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Jun 12, 2012

Upcoming Events for June 12th, 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:

DC

HTTP the Right Way with ASP.NET Web API and MVC 4
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 6:30 PM, Washington, DC
View HTTP the Right Way with ASP.NET Web API and MVC 4  on Bing Maps Modern web applications have seen an explosion in Web API creation. Twitter, Facebook, Google, Azure, you name it – it is becoming essential to provide a Web API so that consumers can build applications and mashups on top of your services. Web 2.0 has shown a trend away from SOAP towards a REST architecture style. With the new ASP.NET Web API, Microsoft is now providing first-class support for HTTP services including tools to apply the richness of a REST architectural style. This demo heavy presentation will show how the new ASP.NET Web API will enable you to build rich HTTP services in a REST architectural style while leveraging custom media types, custom HTTP handlers, jQuery and more! The presentation will also cover new features of MVC 4 including Razor enhancements, support for mobile apps, and single page applications.
Speaker Bio:

Steve Michelotti is a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP and an Architect/Developer for Applied Information Sciences (AIS). He has consulted at Advertising.com/AOL 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:www.geekswithblogs.net/michelotti
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MD

RockNUG Release 6.0
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
View RockNUG Release 6.0 on Bing Maps Technical Center - Room 232
Montgomery College (Rockville Campus)
Going beyond the Soft in Software: Programming with Kinect and .NET Gadgeteer
- G. Andrew Duthie
Join Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie (aka Devhammer) for a tour of some of the fun new ways you can leverage your .NET coding skills to drive hardware. We'll look at the Kinect SDK for Windows, as well as the .NET Micro Framework, and the brand-new .NET Gadgeteer open hardware specification, and how its modular architecture opens up the world of embedded device development and rapid prototyping to even those who've never held a soldering iron. Learn about both fun and practical things you can do by adding a little spice of hardware to your software recipes in this demo-driven talk!
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.

6:30 - 7:00 n00b Presentation: TBD

7:00 - 7:30 Pizza/Announcements

7:30 - 9:00 Going beyond the Soft in Software: Programming with Kinect and .NET Gadgeteer - G. Andrew Duthie
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The Windows 8 platform for Metro style apps
Thursday, June 14, 2012 6:00 PM, Chevy Chase, MD
View The Windows 8 platform for Metro style apps on Bing Maps Windows 8 is Windows re-imagined. Join this session to learn about the new platform for building Metro style applications. Get an understanding of the platform design tenets, the programming language choices, and the integration points with the operating system and across Metro style apps.



Everything web developers must know to build Metro style app
Thursday, June 21, 2012 6:00 PM, Chevy Chase, MD
View Everything web developers must know to build Metro style app on Bing Maps Learn how you can use your web skills to build Windows 8 Metro style apps. In this session you’ll discover how to harness the rich capabilities of Windows 8 through JavaScript and Windows Runtime. You will learn about navigation, user experience patterns and controls, inherent asynchronous design, and the seamless integration with the operating system that will let you create great Metro style apps.



Bring your apps to life with tile and notifications
Thursday, June 28, 2012 6:00 PM, Chevy Chase, MD
View Bring your apps to life with tile and notifications on Bing Maps Tiles draw users back into your app by awakening your tile on the Start screen. Notifications delivered through the Windows Push Notification Service draw your users back into your app even when it's not running. In this session you will learn how to implement Tiles and Notifications and how to create tiles that let users personalize their Start screen by creating deep links to specific places within your app.


Online

MoDev Developer TechCast: Porting your Government Apps from Android to Windows Phone
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 2:00 PM, n/a, Online
Online Event Icon Windows Phone has quickly gained traction with developers as an attractive platform for expanding an application market. Windows Phone now offers worldwide distribution channels. So as an Android developer interested in tapping the growing potential of Windows Phone, porting your app becomes an important milestone. This webcast will walk you through the process of taking your government Android app and successfully migrating it to Windows Phone. We will discuss existing open data sources, user experience, navigation, services, application life cycle, language considerations, tools and much more!

Join us for this webcast and you'll have a chance to win a brand new developer device to get you started in migrating your current Android solution.



Cut your Business Application Development Time in Half! by Giovanni Spiteri, CRM Practice Lead, Slalom Consulting
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon Run a dynamic and agile business by leveraging Microsoft solutions to optimize your IT investments.

7 Benefits - By using Microsoft Applications, organizations can:

1. Cut development time by 50% or greater
2. Create applications that are easy to use
3. Create easy to integrate applications
4. Reduce the need for specialized developers
5. Deploy your solutions to the cloud
6. Create applications that are social and mobile
7. Create applications easy to govern, run and administer

Microsoft Applications will enable you to:

• Stop worrying about infrastructure and technology and focus on business capability
• Deploy applications in the cloud
• Retire and reenergize existing business applications like Lotus Notes, SAP and others
• Make your applications social and mobile
• Accelerate adoption and training with consistent look and feel
• Lower your Total Cost of Ownership

Microsoft’s solution is xRM, a framework for creating line of business applications on proven Microsoft technologies.

Put to work the billions of dollars Microsoft spends on R&D.

I invite you to join Slalom Consulting, one of Microsoft’s top-tier go-to partners, for an overview of xRM including demonstrations of practical business examples.

