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We are a user group of professional developers specialising in the use and promotion of Microsoft .NET Technologies.

AusDev.NET is a self help body that brings together a diverse group of developers from government, corporations, small business and academia. We participate in assisting each other solve the day to day problems of developing quality software.

We have monthly meetings and Summer and Winter conferences devoted to expanding our knowlege and learning form our shared experiences.

AusDev.NET was formerly the Australian Visual Basic User Group (AVBUG) and before that the PC Support Group. We are one of the longest running user groups with a rich history. In 2001 we saw the need to again shift with the times and embrace the .NET future. Hence the change of name and focus on .NET.

Next Meting - Thursday October 20 - Thursday, October 20, 2005 - Thursday, October 20, 2005


David Poirier
Regular Expressions in .NET & beyond

Peter Halliday
Cool links and Iron Speed demo
Snippets from TechEd 2005 and PDC 2005


Date:  Thursday 20 October ‘05
Time:  5.30pm to 9pm  (Pizza served from 5.30pm to 6pm)
Venue:  Microsoft Theatre, Level 9, Como Office Tower, 644 Chapel St, South Yarra

Space is limited and pre-registration is essential.  To register, e-mail Collins Rex at info@victoriadotnet.com.au.

Thanks to Microsoft for the venue and the catering.

VS2005 Hands On Day - Thursday, October 20, 2005

The VS2005  hands on day was held on October the 15th.

The event was a great success and was booked out the day it was announced.

Another hands on day is planned for November.

AusDev and MDNUG merge to become VDNUG - Thursday, September 01, 2005

Two of Melbourne's most prominent Microsoft.NET user groups have announced a merger under the banner of the Victoria.NET industry development cluster.

 The Australian Developers .NETwork (AusDev.NET) and the Melbourne .NET User Group (MDNUG.org) will merge and will be known as the Victoria .NET User Group (VDNUG.net). VDNUG will be a sub-committee of Victoria.NET. Registration with the user group is open to any individual whether or not their company is a member of Victoria.NET.

Victoria.NET is an ICT (information and communication technology) industry initiative for the Victorian.NET and XML web services community. It was set up jointly by the Victorian government and Microsoft.

The Victoria.NET ICT industry cluster aims to establish Victoria's reputation as a global hub for .NET development, as well as promote awareness of the capabilities of the .NET framework.

"The merger will provide our user group with resource and an a profile that we have not previously had." said Mark Jarzebowski - President AusDev.NET

".Net has helped to blur the lines between languages thus bringing the 2 groups in Melbourne together so a merger under victoria .net makes sense" said Bill Chesnut Coordinator of the Melbourne .NET User Group.

"The user group will add a whole new dimension to Victoria.NET, providing a technical aspect to complement our extensive business development program," said Dr. Peter Stanski management committee member of Victoria.NET

The Australian Developers .NETwork is one of the oldest running Microsoft User groups in Australia. It was previously the Australian VisualBasic User Group and has been running co 

Meeting Dates for 2005 - Thursday, September 01, 2005

To help with planning we have scheduled meeting dates for the remainder of 2005. These dates are on the events page.

We have tried to schedule meetings alternatively on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thurdays. This is so that members who have commitments on a particular night can attend at least 2 out of three meetings.

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Visual Studio 2005 Release Date Novemeber - Monday, June 20, 2005

Senior Microsoft excecutive Paul Flessner stated at TechEd that the release date for Visual Studio 2000 would be November 7th.
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Annual General Meeting 2004 - Thursday, May 05, 2005
The following committee members were confirmed:
  • Mark Jarzebowski - President
  • Roger Curtain - Secretary
  • Peter Halliday - Treasurer
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