As Summer draws to an end, developer training courses are gearing back up. Here are some third-party training options coming to the New England area:
DevelopMentor's Essential .NET 2.0 with C#
August 20 - 24, Boston, MA "You will leave this course with a clear view of what .NET does (and does not) do, and how to start designing and building robust applications that take maximum advantage of the platform while avoiding common traps and pitfalls."
DevelopMentor's Essential BizTalk Server 2006
August 27 - 31, Boston, MA "For developers who have experience with .NET, XML and Web Services and want to learn how to use BizTalk 2006 to build application integrations."
DevelopMentor's Essential Windows Presentation Foundation
August 27 - 31, Boston, MA "Learn to use WPF to write compelling user interfaces that include documents, media, and user interaction and be able to take advantage of the new features of the platform including XAML, styling, templates and commands."
Wintellect's Mastering .NET Debugging
August 29-30, Online Course with John Robbins"Mastering .NET Debugging teaches an approach to debugging that has proven to help companies ship better code faster. Additionally, the course gives you the leg up necessary to truly take advantage of the new debuggers and tools in Visual Studio .NET 2005 so you have a better chance of successfully deploying your first applications. Finally, this course discusses performance tuning in the .NET environment"
Wintellect's Advanced ASP.NET 2.0 and ASP.NET AJAX
September 12-13, Online Course with Jeff Prosise"Beneath the surface of ASP.NET 2.0 are numerous features such as expression builders, virtual path providers, and asynchronous pages that many developers have never heard of. These features are augmented by ASP.NET AJAX. Take your ASP.NET expertise to the next level by learning about key (and often undocumented) ASP.NET extensibility points and programming models, and by learning how to add AJAX magic to your web apps."
DevelopMentor's Programming C#
September 17 - 21, Boston, MA "This course provides in-depth knowledge of the C# language and an introduction to the .NET platform. Mastery of the language syntax lets you spend your time building applications instead of fighting the compiler."
Ted Pattison Group's Great SharePoint Adventure
September 17-21, Boston, MA"The first half of GSA focuses on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) where students learn how develop fundamental WSS building blocks such as Features, application pages, site pages, Web Parts, custom list types, site columns, content types, custom workflows, site definitions and solution packages. The second half of the week focuses on developing with SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) where students learn how to assemble and configure business solutions by using and extending the portal and web content management features of MOSS as well as other server-side services such as the Business Data Catalog, Forms Services, Excel Services and Report Center."
Pluralsight's Double Feature: WCF+WF at the Microsoft Technology Center
September 24 - 28, Microsoft Technology Center, Waltham, MA "Limited training time? Need to learn more than one technology? Come learn about WCF and WF from two top experts, Aaron Skonnard and Matt Milner."
DevelopMentor's .NET Architecture & Design 2.0
September 24 - 28, Boston, MA "Through discussion, demonstration and hands-on experience, this class provides essential and practical information for designers and senior developers building robust, reliable, high-performance distributed .NET applications."
Wildermuth/Dunn Silverlight Tour
October 3-5, Boston, MA"The Silverlight Workshop is a soup-to-nuts breakdown of Silverlight. This includes learning the ins and outs of XAML, hosting in the browser, the tools and using Silverlight on the server. The class utilizes Silverlight 1.0 RC and Silverlight 1.1 Alpha as well as the latest toolset from Microsoft (including Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Studio)."
Pluralsight's Double Feature: ASP.NET AJAX + Silverlight
October 22 - 26, Microsoft Technology Center, Waltham, MA "Limited training time? Need to learn more than one technology? Come learn about ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight from two top experts, Fritz Onion and Ian Griffiths."
[Update 8/27 - Added Wintellect's online offerings.][Update 8/31 - Added Ted Pattison Group offering.]