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Received this e-mail today, it speaks for itself:

I just wanted to let you know that Markus Egger will be doing a free 4 stop upstate NY User Group tour Monday July 6 - Thursday July 9.

Markus will be discussing "The State of .NET":
What is the state of .NET today? Which of the many .NET technologies have gained traction? Which ones can you ignore for now? What is new in .NET 3.5 and the coming .NET 4.0? What other Microsoft technologies should you include in your development efforts? This event is It is designed for developers as well as (IT) decision makers. Specific prior knowledge is not required.

Topics will include:
  • Silverlight 2.0 and 3.0
  • WPF and Visual Styles
  • Expression Blend 3
  • Microsoft Surface
  • Windows Azure and Cloud Services
  • WCF
  • SOA

Markus Egger's Bio:
Markus Egger is the President and CSA of EPS Software Corp. and its associated brands and companies, such as CODE Magazine, CODE Online, Xiine, Tower 48, EPS Austria GmbH, JockTock, and others. EPS is a custom software development and consulting firm located in Houston, Texas (USA) and Salzburg (Austria). He specializes in consulting for advanced business applications built on the Microsoft platform. EPS does most of its development using Microsoft Visual Studio (.NET) and SQL Server (among other technologies). EPS has worked on numerous software projects for Fortune 500 companies including Philip Morris, NEC, Qualcomm, Shell and Microsoft. Markus has also worked on campus as a contractor for the Microsoft Visual Studio team.

Venues:

Buffalo - Monday July 6th, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM:July.
Address:  Daemen College, Schenck Hall, Room 210 - 4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY  14226-3544
To register, send e-mail to:  events@wnydnug.org (Please include your first & last name by 12PM on Monday 7/6)

Rochester - Tuesday July 7th, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM: http://www.vduny.org
Address:  Microsoft Office 100 Corporate Woods, Rochester, NY 14623
To register, send e-mail to:  BobNims@vduny.org

Syracuse - Wednesday July 8th, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM: www.cnydevelopers.net
Address:  New Horizons, 6711 Towpath Road, East Syracuse, New York, 13057
Register at: www.cnydevelopers.net, or send e-mail to:  andy@beaulieu.com

Albany - Thursday July 9th, 6:30 PM - 8:30PM: www.tvug.net
Address:  VersaTrans Solutions, Inc., 4 British American Blvd, Latham, NY   12110
Register at: www.tvug.net, or send e-mail to:  president@tvug.net