Friday, August 10, 2012

August 2012 Meeting–Entity Framework 5.0

The next Northwest Arkansas .Net User Group meeting will be held  August  14, 2012 at 6:00 PM at Rockfish in Rogers. Brian Sullivan will be presenting on Entity Framework 5.0.

Please RSVP before noon on August 14th so we can order enough food for everyone.

New Location:

ROGERS, AR 72758

Please use the main lobby doors in the center of the building. If entering from the front the cafeteria will be toward the back on the left.

The doors lock at 6:00 PM so if you have trouble getting in please call (479)274-8448

Meeting Information

Title: Entity Framework 5.0

Entity Framework 5.0 introduces some highly anticipated features, including Enums, SQL Server spatial data types, and table-valued functions, as well as across-the-board performance improvements. We'll take a look at each of these, as well as some other features in post-4.0 releases that you might not know about, such as validation and an improved change-tracking API.

About the Presenter: Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan is a senior consultant for Improving Enterprises in Dallas, TX. He got his start in programming maintaining legacy mainframe applications in COBOL at a large trucking company, but quickly realized he needed to find a more productive environment in order to stay sane. He jumped at the opportunity to help transition some of those COBOL applications to .NET, and he hasn’t looked back since. He has been working with Microsoft technologies for about 7 years, and is interested in increasing the exposure of agile techniques and methodologies in the Microsoft developer community. He is the former leader of the Shreveport .NET User Group and speaks frequently at local user groups and regional conferences. Brian is a Microsoft MVP in Data Platform Development and graduate of Harding University in Searcy, AR.


6:00 PM - 6:15 PM - Welcome and News, Sign-in and Food
6:15 PM - 8:10 PM - Main Presentation
8:10 PM - 8:30 PM - Closing and Prize give-a-ways


3100 MARKET ST. SUITE 101 
ROGERS, AR 72758

Please forward this announcement to anyone you think would be interested.