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Sep 17, 2012

Upcoming Events for September 17th, 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:


Windows 8, HTML5, and JavaScript: Happy Together
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 6:30 PM, Washington, DC
View Windows 8, HTML5, and JavaScript: Happy Together  on Bing Maps In this talk, Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie will show you how you can build polished and functional Windows Store apps for Windows 8 using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. You'll see how you can leverage both your existing skills, as well as markup and code to get you started quickly. Whether you develop games or other apps, HTML and JavaScript provide a powerful combination for building great apps that you can sell through the Windows Store. You'll learn about:
* Working with cloud-based services and JSON data
* Leveraging existing code and markup
* The life cycle of a Windows Store app
* How contracts make your app easier to use.
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Introducing Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012, and Windows Azure
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 9:00 AM, Washington, DC
View Introducing Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012, and Windows Azure on Bing Maps Don't miss your chance to see Windows Server 2012 in action! We've seen hundreds of thousands of downloads of the pre-release versions, thousands of engineers worked on this product - and we couldn't be more proud to share it with you.

Join us at the Cloud OS Signature Series to learn about Windows Server 2012 and a whole host of new features and updates we've made to Windows Azure, System Center, and Visual Studio this year.

- Windows Server 2012 is at the heart of the "Cloud Operating System (OS)" and delivers on the promises of a modern data center to bring you the economics, agility and innovation of cloud both on your premises and off.

- Combined with Windows Azure and System Center, there is no better platform for connecting to data and services across on-premises and public.

- And now with Visual Studio 2012, we offer a comprehensive family of products for every organization, team and individual developer that wants to modernize or create exciting apps to run on-premises or in the cloud.

At this one-day event, you will hear directly from our Redmond-based product team and Microsoft technology evangelists who will share what’s new with Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure, Visual Studio, and System Center 2012. You will have the opportunity to engage with our experts and get hands-on with the technology to see how you can build your modern datacenter.

This event will be held at the JW Marriott hotel in Washington, DC.
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IaaS Virtual Machines for Windows
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 10:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon Did you know you can now do Infrastructure as a Service 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 the new Virtual Machines (IaaS) feature, focusing oin creating and composing Windows VMs in the cloud. You'll see how to use the cloud with full portability of workloads between the cloud and your enterprise.
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PASS Performance Virtual Chapter
Thursday, September 27, 2012 2:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Our speaker this month is Jeff Renz. Jeff will be presenting “I feel the need…the need for speed”.

Abstract: Every project that I worked on I’ve always felt that users want everything to be fast…really fast. Since we tend to be constrained by time and money we want to best leverage the tools and techniques that make the project successful….”fast”. With the introduction of SQL 2012 we need to understand what we get by implementing a SQL Server 2012 solution. That led me to these questions:
Is SQL Server 2012 really faster and more efficient then SQL Server 2008 R2 when I load data and query data? Does a SQL Server 20012 Tabular model perform the same as a SQL 2012 Dimensional Model? Are there really any performance differences when loading data using SSIS 2012 compared to other data loading approaches? Does SQL Server 2012 offer me anything specific that would cause me to change how I would design my database to take advantage of new performance features? Find out the answers to these questions and more in my session.

BIO: Jeff Renz has developed databases using SQL Server for over 13 years, primarily focused on global manufacturing and supply chain data collection and reporting. In the past 2 years he has implemented two large data warehouses using data vault architecture for Abound Solar. Jeff has a Bachelors degree in computer science and a Masters degree in operations research from the Colorado School of Mines. Jeff is a Certified Data Vault Data Modeler by the Genesee Academy.
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Capital Area Software Testing Forum, Hosted by Microsoft
Friday, September 21, 2012 9:00 AM, Reston, VA
View Capital Area Software Testing Forum, Hosted by Microsoft on Bing Maps Microsoft and ALP International Invite You to Attend the 2012 National Capital Area Software Testing Forum

This free half-day event featuring talks by specialists in the software testing industry will be held on September 21 and we hope you can attend.

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Networking

9:00 – 9:15 State of Testing, Andrew Pollner, Chair

9:15 – 9:45 What’s new for Testing in VS 2012 Test Professional:
-Overview Testing Solution (2010)
-VS2012, new features for QA Teams
Presented by: Brian Jordan from Microsoft

9:45 – 10:45 Microsoft and HP in a blended Environment:
-HP and Microsoft comparison
-Using both products in a QA organization
Presented by: Ed Reynolds from ALPI

10:45 – 11:00 BREAK

11:00 – 11:45 Agile Dev/Test under a Waterfall - Introducing the GovDev Processes:
-Introduction to Processes
-Demo of features most relevant to QA teams
Presented by: Brian Jordan from Microsoft

11:45 – Noon Q&A/Open Discussion
[ Event Details | Map & Directions | Add To Calendar ] - Getting Async with C# 5 and MVC
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 6:30 PM, Vienna, VA
View - Getting Async with C# 5 and MVC on Bing Maps We'll take an in-depth look at the async functionality in MVC3 and MVC4, and how C# 5 makes it easier than ever to develop Asynchronous web applications. Async web applications are becoming more important and relevant as the demand and functionality of them increases, how efficiently we use our resources must also increase. We'll not only learn how to write async web applications, but demonstrate why it is important.
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RADNUG - Knockout.js and Single Page Apps
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 6:30 PM, Spotsylvania, VA
View RADNUG - Knockout.js and Single Page Apps on Bing Maps Come hear Joel Cochran speak on knockout.js and single page apps at RADNUG's September meeting.
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Richmond SharePoint User Group September Meeting
Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:00 PM, Glen Allen, VA
View Richmond SharePoint User Group September Meeting on Bing Maps TBD
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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: Windows 8, HTML5, JavaScript, Visual Studio, Windows Azure, SQL, Testing, ASP.NET, MVC, Async, Single Page Apps, SharePoint, User Groups, Community

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