[UPDATE 2] Unfortunately it seem that this event is no longer viable, so we've had to take the difficult decision to cancel it. :-(
[UPDATE] Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are having to postpone this event until September 24th. The time is still the same, but we are now able to host the event in the normal NEBytes venue (Room 1.02, Claremont Tower, Newcastle University). Very sorry about that, but if you weren't able to attend before, hopefully this new date will be better for you...
This September, we're very happy to bring you a special event in conjunction with Microsoft.
MVP Windows Server 2003 End of Service Roadshow.
In early September 2014, MVPs and Community Leaders will be sharing their expertise to help you understand the technical and business impact of the end support for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2 and Small Business Server 2003. A lot has changed since 2003 and so have the Microsoft product offerings, giving you greater functionality and flexibility. The evening will cover the following:
· What does End of Support mean?
Learn about what end of support means for your business and the implications of running unsupported technology.
· Why Windows Server 2012 and Azure?
Times have changed since 2003 and so have Microsoft’s product offerings. Learn about the increased functionality in Windows Server 2012 and Azure and how they can help your business needs.
· How do you move to Windows Server 2012?
Where to start can often be a daunting task when it comes to server migrations. This session will outline the methodology you should apply when thinking of migrating, and more importantly, how to migrate shown through hands on demos.
· Application compatibility
Application compatibility presents a potential barrier to upgrading. See first hand tools, hints and tips for upgrading your applications to Windows Server 2012 or to Azure.
This event is kindly sponsored by Scott Logic:
We're pleased to announce that for NEBytes this August we are delighted to welcome Waterston's Ross Dargan to deliver a session on cross-platform development with Xamarin.
Xamarin Forms: Build native UIs for iOS, Android and Windows Phone from a single, shared C# codebase
Cross platform mobile development has never been easier. In this session Ross will show how to create a simple application for the three major mobile platforms with a single core project. He will cover the following in the hour long session:
- An introduction to Xamarin (how it differs from other cross platform techniques)
- Implementing the traditional "Hello World" using Xamarin
- A quick overview of PCL vs Shared Assembly
- Hello World using Xamarin Forms
- A look at MVVM, and how to tackle some of the thornier cross platform mobile problems.
PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE
The event will be hosted in Room 563 on the fifth floor of Claremont Tower at Newcastle University. For a detailed campus map - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/documents/Campus-Map-Print.pdf
Date: Wednesday 20th August 2014