Wednesday, December 10, 2008

TVUG December Meeting

I realize it's been a while since I blogged. A recession based layoff, followed by heavy consulting work, a trip to PDC, and a great opportunity will do that to you. I've got a lot to talk about in the next few days, but I'll start with the next TVUG meeting, where I'll be speaking about Live Mesh Services.

A Lap Around the Live Framework and Mesh Services

Speaker: Griffith Townsend, Principal Architect, docSTAR
When: Tuesday December 16th, 2008 - 6:30-9PM
Where: VersaTrans Solutions, Latham, NY

Live Services is an important part of the Azure Services Platform, providing a set of building blocks for handling user data and application resources that can connect various devices across the Internet and provide data and applications across these devices in a consistent and connected manner.

Live Services open up a whole set of interesting scenarios that were either very difficult to implement or not possible at all until today. The session discusses the fundamentals of Live Services and the overall challenges faced in designing and developing connected applications using a Framework that allows consistent communications across application boundaries and devices. This session delves through various types of objects that are available in this environment, discusses the differences, and explains how to build applications that use them. We’ll introduce and discuss the Mesh Operating Environment, Mesh Objects, and the Live Framework Resource Model.