Event ID:

Event Title:
Microsoft Public Sector Developer Roadshow

Event Date: 
June 15, 2011


Event Time: 
9:00 – 16:00

Event Location:
Microsoft Tampa Office

5426 Bay Center Drive

Suite 700

Rooms: Treasure Island & Siesta Key

Tampa, FL 33609

(813) 281-3900


Click the link above OR call 1-877-673-8368 and reference the above event ID




Microsoft Public Sector Developer site


Open Government Data Initiative site


Microsoft Public Sector Developer blog


Cloud Computing whitepaper






About the Event


Microsoft invites you to join us for a day of developer-oriented technical sessions, featuring Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. The event begins with a presentation on Visual Studio 2010 – new features, add-ons and SKU plan changes. The second presentation will discuss how Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010 integrates with Office 2010, with a focus on how to plan projects with VSTS.  After a short break, you will get a look at the new Manual Test Runner in Visual Studio 2010 and will learn about changes in the new .NET 4 framework that could change the way you code. After lunch, the presenter will provide an overview of the Windows Azure cloud computing platform with demonstrations. The last session of the day will provide information on the New MSDN: benefits, new features, and simplified licensing.


The sessions will target Developers, Architects and Web designers, be very much demonstration oriented, and will be delivered by seasoned technical specialists with experience in Government and Public Sector. Seize this opportunity to immerse yourself amidst these exciting new technologies!




Mike Gresley – Developer Technology Specialist, Microsoft - mgresley@microsoft.com

Tracy Crews – Developer Solution Specialist, Microsoft - tracyle@microsoft.com

Dale Michalk – Azure Platform Specialist, Microsoft – dalemi@microsoft.com


The Agenda and Recommended Audiences



Agenda Topics


8:35 – 9:00


9:00 – 9:50

What’s New:  Visual Studio 2010’s New Features, Add-Ons, and SKU changes

All roles

9:50 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:50

How Visual Studio Team System 2010 integrates with Office 2010: Planning Your Projects with VSTS 2010 (ALM/Requirements & Resource Management) [live demo];  

Branching and Merging Visualization [live demo]

Analysts, architects, developers, PMO, operations & management

10:50 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:00

Testing tools: a look at Test Manager and the new Manual Test Runner in 2010 [live demo];

.NET 4 Framework: Four changes in the new framework that could change the way you code

Testers/QA, architects, developers

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 – 14:30

Windows Azure:  In this session, we’ll provide a developer-focused overview of the Windows Azure cloud computing platform.  This demo-driven presentation will cover Azure compute, storage, SQL Azure,  and Azure AppFabric and how those technologies can be leveraged to build scalable, highly available and cost effective applications.

Architects, designers, developers, infrastructure, management

14:30 – 14:40


14:40 – 15:15

The New MSDN / General Q&A Session

All roles


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