Monday, August 03, 2015
Sarasota .NET Developers Group

The Sarasota .NET Developers group has been in existence since 2004. SarasotaDev focuses on building solutions using Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio, SQL Server, Office, and other related tools and platforms. This is a technically oriented group where our monthly 1.5 - 2 hour presentations concentrate on code development and software engineering techniques. 

Meetings are generally held on a Tuesday in the middle of the month. Note that our usual location has changed to: Station 2 Innovation Center (offering coworking and business incubation services) located at 912 7th Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34208 (just east of 9th St. E on the south side of 7th Ave - this is SR-64 eastbound). Check out our website at, and especially the community events page

Note that SarasotaDev is moving our meeting announcements to You can find us listed on the Station 2 Innovation Meetup: Please join that group to be notified of free weekly entrepreneur, startups, education and networking sessions. Find our .NET oriented sessions by scanning the first line of the descriptions for 'SarasotaDev'.

SarasotaDev - Upcoming Meetings

July 2015 

Esteban Garcia, MVP - TFS Build 2015: Cross-platform and Awesome

The meeting will be held on Thu, July 16, 2015 at Station 2 Innovation - 912 7th Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34208. Note the new location. The SarasotaDev meeting is from 6pm-8pm. Note that we have FREE open coworking from 9am-5pm at the Station - please feel free to join us during the day.

Please RSVP for this event at (SarasotaDev is moving there soon):
TFS Build 2015: Cross-platform and Awesome

TFS 2015 and Visual Studio Online have introduced a new build system.  Take a first look at the new build system and explore the new customization options and cross-platform capabilities.  

The new build system included with TFS 2015 and Visual Studio Online gives you all the web-based tools that you need to create and manage your builds.  Collaborate with your entire team by building Visual Studio, Xcode, Xamarin, and many other types of projects.  This session gives you a first look at the new system and shows you how to get started by creating build agents and build definitions.  We will take a look at the new cross-platform capabilities by setting up Visual Studio and Xcode builds.  Simplify your deployments to Azure by using the new Azure deployment templates.

Founder and Chief Technologist at Nebbia Technology, an ALM consulting and Azure-powered technology company. Esteban is a software developer with a passion for ALM, TFS, Azure, Agile, and software development best practices. He is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP, ALM Ranger, and Pluralsight author.  Esteban also has a bachelor of science degree in Computer Engineering with an emphasis in software design from the University of Central Florida.  You can read his blog at and following on Twitter @EstebanFGarcia.


Upcoming SarasotaDev Events in 2015: 

Tue, Aug 18, 2015 - Kelvin McDaniel - CORTANA(!)... and how easy it is to integrate her into your apps
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 - Stephen Baynham - Minecraft ~ Creating a Business Around a Business
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 - John Corning - Intro to the X4GL platform
Thu Dec 3, 2015 - Robert Boedigheimer, MVP visits again.

Please reply to this email if you have feedback, speaker suggestions, or would like to sponsor the group.

Nearby Events of Note:  

  • BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton - After-hours North join us on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 5:30pm-until at Motorworks Brewery in Bradenton for great conversation! More info here.
  • BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton - After Hours South join us on the 4th Thursday of each month, from 5:30pm-until at Pub32 on the South Trail in Sarasota for great conversation! More info here.
  • Suncoast Technology Forum - TechBytes Luncheon on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 11:30am-1:00pm - at the Polo Grill. More info here.
  • Tampa Windows AppDev Group - various times. More info here.
  • MADTampa Mobile App Developers- second Wednesday of the month. More info here.

Check out the Entrepreneurs & Startups education series schedule at for free events that happen most weeks, and workshop events to grow your business. 

More Florida events can be found on Joe (devFish) Healy's events page.

Florida CodeCamps (CC), SQL Saturdays (SS) ITProCamps (IT), and BarCamps in 2015:

Dates are being filled in as they're known. If you haven't attended in the past, a CodeCamp is a free, all-day Saturday developer event put on by regional developers, for developers. If you've been to CodeCamp in the past, then you know you don't want to miss the upcoming season. BarCamps are similar to CodeCamps, except they're not developer-specific, covering business, design, and other topics as well.


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