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.

TVUG is proud to announce our first summer meeting with the return of John Pappa to Upstate New York. John's been working on a book tying data services with Silverlight 2, and he's been kind enough to give us a run through of a number of new technologies, and how they integrate together. This meeting will be held July 22nd in our standard location: our regular meeting schedule will resume in September, with a topic TBA.

TVUG President wrote in an e-mail to the Tech Valley .NET Users Group membership. Please join us... This month, we welcome Chris Bowen, Microsoft's Developer Evangelist for the Northeast, as he dazzles us with GUI bliss. If you're getting started with XAML, WPF, and Silverlight, or just interested in the topic, make your way down to see us on Tuesday, May 13th.