What we're about

The Twin Cities .NET User Group meets to discuss a wide range of topics of interest to .NET developers. Unless otherwise noted, we meet remotely in Zoom on the first Thursday of each month. Everyone interested in learning more about .NET-related technologies is welcome to attend.

In non-Covid times, Pizza and beverages are always provided by our friends at ILM (http://ilmservice.com/).

These days, the Zoom opens at 5, and we start around 5:30. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming events (2)

What's New in C# 10

Online event

C# is an open-source, mature object oriented language, used by millions of .NET developers, yet its evolution is still underway. In this session, we'll cover the latest features that have been added to C# 10 and how they work in detail so you'll know when to use them effectively in your new .NET projects. You'll also see the direction C# may be going with future versions of C#.

Speaker: Jason Bock

Jason Bock is a Developer Advocate at Rocket Mortgage and a Microsoft MVP (C#). He has over 25 years of experience working on a number of business applications using a diverse set of frameworks and languages. He is the author of ".NET Development Using the Compiler API", "Metaprogramming in .NET", and "Applied .NET Attributes". He has written numerous articles on software development issues and has presented at a number of conferences and user groups. He is a leader of the [Twin Cities Code Camp](https://twincitiescodecamp.com/). Jason holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University. Feel free to [visit his web site](http://www.jasonbock.net).

Please attend for a chance to win licenses from our partners at JetBrains and OzCode.

This will be an online-only event - with the link below!

We'll start at 5:30 PM CST

Application Insights: The Tool You Never Knew You Needed

Understanding how our applications function in the wild is essential for developers when issues arise. With the power of knowledge, we can enable ourselves to provide the best experience to our fellow developers, and our stakeholders

One of the solutions that supplies this power is Application Insights. Application Insights is a service provided by Microsoft allowing you to monitor your application live, detect performance anomalies, and observe this data with powerful analytics. Together we will see how easy it is to add Application Insights to our applications, whether we have access to the code-base or not

Once instrumented, we will dive deeper into the capabilities of Application Insights and show how to leverage all the rich data collected from our application. Finally, as developers the last thing we want to do is troubleshoot an issue in Production, with everyone watching and the stakes are high. Watch as we monitor a live application that is throwing exceptions and how Application Insights can be used to help us solve the problem faster.

When we are done, attendees will be empowered with the knowledge to leverage Application Insights to be more productive with their work.

Speaker: Isaac Levin

Isaac Levin is a Product Marketing Manager in Azure at Microsoft. He has over 10 years of experience working as a developer for the web, mostly in the Microsoft Ecosystem. When he isn't helping customers get the most of Microsoft Products, he contributes to Microsoft Documentation in the .NET and ASP.NET space as well as other open-source projects, and occasionally blogs about things that interest him. He likes to wind down from work with his wife Ariana and his 2 sons Isaac and Avery.

Please attend for a chance to win licenses from our partners at JetBrains and OzCode.

This will be an online-only event - with the link below!

We'll start at 5:30 PM CST

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