I'll be speaking Tuesday night at the Boston Windows 8 App Developers & IT Group, a special event marking the group's one year anniversary. My talk, "Transitions," will examine why the industry-wide shift to mobile and cloud computing has been so troubling to the Windows user base so far, and what I think will happen down the road. If you're in the area, please come by for a freewheeling discussion.

For more information about this talk and the event, please visit the Boston Windows 8 App Developers & IT Group web site. Here are the pertinent details:

What: One Year Anniversary of Boston Windows 8 App Developers & IT Group - Special Event

When: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm ET

Where: New Microsoft Offices - MIT/Kendall, One Cambridge Center, Boston, MA, 4th floor (Be sure you go to One Cambridge and not the NERD facility on Memorial Drive; I've made this mistake) - Map

Schedule:

6 pm – Doors Open for Networking & Food

Get expert insights from the leading independent Microsoft expert. Learn important information that will impact your Windows app development. Get answers to your Microsoft questions. Get free food and prizes.

Guest Speaker: Paul Thurrott - SuperSite for Windows

The Steve Ballmer Effect: The future of Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 now and then. Why the lag in adoption? What growth can we expect now?

Q & A on Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, app development & IT

3 Five minute Windows 8 App demos

Updates from Microsoft and other regarding important resources and assistance for Windows App & Mobile developers

Giveaway prizes, books, swag and Microsoft Office! There will be plenty of Food!