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Jan 15 @ NERD – Azure CosmosDB and SQL .Net API is a winning combo
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Announcing the featured talk: “What is Azure CosmosDB and why should I care about it?” by Bhavna Mangal from 7:00-8:15 – and opening session will be “Ask the Experts” from 6:30-7:00. This event is at Microsoft NERD. Government-issued ID needed for entry. Please check in at the security desk with photo id on street level. They will direct you to the first floor. AGENDA6:00-6:30: Gather, eat, drink, and be social6:30-7:00: Ask the Experts – Bring your Questions and help with Answers7:00-8:15: Featured talk – What is Azure CosmosDB and why should I care about it?8:15-8:30: Announcements – then done! FEATURED TALK: What is Azure CosmosDB and why should I care about it?FEATURED SPEAKER: Bhavna Mangal ABSTRACT: What is Azure CosmosDB and why should I care about it? It is a schema-less JSON documents database engine with rich SQL querying capabilities. We will go over Cosmos database, collections, documents creation, and stored procedures. Then we cover CosmosDB’s SQL API and how it supports relational and hierarchical queries. Finally we will cover working with CosmosDB through Azure portal and SQL API using .Net code. You will walk away with what Azure CosmosDB is and what are some of the use cases, how to set it up and do some basic querying and how to connect to .Net API to do more advanced coding. ABOUT OUR SPEAKER Bhavna Mangal (@bhavna_mangal) is a MCP and works as a Sr. Software Engineer at SGT Inc. She has been working on Web and Windows applications development in government and financial services industries. Apart from work, she is studying for the Masters program.

Boston .NET Architecture Group Monthly Meeting @ Magenic
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We are a group of software developers and architects primarily in the Boston area that get together and discuss various topics about Patterns, .NET, SQL, and anything else that interests us (The Boston .NET Architecture Group was formerly known as the Boston Code Brew). In December, 2014, we celebrated our 10th Anniversary as a group!

Some previous topics: Design Patterns, Test Driven Development, WCF, Service Oriented Architecture, Windows Workflow, Domain Driven Design, Software Factories, NHibernate, Entity Framework, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight, WPF, Testing, Javascript libraries, Security, OAuth2, Life of Consulting, DevOps, Software Security


Boston .NET Architecture Group

Waltham, MA
86 Members

We meetat the Magenic offices located at 404 Wyman Street, Suite 450, Waltham, MADescriptionNOTE: We have been around almost 12 years and we are moving from our original we…

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Boston Office 365 User Group Meeting @ MTC/NERD/Other
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm


The Boston Office 365 User Group is a community focused on sharing knowledge around Microsoft’s Office 365’s ever-growing, always changing suite of technologies. The group will focus on every level of interest, from those who are just “kicking the tires” to business users, Office 365 administrators and IT pros.


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Linux InstallFest LXIX and M.I.T. IoTFest
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A periodic get-together where volunteers from our group help people with Linux installation and other hands-on issues.

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Digital Transformation Series @ Boston, MA
Jan 22 all-day

You have a smart, multi-cloud data management approach. Don’t you?

What happens when artificial intelligence (AI), true multi-cloud, and advanced data management come together? Find out.

At this event, you’ll gain insight into:

  • How enhancing automation and orchestration with AI can drive real-time self-optimization of your data backup, recovery and DR operations
  • Why a 4-D view of your data will enable you to maximize Azure Cloud, Azure Stack, O365, and more
  • How comprehensive and heterogeneous data management is your best defense against Ransomware attacks and compliance issues (including GDPR)
  • How to accelerate workload migrations to Azure (and now Azure Stack) to create the agility you need

You will also experience hands-on demonstrations of this technology in action—enabling you to evaluate the real impact it can have on your digital transformation.

Plus, you will install and configure (yes, it’s that easy!) your free 60 day trial of Commvault software from the Azure Marketplace.

You’ll learn from the best: Top field proven experts with both Microsoft and Commvault facilitate the session, sharing their experience in helping customers harness technology to drive business results.

Register today to reserve your spot—don’t delay, as these events fill up quickly!



*Continental breakfast will be provided

Hackspace Project Night – Open to Everyone!
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Cambridge Hackspace
Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30 PM

Spend some time on your project by bringing it along to our weekly project night, an evening designed around you and what you’re working on. This wee…

Hackspace Project Night – Open to Everyone!

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019, 6:30 PM

Cambridge Hackspace
438 Somerville Avenue Somerville, MA

3 Tinkerers Attending

Spend some time on your project by bringing it along to our weekly project night, an evening designed around you and what you’re working on.This weekly event is about finding time to tinker, being creative, and meeting other members of the community. You’ll get the chance to see what others are working on, share your projects, and to get inspirati…

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