Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference – April 2, 2008 – Washington, DC @ FOSE 2008

 Conference Title


Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference



Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington DC District of Columbia 20001
United States 


Date & Time

April 2, 2008 9:00AM – 4:00 PM EST


Register here today as space is limited!!!


About the Conference

We invite you to join us for a day of developer-oriented technical sessions co-located at FOSE 2008, featuring Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Data Access with Language Integrated Query (LINQ), and Silverlight 2.0. These exciting technologies enable entirely new types of applications to be built in record time. Learn how VSTS helps software development teams deliver complex software solutions more successfully.  The VSTS platform provides software development lifecycle tools aimed at enforcing best practices for the roles performed by team members - project managers, architects, developers, database professionals, and testers.  It also provides an integration platform that improves communication and collaboration between team members throughout the entire development process. This presentation will describe the benefits of VSTS rather than just describe its features.  You will learn to create and integrate workflows into everyday applications in the session on WF. This session will also demonstrate how WCF, a unified programming model for building service-oriented applications can be used to build secure, reliable, transacted solutions that integrate across platforms and interoperate with existing investments. Modern applications operate on data in several different forms: Relational tables, XML documents, and in-memory objects. Each of these domains can have profound differences in semantics, data types, and capabilities, and much of the complexity in today’s applications is the result of these mismatches. The session on Data Access with LINQ will explore the new data access capabilities brought into VB9 via LINQ.  You will learn about simplifying querying data via integrated query and transform operations, as well as simplifications in working with XML. Discover the ability to create rich, visually stunning, interactive content and applications that run on multiple browsers and operating systems with Microsoft Silverlight 2.0. You will also learn about the benefits of Microsoft Silverlight from a developer perspective and get an introduction to building Microsoft Silverlight applications using JavaScript and C# using Microsoft developer and designer tools. 

These sessions will target Developers, Architects and Web designers, be very much demonstration oriented, and will be delivered by seasoned developers with experience in Government and Public Sector. Seize this opportunity to immerse yourself amidst these exciting new technologies!

Who Should Attend

Developers, Architects, Web Designers and technical managers who wish to get an early look at the next advancement in Software Development. 

The Agenda







09:00 – 10:15

The Benefits of Visual Studio Team System to Your Organization

Jeff Ogorek



10:30 – 12:00

What's New in Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow (WF) in Visual Studio 2008 & the .NET Framework 3.5

Marc Schweigert

12:00 – 13:00



Data Access with Language Integrated Query

Joel Reyes


Building Rich Internet Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight 2.0 

Marc Schweigert



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