BenkoTips Live and On Demand brings events to you. This webcast series is dedicated to helping developers explore the possible. Join us each week as we take a look at what is new for developers, and see how to take advantage of the tools that developers use. From Microsoft Silverlight to Windows SharePoint Services, from the Microsoft .NET Framework to Microsoft Visual Studio, from Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 to membership, we explore it all.

I've got the links to February's webcasts that are part of the weekly series on http://www.benkotips.com/btlod.  Here's the details:

  • 2/4/09 - Using ASP.NET Application Services 
    Microsoft ASP.NET includes powerful and flexible application services that provide support for things like membership (user name / password credential storage), role management, and navigation right out of the box. In this webcast, you learn how to extend these services and consume them from a variety of clients. We begin with an overview of the included providers and how to configure them and use their basic controls. We also discuss how to create a custom provider. Next, we explore how to interact with application services using Web technologies such as ASP.NET AJAX and Microsoft Silverlight. Finally, we look at using the new ASP.NET 3.5 client application services from a Windows client. You should leave this session with a thorough understanding of how to use Application Services to build membership, profile, and other systems that meet your Web and Windows application needs.
  • 2/11/09 - What's New for Developers in IIS 7.0
    In days past, a Web server was simply a place to throw your static and dynamic pages for delivery. That has all changed with recent releases of Internet Information Services (IIS), and IIS 7 is no exception. In this webcast we highlight several key features of IIS that make it the most extensible, manageable, and secure Microsoft Web platform. Learn about the modular design of IIS and the integrated pipeline, providing for new scenarios that involve sharing authentication across IIS, Microsoft ASP.NET, and other dynamic Web server runtimes. We explore how the new IIS protocol listeners enable IIS to host Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services on a variety of protocols (not just HTTP), providing a scalable and manageable host for your distributed applications. Join us to see how easy it is to write modules and handlers in managed code, and learn about the new security aspects of IIS 7 from initial deployment to feature delegation to administrator lists.
  • 2/18/09 - Working with the Data Form Web Part and SharePoint Designer with Raymond Mitchell
    Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 is a powerful tool for customizing the look and feel of your SharePoint sites. However, did you know that SharePoint Designer can also help you to build interactive dashboards? During this BenkoTips webcast, we look at the magical Data Form Web Part and how you can use it to display SharePoint data in all new ways. We also look at how to display data from external data sources and how to create custom new and edit forms without writing any code.
  • 2/25/09 -  What's New in the WPF Toolkit, Introducing the DataGrid, DatePicker, and Ribbon
    Business apps live on data. In this demo-focused webcast, we show how building data-centric business applications in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is now easier with the new DataGrid, Ribbon, and Calendar/DatePicker controls. Learn how to get and use these innovative new controls, and find out what it takes to leverage these new controls in your application.