The official Release Candidate of Windows 7 will be available for download by MSDN and TechNet subscribers from April 30, according to the Windows Team Blog, but public availability won't begin till May 5th.
"On behalf of everyone here, I would to thank all of our beta testers for helping us get to this point," wrote Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc in a post last week, "You guys have been busy. At the peak of the feedback cycle, we were receiving a “Send Feedback” report every 15 seconds for an entire week. Since then, the engineering team has been busy analyzing the feedback, fixing bugs, and working hard to improve the overall experience."
The browser that ships in Windows 7, of course, is Internet Explorer 8, the browser that ships in Windows 7. And IE8 is the topic of just one of the dozen of forward-looking sessions at this June's 7th International AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo, being held in The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, on June 22-23, 2009.
The IE8 session due to be given June 22-23 in NYC is by Robert Boedigheimer works for Schwans Shared Services, LLC providing business solutions with web technologies and runs Robert Boedigheimer Consulting, LLC.
Called "Internet Explorer 8 and its Impact on Your Web Sites," the session is aimed at helping delegates ensure that their sites don't break when IE8 ship. Attending delegates will be able to learn which current practices will need to change and how this will affect development techniques and existing sites. Boedigheimer will also review tools that will be built into the browser to help developers debug and create web pages.
The Conference Theme is "Driving Profitability Through the User Experience" and Boedigheimer's session is one of dozens of sessions and industry panels that explore and explain how simple, rich interfaces that don’t get in the way of the user's experience but enhance it are increasingly becoming tied to value creation, profitability and staying-power in the marketplace.
IT professionals of every stripe will come away from NYC with an enhanced understanding of what it takes to effectively evaluate, design and build on-line experiences that are compelling, usable, and profitable. Our organizing principle is that attending delegates should leave the Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging the technologies they see on display and hear under discussion.
Robert Boedigheimer is just one a welter of top-class speakers June 22-23. Others include:
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Ensuring The Continued Innovation & Adoption of AJAX Keith Bergelt – CEO, Open Invention Network In this session OIN's CEO will discuss free IP tools and support services now available to stop proprietary platform vendors looking to leverage their intellectual property to impede advances in AJAX.
Internet Explorer 8 and its Impact on Your Web Sites Robert Boedigheimer - Web Application Architect, Schwans Shared Services Learn which current practices will need to change from the day IE8 ships and how this will affect your development techniques and your existing sites.
RIAlizing Enterprise Applications Sujoe Bose - Research Scientist, DSine Dynamics In this session we explore an effective, repeatable, objective and rigorous method to RIAlize enterprise applications, which not only addresses usability but also scalability and performance.
Information Dashboards: Design & Implementation Patrick Hertzog - Co-Founder& User Experience Officer, NEXThink This session will present practical guidelines to design effective dashboards and avoid common pitfalls.
Thin Client or Rich Client? Florian Mueller - Architect UI Technologies, Richability This session will focus on several aspects regarding technology choice and will give delegates an idea when to decide for the Rich Client path in the future and when to follow the Thin Client track.
Revolutionary Web Platforms - DotNetNuke and ASP.NET Shaun Walker - Creator & Maintainer, DotNetNuke This session will discuss how DotNetNuke leverages cutting edge Microsoft web technology to create rich, interactive, enterprise web solutions.
Comet: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Headed? Matthias Wessendorf - Senior Software Developer, Oracle This session will introduce the most common Comet-Patterns and give an overview of the most relevant Comet solutions in the market.
Are Rich Internet Applications Ready for the Cloud? Regev Yativ - President & CEO, Magic Software This session will discuss how companies can develop and deploy rich Internet business applications on premise or on the cloud, enhancing the user experience like never before.
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How To Resurrect Your SOA From the Dead Kleber Bacili - CTO, Sensedia How can companies resurrect their SOA projects from the dead by ensuring the proper oversight through SOA governance practices?
Lightweight SOA with Spring Integration Mark Fisher - Senior Software Engineer, SpringSource In this demo-driven session, we will begin with a sample application that includes a pre-existing service layer. The integration components will include Polling Consumers, Content-Based Routers, Splitters, Transformers, Service Activators, and more.
Lifecycle APM - Strategies for Optimizing Application Performance in SOAs Andreas Grabner - Technology Strategist, dynaTrace Software This session will show the different aspects and approaches to manage performance in every phase of the application lifecycle.
Authoritative Decision-Making Information via SOA and Governance Mark Krzysko - Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, DoD This session is a Case Study centered on the Department of Defense's management of its Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) portfolio by combining Departmental and data governance with SOA.
Eight Gates to Great SOA through Automated Governance Guy Loewy - Co-founder and CTO, WebLayers This session will address governance at the service development lifecycle based on eight critical control gates that can make or break the success of an SOA initiative.
How SOA Makes the U.S. Department of Defense More Agile Kevin D. Moore - CIO for USMEPCOM, US Dept. of Defense In this session USMEPCOM's CIO will discuss its Award winning SOA implementation and the numerous challenges it overcame to provide a more agile business focused architecture to meet the needs and changing mission the DoD faces.
