The New England Visual Basic Professionals Group will be featuring two excellent speakers at their upcoming meeting on December 7th:  

5:30 - Jim Miller - Microsoft .NET: What is It and What’s Next
CLR: Internals and Future Direction
Earlier this year, Microsoft released version 2.0 of .Net.  Jim Miller will talk about the implementation of some of the new technology (generics, for example). Then he’ll talk about future directions for the CLR. But I’ll leave most of the time for discussion purposes. What would you like to see in the next version of the CLR? What have you always wanted to know about how the CLR evolves over time? What technologies do you think should become part of a future CLR?”

Jim Miller is a senior architect on Microsoft's Common Language Runtime (CLR) team.

6:30 - Pizza

6:45 - Joe Stagner - Microsoft's Web 2.0 / AJAX strategy
ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX
Learn what Microsoft is doing to help Web Developers Improve the User Interface experience of their web applications and minimize the impact of their rapidly evolving technology set.

Joe Stagner is a Program Manager in Microsoft's Developer Tools & Platform Group.

The meeting will be at the Microsoft offices at 201 Jones Road, Waltham, MA.  For details and directions, see http://www.nevb.com

-Chris