TechEd Barcelona: Session Materials (Lisa Feigenbaum)

TechEd Barcelona: Session Materials (Lisa Feigenbaum)

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I'm here at TechEd Barcelona, and the week has gotten off to a great start. Jason Zander did the keynote this afternoon, and announced lots of great tooling support that will be included in Visual Studio 2010! Exciting stuff.

I have 4 sessions here, starting tomorrow. I've attached the materials at the end of this post, in case you want to follow along during the talks!

TLA325 Conquering XML with Visual Basic 9.0
Tuesday, November 11 09:00 - 10:15, Room 121 
Primary Speaker(s): Lisa Feigenbaum
Track(s): Developer Tools and Languages
Level: 300 - Advanced
Session Type: Breakout Session
Abstract: XML is used in most modern applications; business documents, configuration files, object serialization, SOAP, RSS and Open XML are just a few examples. Even your Visual Studio project files and configuration settings are XML files. However, XML processing currently requires you to learn a new set of concepts and its text-based format is not easy to deal with programmatically... until now! In Visual Basic 9.0, XML becomes a built-in data type with a rich editing experience that completely eliminates the conceptual barrier between the code that you write and the XML you're trying to manipulate. In this session you will learn how to easily create, query and transform XML with Visual Basic's powerful yet easy to use syntax. We will discuss features like XML IntelliSense, XML literals, embedded expressions and using language constructs instead of a DOM to navigate the XML hierarchy. In addition, we'll explore tips, tricks and "gotchas". Say goodbye to XSLT and hello to Visual Basic 9!
 
TLA304 Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Tips and Tricks
Tuesday, November 11 13:30 - 14:45, Room 119 (DEV) 
Primary Speaker(s): Lisa Feigenbaum
Track(s): Developer Tools and Languages
Level: 300 - Advanced
Session Type: Breakout Session
Abstract: In this session, learn how to turn yourself into a Visual Basic 2008 guru with the new language and IDE features. Tips and tricks covered include how to maximize your IntelliSense experience, leverage Refactoring features and improve the performance of your query and XML code. We go deep into integrated XML and show you how to navigate XML gotchas and express what you wish in fewer lines of code. With respect to LINQ, we explore best practices, pitfalls to avoid and answer the most frequently asked questions.
 
TLA02-IS Meet the Microsoft Visual Basic Team
Wednesday, November 12 09:00 - 10:15, Room 132 
Primary Speaker(s): Jonathan Aneja, Lisa Feigenbaum, Karen Liu, Paul Yuknewicz
Track(s): Developer Tools and Languages
Level: 200 - Intermediate
Session Type: Interactive Session
Abstract: Join members of the Visual Basic team as we discuss Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and plans for our next release of Visual Basic. This is a good opportunity to get to know team members, to ask questions, give suggestions and ask for guidance. Come prepared to chat, to listen, to ask questions and to laugh.
 
TLA06-IS Microsoft Visual Studio Languages Chat
Wednesday, November 12 10:45 - 12:00, Room 128 
Primary Speaker(s): Jonathan Aneja, Ale Contenti, Lisa Feigenbaum, Curt Hagenlocher, Luke Hoban, Marian Luparu, Tarek Madkour, Mads Torgersen, Paul Yuknewicz
Track(s): Developer Tools and Languages
Session Type: Interactive Session
Abstract: In this session, we will discuss Microsoft’s core languages (Visual Basic, Visual C#, and Visual C++), functional language (F#) and dynamic languages (IronRuby and IronPython). Each language has its own style and advantages. Come chat with representatives from the Microsoft Visual Studio product teams, bring your questions, and get ready for a fun discussion!
 
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My time slot is Wednesday, November 12 at 12:45-13:15. Hope to see you there!
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