Our Picks for Must See PDC Videos

Our Picks for Must See PDC Videos

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PDC09Bling_BeforeAfter_136 Our team has put together a list of videos from Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) that we think are important for ISVs. All the videos are online. You can access the video itself or just the slides. The videos include the screen and a video of the speaker giving the presentation.

You can get a list of all the recorded sessions at PDC09 Videos.

Here are the list of some of our team’s picks:

Evolving ADO.NET Entity Framework in .NET 4 and Beyond. See how the ADO.NET Entity Framework enables new capabilities to leverage multiple development approaches, for example the use of code-first, model-first, and database-first. Hear how, regardless of the development approach, developers will benefit from the Entity Framework and the deep integration with the rest of the Microsoft .NET Framework 4, such as the Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, Dynamic Data, and Windows Presentation Foundation

Building Amazing Business Applications with Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft .NET RIA Services. Learn how to build n-tier Rich Internet Applications (RIA) on Silverlight by tapping the power of .NET RIA Services. Walk you through an example of building an application from scratch using the pattern run-time components and tools provided by .NET RIA Services. See how it helps you write application logic to expose data and operations in a carefully controlled fashion using tools integrated into Visual Studio with support for validation, authentication, authorization and handling units of work.

ADO.NET Data Services: What’s new with the RESTful data services framework, Join this code-heavy session to discuss the upcoming version of ADO.NET Data Services, a simple, standards-based RESTful service interface for data access. Come see new features in action and learn how Microsoft products are using ADO.NET Data Services to expose and consume Data Services to achieve their goals around data sharing.

Workflow Services and Windows Server AppFabric.  Learn how to use Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) 4, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) 4, and Windows Server AppFabric (formerly code name “Dublin”) to build and manage scalable, reliable, and highly-available applications. Discover the power of WF to build and coordinate WCF services and implement logic on the middle tier. Enable sophisticated messaging patterns with correlation, enhanced transaction support, durable services, and config-based activation. Learn how AppFabric makes it easier to deploy, manage, and monitor WCF and WF applications.

Windows Touch Deep Dive. Windows provides applications a default experience for gestures and touch interaction. Applications that want to go beyond that basic experience have a powerful platform to build on top of. This session is targeted at developers interested in building touch-optimized experiences. We look closely at some of the more powerful portions of the Touch platform, like manipulation and inertia processors, as well as cover real-world problems that developers have encountered and overcome. Come help build the next generation of user experiences!

ASP.NET MVC 2: Ninjas Still on Fire Black Belt Tips. Having the customer on your back to deliver features on time and under budget with tight deadlines can make you feel like you’re being chased by ninjas on fire. Join Scott Hanselman and he’ll walk through lots of tips and tricks to get the most out of the ASP.NET MVC 2 framework and deliver work quickly and with style. Come see ASP.NET MVC 2’s better productivity features as we make the most of several key features

Patterns for Building Scalable and Reliable Applications with Windows Azure. Learn common patterns that will help you build applications that seamlessly scale. This session will cover topics such as data access, parallel processing, and managing work using queues.

Development Best Practices and Patterns for Using Microsoft SQL Azure Databases. SQL Azure provides a fully relational database service that is based on Microsoft SQL Server and familiar concepts such as T-SQL, schema-based tables, and stored procedures. Learn patterns and best practices for developing resilient applications that allow you to take full advantage of the scale and elasticity of SQL Azure Database Service.

Overview of SharePoint 2010 Programmability. See how SharePoint 2010 has undergone a major shift with the addition of many new programmability features. Learn about these exciting new capabilities of the SharePoint 2010 developer platform including ‘in-box’ features, services, APIs, and a powerful set of developer tools. Also explore the new Visual Studio 2010 capabilities for SharePoint including template support, data and services programmability, UI extensibility, and much more.

Developing xRM Solutions Using Windows Azure. Learn how Microsoft Dynamics CRM can be used to rapidly develop on-premises or services-based "anything" Relationship Management (xRM) applications on the Microsoft platform. See how to develop high scale, connected business solutions that extend to the cloud using current and future versions of the xRM platform and Windows Azure.

Windows Identity Foundation Overview. Hear how Windows Identity Foundation makes advanced identity capabilities and open standards first class citizens in the Microsoft .NET Framework. Learn how the Claims Based access model integrates seamlessly with the traditional .NET identity object model while also giving developers complete control over every aspect of authentication, authorization, and identity-driven application behavior. See examples of the point and click tooling with tight Microsoft Visual Studio integration, advanced STS capabilities, and much more that Windows Identity Foundation consistently provides across on-premise, service-based, ASP.NET and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) applications.

Microsoft Silverlight 4 Overview. Take a tour of the new features in Silverlight 4 including a dive into some of the new ready for business features like printing, rich text support, and expanded databinding support. Also hear about exciting Silverlight additions to the media stack, and get an introduction to the Silverlight 4 elevated trust out of browser model.

It's All about the Services: Developing Custom Applications for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Using Microsoft ASP.NET, WCF, and REST. Many developers use services to build and integrate applications and line-of-business systems with SharePoint. With SharePoint 2010, developers now have a wider array of options that include ASP.NET, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and RESTful services. Come get a demo-rich walkthrough of each option and discuss where each of the services might be appropriate and what you stand to gain by using them.

 

Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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  • Erik meijers talk on the reactive framework should be added to this list!

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