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Jan 23, 2012

Upcoming Events for January 23rd, 2012

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 user group events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar:

Online

Microsoft-ComponentOne Hands-On-Workshops for Windows Phone:Session 1-Fast Track Your First App
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon Government and citizen-oriented apps represent a huge emerging market for mobile developers. These “Let’s Build Something Mobile” Workshops will walk you through the basics of creating, testing and deploying a Public Sector app, so that No Developer is Left Behind taking advantage of this new market. As a participant you will have the opportunity to create your own unique Public Sector Windows Phone app that is ready to be deployed to the Windows Phone Marketplace. During each of the two sessions, experts from Microsoft and ComponentOne will be available to answer questions and offer guidance.
During this workshop, you’ll be exposed to the basics of creating a Windows Phone App and deploying to the Marketplace. As an attendee, you will be given some time during the session to use what you’ve learned to develop your own apps which access freely-available Public Sector data. The presenter along with resources from Microsoft and ComponentOne will be available to support you along the way.
*Attendees will receive a complimentary 1-year subscription for ComponentOne Studio® for Windows Phone
Pre-requisite: Download/Install
* Visual Studio Express & Tools http://aka.ms/getphone
* ComponentOne Studio(r) for Windows Phone (Trial Edition) http://www.componentone.com/SuperProducts/StudioWindowsPhone/

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Microsoft-ComponentOne Hands-On-Workshops for Windows Phone Series: Session 1 - Fast Track Your First App
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 4:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon During this workshop, you’ll be exposed to the basics of creating a Windows Phone App and deploying to the Marketplace. As an attendee, you will be given some time during the session to use what you’ve learned to develop your own apps which access freely-available Public Sector data. The presenter along with resources from Microsoft and ComponentOne will be available to support you along the way.
*Attendees will receive a complimentary 1-year subscription for ComponentOne Studio(r) for Windows Phone
Pre-requisite: Download/Install
* Visual Studio Express & Tools http://aka.ms/getphone
* ComponentOne Studio(r) for Windows Phone (Trial Edition) http://www.componentone.com/SuperProducts/StudioWindowsPhone/


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Testing the Untestable: Unit Testing Legacy Code
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon Webinar Registration
Everybody has legacy code. How do you apply unit testing to existing code? Code that wasn’t meant to testing.
This is a hardcore session, where we take an open source application and add tests to it. In the process, we’ll refactor the code, discuss readability, and where to even begin.
This is an intensive demonstration of automated testing hard-core legacy code. If you are a legacy ninja, check it out.
Sign up and you will get a sneak preview of the latest that's brewing in Typemock's labs


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Online - Azure Florida Association: Demystifying SQL Azure with SQL Azure MVP Vikas Sahni
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 6:30 PM, , Online
Online Event Icon 01/25/2012 - 4:00 PM - Online Meeting - What is SQL Azure, Value Proposition, Usage scenarios, Concepts and Architecture, What is there and what is not, Tips and Tricks


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Microsoft-ComponentOne Hands-On-Workshops for Windows Phone Series: Session 2 - Give Your App Some POP
Thursday, January 26, 2012 11:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon Enhance the look and functionality of your existing Windows Phone app (or one created in the Fast Track Your First App session) by leveraging capabilities specific to the Windows Phone API and by using advanced UI controls. You’ll get a feel for Microsoft’s Expression Blend design tools too. As an attendee, you will be given some time during the session to use what you’ve learned in order to make improvements to your apps. The presenter along with resources from Microsoft and ComponentOne will be available to support you along the way.
*Attendees will receive a complimentary 1-year subscription for ComponentOne Studio(r) for Windows Phone
Pre-requisite: Download/Install
* Visual Studio Express & Tools http://aka.ms/getphone
* ComponentOne Studio(r) for Windows Phone (Trial Edition) http://www.componentone.com/SuperProducts/StudioWindowsPhone/


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SharePoint ShopTalk
Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:30 PM, Online
Online Event Icon
REGISTER FOR A SPECIAL EDITION OF SHAREPOINT SHOPTALK: PANELIST SPOTLIGHT - TIPS & TRICKS WITH K2!
Sharepoint ShopTalk is a live, dynamic discussion held weekly amongst SharePoint Professionals. It is an excellent source for users who need to discuss challenges or are looking for answers to pressing contemporary SharePoint questions. All are welcome to take advantage of this forum that features leading experts in the field.
K2: No Code Solutions for Building Workflow Applications in SharePoint
See how K2 offers an easier way to build and automate process-driven solutions in SharePoint, plus provides the tools necessary to support the entire life cycle of your business processes, including workflow design and modeling, business data and enterprise system integration, reporting and analysis, and process administration. All without code!
Benefits:
· Learn about key concepts and best practices of Business Process Management
· See how the K2 platform can be used to reduce time and costs through rapid workflow creation and deployment
· Learn how K2 can leverage and enhance your existing Microsoft investments
Speaker Bio
Greg Sanderson has 15 years of experience in application design, architecture, analysis, training, and project management. He is currently a technical sales engineer for K2 in the Eastern US and Canada regions. Prior to K2, Greg was responsible for managing application development projects for News America Marketing's internal and external online presence. He oversaw multiple development teams and areas of responsibility, including SharePoint and related .NET applications.

