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Developer Tools Track

Take your software development skills to the next level with deep technical training that covers the best of Visual Studio .NET 2003 and .NET Framework 1.1, while preparing you for the future with Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0. Sessions cover language enhancements, web development with ASP.NET, IDE productivity features, Visual Studio 2005 Team System, Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server, and more. Get in-depth information on building mission-critical software using Visual C++, Visual Basic, Visual C#, and Visual J#. Acquire skills that will make an immediate impact, while learning what you need to be ready for Visual Studio 2005.

 

  1. ASP.NET 2.0: A Look Inside Security, Membership, Role Management and Profiles in ASP.NET 2.0
  2. ASP.NET 2.0: Web Parts with ASP.NET 2.0 & Advanced topics
  3. ASP.NET 2.0: Best Practices for Building Web Application User Interfaces with Master Pages, Site Navigation and Themes
  4. ASP.NET 2.0: Building Data-Driven Web Sites in ASP.NET 2.0
  5. Microsoft Visual Basic 2005: Under the Covers: An In-Depth Look at Visual Basic .NET in the .NET Framework 2.0
  6. Visual C# Under the Covers: An In-Depth Look at C# 2.0
  7. Improved IIS Debugging: Understanding and Using and The Newest Tools and Theories for Debugging Web Applications
  8. .NET Framework: CLR Internals
  9. .NET Framework: What’s New in the Framework for V2.0
  10. .NET Framework: The Pitfalls of Exception Handling: Why They Hurt, and How to Avoid Them
  11. Visual Basic Tip Tricks and Other Advanced Topics
  12. Building XBOX2 Games with XNA
  13. Advanced Debugging PSS Lunch time Session
  14. What's New in Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.0

Title:  ASP.NET 2.0: A Look Inside Security, Membership, Role Management and Profiles in ASP.NET 2.0

Abstract:  Drill down on the new Membership, Role Management and Profile features in ASP.NET 2.0. See how ASP.NET 2.0 will enable developers to eliminate hundreds of lines of complex code today -- and build even more secure applications quickly. Learn how to dynamically store profile data about users and construct more dynamic and personalized sites that dramatically improve the customer experience.

Level: 300

Australian Speaker: Paul Glavich

New Zealand Speaker:  Gabriel Smith [GabrielS@intergen.co.nz]

 

 

Title:  ASP.NET 2.0: Web Parts with ASP.NET 2.0 & Advanced topics

Abstract:  Drill down on the new Web Parts infrastructure in ASP.NET 2.0. See how you can use Web Parts to build rich Web sites that enable end users to dynamically control the layout and component contents of pages. Learn how this will interoperate with SharePoint Products and Technologies.

Level: 300

Australian Speaker: Darren Neimke

New Zealand Speaker:  ?

 


Title:  ASP.NET 2.0: Best Practices for Building Web Application User Interfaces with Master Pages, Site Navigation and Themes

Abstract:  Properly integrating the powerful features of ASP.NET 2.0 into a high quality, professional site design can sometimes be tricky. This session covers specific best practices, tips and tricks, and other lessons learned from the beta cycle to help you more easily customize Master Pages, Themes, Site Navigation, and more, to build the most attractive and functional Web sites possible. Learn tricks about control properties, CSS, master page customization and nesting. See how themes can make it even easier for you to control and change the look and feel of your Web application. Don't miss learning the core skills and best practices for creating the most effective and attractive ASP.NET 2.0 experience possible.

Level: 300

Australian Speaker: Dave Glover

New Zealand Speaker:  ?

 

 

Title:  ASP.NET 2.0: Building Data-Driven Web Sites in ASP.NET 2.0

Abstract:  This session discusses the fundamentals of data access and how to render data ina Web site using the new data source and data-bound controls in ASP.NET 2.0. Topics covered include binding to a SQL database; performing sorting, paging, update, insert, and delete operations; building data access and business object layers; rendering customization using templates; and improved performance through caching. This session also covers aspects of Visual Studio 2005 Express and SQL Server 2005 Express for building data-driven Web sites.

Level: 300

Australian Speaker: Adam Cogan

New Zealand Speaker:  Adam Cogan

 


Title:  Microsoft Visual Basic 2005: Under the Covers: An In-Depth Look at Visual Basic .NET in the .NET Framework 2.0

Abstract:  Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 includes a new, highly customizable application framework that makes it easier than ever to develop powerful Windows smart client applications. Learn how to leverage the My namespace to enable application logging, custom user authentication, roaming settings, and programmatically access deployment features. Learn how to customize templates and snippets for reuse within your own solutions. This session also covers some of the advanced language features coming in Visual Basic 2005, including the ins and outs of generics, operator overloading, XML Doc comments, partial types, new asynchronous calling capabilities, custom events, and other advanced features of the VB 2005 language.

