Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference – Tallahassee, FL




Hotel Duval, 415 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 224-6000


Date & Time

November 4, 2009 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time


About the Conference

We invite you to join us for a day of developer-oriented technical sessions, featuring the Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Azure and SQL Azure, .NET and Internet Explorer 8. These exciting technologies enable entirely new types of applications to be built in record time. Windows 7 enables developers to create distinctive and intuitive applications that significantly enhance discoverability, usability, and sheer enjoyment. New methods of desktop integration put application functionality right at the user's fingertips, and Windows Explorer and Libraries provide easy access to high-value information. The session on Windows 7 will provide a high level overview of how .NET developers can take advantage of new features in Windows 7 using the Windows® API Code Pack for Microsoft® .NET Framework. The next presentation will focus on understanding the importance of the “parallel computing shift” and also the technologies introduced in .NET 4 that are easing this transition.


The afternoon session begins with a presentation on Microsoft Windows Azure and SQL Azure.  Windows® Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Windows Azure Platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage Web applications on the Internet through Microsoft® data centers. Microsoft® SQL Azure Database is a cloud-based relational database platform built on SQL Server® technologies. With SQL Azure Database, you can easily provision and deploy relational database solutions to the cloud, and take advantage of a globally distributed data center that provides enterprise-class availability, scalability, and security with the benefits of built-in data protection, self-healing and disaster recovery.


The final session of the day features Windows Internet Explorer 8 - ushering in a new wave of browser innovation from Microsoft, including Web Slices and Accelerators, while maintaining compatibility with today's Web standards. This presentation will cover several new aspects of Internet Explorer 8 from a developer's perspective. The session will provide an overview of Internet Explorer 8 application compatibility features, and will include practical examples of using Web Slices and Accelerators to increase the stickiness and usefulness of an existing site.

The day’s 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





8:30 – 9:00


9:00 – 10:30

Developing for Windows 7 using the .NET Framework

90 minutes

Marc Schweigert

10:30 – 10:45


15 minutes

10:45 – 12:00

Parallel Computing for Managed Developers

75 minutes

Joel Reyes

12:00 – 1:00


60 minutes


1:00 – 2:30

Overview of Windows Azure and SQL Azure

90 minutes

Marc Schweigert

2:30 – 2:45


15 minutes

2:45 – 4:00

Enhancing User Experience with Internet Explorer 8

75 minutes

Joel Reyes

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