Join Tim Huckaby, Founder of InterKnowlogy and Actus Interactive Software, and Orville McDonald, Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft, as they chat about Visual Studio 11, web, cloud, and phone. Orville emphasizes what an exciting time this is with the cloud and the new world of possibilities now available. This interview goes into the cool new features that you will be seeing in Visual Studio shortly, don't miss it! Another great bytes interview!
As a product marketing manager in Microsoft's developer tools marketing group, Orville McDonald is responsible for Windows Phone and Windows Azure tooling in Visual Studio. Prior to this role, Orville helped develop privacy and security technology as a program manager for Windows Live ID, which is used by half a billion people. With degrees in computer science and business, Orville likes to geek out over technologies and the business models they enable. In his free time he is tinkering, reading, or enjoying time with his family. Follow his tweets @orville_m or visit his blog http://orvillemcdonald.com.
Tim Huckaby is focused on the Natural User Interface (NUI) in Rich Client and Rich Internet Application (RIA) Technologies like Silverlight & WPF on the computer, the Surface, 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 and technical presentations for Microsoft and numerous other technology conferences around the world by Microsoft Corporation. Tim has done presentations on Microsoft technologies at technology events like Microsoft Tech Ed, Product Launch events, Dev Days, MEC, World Wide Partner Conference, MGB, MGX, and the PDC, along with 3rd party technology conferences all over the world is consistently rated in the top 10% of all speakers at these events. Tim was selected by Microsoft as a speaker for the International .NET Association and speaks at events world-wide on Microsoft's behalf. Tim has done keynote demos at big Microsoft events and product launches for numerous Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.
Tim founded InterKnowlogy, experts in Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Platforms, and Actus Interactive Software, 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 like the Microsoft .NET Partner Advisory Council.
Orville McDonald and Tim Huckaby recommend you check out
- Orville's blog
- Follow Orville on Twitter
- Visual Studio 2012 RC Download
- Visual Studio Dev Center
- Tim Huckaby's blog
- Follow Tim on Twitter