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MSDN Mid Atlantic Roadshow

Creating Web Applications with Microsoft Web Technologies


MSDN Roadshow is a series of local Microsoft MSDN events for developers, architects and to some extent designers and database professionals. They are delivered by your local Microsoft evangelists and sometimes Microsoft MVPs and influentials, with sessions and contents ranging from overview for beginners to in-depth discussions for intermediate audience. Our first series focuses on web development and Microsoft web technologies. Future events will cover client application development (Forms and WFP), Windows and Office development, mobile application development, business intelligence and data services, Software plus Services, and the Windows Live platform. Please come on over to join us in this full-day event, and let us know how we can best serve you in the near future.


8:30-9:00         Registration and Welcome

9:00-10:15       Web Development Basics

10:15-10:30     Morning Break

10:30-11:45     What's New in the .NET 3.5 Framework for Web Developers and         Intro to ASP.NET MVC


11:45-12:30     Lunch Break


12:30-1:45       AJAX Development and Troubleshooting

1:45-2:00         Afternoon Break

2:00-3:15         What's New in Silverlight 2.0

3:15-4:00         Q/A and Wrap Up



G. Andrew Duthie, aka .net DEvHammer, is the Developer Evangelist for Microsoft’s Mid-Atlantic States district, where he provides support and education for developers working with the .net development platform. In addition to his work with Microsoft, Andrew is the author of several books on ASP.NET and web development, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences from VSLive! and ASP.NET Connections, to Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference (PDC) and Tech-Ed. Andrew is also the creator and developer of Community Megaphone, a site designed for promoting and finding developer community events. Andrew can be reached through his blog at You can also follow Andrew on twitter.


Ashish Jaiman works as ISV Architect Evangelist with Microsoft, managing ISVs in the Mid-Atlantic area.  In his role he drives and accelerates the adoption of new (mostly pre release) technologies and tools within the ISV community. His current focus is SQL 2008, VS 2008, Win2008, Net3.5 and web based technologies. Ashish has over twelve years of experience in designing and developing enterprise software, bringing technical solutions to business problems and consistently delivered high quality software on time and on budget. Before joining Microsoft he has worked with small startups. His blogs can be found at  and


Zhiming Xue “Z" is a Microsoft Architect Evangelist based in the Mid Atlantic area. He has more than 12 years of software development, consulting and IT experience, specializing in enterprise application architecture, development and integration. While with Microsoft Services he played technical and architectural roles on many consulting projects for large enterprise customers in both the commercial sector and the public sector.  He has presented various topics at Microsoft events and local user groups. Through his blogs and publications he has reached readers in the U.S., China and other countries and regions. He holds a Ph. D. in Management Science from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a professional certification from American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), as well as several Microsoft certifications. He can be reached through his blog at


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Roanoke Higher Education Center

Claude Moore Building

108 N. Jefferson Street

Roanoke, VA 24016


September 30, 2008


9:00 AM–4:00 PM


Click here to register or call 877.673.8368 with event ID 1032387900



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