Geospatial Business Intelligence using SQL Server and Bing Maps
"The session will show how a local government organisation is benefitting from building a Community Intelligence Hub built around SQL Servers Geospatial capabilities along with Bing Maps that enables them to:
• Share information and intelligence within the authority and with other stakeholders
• Report on Government information requirements and statutory duties
• Monitor and provide information on Service Delivery Performance
• Direct limited resources to achieve the greatest effect
Introduction to Windows Azure Platform - Windows Azure, SQL Azure and AppFabric
Windows Azure provides the platform to build scaleable, resilient and highly available applications from the cloud, but how? In this session we put the components together and help you get the understanding you need to help your organisation take advantage of platform.
With the release of Internet Explorer 9 web developers can confidently use CSS3 selectors and several other features of CSS3 in their work. This session is a solid introduction to CSS3 by way of practical examples that can get you started using CSS3 on your projects today. Rachel demonstrates how CSS3 can save you time and effort when implementing designs and adding the finishing touches to interfaces, taking you through some of the core features of CSS3 including advanced selectors, media queries and the all important rounded corners and drop-shadows. In addition to discovering how CSS3 changes the way that we develop for modern browsers, we will also discuss strategies for using CSS3 even when we need to support older browsers.
Working with the Windows Azure Platform - the good, the bad and the ugly
Rob has been working with the Windows Azure Platform since it was codenamed "Red Dog", prior to commercial launch. This session will expose what it is really like to build solutions using the Windows Azure Platform. Rob will share a number of case studies to talk about Windows Azure in the wild, and give an honest, independent assessment of the good, the bad and the ugly.