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May 14, 2012

Upcoming Events for May 14th, 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:

DC

Security Development Conference
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 8:00 AM, Washington, DC
View Security Development Conference  on Bing Maps Industry and government decision makers are increasingly aware that operational security protections and regulatory compliance are insufficient in protecting global applications and infrastructures. Organizations are realizing the value of secure development practices and seek to accelerate adoption and articulate this value to management.

The inaugural Security Development Conference 2012 (SDC 2012) will bring together industry professionals to network and learn from security experts about secure development practices. SDC 2012 will include information for leaders in software engineering, process and business management who are responsible for implementing or accelerating the adoption and effectiveness of secure development practices in their organizations.

 

MD

Microsoft Public Sector 1-Day Win8 Dev Camp Event
Thursday, May 24, 2012 9:00 AM, Chevy Chase, MD
View Microsoft Public Sector 1-Day Win8 Dev Camp Event on Bing Maps The agenda will include the following topics:
•Introduction to Windows 8 and the new Windows Store
•Designing a Metro Style App
•Building Metro Style Apps with HTML and JavaScript
•Building Metro Style Apps with XAML: What .NET Developers Need to Know
•Integrating the Windows 8 Experience with Contracts
•How and When Metro Style Apps Run
•Contoso CookBook Hands on Lab and General Hackathon



Microsoft PubSec Live - Win8 At Night: Everything web developers must know to build Metro style apps.
Thursday, May 24, 2012 6:00 PM, Chevy Chase, MD
View Microsoft PubSec Live - Win8 At Night: Everything web developers must know to build Metro style apps. 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 async design, and the seamless integration with the operating system that will let you create great Metro style apps.



Metro Friday Hackathon - Chevy Chase
Friday, May 25, 2012 10:00 AM, Chevy Chase, MD
View Metro Friday Hackathon - Chevy Chase on Bing Maps Join us on three Fridays in May for Metro Friday Hackathons. We want to provide you with an event where you can join us and your peers and co-work on your projects with specific goals in mind. Bring a computer and ideas.

What: Hackathon for Metro style Apps on Win8 or for Windows Phone
When: 10am – 4pm, May 11, 18, 25
Where: Microsoft offices in the DC metro area, see below for specific dates/locations
Who: Anyone. We’ll be there, you should too!
Registration: Just drop a note to http://devhammer.net/contact, and let me know that you’re in

Ideas on what you could do:

- Publish your Windows Phone app during the hackathon!
- Profile your Windows 8 Metro app to qualify for early Windows Store access
- Evaluate your Windows Phone app for SDK 7.1.1 256mb emulator compatibility
- Work on a project with experienced folks to help you
- Jump start your Windows 8 or Windows Phone developer experience, cowork for a Day!

Dates and Locations:
- May 11 - Microsoft Chevy Chase Office, 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD (room 7027)
- May 18 - Microsoft Reston Office, 12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA (rooms 3026 & 3028)
- May 25 (this event) - Microsoft Chevy Chase Office, 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD (room 7027)
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Online

MoDev Developer TechCast: Porting your Government Apps from iPhone to Windows Phone
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 2:00 PM, n/a, Online
Online Event Icon You have successfully built your government app for iPhone and now you would like to further expand your customer base. The Windows Phone team has developed techniques, technology and best practices to make the process of porting your app much easier. This webcast will walk you through the process of taking your government iPhone 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 iPhone solution.



Webinar – Introduction to Unit Testing
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 10:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon Software testing isn’t just a task for QA. In order to prevent bugs and release quality code to market, you also need developer testing, including unit testing. Discover why you should start unit testing, and how you can get started with automated tests quickly.

Learn:

• Benefits of unit testing
• xUnit Frameworks
• The difference between unit testing and test driven development (TDD).

Join this webinar to learn what you need to know in order to start testing today.

Examples will be in C++.
When: Wednesday May 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM Eastern US, 15:00 United Kingdom, 16:00 Central Europe
To sign up, click here: http://www.typemock.com/introduction-to-unit-testing-may


This will be a vendor-neutral webinar. Typemock will also be raffling off copies of Typemock Isolator++, the most professional mocking framework for C/C++.
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Microsoft Developer Tools Webcast Series: Legacy App Maintenance with Visual Studio & TFS
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 2:00 PM, n/a, Online
Online Event Icon This webcast is intended for any individual involved in software development & related processes, who would like to know more about leveraging Visual Studio & MSDN Subscriptions to more effectively maintain & advance legacy application projects. In this session, we will cover topics such as migrating legacy code (Best Practices & partners that have great tooling), maintaining projects until they are retired, upgrading from Visual SourceSafe & other SCCM products to Team Foundation Server and other related technologies. In the end, we hope this webcast will give you the information you need to make the best decisions in when to advance your development projects & technologies, as well as how to move forward when the time is right.



