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Sep 26, 2012

Upcoming Events for September 26th, 2012

NOTE: My talk, "Windows 8, HTML5, and JavaScript: Happy Together," at the DC .NET User Group was rescheduled last week, due to the local tornado warnings, the rescheduled talk is TONIGHT. Details below.

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
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 6:30 PM, Washington, DC
View Windows 8, HTML5, and JavaScript: Happy Together  on Bing Maps UPDATE: Rescheduled due to inclement weather.

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.


Deploying IIS 8 on Server Core 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 9:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon In this lab. We will deploy IIS 8 on Server Core 2012 using a Windows 8 client and some of the management tools in Windows Server 2012. The link to this video will be made available on the 26th of September
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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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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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Richmond Code Camp 2012
Saturday, October 06, 2012 8:00 AM, Richmond, VA
View Richmond Code Camp 2012 on Bing Maps The next Richmond Code Camp will be held at the University of Richmond on Saturday, October 6th 2012. It's totally free. No gimmicks. No sales pitches. Enjoy breakfast and lunch at no charge while you mingle with your peers and enjoy over 40 awesome sessions covering a wide range of software development topics.
[ Event Details | Map & Directions | Add To Calendar ]

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: Code Camps, User Groups, Community, Windows 8, SharePoint, SQL

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