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February 25, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
Title: Visual Studio Tools For Architects
Abstract: Come learn how the new code visualization, UML, and Architectural Validation tools inside Visual Studio 2010 come together to help you understand existing code bases, model domain specific problem domains, and maintain the proper control and visibility of those software systems.
Event ID: 1032440937
Product Unit Manager, Microsoft
Cameron Skinner joined Microsoft in 2005 and is currently a product unit manager on the Visual Studio team. He is responsible for overseeing the Visualization and Architecture capabilities found in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. Prior to Microsoft, Mr. Skinner was the CTO and chief architect of application development tools for Embarcadero Technologies. Earlier in his career, he served as CTO for Advanced Software Technologies.
February 26, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
Title: How to Architect a Killer App for Windows 7
Abstract: Ever since its recent launch, Windows 7 has been enjoying rapid consumer adoption and glowing press reviews. This makes it a great platform to launch your next Killer App! In this session, we will explore how to architect an application to take advantage of several compelling Windows 7 features including multi-touch, integrated search and multi-processor improvements. We will review how others have exploited this growing “Windows 7 channel” to deliver applications ranging from enterprise line of business applications to consumer oriented, “mass appeal” applications (think Social Networking clients). As a bonus, we’ll demonstrate how to quickly build Internet Explorer 8 Web Slices and Accelerators to complement your Killer App and to provide new channels to extend your reach. If you’ve got a great idea for a Killer App, don’t miss this session. If you design, architect, and/or develop applications for fun/profit, then this fast-paced session is for you.
Event ID: 1032441748
Allan da Costa Pinto
Architect Evangelist, Microsoft
Allan da Costa Pinto recently celebrated 10 years with Microsoft. In that time he has worked in several roles ranging from software consulting to support to technical evangelism. He is currently an Architect Evangelist focused on jumpstarting software projects with Microsoft’s cutting edge technologies such as Windows 7, Windows Azure and Silverlight.
With the LOUD release, and all the buzz of the Apple iPad, and the recent announcement at CES by Steve Ballmer and HP regarding the HP Slate, its a real exciting time in my opinion, because although these are cool products, it really reveals new experiences for the consumer and the business user. This new product category will drive huge investments in new applications and will likely reveal new business models that we have not even imagined. I thought about adding the Kindle to this discussion, a great innovation in itself, but its simply a “reader”. The iPad and the HP Slate (and likely other Windows 7 slate devices) are new type of computer IMHO.
It is certain that whenever Apple introduces a completely new product, there is a lot of attention and buzz in the industry. Apple did not disappoint in that regard with the iPad launch earlier this week. It was a big deal and everybody seemed to be watching, twittering, blogging, and talking about the iPad. Although I am hearing many in my industry make comments like “its just a bigger iPhone”, I disagree. I think the iPhone is being used for things the iPad is better suited for (web browsing, reading, video, etc.).
Apple did a great job in building an aesthetically beautiful machine, something they do well, and additionally not just releasing a product, but with it, services and rich experiences like iBook (although its not live yet). They don’t launch new products, they launch new experiences!
However, I think the iPad certainly comes with some significant shortcomings as well. I have listed some here: no camera, no multi-tasking (that’s right, only one app at a time), no SD slot.
No multi-tasking really hinders its opportunity. I would think my friends at Pandora would not like that. As I type this blog in Windows Live Writer, I have one of my Pandora stations playing in one of my browser tabs. If I want to read a book on an iPad, I can not have music playing in the background…
I do love the 10 hour battery life! WOW.
Disclaimer: This is not a product review or comparison. The HP Slate is not released, and I have not tested or used either product. My notes here are based simply on what I have read about these products so far.
As for the HP Slate (to be released; see story here), it is going to run Windows 7. I can use it like I use my laptop – listen to Pandora, read a book, even use the camera for a Skype session, all at the same time. If I am a developer and want to build apps for it, I can use the same development environment and tools (Visual Studio) I use for any Windows PC device. Additionally, Windows 7 comes with Windows Touch, so like the iPad, it enables you to use touch gestures with it.
All and all, I think this is an exciting development for client technology when we consider these new innovations, combined with cloud services available for consumer experiences as well business services like collaboration, web conferencing, email, and much more!
What’s next in this space? My guess is in addition to more Windows 7 devices, you will see some running Android.
Experience The New Efficiency Microsoft Launch Event Live from San Diego October 26th Virtually!