SQL Server Table Partitioning by Mike Fal
Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Eating The Elephant: SQL Server Table Partitioning

Is your table fat? Do you need to manage a table that has billions of rows within it and are overwhelmed by index rebuilds that take more than 12 hours? SQL Server's table partitioning gives the DBA the tools to manage this beast and support very large tables in a way where index management and data retrieval does not become unwieldy. This presentation will take you step by step through choosing an appropriate partitioning key, setting up the partitioning on the table, and finally maintaining the partitions.

Mike Fal

Mike Fal is a musician turned SQL Server DBA, with 10+ years of experience along with some brief excursions into Oracle and Netezza. He has worked in several different industries, including healthcare, software development, marketing, and manufacturing and has experience supporting databases from 1 GB to 4 TB in size. Mike received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1996 and has been caught playing trombone in public on more than one occasion.

Contact URL: http://www.mikefal.net/
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Using Typemock Isolator to speed up the development of SharePoint Web Parts
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 8:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon Many Web Parts in SharePoint render for capturing data that is stored in a SharePoint list. This means that to test the Web Part you have to load the the Web Part within a SharePoint server. Then how do you test it?


During this webinar, Richard Fennell will show how you can use Typemock Isolator to allow the development and testing of your Web Part without the need to keep redeploying it to SharePoint to check every minor change



Everything web developers must know to build Metro style apps
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 2:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon 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.


PA

TechNet Events Presents - IT Camp: The Future of IT
Thursday, May 17, 2012 9:00 AM, Pittsburgh, PA
View TechNet Events Presents - IT Camp: The Future of IT on Bing Maps Mark your calendar, set up a reminder, and join us at our IT Camp as we further “The Future of IT” event series. We will begin with the essentials of Microsoft Hyper-V and advance to real-world topics on Hyper-V manager, virtual networks, processes and operations on virtual machines, etc. This is an exciting opportunity to learn Hyper-V with hands-on* experience and gain technical insights of the technology in a relative short period of time. For many It professionals, a TechNet event is also a gathering to connect with those with similar professional interests and grow the community. Come and take this important step to get started on becoming the next private cloud expert in your organization. Seating is limited so reserve your place now!



Windows Developer Camp
Thursday, May 24, 2012 9:00 AM, Malvern, PA
View Windows Developer Camp on Bing Maps Windows 8 changes everything.

Combining the broad reach of Windows, best-in-class developer tools, a reimagined user experience, support for new chipsets, and a built-in Store with industry-leading business terms — Windows 8 is the largest developer opportunity, ever.

Join us for this free, full-day event designed to share all the knowledge you need to start building Metro-style applications for Windows 8 – today. We’ll begin by showing you how to use Visual Studio to code fast, fluid, immersive and beautiful Metro-style applications in HTML5/JavaScript, XAML/C# and C/C++. Your existing investments in these languages carry forward, making Windows a no-compromise platform for developers.

Whatever language you choose, your app gets deep integration with the Windows shell, including notifications, live tiles, deep links, and contracts with other apps. And now you can build once and support all Windows customers, no matter what type of PC they have – from tablets to laptops to convertibles to desktops.

We’ll cap the day off with an open, hands-on lab session. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your dream application underway, or finish that app you’ve already started – with Windows 8 experts available to guide you through every step. Bring your laptop to join in the fun and show off your killer app.

Get started now!

Prerequisites:
Please bring a notebook computer and your personal identification. Also, check out the Windows Dev Center, where you can download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

VA

Charlottesville Microsoft Developer Group Meeting
Thursday, May 17, 2012 6:00 PM, Charlottesville , VA
View Charlottesville Microsoft Developer Group Meeting on Bing Maps This month we have 2 presentations lined up:

MVC 4 - A Look Forward
ASP.NET MVC 4 is a significant release shipping later this year that brings with it some exciting new capabilities. Learn about the new Web API, mobile features, Razor enhancements, Single Page Application support with Knockout.js and Upshot.js, async language integration, and more.

