User Group events this Fall: VISUG and SQL User Group

After a deserved break during summer months, the Belgian user groups are getting back at their community events: VISUG and SQL-UG have already planned their sessions for the coming months. Lots of good sessions coming up, take a look at the list below and head out to their site to secure your seat.

VISUG (Visual Studio User Group Belgium)

ALT.NET Overview
Presented by: Yves Goeleven
On: 11/9/2008
Location: Zaventem

Abstract: For the past year the movement has been stirring up the Microsoft community around the globe. Now it's getting hold of the Belgian community as well.
In this session I would like to present to you what the core values of the movement are, what principles, concepts and tools we hope to promote and to booth I would like to introduce the brand new 'Dutch user group'.

ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 special Part 1: MVC Framework
Presented by: Maarten Balliauw
On: 14/10/2008

Abstract: Visug is dedicating 2 sessions on the release of .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1. This update includes a lot of new stuff that you can learn about in these sessions. The first one is all about the ASP.NET MVC Framework.

Note that the 2 ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 sessions are standalone sessions, you do not need to attend them both!

ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 special Part 2: ASP.NET Dynamic Data, ADO.NET Data Services and AJAX
Presented by: Gill Cleeren
On: 21/10/2008
Location: Brussels

What's new in Visual Studio Team System Code Name "Rosario"
Presented by: Pieter Gheysens
On: 27/11/2008
Location: Heverlee

Abstract: Microsoft Visual Studio Team System code name "Rosario" is the version of Team System that follows Visual Studio Team System 2008.


SQLUG (SQL Server User Group Belgium)

Their next event will host two sessions on September 25th.

Session 1: what's new in SSIS 2008 by Nico Verheire

Abstract: Integrating data with ADO.NET
Scripting with VSTA
Introducing the new lookup transformation (including caching)
Managing change in a data warehouse: how to use Change Data Capture (CDC) and use of the MERGE statement
Dealing with data quality: the Data Profiling Task
Level: 200

Session 2: Deep-dive session about improving SSIS performance given by Geert Vanhove

Abstract: This session will address some problems that might occur when a SSIS solution needs to scale because DB and data volumes to load are getting larger. This session is not only a statement of how you can improve your SSIS performance; the impact of each optimization step is shown in action throughout the demo package that will be the red wire of this presentation...
Level: 300

Date: Thursday September 25, 2008
Location: Kontich

Registration is needed and is open at the SQLUG website.