MSDN Events Presents: The Tiki Hut Tour, Fall 2009
After a long summer, you’re probably angling for more tools and techniques to reel in your development efforts. Join Developer Evangelists Russ Fustino and Joe Healy as they present demo-heavy sessions diving into Windows 7 Development, Expression Blend 3.0 and Silverlight. Reservations are required, so register today for a seat at these free and relaxed technology events. Don’t forget to wear your favorite tropical shirt! Click below for registration links … all events are 1-5PM:
9/15/09 Tiki Ft. Lauderdale
09/17/09 Tiki Tampa
9/23/09 Tiki Pensacola
9/29/09 Tiki Jacksonville
Session 1: Opening the Tacklebox on Windows 7 Development
We'll riffle through the Win7 tackle box and teach you to rig up your Windows 7 development techniques. We'll explore the codepack APIs, sensor kit and APIs, the new desktop widget metaphors, multi-touch, virtualization strategies, and more. Expect a ton of short code snippets illustrating key points. This session will go long, and you’ll be able to reel in all the extras online.
Session 2: Expression Blend 3.0 … The game has changed.
The Expression Blend 3.0 SketchFlow feature changes the game when it comes to both developers and designers becoming integrated on the development and design process. You’ll learn how to prototype WPF and Silverlight Applications with amazing speed, and provide review, feedback and documentation with ease. In addition to SketchFlow, you’ll be able to attach behaviors to visual elements in Expression Blend 3 to make them behave a certain way, such as drag and drop or physics. Did you know you can do a direct import of Photoshop and Illustrator? The answer is… yes you can! Learn how to import your Photoshop or Illustrator assets and preserve layer information as all is converted to XAML. You can then take a piece of imported XAML and easily convert it to a button or other element. You don’t want to miss this session.