Proposed Devdays Agenda


The time is coming near for DevDays 2011 and here is the currently proposed agenda for DevDays.

Silverlight 5: The Future

An end to end experience of Windows Phone 7 development PT 1

An end to end experience of Windows Phone 7 development PT 2

A Lap around Internet Explorer 9 for Web Developers

ASP.NET Web Development with MVC

Lightswitch basics: Building your first Lightswitch Application

Code First in Entity Framework

End to End Testing

Using Visual Studio Test Professional 2010 for Agile Testing

Blend: Wiring it all together

Umbraco CMS and Webmatrix

Azure: Development from scratch

Developing business apps with XRM

Kung Fu Silverlight: Tips and Architectural Patterns and Practices

Lets get ready for the Cloud: Building your applications so they are cloud ready

DevDays this year will be held on the 24th May in Cape Town and the 26th of May in Johannesburg. We would like the communities feedback on what they think and what else they would like to see with regards to the sessions at DevDays this year. This agenda is not final and is subject to change.

Comments (7)

  1. Chris says:

    Awesome! Looks like it could be a really cool line-up. Do you know when the bookings will open up?

  2. Dale says:

    Great agenda, go with it! When can we book?

  3. Marc-Allen says:

    I received a "Save the Date" email from Microsoft for DevDays 2011… (some of my colleagues received the same email) but it indicated that the Cape Town date is 8 March 2011??  I've received no other follow-up information from Microsoft… and this blog post is the first information I could find regarding DevDays 2011 in South Africa!  Neither is there any information about DevDays on the Microsoft South Africa site.  Any reason for this oversight?  We've started making arrangements for the 8th of March… but obviously this is incorrect

  4. Tanya says:

    Marc, I received the same calendar invite!  

    Also received a seperate invite for a Microsoft Open Day on the 24th March which is a seperate event.

    What is happening?

  5. Suliman says:

    Hi All,

    A Save the date for March was sent out last year and a decision was taken subsequently to change the dates for a variety of reasons. The new dates have been locked down to the May dates that are now published and a formal invitation is almost ready to go out. Watch your mailbox and make sure that you are signed up for the MSDN flash and watch this blog for registrations news.

  6. Justin Fortmann says:

    Great agenda. But why is there no DevDays in Durban this year? There was one last year if I remember correctly.

  7. Suliman says:

    DevDays will be done in a different format in Durban this year – details to follow.