Apr 29 2009

Architect Council | The Importance of the Client – WrapUp

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[Cross posted with Strategy and Architecture Council blog]

Joe Shirey and I (Woody Pewitt) have recently concluded a series of Architect Councils titled The Importance of the Client. In 2 weeks and 1 day we did 10 events in 7 cities and while it is always great to meet customers working with our tools and technology due to the break neck travel involved we are happy it’s over!

We talked about what investments Microsoft as made and is making for web development including ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, AJAX Control Toolkit and ASP.NET 4.0 AJAX Preview 4 as well as the work we have done on Internet Explorer 8. We talked about the commitment Microsoft has made with IE8 as far as browser compliance. We also showed some of they ways developers can extend the IE8 shell\chrome with Accelerators, Web Slices and Search.

We had several questions about IE8 and Group Policy and the complete information about Group Policy and Internet Explorer 8 are available but I am happy to say that the developers tools can be turned off. There are many other setting that are manageable via Group Policies in IE8 checkout the Internet Explorer 8 Deployment Guide for more information on how to get IE out to your users with the settings you wan to have for your environment.

If you are interested in the slides I presented I have put them out on my SkyDrive.

Some links that may be of interest were:

For all of you who made it to the events thanks for showing up for those who did not sorry we missed you but we hope you all can make our next set of events witch will be on line. Stay tuned to this blog for details.

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  1. Jerry says:

    I enjoyed the "Importance of the Client" event, great presentations! Woody, by the power of your enthusiastic presentation, you really inspired me to learn XAML. I’m putting together a prototype for a new product and decided to do it in XAML. I am having such a blast I’m doing the whole thing in XAML with the goal of no code behind, to prototype the basic navigation and screen content. We’re doing MVVM so someone is doing the model and some else is doing the view model. We’ll bind it all up and hopefully we’ll have a great prototype to demo the product concept in a very short time. Thanks for all you do!