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…don’t miss yours truly, speaking at CapArea .NET UG in Vienna, VA tomorrow night on Visual Studio 2010:

  • NOVA SQL User Group Meeting
    Monday, August 23, 2010 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    This presentation will give you give you a complete overview with real life examples of subscriptions in SQL Server Reporting Services. Subscriptions give you automation and ‘push’ capability to help you deliver what your customers need when they need it. We will discuss standard and data driven subscriptions with examples and sample reports and demonstrations. If time allows, we will also go over a quick overview of Windows Powershell and how you can use that with SQL Server. Each attendee will receive a Windows Powershell cheat sheet,
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  • CapArea.NET - Visual Studio 2010 Jumpstart with G. Andrew Duthie
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    Come hear local Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie provide a high-level tour of new features in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 targeted at the web developer, including simplified configuration, routing enhancements, improved client ID support for easier client scripting, new project templates, and more.
    As a bonus, you’ll also learn about the recently-announced Microsoft WebMatrix tool and stack, and how you can quickly build up simple web applications using the ASP.NET Web Pages framework and Razor syntax. Andrew will also discuss the new IIS Express and SQL Compact Edition 4 offerings, and show how they make it super-simple to rapidly deploy fully operational sites using just FTP or Web Deploy.
    G. Andrew Duthie, aka devhammer, is the Developer Evangelist for Microsoft’s Mid-Atlantic States district, where he provides support and education for developers working with the .net development platform. In addition to his work with Microsoft, Andrew is the author of several books on ASP.NET and web development, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences from VSLive! and ASP.NET Connections, to Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference (PDC) and Tech-Ed.
    Andrew is also the creator and developer of Community Megaphone, a site designed for promoting and finding developer community events.
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  • Top 10 Ways MVC 2 Will Boost Your Productivity
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 6:18 PM, Washington, DC
    Top 10 Ways MVC 2 Will Boost Your Productivity
    MVC 1 was a huge release for ASP.NET developers looking to build applications with a cleaner architectural model and greater testability. With the release of MVC 2, the framework is maturing and enabling better productivity with more maintainable code. This presentation will cover the new features of MVC 2 while showing the top 10 ways MVC 2 enhances productivity and maintainability. This demo-heavy presentation will cover Areas, strongly-typed helpers, templated helpers, validation, and more!
    Steve Michelotti is a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP and an Architect/Developer for Applied Information Sciences (AIS). He has consulted at Advertising.com/AOL where he was the Tech Lead for one of the highest volume .NET applications in the world. He previously was the Chief Technologist at e.magination. Steve is a frequent presenter at developer user groups and Code Camps along the East Coast and holds the MCSD, MCPD, and MCT certifications.
    Register at http://dcdnug.eventbrite.com/?ref=ecount
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  • DC ALT.NET - Reactive Extensions
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 7:00 PM, Alexandria, VA
    Topic: Curing the asynchronous blues with the Reactive Extensions for .NET and JavaScript
    In today's world, we want to create applications both rich in data and in behavior. The problem has been in the past that asynchronous and event based programming has been difficult, especially in the coordination between events and error handling. Come learn how the Reactive Extensions ("Rx") framework takes care of the difficult parts of asynchronous programming by viewing asynchronous computations as push-based collections. Instead of focusing on the hard parts, developers now can start dreaming about the endless possibilities of orchestrating and synchronizing computations at a high-level of abstraction. In this session we cover the design philosophy of the Reactive Extensions for .NET, rooted on the deep duality between the well-known iterator and the observer design patterns. From this core understanding, we start looking at various combinators and operators defined over observable collections, as provided by Rx, driving concepts home by a few samples showing rich applications that coordinate both external data and events in new and interesting ways. Democratizing asynchronous programming starts today.
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