Data Camp v2.0 – Call for Sessions Ends 12/31

Below is a reminder from Adam Machanic, organizer of New England Data Camp v2.0 (AKA SQL Saturday #34) – fast approaching on January 30th.  I’d like to second his encouragement for first time speakers…if you don’t have a New Year’s resolution set up yet – how about making one speaking at a Code or Data…

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WIN (an HP TouchSmart) with Windows 7

Did Santa forget to leave that multi-touch notebook computer you’d been asking for?  Well, with the Windows @ Work contest, you have a chance to WIN one of three HP TouchSmart tx2z Notebooks, valued at over $2600 – for the fully-loaded grand prize version! What do you need to do?  Build a cool Windows 7…

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Discovering Dallas: Part 3

This is the final post of a trifecta examining Microsoft “Dallas”, a marketplace for data services announced at PDC 2009.  In my first post, I provided an overview of “Dallas”, including how to access various trial data services via the developer portal and in code.  I followed that up last week with a post that…

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Discovering Dallas: Part 2

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks, so I haven’t had a chance until now to dig back into Microsoft’s project “Dallas.”  If you read my previous blog post, you should have a good idea of what “Dallas” is all about and how relatively easy it will be to pull a vast variety of public…

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Thank You Providence

I’m stealing a line from Alanis Morissette to offer my (and Chris’) appreciation for the turn out at our first-ever Northeast Roadshow to be held in the Ocean State.  If there were any doubt this is the ‘winter’ edition of our series, they melted (ahem) away on Wednesday as 30+ folks braved the winter storm…

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Parallel Programming For Newbs: F# User Group 12/7

Developing applications for multicore machines is no longer an “if”, but rather a “when”, and the “when” is fast approaching (some would say it’s now).  Those of you following Visual Studio 2010 through its CTP and beta cycles are aware of the functionality being added to .NET 4.0 and the IDE to better support you…

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Data Camp v2.0

Shake off the winter chill, and join your fellow data geeks for the second edition of Data Camp (aka SQL Saturday #34), being organized by Adam Machanic of the New England SQL Server User Group and Grant Fritchey of the Southern New England SQL Server User Group. New England Data Camp is a free training…

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Discovering "Dallas"

While the availability of Windows Azure and the announcement of Silverlight 4 were certainly highlights of PDC 09, I was especially intrigued by the introduction of “Dallas,” the code name for Microsoft’s Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering. So after the relatives had left and my turkey coma had subsided, I thought I’d give “Dallas” a whirl this…

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Isn’t That Spatial: Dec 2nd

No, Church Lady won’t be there, but a lot of folks interested in location-aware application development and analysis will be. O’Reilly and sponsors The Open Planning Project (TOPP) and PlaceBlogger are holding an Ignite event with a special … er, spatial twist.  Speakers get five minutes with 20 slides – set to automatically transition after…

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SharePoint 2010 Experience: Dec 2nd and 3rd

One of the highlights at PDC 09 was the availability of the SharePoint 2010 Beta.  Coming on the heels of that announcement is a great opportunity for the SharePoint community in the greater Boston area. Microsoft is a Platinum Sponsor of the upcoming Gilbane Boston Conference at the Westin Copley in Boston on December 2nd…

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