On 27 June, Microsoft Switzerland will present you the first «Web Summit», a one day conference targeted at software developers, architects and web designers. We will bring you up to speed on the current technologies offered by Microsoft in the web development space, cover best practices for web application architectures, performance and security and show you what the next generation of our software development platform and the newly announced design tools will have to offer for people who build and design web solutions. Who should attend?DevelopersDevelopers can dive deep into the latest Microsoft Web technologies, including a thorough overview of the current ASP.NET 2.0. Furthermore, the latest web-technology-standards and their implications for web projects will be discussed, such as ATOM, RSS or REST. ArchitectsArchitects will be able to get up to speed on topics such as security and single sign-on, web application performance and software as a service. The second part of the event will be focused on future web technologies. We will discuss topics such as «Atlas», the ASP.NET based AJAX framework, SharePoint 2007 and the Windows Presentation Foundation. Web DesignersDesigners can learn how Microsoft's platform technologies will allow them to create rich experiences that incorporate video, advanced typography, vector graphics, and 3D graphics. Explore new ways to differentiate your sites from those of your competitors and learn how to streamline the designer-developer pipeline and discuss strategies for improving your site's usability. A new suite of tools for Web and Graphics designers: Microsoft ExpressionBesides the current and upcoming versions of ASP.NET technologies that allow architects and developers to build state-of-the-art web applications, we will be introducing a new suite of tools targeted at web and graphics designers, called Microsoft Expression. Microsoft Expression takes creativity to all new levels. Professional design tools give you greater flexibility to create sophisticated applications and content. Innovative technologies enable faster and richer interface development for Microsoft Windows applications or the web. Compatibility between products increases all levels of personal productivity. Microsoft Expression Graphic Designer brings together the best of vector and pixel-based capabilities, letting designers explore new creative and cutting edge possibilities. Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer helps you create streamlined, innovative and just plain beautiful applications that harness the power of the upcoming Windows Presentation Foundation. Users experience increased satisfaction, while you develop in a flexible, productive environment. Microsoft Expression Web Designer gives you all the tools you'll need to produce high-quality, standards-based Web sites the way you want them. Take advantage of the best of dynamic Web site design, enabling you to design, develop, and maintain exceptional standards-based Web sites.
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