Events This Week – November 9th, 2009

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

  • The U.S. Public Sector Virtual Launch: The New Efficiency - Windows® 7, Windows Server® 2008 R2, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:00 PM, Online
    On November 10th at 9 am (PST)/12 pm (EST) you are invited to join Microsoft U.S. Public Sector Vice President Curt Kolcun and top technology leaders at “The New Efficiency” virtual launch event for government, education, and health.
    The new efficiency virtual launch experience is happening now. Learn how cost savings and productivity come together with a new wave of Microsoft® products. Be one of the first to evaluate exciting innovations in Windows® 7, Windows Server® 2008 R2, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.
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  • Hampton Roads .NET Users Group - November Meeting
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 6:30 PM, Chesapeake, VA
    You write data validation code in your user interfaces to provide a good user experience. Then you write similar validation code in your services because other clients may not implement those validations in the future. Then you write the same data validations again in the database, well, let's face it, because DBAs are justifiably paranoid about the quality of their data. During this talk, Kevin Hazzard will show you how implement your data validations in a way that they can be shared across all the tiers of your enterprise applications.
    Kevin Hazzard, C# MVP, is an accomplished software architect and a dynamic public speaker. Kevin has developed successful software products for Intel, Sony, HBO, Disney, The Discovery Channel and many other companies. His healthcare and telecommunications software is used by millions of people each day. Kevin has won patents for his work and has served multiple terms as an advisor to the legislatures and the Governors of the Commonwealth of Virginia. While serving in the Intel Architecture Labs, Kevin represented the company before the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). In his spare time, Kevin enjoys welding, motorcycling, swimming and serving as a missionary doing construction work in Central America and South America.
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  • Sahil's favorite things about SharePoint 2010
    Wednesday, November 11, 2009 7:00 AM, Vienna, VA
    In this talk Sahil will discuss his top favorite features in SharePoint 2010. He will compare them with SharePoint 2007, discuss why certain things were problematic in SharePoint 2007, and what exactly the newly available features in SharePoint 2010 will solve many of those challenges.
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  • Microsoft Developer Dinner for Partners
    Wednesday, November 11, 2009 5:30 PM, Reston, VA
    An Overview of SharePoint 2010 from a Developer’s Perspective: Join Marc Schweigert for a developer focused walkthrough over dinner, jam packed with demos showcasing how SharePoint 2010 combined with Visual Studio 2010 is a very familiar and approachable platform for ASP.NET developers to build custom solutions faster by leveraging all that SharePoint 2010 has “in-the-box.” SharePoint 2010 is a major step forward for SharePoint as a development platform not only because of the richer set of overall features that the platform supports but also because significant investments have been made in the suite of tools to make developers more productive. SharePoint is now more accessible to developers of all skill levels.
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  • RockNUG Release 3.5
    Wednesday, November 11, 2009 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
    N-Tiered LINQ to SQL
    presented by Steve Michelotti
    Creating an N-Tiered design with clear "separation of concerns" in crucial to successful solutions. However, there have been considerable misconceptions that using LINQ essentially means putting SQL statements directly in the code behinds of web pages. This presentation will create a tiered application from the ground up in order to debunk this misconception. The presentation tier for the application which will be built "on the fly" will not have any knowledge that LINQ is even being used behind the scenes in the data layer. Rather than simple CRUD operations on a single row, the presentation will highlight real-world scenarios with complex objects (e.g., parent/child relationships). The presentation will first show out of the box LINQ auto-generated SQL and then, in minutes, switch to all stored procedures in order to examine the differences. Throughout the talk, the "gotchas" for building N-Tiered LINQ applications will be presented with their appropriate solutions.
    Steve Michelotti is a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP and an Architect/Developer for Applied Information Sciences (AIS). He has consulted at where he was the Tech Lead for one of the highest volume .NET applications in the world. He previously was the Chief Technologist at e.magination. Steve is a frequent presenter at developer user groups and Code Camps along the East Coast and holds the MCSD, MCPD, and MCT certifications. Steve has been on Microsoft Channel9 and his published articles include Visual Studio Magazine and his blog:
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  • MSDN Events Presents: The MSDN Mid Atlantic Roadshow
    Thursday, November 12, 2009 1:00 PM, Pittsburgh, PA
    Join Microsoft Evangelists Dani Diaz, G. Andrew Duthie, and David Isbitski as they tour the Mid Atlantic this Fall presenting an afternoon packed full of cutting edge tips and techniques for developers and architects. Dig deeper into data access and network options in Silverlight, and check out the most important features in Windows 7 for Developers like Trigger Start services and the new Windows Troubleshooter. Finally, we’ll show you how to add several of the new interface options you won’t want to miss including Multi-Touch and the Ribbon Menu.
    Free admission and a chance to score some great giveaways!
    Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Register today to reserve your seat.
    This event will be held at the Doubletree Hotel and Suites, Pittsburgh City Center.
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  • Mature Your Process with Continuous Integration
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    Continuous Integration is a development practice that keeps your code
    "ready to ship" at a moments notice. We will examine the tools and
    practice of Continuous Integration, and then look at several extensions
    to make your development team (from 1 - 100 developers) shine.
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  • 15 Minutes of Fame
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009 5:30 PM, Dresher, PA
    This is a yearly tradition. We select 10 of the favorite speakers from monthly meetings, code camps, and hands on labs. Each one does a 15 minute talk on their favorite .NET technology. This is our 10th anniversary so we plan a gala event with special prizes and refreshments.
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  • Frederick .NET User Group Monthly Meeting
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009 6:30 PM, Frederick, MD
    FredNUG is pleased to announce that we have another great speaker lined up for November. On November 18th, we’ll start with pizza and social networking at 6:30 PM. Then, starting at 7 PM, John Baird will present “Building Silverlight LOB Apps.” With so many software development teams trying to make the switch from Winforms to WPF/Silverlight, I’m sure this talk will be very useful and informative.
    The scheduled agenda is:
    •6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Pizza/Social Networking/Announcements
    •7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Main Topic: Building Silverlight LOB Apps with John Baird
    Main Topic Description: Take a look at the newest incarnation of UI building tools from MS. This presentation will look at the basics of WPF/Silverlight. We will look at switching a program from Winforms to Silverlight and topics including Data Binding, Entity Framework, ADO .Net Data Services, Styles and Themes."
    Speaker Bio: John Baird began his computer programming career while in the US Navy. In 1982, he helped form and direct the first PC-based computer processing department for training and manpower in the Department of Defense. After leaving the military in 1988, John began a varied career as a consultant developing business applications ranging from computer-based training to vertical market software for resellers.
    Today, John is working for the industry leader in financial software for fund administration. John was recently awarded MVP status for device application development.
    • 8:30 PM - 8:45 PM – RAFFLE!
    Please join us and get involved in our .NET developers community!
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