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Bass Pro Shops Helping Scouts with Merit Badges in September

September 9, 2017

It is great to see that Bass Pro Shops is helping our local Scouts with Fishing, Fish & Wildlife Management and Rifle merit badges in the month of September. Sign up for the Bolingbrook store’s dates by contacting them @ 630 296-2702 for additional information and to register for the class.

Quick Thinking Eagle Scout Saves Lives

August 30, 2017

Quick thinking Eagle Scout Caden Eyler saved a woman and her family being swept away by rip current. Here’s the post on the Scouting News site and full story in the Virginian-Pilot.

Microsoft //Build 2017 Roadshow

May 30, 2017

If you couldn’t make it to //Build in Redmond you will have an opportunity to see //Build-lite in many cities this June. The schedule is
• 6/1 – Downers Grove
• 6/2 – Milwaukee
• 6/5 – New York City
• 6/7 – Tampa
• 6/9 – Atlanta
• 6/12 – Portland
• 6/14 – San Diego
• 6/15 – Phoenix
• 6/16 – Denver

CNUG May Meeting: Planning & Provisioning Infrastructure & PaaS on Azure

May 20, 2017
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Register for the May CNUG meeting.  Jim Leonardo of kCura  will speak on how to start planning and provisioning your own Azure solutions. Understanding Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) vs Platform as a Service(PaaS) its use cases is going to be covered.

Join the CNUG group on Thursday, May 25th @ 6:15 PM in the Microsoft Downers Grove office (3025 Highland Pkwy # 300, Downers Grove, IL).

VS2017 – Best of Launch @ Microsoft in Downers Grove

April 6, 2017

Join Microsoft for a morning of exploring the possible with Mike Benkovich (@mbenko) and Mitch Muenster (@mobileRez) as they demonstrate the latest tools and technologies with Visual Studio, Xamarin, the Mobile Center and DevOps with Team Services. The day starts at 8:30 and ends with a hackfest/install pizza party. The tentative agenda is below:

· 8:30 – Hello Visual Studio

· 9:45 – Exploring Mobile Stack

· 11:00 – DevOps, .NET Core, Docker and more

· 12:00 – Pizza & Hackfest

Register here:

AWS Chicago Meetup: Security May 17

March 28, 2017

Motorola Solutions hosts a hands-on night with security. Check out the AWS Chicago Meetup site for more details soon!


5:30pm Welcome & pizzas
5:45pm 5 min sponsor talk – Motorola Solutions
5:50pm 5 min sponsor talk –
6:00pm Intro to your speakers
6:10pm Events
8:00pm Q&As, beers, mingling

Chicago Suburban SQL Server User Group – ChiSub SSUG March Meeting

March 17, 2017

Tuesday, March 21st the Chicago Suburban SQL User Group March meeting will be on ELT Cloud Architecture in Azure. Patrick Lendrum & Greg Marsh will be focusing on utilizing Microsoft Azure to create a robust architecture capable of handling data from a variety of sources (structured and semi-structured/unstructured ) to combine them in the cloud to create a data repository that becomes accessible to your reporting tool(s) of choice.

5:30PM – Doors Open
6:00PM – Meeting Start with Dinner, Networking, & Open Q&A
6:30PM – Announcements, Sponsor Presentation, & Main Presentation


Global Azure Bootcamp in Chicago on April 22nd

March 17, 2017

This will be the fifth year for the Global Azure Bootcamp. If you haven’t heard about Global Azure Bootcamp, it’s a one day event that spans the entire world. Last year almost 200 locations around the world met to learn about Azure, all in their own time zone and all with their own speakers. Many of the organizers and speakers are Microsoft MVPs and Regional Directors (RDs).

At its heart this is a community event and Microsoft is providing great new content built by them and the community in the form of the Technical Community Content repo on GitHub. It’s a great resource with all sorts of slide decks, code and labs.

Register on the website for updates. The Chicago website where information will be found is here.

CNUG March Meetup: Integrating Power BI Reports into Web & Mobile Apps

March 17, 2017

Interested in learning how to integrate Power BI reports into Web & Mobile applications? Come to the March Chicago .NET User Group (CNUG) meeting @ the Microsoft Downers Grove office for a demo on Power BI Embedded to see how to integrate Power BI reports into your web or mobile applications.

The session will include:
• Introduction on Power BI Embedded discussing row level security
• Walk-through on deploying Power BI embedded solution using an Azure web app.

6:15 PM: Refreshments and networking hour
7:00 PM: Integrating Power BI reports into Web & Mobile applications
8:30 PM: Q&A and wrap-up.
Event sponsors: SPR Consulting
Raffle giveaway: JetBrains software

Register here to be on the building security list.

GOTO Nights Chicago Meetup – March 22nd

March 13, 2017

Check out the GOTO Nights in Chicago on March 22d.