I’m on vacation for the remainder of the year, so here’s what’s coming up through the first week in January…hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas (for those who celebrate Christmas), and a happy and healthy New Year!

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone through the end of 2009 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:

  • 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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