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Monday, September 11, 2006
Special VSLive On Site Meeting

Subject:  Client/Server, N-Tier and SOA: Today and Tomorrow

Join Rocky and Steve in a discussion about the present and future of Microsoft's client/server communication technologies, including Remoting and WCF. Learn whether client/server and n-tier will be replaced by SOA, or whether these architectures can co-exist. Find out how these technologies and concepts apply to you as you build web, Windows client/server and occasionally connected Windows smart client applications. You'll learn about today's options, tomorrow's options and how you can help position yourself to move forward over time.

Speaker:  Rockford Lhotka, Magenic Technologies & Steve Lasker, Microsoft Corporation

Rockford Lhotka is the author of the Expert VB 2005 Business Objects and Expert C# 2005 Business Objects books from Apress. He is a contributing author for Visual Studio Magazine and he speaks at major conferences around the world. Rockford is the Principal Technology Evangelist for Magenic Technologies, one of the nation's premiere Microsoft Gold Certified Partners.

Steve Lasker is a Program Manager for Visual Studio at Microsoft. He is responsible for many of the data design time features in Visual Studio. Steve’s team owns the Typed DataSet designer, Data Wizards and the new Data Sources window. His background in broadcast engineering, e-commerce startups, and consulting has taken him through the cycles of client, browser, CE; and with .NET, returned to client-based apps that leverage the Internet as the transport.

Date:  Monday, September 11, 2006

Time:  Reception 6:00 PM , Program 6:15 PM

Location:   Brooklyn Marriott , 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn , Room/Floor TBD
Directions: A/C/F to Jay Street/Borough Hall
R to Lawrence Street/MetroTech
2/3/4/5 to Borough Hall