To register for Wednesday’s meeting, use the “Visitor without an ACS Id” option (unless you are an ACS member) at
This month December 2008
1. ADNUG December Xmas Meeting Programme – 10th .December Please Register (by Wed am would help)
2. MS Press Online Store with UG Specials still available!
3. Employment requests
4. Australian SQL Server User Group meeting – Thu 9th October
5. ASPUG Adelaide Sharepoint User Group meeting – Tue 21st October
6. Beta version of new ADNUG website
7. Freebies from Microsoft Press for 2008 launches
8. Join the MSDN Connection
1. ADELAIDE DOT NET USERS GROUP.
The next meeting of ADNUG will be held on WEDNESDAY 10th December at 5.45pm
SA Innovation Centre , Level 2, Westpac House, 91 King William Street, Adelaide .
Visitors welcome. See below for Programme.
5.45 pm Finger food and Drinks.
Join with us for a Xmas drink and nibbles and build up your strength for the Quiz .
6.25 pm Questions and answers. Bring along your .Net problems for discussion from members.
6.35 pm Sorin Buzila – Better Software – The Dot Net Quiz using Reply Voting System
There are 25 multichoice questions based around exam 70-536, The Microsoft .Net Framework 2. Application Foundation exam.
There will be Reply handhelds for your answers to be recorded and aggregated electronically.
After each question is answered, answers will be debated before correct answer is announced.
Prizes will be awarded during and after the Quiz.
A typical Quiz question
• Q) You’ve created a function named “MyFunction” which you want to be called every 10 minutes. You decide to use the Timer class. You write another function called “StartTimer” which you will use to start the Timer. Also, when “StartTimer” is called, you want “MyFunction” to be called the moment the timer is started. What code would you use?
• 1. void StartTimer()
Timer myTimer = new Timer(new TimerCallback(MyFunction), null, 600000, 0);
• 2. void StartTimer()
Timer myTimer = new Timer(new TimerCallback(MyFunction), null, 0, 600000);
• 3. void StartTimer()
Timer myTimer = new Timer(new TimerCallback(MyFunction), null, 600000, 600000);
• 4. void StartTimer()
Timer myTimer = new Timer(new TimerCallback(MyFunction), null, 1, 600000);
7.45 pm Meeting close
2. MS Online Press Store User Group Specials
User Group Members offer of 30% discount on all books on the site. We’d love your help to promote the store to your community by blogging about the site and including the URL in your newsletters and other communication to your User Group Members.
Some of the great advantages of www.mspress.com.au include:
– Express delivery
– Competitive pricing
– Easy Keyword Search facility
– Latest titles and Books of the Month
– Large inventory
– Newsletter sign-up
– All User Group Members will receive a 30% discount by using this Code at Checkout (members email PG for code).
3. Employment Requests
No employment requests this month
4. AUSTRALIAN SQL SERVER USER GROUP meeting:
Venue: Level 2 Westpac House (91 King William Street Adelaide)
Duration 2 hours (including light lunch) 12:00 – 2:00pm on 4th Thursday of Month
http://www.sqlserver.org.au/Events/ to Register
5. ASPUG ADELAIDE SHAREPOINT USER GROUP meeting:
Venue: 5.45pm Level 2 Westpac House, 91 King William Street Adelaide.
3rd Tuesday of month. No meeting in December
To join ASPUG and/or be on mailing list click on www.aspug.org.au
6. Beta of new ADNUG web site
Thanks to Paul for getting the new web site to a stage that we can now get this project underway to further develop the site.
This is an opportunity to do some work and get experience in Sharepoint 2007. We are looking for “volunteers” and beginners to get involved. You will be supported and mentored.
See latest suggestions at
Pick a function that needs to be added to the site and volunteer.
7. NEW – Freebies from Microsoft Press
Free e-book offer and Microsoft Press newsletter
The free e-book includes content from three recent publications from Microsoft Press:
Introducing Microsoft LINQ by Paolo Pialorsi and Marco Russo (ISBN: 9780735623910)
This practical guide covers Language Integrated Query (LINQ) syntax fundamentals, LINQ to ADO.NET, and LINQ to XML. The e-book includes the entire contents of this printed book!
Introducing Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX by Dino Esposito (ISBN: 9780735624139)
Learn about the 2007 release of ASP.NET AJAX Extensions 1.0, including an overview and the control toolkit.
Introducing Microsoft Silverlight 1.0 by Laurence Moroney (ISBN: 9780735625396)
Learn more about the free e-book offer, and sign up for the Microsoft Press Book Connection newsletter, a newsletter that provides news about upcoming and recent releases, special offers, and additional information from those who know our books best.
Check out these additional Microsoft Press books about Visual Studio:
Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step
Teach yourself the fundamentals of working with Microsoft Visual Basic 2008—one step at a time. With this book, you work at your own pace through hands-on, learn-by-doing exercises.
Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Step by Step
Get the hands-on, step-by-step guide to learning about the latest enhancements in Microsoft Visual C# 2008. Visual C#, one of the tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, is a modern programming language designed to deliver a productive environment for creating business frameworks and reusable object-oriented components.
8. Join the MSDN Connection. http://msdn.microsoft.com for details
Going Interstate? For list of Australian User Groups http://www.microsoft.com/australia/msdn/usergroups.aspx
Subscribe to MSDN Flash http://msdn.microsoft.com/flash.
Australian Dot Net Users Group ADNUG http://www.adnug.com
notice of meetings http://www.adnug.com/notices.htm
Member of INETA http://www.ineta.org
SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS FOR ACCESS AFTER 6PM.
The doors from Topham Mall opposite the lifts for 2nd floor are not locked till 7pm.
Enter through the lane from Topham Mall (where the Topham Mall car park is)
If doors are locked when you arrive, ring 0408 832 891 or 0403 432393 and we will come down to the After Hours exit in Currie St and let you in but only till 7pm..