Windows Phone 7 Unleashed San Diego, May 7th

All Day (10hours) of Hands on Programming, B.Y.O. Laptop!

Windows Phone 7 is HOT! Come check out “Windows Phone 7 Unleashed” at the Microsoft San Diego office on May 7th, 2011 (register here) for everything you need to know to develop for WP7. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or you’re just starting with .NET development, there’s something in it for you.

The first half of this deep dive event is lecture and hands on lab. At the half point mark of the day, you’ll have a solid foundation for building WP7 applications.

The second half of the day is going straight to code.

Where:            Microsoft San Diego Office, 9255 Towne Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92121
When:             May 7th, 2011 from 8am to 6pm
Cost:              FREE
Sign Up:

Build the best app and win a $500 (1st place), $200 (2nd place) or $100 (3rd place) American Express gift card!

Free MarketPlace tokens for those putting their application into the marketplace (a limited supply of these, organizers of each event will collect names and we will distribute)

Telerik is sponsoring a $5000.00 Grand Prize for the best application over all of the WP7 Unleashed events that are submitted to marketplace. The top 25 will be selected and then one of the top 25 will be randomly picked for the prize (So get your app into the marketplace after the event). They are also giving EVERY attendee a free set of their $99.00 WP7 Controls.

PDSA, Inc. is pleased to sponsor the WP7 Unleashed Events. They  will be giving 2 lucky winners from each event a chance to win four 1 hour long videos on Silverlight. In addition 1 lucky person will win our Haystack Code Generator for .NET at each event that allows you to create the business and data classes and the WCF services that can be consumed by Windows Phone 7 applications!

O’Reilly will be giving away a free ebook to every attendee (Many WP7 titles) and will also donate a few books to raffle at each event.

Food and Drink (Water, Sodas) will be provided.

Parking is $15.00 for the day if you park in the building’s parking lot.  If you prefer you could park in the UTC Mall parking lot, and walk across the street to the building.

In order to deliver the best possible experience for attendees, seating at these events is VERY limited. Register now!

SQL Server 2008 R2 Map Reports Presentation, DB, and Demo Project

It’s SQL Saturday time in the OC again, and this time around I am doing a presentation on SQL Server 2008 R2 Map Visualizations.  I am notoriously bad about forgetting to post slides, and demos, so this time I am actually posting them!!

This zip file (17.8MB) includes the slide deck, my SpatialData sample database, and the BIDS projects.  You will need to restore the backup of the SpatialData database on a SQL 2008 R2 instance, and then likely edit the connection string in the shared data source.

image SQL Server 2008 R2 Map Reports Presentation, DB and Project (17.8 MB)

Feel free to use and abuse this at your will.