Events This Week – April 13th, 2009

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area…this list now includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also now automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar:

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 5:30 PM: PGHDOTNET April Meeting - What's New in Visual Studio 2010
Visual Studio Team System 2010 - A Look Into The Future
VSTS 2010 will be a significant release for Team System, and this is your chance to get ahead of the curve and understand some of the new components of Team System 2010. Ken McArdle, the local VSTS Technology Specialist will go over the new areas of VSTS. The discussion will focus on the topics of:
VSTS Architecture tools changes
Expansion of the VSTS Testing Tools
Team Foundation Server changes
Expanding the reach of VSTS
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009 6:00 PM: Hampton Roads .NET Users Group - April Meeting
Building and Implementing REST services using WCF and LINQ
Abstract - With the release of the .Net 3.5 framework and Visual Studio 2008, building REST services has never been easier for the .Net developer. But what exactly is REST? Why would we use it, and where does it fit within an architecture that is service oriented? This presentation will introduce REST concepts and patterns, dive into an architectural discussion centered around ROA and SOA and will following up with building a REST service using WCF and LINQ. We will then code a client to consume the service. You will walk away from this presentation with a better understanding of REST, why it will work in many scenarios within any size company as well as how to build and expose a rest service.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009 6:00 PM: Capital Area SharePoint User Group April 2009 Meeting
Topic: Microsoft SharePoint Business Intelligence Solutions
Speaker: Honeyhline Oo (Msc Information Systems, MCP, MCTS)
Honeyhline (HoneyLine with the silent “H”) Oo is a Senior SharePoint Developer (Technical Lead) at Lockheed Martin Marine Corps Programs supporting Marine Corps Headquarter (at Navy Annex). Honeyhline most recently worked with National Institute of Health, NIH (created workflow process), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA – Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research OAR and Neighborworks (implemented Intranet SharePoint Portals). Honeyhline has a Development background (ASP.NET C#) and is passionate about Microsoft technologies. Honeyhline has been working with SharePoint 2001, 2003 and 2007 and she is actively involved in many local User Groups.
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Thursday, April 16, 2009 11:00 AM: Brian Harry speaks at TSUG-VE
The TSUG-VE online VSTS user group presents "Brian Harry on VSTS Adoption at Microsoft" Brian Harry is a Microsoft Technical Fellow and serves as the Product Unit Manager for Team Foundation Server - a server based product designed to dramatically improve the productivity, predictability and agility of software development teams by ensuring that all team members have easy access to the information they need to make the right decisions at the right time. Before joining Microsoft Brian worked in two startups - Da Vinci Systems (an early electronic mail company) and One Tree Software (developers of SourceSafe). One Tree Software was acquired by Microsoft in 1994. In '96 Brian and a few others began working on the problem of improving the approachability of our API for the developer masses. Although this started as investigating ways to extend COM it eventually grew into what we now know of as the .NET Framework. For a couple of years, Brian was the Development manager for the Common Language Runtime and then served as the Product Unit Manager through the rest of the V1 and most of the V1.1 product cycle. In 2002 Brian opened a remote development center in North Carolina and formed the Team Foundation Server team.
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Thursday, April 16, 2009 5:00 PM: Advanced developer features in Visual Studio Team System 2010
TSUG-VE, the online VSTS users group presents Microsoft VSTS Program Manager Daryush Laqab. Experience a tour of what’s coming soon in Visual Studio 2010 for debugging, profiling, analyzing and diagnosing your applications so they are capable of 24x7 reliability and of scaling to enterprise loads. Not only will you get to see the features in action, you’ll get a chance to ask questions to a member of the Microsoft team responsible for delivering those features. Come get the inside scoop, and get a leg up on all the other development teams out there!
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Friday, April 17, 2009 2:00 PM: Silverlight 3: April 17 2009 Dev Round Table Meeting
Who: You and the rest of the .NET community.
What: Silverlight 3 with special Guest MVP Bill Reiss (
When: Friday April 17, 2009 2:00 PST
Bill ( has been a Microsoft MVP for the last 3 years, and was just named the first official Silverlight MVP. Bill is active presenting sessions on both Silverlight and XNA Game Studio, and writes blog based tutorials for these technologies as well. He is also authoring a book on Silverlight that will be released in the Silverlight 3 timeframe.
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Thursday, April 23, 2009 6:30 PM: Donald Farmer Presents Tackling the future with Microsoft BI
There is no denying that the global economic situation is challenging. Is your company prepared to weather the storm? Microsoft business intelligence is uniquely positioned to help you find profitable customers & inefficiencies, and save money. This session features guidance on new ways to find value from your existing Microsoft business Intelligence investments, but it also includes a preview of what is to come in the future: New technologies for self-service analysis and self-service reporting that will change the way in which you think about BI. We will outline the major enhancements that SQL server is making for BI in the SQL Server Kilimanjaro release, including the exciting new Project Gemini.
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Saturday, April 25, 2009 7:30 AM: Richmond Code Camp 2009.1
The first Richmond Code Camp of 2009 will be the best one yet! Register at
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