Events This Week – March 21st, 2011

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:

  • Frederick Web Tech: Intro to Windows Phone 7
    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 7:00 PM, Frederick, MD
    Windows Phone 7 may be the new kid on the block, but the marketplace for applications is growing quickly, with over 6,000 apps available just a few short months after launch. If you want to get in while there’s still plenty of room to be a category leader, now’s the time to start developing your applications.
    In this talk, Microsoft developer evangelist G. Andrew Duthie will introduce Windows Phone 7 from a developer perspective, and demonstrate the free tools you can use to create beautiful, functional applications for this platform. Developers who have used Silverlight or .NET will find a familiar environment, based in Visual Studio and Expression Blend, while those new to the Microsoft stack will find an intuitive and straightforward platform for mobile development.
    We’ll also talk about the process of signing up for the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, and the steps involved in getting your app approved, as well as some tips to avoid multiple trips through the approval process.
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  • Windows Azure Fun Stuff
    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 5:45 PM, Frederick, MD
    This talk is all about Windows Azure. David Makogon will show some neat stuff you can do, such as startup tasks, remote desktop, data caching and more! He'll also show the easiest way to get set up, get trained, and get free Windows Azure accounts.
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  • [Webinar] Learn how to prevent software bugs
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 9:00 AM, Online
    Did you know you can prevent software bugs?
    Everyone hates software bugs but most people don’t know that over 90% of software bugs are preventable, recurring bugs that can be pinpointed and fixed in the development process.
    To learn how, please sign up:
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  • Monthly Public Sector Developer Dinner Event: Developing and Customizing Office 2010 Solutions for SharePoint 2010 - March 23, 2011
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 5:30 PM, Reston, VA
    Welcome to the monthly public sector developer dinner event. We will focus on SharePoint 2010 Development. This session will highlight several techniques of extending Microsoft Office to build custom applications that interact with SharePoint 2010. The techniques covered will leverage Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office and the Open XML SDK to build applications that seamlessly stand on top of the Office desktop applications and a SharePoint server infrastructure. This talk will include demonstrations and code walkthroughs that will highlight best practices, design patterns, and more importantly what not to do. We will build new Office interfaces, merge data and documents, and even completely automate the generation of documents on the server.
    Speaker:Ed Hild is the Technology Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, VA specializing in Portal and Collaboration solutions. At the MTC, he meets daily with both commercial- and public-sector customer to discuss business requirements and map them to the Microsoft platform. He helps customers understand product features, best practices, and necessary customizations for them to realize SharePoint’s full potential. Ed is a dynamic speaker and has previously presented at Microsoft Dev Days, Tech Ed, and Microsoft SharePoint Conference events as well as many local area user groups. He published an advanced SharePoint developer book through Apress entitled “Pro SharePoint 2010 Solution Development.” Ed’s previous experiences include a high school teacher, government contractor, and lead developer at a Microsoft partner.
    Zune HD will be raffled at the conclusion of the dinner.
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  • Richmond SharePoint User Group Monthly Meeting
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:00 PM, Richmond, VA
    The Richmond SharePoint User Group reaches the SharePoint community in the metro Richmond area and beyond. The group was formed in March 2008 by four founding sponsors in metro Richmond--Dominion Digital, CapTech Ventures, Ironworks, and TCSC, along with Microsoft.
    We seek to build community among SharePoint enthusiasts for learning, sharing, and connecting. Our group consists of professionals from all SharePoint roles and from a broad cross section of business sectors, including the private sector, legal, education, state and federal government, nonprofit and for profit companies and organizations.
    For questions or comments, please contact us at
    Follow us on Twitter @richmondsug. Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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