Events This Week – April 27th, 2009

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area (plus online events you can view from anywhere)…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, April 27, 2009 7:00 PM: NOVA SQL Server Users Group Meeting
    Main Session Title: Storage Performance
    Speaker: Joe Chang
    Abstract: Understand how to set meaningful IO performance requirements for SQL Server environments. A discussion on IO performance at the component and complete system level. Examine the IO characteristics of some common SQL operations.
    Short Session Title: Realize the Value of Information
    Speaker: Dave Marrow
    Company: Agilex Technologies, Inc.
    Abstract: One of the key differentiators for Microsoft SQL Server is the rich toolset that it provides for managing and exploiting data. During this session, the director of Agilex’ Microsoft Center for Enterprise Performance will outline Agilex’ strategies for helping company’s fully leveraging this enterprise-class workhorse.
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  • Tuesday, April 28, 2009 7:00 PM: CMAP .NET Essentials
    This SIG implements a complete ASP.NET application from the requirements all the way to the final deployment. This session features Randy Hayes, CMAP President, who will presenting on the .NET languages generics features and the SQL reporting services.
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  • Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:00 PM: Richmond SharePoint User Group (Lunch)
    Join us for our regular lunch meeting and special afternoon Q&A seminar with Joel Oleson, Quest.
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  • Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6:00 PM: Developer Dinner for Partners: What's New in Microsoft Silverlight 3
    Silverlight 3 Beta was unveiled at MIX09. This version continues Silverlight’s track record of rapid innovation - including support for running Silverlight applications out of the browser, dramatic video performance and quality improvements, and features that radically improve developer productivity. Combined with the continued innovation in Visual Studio and Expression Blend, Silverlight 3 empowers .NET developers to create cutting-edge Rich Internet Applications and media experiences.
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  • Wednesday, April 29, 2009 7:00 PM: Silverlight & Sharepoint: Perfect Together
    Silverlight is one of the most exciting things to come out of Microsoft lately. In this session, Sahil cooks up a practical and interesting completely hands-on demonstration of how to use Silverlight in SharePoint. Not only does he talk of various details of Silverlight, along with proper deployment of Silverlight projects in SharePoint, he also mixes WCF and demonstrates using Silverlight with full access to the SharePoint object model. You should attend if you are interested in either Silverlight, SharePoint, WCF, or any mixture of the above.
    About the speaker: Sahil Malik has been a Microsoft MVP & INETA Speaker for many years, author of many books and numerous articles, consultant and trainer who delivers training and talks at conferences internationally. His talks are full of humor and practical nuggets. His talks tend to get very highly charged, fast moving, and highly interactive. Sahil likes to maintain a balance and learn as much as possible of all Microsoft technologies, and thus completely ignores the balance in his life. You should check out his site at
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  • Wednesday, April 29, 2009 7:00 PM: DC ALT.NET 4/2009
    Continuing with our back to basics series which started last month with an introduction to Test Driven Development, this month we are covering Refactoring. The discussion will be led by George Dinwiddie, a software development consultant, coach and a found of Agile Maryland and the Maryland Chapter of the APLN and we’re lucky to have him. As with before, these are quite interactive discussions, so participation is highly encouraged.
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  • Thursday, April 30, 2009 5:30 PM: IT pro Tiki Hut Tour - Spring 2009
    Join the rest of the IT Pros for an evening discussing Windows XP to Windows Vista to Windows 7. Why Vista today for Windows 7 tomorrow. Presented by your local MVP's! Free Pizza and Windows 7 DVD,s and cool prize including a Rock Band 2, See you there!
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  • Thursday, April 30, 2009 6:00 PM: You don't need talent to succeed, but Everything else Counts...
    Thursday, April 30 2009 6:00 PM Eastern
    Why do you want this job? Why should I hire you? How would you deal with a situation where they ask you to do something in a certain way and you thought you knew a more efficient way. This session helps trigger our natural abilities that go unused for years. Once you discover that these are already part of you (us), you will be able to apply them to advance your interview skills, career, relationships and your life. You can manage your career and your life—it’s really not about balancing the two. This session will help you with your interview skills and concentrate on your strengths and abilities. Getting ready for an interview is the most important aspect of landing any job, but who can help you how to rehearse victory. This presentation will give you the insights to making you a better interviewee and increase your chances for success. At the end of the day talent is overrated.
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  • Saturday, May 02, 2009 8:00 AM: SharePoint Saturday DC
    SharePoint Saturday will be an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals & MVPs, covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics. SharePoint Saturday is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint!
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  • Tuesday, May 05, 2009 6:30 PM: Ft Lauderdale Online: Introduction to the ASP.NET MVC Framework - Jim Zimmerman
    05/05/2009 - 6:30 PM Online / Live Meeting - Learn the basics of: •Model, Views, and Controllers •RESTful Routing •Typed and UnTyped Views •Partial Views •ViewData and TempData •ModelBinders and DataBinding •ModelState, Validation, and Error Handling •ActionFilters and AuthorizationFilters •HTML Helpers •ASP.NET AJAX and jQuery Speaker Jim Zimmerman is currently a Visual Developer – ASP/ASP.NET MVP. He speaks on various .NET related topics including Ajax and Code Generation at Code Camps and .NET user groups in Florida. Jim is a member of the Ajax Control Toolkit ( and tries to blog when the kids are sleeping at He co-authored the book, Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 Ajax from Wrox press, which was published in July of 2007.
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