After a full Launch event on the 10th of March and a sold out TechDays event on 12th and 13th of March, some of you were unable to register and participate.

The good news is the Visual Studio User Group is planning 6 sessions around the new Visual Studio 2008, partly a re-delivery of TechDays sessions. Register now as places are limited. You have the choice between three different sessions being delivered each of them at two locations. Easier for you as you can assist to a session closer to home.

Here is the list of sessions with the corresponding dates.

{Heroes Happen Here} The ABC of WCF

In today’s highly connected world being able to communicate is very important, especially for your applications. But how? Web Services? Remoting? Enterprise Services? WCF is Microsoft’s unified framework for building communication into your application, ready for the future. In this session we will look at building services with WCF, getting our hands dirty through building a service live, in front of your eyes. After this session you should have a clear understanding of the development life-cycle for WCF, the advantages of using WCF and how to proceed with it yourself.

Delivered by: Peter Himschoot
Dates and locations:
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - Ordina Merelbeke
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - Kortrijk

{Heroes Happen Here} Team Foundation Server 2008 Overview

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server is an integrated collaboration server for Visual Studio Team System. It combines team portal, version control, work item tracking, build management, process guidance, and business intelligence into a unified server. It allows everyone on the team to collaborate more effectively and deliver better quality software. This session will give you some guidance how to start with Team Foundation Server and what to expect from this integrated collaboration server.

Delivered by: Pieter Gheysens
Dates and locations:
Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - Compuware Zaventem
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - Real Software Kontich

{Heroes Happen Here} ASP.NET 3.5, AJAX and LINQ

In this session, you'll see all the new stuff that Microsoft added to ASP.NET 3.5 and ASP.NET AJAX. From the new controls, the new IDE, the transparent integration of LINQ, AJAX powered... you'll learn everything you'll need to know to use the new features to their fullest power.
In the second part, we'll cover LINQ, the new Language Integrated Query features in C# 3.0.
Note: this is a complete new session, not a redelivery of a TechDays session.

Delivered by: Gill Cleeren
Dates and locations:
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - Ordina Lummen
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - Ordina Schelle