From SOA to WOA: Introducing Web Oriented Architectures K. Scott Morrison - Chief Architect, Layer 7 Technologies In this session USMEPCOM's CIO will discuss its Award winning SOA implementation and the numerous challenges it overcame to provide a more agile business focused architecture to meet the needs and changing mission the DoD faces.
How to Fail at SOA Jesus Rodriguez - Chief Architect, Tellago This session explores the fundamental principles and patterns of Web Oriented Architectures (WOA) and how they can enhance the way we build SOA solutions today.
Human Scale Computing in the Post-SOA Era Miko Matsumura - VP & Deputy CTO, Software AG Scalability takes many forms but as we move into the "post-SOA" era, we remain constrained by fundamental human limits to scalability.
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Getting Started Programming with Objective-C and the iPhone Julio Barros - Consultant, E-String Technologies This session will talk about tips and strategies to best learn your way around Objective-C, Cocoa Touch and the XCode development tools.
Combining REST and Context for Killer iPhone Apps Jason Christensen - Proprietor, jasonc411.com This session will look at using web services, cloud computing, and the sensors on the iPhone to create applications that exceed what could previously be done on mobile devices
Break The Mold - iPhone for the Mobile Enterprise Senthil Krishnapillai - Director of Product Management, Sybase iAnywhere This session will discuss how companies, to truly realize the power of the iPhone in the enterprise, need a mobile infrastructure to move away from single ‘one-off’ applications to a more strategic mobile platform
Mastering View Controllers Ernie Svehla - Chief Architect, IntelliObject This session will take a detailed look at best practices for leveraging the various view controllers bundled with the iPhone SDK .
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AJAXWorld offers the undisputed best platform to position your company as a leading vendor in the fast-emerging marketplace for AJAX and Web 2.0.
Who Should Attend?
• Web Programmers and Designers
• Technology Evangelists
• Senior Architects
• Project Managers
• User Interface Architects
• Web Consultants
• C-Level Execs and Developers Who Need
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AJAXWorld University Developer Bootcamp
On September 23, 2007, AJAXWorld University's "AJAX Developer Bootcamp" will be an intensive, one-day hands-on training program that will teach Web developers and designers how to build high-quality AJAX applications from beginning to end.
Held the day before the AJAXWorld Conference & Expo begins, the Bootcamp is intended to be the premier AJAX instructional program presently available anywhere.
View the full one-day schedule
2007 West Conference Speakers Include
Track 01: RIAs in Action
Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) involve more than platforms. Accessbility, social networking, and browser wars are all part of the mix.
Track 02: Web 2.0 / Enterprise Mashups
Move beyond basic mashups to explore the world of Web 2.0 philosophies and technologies as they move into enterprise IT and large, sophisticated web environments.
Track 03: Enterprise AJAX
Every enterprise that wants to remain competitive is now adopting AJAX as an essential part of the customer experience, while creating end-to-end solutions.
Track 04: RIA Frameworks & Toolkits
Dig down into the details of what frameworks and toolkits are best for each situation. Examine the best of commercial and open source alternatives.
Track 05: Security & Performance
AJAX applications are as vulnerable to security breaches as anything else, and a number of people, companies, and movements are now starting to address these problems seriously.
Track 06: Hot Topics
It's all about end-to-end solutions, and getting those beautiful AJAX front ends to perform flawlessly with the server side within the enterprise.
Track 07: iPhone AJAX Applications
Apple's iPhone has set off a new gold rush. Learn here about the enormous opportunities for developers on this most exciting of new platforms!
Track 08: Monday Advanced AJAX
Track 08: Tuesday & Wednesday Platform Choices
Major players Microsoft, Adobe, and Sun have all outlined their RIA/AJAX visions. How seriously will Silverlight and Java FX challenge the very mature Adobe Flex environment?
Track 09: Real–World AJAX
There's always somebody out there, doing things no one else has imagined. Find out here what's going on at the far end of the bell curve.
Track 10: Laszlo Diamond Track
Very special sponsor presentations form the core of this track. Join Laszlo Technologies in its special sessions. Plan to find more of your favorite vendors here as well.
Don't Miss the Laszlo Track
On September 24, 2007 SYS-CON Events' will present the "Laszlo Track" about Next-Generation Web Application Development! Learn Laszlo in sessions including:
AJAX, RIA, Web 2.0, Open Source, and More,
OpenLaszlo 4.1: AJAX and Beyond,
About Laszlo Webtop, Part I: Pushing the Frontier of Desktop-Like User Experiences,
About Laszlo Webtop, Part II: How to Build Webtop Applications,
The Cinematic User Experience: Directing the Action in Interaction Design,
Laszlo in Action: Real-World Success Stories and
Hands-On Open Laszlo training!
September 23, 2007. The "Adobe Flex Developer Bootcamp" is an intensive, one-day hands-on training program that will teach Web developers and designers how to build Rich Internet Application using Adobe Flex. During this day attendees will create two fully functional applications. Pre-requisites: working knowledge of any object-oriented programming language. This workshop will be taught by Flex experts from Farata Systems – Yakov Fain and Dr. Victor Rasputnis, co-authors of the book Developing RIA with Adobe Flex and Java. If you want to jump-start your new Flex project, this workshop is as good as it gets. View the full one-day schedule