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Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 13h51, Memorial Business Systems, Franklin, Tennessee, United States
MBS, Inc. is seeking a Senior Software Developer to join our team. This permanent full-time position requires strong skills with Visual FoxPro and full-stack .NET development. MBS develops software to handle accounting and day-to-day operations for our niche market. Our flagship product is a desktop application written in Visual FoxPro/SQL Server, and it continues to be enhanced and customized for our clients. We are also developing a new application written in ASP.NET and Angular. Over time...

Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 14h05
From Microsoft: "Want to learn about SQL Server 2016? Want to see what the new features are that will make your environments faster, more secure, more available, more cloud integrated, more connected? Come to the Microsoft Offices at 11 Times Square (at 8th and 42nd) in New York. We have local MVPs and Microsoft staff on site to give you the introduction and overview."

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 12h36, SunGard Public Sector, High Point, North Carolina, United States
Need 3 Full-time VFP Developers onsite to develop and support Public Safety and Justice applications written in VFP 9 using SQL Server 2012. VFP developed applications include Records Management System (RMS), Jail Management System (JMS), Mobile Field Reporting (MFR) and Mobile Communications (MCT) in use by many jurisdictional agencies in more than 30 states. Potential to transition to C#, HTML5 and JavaScript-developed future applications. Relocation assistance may be available. Job Descri...

DVCS demonstration - Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 18h30
A special treat and a new location! Harold Washington Library (400 S. State Street, downtown Chicago) - 7th Floor North meeting room - SECOND Tuesday May 10th 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Randy Bosma will be demonstrating some source control components: SourceTree, Bitbucket, and Mike Potjer's Git utilities from VFPX. Please RSVP using the link on our home page:

Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 15h22
From Southwest Fox: "Speakers and sessions have been announced. Registration opens soon; send an email to if you want us to email you when it’s ready. Geek Gatherings LLC is putting on two conferences simultaneously this September in Phoenix. Attendees may attend sessions of both conferences for the price of one! The two conferences will be held in the same conference center and will share meals and exhibitor space. Geek Gatherings LLC is a partnership of Rick Schummer, Doug Hennig, and ..."

Crosstabs and Pivots: Turning Data on its Side - Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 19h00
While normalization is the best choice for storing data in tables, there are lots of reporting tasks that require you to turn some data into column headers and accumulate results in those columns. In this session, we’ll see how to do that using crosstabs in VFP and the PIVOT clause in SQL Server. For VFP, we’ll take a good look at an alternative to VFPXTab, the crosstab generator that comes with the product.

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 09h12
From West Wind Technologies: "Web Connection 6.0 has just been released and there are many new features in this new version that we're going to cover in this 2 day training seminar. Whether you're a developer new to Web development or whether you're a grizzled Web Connection veteran this training starts from the basics and works its way through advanced intermediate topics and the entire development cycle from design, implementation, deployment and administration. You'll learn how to build modern, mobile friendly Web applica..."

Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 07h49
From FoxInCloud: "FoxInCloud supports Google Map in both desktop and Web mode, with a high level of progam and/or user interaction. This post shows how, with very simple code, your application can provide a great map user experience on any device: desktop, browser on desktop or hand-held device."

April 2016 meeting - Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 at 18h30
Chicago FUDG will meet TUESDAY the 19th of April 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S State Street - 6th Floor North meeting room! This month we're trying another day of the week, and checking out some new digs. We'll discuss member topics - progress bars are on the agenda, and managing limited width record ID's (in this case, generating SKU's from autoinc fields). Bring your own troubles and discoveries for discussion. Please RSVP using the Eventbrite link on ou...

Managing mission critical, high availability VFP applications in real time - Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 19h00
In this session I will explore performance, monitoring and maintenance issues when dealing with programs that must be updated and continuously available with limited maintenance windows. I will delve into some code that lets me maintain and monitor dozens of VFP applications running a 24/6 manufacturing operation using VFP.

Universal Thread News
Toolbar & Performance
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 20h47
The toolbar has been enhanced to offer additional options making it easier and faster to access specific content. A boost of performance was also added to make things go more smoothly when navigating around the interface.

Account settings
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 18h07
Account settings is now simplified and now available to all users. Under Filters is now Blocked members, Thread filter and Category filter. Under Following is now Followed threads and Followed users. Under Your posts is now Your messages and Your solutions. Under Billing is now the subscription and invoicing information. An enhanced preview when creating messages is now available. Direct email access to communicate with a user is no longer supported. Users can communicate in private to request it. Messages by email is deprecated and soon to be replaced by something better in the expansion.

Message view & images
Sunday, February 14th, 2016 at 20h28
Among many new enhancements in the last week, one of the most interesting is the preview of images inside a message. Messages with images will show a thumbnail view with in-page image when clicked. Maximum number of attachments has been increased to 10 as well as file size from 1 MB to 10 MB.

Simultaneous logins
Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 00h18
Simultaneous logins is now supported. Thus, you can login from various access points without affecting other connections.

Toolbar enhancements
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 00h00
Toolbar in the support area for the counters has been adjusted to indicate new content only. The related options have been moved at the beginning of the toolbar for standardization and priority. Search in calendar is now under Search. Likes for all messages is now under Reports. Time display is deprecated.

Collapsable support when replying
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 11h29
Collapsable support for "Forward a copy of this reply to these members" is now supported.

Intelligent filtering for forum dropdown on lists
Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 12h58
In the support area, the lists now support intelligent filtering on dropdown headers. In lists where you have a forum dropdown, only the related choices of your data will be available in the list headers. It makes it easier to know the forum(s) related to the content of the list and to filter on it/them.

Adjustments in search functionality
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 23h34
The search engine in the support area has been adjusted to allow in-page search result, thus no need to go back to the search criteria page from the result. There is also the ability to expand/collapse the form to get more options. The search is also now available to all but links are disabled for non subcribers.

Better support for container on external targets
Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 03h04
We enhanced the container support for external targets. Thus, users who sometimes click on a message with a right click to open in a new window will see the message to be opened within a new container. This then provides all the functionalities as desired into an unlimited number of windows supported.

Anonymous support
Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 03h03
Anonymous access is now supported. Anonymous mode allows you to get a look and feel of the Universal Thread. You can have access to most of the content. As soon as you want to create something, you will be ask to log in, thus, to create an account if you do not already have one. Logging in with an account allows you to exchange support as well as giving you additional options, which you cannot see in anonymous mode.

Google Map integration for user groups
Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 16h41
We have added the integration of Google Map for user groups and user group meetings related content. Feel free to update your user group meeting address as required.

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