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  1. To Hint or Not (And When) ?

    Starting with short introduction about different ways of query optimization, participants will be engaged in exploring and explaining different types (query, join and table) of query optimizer hints.

    526 votes
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    • Public vs. Private Cloud

      This session is intended to encourage discussion on topic which cloud solution is better and why. Should we invest in private cloud and out own supporting staff or should we buy services from some public cloud vendor? Is the solution somewhere in the middle as Microsoft proposes? All kind of discussions are welcome.

      488 votes
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      • Is this secure enough?

        What technologies are you using in a day to day basis? Is it HTTPS (SSL/TLS)? Or VPN (PPTP,L2TP/IPSec,SSL)? Or is it BitLocker or TrueCrypt drive encryption? Maybe it's just plain old web browser and web surfing? If you use any of those technologies (or any other not listed here) do you think this technology or software is secure enough? Do you think your business and private data are secured? This lecture will talk about some aspects of (in)security in those technologies and it will try to show some of the bad stuff an attacker can do to compromise your system,…

        381 votes
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        • Windows deployment - go the free way with the Microsoft deployment tooling

          Discuss about how far you can get with the free Microsoft tooling for deploying Windows client and server OS-es. When do you need 'paid' solutions? In my opinion the free tools MDT, WAIK en WDS can get you quite far.

          339 votes
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          • VB6-to-.NET migration: myths, truths, and real-world experience

            Microsoft official support for VB6 has expired in March 2009, yet there are many billions lines of VB6 code waiting to be converted to VB.NET. Many companies have postponed this step, but it’s now time to take a decision. Should they convert their code with the help of a tool or rewrite everything from scratch? What about converting to a language other than VB.NET? In this informal talk we will discuss all the available options and talk about some real-world migrations.

            234 votes
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            • SBS 7: New opportunities & challenges for IT Pros and Developers

              The new version of Small Business Server is here (almost). IT Professionals can now use the 2010 version of Exchange Server and Developers could start to play with Sharepoint Foundation Server 2010. Reporting Services are also present. IT Professionals have a new challenge to master Sharepoint Administration and Developers can create solutions for Sharerpoint. Both worlds must learn to communicate and collaborate. Do you think that this is possible? Come to this session to discuss your ideas with an IT Professional and a Developer. This session is addressed to both worlds, share your thoughts through this great discussion!

              213 votes
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              • Migrating Your Applications to Microsoft App-V: The Good, The Bad, and The Incompatible

                The cost savings and reliability benefits of moving applications to Microsoft App-V are well known. But many IT teams are reluctant to do it because of the time and costs associated with such a large project. This session will explore the potential pitfalls and best practices for moving applications to Microsoft App-V. What elements make up a successful project plan? What are the issues with sequencing? How can you tell which applications make good candidates for App-V conversion and which don't? How should you handle 64-bit applications? Come share your stories and hear from others about what works and what…

                209 votes
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                • Big changes ahead the IT: How does cloud computing will change the work force?

                  The session discuss how cloud computing and related technologies will impact the IT workforce.
                  Virtualization, SaaS and unified communications combined with greater force mobility triggers a "transformation of the desktop" enabling device-agnostic service delivery.
                  Widespread transaction automation and outsourcing, and the resulting shift in retained skills, mean almost everyone is becoming a knowledge worker.
                  Fewer than 25% of employees currently within IT will remain.
                  CIO face the choice of expanding to lead a business shared services group, or seeing their position shrink to manage technology delivery.

                  205 votes
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                  • Migrating Applications to Windows 7: Lessons Learned From Project Planning through to Deployment

                    If you aren't moving your company to Windows 7 this year, you probably will be in 2011. Most experts agree that migrating your application portfolio to Windows 7 is the most difficult and time-consuming phase of the project. This session will explore the potential pitfalls and best practices for moving applications to Windows 7. What elements belong in any successful project plan? How should you handle application compatibility testing? Are the issues different if you are migrating from Windows XP or Windows Vista? How are you handling 64-bit applications? Should you simultaneously move applications to Microsoft App-V? What applications should…

                    202 votes
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                    • Implementing System Center Service Manager 2010 - ITIL and MOF frameworks best practices

                      Based on real scenarios, the session discuss how System Center Service Manager 2010 built-in best practices from frameworks like MOF, ITIL, COBIT, and ISO provides a powerful vehicle for reducing IT costs, improving end-user service, and supporting compliance throughout an organization.
                      This session discuss how to build SCSM configuration management database (CMDB) and how to better integrate the processes that automatically connects knowledge and information from System Center Operations Manager, System Center Configuration Manager and Active Directory.

