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  • Blog Post: Application Lifecycle Management Roundtable at Reston MTC 10/28/2009

    We understand that the bulk of an enterprise IT budget is consumed by maintaining legacy applications. All too often this leaves few resources to develop against the backlog of new, innovative applications that are needed to meet the upcoming challenges facing the business. What's needed is process efficiencies...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing Meeting: Accelerating High Performance Computing with Tier Zero Solid State Storage

    Speaker: Mr. Karl Bendorf High Performance Computing Consultant ViON Corporation Title: Accelerating High Performance Computing with Tier Zero Solid State Storage Date: September 10, 2009 Time: Refreshments/networking at 6 pm Presentation following Location: ViON's Dulles Demonstration Center...
  • Blog Post: LIVE, HD Broadcast of the Michael Jackson Memorial

    A Microsoft team will be broadcasting the Michael Jackson memorial, live in HD from the Staples Center in Los Angeles using IIS Smooth Streaming and Silverlight to the world on July 7th, 2009. Visit http://inmusic.ca/news_and_features/Michael_Jackson
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing User Group Meeting at Reston

    Software Plus Services in Azure .NET Services: Integration through ACS, ServiceBus and Workflow Event Code: 138684 Registation: https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=138684 6/18/2009 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Welcome Time: 6:00 PM Time Zone: Eastern Microsoft Corporation...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing User Group Meeting, June 18, 2009

    Software Plus Services in Azure .NET Services: Integration through ACS, ServiceBus and Workflow Event Code: 138684 Registation: https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=138684 6/18/2009 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Welcome Time: 6:00 PM Time Zone: Eastern Microsoft Corporation...
  • Blog Post: CAST USA Annual conference

    I will be hosting a Microsoft BizSpark session (with some give aways) during the lunch break at the annual CAST USA conference. Also, I will be presenting a Microsoft Azure cloud computing session in the afternoon at the conference. The program detail including registration and payment info is available...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing User Group Meeting: Architecting an n-tier application for the Azure Platform

    In this session we will take an existing n-tier .NET application and discuss how it can be re-architected to take advantage of the Azure platform. Through several demonstrations and code walkthroughs, we will take a deep look into the key mechanisms enabled by the Azure Platform including - Web and Worker...
  • Blog Post: Mid-Atlantic Cloud Computing UG Presentation

    Scott Zimmerman delivered a presentation " Understanding Windows Azure (Compute & Storage)" at our second Mid-Atlantic Cloud Computing user group meeting. You can download his presentation at the link below. Look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.
  • Blog Post: Mid-Atlantic Cloud Computing User Group (MCC)

    Understanding Windows Azure (Compute & Storage) Presenter: Scott Zimmerman at Microsoft After giving an overview of the Azure Services Platform, this session will focus on Windows Azure and demonstrate the Compute & Storage capabilities. We'll also have Q&A. Who Should Attend...
  • Blog Post: User Group Meeting: Microsoft's Cloud Services and Combining WCF and Business Activity Monitoring

    NOVA Connected Systems is hosting the use group tonight. See detail below. Event Date: Feb. 19, 2009 Event Location: Microsoft Reston Office 12012 Sunset Hills Rd. Reston, VA 20190 (703) 673-7600 Click Here For Map and Driving Directions http://novaconnectedsystems.spaces.live.com/
  • Blog Post: Mid-Atlantic Cloud Computing (MACC) User Group

    Inaugural Meeting Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing platform. At this meeting, you'll hear about Microsoft's vision of Software + Services and what it can mean for you. As part of this presentation, you'll see a demo of how a cloud application is developed and deployed. Who Should Attend...
  • Blog Post: Conference on Software Localization and Globalization

    The 3-day Worldware Conference will be held at Santa Clara, CA, March 17-19. If you are interested and/or specialized in developing multilingual software, this will be a good event to attend. You can meet with speakers from Microsoft, EMC, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo, Adobe Systems, and several other organizations...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2007 Best Practices Seminar Series at Reston, VA

    Join RDA for a complimentary 1/2-day seminar that will feature: An overview of best practices utilizing the MOSS 2007 platform Proven tips on deployment and customization A discussion of server set-up to optimize performance Advice on management and governance We will also...
  • Blog Post: Get cashback from Microsoft Live Search!

    Microsoft announced the Live Search Cashback program back in May 2008, and I realized a $200 saving from the program last night when I used Microsoft Live search and purchased an item from eBay using PayPal. All I had to do was search for an item that I wanted to buy from http://search.live.com/cashback...
  • Blog Post: BarCamps in the Mid-Atlantic Region

    The Washington DC's BarCamp recently held an event, or "unconference" as it is called by attendees. Kim Hart of Wahstington Post wrote an article " Twittering Types Share Ideas Offline " about the event: "About 120 self-described geeks got together Saturday in a Georgetown basement to discuss the...
  • Blog Post: Grady Booch on Software Archcitecture

    IEEE Software is delighted to introduce a new regular podcast by Grady Booch. Grady has recorded all of his On Architecture columns from IEEE Software. The recordings are available at http://www2.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/onarchitecture Grady is recognized internationally for his innovative...
  • Blog Post: Measuring Experience - A Presentation by John Whalen in Washington DC, August 19, 2008

    How is user experience being measured today and what is on the horizon? Join John Whalen, Director of User Experience at e.magination, on August 19 th and learn how you can move from routine usability testing to cutting edge user experience measurement techniques that seek to deliver deep, actionable...
  • Blog Post: Philadelphia IT Architect Regional Conference, Sept. 23-24, 2008

    The IT Architect Regional Conference by IASA is the largest event in the Philadelphia area to address the pressing needs of IT architects today. There are over 15 seminars and two tracks separated by specialty: Enterprise and Software Architecture. Architects of all levels can take their skills to the...
  • Blog Post: NBC Will Stream Beijing Olympics Using Microsoft Silverlight Technology

    A CNET article provides some interesting detail on how NBC will use Microsoft Silverlight Technology to stream live video contents from Beijing Olymic Games to your PCs through Limelight Networks and ISPs. You can view some videos now at http://www.nbcolympics.com/ after downloading the Silverlight software...
  • Blog Post: A Computer Science Professor Who Has Inspired Millions of People in the World

    According to MSNBC , Randy Pausch, a computer science professor who has inspired millions of people in the world through his "Last Lecture: Achiving Your Childhood Dreams" and a best-selling book, has died at a young age of 47. You can find the video of "The Last Lecture" at CMU's web site .
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