You will find the conference agenda below. The technical sessions have been split into two tracks - Dev and ITPro - which have extended over a two-days period (May 26-27, 2011), along with coffee/lunch breaks.

Given that we had speakers coming from outside the country, the attendees have had a chance to plan their schedule accordingly, as we have used both English and Romanian during the conference. We have also marked the sessions on the agenda as follows:

  • Session available in English - Session will be held in English only
  • Session available in Romanian / Session available in English - Session will be held in Romanian, with English as an alternative if there are enough people in the audience who do not understand Romanian
  • Session available in Romanian - Session will be held in Romanian only

Day 1 - May 26th, 2011

In order to see the session descriptions, move your mouse over the titles in the agenda; to view/download the slides, click on

Dev

ITPro

08:30-09:30 Attendee arrival - welcome coffee 08:30-09:30
09:30-10:00 Session available in Romanian / Session available in English ITCamp 2011 Keynote

ITCamp 2011 Keynote

Mihai Tătăran & Tudor Damian

The ITCamp 2011 conference keynote

Mihai Tătăran & Tudor Damian
09:30-10:00 Session available in Romanian / Session available in English
10:00-11:00 Session available in Romanian Automated testing and virtual testing labs

Testare automată și laboratoare virtuale de testare

Petru Jucovschi & Sebastian Vîjeu

In cadrul acestei sesiuni vom discuta despre necesitatea utilizarii uneltelor de testare in echipe si chiar procese de dezvoltare de aplicatii. Odata introduse uneltele din suita Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate sau Visual Studio 2010 Test Professional, vom vedea cum putem pune in valoare infrastructurile virtualizate pentru a construi laboratoare virtuale de testare.

Solutia de virtualizare si management care va permite o gestiune centralizata a acestor laboratoare este System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, iar unelte de rulare si programare automata de teste vor fi Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate si Microsoft Test & Lab Manager 2010.

In final, vom dori sa identificam beneficiile implementarii unei astfel de solutii in functie de cele mai uzuale scenarii de utilizare.

Petru Jucovschi & Sebastian Vîjeu
10:00-11:00 Session available in Romanian
11:00-11:30 Coffee break / networking 11:00-11:30
11:30-12:30 Session available in English Imported from Japan, Kanban

Imported from Japan, Kanban

Stephen Forte

Imported from Japan, Kanban is an agile methodology that is gaining a lot of traction. Kanban, or Japanese for signal card, is a process that focuses on transparency and limiting the work in progress.

By utilizing Kanban, you can pinpoint the bottlenecks and address them easily. In this session you will learn what Kanban is, how it evolved from its roots in the Toyota production system to software development, Kanban’s benefits, and how best to implement a Kanban system.

We’ll also discuss when not to use Kanban and how to modify other agile methodologies, such as Scrum, to be used in conjunction with Kanban.

Stephen Forte
11:30-12:30 Session available in English
12:30-13:30 Lunch break 12:30-13:30
13:30-14:30 Session available in Romanian / Session available in English Duplex Communication with WCF and Azure

Duplex Communication with WCF and Azure

Florin Cardașim

Today, the Microsoft platform offers a broad range of options for any possible connectivity pattern one might imagine: stateless or stateful, over the web or intranet, request-reply, one-way or duplex and so on.

In this presentation we will look in detail at current and future possibilities for duplex communication with WCF and Windows Azure, using duplex channels, long polling, web sockets or Azure Service Bus.

Florin Cardașim
Introduction to SCCM 2012

Introduction to SCCM 2012

Adrian Stoian

Attend this session to find out about the new features of System Center Configuration Manager 2012, including architectural changes, Application Model, Settings Management, Client Health and more. We will focus on the new Application Model for application deployment.

At the end of this session, terms like: Deployment Types, Requirements, User Device Affinity, Global Conditions, Uninstall, Dependencies and Supersedence will not be a secret for you anymore.

Adrian Stoian
13:30-14:30 Session available in Romanian / Session available in English
14:30-15:30 Session available in Romanian / Session available in English Windows Azure - Plug and Play!
Interoperability and The Freedom of Choice

Windows Azure - Plug and Play!
Interoperability and The Freedom of Choice

Mihai Nadăș

Windows Azure + PHP, Java, MySQL, LOLCODE? In this session we'll explore the interop possiblities Windows Azure has to offer starting from the architecture that leverages The Freedom of Choice and ending up with relevant examples and usage scenarions.

Mihai Nadăș
Private Cloud - the good, the bad and the ugly

Private Cloud - the good, the bad and the ugly

Tudor Damian

If at first the “cloud” was generally looked upon with distrust, the last couple of years have showed a significant shift in perception, with people becoming more and more familiar with what the “cloud” is and what it can do for them.

The session will look at the most common obstacles one has to overcome after the decision to build a (Virtual) Private Cloud is taken, the reasons as to why (and why not) we should consider the cloud in the first place, the main items to look at and keep track of before and during the implementation, and of course what happens *after* the implementation is finalized.

We will look at our options and solutions for building private cloud deployments. Highly sensitive topics such as Privacy, Security and Data Governance will be addressed throughout the session.

