It's the Visual Studio 2010 Launch Show!
Carl and Richard talk to Dave Mendlen and Sam Gazitt from Microsoft about the launch event April 12-14, 2010 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas where .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 will be officially launched.
Dave Mendlen is the Senior Director, Developer Platform and Tools. 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. He has also served as 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.
Sam Gazitt is a Product Manager in the Developer Tools Group (DEVDIV) at Microsoft. Sam has spoken at numerous conferences including TechEd, VSLive, and DevConnections since the 2005 release of Visual Studio. His mission is to provide developers with the information they need to build solutions on the latest Microsoft technologies in a fun and informative way.