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Schedule

All Sessions Held in Room C305.

Day/DateTime (Eastern)Session TitleAbstractSpeaker(s)
Monday 5/16/20111:15-2:30pmMicrosoft Office 365: The Future of ProductivityThis session provides a preview of our next generation cloud productivity services, Office 365 (previously known as Business Productivity Online Standard Suite). Office 365 brings together cloud versions of our most trusted email, communication and collaboration software, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online with our familiar Office Professional Plus desktop suite. In this session we demonstrate how the messaging and collaboration capabilities in now Office 365 has evolved as the latest server technology is deployed in this collection of hosted enterprise software services. Join us for an interactive conversation and scenario-driven demos on the future of productivity and to learn more about Office 365!Eron Kelly, Ryan McGee
 3:00-4:15pmWhat’s New for Windows Phone Development with Microsoft Silverlight?Lessons learned in the past year have enabled the Silverlight team to substantially improve the Silverlight framework and runtime on Windows Phone from top to bottom. In this session we give you the low-down on what you’ll see later this year, and how to prepare for it now. In the next version of Windows Phone, we’ll be substantially improving how this infrastructure works in order to make it easier than ever for developers to create dynamic, compelling experiences for end users.Peter Torr
 4:45-6:00pmWhat Can Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Do for Me? 16 Reasons to Adopt and Leverage .NET 4If you have not yet adopted .NET Framework 4, or if you already did but you're not positive you're leveraging all it has to offer, this session is for you! This unique session provides an overview of what’s possible with .NET 4, and what it has to offer across client, server, and web development. Come to this session and see how .NET 4 can enhance your current .NET investments, the new tools that it gives you, and a glimpse of how it prepares you for the future.Shy Cohen
Tuesday 5/17/20118:30-9:45amIntroduction to Internet Explorer 9 for IT ProsInternet Explorer 9 provides the premiere modern enterprise browser experience: fast, clean, and trusted. In this demo-heavy session, we will cover the impressive performance of IE9, including javascript improvements and hardware acceleration. We’ll review important security and manageability features so you can configure the browser to meet the needs of your organization. We’ll review the end user features, such as site pinning. We will also cover standards and HTML5. And we’ll cover all of it from the perspective that matters to you: the IT Pro. You’ll leave the session with a better understanding of the capabilities of IE9 and how your enterprise can benefit from deploying it. Come ready with questions and you could walk away with passes to the sought after Springboard Series Community Event.Anurag Pandit
 10:15-11:30amAgile EstimationWe’re agile, so we don’t have to estimate and have no deadlines, right? Wrong! This session provides a review of the problem with estimation in projects today, and then an overview of the concept of agile estimation and the notion of re-estimation. Learn about user stories, story points, team velocity, how to apply them all to estimation and iterative re-estimation. We look at the cone of uncertainty and how to use it to your advantage. We then look at the tools we will use for Agile Estimation, including planning poker, Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and much more.Stephen Forte
 1:30-2:45pmFrom Zero to Silverlight in 75 MinutesConfused about how to get started using Microsoft Silverlight? Have you attended Silverlight sessions only to find out that they are doing all this graphics stuff and you need to write a business application? This session focuses on Silverlight for the business application programmer. Learn to create a business application form using Silverlight. Learn the basics of XAML, where and why to use Silverlight and see an example of a standard data entry form.Paul Sheriff
 3:15-4:30pmApplication Development with HTML5HTML5 is the biggest and most powerful HTML specification to ever come out of the W3C. Its roots come from a proposal to extend HTML4 to make it easier for web developers to create web applications. With more and more browsers supporting HTML5, ECMAScript 5 and other web standards, developers now have a strong web platform they can use to create a new class of application that is more powerful and interactive than ever before. What's in HTML5 that lets us take our applications to the next level?Brandon Satrom
 5-6:15pmTricks-of-the-Trade after More Than a Decade of Microsoft Active DirectoryIt is now common knowledge that Active Directory is widely deployed across all types of businesses. After more than a decade of deploying and managing Active Directory, you might well imagine that we’ve picked up a few things along the way. In this session we bring together a wide selection of many of the most valuable lessons including lesser-known Active Directory behaviors, some of the more deeply buried knobs, dials and switches, a few tricks-of-the-trade and perhaps even a get out of jail free(ish) card or two that will ultimately allow you to do your job better.Jairo  Cadena
