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CNUG April 17th 2013

CNUG and Magenic

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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CNUG is back in April with a deep look into really making your apps integrate with Windows 8 and an introduction to how to create installers and deployments with WIX.

: April 17th
Where: Microsoft Downers Grove
3025 Highland Parkway
Downers Grove, IL

Sponsor: Magenic 

Having developed custom applications in and around the Microsoft platform since 1995, Magenic has earned a reputation as an elite technology partner for custom software solutions. As a member of the official Microsoft Partner Network (MPN), we’ve achieved “Gold” status in: Portals and collaboration, digital marketing, data platforms, web development, software development, and application development. Beyond being a member of the MPN, we’re one of just a select few members that have been awarded the status of National Systems Integrator by Microsoft.

Sponsors help make CNUG possible. Make sure to RSVP so we have enough food and beverages.


5:30PM - Chicago Azure Cloud Users Group - Deploying existing Applications to Cloud
6:00PM - Doors Open
6:30PM - Food and Beverages
7:00PM - Deep Dive into Windows 8 - Corey Miller, Magenic
8:00PM - Introduction to WIX, Dan Sniderman, Magenic 


Introduction to WIX

While the new Web Deployment Features have made deployments of .NET Web Applications easier, for other application types (such as WPF, Windows Services, and Windows Forms) Windows Installers (MSI files) are often the best alternative.
Since Visual Studio 2012 no longer provides the Setup Project Type to easily create MSI's .NET developers will need to consider other options. While there are some powerful (and expensive!) commercial products to do this — one free alternative is the Open Source Windows Installer XML Toolset (WiX Toolset).
While WIX has a steep learning curve (as the MSI's themselves are quite complex) WIX is a viable alternative given its strong features set and high level of support. Daniel Sniderman will give an introduction to WIX and show how to create an install (and configuration) for a Windows Service, an install for Windows Client (and its shortcut) with considerations for handling configuration files and automated build.
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When & Where

Microsoft Downers Grove
3025 Highland Parkway
Suite 300
Downers Grove, IL

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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