Dynamics CRM: Cut Your Business Application Development Time in Half!
June 13th, 2012
10:00 – 11:00am CST

Register here today! Or Contact Slalom for further details.
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Bring your apps to life with tile and notifications
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 2:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Tiles draw users back into your app by awakening your tile on the Start screen. Notifications delivered through the Windows Push Notification Service draw your users back into your app even when it's not running. In this session you will learn how to implement Tiles and Notifications and how to create tiles that let users personalize their Start screen by creating deep links to specific places within your app.



How and when Metro style apps run
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Learn the fundamentals of Process Lifetime Management and how to structure your app to suspend and resume quickly, save app states properly, and behave consistently. For media or real-time communications, we will show you how to keep your experiences available and always connected, while still letting Windows manage the system resources to provide a great end-user experience and long-lasting battery life.



VS11 for Windows 8: Beyond Code: App Development for the Modern World
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 2:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Details to follow!



PASS Performance Virtual Chapter
Thursday, June 28, 2012 2:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Performance Tuning for Pirates by John Sterrett
If you need to improve the performance of your SQL Server instances and cannot purchase 3rd party tools this session is for you. I will help improve your performance tuning process while using several free tools. Through this presentation we will go over wait stats, dynamic management objects, perfmon, PAL, SQL Trace, ClearTrace, SQL Nexus and SQLDiag.


PA

Philadelphia VFP User Group
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 7:00 PM, Fort Washington, PA
View Philadelphia VFP User Group on Bing Maps Tamar Granor will do a preview of her Southwest Fox session “Try Thor’s Terrific Tools.”

Abstract: The VFPX project, Thor, includes dozens of tools to aid in development. In this session, we'll look at some of what Thor has to offer. The session will explore as many Thor tools as time allows, including Document View, Create Locals, Compare Objects, and much more. We'll also see how to make any Thor tool available with a keyboard shortcut. We’ll also look at how to add your own tools to Thor.



VA

The Windows 8 platform for Metro style apps
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 6:00 PM, Reston, VA
View The Windows 8 platform for Metro style apps on Bing Maps Windows 8 is Windows re-imagined. Join this session to learn about the new platform for building Metro style applications. Get an understanding of the platform design tenets, the programming language choices, and the integration points with the operating system and across Metro style apps.



Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow
Friday, June 15, 2012 1:00 PM, Reston, VA
View Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow on Bing Maps Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn how Windows Server 2012 manages multiple servers and devices, enables private cloud IT infrastructure, wins the battle of shrinking storage options, and leads the way as a virtualization platform.



Everything web developers must know to build Metro style app
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 6:00 PM, Reston, VA
View Everything web developers must know to build Metro style app on Bing Maps Learn how you can use your web skills to build Windows 8 Metro style apps. In this session you’ll discover how to harness the rich capabilities of Windows 8 through JavaScript and Windows Runtime. You will learn about navigation, user experience patterns and controls, inherent asynchronous design, and the seamless integration with the operating system that will let you create great Metro style apps.



Bring your apps to life with tile and notifications
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 6:00 PM, Reston, VA
View Bring your apps to life with tile and notifications on Bing Maps Tiles draw users back into your app by awakening your tile on the Start screen. Notifications delivered through the Windows Push Notification Service draw your users back into your app even when it's not running. In this session you will learn how to implement Tiles and Notifications and how to create tiles that let users personalize their Start screen by creating deep links to specific places within your app.



Caparea.net - Embrace Async - Brian Noyes (MVP/RD)
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 6:30 PM, Vienna, VA
View Caparea.net - Embrace Async - Brian Noyes (MVP/RD) on Bing Maps Async is the new sync. Face it, no one likes to write asynchronous, multithreaded code. Well, no one in their right mind anyway. But more and more we need to do it, especially on the client side. Silverlight and WinRT make us do just about anything that doesn't involve the UI itself using asynchronous APIs. With the new async keywords being added to C# and VB, as well as the async patterns of JavaScript, we have the tools to make async a bit easier to deal with. This session will start by presenting the new async keywords in C# and the way you can write sequential discontinuous code. Then you will learn some of what is going on under the covers and how you can address more advanced and optimized scenarios by working with Tasks directly. You will also get a brief exposure to the Parallel class and PLINQ for dealing with collections in an async way. After this session, you will be able to approach asynchronous programming with calm confidence that the code you write will be readable and easy to understand, while still non-blocking and performant.



Mid-Atlantic Developer Expo (MADExpo)
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 8:00 AM, Hampton, VA
View Mid-Atlantic Developer Expo (MADExpo) on Bing Maps The Mid Atlantic Developer Expo was born out of discussions among the community, and a desire to combine some of the efforts and energy that drives the great user groups and code camps in the area into an event that would bring together diverse groups of developers and technologists, and provide a great environment for learning and inspiration.

Whether it's web development with ASP.NET or PHP, Kinect hacking, mobile development, or programming microcontrollers like Arduino and Netduino, the goal of MADExpo is to provide sessions and ongoing demos to teach and inspire.

By bringing together developers, hardware enthusiasts, students, and other technologists in a single conference, it is our hope that we will create an environment ripe for collaboration and creativity, and inspire the next generation of software and hardware development.

Tickets are $199 for 3 days of great developer and hardware hacker content and demos.



Richmond SharePoint User Group June Meeting
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 12:00 PM, Richmond, VA
View Richmond SharePoint User Group June Meeting on Bing Maps Topic: SharePoint Maturity and User Adoption: Assessing your Deployment from Two Complimentary Viewpoints



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

Tags: Windows 8, Metro, Community, User Groups, .NET Gadgeteer, Kinect, SharePoint, Webcasts, FoxPro, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, ASP.NET, MVC, Web API

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