Improving my Kung-Fu in Las Vegas at #MIX09

Nov 09, 2011
Diego Vergara

Today is a different day for many reasons. It is St. Patrick's day and my last day here in Los Angeles. Today I'm heading to Las Vegas to attend
Microsoft MIX 2009: The Next Web Now.

There's a saying here that says "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas", and I still don't understand the saying but I will try to figure it out while I'm there.


This is a very quick post because in a few minutes I have to be at LAX, but these are the sessions I'll be attending:

What's New in Microsoft Silverlight 3

By: Joe Stegman

Take a tour of the new features in Silverlight 3 including a dive into some of the new experience oriented features like pixel shaders, perspective 3D, animation enhancements, bitmap APIs and improvements to the media stack. Also hear about new Silverlight base framework additions including updates to the style model, data binding improvements, improved resource handling and improvements to the web services stack.

Building Amazing Business Centric Applications with Microsoft Silverlight 3

By: Brad Abrams

This will be a great Silverlight session, but we won't be able to release any details until after MIX09 Keynotes. Check this abstract after MIX09 Keynotes for a complete session description.

Building Data-Driven Applications with Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft ASP.NET

By: Nikhil Kothari

This will be a great Silverlight session, but we won't be able to release any details until after MIX09 Keynotes. Check this abstract after MIX09 Keynotes for a complete session description.

Deep Dive into Microsoft Silverlight Graphics

By: Seema Ramchandani

Come hear about the Silverlight 3 rendering pipeline, and learn how to enhance your application experience with the latest additions to the Silverlight graphics APIs.

Choosing between ASP.NET Web Forms and MVC

By: Rachel Appel

Come hear about the key concepts and features behind the two primary user interface technologies available for ASP.NET: MVC and Web Forms. Learn the pros and cons of both MVC and Web Forms, how to determine the best choice for a specific project, various techniques and patterns used to build MVC applications vs. Web Forms applications, and the implications for using each approach.

FileNew -> Company: Creating with Microsoft ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC)

By: Scott Hanselman

No slides. Just code. Start with FileNew and build a real Web site with ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, Authentication, Authorization, MVC, Microsoft SQL Server and jQuery in sixty-five minutes or less.

ASP.NET MVC: America's Next Top Model View Controller Framework

By: Phil Haack

See how to build a simple application that highlights some of the key capabilities of ASP.NET MVC. Also, learn how to improve productivity using some of the cool new tooling features.

Developing RESTful Services and Clients with "M"

By: Douglas Purdy, Chris Sells

Learn how Web developers can use "M", a new language for describing data, metadata and domain specific languages, to enhance RESTful services like HTTP, JSON, RSS/Atom, and more. Also see how "M" can be used on premise or in the cloud to achieve greater development productivity and to create more compelling customer experiences.

Building Data-Driven Scalable AJAX Web Pages

By: Jon Flanders

Learn how to enable rich communication patterns between your AJAX Web pages and Web server using existing and new features in Windows Communication Foundation.

Caching REST with Windows Communication Foundation

By: Jon Flanders

Without caching, the Web and scalable services wound not be possible. Come learn how to use Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) to achieve caching nirvana with RESTful services.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework

By: Pablo Castro

Come see how Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 enables building Web applications that take advantage of new features in the ADO.NET Entity Framework. Hear about the features that make building an MVC and Dynamic Data application easier, how to build an N-Tier solution with the Entity Framework, and how to better take advantage of it within your Web application.

Using Dynamic Languages to Develop Microsoft Silverlight Applications

By: John Lam

Learn how to use the Microsoft Visual Basic/C# DLR integration to test a statically-typed application with IronRuby. See how to develop a Silverlight application end-to-end with IronRuby, and how programming with dynamic languages helps improve the dev experience.

Microsoft ASP.NET 4.0 Data Access: Patterns for Success with Web Forms

By: David Ebbo

Come learn about some cool new data access features for ASP.NET 4.0 Web Forms and beyond. Hear how a new Domain Data Source makes it easy to cleanly change your application's architecture from 2-tier to 3-tier and how a new query block lets you unleash the power of LINQ. Also hear about new Dynamic Data features like richer support for LINQ to Entities as well as how to use the ASP.NET data stack to target Windows Azure.

If you are not attending MIX09 you can watch the Live Keynotes or the on-demand online sessions at
. The MIX Team have compromised to upload full videos in no more than 24 hours after each session. You can also follow MIX09 in twitter using the hashtags #mix09 and #notatmix09.