Getting your Return on Investment with Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Speaker: Drew Robbins
- It’s possible to run .NET 4.0 side-by-side with older .NET frameworks. It’s also possible to install VS 2010 side-by-side with older Visual Studio versions.
- With an application manifest file it’s possible to force existing .NET applications to use the new .NET Framework 4.0
- Starting with the .NET Framework version 4, you can use in-process side-by-side hosting to run multiple versions of the common language runtime (CLR) in a single process. By default, managed COM components run with the .NET Framework version they were built with, regardless of the .NET Framework version that is loaded for the process.
- Install Visual Studio 2010 trough the new Web Platform Installer: http://www.microsoft.com/web/
- The .NET 4.0 Client profile has been reduced in download size:
- 28 MB for x86 platform only
- 41 MB for x86+X64 platforms
- A new Enterprise Framework (version 4.0): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/ef.aspx
- Code first based on POCO’s
- What's New and Cool in Entity Framework 4.0: http://www.develop.com/entityframework4
- Introduction of Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF)
- Be sure to check out the Contose Automotive Demo within the Visual Studio 2010 & .NET 4 Training Kit: http://tinyurl.com/vs2010trainingkit
Building Data Visualization Applications with WPF & Silverlight
Speaker: Tim Huckaby
Seen a few interesting demos showing the power of WPF/SilverLight and the Microsoft Surface device:
- 3D Collaborator, a Wrapper waround CAD: http://labs.blogs.com/its_alive_in_the_lab/2007/04/interknowlogy_3.html
- 3D Molecule Viewer: http://3dmoleculeviewer.codeplex.com/
- 3D Heart Surger Application:
Furthermore a nice video on Vision for the Future of Technology in Health showing the power of Microsoft’s Surface device
Windows Azure Boot Camp, Part 1
Speaker: Brian Prince
- If anyone wants to give a Windows Azure Boot Camp within his/her own company, take a look at: www.windowsazurebootcamp.com. The Windows Azure Boot Camp team is helpful in supplying training material and free hours on “the cloud” for training purposes.
- The GreyBox application is designed to alert a user if their Windows Azure compute services are currently running, or are even simply deployed. Great for Azure speakers and POCs you don't want left running: http://greybox.codeplex.com
The Total Noob’s Guide Windows Workflow Foundation 4Speaker: Max Knorr (http://www.knor.net)
- WF basically is a visual programming language.
- Activity can be seen as a control
- Activity consists of “work to be done” and data.
- Learned something new along this demonstration about code-snippets with CTRL K,X in Visual Studio: http://saraford.net/2007/12/10/did-you-know-ctrlk-ctrlx-inserts-a-code-snippet-103/
- Different kind of activities
- Windows Workflow foundation can be hosted in AppFabric (which in turn is build on IIS 7).
Tips & Tricks: Visual Studio 2010 IDE & Extensions
Speaker: Chris Dias
- Keyboard shortcuts in VS 2010:
- CTRL+1: Tooltip Navigator
- CTRL+2: Tooltip Navigator with more context
- CTRL+3: Search
- CTRL+ALT+SPACE: switch Intellisense
- Intellitrace (Ultimate Edtion only): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee336126.aspx
10 Things Every New Silverlight and WPF Developer Must Know
Speaker: Pete Brown
- Very little new stuff for me as a experienced WPF developer.