                      149 votes
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                      • Silverlight vs. HTML5 - Interactive Panel

                        Join Tim Huckaby as he moderates a distingished panel of Microsoft Regional Directors and some other pilars of the industry in a interactive panel discussion around the issues, excitement, bold promise, and confusion around SilverLight and HTML5.

                        139 votes
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                        • Reducing cost while improving performance when deploying server virtualization

                          Provisioning new VMs should not take hours. Technologies including thin and rapid provisioning can reduce costs while improve performance. Using these technologies you can rapidly deploy new VMs while reducing the overall deployment time down from hours to minutes. Technolgies exist today that can help reclaim 90% of an enterprise's time and space for a more efficient data center.

                          138 votes
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                          • The virtual desktop (VDI) storage challenge

                            VDI implementations are characterized by write intensive random I/O patterns. Vasts amount of expensive high performance storage is typically deployed to properly sustain a sizable VDI deployment. As a result the cost per virtual desktop instance is often prohibitively high - the storage costs being one of the main obstacles to the wider VDI acceptance. The BOF session will cover various software approaches to drastically reduce the size and cost of storage while maintaining and even improving performance of scalable VDI implementations.

                            119 votes
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                            • Behaviour Driven Development In The Enterprise

                              In the majority of enterprises, the development effort is focused upon "value" to be delivered to the various consumers of that development effort. This can be captured as the behaviours to be exhibited by the application in the ubiquitous Given When Then language of Behaviour Driven Development.

                              BDD is a relative newcomer to our ever-growing collection of three letter acronyms. This session will be a discussion of some of the benefits and issues in implementing it in the enterprise. Such as:

                              What benefits do we see from "defining done"?
                              Who writes these features & scenarios?
                              Are the features/scenarios "living" documents? …

                              118 votes
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                              • Entity Framework level 400

                                Entity Framework is awesome but it’s often not used to full capacity.
                                LINQ to Entities is really great but a bad knowledge of it can imply bad performance.
                                T4 is fantastic for many things. Associated with EF, you can really come into data driven dreamt world.
                                In this session, I will show you how Entity Framework is powerful.

                                114 votes
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                                • What is your virtualization strategy?

                                  Is your company leaning towards virtualization? Have you already started to virtualize but would like to see if there are better ways? Join with like minds in this discussion.

                                  105 votes
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                                  • Microsoft Communities Around the World

                                    This session will explain how to successfully organize supported events and explain what resources are available to the organizers, starting from funding, web site hosting, template web sites, speakers from Speaker Bureau, etc.
                                    If you are User Group Leader, MVP or you just want to organize similar event, come and ask the questions that will be (for sure) answered! Representatives from INETA, GITCA and MCT Europe will be there!

                                    103 votes
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                                    • Shoot your System Center questions!

                                      Come and join us during this BoF on System Center. Time to sit down with fellow System Center users, share your experiences and issues with System Center in the real world and got them solved!
                                      If you have some System center related questions but never dared to ask or found no one to answer them this is a BoF you wouldn’t want to miss! Come join Simon Skinner, Maarten Goet and Alexandre Verkinderen to discuss lessons learned around System Center in general in an Open Forum discussion.

                                      101 votes
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                                      • The right tool for the job - Windows Deployment

                                        In this session David will walk you through the different options when it comes to Windows 7 deployment and will help you identify the correct tool for each kind of environment, covering from manual installations to fully automated deployments.

                                        81 votes
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                                        • What can we do with T4?

                                          In Visual Studio, a text template is a mixture of text blocks and control logic that can generate a text file. The control logic is written as fragments of program code in Visual C# or Visual Basic. The generated file can be text of any kind, such as a Web page, or a resource file, or program source code in any language. Text templates can be used at run time to produce part of the output of an application. They can also be used for code generation, in which the templates help build part of the source code of an…

                                          74 votes
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