I am so looking forward to seeing New Orleans for the first time. I am pretty sure this is my tenth Tech Ed North America. I have two sessions, one for native C++ developers and one for managed developers who want to use Windows 7 features. No surprise if you read my blog regularly, I suppose.
The C++ talk is called Modern Programming with C++0x in Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 and the abstract reads:
Why wait for the C++ committee to finish the specification when you can enjoy
much of the power of C++0x today! C++0x, the next C++ standard, is almost upon
us and it contains the most important updates to the language since the mid-90s.
It even accepts the existence of multiple threads for the first time in the
history of the language. Needless to say, these new features bring more
expressiveness and power to the native C++ developer. Visual Studio 2010 has
added support for some of these key features in order to enable these modern
programming techniques. This session clarifies what features are in Visual C++
2010 and what is yet to come. It illustrates how new constructs such as lambda
expressions enable better use of existing libraries and how your code can be
simpler, safer, and faster all at the same time. If you are itching to show off
how C++ is one of the coolest languages on the planet, this talk is for you!
The Windows 7 one is The Windows API Code Pack: Add Windows 7 Features to Your Application and the abstract is:
Accessing new Windows 7 features is a challenge from managed (.NET) code. The
level of interoperability required is out of reach for many developers. The
Windows API Code Pack for the Microsoft .NET Framework is a sample library you
can use in your own projects today that provides access to new user interface
features (taskbar jumplists, libraries, sensor platform, and more) as well as
"behind the scenes" features that make your applications more aware and
responsive (restart and recovery, power management, and more.) Discover a
shortcut to Windows 7 development for Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C#
programmers and get started today.
Registration is open, so plan to be there!