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Visual Studio 2008 Seminar in Jackson, MS and Geek Dinner in Hattiesburg on Feb 4th

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in Presentations, Smart Clients, Speaking | Posted on 25-01-2008

Doug Turnure, Chad Brooks and me are doing a half-day technical overview covering the new features surrounding Visual Studio 2008 in Jackson, MS from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on February 4th, 2008.  Then later that night we are having a Geek Dinner with special guest Sara Ford in Hattiesburg, MS.  Here are the details and how to register for the seminar (yes you HAVE to register for the seminar).  You do not have to register for the Geek Dinner but please RSVP as described.

Seminar Agenda

9:00 – 10:00: Visual Studio 2008 Overview for Architects (Chad)

If your job as a Software Architect is to research and exploit technology to help achieve business results – then you need to take a look at what has just been released in Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5.   In this talk we will discuss several of the many new features you need to understand and explore to be able to fully leverage these new capabilities in your environment, including multi-targeting support, new features for SOA, and web enhancements. Finally, we will discuss the road ahead and preview some of the local architect, web design, and developer events that you can use to help further your understanding of Microsoft platform and development technologies.

10:00 – 11:00 Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 (Doug)

Visual Studio 2008 has shipped, and with its arrival, there are several new features in the framework, compilers, and the IDE itself. In this technical overview, we will discuss some of the new developer productivity enhancements in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. We’ll explore new designers that assist developers in creating applications more quickly and easily. We’ll also take a look at LINQ, and the benefits it provides.

11:00 – 12:00 Visual Studio 2008: New Developer Productivity Enhancements (Keith)

Learn what is new in Visual Studio 2008 when it comes to building Smart Clients.  We’ll take a look at several new enhancements and improvements developers can take advantage of in Visual Studio 2008.  In this session we’ll look at several things such as Client Application Services, new improved ClickOnce features, offline and online data syncing and more.


New Horizons Computer Learning Center
1855 Lakeland Drive
Suite R101
Jackson, MS 39216

Phone: 601-914-4500


Or by phone:  877-673-8368 and reference Event ID:  1032367675

Geek Dinner Agenda

7:00 – 10:00 Geek Dinner in Hattiesburg with Sara Ford


Chesterfields’ Restaurant
Hattiesburg, MS

For more information about the dinner including directions, and how to RSVP for dinner please visit previous Geek Dinner announcement on this site.

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By the way, I forgot to mention that if anyone wants to ride from Hattiesburg to Jackson for the seminar I can take 6 people in the Aspen and don’t mind car pooling up.

Let me know if you are interested.

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