Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Free event: TechDays Defy All Challenges

On April 1st, 2009, Microsoft is putting on a free 24-hour virtual event called TechDays Defy All Challenges. This is a developer-focused event.

I'm proud to be presenting "Scripting the .NET Framework using Windows PowerShell". I'm going to be doing a 60 minute presentation on Windows PowerShell that will show how to access the .NET Framework. I'll also spend a small percentage talking about PowerShell v2.

Now that PowerShell is part of the Microsoft Common Engineering Criteria. Expect to see more and more PowerShell in Microsoft's server products. This session will look at how PowerShell can be used to directly access the .NET Framework. Some simple examples will be demonstrated, but also more advanced examples of using WPF (.NET 3.0), and LINQ (.NET 3.5) will be discussed.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

User Group Connection: The Future of the Microsoft Windows-based Platform - (Moncton)

User Group Connection: The Future of the Microsoft Windows-based Platform - (Moncton)

April 21, 2009 6:30 PM - April 21, 2009 8:30 PM Atlantic Time (Canada)

Welcome Time: 6:00 PM

Mapleton Rotary Pavilion
600 Mapleton Road
Moncton New Brunswick Canada

Register (seating is limited to 60):

User Group Connection: The Future of the Microsoft Windows-based Platform
Innovation solves problems and fosters new ideas; it is the lifeblood of our industry. However, with every innovation, a question is asked by those with the opportunity to leverage it: “How is this going to make my life easier?”
In this complimentary session we will help answer this question as we discuss Windows 7, Windows Server® 2008 R2, and show you how they can be integrated into your current environment and help solve some of today’s challenges around application compatibility, remote access and branch offices. You’ll learn how you can help reduce bandwidth costs between your head office and the branch, how to leverage new virtualization technologies to solve application compatibility issues and discover how you can finally eliminate the VPN.
Join your local user group and Microsoft for an evening of exploration and demonstration of the future of the Windows-based platform and understand how to make use of the Springboard resources (http://www.microsoft.ca/springboard). Take the opportunity to share your feedback, get your questions answered, and connect with your peers at User Group Connection: The Future of the Windows-based Platform.

Register now! Seating is limited.