Poll for Meetings
We are now monitoring a poll at our yahoo groups site to see if
we will hold our regular Monday night meetings. If we don't have more than
7 members in agreement to meet, then we will not hold the regular meeting.
Please visit our poll page before attempting to attend our Monday meeting. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vblg/polls
Latest VBLG News (Latest Review of Tech Ed
2002) Tech Ed presentations are available for the group to view.
|VBLG and ASP.NET
|I will be demonstrating some cool stuff using .NET this week coming
and in other meetings to come.|
|VBLG .NET Initiative
|The group has purchased CDs from Keystone and AppDev|
|We are currently watching the CDs jumping between each vendor|
|VBLG Yahoo Groups Site VBLG
|Okay, we now have a cool place to put almost everything about our
|From files to calendar to member list and more! Please check it
|Okay, I know the site has been hoping around this year since February
when Homepage shutdown.|
|So here is the latest. The VBLG site will now exist in two places
until I get bored of updating the Tripod site.
|http://members.tripod.com/vblg (Tripod Site)|
|http://vblg.xocomp.net (Our VBLG Mentor's company, XOCOMP,llc)|
|New on the XOCOMP site is an FTP section which will now contain all
the class files presented at the meetings. You can reach it via the
website services under source files, or visit it directly at
|Please visit and download files that may interest you from previous
meetings. As of today, I think we have files from 1999 through February
2001. We lost 1998 and part of 1999 a few years ago when they messed up
the club PC.|
| We are still working on the video conferencing. We hope to be
able to broadcast via conferencing server. This should give us the
ability to show our VBLG Mentor, hear our VBLG Mentor, chat with
everyone in the meeting, share applications so everyone can see at their
own desktop what is going on in the VB IDE. Hopefully be able to hear
every attendees verbal comments when appropriate, ie questions. We have
the conferencing server up, but we are still experiencing 2
- We can't get multicast video meetings outside of our firewall.
- Our machine designated to show the meeting from our XOCOMP
workshop flakes out after a few minutes of video presentation.
|We intend to get these issues resolved, and when we do, we hope to be
able to perform the following:
- Broadcast the 2nd half of our meeting at 7:30pm-8:30pm on Monday
- Hold a special at home meeting from 9pm-10pm after our regular
- Demonstrate other VB software issues that can't be accomplished
with our single PC at the NOPC Clubhouse.
|SQL 7 VIDEOS
|If anyone is interested in watching the SQL 7 videos, let me know.
Gordon has allowed us to watch them, but I don't feel right playing them
at the VBLG meetings. Remember what happen during the Interdev videos.
Of course, this is Paul Sheriff giving the presentation and not some
|BOOK AND SOFTWARE REVIEWS
|I know that a few people have won a book or software in our raffles,
and we have yet to receive a review. We need these reviews in so we can
post them in the NOPC Newsletter. This will allow vendors to see our
reviews and give them reason to send more. I have not kept track of who
won what, but I guess I will have to in the future. If you can't do a
review, please return the software or book so that someone interested
may do so. I know that the following prizes were given out recently:
|Inside XML book |
|SQL Server 7 book |
|If anyone is interested in attending CA-WORLD in Orlando this year, I
am supposed to raffle a free admission ($1400 value) for one lucky
person. Since the VBLG is part of the Windows Application Developers
SIG, anyone interested should email me so I can get this going. The
conference is around July 7th this year.|
|We hope to continue our discussion on the example project we were
building last week. If I could only remember what that was.|
VBLG Source Files Service
out the TechEd 2002 section
This is to announce our new website which you are currently viewing.
We will try to keep this material up to date and get rid of old items every few weeks.
Each item below should link to the document that holds the new information.
New items should be at the top of the list, so the most recent information comes first.
- Visual Basic Learners Group Establishes Internet Presence
- See the press release for more details.
Recent Media Coverage of Visual Basic Learners Group
The VBLG always has articles in the New Orleans Personal Computer Club's member newsletter "The Motherboard."