Analysis Services in SQL Server 2005 benefits from rich data model support, an enhanced development environment and strong management tools. We’ll begin our session by working with data sources, data source views, and the Unified Dimensional Model. We’ll then review dimension types and hierarchy support and build a cube. Our discussion will also include a brief introduction into XMLA and MDX and key performance indicators. By the end of the session, the attendee should have a basic understanding of the components that make up Analysis Services. For more info and to register, please go to this link: http://www.metrotorontoug.com/User+Group+Events/230.aspx
Ever wondered how things *really* work in the CLR?
Join John Lam on a whirlwind tour from Ruby to Lightweight Code Generation to Managed C++ to the Windows Presentation Foundation. We'll take a look at what it takes to write a program in Ruby that displays flash cards using WPF graphics. We'll see how new features in .NET 2.0 makes it possible to write an extremely high-performance bridge from Ruby, an unmanaged scripting language, to the .NET libraries. You'll walk away with an end-to-end understanding of how a call originates from unmanaged code to .NET and back to unmanaged code. Go sign up now!
Join Dave Lloyd for a tour of the features of Visual Studio Team Systems (VSTS). Very light on the Power Point - heavy on the demos!
Today's software systems are comprised of numerous distributed services, spanning platforms, protocols, and programming languages, all with significant impact on the operations environment. Moreover, teams have become increasingly specialized and geographically distributed. Successful deployment of modern solutions depends on bridging the communication gap between development and operations so that the entire IT department is represented early and often throughout the software lifecycle.
The new Visual Studio Team System expands significantly on Microsoft's demonstrated successes in delivering highly productive tools, by offering businesses tightly integrated and extensible lifecycle tools to increase the predictability of their software development process.
Dave will cover these topics:
* Connecting to Team Foundation Server
* Selecting a Process
* Project Portal
* Process Guidance
* Work Items
* Designers (Class/Application/DataCentre/Deployment)
* Source control
* Comparing VSTS with Source Safe 2005
* Unit testing
* Creating a test
* Running a test
* Manual Tests
* Code Coverage
* Static Analysis
Location: 200 Bloor Street East (Manulife Financial)
To register and for more information, please view this link.
One of the more intriguing enhancements to SQL Server 2005 is the ability to execute managed code from within triggers, stored procedures and SQL statements. No long do developers have to learn T-SQL in order to manipulate data from within the database.
But like many new features, the key to success is not only understanding how, but also when, to use the technology. The goal of this session is to provide you with both sides of the story. You will see how to create managed code procedures and use them from within SQL Server 2005. As well (and probably more importantly), we will discuss when it is appropriate to do so and what limitations (such as security and functionality) exist. At the end of the session, you should be well prepared to answer these fundamental questions in your own environment.
To see more information or to register, click <a href="http://www.cttdnug.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=92">here</a>
For just about every company, the incursion of Web services into the corporate environment is inevitable. The need to work with external partners combined with the familiarity of the infrastructure will be the tipping point for the technology. In fact, for most companies the needed infrastructure is already in place in the form of Web servers, firewalls, and proxy servers. But there are many design questions that need to be addressed before Web services can become an integral part of the corporate environment. The goal of this interactive Architect's Lunch session is to take an in-depth look at the most common service architecture design questions. For more information, click here
"Web Parts: SharePoint Products and Services vs. ASP.NET 2.0"
Eli Robillard and Ali Kheradvar explain and demonstrate the methods of developing SharePoint and Whidbey Web Parts.
SharePoint introduced Web Parts, a powerful type of .NET Server Control which simplifies interface development and usability for corporate portals. Now, the concept (along with personalization and other SharePoint paradigms) is being rolled into ASP.NET v2.0 for more widespread use.
Learn how to bring the power and flexibility of these components into your own toolbox.
Location: 200 Bloor Street East (Manulife Financial)
To register and for more information, please view this link
ObjectSharp was approached my Matt Cassell a grade 10 student at Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School to help sponsor an event at his high school. Matt along with David Totzke (president and founder of the CTTDNUG) will be giving a presentation on mobile development. With funds tight at the school Matt was looking for a sponsor for the event. ObjectSharp was happy to buy pizza and pop for the attendees. Great work Matt, keep it up.
In his presentation at the Business Process Integration & Workflow Conference, ObjectSharp Senior Consultant Matt Meleski will discuss techniques to handle large messages in BizTalk 2004. As messages are being processed by the BizTalk engine, automatic persistence operations will store messages to the MessageBox database. Additionally, when a map is invoked in BizTalk, large XSLT transformations are performed primarily in memory.
This discussion will include demonstrations that will include methods to control database persistence of large messages and techniques to increase the performance of mapping large messages. Some of these techniques will include using Atomic scope shapes to control persistence points, implementing FIFO patterns and performing transformations of large messages in SQL Server.
To sign up for the conference, please use this link: