Events this Week – September, 7th, 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:

  • PASS Performance VC Presents: Andy Warren - Introduction to SQL Server Statistics
    Tuesday, September 07, 2010 12:00 PM, Online
    This beginner to intermediate level session will introduce you to statistics, including how to create, manage, troubleshoot, and more! Statistics are a key part of getting solid and repeatable performance and is easily just as important as having indexes. Whether you're a DBA or trying to get by without one, this session will give you the information you need to know.
    Speaker: Andy Warren
    About Andy:
    Andy Warren is a SQL trainer focusing on basic administration and performance tuning, he runs the free training site, is currently a SQL Server MVP, blogs daily at, started the SQLSaturday franchise, is co-President of the Orlando SQL Server Users Group, serves as a member of the Board of Directors of PASS, and was a founding partner in In his remaining free time he’s working on a book for first time managers.
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  • Ft Lauderdale Online - Introduction to the Task Parallel Library - Herve Roggero - Pyn Logic
    Tuesday, September 07, 2010 6:30 PM, , Online
    09/07/2010 - 6:30 PM - Live Meeting Online - In this session I will introduce you to the Task Parallel Library and how to use it to build a high performance Data Access Library to access multiple SQL Server and SQL Azure databases at the same time. This technique is also called Sharding and is becoming an important aspect to improve data access in cloud computing and distributed environments.
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  • CMAP Main Meeting - Building Extensible Silverlight Applications with MEF
    Tuesday, September 07, 2010 6:30 PM, Columbia, MD
    Trying to make your Silverlight applications customizable with the potential to be extended by third-parties? Come this session where you’ll learn how to utilize the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) to make pluggable Silverlight components, decouple your applications into more maintainable and testable pieces, and partition your application into dynamically deployable chunks that download on-demand.
    John Blumenauer is a Senior Software Engineer for Applied Information Sciences (AIS). Prior to joining AIS, he designed and developed applications of all sizes in a variety of industries including telecommunications, aerospace/defense, point-of-sale, engineering and financial. During John’s 14-year career in software development, he has worked with a variety of languages and has contributed to projects of all sizes, including large scale enterprise applications. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and valuable experience with the development community as a frequent presenter at code camps and user groups throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
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  • RockNUG Release 4.3
    Wednesday, September 08, 2010 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
    Night of Azure!
    by David Makogon
    All Azure. All Night. Starting with the n00b session, David Makogon will build a Hello World Azure application and walk through the stuff that's needed to create an Azure app. During the feature presentation, he'll add in Azure services such as storage, queues and SQL to demonstrate the components of a real world Azure application.
    David is a Principal Architect at RDA and the technical lead on RDA's Architectural Guidance Practice Group. He's also a Microsoft Solutions Advocate. You can follow his blog:, and on twitter: @dmakogon. David also posts at RDA's blog:
    n00b Presentation 6:30 - 7:00 Azure: Hello World - David Makogon
    Pizza/Announcements 7:00 - 7:30
    Featured Presentation 7:30 - 9:00 Azure: Storage, Queues and More - David Makogon
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  • Central Penn .NET Users Group Code Camp
    Saturday, September 11, 2010 8:00 AM, Harrisburg, PA
    All day Code Camp for Visual Studio developers
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  • Pittsburgh .NET Users Group - ASP.NET MVC and Silverlight Playing Nice
    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 5:30 PM, Pittsburgh, PA
    This presentation by Steve Hook guides the group through creating a very basic Silverlight video player that can be used in a plugin style to add to your website. Steve has designed some clever ASP.NET MVC helpers to aid in the process. Towards the end he will have an advanced feature that allows communication between Silverlight and ASP.NET MVC through the user of Javascript/jQuery and scriptable objects. This presentation should have something for each experience level.
    What you will learn:
    Using Expression Blend 4 to quickly create a video player.
    Access video files through Silverlight using a file structure.
    Basic use of MVVM for non MVVM people.
    Organizing jQuery into a ScriptContent section.
    Implementing a Display Template in MVC.
    Wiring up a Silverlight plugin through the MVC framework.
    Sending initialization properties to Silverlight plugins.
    Clever ways to send information from Silverlight -> MVC and MVC -> Silverlight.
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  • HRNUG : September 2010 Meeting
    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 6:00 PM, Chesapeake, VA
    On Persistence Layers, with an Application to the Trennung von Anliegen Problem
    Regardless of you data access technology (e.g. ADO.NET, LINQ to SQL,
    Entity Framework, NHibernate, etc.), the design of your persistence
    layer can make or break an application. Add to this, data which is
    sourced and saved from/to remote web services (e.g. SOAP and REST) can
    also add complexity to the mix. This discussion will weave a story of
    how to craft well architected, testable, and scalable persistence
    layer implementations.
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  • HRSSUG September Meeting
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:30 PM, Virginia Beach, VA
    The Hampton Roads SQL Server and SharePoint User Group will feature SQL Server MVP, Andy Leonard. Andy is a great friend of our user group and one of the best speakers we have the pleasure of hosting.
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  • Webcast: Overview of Visual Studio 2010
    Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:00 PM, Online
    Visual Studio 2010 is a powerful IDE that ensures quality code. Visual Studio 2010 is packed with new and enhanced features that simplify the entire development process from design to deployment. Customize your workspace with multiple monitor support. Create rich applications for SharePoint and the Web. Target multiple versions of the .NET Framework with the same tool. Eliminate the dreaded "no repro" problem with IntelliTrace. Come find out more...
    Discussion points:
    1. Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN products
    2. Benefits of MSDN Subscriptions
    3. Comparison of the different editions of Visual Studio 2010
    4. Test Professional for Tester/Load Testing
    5. Test & Lab management
    6. Team Foundation Server
    7. Licensing Discussion
    Target Audience: Developers, Architects, Project Managers, QA and Business Analysts
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  • Introduction to Windows Azure
    Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:30 PM, Alexandria, VA
    Azure is Microsoft's cloud-computing platform. In this introduction, we'll review the overall platform and its core components, such as service roles, storage, and the service bus. We'll build a sample app that takes advantage of these components, as well as SQL Azure, Microsoft's cloud-based relational database. Guest Speaker: David Makogon
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