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Devlifestyle Feb 2012 Event


Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 12:30 PM to 4:35 PM (AST)

Devlifestyle Feb 2012 Event

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DevLifeStyle 1st 2012 Activity...

Location: (Click here for location map)

  • Prince Sultan Univeristy
  • Males section
  • Auditorium (after entering males section, take first left, go straight until you reach a building. Entrance is a door on first right)

DevLifeStyle invites you and your fellow developers to attend the next community event on Thursday 9th of February.

 ***(event for males only due to venue restrictions)***


Note: Please register ONLY if you actually plan to attend. Not doing so causes us a lot of trouble planning the events...



Event Agenda


Time Slot 1: 12:30 - 1:20 PM

The Art of SQL Server Performance Tuning – Part 1: Understanding Your T-SQL Code for Better Performance

(Speaker: Hossam Alfraih)

In this session Hossam will explain some must know concepts about know how your T-SQL code behave and execute, and which part of your code needs to be changed for better performance. During this presentation, you will have some tips, hints, and best practices on the go. Don’t forget to bring your questions as well!


Time Slot 2: 1:25 - 2:15 PM

Session: Building Extensible REST Services with WCF

(Speaker: Mohamad Halabi)

The session will start with the popular SOAP vs. REST and when to use which in real-life applications. The demo will then show converting a SOAP WCF service into REST while explaining the cons and pros of each approach. Finally, you will see how to utalize WCF extensibility power by customizing WCF channel layer to satisfy application needs. 


Time Slot 3: 2:20 - 3:10 PM

Session: Introducing SQL Server Data Tools SSDT

(Speaker: Nabeel Derhem)

This session introduces SSDT (previously called Juneau) and how developers can finally manage their SSIS, SSRS, SSAS, and databases through one central tool inside Visual Studio. Managing SQL Azure, offline and online development will also be discussed. If you're a .NET developer, or a SQL server professional, this is a must attend session.


Time Slot 4: 3:10 - 3:40 PM

Prayer + Light Lunch


Time Slot 5: 3:40 - 4:30 PM

Session: Windows 8. The Metro Style

(Speaker: Mohamed Mosallem)

In this session you will have an overview on the Windows 8 OS and the new applications style, you will see how we can utilize our existing skill set to develop for this new platform.


Time Slot 6: 4:30 - 4:35 PM

Draw and Closing




Hossam Alfraih: SQLServerPath Founder | DevLifeStyle & ITdigest Board Member

Hossam is a Senior Database Architect at Al-Elm Co. and he has been using SQL Server since version 7.0. He earned MCTS SQL Server 2005 & 2008, MCITP Database Developer 2008, and MCITP Database Administrator 2008 certificates. He works as a freelancer Technical Consultant specialized in Database Systems and Performance Tuning.

He founded (with Nabeel Derhem) the SQLServerPath Community. Hossam is a board member in ITdigest and DevLifeStyle communities as well. You can visit his blog (www.SaudiGeek.NET), follow him in Twitter (@SaudiGeekNET) and connect with him.

Mohamad Halabi: Microsoft MVP & DevLifeStyle Lead

Mohamad works as a connected systems architect at the Ministry of Higher Education and has vast experience in MS technologies such as the .NET Framework, BizTalk Server, WCF, WF, and has great interest in Cloud Computing and Windows Azure. He is a frequent speaker in MS events such as GDC, Tech-Ed Dubai, and Open Door. You can reach him at

Mohamed Mosallem: Technical Consultant - DevLifeStyle Board Member

Mohamed Mosallem is a Technical Consultant based in Riyadh, he has been working with the .net Framework since its early beta in 2000, he is specialized in developing Enterprise .net Applications and Enterprise Applications Integration, Mohamed is a community board member and regular speaker at DevLifeStyle the first .net users group in Riyadh, he can be reached through his blog

Nabeel Derhem: SQLServerPath Founder & DevLifeStyle board member

Nabeel is a Solutions & Database Architect with more than 12 years of experience. He is an MCT, MCITP, MCDBA, and MCSD with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).
He is a frequent speaker in many local communities and Microsoft events, and is widely recognized for his SQL Server expertise. Nabeel is the founder of SQLServerPath community group, and a board member in DevLifeStyle. Surprisingly, he's also a top ranked boxer.

For any inquiries please contact Devlifestyle Board Member Adel AbuMadi ( & (


Finally, please be on time to have an organized and fruitful event :)


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