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Did you attend one my events in August to September 2007 and want more information about the topics covered?  Here you go.  I'll be updating this entry as I get questions from developers who attend my fall events.  Happy studying and productive coding!

LINQ

Webcast - Daniel Moth - language features on Channel9 - basics of how .NET language supports language-integrating query

ScottGu's Blog Series on ASP.NET and LINQ - multipart series on how to implement LINQ in ASP.NET, make sure to read the comments and Scott's answers

ScottGu's T-SQL visualizer - download and use it

101 LINQ Code Samples Here - comprehensive list of every LINQ expression

Performance comparisons - for different types of LINQ, i.e. XLINQ, DLINQ, etc..

Luca webcast - LINQ designer - hear the 'why' from the guy who led the design efforts for LINQ

Detailed explanation - including change tracking behavior, which features of databases are supported, type conversion chart, etc... - great, thorough MSDN article - READ THIS before you start coding in LINQ!


WCF

Books - and I do recommend that you pick up at least one book before you start coding in WCF

WCF Step-by-Step MSPress - by John Sharp -beginning

Learning WCF - O'Reilly - by Michele Leroux Bustamante - intermediate

Programming WCF Services - O'Reilly by Juval Lowy - advanced

Webcasts

MLB series - http://www.dasblonde.net/2007/06/24/WCFWebcastSeries.aspx

MLB on .NET Rocks - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1CD49558-EBD1-4964-BFAC-66615A51FDCE&displaylang=en

WCF 101 screencast - http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=316052#316052

Nishith series http://wcfarchitect.net/2007/03/08/webcast-on-windows-communication-foundation.aspx

Websites

Core reference http://wcf.netfx3.com/

Patterns - Service Factory - http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa480534.aspx

Dev Tools - http://wcf.netfx3.com/files/folders/development_tools/default.aspx

Codeplex - Service Factory - http://www.codeplex.com/servicefactory

Performance Comparison - http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb310550.aspx

WCF host registration error fix - http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms733768.aspx

Training

PluralSight MS Office / Irvine, CA -- 9/24 and 12/10 - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

http://www.pluralsight.com/courses/AppliedWCF.aspx


Silverlight

MindMap for learning paths - http://www.bbits.co.uk/playground/silverlight/index.html

Videos (quick learning) http://silverlight.net/learn/learnvideos.aspx#cat1

Mix07 sessions & 'HowDoI' screencasts

http://silverlight.net/quickstarts/blend_quickstart/default.aspx

Main MS site on MSDN http://Msdn.microsoft.com/silverlight

Silverlight Architecture (includes deployment)

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb428859.aspx

Silverlight embeddable media http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb428858.aspx

Demo videos to use with Silverlight applications

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/musicandvideo/hdvideo/contentshowcase.aspx