Visual Studio 2010 Academic Launch

Visual Studio 2010 Academic Launch

Thursday, April 29, 2010 from 12:30 PM – 4:45 PM (GMT+0300)

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Visual Studio 2010 Acacdemic Launch
Apr 29, 2010

Riyadh Community Leads are pleased to announce the Visual Studio 2010 Academic Launch Event.  This event is the first of the series of Visual Studio Launch events that will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during April and May.  These events are part of Global Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Launch events that will take place all over the work on 14th April 2010.  Click the Invitation header to find more information about global Launch. 

This event is targeted to students and academics for providing first look on Visual Studio 2010, SharePoint 2010 Tools, NET Framework 4.0, Silverlight, Windows Mobile Development, Web and Windows Applications.


Jerry Yasir – SharePoint MVP

RSUG Founder, President, SharePoint Consultant at EJADA

Jerry is Founder and President of Riyadh SharePoint User Group (RSUG.NET), Co-Owner of SharePoint Pakistan User Group and SharePoint Consultant at EJADA, Saudi Arabia. He hold a master degree in Computer Sciences and has nearly 8 Years of experience working in Microsoft Technologies including SharePoint, Microsoft .NET and Project Server.

He is currently responsible of executing and managing many large scale SharePoint implementations in Saudi Arabia. Jerry is Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and also holds MCPD, MCTS WSS 3.0 & SharePoint Server 2007, MCITP (EPM 2007) and MCSD.NET. he can be reached from

Muhammad Halabi – ASP.NET MVP

DevLifeStyle Lead & Integration Developer

Mohamad Halabi is an experienced developer and Specialized in Solution Design, Integration, and Development based on Microsoft technologies.  He has worked with number of high profile Microsoft Partners in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.  You can find more information about him at

Adel Zubeir

Sr. Developer and Community Lead Windows Phone Middle East

Adil is Sr. Developer and specialized in Mobile devices. Adel has gained strong knowledge in Windows Mobile since he got his first Windows device. Adel is currently the founder of the new "Windows Phone Middle East" Community, Windows Mobile Power Group on Facebook; to spread out his knowledge on mobility.

Hany Mahmoud

CRM Community Lead, Microsoft Products/Development Manager, Nesma

He is responsible for: Presales, proposing, R&D, consultancy, and Development team Management and Improvement with over 9 years of experience in Microsoft Platforms using miscellanies technologies such as: Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Visual Studio, SQL Server, SharePoint, TFS, VSTS tools, AJAX, XML Web Services, Enterprise Applications Using COM+ and Microsoft .Net Platform, XML, XSLT, XSD, and XPATH. He holds Masters Degree of Computer Engineering from Cairo University and certifications such as PMP, MCT, MCPD, MCTS, and MCSD.

Nabeel Derhem

DevLifeStyle Board Member

Nabeel Derhem is a consultant specializing in SQL-Server and ASP.Net technologies. He’s been in the software world for more than ten years and has been consulted by numerous enterprises in KSA. He currently works for National information Center, Ministry of interior.

Mohammed Mosallem

Developer Lead Nesma, Board Member – DevLifeStyle.NET

Mohamed Mosallem is a Development Lead based in Riyadh, he has been working with the .net Framework since it’s early beta in 2000, he is specialized in developing Enterprise .net Applications and Enterprise Applications Integration, Mohamed is a community board member and regular speaker at DevLifeStyle the first .net users group in Riyadh, he can be reached through his blog

Event Agenda

Main Track

Opening Notes – Moatasm Ayash- Microsoft Academic Lead
15 Minutes

Mr. Moatasm Ayash from Microsoft Academic team will welcome the guests and will shed light on Microsoft Academic programs and events.

What’s New in Visual Studio 2010 – Riyadh Community Leads
1 Hour

In this session Riyadh Community Leads together will highlight some of the new and improved features in the Visual Studio 2010.  They will cover of the major improvements in Web, Windows, Silverlight, Windows Mobile and Visual Studio Tools for SharePoint 2010.  Community Leads will demonstrate how students can take advantage of these improvements.

Refreshments – 30 Minutes

Developing Rich Web Applications with VS 2010 – Mossalam, Nabil
1 Hour

In this session Mossalam and Nabil will cover Web development concepts in ASP.NET 4.0 and what are the new Web development features in Visual Studio 2010 including ASP.NET MVC, using Dynamic Data to Create Data-Aware Web Sites Using Microsoft Ajax and Client Scripting, Creating Web Pages for an International Audience, Publishing (Deploying) a Web Sites and Creating Custom Web Site Components.

Refreshments and Prayer – 30 Minutes

SharePoint and Office 2010 Development with VS 2010 – Jerry, Hany
1 Hour

Jerry and Hani will describe SharePoint tools in Visual Studio 2010 and what features that will help developers in creating solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. They will cover the features like Developing SharePoint solutions, the project type and templates and project item templates, Design association and initiation forms for sequential and state workflows, Create Web parts and application pages for a SharePoint site, Browse SharePoint sites by using the Server Explorer, and how we can debug SharePoint applications by pressing F5.

Note: Closing, Q / A  and Raffle Draws will be made after this

Location: Microsoft Innovation Center at Al-Yamama University

For Location Map (Click Here) or copy paste the URL below.

Looking forward to see you.  Please be on time :).  12:30 Sharp


Thursday, April 29, 2010 from 12:30 PM – 4:45 PM (GMT+0300)


Al-Yamama University
King Fahad – North Between Exit 4 and 5 Going to Al Qassim
See Location Map for more details
Riyadh Ar Riyad

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