Level: 300

Australian Speaker: Jay Roxe

New Zealand Speaker:  Jay Roxe

 

 

Title:  Visual C# Under the Covers: An In-Depth Look at C# 2.0

Abstract:  Understand the key design principles of language features like generics, generic constraints, iterators, anonymous methods, partial types and other C# language enhancements. Learn how these features were implemented by the C# compiler and the CLR and how the .NET Framework 2.0 base class libraries are designed to take advantage of these new language features. Finally, Anders discusses possible future directions for the C# language.

Level: 300

Australian Speaker: Mitch Denny

New Zealand Speaker:  Derek Watson

 


Title:  Improved IIS Debugging: Understanding and Using and The Newest Tools and Theories for Debugging Web Applications

Abstract:  The key to successfully attacking problems in IIS applications is to understand the architecture of IIS. Although this session focuses on IIS 6.0, it will outline what administrators and developers should know to successfully debug Web applications. Learn the techniques used by seasoned debuggers at Microsoft, while we also introduce a new but powerful tool called IIS Debug Diagnostics. IIS Debug Diagnostics is a slick tool used to configure the right debug method based on the symptoms. It gathers data then analyzes the data providing administrators and developers the potential causes and remedies for the problem. This session also demonstrates how you can successfully build objects to extend IIS Debug Diagnostics analysis capability. Upon completion, you will be more in tune with the techniques used at Microsoft to debug applications. You can then use that knowledge to successfully deploy and use the new debug toolkit released from Microsoft, IIS Debug Diagnostics.

Level: 300

Australian Speaker: Ken Shaefer

New Zealand Speaker:  Jeremy Boyd

 

 

Title:  .NET Framework: CLR Internals

Abstract:  Learn how the CLR works "from soup to nuts". Learn about the CLR's execution model including intermediate language, verification, JIT compilation, metadata, and assembly loading. Explore the runtime relationship between code, types, and objects; a thread's stack and the heap. See how the CLR's garbage collector knows which objects are in use and which are not, so that memory from unused objects can be reclaimed. After this session, you'll have a great understanding of how the CLR does the things it does.

Level: 400

Australian Speaker: Mike Koenig?

New Zealand Speaker:  Mike Koenig?

 


Title:  .NET Framework: What’s New in the Framework for V2.0

Abstract:  Learn how the .NET Framework 2.0 serves as the starting point for many of the great features you'll need to make your development experience faster, easier, and more productive. Learn about key .NET Framework 2.0 features exposed by the CLR, including the ability to host the CLR, new capbilities for network communications, ClickOnce, Edit-And-Continue (EnC), and 64Bit support. Whet your appetite for some of the many and varied new Base Class features, including strongly-typed resources support, and SerialPorts.

Level: 300

Australian Speaker: Mike Koenig?

New Zealand Speaker:  Mike Koenig?

 

 

Title:  .NET Framework: The Pitfalls of Exception Handling: Why They Hurt, and How to Avoid Them

Abstract:  Proper exception handling is one of the more difficult aspects of programming for .NET. Developers of all levels struggle to understand proper techniques. This session describes some pitfalls and best practices for handling exceptions in .NET, with occasional "CLR Internals"-style drilldowns into the technical details behind the pitfalls.

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Australian Speaker: Mike Koenig?

New Zealand Speaker:  Mike Koenig?

 


Title:  Visual Basic Tip Tricks and Other Advanced Topics

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Australian Speaker: Nick Randolph & Bill McCarthy?

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Title:  Developing Xbox 360 Games with XNA

 

Abstract:  This is a must-see session for Games Deveopers who are intererested in Games development.  Xbox 360 is the next generation gaming platform and XNA is the graphics technology it will use to for these games. This session will walk through the tools and technologies required to build games targeting this new exciting platform.

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Australian Speaker: Tony Goodhew

New Zealand Speaker:  Tony Goodhew

 


Title:  Advanced Debugging PSS Lunch time Session

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Australian Speaker: Sean RyanZ? -Need to talk to him

New Zealand Speaker:  ?

 

 

Title:  What's New in Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.0

Abstract:  WSE 2.0 considerably simplified the development and deployment of secure Web services by enabling developers to add message level security to applications built on the principles of service-orientation and the emerging Web Services (WS-*) specifications. This session details the WSE 3.0 release which adds significant new functionality including, enabling the ASMX programming model over multiple transports (e.g. http, tcp), substantially improved security policy to enable common security messaging scenarios, MTOM for message attachments, interoperability with Indigo and conformance to the latest WS specifications. Based around the themes of Visual Studio 2005 integration, cross platform interoperability and standards support, WSE 3.0 release continues to provide a productive and easy to use platform for developing secure Web services today.

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Australian Speaker: Nigel Watson

New Zealand Speaker:  Nigel Watson