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:

  • Cloud side chat: Microsoft Online Services and the evolving world of software + services
    Tuesday, December 01, 2009 8:00 AM, Online
    Software-plus-Services is the next logical step in the evolution of computing. It represents an industry shift toward software design that is neither exclusively PC nor browser-centric and blends traditional client-server architecture with cloud-based software delivery. Microsoft Online Services is at the center of that evolution, delivering communication and collaboration software services, hosted and managed by Microsoft.
    Join Bharat Shah, General Manager of Engineering for Microsoft Online Services, for a fireside chat with the Microsoft Insiders. Bharat leads the engineering teams that are delivering the Business Productivity Online Suite, which includes Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Office Communications Online, and Live Meeting. Bharat will take your questions and talk about how Microsoft engineering is tackling the challenges of delivering highly available, enterprise software services for organizations around the world and how cloud computing and software-plus-services is changing the way Microsoft thinks about software.
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  • MSDN Events Presents > The MSDN Mid Atlantic Roadshow
    Tuesday, December 01, 2009 1:00 PM, Harrisburg, PA
    Join Microsoft Evangelists Dani Diaz, G. Andrew Duthie, and David Isbitski as they tour the Mid Atlantic this Fall presenting an afternoon packed full of cutting edge tips and techniques for developers and architects. Dig deeper into data access and network options in Silverlight, and check out the most important features in Windows 7 for Developers like Trigger Start services and the new Windows Troubleshooter. Finally, we’ll show you how to add several of the new interface options you won’t want to miss including Multi-Touch and the Ribbon Menu.
    Free admission and a chance to score some great giveaways!
    Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Register today to reserve your seat.
    This event will be held at Computer Aid, Inc. (CAI), Suite 300.
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  • Cloudside chat: Microsoft Online Services and the evolving world of software + services
    Tuesday, December 01, 2009 6:00 PM, Online
    Software-plus-Services is the next logical step in the evolution of computing. It represents an industry shift toward software design that is neither exclusively PC nor browser-centric and blends traditional client-server architecture with cloud-based software delivery. Microsoft Online Services is at the center of that evolution, delivering communication and collaboration software services, hosted and managed by Microsoft.
    Join Bharat Shah, General Manager of Engineering for Microsoft Online Services, for a fireside chat with the Microsoft Insiders. Bharat leads the engineering teams that are delivering the Business Productivity Online Suite, which includes Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Office Communications Online, and Live Meeting. Bharat will take your questions and talk about how Microsoft engineering is tackling the challenges of delivering highly available, enterprise software services for organizations around the world and how cloud computing and software-plus-services is changing the way Microsoft thinks about software.
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  • Ft. Lauderdale Online: How to make a mockery / Becoming a unit test ninja - Gill Zilberfeld / Dror Helper
    Tuesday, December 01, 2009 6:30 PM, Online
    12/01/2009 - 6:30 PM - Online - How to make a mockery
    So you’ve decided you want to unit test. Good for you. But are you ready for the next step? In the real world, applications are so complex, that in order to test a component in isolation, you need a new set of tools. Topics Covered:
    • What’s the problem?
    • Why is it so confusing?
    • That’s how I roll (my own mocks)
    • All sorts of Isolation frameworks
    • Road-bumps and stabilizers
    Becoming a unit testing ninja
    Tools are not enough. If you want to succeed overtime, you need more ammunition. Some people call them best practices. We call them real life lessons. Let’s share.
    • Unit vs. Integration tests
    • Supporting environment
    • Tools we use
    • What is a good test
    • How to test hard-to-test scenarios
    Dror Helper is an experienced software developer currently working at Typemock where he develops unit testing tools. Over the past 7 years, he has designed and developed applications in various fields including video streaming, eCommerce and performance tools.
    He is passionate about programming best practices and unit testing and is part of the Typemock’s pre-sale team, demoing their product to customers worldwide.
    Gil Zilberfeld has been in software since childhood, starting with Logo turtles. He has 15 years in commercial software companies with vast experience in development and development practices. Currently Gil is the Technical Evangelist of Typemock, promoting unit testing and some incredibly cool tools. He's also taken part in the Alt.Net Israel community, and has run talks in both conferences (so far).
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  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 - Solution Accelerator
    Thursday, December 03, 2009 9:00 AM, Online
    Moving to Windows7? Learn how Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 can make your job easier.
    This Solution Accelerator is the recommended process and toolset for automating desktop and server deployment.
    Learn more about installation, image creation, and deployment scenarios for using MDT. Senior Software Development Engineer Michael Niehaus will be leading this session and he’ll answer any questions you may have.
    Michael is the lead developer for the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2004, Michael spent his entire career in enterprise IT, focused on deploying and managing Microsoft software.
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  • MSDN Events Presents: The MSDN Mid Atlantic Roadshow
    Thursday, December 03, 2009 1:00 PM, Reston, VA
    Join Microsoft Evangelists Dani Diaz, G. Andrew Duthie, and David Isbitski as they tour the Mid Atlantic this Fall presenting an afternoon packed full of cutting edge tips and techniques for developers and architects. Dig deeper into data access and network options in Silverlight, and check out the most important features in Windows 7 for Developers like Trigger Start services and the new Windows Troubleshooter. Finally, we’ll show you how to add several of the new interface options you won’t want to miss including Multi-Touch and the Ribbon Menu.
    Free admission and a chance to score some great giveaways!
    Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Register today to reserve your seat.
    This event will be held at the Microsoft Reston Office.
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  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 - Solution Accelerator
    Thursday, December 03, 2009 4:00 PM, Online
    Moving to Windows7? Learn how Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 can make your job easier.
    This Solution Accelerator is the recommended process and toolset for automating desktop and server deployment.
