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 Featured Speakers

Markus Egger, EPS Corporation and CoDe MagazineCarl Franklin, .NET Rocks!Ron Jacobs, Architect Evangelist, Microsoft
Shaun Walker, DotNetNuke®Mark Miller, Chief Architect of the IDE Tools division, Developer ExpressAmbrose Little, Codemunicator, Infragistics
Bill Vaughn, Microsoft MVP, INETA Speaker, Founder, Beta V CorporationCaleb Jenkins, Developer Evangelist, MicrosoftChip Wilson, Chief Technology Officer, Geniant
Chris Menegay, Principal Consultant, Notion Solutions, Inc.David McKinstry, Principal Consultant, Notion Solutions, Inc.Joe Stagner, Program Manager, Microsoft
John Mitchell, Founder and President, Snapsis Software, Inc. and DotNetNuke Core TeamPaul Ballard, President, Rochester Consulting Group, Inc.Rob Daigneau, Director of Platform Architecture, Monster.com
Chris Patterson, Software Architect, Microsoft MVP, RelayHealthDavid Silverlight, Microsoft MVP - C#, INETAKevin Kline, Director of Technology for SQL Server, President - PASS, Quest Software
Kevin McNeish, President & Chief Software Architect, Oak Leaf EnterprisesRob Pierry, Senior Consultant, GeniantRobert Boedigheimer, Microsoft MVP - Visual Developer ASP/ASP.NET, The Schwan Food Company
Brett Schuchert, Senior Trainer, Mentor and Consultant, Object MentorBrad Freels, Senior Technology Specialist, MicrosoftChris Hammond, Product Manager, Emerging Technologies Group and DotNetNuke Core Team
Javier Lozano, Consultant, Lazontek ConsultingKeith Jacobs, National Practice Leader - Enterprise Gateway Practice, GeniantRandy Walker, INETA Membership Mentor, Microsoft MVP, Owner, Harvest I.T.
Raymond Lewallen, Microsoft MVP - Visual C#, Solutions Architect, EMCTim Rayburn, Microsoft MVP - Connected Systems, Principal Consultant, Sogeti USA, LLCBryan Powell, Systems Engineer, Idera Software
John Hale, Professor of Computer Science and Director, Institute for Information Security, University of TulsaKen Byrd, .NET Consultant and Trainer, TekFocusDavid Walker, President, Tulsa Developers Association and Professional Business Technologies, Inc.
Dru Sellers, Solution Architect, Federal Home Loan BankEd Blankenship, Senior Consultant, Sogeti USA, LLCEd Kisinger, Senior Consultant, Sogeti USA, LLC
Jake Watkins, Guerilla ProgrammerJason Kergosien, Founder and President, Ingen SystemsOmar Villarreal, Development Process Consultant, Notion Solutions, Inc.
Richard Oltmann, Senior Consultant / Principal Trainer, OakTree Software

 Bio

Markus Egger, EPS Corporation and CoDe Magazine

Markus Egger, EPS Corporation and CoDe Magazine

Markus Egger is an international speaker, having presented sessions at numerous conferences in North & South America and Europe. Markus has written many articles for publications including CoDe Magazine, Visual Studio Magazine, MSDN Brazil, ASP.net Pro, FoxPro Advisor, Fuchs, FoxTalk and Microsoft Office & Database Journal. Markus is the publisher of CoDe Magazine. Markus is also the President and Chief Software Architect of EPS Software Corp., a custom software development and consulting firm in Houston, Texas. He specializes in consulting for object-oriented development, Internet development, B2B, and Web Services. EPS does most of development using Microsoft Visual Studio (.NET). Markus has also worked as a contractor on the Microsoft Visual Studio team, where he was mostly responsible for object modeling and other object- and component-related technologies. Markus received the Microsoft MVP Award (1996-2006) for his contibutions to the developer community. Visual LandPro, one of the applications Markus was responsible for, was nominated three times in the Microsoft Excellence Awards.

 Sessions

Next-Generation Applications on the Microsoft Platform

A revolutionary new generation of applications is almost upon us. Truly revolutionary new applications don't appear just every day. Usually, there are few and far between, but over the next months and years, we will see an entire wave of next-gen apps . The last, and arguably the only such wave has occurred during the move from DOS to Windows. During that wave of revolutionary changes, both the development approach as well as the look and feel of applications changed drastically. For the first time on the Microsoft platform, we abandoned relatively simple compiler environments and started to program with a large and well defined API that was larger than just a single compiler's set of features. We also started building applications that used common infrastructure and user interface paradigms on a broad basis. Code reuse turned from a dream into (albeit limited) reality.

Today, users understand applications a lot better. Their ability to use applications as well as their expectations have grown drastically. No longer does the print button have to look exactly the same on each application. We have well established application fundamentals that users and developers know and understand, and the time has come to innovate on that foundation, without invalidating it. The time has also come to enter the next generation as we must handle huge amounts of data in large and sophisticated systems. Integration has progressed to an unprecedented level. Building a ?maintainable and scalable application? today has a very different meaning than it did three or five years ago.

Next generation applications will look better, be more intuitive to use, communicate information better, they will be easier to maintain and administer, they scale better, and they will work together in an even more integrated fashion. They will make us forget that there once was a difference between Windows, Web, and Mobile Device applications. They will allow us to interact with computers in ways that were previously the realm of science-fiction or the movies. And best of all: You will be able to build these applications too, using technologies and tools that are almost upon us.
Nov 22nd
9:00 AM

Building Powerful Interfaces with WinForms and WPF (formally "Avalon")

User interfaces are a very important part of any application. After all, interfaces are the only part of the application the user can see and ?touch.? With Windows ?Longhorn? and Avalon (which will also be available on Windows XP), the user interface layer will undergo a major change.

This session provides a preview of Avalon and how to use it to build more powerful user interfaces.

This session also provides information about how to preserve current investments in WinForms applications and how to combine the two technologies.
Nov 22nd
10:15 AM
 
 

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