.NET Tiki Hut MSDN Roadshow -
Miami (10/6) - Boca Raton (10/7) - Ft Myers (10/8) -
more info at http://www.dotnettikihut.com


Event Dates and Registration

Monday, October 06, 2008 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
University of Miami - School of Business
Storer Auditorium 5250 University Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Register NOW: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032389186&CountryCode=US

Tuesday, October 07, 2008 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spanish River Library
1501 NW Spanish River Blvd
Boca Raton Florida 33431
Register NOW: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032389330&CountryCode=US

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Embarq Auditorium
Academic Building 5 Room 112
10501 FGCU Blvd South
Ft Myers Florida 33965-6565
Register NOW: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032389928&CountryCode=US

Menu at the Hut

Session 1 - What’s New in SQL Server 2008 for Developers - SQL Server 2008 adds numerous new capabilities for developers – from support for Spatial Data types to a storage mechanism for SQL BLOB data using the NTFS file system, and much, much more. The new release also delivers several improvements to development-related areas, from T-SQL to SQLCLR to XML. This presentation will provide a technical dive into the latest and greatest features you’ll find in SQL Server 2008, while offering insight into how to effectively apply them to your upcoming development projects.

Session 2 – Build next generation applications with Silverlight 2.0 - Silverlight provides a powerful platform for building the next generation of rich interactive applications on the Internet. In this session, we’ll take a look at the programming model and tools that developers and designers can leverage to build these true next generation experiences for consumers and business, and demonstrate how to build a rich interactive application (RIA) using Silverlight and Microsoft .NET. We’ll explore how to use Microsoft Visual Studio to create applications, and networking, how to retrieve data from a Web service, and various other aspects of building Silverlight applications.

Session 3 – Silver GPS - How to create an end-to-end Mobile GPS tracking application using the .NET Compact Framework, WCF, LINQ, Silverlight, Deep Zoom, and Virtual Earth - Inspired by a true-story mobility case study recently published on the Microsoft.com website, this session will walk you through how to create a mobile GPS tracking application using the .NET Compact Framework, Windows Mobile SDK, and Compact SQL. At the Web host layer, we will create a Windows Communication Foundation service and generate a Compact framework client proxy to send the GPS tracks to a host web server - where finally, the GPS trail can then be viewed using LINQ, Silverlight, Deep Zoom, and Virtual Earth.

Session 4 - Power up your Office applications with VSTO (Time Permitting) - In this presentation, we’ll focus on the power and productivity of Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (VSTO) – a .NET Smart Client technology. We’ll give you tips and tricks for designing and building smart client applications with VSTO, which allows you to create managed code applications with .NET languages including Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Visual C#. VSTO also makes it simple to manifest the functionality of those applications in the rich user interfaces of Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook and others from the Office stack. VSTO addresses some of the biggest challenges that Office solution developers are facing today, including separation of data and view elements, server-side and offline scenarios, seamless integration with the Visual Studio tools, deployment and updating. Join us for this eye-opening session and learn just how easy it is to build and deploy powerful applications with VSTO.