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Aug 13, 2012

Upcoming Events for August 13th, 2012

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next couple of weeks for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and user group events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar:


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 6:30 PM, Baltimore, MD
View BaltoMSDN on Bing Maps Ashton M. Lamont Topic: MVC 3 Razor with EXTJS 4 MVC (SENCHA)


Windows Azure Web Sites
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon Did you know there is a new streamlined way to do web sites in the Microsoft cloud? Microsoft has released an all-new Windows Azure and it's time to get reacquainted. Neudesic MVP, David Pallmann, will show you Windows Azure Web Sites, a new mode of using the Microsoft cloud for 2-tier web sites. You'll see how you can create new web sites in the cloud in under a minute, with great support for common open source frameworks such as Drupal, Joomla, Orchard, Umbraco, and WordPress. You'll also learn about the new My SQL database support.

PASS Performance Virtual Chapter
Thursday, August 23, 2012 2:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Title: Troubleshooting SQL Server with SysInternals Tools

Abstract: In this demo-packed session we will explore the use of SysInternals tools like Process Monitor, Process Explorer, and many others to troubleshoot various problem scenarios with SQL Server. This session is not for the faint of heart and is tailored toward those adventurous DBAs who often like to step out of their comfort zone. A fair knowledge of Windows OS internals is recommended.

BIO: Argenis Fernandez is a Senior Consultant for Microsoft Consulting Services - US West Region based in Redmond, WA. He has been working with SQL Server for over 14 years. He thoroughly enjoys working with large SQL Server farms, high end OLTP databases, managing Windows environments and Powershell scripting. He is also a Microsoft Certified Master on SQL Server 2008, an avid user of Twitter (can be reached at @DBArgenis), and blogs rather infrequently on SQL Server topics at


Philadelphia VFP User Group
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 6:30 PM, Fort Washington, PA
View Philadelphia VFP User Group on Bing Maps Menachem Bazian will preview his Southwest Fox preconference session, PHP for the VFP developer.

Abstract: Often a Visual FoxPro application will have to share data with a web application. You may be asked to write web reports or simple routines to interact with your data.

When it comes to web technologies, Linux is far more prevalent than Windows. In fact, 66.1% of all internet web servers are running Apache whereas only 18.4% are using IIS. When it comes to server side languages, PHP commands 77.3% of the market.

PHP and Apache also have the benefit of being cross platform. Apache runs on Linux and Windows, PHP runs on Apache or IIS.
Although PHP can look very strange at first, there are strong correlations between Visual FoxPro and PHP. Learning to work with PHP is not that difficult, even if you have never seen it before.

This session will give a primer on PHP and discuss how you can work with your client-server data in both Visual FoxPro and on your web application.
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Getting Started with SignalR
Thursday, August 16, 2012 6:00 PM, Charlottesville, VA
View Getting Started with SignalR on Bing Maps SignalR is an asynchronous signaling library for ASP.NET. It's designed to help you build real-time web applications without a lot of hassle. In the past, developers would have to wire up "real-time" applications as a series of polls to a webserver, waiting for it to receive data back that was useful. This approach usually cost more in bandwidth than we wanted it to. SignalR simplifies this process, and makes it more useful for the ASP.NET developer. As platforms improve, SignalR can also seamlessly transition over to Websocket. In this presentation, Kevin Griffin will guide you through implementing SignalR into your applications, and how you can take advantage of everything it has to offer.

Windows 8 Developer Camps
Friday, August 17, 2012 9:00 AM, Reston, VA
View Windows 8 Developer Camps on Bing Maps Windows 8 changes everything.
Combining the broad reach of Windows, best-in-class developer tools, a re-imagined user experience, support for new chipsets, and a built-in store with industry-leading business terms, Windows 8 is the largest developer opportunity – ever.

Our DevCamp covers Windows 8 Release Preview from top to bottom, featuring sessions that run from introductory to intermediate as the day unfolds. These sessions will be followed by an InstallFest to prepare your system for hands-on app development.

Windows 8 Hackathon
Saturday, August 18, 2012 9:00 AM, Reston, VA
View Windows 8 Hackathon on Bing Maps Windows 8 changes everything.
Combining the broad reach of Windows, best-in-class developer tools, a re-imagined user experience, support for new chipsets, and a built-in store with industry-leading business terms, Windows 8 is the largest developer opportunity – ever.

Our Hackathon is an open Windows 8 code fest, where you’ll put what you know into practice and be eligible to win some great prizes! Code to your heart’s content, with Windows 8 experts available to guide you through every step of the process. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your dream application underway, or to finish that app you’ve already started.

This full-day event will be filled with coding, sharing, plenty of food, and perhaps the occasional Lightning Talk on topics determined by your apps and questions. Bring your PCs installed with (insert download link here), your apps and your cool ideas and get ready to create!

Want your events listed? You can add them here.

You can also add your events via the Community Megaphone web service API. You can get more information on the API, and how to sign up, at You can also email me for more information.

Tags: Windows 8, DevCamps, Hackathon, ASP.NET, MVC, Windows Azure, SQL, User Groups, Webcasts

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