Public Sector Developer Event Schedule – May 2007







Schedule


Visual Studio Tools for Office – Creating Office Document Solutions


Summary: The new 2007 Microsoft Office system is a true development platform that provides developers with a wide array of new features upon which they can build robust business applications. The 2007 Office system also enables developers to support a whole new range of business scenarios and expands the range of development opportunities.  Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition provides developers with the professional tools they need to create scalable, line of business solutions based on the 2007 Office system. We specifically targeted VSTO 2005 SE to the 2007 Office system so that developers could begin creating these types of solutions as soon as possible.


Date & Time: May 4, 2007, 11:00-12:30 Eastern Time


Registration: Please register here to attend this webcast


 


Introduction to LINQ + LINQ to SQL


Summary: Modern applications operate on data in several different forms: Relational tables, XML documents, and in-memory objects. Each of these domains can have profound differences in semantics, data types, and capabilities, and much of the complexity in today’s applications is the result of these mis-matches. In this session, we will explain how the Orcas release of Visual Studio aims to unify the programming models through LINQ capabilities in C# and Visual Basic, a strongly typed data access framework, and an innovative Application Programming Interface (API) for manipulating and querying XML.


Database-centric applications have traditionally had to rely on two distinct programming languages: one for the database and one for the application. In the second part of this session we will introduce LINQ to SQL, a component of the LINQ project designed to help integrate relational data and queries with C# and Visual Basic. LINQ to SQL enables developers to express queries and updates in terms of their local programming language without sacrificing the server-side execution model of today’s high-performance SQL-based approaches. Using these advances, database queries that previously were stored as opaque strings now benefit from static type checking, CLR metadata, design-time type inference, and of course IntelliSense. LINQ to SQL also supports a rich update capability that lets you save changes to an object graph back to the database using optimistic concurrency or transactions.


Date & Time: May 8, 2007, 14:00-15:30 Eastern Time


Registration: Please register here to attend this webcast


 


Extending Microsoft Virtual Earth with MapDotNet Server 2007


Summary: The purpose of this 90 minute presentation is to inform the Microsoft developer community of the capabilities of MapDotNet Server 2007 (MDNS).  The audience will be introduced to Virtual Earth (VE) at a high level.  A presentation of the MDNS architecture will be delivered, a demonstration of real world use cases, and demonstrations of established instances of VE and MDNS will be reviewed.  Examples of the MDNS SDK, including templates, and examples of .net coding of MDNS 2007 will be shown to the audience.The audience will be presented with examples of using VE as a base map foundation, adding functionality of MDNS to provide additional data elements, and leveraging existing shapefiles, ESRI databases, and open source spatial databases to create compelling web based applications for enterprise and consumer use.  After completing the webcast the audience should have an understanding of VE and MDNS integration with legacy databases, and be able to identify clients that can benefit from the integration of VE and MDNS in their base. .


Date & Time: May 9, 2007, 14:00-15:30 Eastern Time


Registration: Please register here to attend this webcast  


 


Introduction to “WPF/E”


Summary: “WPF/E” is the codename for the next-generation web client presentation technology. This 90 minute session provides a look at the development of “WPF/E” applications and the support it will bring for cross-platform rich, interactive video and web applications.


Date & Time: May 10, 2007, 14:00-15:30 Eastern Time


Registration: Please register here to attend this webcast  


 


Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) – User interface (UI) Customization 


 Summary: VSTO is a key strategic tool for developing Office Business Applications (OBAS) against the 2007 Office System.  With VSTO, you can customize the Office ribbon, integrate enterprise data into your documents, create custom task panes that host managed controls, and much more.  This 90 minute session provides an overview of the different ways in which you can customize the Office UI using VSTO, specifically covering the customization of the ribbon, task pane, and Outlook For Region.


Date & Time: May 11, 2007, 11:00-12:30 Eastern Time


Registration: Please register here to attend this webcast


 


Building custom document workflows in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007)


Summary: This 90 minute presentation will focus on one of the most commonly requested features of SharePoint (now Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007), brought about by the combination of this plus another new technologies (i.e., MOSS 2007 + Windows Workflow Foundation), and that is “How can I Build Custom Document Workflow Solutions?”. This presentation will be mostly demonstration-oriented with about 15 minutes of slide presentations for background purposes. The goal will be to demonstrate BY EXAMPLE how non-Developers and Developers alike can build Custom Document Workflow solution. You will discover by watching how this custom workflow scenario is built, that you could easily build your own custom document workflows to accomplish the goals of your organization. The demonstrations will be done using the out of the box User Interface of the MOSS Portal (SharePoint Portal) and The SharePoint Designer tool, which is targeted at Developers and Non-Developers alike, with some discussion of how Visual Studio 2005 would fit into the picture. That being said, this is still a technical subject, so some knowledge of Process Management or Software Development will help you understand the process better.


