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Simple quick reminder: save $50 by registering before the Early-bird registration deadline this Sunday, July 31st. If you still need to register, please head over to the registration Web site today: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration. Every registered attendee gets admission and white papers to all regular conference sessions. Don't miss this chance to learn from the best and mix with your peers. It?s still only July and we already have nearly $15,000 in raffle prizes, with more yet to come.

We have some good news to share today. Thanks to the support of both the Visual FoxPro and Xbase++ communities, Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2016 will proceed as planned September 22-25, 2016 in Gilbert, AZ. We really appreciate all the support people have shown for the conference with early registrations! That said, the decision comes with a calculated risk because we are still many registrations short of the breakeven point. Please continue to spread the word to your colleagues, clients, user group and anywhere else Visual FoxPro or Xbase++ is spoken. If you haven?t yet registered, there?s still room for you. Register before August 1 for a $50 early-bird discount.

The countdown clock is ticking! The Super-Saver deadline for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2016 is June 30th, just a few days away! We still need people to register to make the conferences happen. The conferences take place September 22-25 in Gilbert, Arizona and we really hope you can be there. We would hate to see you miss out on the $125 discount, the FREE pre-conference session, and an opportunity to win a scholarship or a license of Stonefield Query SDK (a $6,000 value). After checking out our list of amazing speakers (http://www.swfox.net/speakers.aspx) and digging into our session tracks for VFP (http://www.swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx) and Xbase++ (http://www.swxbase.net/sessionsswxbase.aspx), head over to the registration Web site today: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration.

Here's a quick reminder that the early bird discount for signing up to the Web Connection Training at Southwest Fox in Phoenix on September 21st and 22nd is approaching soon. Get up to speed on Web Development and learn effective ways to work with HTML, CSS and JavaScript and how to build Web applications using those tools with Visual FoxPro. Prices go up after the end of the month, so there's not much time left for getting the early bird discount. If you're planning on coming, there's no better time to sign up than now.

West Wind Technologies has released Web Connection 6.05. This is a maintenance release that fixes a few small issues and adds a few small enhancements to our recent major 6.0 release. Web Connection 6.0 includes many enhancements that make applications easier to create, manage and deploy with a new project system and automated deploy scripts. There are also many feature enhancements that facilitate building HTML, API and Service applications with Visual FoxPro. There is improved MVC style Web development, new REST JSON services support and a ton of improvements to existing components and tool libraries to make it easier than ever to create Web applications with Visual FoxPro. Web Connection 6.x can be installed side by side with existing installations and a free shareware version is available.

Markdown Monster is an easy to use and extensible Markdown Editor for Windows. Markdown is everywhere these days and Markdown Monster wants to chew on your Markdown with a slick and attractive editor. It supports Markdown syntax highlighting, live HTML Preview, inline-spellchecking, gentle, optional toolbar support for embedding markup and a host of useful support features. But best of all Markdown Monster is extensible with a powerful .NET Addin model that allows you to hook in custom functionality for editing or publishing your custom content. We provide a couple of full featured addins: SnagIt Screen Capture and Weblog Publishing addins to demonstrate what you can do with addins. Go ahead feed your Markdown to the Monster.

Registration for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ (http://www.swfox.net/register.aspx) is now available. See http://www.swfox.net/speakers.aspx for a list of speakers and http://www.swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx and http://swxbase.net/sessionsswxbase.aspx for a list of sessions. Super-Saver Registration, which saves you $125, is available only through June 30th, so don't wait.