Tudor Damian
14:30-15:30 Session available in Romanian / Session available in English
15:30-16:00 Coffee break / networking 15:30-16:00
16:00-17:00 Session available in Romanian / Session available in English Year 2 - Life after Cloud

Anul 2 - Viața după Cloud

Ciprian Jichici

Am intrat in cel de-al doilea an de functionare oficiala (si platita) pentru Windows Azure iar Cloud computingul se impune din ce in ce mai clar ca fiind urmatorul mare pas in IT. Desi procesul de asmilare al tehnologiei este relativ lent, Cloud-ul transforma deja viata tutor celor implicati in IT: arhitecti, dezvoltatori, operatori, IT manageri.

Provocarile arhitecturale sunt printre cele mai importante probleme pe care acest salt tehnologic le genereaza. Integrarea cloud-ului cu zona on-premises, decuplarea, managementul starii, scalabilitatea, relational vs. non-relational, instrumentarea, monitorizarea sunt doar cateva fatete ale acestor provocari.

Vom discuta in aceasta sesiune despre ce inseamna cloud compting pentru arhitecti si vom detalia cele mai importante provocari cu care acestia se confrunta. Vom incerca in acelasi timp sa oferim si un ghid generic pentru cei care doresc sa faca primul pas catre Cloud fie prin dezvoltarea unor aplicatii noi fie prin adaptarea unora dintre componentele unei aplicatii existente.

Ciprian Jichici
Windows Intune

Windows Intune

Tudor Galoș

Windows Intune este cel mai nou produs cloud al Microsoft, ce permite companiilor să-și gestioneze PC-urile din cloud, fără a avea nevoie de investiții în infrastructură și fără a avea nevoie de overhead pe administrare.

Windows Intune simplifică mult și viața administratorilor de sistem, aceștia putând acum gestiona chiar și PC-uri neconectate la vreun Active Directory de oriunde prin intermediul unei simple interfețe web.

Veniți la această prezentare pentru a afla modul în care puteți simplifica activitățile de manangement și cum puteți reduce cheltuielile IT.

Tudor Galoș
16:00-17:00 Session available in Romanian
17:00-17:45 Session available in Romanian / Session available in English Open Panel Discussion: Cloud & Windows Azure

Open Panel Discussion: Cloud & Windows Azure

Speakers & Sponsors

Panel: Mihai Nadăș, Florin Cardașim, Petru Jucovschi, Dragoș Mănac, Tudor Galoș

Moderators: Mihai Tătăran, Tudor Damian

Speakers & Sponsors
17:00-17:45 Session available in Romanian / Session available in English

Day 2 - May 27th, 2011

In order to see the session descriptions, move your mouse over the titles in the agenda; to view/download the slides, click on

Dev

ITPro

08:30-09:00 Attendee arrival - welcome coffee 08:30-09:00
09:00-10:00 Session available in Romanian / Session available in English Software applications on 3 mobile platforms

Software applications on 3 mobile platforms

Melania Danciu

For a while now, the smartphone market has seen 3 different platforms that divide the users: iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Each platform has its pluses and minuses, and as developers, we have the task to build mobile apps quickly and efficiently. In order to make this possible, we need an overview of those platforms, to know what we can reuse, which tools we need and what are the corelations between the 3 platforms.

During this session, we will discuss what building mobile apps entails, what are the alternatives to native apss, how you can publish one such app and what are the architecture and design similarities and differences between the 3 platforms.

Melania Danciu
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Adrian Stoian, Tudor Damian

In this session we will discuss about managing a heterogenous virtualized infrastructure by using Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012.

Adrian Stoian, Tudor Damian
09:00-10:00 Session available in Romanian / Session available in English
10:00-11:00 Session available in Romanian Domain-Driven-Design with ASP.NET MVC 3 and EF CodeFirst development

Domain-Driven-Design cu ASP.NET MVC 3 și EF CodeFirst development

Gabriel Enea

In aceasta sesiune vom discuta despre suportul pentru Dependency Injection in ASP.NET MVC 3 si despre cum putem dezvolta o aplicatie in care componentele principale sunt independente unele de altele, iar testarea automata nu mai reprezinta o bariera in viata programatorului.

Gabriel Enea
Password secrets revealed!

Password secrets revealed! Everything you want to know but are afraid to ask (or had no time to check)

Paula Januszkiewicz

How old will be your grandchildren when you finally break your 12 character password with mid-complexity? What are the encryption methods? Where are passwords stored and how to decrypt or catch them?

Everybody uses passwords, hardly anyone knows how exactly they work. Have you ever wondered what could happen if somebody intercepted all your network transfers?

In this intensive session Paula will guide you through the encryption and decryption techniques being used nowadays in systems, networks and applications. You will also gain knowledge about how to secure ourselves from being fully decrypted. Be smart, be the aware administrator, know the true. Very scary!

