Edge User Group

Vista Squad is a usergroup that brings IT Pros and Developers together. Harnessing Vista and the .NET framework we hope to show the power of the Microsoft technologies.

We're based in Windsor with meetings in both London and at the Microsoft TVP campus. Each meeting tries to have 2 presentations aimed at the IT professional and another targeted at the developer.

We're always looking for new members to join up and get involved!

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Past events

  • Edge UG June 2010: IIS 7 and Functional Alchemy

    Wed, 16 Jun 2010, 18:00 - 21:30 in London, United Kingdom

    Edge UG is back again and we have 2 fantastic talks for you this month.First up we have a Andrew Westgarth, Microsoft MVP for IIS come to give us an Overview of IIS 7. Specifically:"IIS 7 and 7.5 offers IT Pros and Developers a raft of new features and benefits.

  • Edge UG May: Windows Phone 7 and Silverlight Gotchas

    Wed, 19 May 2010, 18:00 - 21:30 in London, United Kingdom

    After a hectic few months Edge UG is back to our normal schedule but in keeping with fine Edge UG tradition we have 2 fantastic talks for you this month.First up we have a familiar face come to discuss his experiences with Silverlight. Ray Booysen will be delivering his top 8 Silverlight gotchas that have raised their heads during his time when working with Silverlight.

  • Edge UG: April Silverlight 4, MEF and Reactive Framework

    Wed, 21 Apr 2010, 18:00 - 21:30 in London, United Kingdom

    Our second April event promises to be a great one!ÂFirst up John Donnelly; Senior Software Architect @ Dot Net Solutions and general Silverlight know it all; will be educating us about the Reactive Framework (also know as the Rx Extensions), specifically it's application to Silverlight.This will be followed up by Mike Taulty; Developer Platform Evangelist for Microsoft; who will be popping in to tell us all about Silverlight 4 and the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF

  • Edge UG @ UK TechDays: Functional Programming on .NET with Oliver Sturm

    Tue, 13 Apr 2010, 19:30 - 21:30 in London, United Kingdom

    Edge UG has teamed up with UK TechDays and DevExpress to host a user group event at Microsoft's premier UK conference in 2010. This event will be held on Tuesday April 13th at the same Fulham Broadway venue as the main TechDays conference. So if you are attending the conference that day (and you'd be crazy not to) then why not stick around for another couple of hours and listen to Oliver Sturm (C# MVP) discuss Functional Programming on .Net.

  • Edge UG: Mini-MIX with Adam Kinney

    Tue, 23 Mar 2010, 18:30 - 20:30 in London, United Kingdom

    Extra, extra, read all about it. This just in:  Adam Kinney to present in an Edge UG exclusive!Hot off the press from MIX '10 Adam Kinney; Silverlight and Expression Evangelist for Microsoft in Redmond (and all round top bloke); will be popping in to Edge UG on Tuesday March 23rd to present a round up of all the cool things that were announced for Silverlight 4 and related technologies at MIX '10 the previous week in Las Vegas.Who is Adam Kinney?Don't pretend you don't know.

  • EdgeUG: March jQuery and Velocity

    Wed, 17 Mar 2010, 18:00 - 21:30 in London, United Kingdom

    Our third event of the year is as strong as ever!First up George Adamson  will be walking us through a fast paced introduction to jQuery and all it's cross-browser loveliness! Topics will include the CSS selector syntax, binding, handling events, effects, plugins and ajax! A subject of particular interest to those developers looking to work on new ASP.Net projects now that jQuery comes bundled with Visual Studio!

  • Edge UG January: SOLID & SharePoint 2010

    Wed, 20 Jan 2010, 18:00 - 21:30 in Westminster, United Kingdom

    This month we're kicking off 2010 in style!2009 saw the mainstream emergence of best practice development techniques such as Dependency Injection, the Single Responsibility Principle, DRY and many others. When Edge UG members were polled as to what they wanted to hear about in 2010 best practice techniques were at the very top of the list.

  • Edge UG: November 18th

    Wed, 18 Nov 2009, 18:00 - 21:30 in Westminster, United Kingdom

    For this, the last Edge UG event of the year we bring you two great speakers.First up: Eric Nelson joins us to discuss SQL Azure - Microsoft's Database platform on the Cloud. Want to learn some compelling reasons to put your data in the cloud? Want to know the limitations of using SQL Azure over a local SQL Server? Then this event is for you.SQL Server 2008 R2 was released as a Community Technology Preview this month.

  • Edge UG: Internet Explorer Event

    Wed, 4 Nov 2009, 18:00 - 21:30 in Westminster, United Kingdom

    The month of November brings us 2 great events, the first of which is a visit from Giorgio Sardo an Internet Explorer Evangelist from Microsoft Corp in RedmondInternet Explorer isn't just about the browser itself but covers other related technologies such as HTML 5 and other web standards, Microsoft Expression Web, Super Preview and gadgets such as IE8 Accelerators.Come along on Wed 4th November to find out more about the Internet Explorer of today and it's road map going forward.

