Monday, April 20, 2009

Ahmedabad SQL Server User Group – April 2009 Meeting

We are just done with the April 2009 meeting and it was wonderful!

Tejas gave a wonderful introduction and welcome speech. He spoke about the user group in general and shared information about the upcoming TECH-ED India 2009. All UG members are eligible for a 25% discount for TECH-ED India 2009.

My session was on the XML capabilities of SQL Server 2008. We discussed almost all of the XML processing capabilities of SQL Server 2008 including the capability to Generate, load, query, validate and modify XML documents. We discussed XML indexes as well.

There were some give-away items, in addition to ice-cream and snacks, like some copies of SQL Server standard magazine, PASS 2007 Summit DVDs and some technical books and stickers, pens etc.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

PUG Windows 7 Day – IT Pro : An exclusive in-depth one-day workshop

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Venue: Capgemini India A-1, Technology Park, MIDC Talwade, Pune - 412 114

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

SSWUG.ORG Spring Ultimate Virtual Conference - Discount Code for INUG Members

Dear Indore .NET User Group Members,

SSWUG.ORG Spring Ultimate Virtual Conference

April 22, 23 and 24, 2009

SQL Server vConference

.NET Development vConference

Business Intelligence vConference

Sharepoint vConference

As Affiliates with SSWUG.ORG, all of our group members get a discount when registering for any of the disciplines for their Spring Ultimate Virtual Conference. In addition to the discount code INDNETUG, SSWUG.ORG has started a contest for all of their Affiliate Groups to enter.

The rules of the contest are as follows:

If we can get 100% of our members to sign up for one or more of the disciplines at the Spring Virtual Conference, everyone in our group will receive a one year membership to (a $79.95 value). If you already have a paid SSWUG membership, your account will be extended for an additional year.

In addition, the user group that signs up the highest percentage of members (under 100%) also receives SSWUG one year paid memberships for everyone in their group.

Sign up for the Virtual Conference and let’s win the SSWUG memberships!

SSWUG Free Community Event

There is going to be a 100% free Community Event brought to you by SSWUG.ORG that is taking place on April 17th. All you have to do is register and you get to see these speakers:

Register here for the free event

Here is the quick rundown on the sessions:

· Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services - Designing and Managing High Performance Cubes: Donald Farmer. With Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Analysis Services offers advanced features for design and manageability. This session will explore in data two of these features: the best practices design alerts and dynamic management views. Design alerts guide you with important advice throughout the development stage of a cube. We’ll show how to work with the alerts, and how to manage their various subtleties. Having deployed a more efficient cube, the dynamic management views enable the administrator to query for information regarding connections, sessions, and server performance. We will introduce these views and drill down into many examples of their usage.

· Useful, effective, pre-made SharePoint templates– from Microsoft, for free: Callahan. Need a help desk, timecard, or vacation request site? Considering just creating them yourself? Don’t. Not until you explore the pre-existing application templates available from Microsoft. Free for download, Microsoft has 40 fantastic application templates, not to mention the Community Kit for SharePoint with offerings such asenhanced blog templates, or sites for user groups. So before you invest time and technology in rolling your own, check out this session and get an idea of what’s been rolled for you.

· Silverlight for Beginners: Tim Heuer. XAML, WPF, VS, Blend…what are all these acronyms? Let’s take a deep breath and step back to look at the spectrum of what Silverlight is (and isn’t) and what you need to know starting from ground zero. No knowledge of WPF or Silverlight is required and well get you started building your first Silverlight application in no time!

· Introduction to Data Dude: Ted Malone. In this session attendees will learn about Microsoft Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Developers aka Data Dude. This product provides database developers with tools for database development, change management and testing. This session will walk through the available features of data dude and detail where they can be best utilized.

· SQL Server Round Table: Paul Nielsen, Chris Shaw, Stephen Wynkoop. Stephen, Chris and Paul sit down in an open forum and discuss questions about SQL Server 2008 and questions that have come up from the past conferences. This session will show some of the different opinions that developers and administrators have when working with SQL Server.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009 is searching new hosting provider.

year back B.NET (Bangalore .NET user group) moved to its new online home and hosted using community server. but due to some hosting/server problem now it is looking for new service provider. So if anyone knows good service provider please send a mail to activeFolks [AT]

Thanks in advance..