Yesterday, I booked my first flight and hotel room of the new year. The trip will take me to San Francisco and from there an hour drive to San José where the Office System Developer Conference 2008 will take place. I have never been to San Francisco so this should be a nice one. The ODC 2008 promises to be an interesting conference with plenty of sessions by fellow MVPs, Microsoft people and Bill Gates doing the keynote. The networking will be good again. The session I'll do:
Building RIAs for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007
In this session youll learn how to leverage Web 2.0 technologies to deliver a rich and interactive end-user experience for SharePoint sites and content. Topics that will be covered are: building ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 enabled Web Parts; creating and consuming SharePoint Web Services that are AJAX-enabled; Web Parts hosting Silverlight 1.0 and 2.0 applications; techniques to have the Silverlight applications communicated back and forth with SharePoint content such as items in lists and libraries, user profile information and search results; samples of how publishing portals can be enriched with Silverlight navigation controls and enhanced page layouts; demos on how to build Vista Gadgets that display SharePoint content using traditional UI techniques as well as using Silverlight.
See you there.