Scott Stanfield is the CEO of Vertigo Software, Inc., a Microsoft Gold Partner specializing in designing and building unique software. Scott is a proud member of the Microsoft Regional Director community and participates in the Microsoft Partner Architect Council. He is a frequent public speaker, keynoting for Microsoft and other industry events. Before starting Vertigo in 1997, Scott worked at Pixar in Point Richmond, California, which happens to be the current home of Vertigo. Scott holds a BS in Computer Science for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Follow me @seesharp.
<p>The August 2008 release of the .NET Framework (version 3.5 SP1), aka "Arrowhead", includes exciting new improvements for WPF developers like GPU-accelerated bitmap effects, the “diet” .NET framework, and a totally custom setup experience. </p>
<p>Then, just last week at the <b>PDC2008</b> in Los Angeles, Microsoft surprised us with even more WPF goodness by releasing the WPF <b>DataGrid</b>, Office-style <b>Ribbon</b> controls, and VSM (Visual State Manager) support in Blend. </p>
<p>I’ll demo all of these in a fast-paced, slide-free (well maybe just a couple) session. There’s a lot to cover, so get here early. And if I can get it to work, I’ll show the all-new <b>Visual Studio 10</b>, built from the ground-up in WPF!</p>