This is a video of a breakout session from BriForum 2008, presented by Tim Mangan.
Session Description: Sometime soon, somebody is going to tell you (or your boss) that Terminal Servers are passé. That new developments are going to render the Terminal Server obsolete. These "folks" will be wrong, of course, but don't you think you should be armed with an understanding to say why?
In this session, Tim will show some simple examples of development tools and code styles using older and newer technologies releasing in 2008. The impact of software using the newer development tools will have in deployment will be discussed as well. You don't need to know how to read code to understand this session.
Microsoft has released a number of new/updated development platforms this year. This includes an updated Visual Studio 2008, and the new Visual Studio Expressions products. We also have a new .NET Framework (3.5), Silverlight 1.0, and soon Silverlight 2.0.
In this hands-on session, simple programs will be shown that that will show why developers will want to rapidly move to using these new tools. Both traditional windows apps and web apps will be examined.
The session will also attempt to address the impact of newer products in our environments, fat clients, Terminal Services, VDI, and Web "2.0" Services.