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Join Tim Huckaby, Founder of InterKnowlogy & Actus Software, and Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President in Microsoft's Server & Tools Business Division, as they discuss the new features in the next release of Visual Studio 11 Dev Preview (Dev 11) and Windows Azure, announced at the Build 2011 Conference. Scott takes us through the many new improvements to Dev 11 which include the next release of .NET 4.5. It is also side-by-side compatible with other releases of Visual Studio and its solution and project file compatible with older releases, making it easier for project sharing. Scott also discusses Windows Azure, its cadence of release as it is a service based, and the coming waves of innovation that we can expect in the near future. An awesome interview you don't want to miss!

About Scott

Scott Guthrie is a corporate vice president in Microsoft's Server and Tools Business division, where he is responsible for delivering the development platform for Windows Azure, as well as the .NET Framework and Visual Studio technologies used in building Web and server applications.

A founding member of the .NET project, Guthrie has played a key role in the Microsoft developer space since 1998. Today, Guthrie manages the development teams that build the developer platform for Windows Azure, Windows AppFabric Server, BizTalk Server, IIS, ASP.NET, WCF, WF and the Web, and Web Service and Workflow features of Visual Studio.

Guthrie graduated with a degree in computer science from Duke University.

About Tim

Tim Huckaby is focused on the Natural User Interface (NUI)- Touch, Gesture, and Neural, in Rich Client Technologies on a broad spectrum of devices

Tim has been called a "Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution" by the press. Tim has been awarded many times for the highest rated technical presentations and keynotes for Microsoft and many other technology conferences around the world. Tim has been on stage with, and done numerous keynote demos for many Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

Tim founded InterKnowlogy, a custom application development company, in 1999 and Actus Interactive Software in 2011 and has over 30 years of experience including serving on a Microsoft product team as a development lead on an architecture team on a Server Product. Tim is a Microsoft Regional Director, a Microsoft MVP and serves on many Microsoft councils and boards like the Microsoft .NET Partner Advisory Council. 

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