Introducing SQL Server 2012 (Kevin S. Goff)

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Presentation Material Have you ever gotten whiplash as you twist your head in fifty directions, trying to research all the new features in a product? In this session, I’ll go through all the new features in SQL Server Denali. I won’t focus excessively on any one […]

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Multi-Threading for the Everyday Developer (Miguel Castro)

Thursday, December 1, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Presentation Material Threading is one of those topics that is both a little complicated and very misunderstood. It seems it is a topic of extremes. Developers either don’t use it all or overuse it completely. Adding multi-threading capability to your application is not for the faint […]

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Zoho Creator (Herb Wexler)

Thursday, November 10, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Presentation Material Zoho is a suite of online applications. The company offers apps for just about every conceivable productivity task, from word processing to meeting hosting to calendar tracking, presentations, and accounting. One of the applications is Zoho Creator. With Creator you can build online databases. […]

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Cross-Platform Mobile Development with .NET (Greg Shackles)

Thursday, November 3, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Presentation Material With so many dominant players in the mobile space, each with its own stack, the thought of developing for all of them is daunting but unavoidable. Strange as it may seem, .NET developers are actually in the best position of all to do just […]

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Evolved BI with SQL Server “Denali” (Andrew Brust)

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Direct Download SlideShare The next version of SQL Server, code-named “Denali,” steps up Microsoft’s BI game significantly. To start with, PowerPivot’s technology is now part of Analysis Services, in the form of BI Semantic Model (BISM) databases, and there are improvements to PowerPivot itself that everyone […]

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jQuery 101 – Making JavaScript Fun (Mark Freedman)

Thursday, October 6, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Presentation Material jQuery is a cross-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML, and it’s easily the most popular JavaScript library in use today. If you’ve been burned by JavaScript, or the conflicting document object models (DOM) between browsers, jQuery frees us from […]

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No September SQL Server Meeting

Unfortunately, the speaker we were trying to line up for September’s SQL Server meeting could not make it, and it was cutting it too close to schedule an alternate, so there will be no September SQL Server meeting. We do have speakers lined up for the rest of the year, though. Please keep an eye […]

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JavaScript From the Ground Up: An Introduction to JavaScript for .NET Developers (David Padbury)

Thursday, September 1, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Download Original Keynote Slideshow Download PDF Version of the Slideshow …Or, “if you’re a C# developer writing JavaScript, why you’re probably confused as hell.” JavaScript looks like a familiar language – it’s certainly got all it’s braces and parentheses where you’d expect. However underneath it’s a […]

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No August Meetings

If anyone did not receive the Yahoo Group message (or if you haven’t joined)… Unfortunately, our August speaker had to cancel due to a job location change. We’ll take off August this year, but since we’re moving our code camp to next May, we will have November meetings this year. Upcoming .NET meetings: 9/1 – […]

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SQL Azure & SQL Server Migration and Integration (Bill Zack)

Thursday, July 14, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Download Presentation Material This talk will cover: SQL Server and SQL Azure differences Migration tools Synchronization tools Scaling SQL Azure Over the past three years, Bill Zack has been evangelizing Windows Azure and working with customers and partners to help them design, build and move applications […]

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Generate Your Code! (Tom DuPont)

Special Day! – Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Everyone in attendance will receive a free copy of CodeSmith Generator Professional! Download Presentation Material Code generation is a powerful practice that allows you produce higher-quality, more consistent code in less time. This helps remove the mundane and repetitive parts of programming, allowing developers to focus their […]

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Intro to PowerPivot and its Analysis Services Roots (Andrew Brust)

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Download Presentation Material Part I: Learn the basics of building and querying a PowerPivot model, and publishing it to SharePoint Part II: Learn about VertiPaq, PowerPivot’s in-memory BI engine, how it works, and how it’s related to SQL Server Analysis Services Part III: Explore how to […]

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Hack-Proofing your ASP.NET Web Forms & MVC Web Applications (Adam Tuliper)

Thursday, June 2, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Download Presentation Material Security is an afterthought with most developers. Easy hacking is a common problem with many web applications. This presentation explores the most common attacks on web applications, how they work to exploit your app, and more importantly, how to protect against them. Techniques […]

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Developing Reporting Services Reports Against Analysis Services (Mark Frawley)

Thursday, May 12, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM This presentation is primarily aimed at developers already familiar with Reporting Services against non-cube sources, and secondarily at developers familiar with Analysis Services but not Reporting Services.  I will demonstrate using Analysis Services as a report data source, in the process showing how this is in […]

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.NET and MongoDB: The Ubiquitous Blog Example (John Zablocki)

Thursday, May 5, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Download Presentation Material This talk introduces .NET development with MongoDB by exploring the Meringue blog engine. Meringue is a work in progress, specifically developed for this presentation and was adapted from RateMySnippet.com. Its codebase illustrates concepts such as working with a Repository of T, modeling for […]

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Using Analysis Services 2005+ as a Source for Reporting Services 2005+ (Mark Frawley)

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Cancelled! We’re really sorry to report that due to illness, Mark Frawley will not be able to present this month, so we need to cancel the meeting. We are working with Mark to reschedule this presentation for a future month. Analysis Services as a multidimensional (cube) […]

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Learning MVC for the Web Forms Developer (Adam Tuliper)

Thursday, April 7, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Download Presentation Material The biggest problem for developers moving to MVC is not being able to use a lot of the Web Forms knowledge we’ve already spent so much time learning. This presentation will take the developer from something they already know – ASP.NET Web Forms […]

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No March 2011 SQL Server Meeting

Sorry, but there will not be a SQL Server user group meeting this March (March 10th), because the school will be closed. We will have April meetings for both SQL Server and .NET.

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Handling Multi-Touch with Windows Phone 7 (Ben Dewey)

Thursday, March 3, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Download Presentation Material In this presentation Ben Dewey will demonstrate the ways to handle multi-touch on the Windows Phone.  We will start with an introduction of basic touch-enabled events, then Ben will show and explain common use cases like panning and zooming images, drawing and object gestures. Participants […]

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Data in the Cloud (Peter Laudati)

Thursday, February 10, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM When people talk about migrating their applications to the cloud, one of the primary topics discussed is storage.  How is the data stored?!  The Windows Azure platform offers different storage options, including SQL Azure for relational data.  As you’ll see in tonight’s talk, it’s pretty easy […]

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A Tour Around My First Windows Phone 7 Application (Benjamin Day)

Thursday, February 3, 2011, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (Note the special start time — a half hour later this month.  Pizza will be served at 6:30, and the presentation starts at 7:00.) Download Presentation Material What’s it like to write a real Windows Phone 7 application?  How similar is it to writing a regular […]

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