Here are the MSDN developer webcasts for the week of June 23rd. Topics include Silverlight 2.0, WCF/WF Integration, Office Communicator, ADO.Net Data Services, Exchange Web Services, and OBA.

 

Calling Services from Silverlight 2.0 with Jon Flanders (Level 300)

Microsoft Silverlight 2.0 browser plug-in provides an environment for building rich Internet applications (RIAs). Traditionally, these types of applications relied heavily on services such as Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) for their functionality. In this webcast, we look at the facilities built into Silverlight 2.0 for calling services, and we discuss the options for implementing these services. Presenter: Jon Flanders, Consultant, Pluralsight

6/23/2008 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)| Duration: 60 Minutes

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Look What You Can Do with Silverlight 2 (Part 4 of 6): Web Services Support (Level 200)

Microsoft Silverlight 2 has a robust networking stack, and it supports  Representational State Transfer (REST), SOAP, WS*, HTTP endpoints, and even cross-domain networking. In this webcast, we examine how to implement calls to Web services from your Silverlight 2 Microsoft .NET-connected applications using a variety of methods, including standard ASP.NET Web Services (ASMX), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Services, and REST. Presenter: Lindsay Rutter, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

6/23/2008 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time | Duration: 60 Minutes

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Driving Contextual Collaboration with Office Communicator 2007 (Level 300)

In this webcast, we use the Microsoft Unified Communication (UC) platform to create contextual collaboration solutions using IM, voice, and video communications built directly into applications. We start by building presence information into an application using the Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Presence Controls so users can see if coworkers are available and willing to communicate. Using the Office Communicator software development kit (SDK), we use just a few lines of code to launch IM, voice, video, or conferencing sessions directly from an application. Presenter: Chris Mayo

6/24/2008 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time | Duration: 60 Minutes

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ADO.NET Data Services Overview (Part 2 of 2) (Level 100)

In this follow-up to part one of our two-part series, Rob Bagby illustrates some of the advanced aspects of ADO.NET Data Services. He explains how to expose your own custom data sources with ADO.NET Data Services. Rob covers consuming ADO.NET Data Services from various client applications, including Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) client applications and Microsoft Silverlight 2. Rob also explores security surrounding ADO.NET Data Services. Presenter: Rob Bagby, Developer Evangelist

6/24/2008 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time | Duration: 60 Minutes

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Look What You Can Do with Silverlight 2 (Part 5 of 6): Testing Framework (Level 200)

A new testing framework is shipping with Microsoft Silverlight 2. This testing framework enables you to write unit tests for UI and non-UI functionality in Silverlight 2, and it includes more than 2,000 unit tests covering all of the released Silverlight 2 controls. In this webcast, we examine some of the built-in unit tests and how to build your own unit tests or extend the included unit tests, all of which are covered under an open-source license. We also discuss the support in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 for debugging your Silverlight 2 applications. Presenter: Lindsay Rutter

6/25/2008 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time | Duration: 60 Minutes

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Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Workflow Foundation Integration in Depth with Jesus Rodriguez (Level 400)

In this webcast, we illustrate some of the most common scenarios for integrating WCF and WF, and we explore mechanisms such as Durable Services, Workflow Services, rules-based authorization, line-of-business workflows, and other mechanisms that are best implemented by combining WCF and WF. We also share a series of best practices and techniques that developers can follow in order to implement a seamless integration between WCF and WF. Presenter: Jesus Rodriguez, Chief Architect, Tellago, Inc.

6/25/2008 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time | Duration:60 Minutes

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geekSpeak: Silverlight Line-of-Business Applications with Shawn Wildermuth (Level 200)

In this installment of geekSpeak, Shawn Wildermuth discusses the implications of using Microsoft Silverlight 2 browser plug-in technology in line-of-business applications, and he demonstrates consuming and changing database data from Silverlight 2. In addition, Shawn shares his opinion of where Silverlight 2 fits into the broader enterprise development spectrum, including intranet, extranet, and Internet development. Guest Presenter: Shawn Wildermuth, President, Wildermuth Consulting Services, LLC

6/25/2008 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time | Duration: 60 Minutes

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Windows Workflow Communication in Depth with Matt Milner (Level 400)

In this webcast, we cover the underlying communication architecture, how to create custom activities that allow you to wait for events or input, how to perform request/response style communication, and the send/receive activities available in the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.  Presenter: Matt Milner, Consultant, Pluralsight

6/26/2008 9:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time | Duration: 60 Minutes

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Building Asynchronous Contextual Collaboration with Exchange Web Services (Level 300)

Attend this webcast to learn how you can build mashups using the data in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1). We show you what you can do with Exchange Web Services, and some examples with code such as resource schedules and interactive organizational charts. Also, learn how to move your old Exchange Server applications to the future of Exchange Server development: Exchange Web Services! Presenter: Chris Mayo

6/26/2008 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time | Duration: 60 Minutes

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Demystifying Office Business Applications for the Developer (Level 200)

This webcast provides an introductory look at how you build and deploy Office Business Applications (OBAs), specifically focusing on the what and the how. We discuss Microsoft Office client application customization, integration of custom Office client applications with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, SharePoint Products and Technologies business intelligence (BI) features, and more. This webcast is appropriate for technologists who are familiar with what an OBA is and are looking to take the next step to learn how you might go about building one. You should have a baseline understanding of programming concepts, as we walk through some high-level code samples. Presenter: Steve Fox, Technical Evangelist

6/27/2008 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time | Duration: 60 Minutes

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Look What You Can Do with Silverlight 2 (Part 6 of 6): Adaptive Streaming (Level 200)

In the last part of our Microsoft Silverlight 2 webcast series, we highlight adaptive streaming, which is an addition to the rich media capabilities of Silverlight 2. Adaptive streaming enables Silverlight 2 applications to examine the capabilities of the client computer, like CPU and bandwidth, and adjusts the bit-rate encoding of streaming video to handle network congestion and CPU usage automatically. We demonstrate how to implement adaptive streaming in Silverlight 2 applications, and we wrap up our webcast series with a brief look at some other cool features of Silverlight 2 and a glimpse of Silverlight Mobile. Presenter: Lindsay Rutter

6/27/2008 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time | Duration: 60 Minutes

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