|9:00||10:15||Building WCF and WF Applications with the .NET Framework 3.5|
|10:30||12:00||Web Programming with WCF|
|3:30||5:00||Building Mobile Applications using Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Compact Framework 3.5|
|5:00||6:00||Company Store Visit|
|Tuesday, June 26||8:30||9:00||Breakfast|
|9:00||9:30||Introduction to the Microsoft Client Continuum|
|9:45||11:00||Building Web Applications with Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5|
|11:15||12:30||Introduction to Silverlight|
|1:30||2:30||Essential Windows Presentation Foundation|
|2:45||4:00||Building Smart Client Applications with Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 using WPF and “Cider”|
|6:30||7:30||ADO.Net Entity Framework|
The machines we were given were pre-configured with the following software and a number of Virtual Machines configured with hands-on labs:
Visual Studio 2005 Team System Suite
.NET Framework 3.0
Windows Vista & .NET Framework 3.0 SDK
Visual Studio Extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation
Visual Studio Extensions for WPF & WCF November CTP
Visual Studio “Orcas” Beta 1
Virtual PC 2007
Longhorn Server Beta 3
A quick breakfast ensued where I chatted to some of the other delegates who all seemed as enthusiastic as me about the forthcoming events, a true geek!
I got permission to take a few photographs which will find their way onto this blog when I get home next week.
The agenda for the day follows:
|Monday, June 25||8:00||9:00||Registration & Breakfast|
|9:00||9:15||Welcome & Introductions|
|9:15||10:00||Lap around Visual Studio 2008 & .NET Framework 3.5|
|10:00||11:00||.NET Language Integrated Query (LINQ)|
|11:00||12:00||Using LINQ with relational data|
|1:00||2:00||Hands-on lab: LINQ|
|2:15||3:15||What’s new in C# 3.0?|
|3:30||4:30||What’s new in C++ 9.0?|
|4:45||5:45||What’s new in Visual Basic 9.0?|
It was a long day yesterday – up at 7a.m (with a stinking cold!). to catch the 8.am trip up to Manchester airport, across to Calgary, on to Vancouver then the short drive across the border and down to Seattle. I finally got to the hotel at 7am the next day! (11pm local time).
Breakfast courtesy of the local Safeway (yes, same as in the UK) . A little revision then out to scout the local area (Best Buy, Target, Circuit City etc).
The hotel is great by the way – just across the road from building 27 on the Microsoft Campus so I should be able to walk over to building 20 tomorrow morning.