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Chris Webb Self-Service BI with PowerPivot (200 level)
Are you fed up with users pestering you for data and reports? Don’t have the time and money for a big Business Intelligence project? Then PowerPivot is here to help: it’s a free addin from Microsoft for Excel 2010 that allows you to analyse and report on vast amounts of data quickly and easily. This session will show you how it works, some of the techy bits inside it that make it work, and discuss the pros and cons of using it for BI.

Mike Taulty Reactive Extensions for .NET for the Rest of Us
The Reactive Extensions for .NET library from Microsoft’s DevLabs provides an intriguing insight into how .NET in the future might deal with asynchronous or event-based programming. But, if you’ve taken a glance at Rx, it can sometimes feel as though Rx was invented by rocket scientists for rocket scientists. In this session, a non-rocket-scientist will walk through the basics of Rx from scratch, talking about what problem the framework is trying to solve, the simple interfaces that underpin its workings and looking at simple, common examples of where Rx might help in your development today and tomorrow.

John Price SwagPhrase at the Movies
It's time to download the IMDB app and watch Barry Norman old reviews, as SwagPhrase goes to the movies. John Price fires up the SwagPhrase Server, Dave and Rich don their hard hats and give away some SWAG in classic NxtGenUG style.
Guy Smith-Ferrier Mind Control Your Computer In C#
No, really. This isn't some clever session title. I'm really talking about controlling your computer with your mind. I'm not making this stuff up. This is real. Today. You put on a headset, you use a C# SDK and you control your computer with your thoughts. Yes, you are reading this right - you mind control your computer. It is a reality and it is possible today. Once you've gotten over your disbelief consider the applications. Applications for the physically impaired alone are a whole revolution. Not to mention the possibilities for gaming. Want to be shocked and amazed ? Come and see this session.

Andy Wigley WP7 and the Silverlight Toolkit
Windows Phone 7 was released in November 2010, accompanied by the usual excellent Microsoft development tools. Creating a simple WP7 app is pretty easy, but incorporating the correct look and feel that truly makes it extend and integrate with the WP7 platform is a little more challenging. In this session, we will take a look at the Silverlight Toolkit for Windows Phone and how it adds additional controls and features to easily add animations to your apps and make them feel like the phone’s built-in apps. We’ll also introduce the exciting additions to the platform announced recently at MIX and show how they enhance Windows Phone 7 to equal and in some cases, exceed those offered by competing mobile platforms.

John Peters What Makes a Great Team?
Drawing on his special perspective of the world as a former Iraqi POW and as a recognised expert trainer in the area of leadership and change management, John will talk to us about the elements that go to make a great team.
Chris Hay Working With Azure Data
Chris talks us through how to do data in Azure, how Azure SQL differs from standard SQL Server, how to link data from multiple federated Azure databases and what the pifalls are. NOTE this session was created in two days after a late cancellation from another speaker!
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