Windows 8 (and more) Events on May 2nd

They say good things come in threes; unfortunately, unless you own a cloning machine, you’ll have to pick one from among three outstanding free events covering various aspects of Windows development and administration (with a liberal dose of Windows 8, of course!).  Each of these free events is being held on May 2nd across three different locations: Waltham, Cambridge, and East Greenwich, RI.  Brief descriptions and registration links follow.  I look forward to seeing some of you at one of them!


State of .NET State of .NET – The Road to Windows 8 NERD, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Join Markus Egger, Microsoft RD, MVP, owner of CODE Magazine and CSA of EPS Software for this free event. Markus will be taking an unbiased look at current and future development with .NET and other relevant Microsoft technologies. This includes Visual Studio 2010 technologies as well as an in-depth look at what is coming in the next version of Visual Studio (“VS11”), and Windows 8 & Metro.

IT Pro Tech Update IT Pro Tech Update 2012 New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich RI 9 a.m – 4 p.m. Join us for the first annual IT-Pro Tech Update 2012. This FREE event will focus on the next phase of information technology with topics including: virtualization, Windows 8, interoperability, security, and private cloud. Here is your chance to learn the impact of Windows 8 server and desktop will have and how you can leverage them to your advantage. Speakers include Dan Stolts, Paul Thurrott, Paul Assadorian,Tim Mangan, and Lee BenjaminAnd this just in: lunch is provided!.

Code Mastery Code Mastery – Boston Microsoft Office, 201 Jones Road, Waltham MA 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Code Mastery delivers free high-quality technical content. Code Mastery events are designed to present you with meaningful technical content by the professionals that are using them every day, in the trenches. Come spend a day with some of Magenic’s best and brightest. You’ll be glad you did. Featured speaker is Rockford Lhotka. He is the creator of the popular CSLA .NET development framework, and is the author of numerous books. He is CTO at Magenic.