Events This Week – March 23rd, 2009

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area…this list now includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also now automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar:

  • Monday, March 23, 2009 7:00 PM: NOVA SQL User Group Meeting
    Main Session Title: DTS to SSIS Conversion: What Are Your Options?
    Speaker: Mike Davis
    Company: Pragmatic Works
    Abstract: Microsoft's "End of Life" policy for SQL 2000 has encouraged organizations to seriously look at migrating their SQL2000 servers to SQL2005 or 2008. One of the biggest obstacles to a rapid migration is the Data Transformation Service (DTS) package issue. As we all know the conversion is not straightforward. SSIS is more powerful and significantly different from DTS. Join us as Mike Davis shares his knowledge about: Why you should upgrade from DTS to Integration Services Advantages of SSIS over DTS Options for converting DTS packages to native SSIS Adding value to packages during the conversion process Assessing the scope of a DTS conversion project (time, costs) See a demo of DTS xChange , a tool used to convert DTS packages
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  • Tuesday, March 24, 2009 7:00 PM: CMAP .NET Essentials
    This SIG implements a complete ASP.NET from the requirements to the final deployment. This session will concentrate on implementing web forms that change the state of the application.
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  • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 6:30 PM: Frederick .NET User Group March Meeting
    6:30 PM-7:00 PM - Performance of Everyday Things, John Blumenauer
    7:00 PM-7:30 PM - Pizza/Networking 7:30PM-8:30 PM - Intro to Tablet PC, Frank La Vigne
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  • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 7:00 PM: DC ALT.NET
    This month's DC ALT.NET is a part of our back to basics/principles. We have
    Jonathan Cogley to talk about the basics of TDD with mocks.
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  • Wednesday, April 01, 2009 12:00 AM: Virtual TechDays - Defy All Challenges. Together.
    24 hours
    5 tracks
    95 sessions
    any language
    deeply technical
    no fluff
    That's what's coming on April 1st. One continuous 24 hour period of learning, and you can be a part of it, either as an attendee, or as a presenter. The call for topics is now open at and you can register and build your schedule at
    This will be a great opportunity for presenters to reach a global audience, and for attendees to have access to some of the best presenters and content in the world.
    Don't miss this.
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  • Wednesday, April 01, 2009 6:30 PM: CMAP: Developing Your First Azure Service
    Mid-Atlantic Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie reprises his session from the MSDN Developer Conference, introducing attendees to developing for the Azure cloud environment.
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