Events This Week – July 26th, 2010

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

  • Using the New Features in Reporting Services 2008 R2
    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:00 AM, Online
    SQL Server Reporting Services has been around for a number of years now and the 2008 R2 release provides DBAs and Developers with a truly enterprise class reporting platform. If your company has not embraced Reporting Services fully yet then now is the time! Come see not only some of the new features that are available but also how you can leverage the environment to provide custom solutions to fit your extensive business needs.
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  • Visual Studio 2010 Community Launch - Roanoke Valley
    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 1:00 PM, Roanoke, VA
    Visual Studio 2010 is now available, and this version of the IDE promises to be the best ever. Come and see presentations on Visual Studio 2010 and the new .NET Framework 4.0 features by top regional speakers. If you are a .NET Developer or would like to learn more about this exciting platform, then you won't want to miss this event! All are welcome to attend, but seating is limited so reserve your spot now! And be sure to tell your friends!
    Come and learn about the exciting changes to Visual Studio and the .NET Framework while you socialize and network with fellow developers. This seminar offers three (3) presentations including:
    * Introduction to .NET Framework 4.0
    * Whirlwind Tour of Visual Studio 2010
    * What's Coming in Windows Phone 7
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  • Introduction to Windows Azure
    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 6:30 PM, Washington, DC
    Join us for the David Makogon's Introduction to Windows Azure presentation.
    6:30 PM - 6:45 PM Pizza! Beverages! Networking!
    6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Sponsor's time
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Introduction to Windows Azure - David Makogon
    8:30 PM - 8:45 PM Raffle for some great giveaways!
    Spread the word, bring a friend, hope to see you there!
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  • DC ALT.NET - ASP.NET MVC View Engines
    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 7:00 PM, Alexandria, VA
    View Engines: Razor, Spark, & NHAML
    You may be asking yourself, "Self, what is a view engine and why would I want one?" A view engine is a library that takes an HTML-like template, converts that template into code, and then executes that code to get HTML for return to the browser. If you're using ASP.Net MVC, you're already using a view engine whether you know it or not: the WebForms view engine.
    In this presentation you'll learn how to install and configure alternatives to the standard WebForms view engine in ASP.Net MVC, and you'll walk away knowing how to utilize them to improve your productivity. The view engines we'll cover are:
    * Razor, the new view engine from Microsoft.
    * Spark, a popular OSS alternative.
    * NHAML, another OSS alternative straight from Ruby-land.
    About Our Speaker:
    Troy Goode is a lead developer with NRECA in Arlington, VA. Previously he worked as a consultant for the World Bank, National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and other agencies & associations in the DC area. He lives in Arlington with his wife and two dogs.
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  • Develop Cloud Computing Apps on
    Thursday, July 29, 2010 7:00 PM, Alexandria, VA
    The development platform makes building applications faster and easier than ever. It includes a database, security, workflow, user interface, and other tools that step you through the process of building powerful business apps, mobile apps, and Web sites. During this meeting Tony Kim will show us how to build and deploy applications on
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  • Parallelism and Performance: Are You Getting Full Return on Your CPU Investment?
    Tuesday, August 03, 2010 12:00 PM, Online
    Presenter: Adam Machanic
    In today's multi-core-driven world, query performance is very much determined by how well you're taking advantage of the processing power at your disposal. Are your big queries using every available clock tick, or are they lagging behind? And if your queries are already going parallel, can they be rewritten for even greater speed? In this session you will learn the background necessary to take full advantage of parallelism. We'll cover what parallelism is, why it's important, and the basics of how to read parallel query plans. Examples will be shown to illustrate some of the huge performance gains that can be had when we learn to properly control SQL Server's parallel processing capabilities. This session is a small preview of some of the material that will be covered in Adam Machanic's full-day PASS Summit post-con, "A Day of Doing Many Things at Once."
    About Adam:
    Adam Machanic is a Boston-based independent database consultant, writer, and speaker. He has been involved in dozens of SQL Server implementations for both high-availability OLTP and large-scale data warehouse applications, and has optimized data access layer performance for several data-intensive applications. Adam has written for numerous web sites and magazines, including SQLblog, Simple Talk, Search SQL Server, SQL Server Professional, CoDe, and VSJ. He has also contributed to several books on SQL Server, including "SQL Server 2008 Internals" (Microsoft Press, 2009) and "Expert SQL Server 2005 Development" (Apress, 2007). Adam regularly speaks at user groups, community events, and conferences on a variety of SQL Server and .NET-related topics. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), and a member of the INETA North American Speakers Bureau.
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  • Ft Lauderdale Online: DALLAS "Azure and Data as a Service", How cloud computing has created a new market for Interactive Data Services
    Tuesday, August 03, 2010 6:30 PM, Online
    08/03/2010 - 6:30 PM - Online - Learn about the new service from Microsoft, code name "Dallas" that will allow your data to be exposed and for you to collect revenue!
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