Server Side Applications

This month, we wrap up our series of presentations on the WAVE Launch products with a demonstration by Dean Robertson (Shared Information Solutions) of how server-side applications can take advantage of the new features within Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET 3.5 framework. Those of you who have seen Dean's previous talks know that you're in for an exciting and informative discussion!

After that, we break out the video camera and wind up with our final round of contestants for the Heroes Community Demo Competition. By presenting and recording short demos of one or more Launch 2008 products, these folks hope to be in the running for some great prizes, including a trip to Tech-Ed 2008 in Sydney, and (for the national champion) an all-expense paid trip to Tech-Ed 2009 in Los Angeles, USA! So come along and support your colleagues, and see some great demos as well!

The contestants:

Dean Robertson with a demo on Visual Studio 2008 extensibility, showing how to use a custom tool window (+ LINQ) to monitor production log files in real time! 

Marty Gnanananthan with a LINQ, MS Office and ASP.NET 3.5 demonstration.

Nivesh Jaiswal with a presentation on new BI features in SQL Server 2005, including the new adhoc report builder which will include TABLIX, Dundas Charts & Gauges and how Report Models are utilised  by business users to create adhoc reports..

Who Should Attend?

Solution Architects, Developers, Integration Specialists, IT Administrators

About the Presenter

Dean Robertson has been implementing enterprise-scale integration solutions with BizTalk since 2004, and has learned a thing or two in that time about how to design, develop, deploy and manage BizTalk-based applications that really work.  He is currently a Technical Architect at Shared Information Services (SIS), where he is using BizTalk Server 2006 R2,  BizUnit, and other Microsoft tools to develop the Information Exchange Framework (IEF) component of the Queensland Government’s Integrated Justice Information Strategy (IJIS) program.

Tentative Schedule

Here’s the game plan (presentation times are approximate):

5:30 PM            Meet & Greet (free pizza & drinks!)
6:00 PM            Introduction and Welcome (Daniel Toomey, BrizTalk Coordinator)
6:05 PM            Server Side Apps (Dean Robertson, SIS)
6:45 PM            Heroes Demo Competition Entries

Remember to arrive before 6:00pm or the lifts will be locked!

Please be sure that you RSVP so we know how many to expect (you don't want us to be short on pizzas!) You can use the voting buttons in this message if you have Outlook, otherwise just reply with a yea or nay.

Upcoming Events

  • RDN Dev Day - Readify Developer Network is offering a discount to BrizTalk UG members to attend their Brisbane Dev Day on 25 July, a great opportunity to learn more about .NET and TFS. Registrations close soon so be sure to book here.
  • BizTalk Deep Dive Course - Stargate Global Consulting in partnership with Quicklearn will be delivering this course in Melbourne in the week starting 28 July. Led by Microsoft MVP and BizTalk expert Bill Chesnut, this is sure to be an outstanding opportunity to learn more about BizTalk! Register here.

 

Wednesday, 30 July 2008
5:30 PM
Microsoft, Level 9
Waterfront Place
1 Eagle Street, Brisbane