Welcome to TechEd Europe

I just got in last night into Barcelona for TechEd Europe..   One thing I love about my job is that I get to span the full range of application space supported by the .NET Framework… As such I think I am the only speaker at Teched doing a server based talk and a smart client talk!      Should be fun to see how well I bridge those 😉


The first one is all about the developer designer interaction… For the vast majority of this talk Sam and build up a site from scratch.   He plays the role of the designer, and I play the role of the developer… Sam starts with a couple of “comps” (static images of what the site should look like) then uses Expression Web to build up a very compelling site layout and design.  Then I use the magic of ASP.NET AJAX to make the site sing and dance and really come alive! 


The second talk I am doing is not until Friday (which is good, gives me time to polish the demos!)  It is all about how to seamlessly use WinForms and WPF together… I think this will be an extremely common scenario as WinForms gives you an amazing level of RAD productivity and WPF gives you the expressiveness and power that great UX sometimes requires.  In this talk I will also take a sneak peak at some of the upcoming investments we have for the client space in “Orcas”.  I am super excited about those investments which span WinForms and WPF…   


DEV351 ASP.NET: Developer and Designer AJAX Bliss with Visual Studio and Expression

Brad Abrams , Sam Spencer

Tue Nov 7 14:15 - 15:30

This session explores best practices for designers who are tackling the real challenges of building AJAX-style user experiences on the Web. Learn about designing richer user experiences directly from the Expression and ASP.NET AJAX development teams. Explore how the ASP.NET AJAX controls and components remove the complexity from designing rich, interactive experiences, and help you build AJAX-style applications more quickly.

DEV363 Smart Client: Getting the most out of Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)

Brad Abrams

Fri Nov 10 15:15 - 16:30

In this session we’ll look at the best uses of Windows Forms and WPF. We’ll look deeply at how you can integrate WPF and Windows Forms content together in the same application. We’ll also take a first look at some of the new platform features coming for client applications in the next version of the .NET Framework.

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