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Sep 14, 2015
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Windows IT Pro

Overcoming Chartaphobia: Moving Your Organization Toward Interesting and Enlightening Data Visualization  

Speaker: Meagan Longoria Do your organization's reports consist mostly of giant tables of data? Perhaps you've gotten as far as adding KPI indicators to the tables. Although tables of data presented as reports are commonly found in many organizations, they might be doing you and your users a disservice. You should optimize your data visualization just as you optimize your databases. Reports are a user interface that must be purposefully designed to help users achieve their goal of making informed decisions....More
Sep 14, 2015
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Windows IT Pro

SQL Server Internals and Architecture  

Speaker: Kevin Kline Let’s face it. You can effectively do many IT jobs related to SQL Server without knowing the internals of how SQL Server works. Many great developers, DBAs, and designers get their day-to-day work completed on time and with reasonable quality while never really knowing what’s happening behind the scenes. But if you want to take your skills to the next level, it’s critical to know SQL Server’s internal processes and architecture....More
Sep 14, 2015
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Windows IT Pro

The Database: The Elephant in the ALM Room  

Speaker: Grant Fritchey Many teams and individuals are still building their databases and maintaining them through old-fashioned manual processes, even as they move toward an automated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) through the adoption of DevOps best practices. These manual processes affect the ability of your databases to keep up with modern development. Is there a technical reason for this slow adoption of ALM best practices in the database world, or is there a cultural problem preventing a reassessment of these manual processes? Or, could it be both?...More
Sep 14, 2015
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Windows IT Pro

Top 10 DBA Mistakes in SQL Server  

Speaker: Kevin Kline Microsoft SQL Server is easier to administrate than any other relational database on the market. But “easier than everything else” doesn’t mean it’s easy. And it doesn’t mean that database administration on SQL Server is problem-free. Because many of us fall into the role of database administrator without professional training, we end up encountering issues that others solved years ago. Why not learn from those who first blazed the trails of database administration, so that we don’t make the same mistakes over and over again?...More
Sep 14, 2015
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Windows IT Pro

A Security Tester's Toolbox  

Speaker: Niall Merrigan Kali, Backbox, Metasploit, BeEF: All tools in an arsenal to break through security barriers. This talk gives you an introduction and demos of the tools and how they can be used to get through your defenses. It's more a massive demo than a talk, as well as an exploration of the available programs and what they can do, to help you understand how to spot problems and defend against them. We'll cover recon, exploitation, and maintenance of exploits....More
Sep 14, 2015
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Windows IT Pro

AngularJS and ASP.NET MVC Playing Nice  

Speaker: Miguel Castro Angular continues to take the market on a wild ride. Its courses are popular and its developer base is growing daily. Google wrote Angular to have no external dependencies and in fact many devs use it with HTML alone. But we’re Microsoft devs, and we know that ASP.NET MVC is the best delivery platform for HTML. So why not also make it an equally awesome delivery platform for Angular-based apps? When using ASP.NET MVC, you need to know how to set up Angular with regard to modules, controllers, and services....More
Sep 14, 2015
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Windows IT Pro

Building Cross-Platform Mobile Solutions Using Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova  

Speaker: Bill Ayers Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova is a great solution if you want to build apps for a range of platforms, particularly for mobile devices. You can use the familiar Visual Studio tooling along with your existing JavaScript and HTML5 skills to build solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Windows Phone, without the need to learn how to use native development environments. Cross-platform development inevitably includes an element of compromise, but this session will show you how to get the most out of the tooling and attain cross-platform Nirvana with minimal effort....More
Sep 14, 2015
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Windows IT Pro

CSS Best Practices, Style Guide, and Tips  

Speaker: Chris Love CSS is an odd language that's used to describe how markup should be rendered in a browser. It's nothing like the languages developers use to build applications; however, developers are asked to use it as part of their web development arsenal. Unfortunately, designers and developers have created more waste and bad CSS than we have time to audit. In this session we'll review common bad practices and how to correct them. In the process we'll cover good CSS coding styles and learn some tips to make even the greenest web developer more productive....More
Sep 14, 2015
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Windows IT Pro

From Dull to Dazzling: How Visualization and InfoGraphics Enhance Data Comprehension  

Speaker: Walt Ritscher Our applications and devices are gathering and storing data at unprecedented levels. Once the information is in our data centers, we need tools to help us understand the hidden knowledge contained in that stockpile. We’ve got BI tools that can help, but at some point in the data analytics cycle you need to show results to the stakeholder. That’s when choosing the correct visual representation of the data becomes vital. Do it wrong, and the data is merely wrapped in pretty graphics; do it right, and clear and meaningful patterns appear like magic....More
Sep 14, 2015
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Windows IT Pro

JavaScript Patterns and Node Idioms  

Speaker: Rob Richardson Good software practices don't end just because you're building a thick client in the browser. The JavaScript community is a flourishing boutique of high-quality tools and techniques. We'll dig into some of the more popular JavaScript patterns that have emerged from the Node community, look at some great techniques and patterns for browser development, and brush up on things that make JavaScript a phenomenal place to work....More
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