Events This Week – April 20th, 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:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 6:30 PM: Frederick .NET User Group April Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Intro Topic: SQL Server Performance with Jeremy Kadlec
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Pizza/Networking
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Main Topic: Coding for Fun and Profit with Jeff Schoolcraft
Main Topic Description: A casual show and tell–with audience participation of course–of fun ways to keep your edge (and sanity). The happy side effect is you’re learning and hopefully becoming more marketable to your current employer or getting enough sparks to ignite the fire and be your own boss. This isn’t a technical session, per se, but bring your laptops and be ready to code.
Speaker Bio: Jeff Schoolcraft is the founder of The Queue, Incorporated; a consulting shop that writes software and helps write software better. He has been in the .NET space from nearly the beginning and is still, occasionally, writing web applications in C#. Though more and more of his time is spent in the arms of another language, ruby. He tries to organize a couple Code Camps a year and is hoping to find a developer community that isn’t over an hour away. When he’s not immersed in code he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.
8:30 PM - 8:45 PM - Raffle/Prizes!
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Thursday, April 23, 2009 6:00 PM: Cloud Computing User Group Meeting
Topic: Introduction to Live Services & the Live Framework
Presenter: Chris Rolon of Neudesic
In this session we will discuss Microsoft Live Services and the Live framework. This is an introduction to the various services offered with an in depth look at Windows Live ID.
Registration is available at the link below.
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12012 Sunset Hills Rd.
Microsoft Technology Center
Reston, VA 20190
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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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Monday, April 27, 2009 7:00 PM: NOVA SQL Server Users Group Meeting
Main Session Title: Storage Performance
Speaker: Joe Chang, Independent Consultant
Abstract: Understand how to set meaningful IO performance requirements for SQL Server environments. A discussion on IO performance at the component and complete system level. Examine the IO characteristics of some common SQL operations.
Short Session: Title: Realize the Value of Information
Speaker: Dave Marrow, Agilex Technologies, Inc.
Abstract: One of the key differentiators for Microsoft SQL Server is the rich toolset that it provides for managing and exploiting data. During this session, the director of Agilex’ Microsoft Center for Enterprise Performance will outline Agilex’ strategies for helping company’s fully leveraging this enterprise-class workhorse.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 7:00 PM: CMAP .NET Essentials
This SIG implements a complete ASP.NET application from the requirements all the way to the final deployment. This session features Randy Hayes, CMAP President, who will presenting on the .NET languages generics features and the SQL reporting services.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:00 PM: Richmond SharePoint User Group (Lunch)
Join us for our regular lunch meeting and special afternoon Q&A seminar with Joel Oleson, Quest.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 7:00 PM: Silverlight & SharePoint: Perfect Together
Silverlight is one of the most exciting things to come out of Microsoft lately. In this session, Sahil cooks up a practical and interesting completely hands-on demonstration of how to use Silverlight in SharePoint. Not only does he talk of various details of Silverlight, along with proper deployment of Silverlight projects in SharePoint, he also mixes WCF and demonstrates using Silverlight with full access to the SharePoint object model. You should attend if you are interested in either Silverlight, SharePoint, WCF, or any mixture of the above. About the speaker: Sahil Malik has been a Microsoft MVP & INETA Speaker for many years, author of many books and numerous articles, consultant and trainer who delivers training and talks at conferences internationally. His talks are full of humor and practical nuggets. His talks tend to get very highly charged, fast moving, and highly interactive. Sahil likes to maintain a balance and learn as much as possible of all Microsoft technologies, and thus completely ignores the balance in his life. You should check out his site at
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