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GCNUG/SQL User Group October 2009 Meeting

GCNUG (Greater Charleston .NET User Group)

Thursday, October 8, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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GCNUG Meeting Attendee Ended Free  
SQL User Group Attendee Ended Free  

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October Meeting - 8 October 2009 6PM

Our next meeting on October 8th, 2009 at Blackbaud on Daniel Island will feature the Greater Charleston .NET User Group meeting in one room with the brand new SQL Server User Group meeting in another room. Both groups will meet at the same location on the same night so you have a choice of which session you’d like to attend.

This month the Greater Charleston .NET User Group is pleased to host Microsoft Developer Evangelist Glen Gordon who will give a presentation on building connected applications with Silverlight.


GCNUG Topic - Building Connected Silverlight Applications

Silverlight is a compelling platform for building visually engaging applications that run within a browser. Many sessions focus on building UI, but not too many address how to effectively interact with services, either on the web or within your organization, from Silverlight. In this session, we’ll examine how to consume a variety of services from Silverlight, like SOAP, REST and WCF. We’ll highlight tips & tricks for communicating securely and efficiently with services, as well as how to debug effectively.

We’ll also look at creating interesting mashups in Silverlight using the wide variety of services that are available on the web today.

Glen Gordon, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft

Glen Gordon is a Developer Evangelist with Microsoft. He presents to developer audiences around the country at user groups and conferences, and supports the developer communities in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Originally from New York, Glen Gordon earned a degree in applied psychology from Georgia Institute of Technology, where he studied the learning process and how humans interact with computers. Glen joined Microsoft in 2003 and he has almost 20 years of experience as a software trainer and developer. Glen lives near Atlanta with his wife and three children, and his hobbies include playing the piano and all things Disney. Read Glen’s blog at or follow him on twitter @glengordon.

SQL Topic:        

Fortress SQL Server



We'll look at best practices for securing SQL Server and the data contained within from a DBA's perspective. We'll dive in to the technical aspects of locking down SQL Server as well as what to consider on the OS side. SQL Server 2000 through 2008 will be covered.






K. Brian Kelley

Brian is a SQL Server author, columnist, and Microsoft MVP focusing primarily on SQL Server security. He is a contributing author for How to Cheat at Securing SQL Server 2005 (Syngress) and Professional SQL Server 2008 Administration (Wrox). Brian currently serves as a database administrator / architect for AgFirst Farm Credit Bank where he can concentrate on his passion: SQL Server. He previously was a systems and security architect for AgFirst Farm Credit Bank where he worked on Active Directory, Windows security, VMware, and Citrix.

In the technical community, Brian is president of the Midlands PASS Chapter, an official chapter of PASS. Brian is also a junior high youth minister at Spears Creek Baptist Church in Elgin, SC.

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Let us know you're coming! Please RSVP so we know how much pizza to buy!

Have questions about GCNUG/SQL User Group October 2009 Meeting? Contact GCNUG (Greater Charleston .NET User Group)

When & Where

2000 Daniel Island Drive
Charleston, SC 29492-7541

Thursday, October 8, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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