    Learn more about installation, image creation, and deployment scenarios for using MDT. Senior Software Development Engineer Michael Niehaus will be leading this session and he’ll answer any questions you may have.
    Michael is the lead developer for the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2004, Michael spent his entire career in enterprise IT, focused on deploying and managing Microsoft software.
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  • CMAP .NET Essentials
    Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:00 PM, Columbia, MD
    The CMAP .NET Essentials Special Interest Group meets once a month. The purpose of the group is to demonstrate how .NET technologies are used to implement a given set of business requirements. This is our first meeting for the season and everyone is welcome to attend
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  • SharePoint 2010 for Developers
    Tuesday, December 08, 2009 8:00 AM, Online
    SharePoint 2010 has just come out in public beta and there are many new features for Developers. There are new tools in Visual Studio and SharePoint Designer, new capabilities for developer workstations, many new features in the SharePoint platform, new deployment opportunities for SharePoint applications and a new focus on SharePoint as an application development platform. In this discussion we will spin through the 20 top new features in SharePoint 2010 for developers in 15 minutes and then take questions from the audience. For links to where Microsoft has published full details of the new features see http://blogs.msdn.com/pandrew.
    Paul Andrew is a Technical Product Manager on the SharePoint team at Microsoft. He has also worked at Microsoft as a Developer Evangelist and as a Developer Consultant in Microsoft Consulting Services. Before Microsoft Paul worked as a development team lead at an independent software vendor building embedded software for access control and alarms systems.
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  • MSDN Events Presents: The MSDN Mid Atlantic Roadshow
    Tuesday, December 08, 2009 1:00 PM, Roanoke, VA
    Join Microsoft Evangelists Dani Diaz, G. Andrew Duthie, and David Isbitski as they tour the Mid Atlantic this Fall presenting an afternoon packed full of cutting edge tips and techniques for developers and architects. Dig deeper into data access and network options in Silverlight, and check out the most important features in Windows 7 for Developers like Trigger Start services and the new Windows Troubleshooter. Finally, we’ll show you how to add several of the new interface options you won’t want to miss including Multi-Touch and the Ribbon Menu.
    Free admission and a chance to score some great giveaways!
    Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Register today to reserve your seat.
    This event will be held at the Claude Moore Auditorium of the Roanoke Higher Education Center.
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  • Hampton Roads .NET Users Group
    Tuesday, December 08, 2009 6:00 PM, Chesapeake, VA
    Consider if you will, an ASP 3.0 to SharePoint/MOSS Enterprise Content Management migration project which used many of the technologies available in the stack: Publishing features, Business Data Catalog, Single Sign-On, custom SharePoint lists/document libraries, custom web parts, custom site branding, custom site metadata, and many other “enterprisey” whiz-bang gizmos. Now imagine that after many burned clock ticks of active development, barely a scratch was made in the feature set. This discussion will explore how a simplification of the software architecture and engineering processes allowed the project to achieve an unprecedented 24x gain in productivity while generating a successful end solution which is maintainable, scalable, and manageable.
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  • SharePoint 2010 for Developers
    Tuesday, December 08, 2009 6:00 PM, Online
    SharePoint 2010 has just come out in public beta and there are many new features for Developers. There are new tools in Visual Studio and SharePoint Designer, new capabilities for developer workstations, many new features in the SharePoint platform, new deployment opportunities for SharePoint applications and a new focus on SharePoint as an application development platform. In this discussion we will spin through the 20 top new features in SharePoint 2010 for developers in 15 minutes and then take questions from the audience. For links to where Microsoft has published full details of the new features see http://blogs.msdn.com/pandrew.
    Paul Andrew is a Technical Product Manager on the SharePoint team at Microsoft. He has also worked at Microsoft as a Developer Evangelist and as a Developer Consultant in Microsoft Consulting Services. Before Microsoft Paul worked as a development team lead at an independent software vendor building embedded software for access control and alarms systems.”
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  • What's New in Office 2010 and Implications for IT Pros
    Thursday, December 10, 2009 8:00 AM, Online
    Let's talk about what's new in Office 2010, specifically about implications for IT Pro's. Topics to include security improvements, Backstage capabilities, hardware requirements, how to host the Web Apps, improvements to application compatibility testing, tips/tools to get your end users prepared, and much more. Reed Shaffner is a Technical Product Manager for the Office client, with a focus on IT Professionals. He is a frequent and very popular speaker at major industry events and at corporate executive briefings.
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  • MSDN Events Presents > The MSDN Mid Atlantic Roadshow
    Thursday, December 10, 2009 1:00 PM, Malvern, PA
    Join Microsoft Evangelists Dani Diaz, G. Andrew Duthie, and David Isbitski as they tour the Mid Atlantic this Fall presenting an afternoon packed full of cutting edge tips and techniques for developers and architects. Dig deeper into data access and network options in Silverlight, and check out the most important features in Windows 7 for Developers like Trigger Start services and the new Windows Troubleshooter. Finally, we’ll show you how to add several of the new interface options you won’t want to miss including Multi-Touch and the Ribbon Menu.
    Free admission and a chance to score some great giveaways!
    Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Register today to reserve your seat.
    This event will be held at the Microsoft Malvern Office, Suite 210, Great Valley Corporate Center.
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  • What's New in Office 2010 and Implications for IT Pros
    Thursday, December 10, 2009 6:00 PM, Online
    Let's talk about what's new in Office 2010, specifically about implications for IT Pro's. Topics to include security improvements, Backstage capabilities, hardware requirements, how to host the Web Apps, improvements to application compatibility testing, tips/tools to get your end users prepared, and much more. Reed Shaffner is a Technical Product Manager for the Office client, with a focus on IT Professionals. He is a frequent and very popular speaker at major industry events and at corporate executive briefings.
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