by Krzysztof Cwalina
This chalk talk is intended for C# and VB developers who want to start creating Windows 8 Metro style apps. In this talk, we will introduce a new profile of the .NET Framework for use in building Windows 8 Metro style apps. We'll also describe and discuss the design, architecture, features and limitations of this new profile.
by Stephen Toub
The Task Parallel Library (TPL), PLINQ, and Visual Studio 2010 provide managed code developers with a solid foundation for parallelizing loops, queries, and other common constructs in both server and client apps. But that’s only the beginning. In this code-intensive session, learn about what’s next for parallelization with .NET and Visual Studio, diving deep into performance enhancements, new Visual Studio tooling, and new libraries and language support for parallelization and asynchrony.
by Mark Miller and Pracheeti Nagarkar
The Common Language Runtime is the cutting-edge virtual machine at the heart of the .NET Framework. In this session, we'll dive deep under the covers of the CLR and discuss some of our key innovations for .NET Framework 4.5 and Windows 8. Topics will include updates in the code-generation and diagnostics space, improvements in our garbage collector for low latency server scenarios, and automatic NGen.
by Josh Twist and Jurgen Willis
Windows Workflow Foundation shipped with .NET 4 and is a great way to build extensible apps, model long-running processes and orchestrate services. In this session, we’ll look at the options available to leverage Workflow Foundation in Windows Azure, starting with the capabilities on offer today, before taking a peek into the future and looking at some new features that the team is working on for running and managing workflows in Azure.
13th–16th September 2011