Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference - October 22, 2008, Austin, TX


I am pleased to announce the agenda and details for the Public Sector Technology Conference in Austin, TX to be held on October 22, 2008.

ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!!!

Event Date & Time : October 22, 2008 , 9:00 – 16:00 Central Time

Event Location

Microsoft Corporation Austin Office

Stonebridge Plaza, Building One

9606 N. Mopac Expressway, Suite 200

Austin, TX 78759

Registration Information: Click here

About the Conference

Join us for a day of developer-oriented technical sessions, featuring Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2008, Microsoft Silverlight 2, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Visual Studio 2008, Expression Blend and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. These exciting technologies enable entirely new types of applications to be built in record time. The VSTS session will address some of the most common ways customers are adopting the Visual Studio Team System 2008 platform of products, including the cultural, infrastructure and process impact. In the session on Building Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications, you will learn the basics of building WPF applications in the Visual Studio 2008 WPF designer, get a clear view on when you should work in XAML code and on the Visual Studio design surface to build your WPF application, and see how you can use Microsoft Expression Blend in conjunction with Visual Studio 2008 WPF designer. Discover the ability to create rich, visually stunning, interactive content and applications that run on multiple browsers and operating systems with Microsoft Silverlight 2. You will also learn about the benefits of Microsoft Silverlight from a developer perspective and get an introduction to building Microsoft Silverlight applications using JavaScript and C# using Microsoft developer and designer tools. The final session on .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 will be a running stream of demonstrations focusing on new features and functionality in the new Service Pack for several of the key areas of .NET Development today, including Web Development (ASP.NET), Database Development (ADO.NET), Web Services/SOA (Windows Communication Foundation) and User Experience (Windows Presentation Foundation).

These sessions will target Developers, Architects and Web designers, be very much demonstration oriented, and will be delivered by seasoned developers with experience in Government and Public Sector. Seize this opportunity to immerse yourself amidst these exciting new technologies!

Who Should Attend

Developers, Architects, Web Designers and technical managers who wish to get an early look at the next advancement in Software Development.

The Agenda






09:00 – 10:15

Visual Studio Team System Adoption Best Practices

David Baliles



10:30 – 12:00

Building Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Applications in Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend

Marc Schweigert

12:00 – 13:00



Building Rich Internet Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight 2

Joel Reyes


Overview of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Marc Schweigert