We had a another great Philly.Net meeting on March 21, 2007, packing several great speakers into one night.
Presenter: Rob Keiser, Row 5
Topic: SharePoint 2007 Web Parts
We started off the night with Rob Keiser creating Sharepoint Webparts with ASP.Net 2.0. Thanks to this new feature of ASP.Net 2.0, you don’t need to use Sharepoint to create your webparts. As a bonus, he demonstrated how you can programmatically change MasterPages from inside Sharepoint.
Presenter: Peter Laudati, Microsoft
As a special presentation, Peter Laudati, the Microsoft Developer Evangelist from NJ presented our own Bill Wolff with a plaque from Microsoft to thank him for 5 years of service as leader of Philly.Net
Presenter: Bill Wolff, Agility Systems
Topic: Windows Presentation Foundation
Bill showed us WPF: Windows Presentation Foundation, XAML, Microsoft Expression Designer, Microsoft Expression Blend, and some demo’s courtesy of Channel9. Bill demonstrated how to create a quick and easy application to show videos using Blend. This demo also included how to use mouse events and formatting. Lots of “Oohs and Ahhs” in this demo. Like Bill said, this stuff is the future of programming.
Presenter: Scott Ocamb, Knowledge InfoTech
Topic: Workflow Foundation
After two presentations that were all about user interface, Scott showed us technology that doesn’t present a UI at all. He used Visual Studio to show how to create sequential workflows, handle workflow events, and work with state diagrams.
Our Sponsor: Knowledge InfoTech
With about 90 attendees, the meeting was great thanks to the sponsorship of Knowledge Infotech who provided excellent sandwiches for dinner.