Events This Week – March 2nd, 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, March 03, 2009 6:30 PM: CMAP: DotNetNuke: CMS for the Masses
Speaker: Hal Hayes
If you want a website that is dynamic, can be configured to enable access to pages and sections based on user roles, and can be modified from within the site itself, then you want a content management system (CMS). When it comes to content management systems, the list of available systems and their features is very long. But if you are looking for an award-winning, open source (i.e. "free") solution that is built on .NET, has a strong product history and user base, has a strong third-party market for add-ons, and is extensible, then DotNetNuke (DNN) is a great solution. Not only is it a great CMS out of the box, but it makes a great application framework.
In this presentation, we will demonstrate and discuss what DNN is, how to install it, use the basic features, management information and users, and extend it when you want to create your own features.
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Thursday, March 05, 2009 2:00 PM: Federal and Military SharePoint Users Group - March Meeting
Greg Galipeau of RDA on Information Architecture in SharePoint.
Josh Klein on Network Acceleration for SharePoint
Meetings are held at the Microsoft office in Friendship Heights.
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Thursday, March 05, 2009 6:00 PM: Richmond .NET: DotNetNuke
Chris Busse presents on DotNetNuke: An Open-Source .NET CMS / web application framework.
Social time starts at 6:00pm, presentation starts at 6:30.
Meeting sponsor: Telerik
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Saturday, March 07, 2009 8:00 AM: Roanoke Code Camp
Western VA Code Camp -- register at:
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Monday, March 09, 2009 6:00 PM: LINQ to SQL in N-Tier applications
Creating an N-Tiered design with clear "separation of concerns" in crucial to successful solutions. However, there have been considerable misconceptions that using LINQ essentially means putting SQL statements directly in the code behinds of web pages. This presentation will create a tiered application from the ground up in order to debunk this misconception. The presentation tier for the application which will be built "on the fly" will not have any knowledge that LINQ is even being used behind the scenes in the data layer. Rather than simple CRUD operations on a single row, the presentation will highlight real-world scenarios with complex objects (e.g., parent/child relationships). The presentation will first show out of the box LINQ auto-generated SQL and then, in minutes, switch to all stored procedures in order to examine the differences. Throughout the talk, the "gotchas" for building N-Tiered LINQ applications will be presented with their appropriate solutions.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 9:00 AM: MSDN Mid-Atlantic Roadshow: Windows Client Technologies
Around the World (of Windows Client Technologies) in 75 minutes
In this session, we'll take a high-level view of the many technologies
available for developing client apps on the Windows platform,
from Windows Forms and WPF for desktop apps, Silverlight for
browser-based rich clients, to desktop/sidebar gadgets
and Windows Mobile, including demos of each.

Create Rich User Experiences with WPF
Windows Presentation Foundation empowers you to build the next-generation of Windows user experiences. WPF supports UI, media, documents, hardware acceleration, vector graphics, scalability to different form factors, interactive data visualization, and superior content readability. In this session we will look into the fundamentals of WPF, its architecture and how you can leverage WPF to create rich apps.

Re-use Your Skills and Code to Expand the Reach of Your Apps with Silverlight
WPF supports creating rich windows client apps, but sometimes you need to run your app in the browser. In this session we will discuss how you can quickly web-ify WPF apps by leveraging technologies like XBAP. To further expand the reach of your app, we'll show how you can take advantage of Silverlight, which is a subset of WPF and shares the XAML markup model of development, but is optimized for a lightweight, cross-platform runtime for the browser which runs not just on Windows, but also on the Mac.

Developing Windows Mobile Applications with Visual Studio 2008
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 provides many improvements for mobile
application development. With the Windows Mobile 6 SDK (or the latest
6.1 SDK) and emulators available in the SDK, developers can quickly and
easily create, debug and deploy mobile apps. In this session,
we review what is new in the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 3.5, and
through several demos and samples discuss how to develop Windows Mobile
client apps, including Silverlight for Mobile apps,
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 6:00 PM: Capital Area SharePoint User Group March 2009 Meeting
Main Speaker - Bill Wolff Topic - Microsoft SharePoint Content Type Bill Wolff is an independent consultant, trainer, and architect specializing in Microsoft development technologies. His company Agility Systems is based in the Philadelphia area. He served as a Solutions Architect in the Microsoft Practice at Unisys Corporation. He ran the consulting firm Wolff Data Systems for 15 years and directed armies of consultants in the dot com world. Bill is founder and President of the user group, a previous INETA board member where he served as Vice President, Speaker Bureau, and involved in several other user communities. Bill was a contributing author on several books. His certifications include trainer, systems engineer, developer, and Microsoft MVP for VB.NET.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 6:00 PM: Hampton Roads .NET Users Group
So you built a User Control for every season. But your curious how to build controls that look like some of the ASP.NET controls like Grid View, Wizard, and every ones favorite the Repeater. This talk will cover the how-to and the why behind using Custom Controls, Composite Controls, and Templated Controls.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 6:30 PM: RockNUG - Functional Programming in .NET
Matthew Podwysocki presents on Functional Programming in .NET
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