Date & Time: May 15, 2007, 11:00-12:30 Eastern Time


Registration: Please register here to attend this webcast


 


Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation Rules


Summary: This session provides an introduction to the rules engine capabilities provided in Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). In this 90 minute session you will learn more about the WF Rules mechanisms, which also supports more advanced scenarios. See an example of how to externalize rules so that they can be maintained separately from the workflow assembly. In addition, learn how to author and execute rules outside of a workflow.


Date & Time: May 18, 2007, 11:00-12:30 Eastern Time


Registration: Please register here to attend this webcast


 


What’s New for Web Developers in Visual Studio “Orcas” & the .NET Framework 3.5


Summary: This 90 minute session will cover some of the great new features that will be coming soon with Visual Studio “Orcas”.  Learn how web development with .NET will continue to improve and evolve, and talk about some of the upcoming features and how best to use them.  We will be covering: Targeting a specific version of the .NET Framework (2.0, 3.0, 3.5), the new ASP.NET page designer (split view, CSS and improved layout support, nested master pages, etc.), ASP.NET AJAX,
WPFE, JavaScript Intellisense & Debugging improvements, LINQ integration and Additional features to be announced at the MIX 07 conference.


Date & Time: May 23, 2007, 14:00-15:30 Eastern Time


Registration: Please register here to attend this webcast


 


Introduction to Expression Web


Summary: Introducing Microsoft Expression, a suite of tools for creative designers that gives you the freedom to bring your vision to reality and boosts developer collaboration in the delivery of rich user experiences for the Web, Windows Vista applications and beyond. Expression Web is a professional design tool to create modern, standards-based sites which deliver superior quality on the Web.


Date & Time: May 25, 2007, 11:00-12:30 Eastern Time


Registration: Please register here to attend this webcast


 


Building a WPF Application using the “Cider” Designer in Visual Studio “Orcas”


Summary: Attend this 90 minute session to learn how developers build WPF applications in Visual Studio “Orcas” using the new “Cider” design surface..


Date & Time: May 30, 2007, 14:00-15:30 Eastern Time


Registration: Please register here to attend this webcast


 


 































































































DATE


TIME


LOCATION


TITLE AND REGISTRATION LINK


PRESENTERS


TARGET AUDIENCE


May 4, 2007


11:00 -12:30 EST


Webcast


Visual Studio Tools for Office – Creating Office Document Solutions


Joel Reyes


Developers


May 8, 2007


14:00 -15:30 EST


Webcast


Introduction to LINQ + LINQ to SQL


Marc Schweigert


Developers


May 9, 2007


14:00 -15:30 EST


Webcast


Extending Microsoft Virtual Earth with MapDotNet Server 2007


Marc Schweigert


Developers


May 10, 2007


14:00 -15:00 EST


Webcast


Introduction to “WPF/E”


Marc Schweigert


Developers


May 11, 2007


11:00 – 12:30 EST


Webcast


Visual Studio Tools for Office – UI Customization


Joel Reyes


Developers


May 15, 2007


11:00 – 12:30 EST


Webcast


Building custom document workflows in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007


Robert Shelton


Developers


May 16, 2007


9:00 -16:00 CST


Chicago, IL


Microsoft .NET Public Sector Developer Conference


Marc Schweigert, Joel Reyes, James Chittenden


Developers, Architects, Technical Managers


May 18, 2007


11:00 -12:30 EST


Webcast


Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation Rules


Joel Reyes


Developers


May 23, 2007


14:00 – 15:30 EST


Webcast


What’s New for Web Developers in Visual Studio “Orcas” & the .NET Framework 3.5


Marc Schweigert


Developers


May 25, 2007


11:00 – 12:30 EST


Webcast


Introduction to Expression Web


Joel Reyes


Developers


May 29, 2007


9:00 -16:00 EST


Reston, VA


Harness the Power of High Performance Computing in the Public Sector


Vlad Vinogradsky, Robert Shelton


 


Developers, Architects, IT Professionals, Technical Managers


May 30, 2007


14:00 -15:30 EST


Webcast


Building a WPF Application using the “Cider” Designer in Visual Studio “Orcas”


Marc Schweigert


Developers