MSDN: What’s new in Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Fx 3.5 for the Web Developer

Tue, 16 Oct 2007, 18:00 - 21:20 (Add to calendar) GMT
Microsoft Ltd, Lismore House , Edinburgh, GB
Come along and find out what’s in store for both the ASP.NET platform and Visual Studio in the upcoming release. As web developers, there’s a lot to get excited about including many features you can take advantage of in your existing projects.

Session 1 – Visual Studio 2008
Visual Studio 2008 (formerly code named “Orcas”) brings with it a host of features for the web developer. In this session, we demonstrate the benefits you can get out of the Visual Studio toolset when working on your existing ASP.NET 2.0 projects as well as for new ASP.NET 3.5 projects. There are many improvements in the IDE so we’ll need to focus on JavaScript Intellisense and debugging improvements, the new designer, CSS enhancements and a few more.

Session 2 - .NET Fx 3.5
In this session we’ll take a look at some of the new features in ASP.NET 3.5. New server controls, ASP.NET AJAX integration, not to mention Language Integrated Query (or LINQ), we’ll take a look at the lot. And while we’re at it we’ll see where Microsoft Silverlight fits in the picture.


Martin Parry

Martin Parry, Microsoft: Martin graduated in Maths and Computing in 1992 and developed commercial software for a number of ISVs, on a variety of platforms, before joining Microsoft in 1999. He worked as an application development consultant for a number of years before taking on his current role of Developer Evangelist. His motto, 'It’s only code', reflects his belief that software, like everything else, is simple when you understand how it works. Now he just has to explain how it works. When time permits, Martin sometimes attempts to play the piano.

Daniel Moth

Daniel Moth has significant industry experience, holds a BSc in Computing for Business as well as an MSc with Distinction in Object Oriented Software technology, and he has been working with .NET since the first beta in 2000. Daniel was awarded the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for his community contributions in 2004 and still enjoys helping others wherever he can, both online and offline. In his spare time he loves to travel around the world, be it on city breaks, lazing on the beach or scuba diving the oceans.

18:00-18:30pm- Registration
18:30pm-19:45pm- Session 1
19:45pm-20:05 - break
20:05-21:20- Session 2
21:20- Close

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