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Windows 7 To Launch Publicly May 5

Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc explains on the Windows Team Blog

The official Release Candidate of Windows 7 will be available for download by MSDN and TechNet subscribers from April 30, according to the Windows Team Blog, but public availability won't begin till May 5th.

"On behalf of everyone here, I would to thank all of our beta testers for helping us get to this point," wrote Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc in a post last week, "You guys have been busy. At the peak of the feedback cycle, we were receiving a “Send Feedback” report every 15 seconds for an entire week. Since then, the engineering team has been busy analyzing the feedback, fixing bugs, and working hard to improve the overall experience."

The browser that ships in Windows 7, of course, is Internet Explorer 8, the browser that ships in Windows 7. And IE8 is the topic of just one of the dozen of forward-looking sessions at this June's 7th International AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo, being held in The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, on June 22-23, 2009.

The conference is co-located with the 15th International SOA World Conference & Expo.

The IE8 session due to be given June 22-23 in NYC is by Robert Boedigheimer works for Schwans Shared Services, LLC providing business solutions with web technologies and runs Robert Boedigheimer Consulting, LLC.

Called "Internet Explorer 8 and its Impact on Your Web Sites," the session is aimed at helping delegates ensure that their sites don't break when IE8 ship. Attending delegates will be able to learn which current practices will need to change and how this will affect development techniques and existing sites. Boedigheimer will also review tools that will be built into the browser to help developers debug and create web pages.

The Conference Theme is "Driving Profitability Through the User Experience" and Boedigheimer's session is one of dozens of sessions and industry panels that explore and explain how simple, rich interfaces that don’t get in the way of the user's experience but enhance it are increasingly becoming tied to value creation, profitability and staying-power in the marketplace.

IT professionals of every stripe will come away from NYC with an enhanced understanding of what it takes to effectively evaluate, design and build on-line experiences that are compelling, usable, and profitable. Our organizing principle is that attending delegates should leave the Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging the technologies they see on display and hear under discussion.

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Robert Boedigheimer is just one a welter of top-class speakers June 22-23. Others include:

7th International AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo

Ensuring The Continued Innovation & Adoption of AJAX
Keith Bergelt – CEO, Open Invention Network
In this session OIN's CEO will discuss free IP tools and support services now available to stop proprietary platform vendors looking to leverage their intellectual property to impede advances in AJAX.

Internet Explorer 8 and its Impact on Your Web Sites
Robert Boedigheimer - Web Application Architect, Schwans Shared Services
Learn which current practices will need to change from the day IE8 ships and how this will affect your development techniques and your existing sites.

RIAlizing Enterprise Applications
Sujoe Bose - Research Scientist, DSine Dynamics
In this session we explore an effective, repeatable, objective and rigorous method to RIAlize enterprise applications, which not only addresses usability but also scalability and performance.

Object Oriented JavaScript
Michael Girouard - Sr. Developer, Magnani Carusso Dutton
This session will explore the JavaScript programming language and will demonstrate several practical design patterns you can use in your JavaScript/Ajax application today .

Information Dashboards: Design & Implementation
Patrick Hertzog - Co-Founder& User Experience Officer, NEXThink
This session will present practical guidelines to design effective dashboards and avoid common pitfalls.

Thin Client or Rich Client?
Florian Mueller - Architect UI Technologies, Richability
This session will focus on several aspects regarding technology choice and will give delegates an idea when to decide for the Rich Client path in the future and when to follow the Thin Client track.

Revolutionary Web Platforms - DotNetNuke and ASP.NET
Shaun Walker - Creator & Maintainer, DotNetNuke
This session will discuss how DotNetNuke leverages cutting edge Microsoft web technology to create rich, interactive, enterprise web solutions.

Comet: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Headed?
Matthias Wessendorf - Senior Software Developer, Oracle
This session will introduce the most common Comet-Patterns and give an overview of the most relevant Comet solutions in the market.

