Jason just announced the Beta 2 version of DPE’s Visual Studio 2010 Training Kit is now live (you can find it at http://tinyurl.com/Beta2Training).

Training Kit

A training kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize a variety of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 technologies.

The Beta 2 release of the Training Kit contains 15 presentations, 19 hands-on labs, and 13 demos. Many technologies are covered in this release, including: C# 4, VB 10, F#, Parallel Extensions, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow, Windows Presentation Foundation, ASP.NET 4, Entity Framework, ADO.NET Data Services, Managed Extensibility Framework, and Visual Studio Ultimate.

There’s a lot of content covered here. See for yourself:

Presentations

  • What’s New in .NET Framework 4
  • What’s New in Visual Studio 2010
  • Introduction to ASP.NET MVC
  • Introduction to Managed Extensibility Framework
  • Introduction to .NET RIA Services
  • Introduction to “Velocity”
  • Parallel Computing for Managed Developers
  • Web Deployment with Visual Studio 2010
  • What’s New in ASP.NET AJAX 4
  • What’s New in ASP.NET Web Forms 4
  • What’s New in C# and VB
  • What’s New in ADO.NET Data Services
  • What’s New in Entity Framework 4
  • What’s New in Windows Presentation Foundation 4
  • What’s New in Windows Workflow 4

Hands-On Labs

  • Introduction to ADO.NET Data Services
    • Exercise 1: Creating and Consuming ADO.NET Data Services
    • Exercise 2: Consuming ADO.NET Data Services using ASP.NET AJAX
    • Exercise 3: Extending Data Services with Service Operations and Interceptors
    • Exercise 4: Adding Client-Side Paging with Row Count
  • ASP.NET AJAX 4
    • Exercise 1: Leveraging a Client-Side Template
    • Exercise 2: Using the DataView Control
    • Exercise 3: Creating Custom Markup Extensions
    • Exercise 4: Declaratively Instantiating Behaviors
  • Creating Plan My Night – ASP.NET MVC Application
    • Exercise 1: Creating an ASP.NET MVC Application, Plan My Night
    • Exercise 2: Creating Entity Framework Data Model
    • Exercise 3: Adding AJAX For Searching Activities
  • Enhancing Plan My Night – ASP.NET MVC Application
    • Exercise 1: Adding Caching using “Velocity”
    • Exercise 2: Structuring an Application using MVC Areas
  • Introduction to ASP.NET Web Forms 4
    • Exercise 1: Controlling Server Control ClientIds
    • Exercise 2: Enabling Bi-Directional Routing Support
    • Exercise 3: Granular ViewState
  • Microsoft Office Programmability in C# and Visual Basic
  • Introduction to F#
    • Exercise 1: Types in F#
    • Exercise 2: Using the Let keyword
    • Exercise 3: Functions
    • Exercise 4: Lists
    • Exercise 5: Pattern Matching and Recursion
    • Exercise 6: Types and Discriminated Unions
  • Introduction to the Managed Extensibility Framework
    • Exercise 1: Using MEF To Dynamically Add Modules to an Application
    • Exercise 2: Dynamically extending a form
  • Introduction to “Velocity”
    • Exercise 1: Setting up and running “Velocity”
    • Exercise 2: Programming directly against “Velocity” as a generic object cache
    • Exercise 3: Using Velocity’s SessionState provider with ASP.NET
    • Exercise 4 (Optional): Configure “Velocity” Cache in a cluster
  • Introduction to Workflow 4
    • Exercise 1: Hello Workflow
    • Exercise 2: Refactoring Workflows
    • Exercise 3: The CodeActivity
    • Exercise 4: Dynamic Workflows with XAML
    • Exercise 5: Testing Workflows
    • Exercise 6: WorkflowApplication
    • Exercise 7: Adding If/Else Logic
    • Exercise 8: Error Handling
    • Exercise 9: Activity Designers
    • Exercise 10: Hosted Designer
  • Introduction to Parallel Extensions
    • Exercise 1: Parallelize existing algorithm using static Parallel helper class
    • Exercise 2: Create and run parallelized Tasks
    • Exercise 3: Using the Task<T> class to create and run tasks that return a value
    • Exercise 4: Parallelizing LINQ queries using PLINQ
  • Test-Driven Development in Visual Studio 2010
  • WCF Service Discovery
    • Exercise 1: Ad-Hoc Discovery
    • Exercise 2: Metadata Extensions
    • Exercise 3: Announcements
    • Exercise 4: Discovery Proxy
    • Exercise 5: Legacy Discovery
  • Web Development in Visual Studio 2010
    • Exercise 1: Using HTML Code Snippets
    • Exercise 2: Web.config Transformations
    • Exercise 3: Packaging and Deploying Web Applications
    • Exercise 4: Packaging and Deploying Web Applications for IIS
  • Building a Data-Driven Master/Detail Business Form using WPF 4
  • Multi-touch Gesture – MFC
  • Multi-touch WMTouch – MFC
  • Ribbon – MFC
  • Taskbar - MFC

Demos

  • ContosoAutomotive (Parallel Extensions + MEF + WPF)
  • AdventureWorks AJAX
  • ASP.NET AJAX Ten-In-One
  • Managed Languages Ten-In-One
  • Barrier
  • CountdownEvent
  • Hello Visual Studio 2010
  • Introduction to the Managed Extensibility Framework
  • Parallel Baby Names
  • Parallel For Loop
  • Parallel LINQ (PLINQ)
  • Parallel Tasks
  • “Velocity”