NETDA User Group Meeting/VS2010 & Office 2010 Community Launch Event tonight…

Come join us for a fun filled evening…

NETDA meeting 05-10-10: Visual Studio 2010 and Office 2010 Launch Event

06:30pm – Doors open
06:45pm – Free pizza
06:55pm – News and announcements
07:00pm – Building Business Productivity Applications with VS 2010 – Beth Massi
08:10pm – Improving Developer-Tester Collaboration with VS 2010 – Doug Seven
08:55pm – Giveaways, raffles, and socializing 

Note: Attendees must be an active NETDA member to receive free giveaways and to be eligible for the many valuable raffle prizes. Membership information, activation, and renewals on our Membership page ($20/year via PayPal, or credit card through PayPal).

Building Business Productivity Applications with Visual Studio 2010 – Beth Massi
The Visual Studio and Office teams have made significant investments in improving the developer experience for building and deploying Office and SharePoint applications. In this demo-heavy session, we will walk through a ton of demos and new tools that show you how to build business applications built on Office and SharePoint as well as how to integrate your line-of-business data via OData services. You’ll also see how to consume these services to create powerful BI data analysis in Excel 2010 and how you can extend Office client and server applications.
Beth Massi is a Senior Program Manager on the Visual Studio team at Microsoft and a community champion for business applications and Visual Basic developers. She has over 15 years of industry experience building business applications and is a frequent speaker at various software development events. You can fi nd her on a variety of developer sites including MSDN Developer Centers, Channel 9, her blog at, and on twitter @BethMassi.

Improving Developer-Tester Collaboration with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 – Doug Seven
Effective collaboration between developers and testers is paramount and can make the difference between shipping quality applications on time, or slipping because bugs are found late. In this session you will learn how Visual Studio 2010 can help you improve the collaboration of development and test activities in your team, regardless of who does them. You will learn how Microsoft Test Manager 2010 helps you execute tests and enables you to file rich, actionable bugs so whomever they get assigned to can easily understand the issue and begin to fix it. You will see how IntelliTrace helps you discover the root cause of a defect quickly, and finally how to automate your functional testing with Coded UI Tests.
Doug Seven is a senior product manager for Visual Studio Team System. Doug’s blog:

Upcoming NETDA Events:

05-24-10: The New ASP.NET AJAX Library with Stephen Walther

06-14-10: Report Builder 2.0 with William Vaughn


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