Keynote Visual Studio 2010 The Best Path from Ideas to Solutions


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Prerequisite: None

Dave Mendlen

Dave Mendlen

Senior Director, Developer Platform and Tools

Microsoft Corporation

Dave Mendlen is the Senior Director of Developer Marketing. Prior to this role, he served as the speech writer for Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. In his time at Microsoft, he was the Director of Web Services strategy in the Developer Platform and Evangelism division at Microsoft responsible for driving Web Services excitement and standards across the industry. Recently he was the Director of Windows Product Management responsible for the marketing of Windows XP Home, Pro, Tablet PC and Windows XP Media Center Edition. He started at Microsoft in the Developer division and served as the lead product planner on .NET and Visual Studio .NET driving a team to bring web services and .NET to millions of developers.

Visual Studio Live! Orlando will kick off with a Keynote Session presented by Dave Mendlen, Senior Director, Developer Platform & Tools. Mr. Mendlen will show how Visual Studio has helped developers tackle the challenges of development while being more productive. He will also share some of the excitement of Visual Studio 2010 – the best version ever made and how it continues to empower developers for exciting new platforms.