Slides from Azure Roadshow

I’ve had a number of requests for slides and resources for the recent Azure roadshow in NC and FL – here are the slides and resources.  The slides are for sessions 2 and 3: Worldmaps application: Stumbler application (shown during breaks): SETI @ Home: Folding @ Home:

MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow

We’re back!  Starting early November, we’ll start our fall MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow series.  Right now, we’re scheduled here: 11/4/2009 Greensboro 11/5/2009 Raleigh 11/6/2009 Columbia 12/8/2009 Atlanta 12/9/2009 Montgomery Check out our sessions below! Introduction to ADO.NET Data Services The new wave of Web applications are built on technologies such as AJAX and Microsoft Silverlight, which enable developers to build better, richer user experiences. These technologies bring a shift in how applications are organized, including a stronger separation of presentation from data. In this session, you’ll learn how ADO.NET Data Services enables applications to expose data as a REST-based data service that can be consumed by Web clients within a corporate network and across the Internet. We’ll look at how the data service is reachable over HTTP, and how URIs are used to identify the various pieces of information available through the service. You’ll get a solid understanding of data service concepts like HTTP verbs (GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE) and data formats (ATOM/APP and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)). Parallel Programming in .NET 4.0 - Much more than Threading! Come learn how the next version of Visual Studio and the Microsoft .NET Framework can help you write better performing and more scalable applications. We take a tour of new .NET APIs, including the Task Parallel Library (TPL) and Parallel LINQ (PLINQ). We also introduce new features in the debugger that help you quickly identify concurrency issues and visualize the internal state of your application. You don’t need any experience with writing multi-threaded code to benefit from this session Windows 7 and Windows Server – Exciting New OS Developer Features Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 come packed with loads of new developer goodies.  Computers are starting to come with more and more hardware built-in – from Ambient Light Sensors to Accelerometers and GPS.  Come learn about how the Windows 7 Sensor API can integrate with your applications, and help them rock with these new hardware capabilities.  Not to be outdone, Windows Server R2 has seen some really incredible boosts to IIS with version 7.5 and the extensibility models.  Now you can manage your databases, delegate control to multiple IIS servers, and configure package deployment from all within one location!

Roadshow Materials

Thanks for those who came out to the roadshow over the past few weeks!   In this post, I’ll include the sample files and slides used in my ASP.NET 4.0 overview talk.  A couple of notes:  each presentation on the show was a bit different.  In some cases, some slides were not used.  Also, the VS2010 demo solutions here are “approximate” as they were done a bit differently at each venue. The webforms solution demos routing in web form as well as using the QueryExtender control.  This requires an AdventureWorks database, or replace with one of your own.  The AJAX sample demos client-side templates and data binding, the latter of which also requires the adventure database exposed by ADO.NET Data Services.  You can easily change this to your own datasource by creating a new Entity Data Model, changing the ADO.NET Data Service to this new type, and modifying the AJAX (in Demo3) to point to the correct resource. Download:

Roadshow Slides

If you came out to our recent MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow, thanks!  Here are the slides I was working with during the IE8 and Win7 sessions.  I’ll be (hopefully) getting some code samples and webcasts uploaded soon … IE8 and Win7 Decks

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