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SPECIAL NOTE: To get the final version of my favorites from the series, you can download them from here
Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 : New Things
In this webcast series, we explore an unsung hero: the regular expression. It slices, it dices, and it can turn twenty lines of code into one line if you know how to use it. Join us as we explore pattern matching and substitution using regular expressions. Also, see how you can use regular expressions in the Microsoft .NET Framework applications with some examples in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and JScript.
New Classes in the .NET Framework 3.5
With the release of the new Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 there are a lot of new features to learn. In this session, we take a high-level look at the myriad new classes and show what some of them can do for you today. You can find the slide deck and demo files here for your learning pleasure :)
Overview of New Features in Visual Studio 2008
In this webcast, we discuss some of the key new features that make the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 development system great! Join this high-level overview of the product as we focus on the philosophy behind the new features and demonstrate how they compare to Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. Grab the slides and demos too.
Overview of New Designers in Visual Studio 2008
In this session, we take a deeper look at some of the key new features in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 development system. In this lesson, we look at the many new designers that come with the product. Designers are the key to Rapid Application Development and here we illustrate how to accelerate your coding efforts. Sample code and links can be found here.
Overview of New Tools in Visual Studio 2008
Join us as we take a look at the new tools that come with the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 development system and explain how they can impact your world. Often, we do not have time to explore just what a great tool Visual Studio 2008 is. Much like the Microsoft Office products, we tend to only use a small percentage of what is available. In this session, we look at some of the key tools and describe why they are important to you. Get your files here...or else!
Overview of New Features for Windows Applications
Are you a Windows application developer? Then this session is for you! Here we take a fresh look at how the functionality in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 development system empowers Windows developers and helps them create better applications. Files, decks, lions, tigers, and bears here...
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Tools in Visual Studio 2008
What is the big deal with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) anyway? Here we take a brief look at why WPF is cool and how Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 makes writing WPF apps even cooler. So grab the beverage of your choice and let's hang out with WPF. Grab the links and slides.
2007 Office System Interoperability with Visual Studio 2008
Like the 2007 Microsoft Office system? Like Microsoft Visual Studio 2008? Well, just like chocolate and peanut butter, we blend the two together to show you the creamy richness of Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO). You have heard about it and seen it in grainy videos (just like Bigfoot), but now you can experience it all for yourself. Come join the fun! Make sure to get the slides, demo scripts, and compelted projects!
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Tools in Visual Studio 2008
What is the big deal with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) anyway? Here we take a brief look at why WCF is cool and how Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 makes writing WCF applications even cooler. Let's sit by the virtual seashore and bask in the glow of great WCF tools! Deck and stuff here... Also, I borked the last example which was doing a start-to-finish WCF implementation in IIS 7 and WAS so here is the link for instructions on how to do this: http://blogs.msdn.com/zainnab/archive/2008/04/30/creating-configuring-and-consuming-a-wcf-service-in-iis-7.aspx enjoy!
LINQ Features in Visual Studio 2008
Think you have heard all there is to know about Microsoft .NET Language-Integrated Query (LINQ)? Think again! In this webcast, we dazzle and amaze you with our staggering array of wondrous tools to make your LINQ experience a memorable one! Get the deck and other goodies here...
Database Features in Visual Studio 2008
Like working with data? The Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 development system comes with many new and improved data tools. Who could say no to those cute little controls? Join this webcast for the ultimate database tools experience that you can have without a laser light show! Decks, projects, and bears--oh my...
Workflow Foundation Tools in Visual Studio 2008
What is the big deal with Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) anyway? Here we take a brief look at why WF is cool and how Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 makes writing WF applications even cooler. So put down that copy of MSDN Magazine for a little while and let's see some real excitement with workflow! Step right up and get your slides, links, and files here!
Overview of New Features for Web Applications
Love the Web. Be the Web. You can become the Zen master of Web development with the awesome new tools in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 development system. Join us as we take you on a tour of the great stuff for Web developers. Get your extra goodies here...
AJAX Support in Visual Studio 2008
Creating Add-Ins with Visual Studio 2008
This unsung hero of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 can literally save you hours of time and energy. Seldom understood, the Add-In is the best way to extend Visual Studio and customize it to fit your needs. Here we examine just how to create an Add-In, and why you would want to in the first place. Got Files?
MSDN Webcast: Running Tests with Visual Studio 2008
Have you never run a unit test? Does testing strike fear into your heart? Well fear not as we explore the wonder and glory that is testing in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. Learn the how, when, where, and why of testing. Armed with this newfound knowledge you will be able to amaze your friends with your testing prowess. Get your extras here!
New Features for Devices in Visual Studio 2008
Coding for mobile devices? Dig the emulators? Then join us for a tour of the new features for device development in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. We take a look at the many improvements that have been made to enhance the device development experience. Files/Slides/Crack/Stuff here.
Using Windows PowerShell with Visual Studio 2008
Windows PowerShell is arguably one of the coolest things to happen to developers and administrators alike. Harness the power of the Microsoft .NET Framework from the command line and learn how to write scripts in no time at all. With Windows PowerShell, we leverage your current .NET Framework experience to turn you into one heck of a good scripter. Here is an extra example that shows how to call a PowerShell script from your code. Resources are here. I swear, no kidding.
New Features in SQL Server 2008 for Developers
See what you can expect from out latest and greatest relational database management system release. With Microsoft SQL Server 2008, you can leverage your Microsoft .NET Framework skills in new and interesting ways. Intrigued? Then join us! Files/Slides...
New Features in Windows Server 2008 for Developers
Wondering what you can get out of the Windows Server 2008 operating system? Hearing good things about the operating system, but want to see for yourself? Come with us on a journey of discovery as we plumb the depths of developing with our latest flagship product. Find the mystery files here.
Using the Command Line in Visual Studio 2008
Who says the command line is dead? Become the first on your block to go "old school" and master the command line operations of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. Learn how to compile with ease and understand all the myriad switches that confuse everyone. Join us for some text goodness. Resources here.
New Features in Visual Studio Team System Code Name "Rosario"
It's time to look at what Microsoft Visual Studio Team System code name "Rosario" has to offer. If you are new to Team System then this session is for you! Join us as we take a high-level look at what all the excitement is all about, and how you can leverage this wonderful product in your environment. Get extras here.
Web Application Projects vs. Web Site Projects in Visual Studio 2008
In this webcast, by request, we examine the differences between Web application projects and Web site projects in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. We focus specifically on the reasons you would choose one over the other and explain how to make informed decisions when creating a Web solution. Come and see this death-defying cage match! Stuff here.