Just a reminder of the Irish MSDN and .NET Community events happening this week. Myself an Rob are down in Cork this week to give the final leg of the regional MSDN Ireland tour.
This evening, we will be hosting the MSDN Introduction to .NET, which answers all the hows, whys and wheres of developing with .NET in Ireland, while giving a good overview of the new features of Visual Studio 2005. Tomorrow afternoon, Rob will be deep diving into ASP .NET 2.0 to show how you can use these new tools to quickly and easily build really impressive web sites. All the event details are included below.
In addition to these Microsoft events, the March meeting of the Ireland .NET Developers Alliance that is happening this Thursday, 24th March. We'll be looking forward to seeing Paul Fallon up on stage again. Paul is a former colleague of ours here in Microsoft Ireland and an expert in future Microsoft Technologies. He will be giving an excellent talk in Transactions in Microsoft Technologies - so if you are thinking of implementing transactions in .NET this is one not to be missed. You can register at www.developers.ie.
Hope to see you at some of these events!
MSDN Evening Briefing: An Introduction to .NET
6:30pm: Registration & Coffee
7:00pm: Session commences
9:30pm: Session close/Reception
If you find yourself asking ‘What is .NET?’ or are wondering how (or why) to get started with web services, then this is the event for you.
We will cover:
• .NET and web services definitions and concepts (including coded examples)
• A quick overview of the exciting new features in Visual Studio 2005
• Examples of where and how .NET is being used in Ireland today
• Training resources (free and otherwise) to help you get up to speed quickly
• Information on the easiest ways to get hold of the development tools.
All attendees will be eligible for future free ‘hands-on’ technical training courses with the latest versions of Microsoft developer tools.
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• Mon. Mar 21st – Cork , The National Software Centre (NSC)
Events run from 9:30am to 17:45pm (TechNet Morning, MSDN Afternoon), and will be followed by a reception and a chance to meet the speakers and some of us folks from Microsoft.
IT Professionals - Learn about the latest version of Exchange Server and how to migrate from previous versions. In addition, learn how BizTalk Server 2004 can be used within your organization to facilitate enterprise application integration (EAI) and between business partners to automate business-to-business processes.
Developers - Get the highlights of the European ASP.NET 2.0 MSDN Tour. Walk through the most exciting release of ASP.NET and Visual Studio yet – ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. Learn how the new release of ASP.NET enables developers to dramatically reduce the number lines of code required to write real-world Web applications.
Following on from the Dublin leg of the European-wide ASP.NET 2.0 Tour (March 4th, click here for details), we are teaming up with the TechNet team to bring the highlights of the tour to Belfast, Galway and Cork in March, as well as TechNet briefings for those of you interested in latest versions of Exchange and BizTalk.
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INDA March Session :
Start Time: 19:00
Location: Buswell's Hotel 23-26 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
System.Transactions is a new assembly in .NET 2.0 that provides a unified programming model that simplifies transactional programming, makes it more efficient and provides a framework that eases the development of transactional resources. System.Transactions also provides a whole host of new features that provide greater performance and agility. Some of these features include a lightweight transaction manager, implicit transactions, volatile transactions, plus many more features.
In this session, Paul Fallon will discuss the problem space that transactions address, the different types of transactions, how they are implemented with today’s technologies and how the System.Transactions namespace unifies and simplifies transactional programming.
Paul Fallon currently works as an independent consultant based in Dublin, Ireland. He focuses on providing advice and guidance on building distributed systems on the Microsoft platform. He provides assistance to customers through all parts of the development lifecycle in the form of technical workshops, architecture reviews, proofs of concepts, project seeding and troubleshooting. Since 2000, he has been working with .NET, developing solutions with XML, Web Services and Enterprise Services and prior to being an early adopter of .NET he developed solutions with VC++, ATL, MFC and COM. Today, Paul focuses on software architecture, service orientation, 64bit computing and the path to Indigo, and assists developers and architects to leverage the .NET platform to its fullest. Paul can be contacted through his blog (PaulFallon.com), where he blogs about current and future Microsoft developer technologies.
Visit www.developers.ie to register.