MSDN Events Presents: The Best Of MIX
We have finalized the content and most of the dates for “The Best of MIX” events. We will be bringing 3 great sessions to you, including “What’s New in Silverlight 3?”, “Building Web Applications with Windows Azure” and “MVC 1.0 vs ASP.Net Webforms”. We have been working hard to bring you a fresh view of these topics, so please be sure to register, as these events tend to fill up fast. You will find registration links, as well as a summary of the topics below. I hope to see you there.
- Albuquerque, NM - May 4, 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
- Salt Lake City, UT - May 6, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 noon or May 6, 1:00 p.M. - 5:00 P.M.
- Colorado Springs, CO - May 28, 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
- Denver, CO - May 26, 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. or May 27, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 noon
- Ft. Collins, CO - (date and registration tba)
- Phoenix, AZ - May 18, 2009 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
What’s New in Silverlight 3?
Are you interested in building business-focused Rich Internet Applications (RIAs)? Would you like to take advantage of 3D in the browser, but assume it is too hard? Have you wanted to take a Silverlight application offline? Then this session is for you. We will explore and illustrate the new features of Silverlight 3, including the following:
· Support for perspective 3D
· Offline Support
· .NET RIA Services which simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms
Building Web Applications with Windows Azure
This session will begin with a brief overview of Azure and discuss some of the announcements made at MIX. We will then illustrate through demo how to build a Windows Azure application from the ground up. We will illustrate how to consume Azure Table Storage, how to host services, web pages and Silverlight components, as well as how to deploy your solution to the cloud.
MVC 1.0 vs ASP.Net Webforms
Have you heard about the new ASP.NET MVC framework from Microsoft and wondered what it was all about? Are you curious whether this replaces ASP.Net WebForms? Well in this session you will learn how to use the model-view-controller (MVC) pattern to take advantage of your favorite .NET Framework language for writing business logic in a way that is de-coupled from the views of the data. In addition, we will talk about the pros and cons of both MVC and Web Forms, how to determine the best choice for a specific project, various techniques and patterns used to build MVC applications vs. Web Forms applications, and the implications for using each approach.