Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference – December 4, 2008, Reston, VA

I am pleased to announce the agenda and details for the Public Sector Technology Conference in Reston, VA to be held on December 4, 2008.


ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!!!


Event Date & Time: December 4, 2008, 9:00 – 17:00 Eastern Time


Event Location

Sheraton Reston Hotel
11810 Sunrise Valley Drive 
Reston, VA 20191


Registration Information: Click here


December 4, 2008 9:00AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time


About the Conference

We invite you to join us for a day of developer-oriented technical sessions, featuring .NET Framework 4.0, Microsoft Modeling Platform, Windows Application Server Extensions for Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Workflow Services, Windows Azure, and the Azure Services Platform. The conference consists of sessions that discuss recent Microsoft technology announcements at Professional Developers Conference (PDC) on Cloud Services. These exciting technologies enable entirely new types of applications to be built in record time. The conference begins with a session on .NET Framework 4.0 which marks the next generation of developer tools from Microsoft. This session will provide a developer focused overview of numerous advancements in .Net Framework 4.0 that enable emerging trends such as cloud computing and help democratize Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with a unique solution that brings all the members of a development organization into the application development life cycle, and removes many of the existing barriers to integration. The next session discusses the Microsoft Modeling Platform that enables a model driven approach to building distributed applications. You will also learn about a set of Windows application server extensions that together provide a standard hosting environment for WCF and WF services in this session.

The session on Windows® Azure will provide an overview of the cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Azure Services Platform. This session will help you understand how Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage internet or cloud applications and a consistent development experience through its integration with Visual studio. The final session on Microsoft® .NET Services, a set of Microsoft-hosted, highly scalable, developer-oriented services that provide key building blocks required by many cloud-based and cloud-aware applications can help developers learn to focus on their application logic rather than building and deploying their own cloud-based infrastructure services.  SQL Services is a set of hosted database services that supports high-scale distributed applications using SOAP and REST interfaces.  Learn how to model data for high availability and scale, and see how to create new applications in the cloud or extend on-premises applications and services. You will also discover the ability to create, retrieve, and update all types of data-from blobs to flexible entities to schematized entities in this session.

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 – 10:30

What’s New with .NET Framework 4.0?

Marc Schweigert



10:45 – 12:15

Introducing the Microsoft Modeling Platform (Oslo) and Windows Application Server Extensions (Dublin) for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow (WF) Services

Vlad Vinogradsky

12:15 – 13:00



Windows Azure – An Introduction to the Microsoft Cloud Services Operating System

Vlad Vinogradsky

14:30 – 14:45



Overview of the.NET and SQL Services in the Azure Services Platform

Marc Schweigert

16:16 – 17:00

Question & Answer session

Vlad Vinogradsky, Marc Schweigert



Comments (4)
  1. Gold Coast says:

    My team is putting on a 1-day developer conference in Reston, Virginia on December 4th.  We’ll have

  2. Gold Coast says:

    A few people have contacted me asking about the Developer Dinners.  At the last dinner, I mentioned

  3. A few people have contacted me asking about the Developer Dinners.  At the last dinner, I mentioned

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