Windows SIG: LINQ 101 - .NET Language Integrated Query



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Windows SIG


    Presentation Overview

    LINQ 101 - .NET Language Integrated Query

    The LINQ Project is a codename for a set of extensions to the .NET Framework that encompass language-integrated query, set, and transform operations. It extends C# and Visual Basic with native language syntax for queries and provides class libraries to take advantage of these capabilities. In this session we'll cover some of the basics of LINQ, BLINQ, DLINQ and XLINQ.


    About the Presenter

    Anand 'ai' Iyer – Developer Evangelist at Microsoft

    Some people do crossword puzzles to relax; Anand jumps out of airplanes. Anand (or 'A.I' as he is affectionately known) works at Microsoft as a Developer Evangelist. A.I worked at Cisco Systems as a software development engineer pioneering XML-based manageability solutions, before his developer-mid-life-crisis hit, and he joined Microsoft. A.I has extensive experience in routing and switching technologies, and has worked on several development platforms, including Linux and Unix. He is fluent in C, C++ and Java, and scripting languages such as PERL. He has also earned two patent awards related to manageability solutions on networking platforms. A.I graduated from Purdue University (Go Boilers!) with a Bachelor's in Computer Engineering. In his professional daydreams, when he's not surfing the web, catching up on his RSS feeds, blogging, or staring at a mirror, A.I is on the gridiron, working as the quarterbacks coach for his beloved Alma Mater. Check out his blog at


    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
    No registration required

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