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Jan 21, 2013

Upcoming Events for January 21st, 2013

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:


MAD SharePoint January Meeting
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 6:00 PM, Aberdeen, MD
View MAD SharePoint January Meeting on Bing Maps Jeff Sanders will present on What's New in SharePoint 2013
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InCycle Software presents: DevOps series #2 - Building release-friendly apps - Strategies for continuous deployment
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Is your package ready to release in production? Do you need to provide a hot fix but still struggle with releasing your line of code? Join us to learn more about best practices in build and packaging with Team Foundation Server 2012. The session will provide different branch and merging strategies as well as packaging solutions supported by usage scenarios. Start implementing continuous delivery to release early and often by adopting a modern release cycle!

• Source Code, Dependency and Binaries Management
• Scripting & Packaging solutions
• Database update strategies
• Common release scenarios
• Branch & Merging strategies and plans
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A Day in the Life: Developer Enhancements with Visual Studio 2012
Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon The newest release of Visual Studio 2012 is rich with new tools that enhance standard developer activities. In this session, we'll review and demonstrate some of these new features, such as Unit Testing, Code Reviews, Code Clones, and other developer tools. Come join us for this free Webinar!
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InCycle Software presents: DevOps series #3 - Provisioning for continuous testing with Azure
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 3:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon This workshop will help attendees understand how to leverage Windows Azure and Visual Studio to create load tests with enough volume to stress large applications. This session will cover both Visual Studio and the deployment of Windows Azure hosts for creating the Load Testing infrastructure.
Learn how to leverage Visual Studio Ultimate and Windows Azure for building large load tests for applications ranging from small to large.

In this workshop we will cover:
• Visual Studio Ultimate Load Testing Tools
• Windows Azure as infrastructure
• Using Visual Studio + Windows Azure to create a load testing infrastructure
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Azure Florida Association Building an Elastic Azure Application (Part 2) - Zachary Gramana
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 6:30 PM, , Online
Online Event Icon Online - Jan 29 7PM EST - YOU NEED TO REGISTER HERE:
After covering the theory and approach in part one, "A Modern Architecture for Elastic Azure Applications," we'll dive into code and build a small elastic Azure application that implements the "thin server architecture" and demonstrates how to leverage some of Azure's elastic capabilities.
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Operations Management in the Application Lifecycle
Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Application lifecycles start when the software is envisioned and lasts until it is retired. Most of that time is generally spent in maintenance and upgrade, after an application is deployed into production but before it is retired. This session will describe how to optimize this segment of the application's lifecycle with new Microsoft tools.
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Philly Pluralsight Study Group
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:45 PM, Exton, PA
View Philly Pluralsight Study Group on Bing Maps This is week 3 (of 7) covering Building Apps with ASP.NET MVC 4.
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Office Hours - Windows Store Apps
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 10:00 AM, Reston, VA
View Office Hours - Windows Store Apps on Bing Maps Have an app you're working on for the Windows Store, and have a few questions, or just want another set of eyeballs to look over the app before you submit it for store certification? Office Hours is your opportunity to spend some in-person time with Microsoft Technical Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie and get the answers you need.

For specific questions, sign up for a slot at, or Office Hours is also an opportunity to get away from your daily grind for a little quiet coding time, if that's what you're looking for.
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TypeScript in Action Workshop
Saturday, February 02, 2013 8:00 AM, Virginia Beach, VA
View TypeScript in Action Workshop on Bing Maps David Hoerster and Kevin Jones will be leading a half-day, hands-on, code-along workshop on TypeScript, Microsoft's new JavaScript framework.
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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: SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Azure, ASP.NET, MVC, Windows 8, Windows Store, JavaScript, Office Hours, User Groups, Webcasts

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