Developer Dinner in DC and VA: Overview of LINQ in Visual Studio 2008


Overview of LINQ Technology in Visual Studio 2008 (codename: Orcas)



Registration Link


Virginia Wed. July 25th
(6:00-8:00PM) 1032345982&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Innovation and Technology Center

12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA 20190

DC/MD Thurs. July 26th
(6:00-8:00PM) 1032345985&Culture=en-US

Microsoft Office

5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20015

(Metro Red Line Stops below building)


Speaker: Marc Schweigert, Developer Evangelist


In the past we as programmers had to rely on two distinct programming models: One for the Database and another for the Application.  LINQ or Language Integrated Query is one of the most important new features in the next version of .NET (ver. 3.5) and by extension Visual Studio 2008 (codename: Orcas).  Think about it as “One Syntax” for many data structures. Instead of having to learn a different query syntax for multiple data structures (XML, Databases, Objects, etc.), you just learn one, LINQ.

With the similar syntax in LINQ you can query/transform:

  • Objects with LINQ to Objects
  • SQL Data with LINQ to SQL
  • XML with LINQ to XML


This talk will be mostly demonstrations, where we will give you an Overview of LINQ and explain how Visual Studio 2008 (codename: Orcas) aims to unify the programming models through LINQ capabilities in C# and Visual Basic.  In the second part of this talk 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.

What you will learn:

  • Basics of the LINQ Syntax and Query Expressions
  • LINQ to Objects
  • LINQ to XML
  • LINQ to SQL
  • LINQ inside of an ASP.NET Application   

Who should come:

Architects, Developers who would like to get to see one of the most powerful new Developer features built into the next version of Visual Studio 2008. 

Attend this event for your chance to win an XBOX 360!


XBOX 360 will be raffled at the conclusion of the dinner

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