the group and the tasks?


We need a few volunteers leaders/facilities for the sessions. Interested? Contact julie.yack@ineta.org.

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 Community Champions
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As you know it is the mission of the Community Champs program to recognize and thank those members of our community that make it all possible. Q2 is quickly coming to an end, so this is your friendly reminder that you should submit your entries for Community Champs. Additionally if there are any "Rock Stars" in your community that should get a "thank you" for their hard work be sure to let us know. The deadline for submissions is June 30, so what are you waiting for go to http://www.inetachamps.com. If you have any questions about the program feel free to contact us at noram.champs@ineta.org.

Community Champions
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 Visual Studio 2010 Launch at DevConnections
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If you have spent the last few weeks in a cave you probably don't know, but on April 12th in 5 different cities Microsoft Launched Visual Studio 2010. I was lucky enough to make it out to Las Vegas for the main launch event at DevConnections. If you missed it you can watch the recording online at http://channel9.msdn.com/vs2010_keynote_ondemand.htm.

In a great show of community support many of the vendors and even the Visual Studio Team themselves proudly displayed a "We Support Community" Sign and handed out information cards for folks looking to find about user groups in their area. I would like to thank all that participated.

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 .NET Rocks Visual Studio 2010 Road Trip: Ride Along
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Imagine spending one month driving around the United States talking to user groups. Carl and Richard from the .NET Rocks radio show (http://www.dotnetrocks.com) just finished doing just that. I was lucky enough to accompany them on the Dallas to Tulsa leg of the trip and boy what a journey it was. I caught up with the RV aka the "DotNetMobile"  as they were pulling out of Dallas bright and early on Thursday morning. Walking onto the RV was like stepping back in time to my college dorm room; a trash bag filled with empty bottles and cans, and the distinctive smell of let's say funk. As the RV rolled out of the parking lot and we settled in for the 5 hour drive to Tulsa, I got a small taste of what the guys have been doing for the past few weeks. The ride was bumpy and noisy, but they guys took it all in stride. Thanks to my mobile wi-fi card I was able to get some work done while bouncing down the road, however when Carl pulled out the guitar to do some practicing, I got got a live show with my morning email. Getting lost wasn't an option because the driver had GPS, but more interesting was the fact that the RV sent its location up to a bing map. So there was no more asking "are we there yet" just pop open your laptop and visit the online tracking tool. The funny part was when everyone had it open at the same time when we were planning on where to stop for lunch.

We rolled into the venue around 5 PM to a great welcome by the local INTEA user group. Sean Whitesell (http://www.tulsadevelopers.net) and his team found a great venue, secured sponsors to provide all the attendees a yummy dinner and spent months getting the word out to everyone in town. At each of their stops the DNR team kicked off the event by recording an interview for.NET Rocks live. This time was no different, as they started with an interview with Tim Huckaby. The event continued with Richard giving a talk on load testing using his suitcase of computers, then Carl gave a talk about Multimedia in Silverlight. The event concluded with a rousing game of the "64-bit question".


Get Information about the Road Trip at http://www.dotnetrocks.com/roadtrip.aspx


If you missed a show:

Check out the DNR Archive for audio recordings of each of the .NET Rocks Live Interview at http://www.dotnetrocks.com/archives.aspx

You can also view recordings of Richards and Carl's presentations at http://bit.ly/ct9TyS

DNR Tour RV
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 Community Events
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Upcoming Launch Events

Jacksonville Developer User GroupJacksonvilleFL5/11/2010
SoCal DotNetNukeLong BeachCA5/12/2010
Orlando .NET User GroupOrlandoFL5/13/2010
Carolina Code CampMatthewsNC5/15/2010
Utah Code CampSalt Lake CityUT5/20/2010
.NET ValleyWilkes-BarrePA5/20/2010
NYC .NET Developer's GroupNew York CityNY5/20/2010

Upcoming Conferences

Tech·Ed North America 2010New OrleansLA06/07-10/10
devLink 2010NashvilleTN08/05-07/10

SharePoint Saturdays

SharePoint Saturday PhillyPhiladelphiaPA05/08/10
SharePoint Saturday DCDCDC05/15/10

Code Camps and Other Events

Desert Code CampPhoenixAZ5/15/10
Central Coast Code CampSan Luis ObispoCA5/15/10

Want your event listed.

In future newsletters, we will pull events that are listed on Community Megaphone. If you want your event listed, please add the event to Community Megaphone.
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 Upcoming Speaker Bureau Events
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San Diego .NET Developers GroupSan DiegoCAKathleen Dollard5/4/10
Cedar Valley .NET User Group(CVINETA)Cedar FallsIAWally McClure5/5/10
Huntsville VS.NET Users GroupHuntsvilleALJulie Lerman5/11/10
Spokane .NET Users GroupSpokaneWAStuart Celarier5/12/10
CINCYSQLMasonOHJim Wooley5/13/10
Lower Alabama .NET User GroupMobileALJim Wooley5/18/10
Baton Rouge .Net User GroupBaton RougeLAClaudio Lassala5/19/10
Capital Area .NET Users GroupViennaVAJason Bock5/25/10
Omaha Microsoft Technology GroupOmahaNEBrian Noyes5/27/10
Los Angeles .NET Developers GroupLos AngelesCABrian Noyes7/12/10
San Diego .NET User GroupConnected Systems San DiegoCABrian Noyes7/13/10
Southern California .NETArchitecture Users GroupCosta MesaCABrian Noyes7/15/10
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 Contacting INETA North America
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noram.communityactivities@ineta.org The community activities team which coordinates all events and program with the community like launch events, user group leaders summits, etc.
noram.marketing@ineta.org The marketing team responsible for all external correspondence like this newsletter and emails to user group leaders.
noram.membership@ineta.org The membership team responsible for membership applications and member relations.
noram.president@ineta.org Any ideas, concerns, praise, etc. you want to send or if you do not get a response from another email address.
noram.speakers@ineta.org The speakers team responsible for scheduling and coordinating INETA expert speakers.
noram.sponsorship@ineta.org The sponsorship team responsible for acquiring and maintaining sponsors.
noram.technology@ineta.org The technology team responsible for infrastructure and email.
noram.volunteers@ineta.org Inquiries about becoming an INETA NorAm volunteer.
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