Next week my focus turns to an eight city series of MSDN Unplugged events to help web developers get ready for the upcoming release of Silverlight 2 and prepare for what you will see announced at PDC in late October.
The session is titled Get Ready for Cloud-Based Services, IE8 & Silverlight 2. I will discuss briefly readiness and enhancements with Internet Explorer 8. I will introduce Silverlight 2 and WPF 3.5 for developers focused on service enabled rich client development and then lead into a discussion on cloud based services including WCF, REST and JSON.
If you would like an injection of the latest technology trends from Microsoft register your place today:
DUNEDIN Tue 23 Sep
CHRISTCHURCH Wed 24 Sep
WELLINGTON Tue 30 Sep
PALMERSTON NORTH Wed 1 Oct
HAWKES BAY Thu 2 Oct
TAURANGA Tue 7 Oct
HAMILTON Wed 8 Oct
AUCKLAND Fri 10 Oct
Changing tact with the dust clearing on another successful Tech.Ed conference in Auckland we have a wealth of resources online for your enjoyment. As discussed in the previous MSDN Flash Tech.Ed live is jam packed with content for developers including:
DAT302 Overview of SQL 2008 – New Features
WEB304 Web Futures – The next 18 months
WEB309 Silverlight 2 for Developers
WEB311 Designing Compelling User Experiences with Expression Studio 2
SEC305 Virtualisation and Security – What does it mean for me?
Also last week Matt Heller (from the IE team) and I embarked on a short 3 city trip around New Zealand to present 17 sessions to 750 web developers on the new Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2. If you were unable to make one of the presentations a video of the Auckland Unplugged session is available online.
See you on the road!