The MSDN Roadshow team in Mid-Atlantic has planned a one-day event for developers and architects to discuss Windows client application development. This event will be repeated at several locations including Reston VA, Richmond VA, and Roanoke VA. Please come over and join us in this fun event.

 

Registration available at locations below.

 

Reston VA

Feb. 24, 2009

Richmond VA

March 10, 2009

Roanoke VA

March 26, 2009

 

Agenda

 

8:45-9:00             Welcome

9:00-10:15           Around the World (of Windows Client Technologies) in 75 minutes

10:15-10:30         Morning Break

10:30-11:45         Create Rich User Experiences with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)

 

11:45-12:30         Lunch Break

 

12:30-1:45           Re-use Your Skills and Code to Expand the Reach of Your Apps with Silverlight

1:45-2:00             Afternoon Break

2:00-3:15             Developing Windows Mobile Applications with Visual Studio 2008 

3:15-3:30             Wrap Up

 

Around the World (of Windows Client Technologies) in 75 minutes

In this session, we'll take a high-level view of the many technologies available for developing client applications on the Windows platform, from Windows Forms and WPF for desktop applications, Silverlight for browser-based (and Mesh-based) rich clients, to desktop/sidebar gadgets and Windows Mobile, including demos of each. This session will set the stage for the rest of the day, when we'll go deeper into many of these client technologies.

 

Create Rich User Experiences with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)

Windows Presentation Foundation empowers you to build the next-generation of Windows user experiences. WPF supports UI, media, documents, hardware acceleration, vector graphics, scalability to different form factors, interactive data visualization, and superior content readability. In this session we will look into the fundamentals of WPF, its architecture and how you can leverage WPF to create rich applications that will WOW your application users.

 

Re-use Your Skills and Code to Expand the Reach of Your Apps with Silverlight

WPF supports creating rich windows client applications for the desktop, but sometimes you need to run your application in the browser. In this session we will discuss how you can quickly web-ify WPF applications by leveraging technologies like XBAP (XAML Browser Application). To further expand the reach of your application, we'll show how you can take advantage of Silverlight, which is a subset of WPF and shares the XAML markup model of development, but is optimized for a lightweight, cross-platform runtime for the browser which runs not just on Windows, but also on the Mac.

 

Developing Windows Mobile Applications with Visual Studio 2008 

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 provides many improvements for mobile application development. With the Windows Mobile 6 SDK (or the latest 6.1 SDK) and emulators available in the SDK, developers can quickly and easily create, debug and deploy mobile applications.  In this session, we review what is new in the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 3.5, and through several demos and samples discuss how to develop Windows Mobile client applications, including Silverlight for Mobile applications, effectively.