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    Webcast: Building a Private Cloud with the Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Enterprises (Level 300)


    With all the Cloud announcements, the cloudsphere is abuzz with ‘cool’ stuff! Here’s a really useful webcast if you want to build a Private Cloud with the Dynamic Data Center Toolkit!

    Register today!

    TechNet Webcast: Building a Private Cloud with the Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Enterprises (Level 300)  
    Event ID: 1032432793

    Register Online

    Product(s):    Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager,Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007.
    Audience(s):  IT Decision Maker,IT Generalist.
    Duration:       60 Minutes
    Start Date:     Friday, December 11, 2009 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

    Event Overview
    You can build the foundation for a private cloud infrastructure on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 using the Microsoft Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Enterprises (availability scheduled in the first half of 2010).
    This free, partner-extensible toolkit provides an architectural road map, deployment guidance, best practices, and familiar tools for creating agile, virtualized IT infrastructures. Attend this webcast to learn more about the components of the Data Center Toolkit and how you can improve your data center efficiency by lowering the overall costs of on-boarding, deployment, and management. 
    Presenter: Luis Camara Manoel, Group Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

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    Designers of the world (more so in Seattle) unite!



    Post PDC, the Silverlight communities across the world is rejoicing for all the awesomeness that was showcased! And, like everything good, better and best the communities are rushing to fill in the gaps and create Silverlight User Groups.

    Seattle, WA is no different! Barring rain, we are normal like everywhere else. We even formed our own Seattle Silverlight User Group. The launch party is slated to happen on the 9th of December at the Microsoft’s Steptoe Room in Building 41. This will be a really cool holiday party so be sure to come dressed in your best geek attire! A lot of Microsoftee’s, MVPs, and Community influencers will be present at this event.

    Where: Microsoft building 41 – Steptoe Room (Where the .NET UG meets every Monday)

    Directions: http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&where1=Microsoft%20Building%2041%2C%20WA&encType=1 

    When: December 9th

    More information: http://www.SeattleSilverlight.net/ 

    The topic of the Evening is What is new in Silverlight 4 by John Stockton:
    We will take a tour of the new features in Silverlight 4 including features like printing, rich text (RTF) support, and expanded databinding support. Also hear about exciting Silverlight additions to the media stack, and get an introduction to the Silverlight 4 elevated trust out of browser model



    Interact Seattle -  http://www.interactseattle.org/

    In other news, the Interact group which is rapidly gaining popularity with designers and developers alike is having their next meeting on December 16th. This user group meets Every Third Wednesday between 7:00 – 8:30pm at Bellevue Place where the Hyatt is located. Free parking after 6:00 pm is located under the hotel.  They meet in the Hyatt Board room on the second level in the Atrium ( big dome).

    This month David Kelley(Principal UX Architect at Wirestone) is talking about

    On Better Design, User Experience and Why It Matters

    What is the return-on-investment of building better User Experiences (UX)?

    How does User Interface (UI) design affect your business?

    Come join the discussion on why User Experience matters and how it applies to the real world. In the current world of web 2.0 and with talk of design being important, help us understand why it matters to you and what we get out of good User Interface design. Let’s talk about the technologies on the web and on the desktop that do and don’t support the development of well designed applications, and how we can apply better practices to our own projects. Equally important, let’s discuss how we can bridge the typical gap in cross discipline team dynamics. Tell us about your secret sauce or just listen to what others have to say. From great enabling technologies like Silverlight to tried and true web development in Flash, everyone has a story to tell about UI and design in the UX World.

    Come join the fun with David at Interact.


    Date: Wednesday, Dec 16th, 2009
    Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm PAC
    Bellevue Place
    10500 NE 8th St.
    Bellevue, WA 98004


    Attendence: Always Free.
    Parking: Free.

    Are you on LinkedIn and planning to attend?  Well let us know.


    WOW! This will be fun!


    -Mithun Dhar

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