User Group Radio Fades into the Sunset!

Several years ago I started a podcast with the goal of interviewing community leaders and sponsors help get the word out about best practices and how a community leader could connect with potential sponsors.  I know sounds like a good idea, right?  Well truth be told I  found I don’t have the discipline or time to dedicate to create a quality show so after only a few shows they stopped.   I have kept the site up in the hopes that I would be motivated to get back to it.  But there have developments in my life over the last year that have pulled me further away from community.  The User Group Radio domain is about to expire and I am going to let it. 

So, as User Group Radio fades into the sunset a chapter is closed on my community involvement.  Who knows what the future holds.  I still believe that there is a need for community leaders to be able to share best practices with each other to ease the pain of onboarding new leaders but also have come to the reality that community leaders have precious little time to dedicate to these efforts. 

Thanks to those who allowed me the privilege of interviewing you and I apologize to those who I interviewed that the show never was released.

SQL Saturday Oklahoma City August 25, 2012


August 25, 2012 – Oklahoma City, OK

And the events keep rolling! Kristin Ferrier just emailed me regarding SQL Saturday Oklahoma City.  Here are the details…

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server.

This event will be held August 25, 2012 at 13301 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73170.

Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of $10.00 (optional) so that we can provide a lunch - not pizza!  Also, please understand that lunch fees are not refundable and that any left over food will be donated.

Register soon, as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

For more information about Speakers, Sessions, and to register visit the SQL Saturday OKC site.

Northwest Arkansas TechFest August 24, 2012


August 24, 2012  8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
University of Arkansas Global Campus Fayetteville, AR

Mark Brandon, directory of NWA TechFest 2012, has announced that the next installment of the Northwest Arkansas TechFest will be on August 24, 2012 at the University of Arkansas Global Campus in downtown Fayetteville, AR.  The event is currently seeking speakers, sponsors, and attendees.

Topic areas for this years event are:

  • Advanced Development
  • Mobile Development
  • Big and Small Data
  • Collaboration/Content Management
  • IT Pro
  • UI/UX Design
  • Cloud
  • Tech Entrepreneurship Resources in NWA

You can follow the Northwest Arkansas TechFest on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or

If you are a speaker and interested in submitted topics you can do so via the “Call for Speakers OPEN!” link on the home page.

Dallas TechFest 2012 Call For Speakers

Teresa Burger announced the Dallas Techfest 2012 call for speakers.  The event will be held on August 24th and 25th, 2012 at the University of Texas at Dallas.  Same location as last year.  If you are interested in speaking contact Teresa Burger

I am sure there will be future announcements for attendees so stay tuned.

Suppress All Upper Case In Visual Studio 2012

Richard Banks has posted a solution to make Visual Studio 2012 stop yelling at you.  In his post titles “How To Prevent Visual Studio 2012 ALL CAPS Menus!” he gives you the registry key to create to make them normal again.  Thank you Richard!

I have created a registry file to import to make the task easier.


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