From my friends at the Central Maryland Association of .net Professionals:

Central Maryland Association of .NET Professionals (CMAP) Main Meeting

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006 - 6:30 PM

UMBC Technology Center
1450 South Rolling Road
Halethorpe, MD 21227 

Main Topic

The Top .NET Tips for the New Year

Presented by Dan Kahler, Christopher Steen, Randy Hayes, and Scott Allen

Have faith fellow CMAP members and prospective CMAP members. Our annual tips meeting has arrived. Albeit one month late. We had to adjust our schedule to accommodate the schedule of our December speaker. Your patience is about to be rewarded with four of our best homegrown speakers, discussing five different useful topics.

ASP.NET 2.0 Membership, Roles, and User Profiles
By Dan Kahler, Senior Internet Systems Engineer with MCI Enterprise Hosting

ASP.NET 1.1 required developers to manually create UI and code to support user account management, authentication and authorization. ASP.NET 2.0 contains several new features that provide 'out of the box' support for these tasks. Dan’s presentation will explore ASP.NET 2.0 Membership and Role features and controls that facilitate user and role management. In addition, Dan will cover the new Profile feature, which enables persistent server-side storage of user-specific settings allowing for truly personalized web sites.

Code Snippets
By Christopher Steen, Lead Software Engineer with MICROS Systems Inc.

Chris will take us on a tour of code snippets and how to use the Snippy utility to create and edit them.

Visual Studio Tips
By Randy Hayes, CMAP President and Microsoft MVP

A few tips no developer should be without. Randy will show us some tips for using Visual Studio that can help you save time, keystrokes, and mouse clicks.

From XML to Code and Back in Two Seconds
By Randy Hayes, CMAP President and President of Expert Network Solutions, Inc.

Using Visual Studio to turn an XML file into code and then applying it to further XML files. Randy will show us how to take an XML file and turn it into a complete business entity and then reuse that schema for future XML files.

Improvements in the Visual Studio 2005 debugger
By Scott Allen, Microsoft MVP and a founder of OdeToCode.com

Take a tour of the improvements in the Visual Studio 2005 debugger as we walk through DataTips and build a Visualizer to debug a real application.

 

Membership Support

Do not forget to bring a newcomer and collect a free raffle ticket. We will have plenty of pizza, refreshments and good conversation. Your ongoing support enables the CMAP executive board to continue to improve the quality of programming we offer the community. We would like to thank all of you that participated in last month’s survey. You can continue to help CMAP by attending the next meeting and bringing your friend and/or colleague, and by sending your comments to suggestions@cmap-online.org.

Directions to the UMBC Technology Center are below.

Perry Goldenberg
CMAP Marketing Director 

This Month’s Platinum Sponsor is APEX Professional Staffing

APEX Professional Staffing meets the demands of today's changing office landscape by supplying Contract, Contract-to-Hire and Direct Placement professional staff throughout the Baltimore Metro area.

Meeting Space Sponsor AVICode

Directions to CMAP Main Meeting at UMBC Technology Center:

From Baltimore - Take I-95 South (follow Washington signs.) Pass Beltway (I-695) exit. Next exit (47B) will be I-195. Take exit and bear right (North towards Catonsville. DO NOT GO SOUTH ON I-195 TOWARDS BWI AIRPORT). Continue with directions 'Once on I-195 N' below.

From Washington - Take I-95 North (toward Baltimore). Pass Harbor Tunnel (I-895) exit. Next exit (47B) will be I-195. Take exit and bear left, under I-95, North towards Catonsville. DO NOT GO SOUTH ON I-195 TOWARDS BWI AIRPORT. Continue with directions 'Once on I-195 N' below.

Once on I-195 N Continue on I-195 North. Stay in the middle lane and go PAST the UMBC exit on the right until you come to the stop sign at Rt.166 (Rolling Road). Turn left onto Rolling Road (Rt.166)(South towards Arbutus). Go 1/2 mile to sign for 'Rolling Road' (There is also a sign to 'Gun Road.' If you start to go over a bridge, you've gone too far.) Turn right. Road immediately forks, left-hand fork is the road leading to the UMBC TechCenter. Proceed another 1/2 mile to the parking lot. Meeting room is on the left once in the front door.

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Don't miss what sounds like a great meeting - tomorrow night!