I wanted to let everyone know that Microsoft is a gold sponsor of the CFUNITED conference (http://www.cfunited.com/) in Rockville on June 29th – July 1st. There’s a mixture of MacroMedia and Microsoft developer content at this conference. Bill Staples, group program manager for IIS, will deliver a keynote on “IIS 7.0 and the Future of IIS.” Joel Spolsky, of Joel on Software (http://www.joelonsoftware.com/),  will deliver another keynote, on “Project Management the Joel on Software Way.”


To see topics that may be of special interest to ASP and SQL programmers such as ASP.net, SQL server tuning, regular expressions, security, design patterns, CSS see: http://www.cfunited.com/asp_programmers.cfm


One item that might be of special interest to new .NET developers is the one day pre-conference class “Introduction to Web Development Using .NET.” This is designed to introduce you to web development. You'll learn how to use server controls to create HTML, how to connect controls to databases, and how to use some of the new features of ASP.NET 2.0, including navigation controls and membership controls. This class will be taught by local trainer Dwight Barbour.


Dwight Barbour is an instructor and Web consultant specializing in accessible, data-driven Web sites. His tool set includes World Wide Web Consortium standards (HTTP, xHTML, CSS), ASP, ASP.NET (VB.Net and C#), and databases. Dwight has developed collegiate IT certification programs and has been a faculty member at George Washington University, Georgetown University, University of the District of Columbia, and the USDA Graduate School.


You can register separately for just the one day course here: http://www.teratech.com/training/oc_classes.cfm#CU203.