Brian Johnson's Startup Developer Blog

October, 2008


    MSDN Developer Conference Details


    I mentioned the MSDN Developer Conference earlier in this blog. The site is up now and is open for registrations. Here's some of the stuff you'll see if you can make it to the conference.  I'll be presenting a couple of sessions (in bold below) in Orlando in December. I'll post more about that as the time nears.

    The nature of software development is radically changing... Are you ready?

    Prepare yourself for a demanding future. Attend the MSDN Developer Conference.

    Experience Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform
    Create applications that seamlessly bridge the gaps between PC, Web, and phone

    Be among the first to see Windows 7
    See the latest advances in Multi-Touch Application Development

    Take your .NET skills to the next level
    See sessions on WPF 4.0, Silverlight 2, ASP.NET 4.0, Parallel Programming, Live Mesh and more

    The Cost? Just $99.
    And, did we mention that attendees will get some cool giveaways?

    Check out the session line up

    Cloud Services Client and Presentation Tools, Languages and Framework
    Lap Around Cloud Services Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) Roadmap The Future of Managed Languages: F#, C#, and Visual Basic
    Developing and Deploying Your First Cloud Services Developing Data-centric Applications Using the WPF DataGrid and Ribbon Controls A Lap Around "Oslo"
    A Lap Around the Live Framework and Mesh Services Building Business Focused Applications using Silverlight 2 "Rosario": A Sprint with the Next Version of Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
    Developing Applications Using Data Services ASP.NET 4.0 Roadmap Parallel Programming for Managed Code Developers














    Register for a city near you…

    Date City
    12/9/08 Houston, TX
    12/11/08 Orlando, FL
    12/16/08 Atlanta, GA
    1/13/09 Chicago, IL
    1/13/09 Minneapolis, MN
    1/16/09 Washington, DC
    1/20/09 New York, NY
    1/22/09 Boston, MA
    1/22/09 Detroit, MI
    1/26/09 Dallas, TX
    2/19/90 San Francisco, CA

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    XNA Game Studio 3.0


    Just saw this come over the twitter tubes...

    XNA Creators Club Online - xna game studio 3.0 is here!

    At last XNA Game Studio 3.0 is here!

    XNA Game Studio 3.0 expands on all the offerings of earlier iterations to include additional functionality to appeal to game developers of every level and enable them to create games to distribute through Xbox LIVE Community Games on the Xbox 360 as part of the New Xbox Experience.

    Our ultimate goal with XNA Game Studio 3.0 is to continue to provide easy-to-use, approachable tools for hobbyists, academics and indie game developers capable of producing the best games to be shared with the world on Xbox 360, Windows PC and Zune.

    This week has been too fun!

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    Coming Soon! MSDN Developer Conference (MDC)


    Coming soon, to a city near you. I'll be speaking at the Orlando event. :)

    MSDN Developer Conference (MDC)

    Building on the buzz, excitement, and industry-changing announcements of the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC), the MSDN Developer Conference (MDC) will deliver the core message, content, and experience of the PDC in a one-day, multi-track event to multiple cities across the United States.

    The MDC will give you a glimpse into the future of the Microsoft Application Platform. You will experience Microsoft’s vision for Cloud Computing, our Internet services platform that will enable you to extend existing solutions, creating applications that seamlessly bridge the gaps between PC, Web, and phone. Be among the first to see the full range of advances in Windows 7, the next major version of the Windows client operating system. Sessions include the latest developments in .NET, Silverlight, Live Mesh, and more.

    Date         City
    12/9/08     Houston, TX 
    12/11/08     Orlando, FL
    12/16/08     Atlanta, GA
    1/13/09     Chicago, IL
    1/13/09     Minneapolis, MN
    1/16/09     Washington, DC
    1/20/09     New York, NY
    1/22/09     Boston, MA
    1/22/09     Detroit, MI
    1/26/09     Dallas, TX
    TBD         San Francisco, CA
    TBD         San Diego, CA

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