DevCares and Arc Ready - Midwest District Updates

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August DevCares: Microsoft Silverlight in Downers Grove, IL on 08/23, Indianapolis, IN on 08/28  and Brookfield, WI on 08/31

DevCares, delivered and hosted monthly by Microsoft Partners is designed to keep you up to date on the cutting-edge technologies that provide the fastest means for building and deploying state-of-the-art applications.  DevCares is a FREE half-day technical training series created by Developers for Developers!  We’ll address the needs and issues of developers today and show you how to make a real difference in the way that you work!

Microsoft® Silverlight™ is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web.  You’ll learn about the different approaches to programming Silverlight and also see how Silverlight can be integrated with ASP.NET and AJAX.  Finally, we’ll explore integrating media into Silverlight.  Along the way you’ll see how to use various tools when working with Silverlight such as Expression Blend and Visual Studio 2008 (formerly code-named “Orcas”).
Session 1: Programming Silverlight
Session 2: ASP.NET, AJAX and Silverlight
Session 3: Silverlight and Media

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Microsoft ArcREADY - Web 2.0 & Beyond in Chicago, IL on 9/12, Milwaukee, WI on 09/13, and Indianapolis, IN on 09/18

After Tim O’Reilly’s article “What is Web 2.0” in 2005, there has been considerable buzz around Web 2.0 technologies and the companies that use them.  From the open platform Facebook to the rich user interfaces of web mail clients like Microsoft Exchange, the architecture of web applications is changing rapidly.  Jon Rauschenberger, CTO for Clarity Consulting, together with the Central Region Architect Evangelists, will discuss lessons learned and best practices around collaboration, rich user experiences, and data syndication from existing Web 2.0 application architectures.  We’ll also provide guidance on how current Microsoft platform technologies like AJAX for ASP.NET, SharePoint Server 2007, and  WCF can be used to turn those lessons into a practical corporate Web 2.0 architecture.  Finally, we’ll take a look at the next generation of Microsoft technologies like Silverlight and Visual Studio 2008 and discuss how architects can design and deploy applications beyond the current Web 2.0 experience.


Jon Rauschenberger is the Chief Technical Officer  for Clarity Consulting, a software development consulting firm based in Chicago, Illinois.  He regularly presents at national technical conferences such as MEDC, TechED  and VSLive! and is a frequent author of technical articles  for publications such as Microsoft Developer Network, Visual Studio Magazine and .NET magazine.  Jon also served as the Microsoft Regional Director (RD) for the Midwest region for 5 years and is currently a member of the RD Ambassador program. 


Architects and Senior Developers who are interested in becoming an architect.

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