Tuesday, June 23, 2009

ADO .NET Data Services for the Web / Visual Studio 2010: A First Look

Another Cyprus .NET User Group special event took place a few days ago (June 18th, 2009). This event was somehow "celebratory". It was the last offline event before summer holidays. The next offline event (within the series of Community Nights) will take place after two months time, in September 2009. During the summer months (July and August) we will be having online events (live meeting sessions).

Due to the nature of this event, we had two sessions! The first session, dedicated to ADO .NET Data Services, was presented by myself. The second session was dedicated to Visual Studio 2010, where we had the joy to discuss the upcoming release of Visual Studio with Karl Davies-Barrett, Developer Platform Evangelist for Microsoft Malta & Cyprus, and great friend and supporter of our User Group.

ADO .NET Data Services (also known under the code name "project Astoria") is a new, exciting Microsoft technology which enables the developer to create robust data services for integration with the web. I will be soon publishing a series of posts on my blog dedicated to ADO .NET Data Services as with combining with ADO .NET Entity Framework it provides fast, scalable and robust data access!

Visual Studio 2010 provides the .NET developer with a huge variety of new enhancements in areas such as: Application Lifecycle Management, Developer Experience, Cloud Development, Web Development and last but not least, Parallel Programming.

The event was a total success!

A big thank you to Karl for his valuable contribution to our event!

For more information on our community events/activities check out our User Group's website! You can also check out the INETA-Europe Cyprus blog session.

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Artemakis Artemiou [MVP]

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Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server Architect, Software Developer and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He is also an author, regular blogger, president of Cyprus.NET User Group and CY Country leader of INETA-EU. He is also the creator of DBA Security Advisor and In-Memory OLTP Simulator. Artemakis is a frequent guest author of worldwide well-respected online journals where he writes articles focusing on many SQL Server topics.

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