The Road to Windows 8! Part 1
A free, unbiased look at the current and future development with Windows 8 and .NET. The industry is in a state of flux. What does that mean for your software projects today and tomorrow? Will your skills be outdated? Will your current investment become obsolete? What should you focus on right now? And what will become important a year or two down the road? Will there be .NET in the future? And what other technologies do you need to learn?
This series of free State of .NET events attempts to answer these questions and more, by taking an unbiased look at current and future development with .NET and other relevant Microsoft technologies. This includes Visual Studio 2010 technologies as well as an in-depth look at what is coming in the next version of Visual Studio (“VS11”) and Windows 8.
Join Markus Egger, Microsoft RD and one of the longest running MVPs, for an afternoon of free information. CODE/EPS is in a unique position to share information based on real world experience in projects that are either our own or one of the many projects we get to see in our role as mentors, trainers and consultants, as well as feedback we receive from CODE Magazine readers. This is NOT marketing hype! We will tell you which information you should invest time and money in, and which ones to avoid.
This event is completely free of charge and is designed for developers as well as IT decision makers. Specific prior knowledge is not required. Attendees of this event will come away with a clear understanding of which technologies to use for various technical challenges.Topics Include:
- Windows 8
- "Metro" Development
- The impact of Windows 8 on today’s development effort
- The future of C# and VB
- The future of C++
- WPF, Silverlight, and other XAML technologies today and tomorrow
- Architecture to serve the needs of modern applications
- The need for SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) today and tomorrow
- ASP.NET MVC, Razor and jQuery
- "Visual Studio Async"
- Windows Phone 7 and other mobile devices
- and more!
Markus is the President and Chief Software Architect of EPS Software Corp. and it's various brands, such as CODE Consulting, CODE Staffing, CODE Training, CODE Framework and VFPConversion. He is also the Publisher of CODE Magazine. Markus is a Microsoft RD (Regional Director) and one of the longest-serving MVPs (1995-present). Markus is the founder of other business ventures, such as GeneSys, Tower48 (digital software escrow), Xiine (digital reading), JockTock (sports social network), and more.
Markus has worked on a large number of software projects for some of the world's largest companies (including a number of Fortune 500 companies). Markus has worked as a contractor to the Microsoft Visual Studio team, and has worked closely with various product groups at Microsoft. Besides his activities around CODE Magazine, Markus has been published extensively in practically all large industry publications (mainly in English, but on occasion in German as well). He has received various and numerous awards and recognitions, many related to his active involvement in the community and his regular appearances at events of all sizes. Markus has also been involved in the creation and continued support of various user groups.
In his spare time, Markus is an enthusiastic Ice Hockey player, golfer as well as an avid windsurfer, traveler, and general enthusiast of sports such as scuba diving or mountain biking. On rainy days Markus either reads, enjoys a computer game, or researches new technologies.
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