Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Net-related events in the Cleveland area and Midwest region

Listed below are .Net-related events happening in the Cleveland area and Midwest region for June... and beyond:

.Net-related User Groups:
June 4: ON SQL User Group (
June 10: Cleveland .NET User Group (  
June 17: Cleveland WPF User Group (
June 18: Hudson Software Craftsmanship (
June 24: Cleveland C#/VB.Net User Group (
June 25: SharePoint User’s Group (   

Regional Events:
June 4: Security Summit (
June 13: Cleveland SharePoint Golf Outing (
June 13-15: Circle City Con (
June 14: SQL Saturday #299 (

July 11-12: CodeStock (
July 18: Cleveland GiveCamp: (

August 11-13: "That Conference" (
August 15: CloudDevelop (
August 27-29: DevLink (

September 29-30: "Dog Food Conference" (

Visual Studio “14” CTP released

On June 3, 2014, Microsoft released Visual Studio “14” CTP (Community Technology Preview).  Listed below are some useful links relating to this release:

Downloads: Download the Visual Studio “14” CTP (also available on MSDN subscriber downloads). Alternatively, save some time and use the provided VM in Azure.

Blogs & Release Notes: Read announcements by Soma& Brian. Check out the team blogs, including Visual Studio, Web Dev (web tooling), Web Dev (ASP.NET vNext), Entity Framework, C#, VB, and C++. See the Visual Studio “14” CTP release notes for a list of new features. Discuss on Facebook & Twitter.

Known Issues: This release should be installed in a test environment, such as a VM or a clean machine. Do not install on a machine with another version of Visual Studio installed. For other known issues, please see the Visual Studio “14” CTP KB.

Feedback: Submit bugs through Connect, suggestions on UserVoiceand quick thoughts through Send-a-Smilein the Visual Studio IDE.