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

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.

Make sure you check back soon as the CDNUG’s Live events will be announced soon!

Artemakis Artemiou
Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server Architect, Author, and a 9 Times Microsoft Data Platform MVP (2009-2018). He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry in various roles. Artemakis is the founder of SQLNetHub and TechHowTos.com. Artemakis is the creator of the well-known software tools Snippets Generator and DBA Security Advisor. Also, he is the author of many eBooks on SQL Server. Artemakis currently serves as the President of the Cyprus .NET User Group (CDNUG) and the International .NET Association Country Leader for Cyprus (INETA). Artemakis's official website can be found at aartemiou.com.