SoCal Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management Users Group

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SoCal ALM is a user group focused on software application lifecycle management. We provide a forum for learning about, exchanging ideas, and using Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management. If you are new to ALM, just checking it out, want to learn more, or an experienced user wanting to share your knowledge, please join us.


Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management provides multi-disciplined team members with an integrated set of tools for architecture, design, development, database development, testing and building of applications. Team members can continuously collaborate and utilize a complete set of tools and guidance at every step of the application life cycle.


Outsource Technical
2 Corporate Plaza

Suite 125

Newport Beach, CA 92660
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of each month, unless noted with the meeting event.

March 19, 2015 meeting of the Southern California Visual Studio ALM Users Group


Please join us for the next meeting of SoCal ALM. We'll be meeting in Newport Beach at Outsource Technical 2 Corporate Plaza, Suite 125. Pizza and networking starts at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:00. Meeting cost is $5 to help us cover the cost of food and beverages. Please RSVP to Mike Vincent if you plan to attend.



Combined meeting this month with SoCal .NET Architecture, we are meeting on March 19 instead of our regular meeting date.


Asynchronous Programming


Each version of the .NET CLR has supported a separate asynchronous programming models. Along the way there have been numerous "helpers" like the Background Worker Component. None of these techniques were flexible, powerful and simple enough to really catch on. That is changing with the Task Async Programming (TAP) pattern in v4. But TAP really didn't come to the fore until .NET v4.5 added the Async/Await keywords in C# and VB. An hour isn't enough time to do this topic justice but we'll outline a way to understand Async/Await and what it provides. And we'll point you towards more info since you'll likely rush out to write (or re-write) your first async functions!


Presenter: Jeff Hart


Jeff specializes in developing and supporting solutions on the Microsoft stack. He is president of Vanishing Clouds, a local Microsoft Partner focused on helping small businesses leverage technology. Jeff is active in a number of the local user groups where he’s a frequent speaker and mentor.














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