Thanks to everyone who stuck around for my "Defy Occasionally-Connected Challenges With Smart Client Applications" session at the DC Launch. The deck and demo files are available here:
Workflow Services Demo
Sync Services for ADO.NET Demo
The demos require Visual Studio 2008 and depend on a SQL Server 2005 database. I made the database available for download as well. You'll have to attach it to your SQL/SQL Express instance and make sure the connection strings in the project are correct. You'll notice that I didn't include a download for the WPF demo. That's because the UI in the Sync demo is the exact same UI from the WPF demo.
I mentioned recorded/upcoming webcasts a few times during the presentation. You can find a list of all my recorded webcasts at http://devkeydet.com. Here are the recorded webcasts related to the topics I covered:
Introduction to Windows Communication Foundation ***
Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation ***
Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation ***
Smart Clients: What's New in Visual Studio 2008?
Introduction to LINQ + LINQ to SQL
What's New in the WCF and WF in Visual Studio 2008 & the .NET Framework 3.5
Building Workflow Services (WF+WCF) with Visual Studio 2008
Building WPF Applications in Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend
*** These webcasts are fairly old. They are based on .NET 3.0 / VS 2005. The core concepts obviously apply, but the developer experience for all of these technologies has greatly improved in Visual Studio 2008.
I also mentioned my webcast on Thursday. I'll be presenting a deeper dive into the Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET. Details are here.