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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
5:45 PM - 8:00 AM

Sponsored by: Robert Half Technology

Kate Gregory

Kate Gregory is the Microsoft Regional Director for Toronto, a Visual C++ MVP, the author of over a dozen programming books, and a technical speaker. In 1986, she founded Gregory Consulting with her partner, Brian. Based in rural Ontario, Gregory Consulting provides consulting and development services throughout North America, specializing in software development with leading-edge technologies, integration projects, and technology transfer. They also provide training, mentoring, and technical writing services. Her current specialties include C++ programming, migration to managed code, and Vista development.

The Windows Vista Bridge: How Managed Code Developers Can Easily Access Exciting New Vista Features
Accessing new Windows Vista features is a challenge from managed (.NET) code. The level of interoperability required is out of reach for many developers. The Vista Bridge is a sample library you can use in your own projects today that provides access to new user interface features as well as “behind the scenes” power features. Discover a shortcut to Windows Vista for Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C# programmers and how you can get involved. This talk is freshly updated for Tech Ed Europe where I will deliver it Nov 13th. I am using the version of Vista Bridge delivered in the SDK for Windows 7 on the PDC hard drive. I will be able to distribute this version to attendees.

5:45 pm - 6:15 pm: General Introduction/Food and Drinks
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm: Kate will speak on The Windows Vista Bridge
7:20 pm - until: Open forum for questions

Raffle and Giveaways
Microsoft Expression Studio
Infragistics Net Advantage 2008
Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition
Several Books


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