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We are inviting you to the Philippine {heroes} Community Launch event on 7 June 2008. The 3 user groups, Philippine .NET Users Group, Philippine Windows Users Group, and Philipine SQL Server Users Group will conduct technical topics surrounding these great technologies.

See the official announcement here and sign-up page (as well other details) is located here.

Just a quick note that this is a User-group led initiative. 🙂


Thank You from PHINUG

A big thanks to those who participated in the Philippine Launch Wave of Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008, and SQL Server 2008. The event was a huge success not only for Microsoft Philippines but for the user groups who was present during the launch delivering mini-sessions as well as the breakout session.

We had to change topic on the day prior the launch as our prepared topic was quite different from what was advertised. Our supposed topic was a Windows Presentation Foundation using Visual Studio 2008 but what was advertised was “Visual Studio 2008”. Personally, I think that the topic is too technical for a launch event but I have decided to have this topic to be delivered in future events. Fortunately, we were able to get speakers from the core group of PHINUG: Jonjon Limjap on Language Enhancements for C# 3.0 and VB 9.0, Edu Lorenzo for LINQ and of course, yours truly for Windows Presentation Foundation.

The Speakers

Jonjon on his Language Enhancements talk

Edu on his LINQ talk

me, on WPF

I had to cut my time short in our breakout session due to time constraint but I do hope I was able to convey the message I am doing for WPF. There were a lot of people who were interested with the new developer technologies and from students, professionals, business owners, we were able to at the least address their concerns on migrating, etc.

Most of the things that we presented on stage are demos and if I’m not mistaken, we only have 5 slides on stage that includes the welcome and thank you messages. No downloads yet at this point (well at least for me) and I’ll post the demos on our next event.

Again, thank you to those who came, who dropped by our event, and I hope the group was able to help you out with your concerns.

Lap Around Visual Studio 2008

On Thursday, come and join the Philippine .NET Users Group (PHINUG) on their breakout session titled “Windows Presentation Foundation” Using Visual Studio 2008 Lap Around Visual Studio 2008. While other UGs will have a session of their own, PHINUG will also host some mini-sessions in their booth on Windows Live Services, LINQ, Language Enhancements of C# and VB.NET, ASP.NET 3.5 to be delivered by various members of PHINUG.

The event would be hosted with the launch wave of Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 here in the Philippines on 10 April 2008

On the launch date, we will be raffling off exam vouchers every hour commencing at 0900H on the launch day and as a grand prize, we’re raffling off a Technet Plus Subscription to any registered member of PHINUG.

If you’re not yet a member of PHINUG, you can sign-up here. We hope to see you in our event and learn more of the new technologies from Microsoft.

Edit: PHINUG’s presentation would be delivered by three speakers. The Windows Presentation Foundation in Visual Studio 2008 shall be delivered in a separate PHINUG Tech Sharing or an in-house MSDN session.

Launch Wave 2008!


Join us in the launch of Microsoft’s upcoming products on 10 April 2008 in SMX, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines!

Philippine .NET Users Group (PHINUG), together with other user groups will be there for the breakout sessions for each product (Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008, and SQL Server 2008). We’re still fixing our surprises but I do hope you’ll enjoy them on the event day.

Click on the link to register! See you all there!

PHINUG February Technical Sharing

PHINUG is back for its first event for 2008!

Presenting new features for Visual Studio 2008 and ASP.NET 3.5 are our topics for the February Technical Sharing. Our speaker is Edwin Sarmiento, a senior systems engineer/DBA for Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd in Singapore and a Microsoft MVP for Windows Small Business Server. He is responsible for maintaining 200+ servers and databases for a global client in 10 countries.

The event is free and the link to the sign-up page is located here.

PHINUG is back online!

I am pleased to announce the availability of again. The site was down for quite a while (if you think 4 months is) and has undergone a complete reconstruction from ground up.

Certain sections of the site is still unavailable however, if you want to be part of this organization, all you need to do is to sign-up for free! We will be upgrading the site to facilitate more features for the members. The site is actually back to its infancy stage but we’re sure there’s still more to come for the site.

If you are a .NET software developer, a developer who wishes to learn .NET, or students interested/keen on learning .NET technologies, you can register yourself now.

Be an IT Hero!


Microsoft Philippines, Inc. is currently having an IT Challenge open to IT Professionals and Developers in Professional and Student Divisions. Tagged as “IT HERO3S Solutions Challenge“, the challenge teams up participants with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to solve real-world problems painfully faced by them with an IT solution using the upcoming technologies from Microsoft: Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Visual Studio 2008 which will be launched next year.

Prizes at stake are attendance to TechEd 2008 in Orlando, Florida in the Professional Division while the winning student entry will be the Philippine representative to Imagine Cup 2008 in Paris, France.

For the rules and details of the challenge, visit the official announcement here.

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