Windows SIG: An Evening with the Windows Forms Product Team



  • LEASE NOTE: Members Only Event & Location Change - THIS MONTH ONLY

    This month's meeting will be held in conjunction with the Microsoft Norcal Community Dialog. Therefore, we will meet at the Microsoft Campus in Mountain View, and we are modifying the agenda as shown below.


    Microsoft Presenters

    Jamie Cool - Program Manager

    Keith Yedlin - Product Unit Manager - Windows Forms

    Rob Copeland - Product Unit Manager - Application Development

    Brian Pepin - Development Lead

    Brandon Bynum - Test manager

    Irena Andonova - Technical Evangelist


    Presentation Overview

    The Windows Forms Roadmap

    The next release of Visual Studio, code named "Whidbey," will radically improve developer productivity while continuing to provide full access to the Microsoft .NET Framework. Among many other new features, this release introduces a technology codenamed ClickOnce that allows developers to write Windows Forms applications that utilize the powerful features of the client, yet are as hassle-free to deploy and update as a Web page.

    Along with the upcoming "Longhorn" release of the operating system, the "Orcas" release of Visual Studio offers support for Longhorn's advanced user interface capabilities (code name "Avalon"), and a declarative programming model (code name "XAML") that will complement Windows Forms by improving productivity when developing Longhorn-specific client UI.

    With all this new technology coming down the road, what does the roadmap for Windows Forms look like? Here's your chance to hear it directly from the Product Team that is actively defining and building it. This presentation will include a demonstration of some of the new things on the horizon, followed by an in-depth Q&A period.


    Event Logistics


    Microsoft Main Campus

    1065 La Avenida, Bldg. 1

    Mountain View, CA


    6:30 - 7:00 Informal Q&A and Announcements

    7:00 - 7:30 Sit-down dinner with Community Dialog attendees

    7:30 - 8:30 The Windows Forms Roadmap Presentation

    8:30 - 9:00 WinSIG "Breakout Session" with 2 members of the product team



    SDForum Members Only.

    This event is free for SDForum Members, but you must be a member to attend.

    To find out more about SDForum membership, phone Bridget at 408-494-8378.

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