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Dr. Ivan Sanabria, Chief Technology Officer for ArtinSoft, and Tim Huckaby, Founder of InterKnowlogy, chat about how easy it can be to migrate from VB6 apps to C# or .NET with ArtinSoft’s tools. ArtinSoft has built a suite of tools that helps clients move their VB6 applications to .NET, Silverlight or Windows Azure. They discuss parity and some of the basics behind these types of migrations. Tim also discovers that MSDN readers can get a free license for 10,000 lines of code from ArtinSoft. Microsoft and ArtinSoft have partnered to offer a free VBUC license to MSDN readers. The discount code (noted below) can be used to purchase a license that will allow you to migrate an application of up to 10,000 lines of VB6 code to VB.NET or C# for free. Don’t miss this very informative interview.

About Dr. Ivan Sanabria

 Iván Sanabria co-founded ArtinSoft in 1993. As Chief Technology Officer, he focuses his efforts on the technology and product development to support the delivery of ArtinSoft’s Enterprise Migration solutions. He holds a Doctorate in Computing from the University of Oxford, England, a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Licentiate degree in Electronic Engineering from the Costa Rican Institute of Technology. His doctoral work was supervised by Professor Sir C. A. R. Hoare, Turing Award 1980, and Dr. Michael Spivey, under sponsorship from Microsoft Research, Cambridge. His areas of interest include automatic program transformation, tools for program analysis and program reengineering.

 

About Tim Huckaby

 Tim Huckaby is the Founder of InterKnowlogy, experts in Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Platforms, and has 25+ years experience including serving on a Microsoft product team as a development lead on an architecture team. Tim is a Microsoft Regional Director, an MVP and serves on multiple Microsoft councils and boards. Currently, Tim is focused on RIA & Rich Client Technologies like WPF, VSTO, Surface, Silverlight, Windows 7 Touch, and Windows Phone 7. He has been called a "Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution" by the press. Tim has been awarded multiple times for the highest-rated keynote for Microsoft and numerous other technology conferences around the world and is consistently rated in the top 10% of all speakers at these events. Tim has also done keynote demos for numerous Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

 

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