Some of my Microsoft colleagues will be delivering the Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 launch live from San Diego starting at 9am PDT October 26th. Now, you can view and download these 18 IT Professional and Developer focused sessions without ever leaving the house. Focusing on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Exchange Server 2010, you can listen to Microsoft experts, download valuable resources and explore the live launch event “virtually”.
Each month through June 2010, we’ll bring you a 90-minute Architect focused Webcast to educate on the latest trends/topics and how new technologies can align with your business needs.
October 27, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST
Title: An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3
Presenter: Tim Heuer
Abstract: Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight. In this session we will step back from a detailed implementation technology and take a higher level look at Silverlight from the architect’s perspective. We will discuss the types of applications where Silverlight makes sense and some scenarios where Silverlight may not be the appropriate technology. We will also delve into some of the architectural decisions that the architect must consider when writing applications for this platform and where some of the tradeoffs may lie.
Event ID: 1032427862
Link to Register: An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3
October 28, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST
Title: Deploying Windows 7 from an Infrastructure Architect’s Perspective
Presenter: Doug Klokow
We’ll discuss 5 key areas centered on deploying Windows 7: Developing business justification – Evaluate the capabilities provided by Windows 7 and develop a plan for how to realize business value from these solutions; Where are you today – Explore the differences of preparing for Windows 7 based on your current desktop operating system; Application readiness – Explore the tools and resources available to gain insight into your readiness to deploy Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8, and/or Office 2007/2010; Deployment readiness – Explore the tools and resources available to create a design and deployment solution for your enterprise; Training your employees – Discuss available resources for training your IT Staff and End Users.
Event ID: 1032427863
Link to Register: Deploying Windows 7 from an Infrastructure Architect’s Perspective
I currently work for Microsoft as a program manager for Microsoft Silverlight, a web technology aimed at delivering rich internet experiences to users. Before this current role, I was a developer evangelist for Microsoft serving the Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana and Utah areas aiming to strengthen and support communities and software developers in these geographies.
Part of Microsoft Consulting Services for 9 years focused on client desktop deployment solutions. He is part of the Virtual Deployment Practice that is focused on driving early customer deployment on Microsoft client technologies and is also supporting Microsoft’s Desktop Virtualization capabilities and service offerings.
The upcoming new release of Windows – Windows 7 is packed with a lot of great new features. I have been using the beta for about a month, and I have noticed a significant improvement in performance, fast resume/sleep and shutdown/startup. Also, some great new features like an improved taskbar, jump lists, and a lot more.
One of really new, innovative ways to work with Windows is via Touch. I have not used Windows Touch since I don’t have a Touch monitor / PC. However, you will see devices as we get near the launch of Windows 7.
Here is a brief video demonstrating some touch gestures in Windows 7:
Another resource is the Windows 7 home page at Microsoft.com.
The nature of software development is radically changing… Are you ready?
Microsoft is bringing the PDC (Professional Developers Conference held in Los Angeles in this last October) to you! For just $99, you’ll get the best of the PDC in your own backyard and hear all of the exciting announcements around the Azure Services Platform and Windows 7. Attend the event in San Francisco on 2/19!
Sessions include the latest developments in .NET, Silverlight, Surface, Parallel Programming, Live Mesh, and more. You can find more about the sessions here.
Register today so you can stay current in an ever-competitive job market, enhance your engineering skills and gain access to the next generation of tools and technology. The cost to attend is just $99. And, did we mention that attendees will get some cool giveaways?
Don’t miss this premier developer event. Visit www.MSDNDevCon.com to learn more and register today!
If you did not have the opportunity to attend the PDC, then the MDC is the place for you!
At CES a little over a week ago, Steve Ballmer keynote included an announcement that Windows 7 Beta would be available for for everyone to try!
Its been getting very good reviews and positive press. I have listed some blogs and resources below.
Some of the “What’s New” includes:
- Improved taskbar
- Jump Lists
- Better device management
- Faster, more responsive performance
- Windows Touch
- and much more…
Here are some good resources/ blogs / links:
Microsoft TechNet – Beta Download
Denny Boynton’s Blog Post on Windows 7
Ars Technica – Deep inside the Windows 7 Public Beta: an in-depth tour
Windows 7 is the next major client operating system release (after Vista). It looks like the Windows 7 team is going to start giving us some insights. If you want to keep up with Steven Sinofsky and Jon DeVaan (Sr. VPs running the Windows Engineering teams now) and their respective new blog posts, you can find it at Engineering Windows 7.