MSDN Events gives us a chance to connect with people from all around the country to show what's possible with the new technologies. This quarter we're talking about 3 great new products and tools that address holes in the technology map and provide innovative ways to address challenges of building complex systems.
Team Data sells itself because nothing exists in the mainstream for addressing the challenges of managing the database. If you work in an environment with multiple developers and applications that share databases, coordinating the schema and objects between the different timeliness and deployments can break you when you least expect it. That's where the Visual Studio Team Edition for Database comes in. It fills the gap by giving us a tool to do things like:
The workflow session introduces a fairly new approach to developing systems which automate business process that account for both system and human interaction. Many developers are new to the concept and they want to know what it is and why do they care? I found a great article on MSDN last night (
So what’s cool about Workflow?
Finally, we look at the Expression Web Designer. This product is aimed at web designers who spend their time with dealing in the complexity of cascading style sheets and xslt transformations and want a rich environment to build web sites. Besides adding support for dynamic web templates (dwt), it also enables designers to work with the same ASP.NET 2.0 controls as Visual Studio. There's a lot of stuff we show including:
There's a lot of stuff here. Join me at one of these events. My schedule this quarter includes: