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September's Chicago FUDG meeting will feature Toni Feltman practicing her SWFox sessions; "I Need a REST!" and "Should I be Concerned?" More info and detailed descriptions at http://www.ChicagoFUDG.com. Save the date for our next meeting: Tuesday 14 Oct 2014 featuring Christof Wollenhaupt as our speaker.

Alaska Software is offering special discounts on Xbase++ 2.0 for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2014 attendees, as follows: 1) Xbase++ 2.0 is available and shipping September 30, 2014. 2) Prerequisite for this offer is registration to Southwest Xbase++ or Southwest Fox conference 2014. 3) Get a 30% discount for all new customers purchasing Foundation Edition 2.0 (regular price USD $1,199) or Professional Edition 2.0 (regular price USD $1,999). 4) Get an additional 10% Competitive Upgrade, if you provide proof of purchase of VFP 9 or Clipper. 5) All attending Southwest Xbase++ who have a subscription (purchased in last 12 months) get 3 months extension for their current subscription. How does this offer work? Simple: you contact Alaska Software at their booth during the conference, place your order, and get the boxed Xbase++ 2.0 DVD on the spot. This is also true for the active Xbase++ users who stop in at the Alaska Software booth. Regardless of which edition of Xbase++ 2.0 you purchase, your savings goes a long way towards paying for the conference ticket. We want to make Alaska?s offer even more attractive, so we?re extending our early-bird pricing for Southwest Fox/Xbase++ right up until Xbase++ 2.0?s September 30 ship date. Register for either conference before midnight September 30 and get a $50 discount; pay only $745.

The next meeting of the Philadelphia VFP User Group will be Tuesday, September 9at 7 PM in Room 158, DeVry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA. As usual, feel free to bring something to eat and arrive as early as 6:30. We continue our Southwest Fox previews this month. Tamar Granor will be rehearsing her session ?Go Beyond VFP's SQL with SQL Server?. Abstract: The subset of SQL in Visual FoxPro is useful for many tasks. But there's much more to SQL than what VFP supports. Those additions make it easy to do a number of tasks that are difficult in VFP. In this session, we'll solve some common problems, using SQL elements that are supported by SQL Server, but not by VFP. Among the problems we'll explore are combining a set of values contained in multiple records into a delimited list in a single record, working with hierarchical data like corporate organization charts, finding the top N records for each group in a result, and including summary records in grouped data.

We have some very exciting news as we approach the early-bird registration deadline this Sunday, August 31st. Alaska plans to ship Xbase++ 2.0 in September, so this will be the first conference where developers can learn all about the newly released Xbase++ v2.0. In addition, Alaska has deep discounts to offer conference attendees whether you?re upgrading from a prior version of Xbase++ or doing a competitive upgrade from Visual FoxPro or Clipper. So whether you are coming from an Xbase++, Clipper, or Visual FoxPro background, Alaska has a product you can learn about at the conference, buy at the conference, and start using immediately when you get home! Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ is the place to be in October. Please sign up now to get the conferences? $50 early-bird discount (http://geekgatherings.com/registration), which expires on September 1st. More details on the Xbase++ discounts coming soon.

The next meeting of the Philadelphia VFP User Group will be Tuesday, August 12 at 7 PM in Room 158, DeVry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA. As usual, feel free to bring something to eat and arrive as early as 6:30. This month, we begin a series of Southwest Fox previews. Doug Hennig will (remotely) present ?Windows PowerShell: Batch Files on Steroids.?

Listen to Andrew MacNeill interview Rick Schummer, Tamar Granor, and Doug Hennig about Southwest Fox 2014 on the FoxShow #79. If you haven't registered yet, be sure to listen for a special offer in the show.