I’m pleased to welcome the kind folks at Aspose as a new sponsor of the QLD ALM Users group.

As sponsors of our user group they are kindly donating a Developer Small Business license for any one of the products listed below. This entitles a single developer to create applications for themselves or inside their organisation.  We’ll give away one license every three months to a lucky user group member. I’ll let you know which meetings will include this giveaway in the meeting notifications I send out.


Here’s a list of just some of their great products. Be sure to check them out if you’re in the market for libraries to help you work with these formats.

The winner of each license can choose from one of these items.

Our first giveaway is at our meeting this Friday, 7th August 2015. One lucky attendee will leave with an awesome license. I’ll leave it to the presenter, Richard, to figure out how he will pick the lucky winner.


The QLD ALM Users Group is lucky to have a number of talented members who have stepped up and presented sessions for the user group. If you think you’ve got what it takes and are interested in presenting a session at TechEd Australia this year, you should get cracking and submit your proposals at http://teau12.eventpoint.com/cft

If you’re planning on heading to TechEd Australia 2012, it is being held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre from the 11th to the 14th September.


Andrew Coates has reached out to me to let our user group members know all about a great Microsoft Briefing coming to Brisbane next week. Make sure you ask him how you can integrate LightSwitch development with your TFS server Smile

The agenda sure looks interesting and you can choose the sessions most interesting to you when you register.

7:30 – Registration opens (will run throughout the day)
8:00 – 9:00 – Business Applications and the “Un”-Professional Developer: LightSwitch on Windows Azure
9:00 – 9:30 – Breakfast
9:30 – 10:30 – Discover Windows Azure Platform Part 1: Business Overview
10:30 – 11:00 – Morning Tea
11:00 – 12:00 – Discover Windows Azure Platform Part 2: Technical Overview
12:00 – 13:00 – Break (lunch will not be provided)
13:00 – 15:00 - Build your first Azure application using Visual Studio LightSwitch – with (almost) no code!

Find all the details about the event including the link for you to register on Coatsy’s blog.


TechEdAustraliaQueensland ALM User Group Members are reminded that the best price for a ticket is TechEd Australia 2010 is via the user group discount.

As a member of the QLD ALM Users Group, all you need to do is email me your name and email address and I will validate your membership and forward onto Microsoft.

Act now before the event sells out! Email anthony@qalmug.org

The Queensland ALM Users Group (QALMUG) is the longest continually running user group focusing on Microsoft Visual Studio ALM in the world. We meet on the first Friday morning of each month in Brisbane, QLD Australia in the local Microsoft office. We are in the process of moving our use group website over to a WordPress Blog. This is the first post at our new home.