  • Edge UG - October Event

    Wed, 21 Oct 2009, 18:00 - 21:30 in Westminster, United Kingdom

    After a cracking inaugural EdgeUG event last month we follow that up with two more high quality content talks.Opening the night will be Richard Hopton speaking to us to Introduce Test Driven Development. That talk is followed by Russ Kirk who is here to present to everyone on Microsoft Unified Communications and what it can do for you.Agenda:18:00 - 18:30 Meet and Greet/Networking18:30 - 19:30 Richard Hopton - TDD.19:30 - 20:15 Pizza!

  • The Inaugural Edge UG

    Wed, 16 Sep 2009, 18:00 - 21:15 in Westminster, United Kingdom

    The first Edge UG meeting is going to be a cracker!  Jon Skeet will be speaking on  Code Contracts and Parallel Extensions.This will be followed by  Liam Westley on a fantastic talk on Hyper-V. The presentation provides an overview of Hyper-V Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 running Hyper-V, tools that you can install to help you out, how snapshots work and finally automation of Hyper-V using the PowerShell library for Hyper-V.Agenda:18:00 - 18:30 Meet and Greet/Networking

  • Vista Squad: August Event

    Wed, 19 Aug 2009, 18:00 - 21:30 in Westminster, United Kingdom

    This month's Vista Squad brings us an introduction to .Net RIA Services and an Introduction to PRISM from Vista Squad's very own Ian Smith. This will be followed by | Sebastian Lambla - returning to Vista Squad to present "When Agile goes bad" - a presentation aimed at trying to help us avoid some of the common challenges of Agile project management.

  • Vista Squad - July Event

    Wed, 15 Jul 2009, 18:00 - 21:00 in Westminster, United Kingdom

    The second of this month's Vista Squad event see's us return to our regular format in Cardinal Place. This month C# MVP Ben Hall will be dropping in to talk to us about IronRuby and the DLR. Following that Sarah Atter will be presenting to us on the features of Windows 7 that make it so attractive to Enterprise organisations. Agenda 6pm - 6.30pm: Arrive and introductions 6.30pm - 7:15pm: Ben Hall on IronRuby7.15pm - 8:15: Break, food and drinksÂ

  • Vista Squad - Judgement Day

    Wed, 20 May 2009, 18:00 - 21:15 in London, United Kingdom

    Our next meeting has been booked for May 20th at Microsoft Offices in Cardinal Place. Head on over to EventBrite signup page to book your ticket! Signup Now!

  • Vista Squad - Back in Training

    Wed, 15 Apr 2009, 18:00 - 21:30 in London, United Kingdom

    ASP.NET MVC, I think its like Marmite - you either love it or hate it. Sebastian Lambla will be with us this month for a fantastic talk convincing us (or not?) on the MVC framework from Microsoft. Eileen Brown will follow up for our IT Pros on Unified Comms which is something I'm really looking forward to.

  • Vista Squad - The Quantum of Solace

    Wed, 18 Mar 2009, 18:00 - 21:30 in London, United Kingdom

    With power comes responsibility, so how do you manage your WPF applications, taking advantage of the power of databinding but keeping it all tested and working. This month, Ray Booysen gives us a deep dive into a solid design pattern for WPF.

  • Vista Squad - The Day After Tomorrow

    Wed, 18 Feb 2009, 18:00 - 21:00 in London, United Kingdom

    Interested in OpenXML? What about Office Deployment? If you are, head on over to Vista Squad on 18 February for a fantastic evening. Craig Murphy has volunteered to give us a talk on “Developing in OpenXML” followed up by Richard Trusson on “Automating Vista and Office 2007 Deployment”.

  • Vista Squad - Mission to Moscow

    Wed, 21 Jan 2009, 18:00 - 21:20 in London, United Kingdom

    A chance to see the best in XNA and Windows Mobile all in one. We have two stellar speakers lined up for January's meeting. Paulo Barone has kindly volunteered to present on XNA game studio followed by Jason Langridge demonstrating the latest in Windows Mobile.

  • Vista Squad - 2010: A Rosario Odyssey - 19th November

    Wed, 19 Nov 2008, 18:00 - 21:15 in London, United Kingdom

    Exciting times at Vista Squad! Microsoft's Jason Zander gives a talk on Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET 4.0 road map, while HP's Jeremy Pack (MVP) discusses Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Machine 2008.

  • Vista Squad - Citizens on Patrol

    18-15 Aug 2008 in London, United Kingdom

    Hey Everyone! The next Vista Squad meeting has been booked! 20th of August at the London Victoria offices of Microsoft with two great talks lined up; What's new in Silverlight Beta 2 and intro to Live Mesh.

  • Vista Squad Tuesday 27th May

    Tue, 27 May 2008, 18:00 - 21:30 in London, United Kingdom

    Hey Everyone! The next Vista Squad meeting has been booked! 27th of May at the London Victoria offices of Microsoft with two great talks lined up The two great talks: * ADO.NET Entity Framework by Marcus Tillett * An Introduction to Microsoft SoftGrid by Aaron Parker

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