• Monthly User Group Meeting - Building Apps for Office 365
    UPDATE - There has been a room change. The new room is LTB 1310. Hope to see everyone tonight! ___________________________________________________ Look who is back! Please join us on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30 pm the March Lakeland .NET User Group Meeting at Polk State College (http://www.polk.edu/Pages/PSC_welcome.aspx). You can expect free food, soda, and networking opportunities. Attendance is free: simply RSVP through Meetup.com and remember to forward this link (http://www.meetup.com/Lakeland-NET-User-Group/events/170790862/) to any of your friends or colleagues who may want to attend! Meet and Greet (6:30-7:00 pm) Guest Speaker (7:00-7:30 pm) Dr. Chase Bollig of the Doctors Speakers Bureau on "Staying fit while you sit, including valuable information about headaches and carpal tunnel." Technical Speaker (7:30-8:30 pm - tentative) Roy Lawson, Consulting Partner from SDS Elite. Topic: Introduction to custom development for Office 365.

    Polk State College

    3425 Winter Lake Road · Lakeland, FL

  • Annual Lakeland INETA meeting featuring Microsoft MVP Robert Boedigheimer
    Please join us on Monday, December 17th at 6:30 pm for our annual INETA (http://www.ineta.org/) meeting La Porta Rossa (http://lprlakeland.com/) in Lakeland (map (http://goo.gl/maps/8yW0U)). You are invited for free appetizers, non-alcholic beverages, networking opportunities, and best of all Microsoft MVP Robert Boedigheimer (http://aspadvice.com/blogs/robertb/) is joining us as part of his Florida speaking tour! Thanks to generous support by INETA (http://www.ineta.org/) and monthly sponsorship by La Porta Rossa (http://lprlakeland.com/) attendance is free: simply reply in email with "RSVP" in the subject line and remember to forward this invite to any of your friends or colleagues who may want to attend. If you have never had dinner at La Porta Rossa (http://lprlakeland.com/) you are in for a surprise and a delicious treat! Prepare your taste buds and hang around after the meeting to socialize and enjoy the best food experience that Central Florida has to offer! The dinner menu (http://lprlakeland.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/LPR-Fall-2012-Dinner-Menu_10082012.pdf) is awesome; get a babysitter because you will want to bring your significant other who can socialize with non-developers in the geek-free zone during the presentation (they are welcome to hear the presentation if interested). And for those of us who want to geek out you will learn about Improving Web Site Performance and Scalability while Saving Money, and Fiddler and Your Website from a widely recognized expert. Robert Boedigheimer (http://aspadvice.com/blogs/robertb/) has been an ASP.NET MVP for the past five years and speaks nationally and internationally on ASP.NET and other web related topics like HTML5, CSS3, IIS, JQuery, and more. The slide deck and handouts for the presenation can be found here (http://aspadvice.com/blogs/robertb/archive/2012/11/27/Lakeland-.NET-_2D00_-Handouts.aspx). Fiddler and Your Website Fiddler is a great free tool for monitoring HTTP traffic between clients and web servers. It is very helpful for troubleshooting web sites and for gauging performance. Review the basic features and explore advanced techniques for tracing traffic with remote devices. Improving Web Site Performance and Scalability While Saving Money Can you really improve the customer experience and save money? There are many simple techniques and free tools available that can do both! This session will start with a traditional ASP.NET (http://asp.net/) web site and show step by step how to improve it for both client experience and cost savings. Review the basics of caching and learn how to avoid costly server round trips by using expirations to maximize use of the client's browser and also reduce server side execution time with data caching on the server. Use HTTP compression, minification of JavaScript and CSS, and image optimization to reduce client downloads by 50-75%. Take advantage of free CDN networks to host jQuery and Ajax files. See how tools such as Fiddler, Network Monitor, and Google Page speed can be used to help diagnose and verify improvements. Be the hero in tight economic times, doing the impossible by using these simple techniques to cut costs and make your customers happy! Meeting Information La Porta Rossa in Lakeland 1833 East Edgewood Drive Lakeland, FL 33813 Map: http://goo.gl/maps/8yW0U Please remember to RSVP by replying with "RSVP" as the subject.

    La Porta Rossa

    1833 Edgewood Drive · Lakeland, FL