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Database developers going to Microsoft's annual North American Tech-Ed conference will have plenty of opportunities to fine-tune their development skills. This year, Microsoft has split the Orlando, Fla., Tech-Ed into two weeks of events, the first week is Tech-Ed North America 2008 Developers, which begins on June 3 with a keynote address from departing chairman and founder Bill Gates.

While it remains to be seen what Gates may have to say about data-driven development, it wouldn't be surprising to hear him talk up Microsoft's Language-Integrated Query (LINQ) and Microsoft's "Oslo" project. Microsoft, of course, released LINQ with Visual Studio 2008 as a means of making it easier for developers to build database queries into their applications, and it's a significant extension to the .NET Framework. As for Oslo, Microsoft’s next-generation modeling platform for building service oriented architecture applications, it would be disappointing if some new details didn't emerge from Gates or chief software architect Ray Ozzie next week.

Regardless of what the big brass has to say, those interested in Oslo may want to check out Jon Flanders' "Framework and Microsoft BizTalk Best Practices with an Eye Toward Oslo" session on June 4th and David Chappell's "The Road to Oslo" session the following day.

If your interest is more down and dirty SQL Server development, Ward Pond, a technology architect in Microsoft's business online service delivery group's SQL Server Center of Excellence, points out he will be delivering several sessions that cover the gamut. Among them are "Set-Based Thinking for the OLTP Developer" on Tuesday June 3. A day later, Pond will be giving three more sessions: "SQL Tricks," "Data Modeling for OLTP," and "Version-Stamping of Database Objects."

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on 05/28/2008 at 1:15 PM

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