Events This Week – March 15th, 2011

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:

  • .NET Security - A to Z
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 6:30 PM, Washington, DC
    Security is never a topic that get's old or stale, and it's never something that we can put down. In the 21st Century, security is always an implied feature of an application. We'll review basic cryptographic functionality, how best to secure data, and protect your users. We'll be covering simple AES encryption and hashing, knowing what they are, and when to use each.
    Speaker Bio
    Kevin Jones is a Senior Consultant and Team Lead at Thycotic Software Ltd and an ASP.NET MVP. He is also an advocate for Agile and Lean software development.
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  • DotNetNuke Social Hour
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    Event Date: 03/16/2011
    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    To kickstart the user group for 2011 we decided to organize something completely different than the usual, something ad-hoc and fun! That's right, on March 16th we will be meeting at On The Border restaurant in Tysons Corner (it's just one block away from our usual meeting place).
    Any topic goes, any question goes... it's open mic at the DNN Social Hour and I'll be there at the receiving end trying to quench your thirst for anything DotNetNuke. This will definitely be fun, and I hope you're up for it.
    Be there or be square!
    Antonio Chagoury
    Antonio Chagoury is the CEO and Chief Software Architect of Inspector IT Inc (, a .net and DotNetNuke solutions provider based in the Washington DC Metro Area. As a member of the DotNetNuke Core team and project lead of the Blog module as well as the Installer utility, he is an active contributor and supporter DotNetNuke and Open Source. Antonio Chagoury is a Microsoft MVP
    We will be using EventBrite for all of our future meetings.
    Please RSVP on EventBrite ( as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary arrangements with the restaurant.
    Please also note that food and beverages are not sponsored, we're going dutch on this one.
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  • SharePoint ShopTalk
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:30 PM, Online
    SharePoint ShopTalk is a weekly discussion where our panel of experts answer questions about SharePoint. No question is too small or too big.
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  • Stafford SharePoint Users Group Launch
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 5:30 PM, Stafford, VA
    Join us, help us get this new group started.
    John Stover will be speaking on SharePoint Dataview Web Parts
    Email us for more information:
    Pizza will be provided by L-3 Communications.
    John Stover is a SharePoint expert, author, blogger, speaker, and Principle Consultant at SusQtech. With a focus on web content management, ecommerce, social networking, governance, information architecture, and project management, he presents pretty frequently at conferences, seminars, user groups, and workshops. John works with various organizations from Fortune 100 companies to Federal Government agencies, but is passionate about working with associations and nonprofits. John is co-author of SharePoint for Nonprofits. He is PMP certified and has multiple Microsoft certifications including MCT and MCTS.
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  • What's new with Denali (New Version of SQL Server)
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 6:00 PM, Wheeling, WV
    This presentation will cover all of the new features coming our way in the next major version of SQL Server. From contained databases to high availability to T-SQL enhancements, we will cover the good, the bad, the missing and the ugly. Lots of demos and no marketing.
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  • Goodbye Entity Framework 1, Hello Entity Framework 4!
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 6:30 PM, Alexandria, VA
    The 1.0 release of the Entity Framework was not a resounding success – developers found themselves fighting the framework. Thankfully, Entity Framework 4 enables you to work how YOU want to work. Database-first, Model-first, or Code-First – you decide. Self-tracking entities, POCO entities, custom entities – you decide. Auto-generated SQL or stored procedures – you decide. With a slew of new features EF4 will allow you to quickly achieve a high level of productivity. This demo-heavy presentation will cover the new features of Entity Framework 4 with a focus on features that will enhance the quality of your code!
    Steve Michelotti 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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  • CapArea .Net User Group - Silverlight SIG
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:00 PM, Arlington, VA
    Building Silverlight Apps the Odata
    By L. (Van) Van Lowe
    This session will be an overview Odata with Silverlight. We will cover the lots of examples of Odata showing the power of queries. We will show to create your own Odata feed along with using existing feeds. We will then show Odata with a basic Silverlight app, a WCF RIA Service Silverlight App, an Out of Browser Silverlight App and a Windows Phone 7 app.
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  • System Center User Community Event - Chevy Chase, MD
    Saturday, March 19, 2011 8:30 AM, Chevy Chase, MD
    DMVMUG (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia Management User Group) is a community comprised of motivated individuals who are passionate about further learning System Center products. Our focus is to assist in the support curve with System Center products and solution accelerators with Management, Operations and Deployment. This is goal is achieved within metro DC and surrounding areas with informative product sessions, partner updates and round table discussions.
    Click here for sessions and to register >
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  • Get DevReady with MVVM in Philly
    Saturday, March 19, 2011 9:00 AM, Malvern, PA
    Get your development skills ready for MVVM (Model View View Model Design Pattern) and build some exciting applications for WPF, Silverlight or Windows Phone. In this all day event you will learn everything you need to know to get start with MVVM. We will start with the basics and end with some more advance topics. Here is how the day will look like. Lunch will be provided.
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  • Microsoft Developer Dinner for Partners: Developing and Customizing Office 2010 Solutions for SharePoint 2010
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 5:30 PM, Reston, VA
    Ed Hild is the Technology Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, VA specializing in Portal and Collaboration solutions. At the MTC, he meets daily with both commercial- and public-sector customer to discuss business requirements and map them to the Microsoft platform. He helps customers understand product features, best practices, and necessary customizations for them to realize SharePoint’s full potential. Ed is a dynamic speaker and has previously presented at Microsoft Dev Days, Tech Ed, and Microsoft SharePoint Conference events as well as many local area user groups. He published an advanced SharePoint developer book through Apress entitled “Pro SharePoint 2010 Solution Development.” Ed’s previous experiences include a high school teacher, government contractor, and lead developer at a Microsoft partner.
    What you will learn:
    Join Ed Hild in this session over dinner for a comprehensive, developer focused overview of:
    • Techniques that extend Microsoft Office to build custom applications that interact with SharePoint 2010;
    • Leveraging Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office and the Open XML SDK to build applications that seamlessly stand on top of the Office desktop applications and a SharePoint server infrastructure;
    • Demonstrations and code walkthroughs that will highlight best practices, design patterns, and more importantly what not to do;
    • Building new Office interfaces, merge data and documents, and even completely automating the generation of documents on the server
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