For those of you who’ve actually managed to read this far without falling asleep, I encourage you to check out Ajax.Net in more detail. Arguably the greatest thing about Ajax.Net is the community that surrounds it. New controls are being added almost weekly, and there is a whole list of videos to take you from Ajax zero to Ajax hero in relatively little time. http://www.asp.net/learn/videos/#ajax.
In the last quarter of the conference Rob Bourke presented us with Microsoft’s new WPFe(Windows Presentation Foundation everywhere). Both Rob and Jeff were very quick to point out that WPFe is not to be confused with WPF. WPFe is a subset of the WPF functionality that runs via a browser plug-in. It does nearly everything the WPF does with the exception of 3D and advance page layout and pagination. While we were shown some very impressive demo’s, WPFe is basically Flash. What’s the difference? That’s a good question, there isn’t really any difference. While they did point out that the future holds many changes, they were not at liberty to specify. So while it might be worth keeping an eye on, and certainly is an interesting new technology, as of yet it doesn’t seem to be breaking any new ground.
All in all IT@Cork put on an excellent show. I encourage you to check it out next time.