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Microsoft-ComponentOne Hands-On-Workshops for Windows Phone Series: Session 2-Give Your App Some POP
Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Enhance the look and functionality of your existing Windows Phone app (or one created in the Fast Track Your First App session) by leveraging capabilities specific to the Windows Phone API and by using advanced UI controls. You’ll get a feel for Microsoft’s Expression Blend design tools too. As an attendee, you will be given some time during the session to use what you’ve learned in order to make improvements to your apps. The presenter along with resources from Microsoft and ComponentOne will be available to support you along the way.
*Attendees will receive a complimentary 1-year subscription for ComponentOne Studio(r) for Windows Phone
Pre-requisite: Download/Install
* Visual Studio Express & Tools http://aka.ms/getphone
* ComponentOne Studio(r) for Windows Phone (Trial Edition) http://www.componentone.com/SuperProducts/StudioWindowsPhone/


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SSWUG Online Course: Introduction to Windows Azure
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 12:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon SSWUG.ORG's virtual class will provide you with the knowledge of Window Azure's components and aspects to run applications without the expense needed to maintain the hardware and save money on licensing costs.
Scott Klein, who is a Microsoft SQL Azure MVP and the co-founder of Blue Syntax Consulting, will showcase the different types of services that can be hosted in Windows Azure such as web and worker roles, and then move on to the basics of Azure's durable storage solution, which include Azure queues, blobs and tables.
He will also provide a introduction on SQL Azure - Microsoft's cloud-based relational database, and how you can use SQL Azure to store your relational data on the cloud. This will be followed up by sessions dealing with Azure AppFabric, cloud computing patterns and practices, as well as diagnostics and service management.


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VA

High Availability and Disaster Recovery for SQL 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
View High Availability and Disaster Recovery for SQL 2012  on Bing Maps NOVA SQL User Group Meeting
SQL 2012 introduces a multitude of changes in the HA and DR stacks. We will review the options we currently have available in SQL 2008 R2, and discuss what changes both in clustering and the big new feature of SQL 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Joe will give a demo of the Availability Groups feature, and show how you can have a multi-site DR scenario without even talking to your SAN admin.
Joey D'Antoni is a DBA with over a decade of experience working in both Fortune 500 and smaller firms. He is currently working at Comcast. He holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Louisiana Tech University, and a MBA from North Carolina State University. He is the Vice President of the Philadelphia SQL Server Users Group, and a member of the board of the SQL/Oracle and Health Care PASS VCs. Joe is a frequent speaker a local user groups, Code Camps, and SQL Saturdays.


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Windows 8 Metro Apps using HTML 5 From Start to Finish - G. Andrew Duthie (Microsoft)
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 6:30 PM, Vienna, VA
View Windows 8 Metro Apps using HTML 5 From Start to Finish - G. Andrew Duthie (Microsoft) on Bing Maps Get started writing Metro style apps using your HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS skills today! Come dive into the specifics of this exciting platform and see how you can use your Web skills to build deeply-integrated Windows apps. You’ll discover how this mirrors or differs from traditional Web programming and how to harness the rich capabilities of Windows 8 through JavaScript and the Windows Runtime.

G. Andrew Duthie, aka devhammer, is the Developer Evangelist for Microsoft’s Mid-Atlantic States district, where he provides support and education for developers working with the .NET development platform. In addition to his work with Microsoft, Andrew is the author of several books on ASP.NET and web development, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences from VSLive! and ASP.NET Connections, to Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference (PDC) and Tech-Ed. Andrew has been participating in the user group community since way back in 1997, when one of his co-workers dragged him out to the Internet Developers User Group in Tyson's Corner, VA, and he's been hooked ever since.
Andrew is also the creator and developer of Community Megaphone, a site designed for promoting and finding developer community events.
In addition to his work in software development, Andrew has enjoyed some recent forays into the world of hardware experimentation, including developing for Kinect and .NET Gadgeteer, using his newly-formed hardware chops to do everything from blinking LEDs and making strange noises, to flying a helicopter with his bare hands.
Andrew can be reached through his blog at http://devhammer.net/. You can also follow Andrew on twitter @devhammer.

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In-Person Training: Advanced SharePoint BI Security and Configuration (Metro Washington D.C.)
Monday, January 30, 2012 8:30 AM, Reston, VA
View In-Person Training: Advanced SharePoint BI Security and Configuration (Metro Washington D.C.) on Bing Maps In a partnership agreement between SSWUG.ORG and SolidQ, a fast-paced, in-person seminar on configuring and securing SharePoint 2010 and business intelligence services will be offered on Jan. 30-31 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Reston, Virginia.
Carl Rabeler, course instructor and director of SolidQ's BI Center of Excellence, will review the SharePoint 2010 security architecture for authentication and authorization, particularly as it relates to connectivity to external data sources. He will also provide information on configuring administrative access to SharePoint 2010, configuring service application accounts, and user permissions.
Additionally, you will learn about the nuances of configuring and security each of the core business intelligence components of SharePoint 2010: Excel Services, PerformancePoint Services, Reporting Services and PowerPivot Services. Finally, you will also learn about changes to Reporting Services security and configuration with SQL Server 2012.


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February Meeting - What You Need to Know about Parallelism
Thursday, February 02, 2012 6:00 PM, Roanoke, VA
View February Meeting - What You Need to Know about Parallelism on Bing Maps The Free Lunch is Over: What You Need to Know about Parallelism
Presented by Stuart Leitch:
Single thread CPU performance improvements have largely stalled out. The sequential performance “free lunch” most developers enjoyed from hardware advances is over. With the industry shift to multiple core systems, performance has to be realized through concurrency and many developers will find themselves building applications designed to scale as the number of cores increases. This session will provide a broad review of the trends in parallelism and an overview of major patterns for parallelizing your applications.


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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 http://www.communitymegaphone.com/API.aspx. You can also email me for more information.

Tags: Windows Phone, Testing, Webcasts, Community, Windows Azure, SQL, SharePoint, Windows 8, HTML5

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