ASP.NET 4.0 & Windows Azure With Brian Hitney

Join me and the Enterprise Developers Guild on Tuesday, September 22, at 6:00 PM in the Mt. Kilimanjaro Room at the Charlotte Microsoft Campus for an overview of ASP.NET 4.0 and Windows Azure – the Windows cloud environment. Our friendly neighborhood Microsoft Developer Evangelist Brian Hitney will be presenting. You can make a day of it if you also attend the MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow on the Microsoft campus Tuesday. Brian will cover ASP.NET 4.0 in the Roadshow, but our special presentation will give us the opportunity to be a bit more interactive.

Have you heard about Windows Azure but still have no idea what it is or how to get started? In this presentation, we’ll take a look at what Windows Azure is from a developer’s perspective, and how you can leverage several Windows Azure features to help make scalable, cloud-based applications. In addition to applications, we’ll also look at storing data in the cloud using SQL Azure. Previously known as SQL Data Services, we’ll look at this new relational offering and how you can leverage this in your applications.

ASP.NET is continuing to evolve! In this presentation, we’ll explore what is coming in ASP.NET 4. We’ll begin by looking at changes to ASP.NET Web Forms by looking at control enhancements, viewstate, and page-level enhancements. We’ll look at changes to the core services that provide more robust output caching, permanent redirects, and auto-start web applications. This presentation will also explorer updates to ASP.NET AJAX and improvements in the Visual Studio 2010 web designer. Finally, we’ll explorer the ASP.NET MVC Futures including asynchronous controller actions, strongly-typed helpers, and other various improvements.

Brian Hitney is a Developer Evangelist with Microsoft Corporation, covering North and South Carolina. He frequently delivers presentations and works with local community groups and customers on emerging technologies, .NET, and developer tools. Prior to his Developer Evangelist role, Brian worked as a software engineer on a Windows Vista team in Redmond, and before he joined Microsoft he helped build large scale e-commerce applications for various companies across the United States. Brian is based out of Greensboro, NC.

The meeting is sponsored by Hatteras Search Group.

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