Visual Studio 2010 Launch Starts this Weekend

Are you ready for the next wave in developer tools? The Visual Studio Launch Conference and Expo starts this weekend at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Although the title is the VS Launch Conference we will also be launching Silverlight as well. So there will be plenty of new content for both developers and designers. The conference officially runs from April 12-14th but most of the mayhem kicks off on Sunday as everyone starts to arrive from around the world for the preconference workshops. Then at 8:30 on Monday morning BobMu will kick everything off with his Visual Studio Launch keynote address. On Tuesday morning at 8:00am ScottGu kicks off the Silverlight Launch keynote. Scott’s talk is the one I am personally looking forward to the most. The strength of Silverlight 4 and SharePoint 2010 make for a hugely compelling developer platform.

 I will be working a full schedule myself. So if you are at the conference please stop by all of my breakout sessions and say hi. I will also be working the SharePoint booth in the pavilion area so stop by if you want to go deep on SharePoint 2010. And finally I will be doing a C9 live broadcast, that you can stop by and watch or watch live online. And be sure to tweet to @ch9live with your live questions as we do the show.

My Sessions:

VSP01: SharePoint 2010 Developer JumpStart

Tuesday 11:45am - 1:00pm in GAUGAUIN 1 & 2
Are you new to SharePoint 2010 development and need to get up to speed quickly? In this session you will learn about all of the development features of SharePoint 2010. You will also learn about the various tools used to create SharePoint applications, such as Visual Studio 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010, Access 2010 and PowerShell. After this session you will understand how solutions are created and how they are built.

AMSIL04: Developing SharePoint 2010 Web Parts Using Silverlight 4

Tuesday 4:15pm – 5:15pm in BELLAGIO BALLROOM 2
Silverlight 4 is the perfect tool to deliver rich and interactive experiences to SharePoint. Learn how SharePoint is betting on Silverlight and how you can bring your SharePoint applications and sites to life with Silverlight. You will also learn how to leverage the built-in Silverlight Web Parts and how to build custom Silverlight Web Parts.

VSP03: Developing and Deploying Solutions to Microsoft SharePoint Online

Wednesday 8:00am - 9:15am in GRAND BALLROOM 8 
SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Online give you the ability to run your application where it makes sense for you based on a number of factors such as cost and availability. Learn how you can use Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 to build SharePoint 2010 solutions locally and deploy them on premise or online.

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