Wednesday 5/18/20118:30-9:45amTest Automation with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010: Coded UI Tests and Lab ManagementTest automation with Visual Studio has never looked so good! In this session we take a detailed look at coded UI tests, which can be used to create fully automated UI tests for Microsoft Silverlight, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and web applications. Learn some techniques for creating robust coded UI tests which can be maintained over time along with your evolving application. We then spend the second half of this session examining Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management. Learn how to enable “continuous delivery” of your code changes into one or more virtual test labs, and enable a fully-automated build-deploy-test workflow.Brian Keller
 10:15-11:30amBest Practices for Private Cloud ImplementationWant to build out a Microsoft Private Cloud solution? Want to learn the best practices for implementing, managing and growing your Private cloud topology? Come to this session to ramp up on the various private cloud best practices and lessons learned during industry and internal implementations of Microsoft's Private Cloud solution. This session helps you to get the most out of your Microsoft Private Cloud implementation.Peter Meister
 1:30-2:45pmWindows PowerShell Remoting: Definitely NOT Just for ServersWindows PowerShell v2 includes powerful remote control features. It's available all the way back to Windows XP, built into Windows 7, and it's a "killer reason" for deploying Windows 7 and learning Windows PowerShell. Thought remoting was just for servers? Think again, and let PowerShell MVP, Microsoft TechNet Magazine columnist, and book author Don Jones introduce you to a whole new world of remote control and management. Learn exactly how remoting, and the underlying WinRM service, work - along with tips for customizing them, securing them, and more. See live demonstrations of how to use remoting to troubleshoot and solve client problems from miles away - without your users seeing a thing. Collect and inventory management information to prepare for hardware, software, and OS upgrades (and much more). Make client firewall configuration easier and less problematic than with older remoting technologies like WMI. Leveraging material from Don's new book, Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, this is an hour of power you won't want to miss.Don Jones
 3:15-4:30pmC# and Visual Basic Future: Async Made SimpleCome hear Alex Turner, Program Manager for the Visual Basic and C# Compilers, describe the language innovations for the next version of Microsoft Visual Studio. See how the async language feature and new Microsoft .NET Framework APIs will come together to simplify asynchronous programming. No more callbacks! This is a demo-focused session where we explore a variety of asynchronous programming scenarios directly in Visual Studio. Finally, we provide a peek into future plans beyond the next release.Alex Turner
 5:00-6:15pmLessons from Hackwarts Vol 1: Defense against the Dark Arts 2011Get your cloak and wand. Open your books and prepare for all new lessons in defense against the dark arts. In his latest cybercrime session Andy Malone not only brings you up to date with the latest cyber threats but also offers counter spells, aimed firmly at protecting you and your business from the cyber-criminal. This 75-minute session covers best practices across a range of important security areas including Risk and Threat Management, Security Auditing, implementing Security Policies and so much more.Andy Malone
Thursday 5/19/20118:30-9:45amMigrating to IPv6 with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7That IPv6 has arrived is a fact. There is a lot of media coverage about IPv6. It’s time to take a serious look at IPv6, but do you really need to migrate?
- Which steps are involved in the migration? What are the pitfalls?
- Are Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 ready for IPv6?
- What do you need to do to make your internal network or IPv6 ready?
- Are your applications and organization IPv6 ready?
During this session Martijn Bellaard takes a closer look at IPv6 migration. Martijn uses Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and IIS as a demo application to show which steps you need to take to check the IPv6 readiness of an application server. After this session you want nothing else than IPv6!
Martijn Bellaard
 10:15-11:30amInside Windows Azure, the Cloud Operating System with Mark RussinovichJoin Mark Russinovich, now working on Azure, for an under-the-hood tour of the internals of Microsoft’s new cloud OS. Topics include datacenter architecture, cloud OS architecture, and what goes on behind the scenes when you deploy a service, a machine fails or comes online and a role fails.Mark Russinovich
 1-2:15pmCloud Security: A Live Technical AnalysisA live demonstration on how the cloud changes the threat landscape. During this session Marcus Murray demonstrates both how hackers target your cloud infrastructure and how you can mitigate the threats.
This session is a must if you are planning to migrate to the cloud!
Marcus Murray
 2:45-4pmIntroduction to SharePoint Development with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010Microsoft SharePoint 2010 has evolved into a great developer platform with new tools, services and APIs. Visual Studio 2010 now provides a first-class development environment for building SharePoint 2010 solutions. This session provides an overview of the new project and item templates, flexible packaging and deployment, and many other development features and tools. If you're a SharePoint developer, or an ASP.NET developer planning to do SharePoint development, you won't want to miss this session.Mike Morton
 4:30-5:45pmTroubleshooting Windows 7 Deployments: In DepthIn this session we explore a set of common issues encountered during the Windows 7 deployment process, digging as deeply as possible into the root causes and understanding how to troubleshoot similar issues.Keith Garner, Michael Niehaus