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West Wind Technologies has released Web Connection 6.07. This is a maintenance release that fixes a few small issues and adds a few small enhancements to our recent major 6.0 release. This release includes a new Angular 2.0 template and walk through for getting started building an Angular 2.0 applications with Web Connection backend. 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.

DBI is giving away a full license of Calendar COM (ctxCalendar; https://www.dbi-tech.com/ComponentPage_ctxCalendar.aspx) to each Southwest Fox/Southwest Xbase++ 2016 attendee (http://www.swfox.net). Calendar COM is a really great Outlook style scheduling control with three fully extensible views baked into one control: a multi-column Day View (a multiple day appointment scheduler for one resource or multiple resource appointment scheduler for one day at a time), a Week View Appointment Scheduler, and a Month Calendar / date picker. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. DBI has been a long-time supporter of Southwest Fox and we thank them for their generous support once again this year!

Our September presenter is Rick Borup who will be previewing (aka - practicing) his upcoming Southwest Fox presentation on Microsoft's 'Business Intelligence' tool - especially pushing data into the desktop BI tool. 5:30pm on Tuesday the 13th, at WeWork | 332 S Michigan - 9th Floor | Chicago, IL 60604. More info at http://www.ChicagoFUDG.com - please RSVP using the EventBrite link on the home page.

The Philadelphia VFP User Group will meet on Tuesday, September 13 at 7 PM in room 121 (note room change) at DeVry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA. Feel free to come as early as 6:30 PM and bring some dinner. Our speaker will be Kevin Goff and his topic is ?SQL Server Reporting Productivity Tips.? Abstract: In this presentation, I'll show over a dozen different SSRS topics, and allow attendees to select which topics to cover. Topics include: - Advanced charting (sparklines, heatmaps, performance gauges) - Subreports/drilldown reports - Matrix (crosstab) capabilities - Page/Group Control Features - Data Driven Subscriptions - Cross-chart filtering ("hot-linking" from one section of a report to another) - Column visibility and hiding columns from users - Parameter handling - Aggregations and running totals Bio: Kevin S. Goff - Microsoft Data Platform (SQL Server) MVP - Microsoft MVP since 2005 - Frequent community speaker in Mid-Atlantic region - SQL Live/VS Live conference speaker 2012 to 2015 - Database developer/architect since 1987

Need a Markdown editor to create or read Markdown text? Or are you looking for a text centric blog post editor and publisher that makes it easy to create content without distractions? Markdown Monster can chew through your Markdown editing needs with an attractive editor that supports Markdown syntax highlighting, live HTML Preview, inline-spellchecking, screen captures and gentle toolbar support for embedding markup. It also can edit many other text formats including syntax highlighted FoxPro, C#, HTML, JavaScript, XML, Json code. For blog publishing you can create new posts using Markdown and publish them to your blog site. You can also download end edit existing posts. But best of all Markdown Monster is extensible with a powerful .NET Addin model that allows you to hook custom functionality for editing or publishing to extend its features. We provide a few main features as addins: the Screen Capture and Weblog Publishing features demonstrate what you can do to extend Markdown Monster. Oh, did we mention the code is available on GitHub? Go ahead and feed your Markdown to the Monster. We're getting close to release with RC2 and promotional pricing will end with the RTM release. Check it out.

Listen to Andrew MacNeill interview Tamar Granor and Doug Hennig about Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2016 on the FoxShow #81. There's a special offer for FoxShow listeners until September 2. http://www.thefoxshow.com/

At Chicago FUDG this month, Tuvia Vinitski will be presenting the features of dbSchema as it relates to SQL and NEW SUPPORT FOR VFP DATA! This session will demonstrate how to use the dbSchema tool to create and manage SQL Server and VFP databases, queries, data, and designs. Tuesday, 9 August 2016; 5:30pm. Location: WeWork, 332 S Michigan 9th Floor, Chicago. More info at www.ChicagoFUDG.com

The next meeting of the Philadelphia VFP User Group will be Tuesday, August 9 at 7 PM in room 128 at DeVry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA. Feel free to come as early as 6:30 PM and bring some dinner. However, because the room is a computer lab, food and drink are not permitted. So, we?ll meet for dinner in the seating area in the far hallway and move to the meeting room at 7. This month will feature Menachem Bazian?s postponed-from-February session titled ?Map It With Google.? Abstract: Google maps is a tremendously powerful service that can really add useful functionality to your apps. This session will introduce the Google Maps API and show an application that was built around it.