• Windows SIG: Best Kept Secrets in .NET Wednesday, April 06, 2005 - 07:00PM to 09:00PM
    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Rd., RM H-1
    Palo Alto, CA 94105
    Software Architecture and Platform

Windows SIG: Best Kept Secrets in .NET



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Windows SIG


    Presentation Overview

    Psst - don't tell anyone, but word is spreading that Deborah will let you in on the "Best Kept Secrets in .NET." There are many new features in .NET, some of which have gotten great publicity (like Web services) while others have been left lurking in the shadows. This talk will shed some light on these lesser-known features to help you make the most of .NET.

    Did you know that you could define separate build configurations in Visual Studio.NET? Have you tried expanding the capabilities of a dataset using ExtendedProperties? With all of the talk about the Agile Method and Extreme Programming, have you tried to build a test harness with .NET? How about deprecating your methods? This talk covers these topics and much more!


    About the Presenter

    Deborah Kurata is a professional software architect, designer, and developer. Deborah has authored several books, including the "Doing Objects in Visual Basic" series (SAMS), "Best Kept Secrets in .NET" (Apress) and "Doing Web Development: Client-Side Techniques" (Apress), and is currently working on "Doing Objects in VB 2005" (Addison-Wesley). She also writes for MSDN and CoDe magazine (http://www.code-magazine.com/).

    Deborah speaks at .NET user groups all over the country as a member of the INETA Speaker's Bureau (http://www.ineta.org/) and at conferences, such as VSLive, DevDays, and TechEd. For her work in support of software development and software developers, she has been recognized with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award.


    Event Logistics


    Cubberly Community Center

    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1

    Palo Alto, CA 94105


    6:30 - 7:00 Informal Q&A with Pizza

    7:00 - 7:15 Announcements

    7:15 - 9:00 Presentations



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members

    No charge for SDForum members

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