The Newcastle Coders Group had their first speaker cancellation today.  This meant they were facing missing their first monthly meeting since their creation!  This near disaster looks to be a blessing in disguise for me as they are discussing having me do a presenation on my drive to Wagga for Code Camp!

Please visit the Newcastle Coders Group website to verify this is going ahead!

If it works out i hope to be covering off the topic below.

New Opportunities with the Windows Vista development platform

New ISV market opportunities right now is simply staggering with the explosion of mobile computing, rampant growth of Rich Media enabled Services, the availability of ubiquitous subscription services, application differentiation based on “sticky” immersive graphical environments and oh yeah and that little thing called the Internet with the “Web 2.0” phenomena. This session will outline both new revenue opportunities and more importantly how you can easily take advantage of them with Microsoft latest offerings.  This session will cover:  Windows Media Center, Windows Sidebar Gadgets, Windows Presentation Foundation and the new internet technologies like Atlas and the Expression Suite.