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Episode 40: Silverlight 4 and Behind the Scenes at PDC 2009 with Scott Guthrie

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What better way to find out what is going on in .Net development than to get it straight from The Gu himself?  Keith and Woody were invited back to PDC 2009 to cover all of the announcements and get the scoop on what the future is for Microsoft developers. The guys sit down with Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President of the .Net Developer Platform, and discuss the future of the web and especially Silverlight 4 and ASP.NET Webforms/MVC. The guys also discuss some interesting behind the scene moments of PDC.  But the most important question is what is The Gu's favorite fried food? Listen in to find out!  This is the first of many shows recorded live at PDC 2009, stay tuned for more.

Thanks to our guest this episode

Scott Guthrie is corporate vice president of Microsoft's .NET Developer Platform, where he runs the development teams responsible for delivering Microsoft Visual Studio developer tools and Microsoft .NET Framework technologies for building client and Web applications.

A founding member of the .NET project, Guthrie has played a key role in the design and development of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework since 1999. Guthrie is also responsible for Microsoft's Web server platform and development tools teams. He has also more recently driven the development of Silverlight – a cross browser, cross platform plug-in for delivering next generation media experiences and rich internet applications for the Web.

Today, Guthrie directly manages the development teams that build the Common Language Runtime (CLR), ASP.NET, Silverlight, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), IIS, Commerce Server and the Visual Studio Tools for Web, Client and Silverlight development.

Guthrie graduated with a degree in computer science from Duke University.

Scott can be reached via his website:



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