TechEd Next Week

I'll be at TechEd all next week. The show is sold out, but if you're going and you're a C++ developer, you'll want to check out Kate Gregory's talk on Monday:

DEV331 - Visual C++: Using the .NET Framework in Win32/MFC Applications

Are you a MFC developer confused about the Microsoft roadmap for Visual C++? Do you want to learn how you can enable your MFC applications with new features using the .NET Framework? (Did you know that was even possible?) Attend this session and learn a variety of techniques for extending and reusing your tried-and-true MFC applications and components with the .NET Framework. Become your own Upgrade Wizard and take your MFC code into a new era.

and you'll want to check out Herb Sutter's talk on Friday:

DEV333 Visual C++ 2005: The Language of Choice for Native and .NET

Visual C++ 2005 introduces an improved C++ language design for taking advantage of the .NET Framework without leaving behind any native features. Hear from the lead architect of the new language design and see how it brings C++ language strengths like deterministic finalization and templates to .NET development...

There are a number of other good C++ talks scheduled. I'll try to get as much information about these out over the next couple of weeks as I can. I'll be blogging from the conference, and I'll probably do a little moblogging from there also. If you're at the show, you'll probably find me in the cabanas, or feel free to drop me a note at I'd like to get some feedback and ideas from customers about the future direction of the Visual C++ Developer Center.

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