Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area…busy week this week, with lots of activities to choose from:

  • Monday, January 26, 2009 7:00 PM: NORTHERN VIRGINIA SQL SERVER USERS GROUP - Main Session Title: Introduction to Performance Point Server 2007 Speaker: Geoff Snowman Company: Microsoft Abstract: Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 is an integrated performance management application that is a key server product in Microsoft’s BI strategy. PerformancePoint provides flexible, easy-to-use tools for building dashboards, plans, and budgets, and can help everyone across your organization make informed business decisions. In this presentation, Geoff will discuss and demonstrate the three main functional areas: monitor, analyze, and plan, then show how to build a dashboard solution using Performance Point.
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  • Tuesday, January 27, 2009 7:00 PM: CMAP .NET Essentials Group - January Meeting - Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie will present on Web Development Fundamentals. Learn (or be reminded) about the basic technologies than enable web development, from the HTTP protocol and HTML, to the differences between HTML, ASP. and ASP.NET, and some basics on Web Services.
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  • Tuesday, January 27, 2009 7:00 PM: Caparea.Net - Introduction to F# - Matthew Podwysocki, Microsoft - You may have noticed a lot of talk lately around functional programming. As we start seeing more and more cores added to our systems, our traditional ways of dealing with concurrency are no longer as effective. Instead, we need to focus on managing our side effects for which functional programming is well suited, as it emphasizes the lack of state and side effect free functions. Microsoft has recently announced the inclusion of F# into Visual Studio 2010, which is a multi-purpose language with roots in functional programming and OCaml. Come learn about functional programming and F# and ways it can help you write more concise and rich applications.
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  • Wednesday, January 28, 2009 6:00 PM: RVSPUG Roanoke Valley SharePoint Users Group - Mike DiCarlo from CorasWorks will be speaking on native SharePoint workflow capabilities using both those that come with MOSS-Standard and SharePoint Designer. We meet every 4th Wednesday of every month.
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  • Wednesday, January 28, 2009 6:00 PM: Microsoft Software + Services - Software + Services is Microsoft's approach for the next generation of computing. Central to the strategy is bringing together the best of cloud-based services and the software that resides on a world of devices. The power of local client or on-premises server software combined with the reach and always up-to-date nature of services in the cloud will be more compelling than software OR service only approaches. The Software + Service approach is a confluence of multiple industry phenomena including SaaS, SOA, and Web 2.0. While different vendors are evolving their offerings from different starting points, the entire industry is converging on the Software + Service approach. The speakers will share their views on Microsoft’s Software + Services, review Microsoft Azure Services Platform and applications with demonstrations, and discuss services requirements common to the services platform such as interoperability, identity, data management, and service management. IEEE National Capital Area is hosting the event.
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  • Wednesday, January 28, 2009 6:45 PM: Frederick .NET User Group Meeting - Intro topic - Intro to LINQ - Ganesan Muthiah Main Topic - Texas Hold'em Silverlight Game - Dean Fiala If you've written one too many data entry applications or are otherwise stuck in a development vortex, it's time to walk into the light, Silverlight that is. If you've heard about it, or have been constantly badgered by the Microsoft site to download it, this is your chance to see what it can actually do. In this session, we'll walk through developing a Texas Hold'em game in Silverlight. Guaranteed to be a 97.89% buzzword-free reminder of how writing software can be fun.
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  • Wednesday, January 28, 2009 7:00 PM: Silverlight SIG Inaugural Meeting - On January 28, 2008, CapArea.NET Silverlight will hold its Inaugural Meeting with local Silverlight expert Pete Brown presenting an introduction to Silverlight. Everyone with an interest in learning more about Silverlight. We're hoping to draw a diverse crowd: developers, designers, and those folks who fit into both categories: dev-igners. Like all CapArea.NET meetings, it's free and open to anyone interested.
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  • Thursday, January 29, 2009 6:00 PM: Richmond Meet and Code - This month's meeting is going to be an open discussion on testing legacy code. Al Tenhundfeld (from Dominion Digital) is going to be joining us to help facilitate the conversation.
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  • Monday, February 02, 2009 7:00 PM: Baltimore SQL Server User Group - Ray Barley presents on PowerShell integration in SQL Server 2008.
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  • Thursday, February 05, 2009 6:00 PM: RV.NUG Feb Meeting: Developing Real World WPF - PRESENTER: Joel Cochran ABSTRACT: Going beyond Hello World: Developing real world WPF applications using Blend and Visual Studio Summary: The Internet is full of "Hello World" type examples of getting started with WPF, but they hardly teach enough to do anything useful, let alone really cool! WPF and Silverlight represent a sea change in development and design possibilities. In this presentation, you will learn how to use Visual Studio and Blend together to develop meaningful applications, simplify tasks, and add spice to your GUI software.
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