Chicago VSTS User Group Meets in Chicago in March

The next meeting for the Chicago VSTS User Group is coming up soon!  Chad Thomas of Neudesic will be discussing and demonstrating the new features in the 2010 release of VSTS. This information was first presented at the PDC, and then re-presented by me at the local MDC conference.

Chad will be presenting starting at 6 PM. We will have pizza at 5:30 PM. For complete information, please visit the newly updated group website at If you would like to attend the Downtown Chicago meeting on Tuesday, 3/24, please email me at

200 E Randolph (Aon Centre)
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL

** Please note that to reach the Microsoft MPR on the 2nd floor, after going through security you must take the escalator up to the upper level of the lobby and then take the elevators labeled “Microsoft” to floor 2. The other elevators will not go to the 2nd floor.


Speaker Bio

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Chad Thomasis a Principal Consultant with Neudesic, one of Microsoft’s leading .NET professional services firms and Gold Certified Partners. Chad has over ten years of enterprise application development experience and a broad and deep understanding of Microsoft products. His emphasis is in custom application development using Visual Studio and SQL Server, as well as BizTalk Server 2004/2006.


Prior to joining Neudesic, Chad was a .Net and BizTalk Practice Manager for JPMorgan Chase. There, he played a central role in streamlining the software development process,  achieving significant gains in efficiency and speed-to-market. He also served as an application architect, leading the development of a variety of mission critical applications, using Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Team System, including loan origination, property valuations, web payements, and call center management applications. Three of Chad’s applications are patented by JPMC.


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