MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow – September 2008

MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow - September Edition

The MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow is a half day free developer event with a southern flair, where you will learn about some of the latest developments in Microsoft technologies. For September, 2008 the Roadshow will be presented by Architect Evangelist Chad Brooks and Developer Evangelists Glen Gordon and Brian Hitney. Chad, Glen & Brian will be loading up a minivan with lots of goodies, and trying to hit 5 cities in 5 days.

We'll start the morning with a quick update on a variety of developer topics. The we'll spend the rest of the morning exploring the impact that REST has had on solutions architecture and the Microsoft Technologies that you need to leverage it.

Every attendee will receive an MS Press book (while supplies last) as well as pointers to tons of resources for further learning. Register today using the links below. We're trying to finalize the last cities, so check back for more.

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Flickr photos from the road!

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Stay tuned for links, downloads and more about the topics we'll be presenting on.


Microsoft Developer Update

First, we will do a survey of the set of just-released products and how they will impact developers.  See what’s new in Windows Server 2008:  Hypervisor Technology, IIS7, and others.  SQL 2008 is also packed with goodies for Developers;  see the geospatial capabilities as well as the LINQ enhancements.  And don’t forget the myriad of enhancements that come with the .Net Framework 3.5!

REST with WCF, ADO.NET Data Services, and ASP.NET MVC

The evolution of the web has seen many changes in patterns and standards for working with services. In a world of AJAX and other lightweight clients, not all services need to be implemented with the bells and whistles that SOAP and its many specifications allow for. And not all services need to be "transport-neutral". An alternative architectural approach known as REST is well suited for many web-based scenarios. You can implement a RESTful architecture using a variety of current and future Microsoft technologies. But how do you decide which ones are the best choices for your scenarios? These sessions of technical deep dives helps to answer that question. We will examine implementing RESTful services with WCF 3.5, using ADO.NET Data Services, and introduce the ASP.NET MVC framework.

Comments (10)
  1. Joe Healy says:

    wow.  some serious roadwork!  good luck guys.

  2. Get ready for a developer roadshow full of greasy goodness. It’s the MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow! Chad

  3. shyam says:


    I appreciate your work and your BLOG. People like you are a rare breed who take their personal time to increase productivity and development knowledge by providing deep insight into Microsoft technologies to solve real world problems.

    Blogs,Roadshows, papers, Presentations, How to books, and official product pages – all help to some extent. Human contact with knowledge workers for a few hours can save days of agony especially trying out a new technology, platform or a radical new approach to application development.

    I think knowledge harnessing, sharing, inside and outside of an enterprise is one way of showing corporate citizenship and caring about current and future customers. No one can use all the products Microsoft has to offer, nor one should use them all if there is no productivity gained. True productivity is achieved by giving value to the customers where a solution gives more value than what the customer perceives. To provide more value systems approach is needed where software is only a fraction of the solution. The goal is to bring simplicity in a complex environment while providing maximum functionality and usefulness to the customer, employee and the partners.

    Social computing with knowledge networks of people and search enabled resources is the key. Knowledge repository should be live, current and relevant. Open dialogues and openness should be encouraged. Standardization and openness work together. Flexibility and ease of doing business should be paramount. When a company becomes agile and innovative we all win.

    Continue your quest to provide value in all ways that you can think of. Any task that is worth undertaking is not easy, so will be task of bringing productivity to enterprises of all sizes. OS and applications and development environments are all tools. People with innovative wiring of tools and technologies are the real problem solvers and they are the ones responsible for value.


  4. Register for MSDN Roadshow Coming to Hattiesburg Sept 19th

  5. If you are in the surrounding Hattiesburg, MS area (Jackson, Mobile, Gulfport, Biloxi, New Orleans, Slidell, Vicksburg, Meridian, Laurel, etc) there is a free MSDN event coming to Hattiesburg on September 19th called the MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow.

  6. bnorris says:

    I really hope you make the Huntsville stop.  Huntsville is a huge center of engineering.

  7. It’s times like these i wish i lived closer to home to help promote local events and activities. But

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