MSDN Road Show Events in North & South Carolina!

Are you interested in learning more about the next generation of web-oriented technologies? If so, please join us for a half-day seminar on the new and improved suite of tools and technologies from Microsoft that will better empower you to design and develop Rich Internet Applications (RIAs).  This road show will highlight how Microsoft is putting the final touches on a new suite of services and technologies that will help you build visually stunning, yet amazingly lightweight applications designed for the web.  You’ll also see how web technologies like AJAX, Virtual Earth, and Web Services can all be easily leveraged by all developers, from hobbyist to Enterprise. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how you can put Microsoft technology to work for you!


8:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Arrival and Registration

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Announcements and Introduction

9:00AM – 10:30 AM

The Designer/Developer Experience with Silverlight

With the introduction of Silverlight and Expression Studio, Microsoft offers a whole new way for Designers and Developers to collaborate on a single project.  In this session we will explore this new collaborative environment as well as the capabilities of Silverlight version. 

Microsoft® Silverlight™ is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web.  Silverlight 1.0 supports fast, cost-effective delivery of high-quality video to all major browsers running on the Mac OS or Windows. Silverlight 1.1 offers a flexible programming model that supports AJAX, VB, C#, Python, and Ruby, and integrates with existing Web applications.

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM


10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Next Generation Web Technologies

Silverlight is not the only technology making news at Microsoft these days. In our second session, we’ll take a look at the next generation of services and technologies that will help you build visually stunning and amazingly lightweight applications designed for the web. Technologies like AJAX, Virtual Earth, and Web Services can all be easily leveraged by everyone from hobbyists to Enterprise developers. This session will give you a taste of several technologies that can quickly and substantially enhance your web applications.

11:45 AM – 12:00PM



Giveaways and Feedback



Date & Time


Microsoft Corporation – Raleigh (Durham), NC
4825 Creekstone Drive, Suite 190, Durham, North Carolina

August 29, 2007

8:30 AM–12:00 PM


Event ID: 1032350393

Benefit Focus – Charleston, SC
100 Benefitfocus, Charleston, South Carolina

September 10, 2007

8:30 AM–12:00 PM


Event ID: 1032350394

Microsoft Corporation – Charlotte, NC
8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, North Carolina

September 11, 2007

8:30 AM–12:00 PM


Event ID: 1032350396

Speaker Bios:

Brian Hitney is a Developer Evangelist with Microsoft Corporation, focusing on .NET technologies.  He currently covers North and South Carolina, delivering presentations and working with local community groups and customers on emerging technologies.  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.

Chad Brooks is an Architect Evangelist with Microsoft Corporation.  He works with Enterprise customers across the entire Southeast to define Systems Architecture around Microsoft products and how those products can fit into today's heterogeneous environments.  Chad joined Microsoft in 2000 in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Services Group, where he was responsible for architecting .Net based solutions for some of Microsoft's largest pharmaceutical and hospital customers.  Prior to Microsoft, Chad worked as a Technical Architect for HealthAxis, providing benefits administration, claims administration, and imaging solutions for healthcare insurance companies.  Chad is based in Atlanta, GA.

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