July Atlanta .NET User Group Meeting and a Special Event

OUR NEXT MEETING:

Monday, July 28, 2008 at 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Atlanta Microsoft Office

6:00    Networking and Refreshments
6:30    Tutorial or Q&A Session
7:15    Announcements
7:30    Technical Presentation

Special Event on July 16, 2008!!!

In addition to the meeting on July 28th, come to .NET University on ASP.NET on Wednesday, July 16. We’ll be starting with some fundamentals about ASP.NET and moving quickly into more advanced things like AJAX and the MVC framework, as well as working with IIS7 and Live services. It’s more than a how the stuff works – it’s why you’d want to use it and where and when it makes sense to do so.

This course is appropriate for folks who have been doing some basic ASP.NET work for a while and want to get a better understanding of the infrastructure, as well as people who are curious about MVC and Live Services.

The event includes free breakfast and lunch, and some giveaways at the end.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032382618&Culture=en-US is the link to register.

Our Regular Meeting…

New Features in SQL Server 2008 for Application Developers

Speaker: Whiney Weaver and Sergey Barskiy

As most of us have heard, SQL Server 2008 is due to be released in third quarter of this year. This marks another milestone in Microsoft’s flagship database product. As with every release, Microsoft’s engineers are introducing many new features that are designed to make application developers’ lives easier, make them more productive and efficient. There are many more features that are oriented toward database administrators, which are meant to improve SQL Server in many areas, including performance, security and other aspects of the product. This talk will concentrate on features that a software developer is interested in. We will attempt to organize these features and show how new technology can be used to accomplish everyday tasks. We will highlight functionality that can make developers more productive and improve overall application performance at the same time.

About the speakers: Whitney Weaver is a senior consultant with Magenic Technologies, a technical consulting firm which has achieved Microsoft Gold Partner Certification in Integrated E-Business, Microsoft Business Solutions, and Business Intelligence. He focuses on data technologies within the Microsoft product line. Over the past 11 years he has implemented SQL Server solutions for a number of industries including Energy Management, Financial Services, Health Insurance, Manufacturing, and State Government. Whitney regularly speaks at user groups and other developer events.

Sergey Barskiy is a senior consultant with Magenic Technologies. Prior to joining Magenic he has worked for Horizon Software for over 10 years, starting as a quality assurance engineer and working his way to a VP. He has been developing applications using Microsoft based technologies for over 10 years. He has bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He holds MCP, MCAD, MCSD certifications for .NET and MCDBA. He was a speaker at the last Atlanta Code Camp; his talk was on CSLA. He worked with SQL Server for over 6 years. He has been working in IT industry in the US for over 12 years. He has been programming since high school back in his native Ukraine.

Meeting Location and Directions
Microsoft Corporation
1125 Sanctuary Pkwy.
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30004

Directions to Microsoft