Sneak Peek of the Next MSDN Flash Newsletter

Sneak Peek of the Next MSDN Flash Newsletter

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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!