Are Rich Internet Applications Ready for the Cloud?
Regev Yativ - President & CEO, Magic Software
This session will discuss how companies can develop and deploy rich Internet business applications on premise or on the cloud, enhancing the user experience like never before.

15th International SOA World Conference & Expo

How To Resurrect Your SOA From the Dead
Kleber Bacili - CTO, Sensedia
How can companies resurrect their SOA projects from the dead by ensuring the proper oversight through SOA governance practices?

Delivering on SOA Value
Tony Carrato - Executive IT Architect, IBM
This session will discuss and demo many of the new techniques which allow for the development of rich, AJAX user experiences without needing to code any JavaScript whatsoever.

Lightweight SOA with Spring Integration
Mark Fisher - Senior Software Engineer, SpringSource
In this demo-driven session, we will begin with a sample application that includes a pre-existing service layer. The integration components will include Polling Consumers, Content-Based Routers, Splitters, Transformers, Service Activators, and more.

Lifecycle APM - Strategies for Optimizing Application Performance in SOAs
Andreas Grabner - Technology Strategist, dynaTrace Software
This session will show the different aspects and approaches to manage performance in every phase of the application lifecycle.

Authoritative Decision-Making Information via SOA and Governance
Mark Krzysko - Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, DoD
This session is a Case Study centered on the Department of Defense's management of its Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) portfolio by combining Departmental and data governance with SOA.

Eight Gates to Great SOA through Automated Governance
Guy Loewy - Co-founder and CTO, WebLayers
This session will address governance at the service development lifecycle based on eight critical control gates that can make or break the success of an SOA initiative.

How SOA Makes the U.S. Department of Defense More Agile
Kevin D. Moore - CIO for USMEPCOM, US Dept. of Defense
In this session USMEPCOM's CIO will discuss its Award winning SOA implementation and the numerous challenges it overcame to provide a more agile business focused architecture to meet the needs and changing mission the DoD faces.

From SOA to WOA: Introducing Web Oriented Architectures
K. Scott Morrison - Chief Architect, Layer 7 Technologies
In this session USMEPCOM's CIO will discuss its Award winning SOA implementation and the numerous challenges it overcame to provide a more agile business focused architecture to meet the needs and changing mission the DoD faces.

How to Fail at SOA
Jesus Rodriguez - Chief Architect, Tellago
This session explores the fundamental principles and patterns of Web Oriented Architectures (WOA) and how they can enhance the way we build SOA solutions today.

Human Scale Computing in the Post-SOA Era
Miko Matsumura - VP & Deputy CTO, Software AG
Scalability takes many forms but as we move into the "post-SOA" era, we remain constrained by fundamental human limits to scalability.

iPhone Developer Summit

Getting Started Programming with Objective-C and the iPhone
Julio Barros - Consultant, E-String Technologies
This session will talk about tips and strategies to best learn your way around Objective-C, Cocoa Touch and the XCode development tools.

Combining REST and Context for Killer iPhone Apps
Jason Christensen - Proprietor, jasonc411.com
This session will look at using web services, cloud computing, and the sensors on the iPhone to create applications that exceed what could previously be done on mobile devices

Break The Mold - iPhone for the Mobile Enterprise
Senthil Krishnapillai - Director of Product Management, Sybase iAnywhere
This session will discuss how companies, to truly realize the power of the iPhone in the enterprise, need a mobile infrastructure to move away from single ‘one-off’ applications to a more strategic mobile platform

Mastering View Controllers
Ernie Svehla - Chief Architect, IntelliObject
This session will take a detailed look at best practices for leveraging the various view controllers bundled with the iPhone SDK .

More Stories By RIA News Desk

Ever since Google popularized a smarter, more responsive and interactive Web experience by using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) for its Google Maps & Gmail applications, SYS-CON's RIA News Desk has been covering every aspect of Rich Internet Applications and those creating and deploying them. If you have breaking RIA news, please send it to RIA@sys-con.com to share your product and company news coverage with AJAXWorld readers.

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