Singapore .NET User Group - April UG Meeting
UG Meeting will be held on 18th April 2011 on next Monday, at Level 21 Auditorium from 1900hrs – late. Light refreshments will be served before the session.
From the trenches: Lessons learnt working on Azure
Mahesh Krishnan, Principal Consultant, Readify
1900 hrs – 2000 hrs
Mahesh Krishnan, from Melbourne, Australia speaks about the lessons learnt working on one of the largest Azure projects in Australia. The application which is set to go live soon uses web roles, worker roles, VM roles, queues, blobs, tables, WIF, and Sync Framework, among other things. When it goes live it will feature hundreds of thousands of SQL Azure databases and scores of services hosted on Windows Azure. Come and find out what the team learnt on things such as deployment, configuration, security, diagnostics, testing etc.
Mahesh Krishnan works as a Principal Consultant for Readify, in Melbourne Australia. He has written the book “Silverlight 4 for Dummies” published by Wiley Publishers and speaks frequently at Industry events such as Tech Ed and ReMix. He is very active in the Melbourne .NET community and helps organise conferences such as “Developer Developer Developer” and Silverlight code camp in Melbourne. He also runs Victoria .NET, which is the one of the largest .NET user groups in Australia and he is one of the founding members of the Silverlight Developer and Designer Network.
Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools
Justin Lee, C# MVP
2015 hrs – 2115 hrs
VS Productivity Power Tools is an extension which few people know about its features and how many productivity improvements it adds to VS2010.
A weird, passionate geek for technology with an undying love to pick at every flaw that will hopefully improve technology all around. Owns a lovely MacBook Pro with 8gigs of ram, involved intimately with Linux and works closely with Microsoft technologies. Owner of an HTC Hero Android phone, once owned an iPhone 3g, still owns a 1st gen Sony Ericsson W800i. A coder of many languages, from Haskell to C#, from F# to Ruby. A jack of all technology, a master of one. Motto is “Taking over the world with every line of code”.
Business Connectivity Services is a new provided to what earlier existed as Business Data Catalogue in SharePoint. BCS adds a lot of new features and has been enhanced immensely now.
BCS connects with the external systems including but not limited to:
1. Microsoft SQL Server Databases
2. Your very own custom applications
3. Other SharePoint WebSites
4. Web Services hosted
All these sources are exposed as SharePoint Lists, hence all the operations which are applicable to lists can be performed on the external content using these lists.
One of the main improvement is these lists are bi-directional in nature. It’s a hugh benefit from its predecessor. Now you can even update the data in the external source apart from displaying ii in the SharePoint 2010 Site.