Software-plus-Services is Microsoft's approach for the next generation of computing. It is a confluence of multiple industry phenomena including SaaS, SOA, and Web 2.0. This is more compelling than software OR service only approaches, bringing together the best of cloud-based services and the software that resides on a world of devices. Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference is taking place in LA late October 2008 where the veil will be lifted on a lot of technologies that have been in development for a number of years.
This UNPLUGGED session has been created specifically for web focused developers to “get ready” for what is coming next. Nigel will discuss readiness and enhancements with Internet Explorer 8. Nigel will introduce Silverlight 2 and WPF 3.5 for developers focused on service enabled rich client development and then lead into a discussion on cloud based services including WCF, REST and JSON.