The MSDN Microsoft Across America Team is really cooking for this next quarter. Please find below the content description and registration links for developer events in April-June in Florida. Other states are listed at Web and blog updates would be appreciated as well.

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Thanks. Russ Fustino



MSDN Developer Community Champion


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 Florida Developer Events coming your way in April, May and June!!!!


Hold on to your hard hats. We are going to be talking some serious tools in the next few months. Maybe we will cause a power surge it will be so hot! Join Russ Fustino, Developer Community Champion, for some fun and great content in these exciting developer sessions on ASP.NET, RAD Coding enhancements in the 2.0 framework and Enterprise Libraries. Practical code samples will be reviewed. In fact, we will show lots of code and we will give out lots of code samples. You won’t want to miss this!!! Hope to see you at this MSDN Developer event.


The MSDN Events are from 1-5pm. Also, in the morning we have TechNet Events covering security topics this quarter from 8-noon.



General Event Information
Products: .NET, Visual Studio

Recommended Audience: Developer. Developer Architects, ISV’s, Enterprise developers and Consultants. Some exposure to VB.NET or C# would be a plus.

Boost your Productivity with Visual Studio® 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0


With the productivity enhancements in Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0, you'll spend less time coding and more time focusing on actually getting the job done. First, learn how to build customizable web user interfaces in no time flat with the ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts framework. Next, see how the many new language features of Visual Basic® 2005 and C# 2005 can simplify your coding. Finally, stand on the shoulders of giants by incorporating Application Blocks from the Enterprise Library for .NET Framework 2.0 into your application. Your project will be finished and you'll be on to your Xbox 360™ before you know it! These don't-miss events are always free, local and live.

Session 1: Make it Personal – Creating Customizable User Interfaces with Web Parts and ASP.NET 2.0

Some of today's most sophisticated Web sites provide portal pages that enable users to select and customize sections of content on the page. Now, you can easily add a dynamic, modular, customizable portal interface to your own ASP.NET 2.0 Web site using the new Web Parts framework. Discover how the Web Parts architecture is implemented as a set of controls that contain, catalog, edit and connect the Web parts. You'll also learn how to persist user customizations, such as changing the page layout or the Web Part properties via the provider-based personalization service. Finally, we'll show you how to create your own custom ASP.NET 2.0 Web Part and export it for re-use in the forthcoming version of Windows SharePoint® Portal Server.

This session will cover:

·                Web Parts architecture and controls that contain, catalog, edit and connect

·                How to persist user customizations such as personalized page layouts

·                How to create a custom ASP.NET 2.0 Web Part

Session 2: Make it Simple – Language Enhancements in the .NET Framework 2.0

The .NET Framework 2.0 offers powerful language enhancements that will increase your productivity and simplify your coding. This session highlights key language enhancements that are common to both C# and Visual Basic, plus enhancements that are unique to each. You'll discover how Generics provide a compelling and safer alternative to untyped collections. You'll also see how using partial classes makes it easier to manage your source code. Next, we'll explore the benefits of using anonymous methods and iterators in C#. Finally, we'll turn our attention to Visual Basic by exploring several new keywords and statements before diving into the hot new My namespace.

In this session, you'll learn about:

·                Key language enhancements in both C# and Visual Basic

·                How Generics provide a safer alternative to untyped classes

·                Using partial classes to manage your source code

·                New keywords and statements in Visual Basic and My namespace

Session 3: Make it Powerful – Exploring the Enterprise Library for the .NET Framework 2.0

Want to kick start your next .NET 2.0 project? It's time to take advantage of the free and reusable Application Blocks that come with the powerful Enterprise Library for .NET Framework 2.0. In this session, we'll examine the design and usage of several Application Blocks that will streamline and simplify your coding. You'll learn how the Application Blocks' architecture embodies Microsoft's best practices and recommendations for .NET-based applications. We'll also show you how to extend the Application Blocks for use in new scenarios.

This session will demonstrate:

·                How data access application blocks can streamline your coding

·                Microsoft's best practices for .NET-based applications

·                How to use and extend the Application Blocks in new scenarios



To learn more about a particular event and to register, simply click on the event title. Or register by phone by calling 1 877 MSEvent. Have your event code handy!
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Event Location/Date

Event Title/Reg Code

4/25 Boca

Theater - Regal Shadowood 16
9889 West Glades Road
Boca Raton Florida 33434-3985

Event Code: 1032291265

4/27 Tampa

Theater - Regal Citrus Park 7999 Citrus Park Town Center Mall
Tampa Florida 33625

Event Code: 1032291267

5/9 Sarasota
Theater-Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 Sarasota
1993 Main Street
Sarasota Florida 34236

Event Code: 1032291809

5/11 Ft Lauderdale
Theater - Regal Cypress Creek Station Stadium 16
6415 N. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33334

Event Code: 1032291814

5/23 Miami
Theater - United Artists Movies
@ The Falls 12
9000 SW 136th Street
Miami Florida 33176

Event Code: 1032291829

5/25 Orlando
Theater - Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20
541 North Alafaya Trail
Orlando Florida 32828

Event Code: 1032291832

6/6 Gainesville
Theater - Regal Gainesville Cinema Stadium 14
3101 SW 35th Blvd.
Gainesville Florida 32608

Event Code: 1032293145

6/8 Jacksonville

Theater - Regal Avenues Stadium 20
9525 Phillips Highway
Jacksonville Florida 32256

Event Code: 1032293149

6/20 Tallahassee
Location TBD

Event Code: 1032293154

6/22 Pensacola
Location TBD

Event Code: 1032293159