WS SIG (SV): Microsoft .NET My Services



  • ...aka Hailstorm.


    David Gardner, Technology Specialist and Tom Ballard, Consultant from the Microsoft .NET Solutions Group

    Click here to view Microsoft's presentation as a PDF.


    David Nielsen, President - Persistent Web Technologies


    Presentation Overview

    Microsoft .NET My Services

    David will be discussing Microsoft .NET My Services and its impact for the business and developer community. Businesses will be able to create user-centric solutions while focusing on their core value proposition instead of the plumbing. This will be achieved by developers creating applications, devices, or services that leverage .NET My Services. David will give an overview of the most popular services and how developers can take advantage of Microsoft's significant investment in the .Net My Services framework.

    Tom Ballard will demonstrate the .NET My Services SDK released at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles. He will explain the programming model, and show how .NET My Services can be integrated into Web applications, desktop applications, and portable devices. This part of the talk will be demonstrations in Visual Studio.NET.


    About the Presenters and Moderator

    David Gardner

    David Gardner is a Technology Specialist with Microsoft focusing on development and supply chain solutions. Prior to joining Microsoft he was an independent consultant for 3 1/2 years. David was the lead consultant in the eCommerce team at Network Associates and was a critical resource in the creation of their first estore. David then spent 1 1/2 at the GAP in the role of senior consultant creating the second generation of their online store. David works extensively with all of the developer products as well as products such as commerce server, BizTalk server and Visual Studio .Net.

    Tom Ballard

    Tom Ballard is a Consultant in the .NET Solutions Group at the Microsoft Technology Center, Silicon Valley. He focuses on .NET and the Microsoft Solution for Internet Business (MSIB). Tom received a B.S. in Mathematics (Numerical Analysis) in 1993, decided computers were easier, and started writing database applications instead. In 1996 when the Internet changed everything he quit his desk job and became a consultant for a virtual corporation, learned Accounting and began a life-long affair with transaction processing. By 2000 he longed for a traditional job again and applied to Microsoft, where he helps companies scale up their web applications, application servers, and databases on the Microsoft platform. He specializes in C, C++, SQL, .NET, and hard problems.

    David Nielsen

    David was one of the first developers in the world to be certified on Microsoft’s first application server, Active Server Pages. David was also one the first to teach others how to develop database-driven eCommerce sites on the Microsoft Site Server E-Commerce platform. For almost a decade, David has worked and shared ideas with many of the leading developers in the Internet community ensuring that his company, Persistent Web, is in the forefront of all the latest market trends and technological developments.

    In addition to founding Persistent Web, David continues to remain at the forefront of emerging technologies and lends his technological and strategic expertise to clients building Internet applications and Web Services. David is also the founder and Chair of the Web Services SIG.


    Event Logistics


    Microsoft Technology Center - Silicon Valley
    1250 Charleston Road
    Mountain View, CA 94043


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments/pizza
    7:00-7:15pm introductions and announcements
    7:15-8:30pm presentation
    8:30-9:00pm Q&A


    $10 for non-SDForum Members
    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID
    No registration required