Paula Januszkiewicz
10:00-11:00 Session available in English
11:00-11:30 Coffee break / networking 11:00-11:30
11:30-12:30 Session available in English / Session available in Romanian Fast, Faster... Async ASP.NET

Fast, Faster... Async ASP.NET

Tiberiu Covaci

Do you have any page that needs to access the database, or a web service? Do any of those takes longer than five seconds? Do you know what happens to the rest of your application?

All these questions get at least one answer during this session, together with some solutions to the problems that may arise.

Tiberiu Covaci
SQL Server code-name "Denali"

SQL Server code-name "Denali"

Cristian Lefter

The databases world is changing. Social media, event processing applications, spatial applications as well as applications with large scale-out requirements determine new patterns in data storage. In this session we will explore the most important changes introduced by the Microsoft SQL Server version 11, codename “Denali”.

Cristian Lefter
11:30-12:30 Session available in Romanian / Session available in English
12:30-13:30 Lunch break 12:30-13:30
13:30-14:30 Session available in Romanian New features in Silverlight 5

Noutăți în Silverlight 5

Raul Andrișan

Desi a fost lansat doar acum cativa ani, Silverlight a evoluat catre o plaforma tot mai completa pentru dezvoltarea de aplicatii web si desktop atat pentru aplicatii consumer cat si pentru aplicatii business. Silverlight 5 construieste in continuare cu feature-uri ca 3D, rendering mult imbunatatit de text, suport pentru rularea nativa pe 64 de biti, accelerare grafica a interfetei, cat si tool-uri de development mult imbunatatite cu suport pentru debugging si profiling.

In cadrul prezentarii vom vedea cum putem folosi toate acestea in aplicatii si cum ne ajuta pentru a avea aplicatii cat mai performante si capabile.

Raul Andrișan
High Availability for Exchange 2010

High Availability pentru Exchange 2010

Paul Roman

Accesul permanent la casuta postala si posibilitatea de comunica prin email in orice moment au devenit elemente critice in orice companie indiferent de dimensiunea ei. Din acest motiv, disponibilitatea permanenta reprezinta un element cheie in alegerea si implementarea unei solutii pentru posta electronica.

Microsoft Exchange 2010 integreaza in nucleul sau solutii pentru “High Availability” oferind un raspuns complet ce include disponibilitate a serviciului, a datelor precum si recuperarea automata in caz de dezastru. In prezentarea lui, Paul va prezenta elementele unei astfel de solutii precum si exemple practice de implementare.

Paul Roman
13:30-14:30 Session available in Romanian / Session available in English
14:30-15:30 Session available in Romanian / Session available in English Common Pitfalls in Windows Phone 7 Game Development

Common Pitfalls in Windows Phone 7 Game Development

Cătălin Zima-Zegreanu

This presentation will cover some of the most common issues encountered when developing and publishing games for Windows Phone 7. XNA Game Studio 4.0 is the technology of choice for developing games on the new platform. While incredibly exciting and fun to develop with, it has a few 'gotchas' that every developer bent on creating quality games should be aware of.

The presentation will start with general best practices, continue with performance topics and end with tips for passing certification on your first try.

Cătălin Zima-Zegreanu
Optimizing ASP.NET and PHP Web Applications on IIS 7.5

Optimizing ASP.NET and PHP Web Applications on IIS 7.5

Alessandro Pilotti

Optimizing web apps is an art, but luckily IIS 7.5 offers a wide range of tools to easily get better performance and scalability out of your web sites and applications.

Wincache Extension 1.1, FastCGI, Caching, Advanced request Routing, Smooth Streaming, session and ViewState optimizations are the main subjects that we are going to discuss during this session.

Alessandro Pilotti
14:30-15:30 Session available in English
15:30-16:00 Coffee break / networking 15:30-16:00
16:00-17:00 Session available in Romanian / Session available in English How do I migrate an application to Windows Azure?

How do I migrate an application to Windows Azure?

Mihai Tătăran

Convincing a customer to migrate an existing application to Windows Azure can be hard. In this session you will learn how to approach the matter, how to convince the customer, and what are the key reasons to perform such a migration.

This session is based on the speaker’s experience with several Azure projects, but mainly one migrated from on premises to Azure: an online service with tens of thousands of users, with high storage demands, and very high security concerns.

The project is in the process of being showcased on microsoft.com/casestudies and windowsazure.com/evidence.

Mihai Tătăran
16:00-17:00 Session available in Romanian / Session available in English
17:00-18:00 Session available in English 10 Deadly Sins of Administrators in regards to Windows Security

10 Deadly Sins of Administrators in regards to Windows Security

Paula Januszkiewicz

Only 10?! Security audits are the best opportunity to become familiar with the common and uncommon security mistakes done by administrators. The reasons of misconfiguration are very typical: lack of time, lack of monitoring systems, lack of knowledge.

Very often common mistakes are very serious and can lead to some serious security breaches. Nobody likes when the passwords of your users are being cracked, right? Nobody likes to see this in the audit report. During this intensive and very technical session Paula will show you the commonly seen ‘infrastructure sins’.

Of course, there are more than 10 mistakes... but if you start to fulfill all of the ones shown on the session, your network will become significantly more secure!

Paula Januszkiewicz
17:00-18:00 Session available in English

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