April 12th was an exciting day last week when we announced general availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4. We held 5 major Launch events around the world in Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore, London, and Las Vegas. You can find recordings here.

However it is truly just the beginning of a long launch season to come. You can find a long list of events around the world and register here. (Use the left tab to navigate to “Find Events Near You”.) For those in the U.S., you can also find a list of U.S. events here.

I’ll be presenting the keynote at one of the U.S. Launch Events next week in Orlando, Florida. You can find more information on the agenda below. The event is free, and open for registration here.

Orlando, Florida Launch Event on April 22

The International Palms Resort and Conference Center
6515 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Agenda (More Details)
Registration and Continental Breakfast

Visual Studio 2010 Keynote

Improving Software Development Across the Lifecycle with Visual Studio 2010

SharePoint and Office Development with Visual Studio 2010

Lunch and Partner Pavilion

Windows Development with Visual Studio 2010

Web and Cloud Development with Visual Studio 2010

Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools and Platform Overview

Evaluation and Giveaway Pick-Up

There are many conferences and user group tours around Launch where you can meet with members from the Visual Studio Managed Languages team. I’ve included a schedule for the next few months below.



Team Members

3/30 - 3/31

Belgium TechDays (Anders Keynote Video)

Anders Hejlsberg

3/30 - 3/31

Netherlands DevDays (Anders C#4 Video, Lucian VB Masterclass, Lucian Language Design)

Anders Hejlsberg; Lucian Wischik

3/30 - 3/31

Bulgaria Microsoft Conference in Sofia

Alexandru Ghiondea


DotNetRocks! Tour: Webcast (Video)

Anders Hejlsberg

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DotNetRocks! Tour: Surprise Languages Appearance

Recording HERE

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UPDATE 5/24: Dustin Campbell

4/9 - 4/10

Alt.NET Seattle

Brian McNamara, Chris Smith



Dustin Campbell; Jack Hu; Theo Yaung; Tim Ng; Lisa Feigenbaum; Manish Jayaswal; Frances Lam; Kayle Hinkle; Alex Turner


.NET DA Meeting

Kirill Osenkov

4/17 - 4/18

Seattle Code Camp

Kevin Pilch-Bisson; Jimmy Schementi; Kirill Osenkov


Orlando Launch Event

Lisa Feigenbaum


QCon Beijing


4/26 - 4/29

Mid-Atlantic U.S. Tour (Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Richmond)

Scott Wiltamuth

5/11 - 5/19

Indonesia Tour (Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Bali)

Luke Hoban

5/12 - 5/15

Northern California Tour (East Bay, South Bay, Education Day)

Kevin Pilch-Bisson, Ryan Dawson; Beth Massi; Neal Gafter

5/19 - 5/22

Central U.S. Tour (Chicago, Milwaukee, Indy TechFest)

Anthony Green, Prakash Balasubramanian


Portland Code Camp

Kevin Pilch-Bisson; Anar Alimov; Michael Hale

5/31 - 6/4

Southern U.S. Tour (Northwest Arkansas, Dallas Fort Worth)

Sarika Calla; Kevin Halverson

6/1 - 6/3

Southern California Tour (San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles)

Chris Burrows; Jason Malinowski

6/14 - 6/17

Florida Tour (Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Lauderdale)

Kirill Osenkov; Yang Xiao

6/14 - 6/18

East Coast Tour (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York City)

Spotty Bowles; David Sterling

6/7 - 6/10

RailsConf 2010


6/7 - 6/10

TechEd North America 2010

Mads Torgersen; Lucian Wischik; Dustin Campbell; Dino Viehland; Eric Lippert; Luke Hoban; Anthony Green; Lisa Feigenbaum

6/16 - 6/18

Norweigan Developers Conference

Mads Torgersen; Neal Gafter; Eric Lippert


Denmark & Iceland Tour

Mads Torgersen