For those of you who were disappointed that the Visual Studio 2010 half-day seminar is booked up - you might be able to head along to the latest Dublin User Group Event. The guys in have arranged for Matt and Andy to do a condensed version of the seminar next Friday evening from 7-9pm in the Morrison Hotel in the city centre.

You can find out more and register here.

I've included the summary below - so hopefully see you there!

  • Where? The Morrison Hotel
  • When? Friday, Nov 14th - 7-9pm.

Matt Carter and Andy Fouche, from the Visual Studio team in Seattle, will be travelling directly from Barcelona to visit us here in Dublin. Come along to learn about the features of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0.

Here is an overview of the sessions, including the questions that will be answered:
  • Understanding the code (References & Hierarchies, Sequences, Class Dependencies…): What is the application architecture? What did the tester find? What is in the code?
  • Harnessing the power of C++ (All the features of Visual C++ 6.0, Windows 7 support…): Do I have to give up my favorite C++ tool? What if I have a lot of code? What about the new look and feel options? What about performance and debugging?
  • Building Web applications (Test-Driven Development, Integrated Silverlight tools…): What about rich content? Can I use the right pattern? How do I deploy this? What about my JavaScript? What presentation code should I use?
  • Creating Office Business Applications (Deployment Designer, Combined Client & Server packages…): What is where in my SharePoint Server? Can I work locally? How do I use the SharePoint features? What about deployment?
Matt Carter
Matt Carter is Group Product Manager for Microsoft’s Visual Studio Professional Tools team, which is responsible for product management of Microsoft’s core developer tools. Matt’s group is responsible for the product planning and management for current and upcoming versions of Visual Studio, as well as Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) and Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO). Matt has worked with Microsoft developers for 15 years at Microsoft Press, Microsoft Learning, and MSDN Magazine, and in the community as a publisher of print and online developer information resources. Prior to that, Matt built back-office and desktop applications that connected airline mainframe systems to Windows desktops for the travel industry.
Andy Fouché
Andy Fouché is the PR Manager for the Developer Division, Server and Tools Business. He is responsible for external and internal communications regarding Visual Studio, the .NET Framework, Silverlight, Commerce Server, Parallel Computing, and other developer tools and technologies.