# Saturday, 19 March 2005

I'm going to be travelling across Canada in April and May to deliver the next round of Deep Dives -- these ones on Smart Client development with VSTO 2005. Here's the abstract:

Recommended Audience: Developer.

Microsoft Office has established itself as the standard for office productivity applications. Knowledge workers use the Office tools (word and excel) to create and mine data. The experience and familiarity with these tools can be leveraged to build a new breed of applications to make working with important information easier using Word and Excel as application interfaces.

This session will explore the details of creating Smart Client Applications using Microsoft Office System and Visual Studio Tools for Office. This session will include data access techniques for online and offline work, security considerations and leveraging the .NET Framework and web services to interact with Line of Business applications. This session will also provide attendees with prescriptive guidance on choices for application development, comparing all the possibilities for smart client development, in the form of a decision matrix.

Here's the schedule and some links to register:

Ottawa April 19
Waterloo April 20
Windsor April 21
Vancouver April 26
Calgary April 27
Halifax April 28
Toronto May 3
Montreal May 4

I am preparing the material right now, and it's all Visual Studio 2005 and VSTO 2005 -- if you've seen me do VSTO 2003 material before, you're going to be delighted with the new tool! It's much more designery and much less “now simply provide implementations for the following 20 functions with almost identical names.” That means there's time to show cooler stuff, and I fully intend to. See you there!


Saturday, 19 March 2005 13:40:25 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [3]
Tuesday, 29 March 2005 00:52:41 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
By any chance, once you have finish the presentation. Will you post the Power Point file?

Tuesday, 29 March 2005 12:32:58 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
I believe Microsoft makes the Deep Dive materials available to attendees after the events. So that would be a yes.

Kate Gregory
Wednesday, 27 April 2005 18:43:41 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)

Thanks for an awesome talk and signing my book. Just finished ordering my copy of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2, i can't wait it to arrive so i can start playing with ideas i have for work.

I look forward to seeing if we can get you to speak to our User Group, after TechEd of course :).
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