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Upcoming Events and Meetups

Sep 24

Vermont Coders Connection

Russ Fustino was a force behind the creation of the Vermont.NET User Group in 2002. We're excited to have him come visit!And he's got swag:

Sep 25

ONETUG - Orlando .NET User Group

ONETUG is excited to announce our September speaker, Scott Hanselman. Scott will share with us the detailed story of Microsoft’s Open Source Journey.Bio:

Sep 25

Tulsa Developers Association

Upcoming Event!: Azure Dev Days is coming to Tulsa on Oct 22nd! Free hands-on labs on various aspects of Azure.Presentation: Understanding ASP.NET Core, .NET Core, and .

Sep 26

Edmonton .NET User Group

Please note our location is no longer downtown.Please come join us for this event and RSVP so we can get a head count for attendance and food accommodation.5:30-6:00pm Food 6:

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Deploying an ASP.NET Core application to Windows IIS

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