MSDN Roadshow – Windows Client Technologies

The MSDN Mid-Atlantic Roadshow rides again…our next series of roadshow events kicks off later this month in Reston, VA. Currently, we’ve got the Reston event, and also a roadshow stop scheduled for Richmond, VA in March. We’ll have more cities to announce soon, but I wanted to get word out about these ASAP!

Reston, VA – February 24th, 2009

Richmond, VA – March 11th10th, 2009

Here’s the initial agenda:

Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Roadshow! This one-day Roadshow series focuses on Windows Client application development. Topics covered include:

  • Building Windows forms applications including gadgets for the front-end, using the Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services to communicate with data sources and deploying Windows applications with the ClickOnce deployment technology
  • Creating rich user experience applications with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), comparing WPF applications with Windows forms applications, and how they can host/interop with each other
  • Developing XAML browser applications (XBAP) -- WPF applications running in Internet Explorer, and turning WPF applications to Silverlight applications
  • Building and deploying Windows forms applications to mobile devices, and working with Silverlight for Windows Mobile

The first content is still being tweaked, so the final version may vary a bit from this first cut, but the idea is that you can spend a day with us, and walk away with a reasonable overview of the available technologies for building client applications on Windows, including gadgets and Windows Mobile.

Hope you can join us!