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:

  • 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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  • RockNUG Release 3.6
    Wednesday, December 09, 2009 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
    ASP.NET Dynamic Data
    presented by John Miller
    ASP.NET Dynamic Data provides a framework that enables you to quickly build a functional data-driven application, based on a LINQ to SQL or Entity Framework data model. It also adds great flexibility and functionality to the DetailsView, FormView, GridView, and ListView controls in the form of smart validation and the ability to easily change the display of these controls using templates. We'll look at how Dynamic Data works, how we can customize the templates to meet our specific needs, and how to drop Dynamic Data web pages into our existing application. We'll also look ahead to .NET 4.0 and Windows Azure with ASP.NET Dynamic Data.
    John Miller is a solutions architect with experience in website design, custom development, security consulting, infrastructure optimization, and project management. These experiences have helped shape my view of an elegant solution; whether ingenious code, industry best practices, or process improvement. John has spent a lot of time working in diverse industries including manufacturing, healthcare, public policy and insurance. In addition to speaking at user groups and code camps, John maintains a blog at www.mobiusdevelopment.com and ongoing conversations on twitter (@jwmiller5).
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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 Pros. 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 Pros. 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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  • On the Road with Bing Maps: Reston, VA
    Monday, December 14, 2009 1:00 PM, Reston, VA
    Join Bing Maps experts, as they provide an overview of how the Bing Maps Platform can be a powerful visualization tool for geographic and location–based information. Learn solution implementation and best practices–and leave with the tools and resources to tap the power of location using Bing Maps. BE SURE TO REGISTER USING THE WEBSITE ADDRESS CITED HERE.
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  • What's New in Office 2010 for Developers
    Tuesday, December 15, 2009 8:00 AM, Online
    Office 2010 and related products, particularly SharePoint, offer a lot of compelling new features for users. But, there is a lot of new leverage for developers to customize Office and tailor it to the needs of a individuals, departments, and whole organizations. Learn what is new in Office 2010 for developers and discover what's in the content pipeline that you can use to get up to speed on the new technologies.
    John R. Durant is a Senior Product Manager in the Office group driving Office developer marketing. Previously, he worked on the engineering team for Visual Studio and before that managed the MSDN site for Office developers. Prior to joining Microsoft he worked as a consultant architecting large scale software solutions for Fortunate 500 and mid-sized companies. He drawns on a dozen years of Office Developer-related experience to frequently write and speak on topics pertaining to Office productivity solutions, .NET, and other Microsoft products and technologies.
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  • What's New in Office 2010 for Developers
    Tuesday, December 15, 2009 6:00 PM, Online
    Office 2010 and related products, particularly SharePoint, offer a lot of compelling new features for users. But, there is a lot of new leverage for developers to customize Office and tailor it to the needs of a individuals, departments, and whole organizations. Learn what is new in Office 2010 for developers and discover what's in the content pipeline that you can use to get up to speed on the new technologies.
    John R. Durant is a Senior Product Manager in the Office group driving Office developer marketing. Previously, he worked on the engineering team for Visual Studio and before that managed the MSDN site for Office developers. Prior to joining Microsoft he worked as a consultant architecting large scale software solutions for Fortunate 500 and mid-sized companies. He drawns on a dozen years of Office Developer-related experience to frequently write and speak on topics pertaining to Office productivity solutions, .NET, and other Microsoft products and technologies.
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  • Frederick .NET User Group Monthly Meeting
    Tuesday, December 15, 2009 6:30 PM, Frederick, MD
    Considering doing a presentation at an upcoming code camp or user group in the spring?
    Have a really interesting .NET-related topic that you would like to share with other developers?
    Then come to this month’s Frederick .NET User Group meeting and present your stuff!
    FredNUG is mixing things up a bit this month. On December 15th, we’ll start with pizza and social networking at 6:30 PM. Then, starting at 7 PM, we’ll start our “15 Minutes of Fame” presentations. Anyone interested in presenting their favorite .NET topic should contact me about getting on the schedule. Hopefully, we will get a nice mix of topics that will generate some nice discussion.
    We’re also doing a food drive for the local food bank to help folks around the holidays. If we can get a minimum of 50 items, we’ll raffle a license of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit for those attendees donating the food items.
    The scheduled agenda is:
    •6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Pizza/Social Networking/Announcements
    •7:00 PM - 8:30 PM – 15 Minutes of Fame Presentations
    •8:30 PM - 8:45 PM – RAFFLE!
    Please join us and get involved in our .NET developers community!
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  • PDC Wrap Up
    Tuesday, December 15, 2009 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    Abstract
    You know there had to be a lot of cool new stuff to justify two PDCs in a row. PDC2009 is going to have tons of new announcements, especially in areas you will be excited about. Join us for a lap around the new announcements at PDC, especially about [redacted] and [redacted] and no way could we forget about the awesome [redacted] … well, join us after PDC and you’ll get all the juicy details with a side of pizza. :)
    Bio
    Pete Brown is a Senior Program Manager with Microsoft on the client applications development community team, and a former Microsoft Silverlight MVP, INETA speaker, and RIA Architect for Applied Information Sciences.
    From his first sprite graphics and custom character sets on the Commodore 64 to 3d modeling and design through to Silverlight, Surface, XNA, and WPF, Pete has always had a deep interest in programming, design, and user experience. His involvement in Silverlight goes back to the Silverlight 1.1 alpha application that he co-wrote and put into production in July 2007. Pete has been programming for fun since 1984, and professionally since 1992.
    In his spare time, Pete enjoys programming, blogging, designing and building his own woodworking projects and raising his two children with his wife in the suburbs of Maryland. Pete’s blog is at http://www.irritatedVowel.com/Blog , and you can follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pete_brown
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  • SharePoint 2010 for IT Professionals
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 8:00 AM, Online
    SharePoint 2010 brings many new capabilities to enterprise customers. It also means SharePoint administrators need to learn more. Join IT Professional experience discussion to learn more about new IT Pro features and improvements such as deployment, upgrade, Windows PowerShell, health monitoring, troubleshooting, scalability, resource throttling, high availability, backup and restore, disaster recovery, security and virtualization.
    Jie Li is a Technical Product Manager on the SharePoint team at Microsoft. His main focus is on SharePoint IT Pro readiness. He used to work in many different customers, from small business to enterprise, as a technology specialist for Microsoft China. Before Microsoft, Jie worked as an IT consultant for multinational companies.
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  • SharePoint 2010 for IT Professionals
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 6:00 PM, Online
    SharePoint 2010 brings many new capabilities to enterprise customers. It also means SharePoint administrators need to learn more. Join IT Professional experience discussion to learn more about new IT Pro features and improvements such as deployment, upgrade, Windows PowerShell, health monitoring, troubleshooting, scalability, resource throttling, high availability, backup and restore, disaster recovery, security and virtualization.
    Jie Li is a Technical Product Manager on the SharePoint team at Microsoft. His main focus is on SharePoint IT Pro readiness. He used to work in many different customers, from small business to enterprise, as a technology specialist for Microsoft China. Before Microsoft, Jie worked as an IT consultant for multinational companies.
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