Events This Week – August 16th, 2010

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:

  • HRSSUG August Meeting
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:30 PM, Virginia Beach, VA
    The August meeting for the Hampton Roads SQL Server and SharePoint User Group will feature Kevin Griffin, MVP speaking on SQL Azure (SQL in the cloud).
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  • Windows Azure Platform
    Thursday, August 19, 2010 6:30 PM, Alexandria, VA
    Windows Azure offers great benefit to enterprises, ISVs and developers in building cloud services that offer dynamic provisioning, scale-up, and scale-down at the click of a button. The Windows Azure platform abstracts the data center hardware by providing you with auto-provisioning APIs and a series of clicks on the developer portal. Speaker: Vishwas Lele
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  • NOVA SQL User Group Meeting
    Monday, August 23, 2010 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    This presentation will give you give you a complete overview with real life examples of subscriptions in SQL Server Reporting Services. Subscriptions give you automation and ‘push’ capability to help you deliver what your customers need when they need it. We will discuss standard and data driven subscriptions with examples and sample reports and demonstrations. If time allows, we will also go over a quick overview of Windows Powershell and how you can use that with SQL Server. Each attendee will receive a Windows Powershell cheat sheet
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  • Top 10 Ways MVC 2 Will Boost Your Productivity
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 6:18 PM, Washington, DC
    Top 10 Ways MVC 2 Will Boost Your Productivity
    MVC 1 was a huge release for ASP.NET developers looking to build applications with a cleaner architectural model and greater testability. With the release of MVC 2, the framework is maturing and enabling better productivity with more maintainable code. This presentation will cover the new features of MVC 2 while showing the top 10 ways MVC 2 enhances productivity and maintainability. This demo-heavy presentation will cover Areas, strongly-typed helpers, templated helpers, validation, and more!
    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.
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  • DC ALT.NET - Reactive Extensions
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 7:00 PM, Alexandria, VA
    Topic: Curing the asynchronous blues with the Reactive Extensions for .NET and JavaScript
    In today's world, we want to create applications both rich in data and in behavior. The problem has been in the past that asynchronous and event based programming has been difficult, especially in the coordination between events and error handling. Come learn how the Reactive Extensions ("Rx") framework takes care of the difficult parts of asynchronous programming by viewing asynchronous computations as push-based collections. Instead of focusing on the hard parts, developers now can start dreaming about the endless possibilities of orchestrating and synchronizing computations at a high-level of abstraction. In this session we cover the design philosophy of the Reactive Extensions for .NET, rooted on the deep duality between the well-known iterator and the observer design patterns. From this core understanding, we start looking at various combinators and operators defined over observable collections, as provided by Rx, driving concepts home by a few samples showing rich applications that coordinate both external data and events in new and interesting ways. Democratizing asynchronous programming starts today.
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