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If technology is the backbone of your business, you won’t want to miss out on the TechDays ’08 event in Costa Mesa, CA. Filled with exclusive product information presented by insider experts, TechDays ’08 will show developers, IT professionals, IT executives, and partners how Microsoft technology can take their business to the next level.
Whether you attend just one day or all three, you’ll walk away with a greater understanding of the business value of Microsoft’s technology solutions. Plus, you’ll have the chance to take a closer look at Microsoft’s latest development tools. Check out the tracks below and register for these exciting sessions today!
TECHDAYS - ORANGE COUNTY, CA
WHAT'S NEW FOR DEVELOPERS Tuesday, November 11, 2008 | REGISTER >
Join us for this free, live session designed to enhance your coding skills and make your life a little easier. By attending you’ll get up –to-the-minute technology delivered by seasoned developers and have lots of time to network and ask questions. Chat with your fellow developers get the latest coding tools and tips and learn how to create rich new applications. LEARN MORE >
SILVERLIGHT 2.0, SQL SERVER 2008 AND VSTO Wednesday, November 12, 2008 | REGISTER >
Join us for the latest tips, tools and technical information you need to build powerful applications and engaging user experiences. We’ll show you how SQL Server 2008 delivers new development capabilities, including support for Spatial Data types, a fresh storage mechanism and more. You’ll also learn how to leverage the Silverlight platform to build next generation applications for consumers and business, and how Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (VSTO) addresses some of the toughest challenges facing today’s Office solution developers. Don’t miss these free, live sessions near you. LEARN MORE >
Topic 1: What’s New in SQL Server 2008 for Developers Topic 2: Power up your Office applications with VSTO Topic 3: Build next generation applications with Silverlight 2.0
THE ROLE OF THE ARCHITECT: TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE Thursday, November 13, 2008 | REGISTER >
In this session, we’ll take a look at the strategy behind the new Microsoft Cloud Services platform, provide an overview of building block services, and show how to facilitate cloud-based transactions that connect multiple organizations. We’ll also discuss the role IT architects play in the success of IT projects. The skill sets and certifications required to be a professional IT architect are still being defined, and we’ll have a panel discussion with local architects on how you can get involved and contribute to the process. LEARN MORE >
Topic 1: Microsoft Cloud Services Architecture Topic 2: The Role of an Architect, Experiences and Our Profession Topic 3: Local Architect Panel Discussion
SQL SERVER 2008 ROADSHOW Tuesday, November 11, 2008 | REGISTER >
Learn more about SQL Server2008 and its new features and capabilities the new enhanced capabilities of the product. We’ll be exploring security and database management, how to best manage your data, and what’s new in business intelligence with SQL Server 2008. Don’t miss this half day event that will give you a better understanding of what SQL 2008 has to offer and how you can best put it to use at your company. LEARN MORE >
Topic 1: Database Management and Security Topic 2: Data warehousing Topic 3: Integrated Business Intelligence
WINDOWS VISTA, POWERSHELL AND GROUP POLICY Wednesday, November 12, 2008 | REGISTER >
Get the latest tips and tools from Microsoft that will make your life as an IT Professional a lot easier. First, we'll dispel some Windows Vista myths and address the top deployment blockers that have been reported. Then, we'll show how you can automate system administration tasks and increase your productivity using Windows PowerShell™. Finally, you'll get the inside track on Group Policy preferences, a new feature in Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 that will help you better deploy and manage Windows Vista and application settings. LEARN MORE >
Topic 1: Why Windows Vista with SP1? Topic 1: Managing Windows Vista with Windows PowerShell Topic 1: Group Policy Preferences, Templates and Scripting
VIRTUALIZATION AND ENTERPRISE SEARCH Thursday, November 13, 2008 | REGISTER >
Join us for a series of demonstrations and technical discussions about virtualization and enterprise search. We’ll explore the powerful new Windows Server 2008 virtualization platform and data center management solutions, while covering the benefits of Microsoft’s integrated Hyper-V and System Center product families. We’ll also look at how to help information workers find, use and share the critical data they need to boost productivity and success. You’ll see how Microsoft’s robust platform of business-ready search solutions can quickly, securely and seamlessly connect people with the information they need – when they need it. LEARN MORE >
Topic 1: Virtualization Topic 2: Enterprise Search
Here are the slides for my talk at the TechDays08 event in Costa Mesa on Thursday, November 13, 2008.