The MSDN Roadshow is coming to JAX... this time it's called the Tiki Hut. Microsoft evangelists Joe Healy and Jeff Barnes will be presenting. It's a great way to get some great content on some cutting edge stuff like using jQuery in ASP.NET, working with Azure and Data Services (on and off premise).
The Tiki Hut Tour is hitting a handful of cities around Florida over the months of February and March... Jacksonville's date is Thursday, February 19, 2009. Unfortunately that's the same time as the last Jacksonville Office Geeks meeting where Becky Isserman is presenting on SharePoint and Silverlight integration so I won't be able to make the Tiki Hut.
Here's the complete rundown of the content:
Session 2 - Data Services - OnPremise and Off - In the near future, applications will be developed using a combination of custom application code and online building block services, including data-centric services. In this session we discuss advancements in the Microsoft development platform and online service interfaces to enable seamless interaction with data services both on-premises (e.g., ADO.NET Data Services Framework over on-premises SQL Server) and in the cloud (e.g., SQL Server Data Services). Learn how you can leverage existing know-how related to LINQ (Language Integrated Query), data access APIs, data-binding, and more when building applications using online data.
Session 3 - Architecting for the Cloud using Windows Azure - This session provides a tour of the Windows Azure cloud computing platform, an overview of its various components, and explains how these fit together to provide best-of-cloud experiences. We will explore the architecture that links many of the Microsoft .NET services and lets ISVs and businesses deliver compelling solutions. Learn how to compose these services with SQL Data Services to create applications in the cloud and connect them with on-premise systems. We will also examine the next generation of messaging, data, access control, and directory services, and how they fit together to provide a seamless integration into the cloud.
Here's the rundown on the different stops with registration links:
Pensacola, FL - February 11, 2009 from 1:30p - 5:30p
- Tallahassee, FL - February 12, 2009 from 6:30p - 9:30p
- Melbourne, FL - February 18, 2009 from 6:30p - 9:30p
- Jacksonville, FL - February 19, 2009 from 6:30p - 9:30p
- Naples/Ft Myers, FL - March 25, 2009 from 6:30p - 9:30p
- Tampa, FL - March 26, 2009 from 1:30p - 5:30p
More info on Joe's blog...