The conversation will basically be around the direction going forward with regards to the web, the toys that come along with it and essentially a discussion on all products, not just Microsofts.
Since I've got a strong background in the Adobe space, I plan on having a group conversation about how it all fits into place, some hints at what technologies such as Adobe Apollo / FLEX are likely to do and in general rant about the relivance of one and all.
So don't worry, its not a Microsoft propergander speech whereby we crash tackle you at the door, insert a Microsoft chip into the back of your head and then send you out to conquer the world, one DotNet at a time. No that will be next weeks presentation at "How to win Developers over with a microchip when you crash tackle them at the door" (obviously).
Chuck and I will pretty call it as we see it and see what sticks. So bring an open mind, a thirst for more awareness of tools that we have opened to us and above all, heckle me if you feel the need.
Despite recently joining Microsoft Scott Barnes is definitely a Adobe (Flex, Flash, ColdFusion) guy at heart. In this session Scott will take a look at the drivers for the next wave of web design/development technologies and how companies like Adobe and Microsoft are trying to solve them. Technologies being looked at will include: the upcoming versions of FLEX 2, Flash 9, ColdFusion 8, Flex Builder and the latest offerings from Microsoft (Expression, WPF, Gadgets etc)
The abstract used to attract the unsuspecting victims 😉