Windows 8 Metro Apps in HTML5 and JavaScript
In this talk, Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie will walk you through his experiences in developing Metro style apps for Windows 8 using HTML5 and JavaScript. As part of the discussion, you’ll learn about the importance of solid JavaScript coding practices, how and when Metro style apps run, and why you should build at least one application using the Grid or Split application templates included with the Visual Studio 11 beta. Code reuse and the importance of Contracts in Metro style apps will also be covered.



VMware's vision, strategy and direction for the Cloud
Thursday, May 17, 2012 6:30 PM, Arlington, VA
View VMware Curtis Brazier will present VMware's vision, strategy and direction for Cloud Computing as they move into 2012 and beyond. The session will include exposure to VMware's strategy for IaaS, PaaS, DaaS (Data as a Service) and end user consumption. VMware will discuss the technology that makes this vision and strategy come to life and how they see the market adoption from private, hybrid and service provider cloud computing.



Cap Area - Client/Dev (formerly Silverlight) SIG - Intro to Windows 8 using XAML - Van Van Lowe
Thursday, May 17, 2012 7:00 PM, Arlington, VA
View Cap Area - Client/Dev (formerly Silverlight) SIG - Intro to Windows 8 using XAML - Van Van Lowe   on Bing Maps Abstract:

In this session you will see how to create a Metro App using Xaml and C#. You will learn how to use the new templates in Visual Studio to create a metro app. You will also learn to make changes to these basic templates so that you can customize your metro app. We will also go over new features of metro app such as the charms and the app bar.

Bio:

Van, a Senior Web Developer for Innervisions Software, Inc. since 1996, started programming Mainframes using COBOL, JCL for a fortune 100 company. Van has been a line of business application developer for over 30 years. In 2003 Van started developing application professionally with .Net specializing ASP.Net.

Van is currently the leader of the Cap Area .Net Client/Dev (formerly Silverlight) Special Interest Group. He spends his spare time creating Lightswitch applications for Prince William Special Olympics. He has recently deployed a couple of Lightswitch applications.
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Metro Friday Hackathon - Reston
Friday, May 18, 2012 10:00 AM, Reston, VA
View Metro Friday Hackathon - Reston on Bing Maps Join us on three Fridays in May for Metro Friday Hackathons. We want to provide you with an event where you can join us and your peers and co-work on your projects with specific goals in mind. Bring a computer and ideas.

What: Hackathon for Metro style Apps on Win8 or for Windows Phone
When: 10am – 4pm, May 11, 18, 25
Where: Microsoft offices in the DC metro area, see below for specific dates/locations
Who: Anyone. We’ll be there, you should too!
Registration: Just drop a note to http://devhammer.net/contact, and let me know that you’re in

Ideas on what you could do:

- Publish your Windows Phone app during the hackathon!
- Profile your Windows 8 Metro app to qualify for early Windows Store access
- Evaluate your Windows Phone app for SDK 7.1.1 256mb emulator compatibility
- Work on a project with experienced folks to help you
- Jump start your Windows 8 or Windows Phone developer experience, cowork for a Day!

Dates and Locations:

- May 11 - Microsoft Chevy Chase Office, 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD (room 7027)
- May 18 (this event) - Microsoft Reston Office, 12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA (rooms 3026 & 3028)
- May 25 - Microsoft Chevy Chase Office, 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD (room 7027)
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Caparea.net - 50 HTML5/CSS3 Features in 100 Minutes
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:30 PM, Vienna, VA
View Caparea.net - 50 HTML5/CSS3 Features in 100 Minutes  on Bing Maps From Application Cache to Web Workers - we will be introducing fifty (or more) new cross-browser HTML tags, attributes, JavaScript APIs, and CSS features available to web developers.



Microsoft PubSec Live - Win8 At Night: Everything web developers must know to build Metro style apps.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 6:00 PM, Reston, VA
View Microsoft PubSec Live - Win8 At Night: Everything web developers must know to build Metro style apps. 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 async design, and the seamless integration with the operating system that will let you create great Metro style apps.



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: User Groups, Webcasts, Windows 8, Metro, HTML5, Windows Phone, Hackathon, XAML, MVC, Cloud, SharePoint, SQL, Visual Studio, TFS, Testing

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