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:

  • PASS Performance VC Presents: Andy Warren - Introduction to SQL Server Statistics
    Tuesday, September 07, 2010 12:00 PM, Online
    This beginner to intermediate level session will introduce you to statistics, including how to create, manage, troubleshoot, and more! Statistics are a key part of getting solid and repeatable performance and is easily just as important as having indexes. Whether you're a DBA or trying to get by without one, this session will give you the information you need to know.
    Speaker: Andy Warren
    About Andy:
    Andy Warren is a SQL trainer focusing on basic administration and performance tuning, he runs the free SQLShare.com training site, is currently a SQL Server MVP, blogs daily at SQLAndy.com, started the SQLSaturday franchise, is co-President of the Orlando SQL Server Users Group, serves as a member of the Board of Directors of PASS, and was a founding partner in SQLServerCentral.com. In his remaining free time he’s working on a book for first time managers.
    http://sqlandy.com
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  • Ft Lauderdale Online - Introduction to the Task Parallel Library - Herve Roggero - Pyn Logic
    Tuesday, September 07, 2010 6:30 PM, , Online
    09/07/2010 - 6:30 PM - Live Meeting Online - In this session I will introduce you to the Task Parallel Library and how to use it to build a high performance Data Access Library to access multiple SQL Server and SQL Azure databases at the same time. This technique is also called Sharding and is becoming an important aspect to improve data access in cloud computing and distributed environments.
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  • RockNUG Release 4.3
    Wednesday, September 08, 2010 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
    Night of Azure!
    by David Makogon
    All Azure. All Night. Starting with the n00b session, David Makogon will build a Hello World Azure application and walk through the stuff that's needed to create an Azure app. During the feature presentation, he'll add in Azure services such as storage, queues and SQL to demonstrate the components of a real world Azure application.
    David is a Principal Architect at RDA and the technical lead on RDA's Architectural Guidance Practice Group. He's also a Microsoft Solutions Advocate. You can follow his blog: www.DavidMakogon.com, and on twitter: @dmakogon. David also posts at RDA's blog: http://architecture-blog.rdacorp.com.
    n00b Presentation 6:30 - 7:00 Azure: Hello World - David Makogon
    Pizza/Announcements 7:00 - 7:30
    Featured Presentation 7:30 - 9:00 Azure: Storage, Queues and More - David Makogon
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You can also add your events via the Community Megaphone web service API, which is now live. You can get more information on the API, and how to sign up, at http://www.communitymegaphone.com/API.aspx. You can also email me for more information.