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Web Camp 2016 @ Reston VA

Web Camp 2016 @ Reston VA


•         8:30 AM [01] Welcome and keynote (Mostafa and Shahed)
•         9:00 – 10:00 AM [02a] Intro to ASP.NET Core 1.0, MVC and Visual Studio 2015 Web Tooling (Shahed) 
•         10:00 -11:00 AM [02b] Instructor led/hands-on labs on ASP.NET Core 1.0 & MVC 6 & VS 2015 Tooling (both) HOL Link
•         11:00 -11:15 AM Break
•         11:15 -11:45 AM [03] Demo – Building and deploying an ASP.NET application (Mostafa)
•         11:45 AM – 12:30 PM [04] Building web front ends for both desktop and mobile using the latest web standards (Mostafa)
•         12:30 – 1:00 PM Lunch (everyone)
•         1:00 PM – 2:00 PM [05a-b-c] API Services for both web and devices (Mostafa)
•         2:00 PM – 3:00 PM [5d] Instructor led / hands-on labs ASP.NET MVC 6 & SPA (both) HOL Link
•         3:00 PM – 4:00 PM [06] Running, improving and maintaining a site in the real world. (Shahed)
•         4:30 PM – 5 PM Wrap-up(Q&A) / Evaluations / Raffle

Microsoft Web Tour 2016 @ Reston VA

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Microsoft Web Tour 2016 @ Reston VA



Starts: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 8:30 AM
Ends: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 5:00 PM
Time zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Welcome Time: 8:30 AM
Venue: Microsoft Office, Reston
Address: 12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston Virginia 20190, United States
Meal: Yes
Presenter(s): Mostafa Elzoghbi, Shahed Chowdhuri,
Language(s): English.
Product(s): ASP.NET 5 (aka ASP.NET Core 1.0), Angular, Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio Code
Audience(s): Pro Dev/Programmer.

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Microsoft Connect 2015 Recap

Have you caught up with all the news from Microsoft’s Connect() 2015 online conference?


Read all the details here:

TL;DR below…

  • Visual Studio Code beta release, Added extensibility support, open source project
  • .NET Core 5 RC and ASP.NET 5 RC with Go-Live license, can start using it in production
  • Visual Studio Online is now Visual Studio Team Services, agile team collaboration and DevOps
  • Visual Studio Dev Essentials, priority forum support, Pluralsight, Wintellect,, Xamarin, (Azure early 2016)
  • Visual Studio cloud subscriptions
    • Monthly subscriptions include the VS Pro or Enterprise IDE, access to VSTS
    • Annual subscriptions includes technical support incidents, Azure credits, etc
  • Visual Studio Marketplace, central place to find, acquire, install extensions for all editions of Visual Studio
  • VS 2015 Update 1 and TFS 2015 Update 1, will both happen on November 30th.
  • Xamarin 4 support. end-to-end solution to build, test, monitor native mobile apps with VS2015 Update 1
  • iOS Build with MacinCloud on VSTS, currently in preview at $30/month per agent with no limits on build hours

Additional Announcements

There are also more than 70 on-demand videos with additional details on:

Enjoy! :)

ASP.NET 5 Overview at Philly Code Camp 2015.2

I presented ASP.NET 5 at Philly Code Camp 2015.2 on Saturday October 10, 2015. Here is the presentation material with the slides, links and my contact information.

Download PPTX or view slideshow below


Azure Cloud Tour – Philly

Want to learn about Azure and also see Scott Guthrie in person? Head on over to the Azure Cloud Tour at a location near you!

Azure Cloud Tour:

 Details on Philly event:

  • RSVP:
  • Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
  • Venue: Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia
  • Address: 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Meals: Continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.
  • Registration opens at 8:00am. A reminder e-mail will be issued on October 6 with details.

Featured speaker: Scott Guthrie – Executive Vice President Cloud + Enterprise Group

As executive vice president of the Cloud + Enterprise group, Scott Guthrie manages the engineering teams that build Microsoft Azure, Windows Server, SQL Server, Active Directory, System Center, Visual Studio, and .NET. He’s been a trail-blazer with the company for almost two decades. Since 1997, he’s made critical contributions to many key cloud, server, and development technologies at Microsoft. Prior to leading the Cloud + Enterprise group, Scott helped lead Microsoft Azure and he was also one of the original founders of the .NET project. Scott graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Duke University.