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7/20/2011 jeffa

PowerShell: From Zero to Hero in 60 Minutes

Alex Tocitu

PowerShell is now in the 2.0 incarnation, and prepared to take over the MS world.
If you've never done scripting, if you used VBScript in the past, or if you want to learn more about .NET libraries, then this
talk is for you. Alex will give you an overview of PowerShell scripting and get you started using this wonderful tool.
Alex Tocitu is an engineer with MSEE in Automation and MBA in Finance. With over 27 years of software experience he has enjoyed 11 of them in Sillicon Valley. After a long time with Java and Sybase/Oracle, he switched to C# and SQL Server. Alex speaks at local user groups, SQLSaturdays and code camps; he also writes articles for MSSQLTips and SQLServerCentral. Alex is an avid chess player both live and online.

The meeting will be held in our usual location, Room 410 of Building 100 at Gwinnett Technical College beginning at 6:30 PM.

I look forward to seeing everyone there!


2011 Survey

7/18/2011 jeffa

Be sure to take our survey ASAP here: Survey Monkey.

There are three questions:

  1. Which contest you want to see
  2. Which contest you'd be willing to participate in
  3. Which topics would you like to see at future meetings

It would be a big help if everyone would take the survey right away.



Don't Miss Jim Wooley's Presentation At Atlanta .Net Group

7/18/2011 jeffa

Jim Wooley has been a huge help to GGMUG since our founding, and he is presenting a cool session at the next Atlanta .Net User Group session later this month.

The meeting will be held in the Microsoft office in Alpharetta on Monday, July 25, 2011 as 6:30 PM.

Dynamic Programming in a Statically Typed World

One of the key pillars of .NET 4.0 is the inclusion of dynamic language support. Many languages have

tended to stick to static or dynamic typing. With .Net 4.0, Visual Basic and

C# are uniquely positioned to straddle the fence and work equally well in

both the static and dynamic worlds. We will show how to take advantage of

the new dynamic language enhancements. We'll also demonstrate some cases

where you should and shouldn't use these dynamic features.


By day, Jim Wooley is a consultant for Slalom Consulting. In his free time,

Jim is a frequent speaker, MVP, and author of "LINQ in Action". He is always

striving to stay at the forefront of technology and enjoys the thrill of a

new challenge. He has been active evangelizing LINQ since it's announcement

in 2005. In addition, he attempts to pass on the insights he has gained by

being active in the community, including organizing and speaking at code

camps and regional events, including DevLink, DevWeek, CodeMash, CodeStock,

VS Live, and MIX.