An Introduction to the ADO.NET Entity Framework and Data Services

Most .NET database applications out there use ADO.NET to access and manipulate data, and most of them have a data-access layer built on top of ADO.NET to abstract out many of the details related to data-access that can get in the way of business logic. In this session we'll introduce the ADO.NET Entity Framework, a high-level data library that pushes up the level of abstraction application developers need to work at when dealing with data in databases. We’ll also show how data can be exposed using ADO.NET Data Services and how great integration with LINQ (Language Integrated Query) brings new levels of productivity to the data-access development space.

Architecting for Multi-Core

The free lunch is over, applications don’t get a massive performance boost as new CPUs arrive. In order to take advantage of the increased power, applications need to be architected to take advantage of the multiple cores, this requires a shift in the thinking and techniques we employ. This talk will introduce a brief history on the advent of multi-core, its implication on software development, and using Microsoft’s Parallel Framework Extensions, to be included as part of .NET 4.0.

Developing for Windows 7

Windows 7 brings a wealth of new developer technologies to the market that not only a native C/C++ application can easily leverage but also .NET managed code applications. Learn what Microsoft provides for .NET developers to create great applications for Windows 7. Join us as we explorer Windows 7 features such as Taskbar improvements and Jump Lists, along with managed code for implementing some of the new functionality it provides.

Developing PHP Applications on Microsoft Platform

Support for PHP has been radically improved with the new FastCGI support in IIS7 (and above). In this session, you will see what improvements were made in the Microsoft Web platform to make it a fist-class citizen for PHP applications. We will cover tools for PHP development, deployment options as well as integration options with other Microsoft technologies.

Introducing New Features in WPF 4

WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) is one of the core components of the .NET Framework, and enables developers to build rich, differentiated Windows client applications. WPF 4 includes major productivity, performance and capability improvements – in particular in the areas of Controls, XAML, Text, Graphics, Windows 7 integration (multi touch, taskbar integration, etc), Core Fundamentals, and Deployment. In this session we shall take a closer look at these new features and see some of them in action.

Silverlight 3: What’s In It for Developers

This session provides an overall tour of all the features provided in Silverlight 3 and gives a complete picture of how to take advantage of these features individually or completely.

Team Development Enchantments in Visual Studio 2010

With the new version of Visual Studio, Microsoft has also one-upped their ALM offering, both on the server as well as on the client. During this session, you will be able to see many new improvements in Visual Studio line-up, starting with the new UML-based architecture tools for better visualization of your code, over new options for empowering developers to make their application more robust, such as IntelliTrace and testing improvements, to the testing tools that should provide a valuable addition to a team's arsenal to solve everyday issues and explore new ways to develop their solutions. At the end, we will look at the integration component of the entire ALM cycle, new version of Team Foundation Server.

Visual Studio 2010, What’s New for Coders!

VS 2010 and .NET 4 are the next major releases of Microsoft's developer tools and framework. Together they contain a ton of new functionality and improvements that we think you’ll really like, and which make building applications of all types easier, faster and better. The improvements range from nice small tweaks to major, major enhancements - and can be found across the .NET Framework, the languages, and the IDE.

Web Developer Reloaded!

In this session we will see how Visual Studio 10 and the .NET Framework 4.0 offer compelling new functionality for web developers. We’ll be specifically focusing on ASP.NET WebForms 4.0, and what enhancements it offers. We’ll be diving into the new client ID feature being introduced and see how it can be leveraged in web applications that have a high-reliance on client-centric development. Other Web Forms enhancements will be covered such as Dynamic Data and Web tooling enhancements such as Code Snippet support for both HTML and JavaScript as well as the dynamic JavaScript IntelliSense.

What’s new in Cloud Services?

Have you been keeping track of the Cloud Computing, Cloud Services topics and Microsoft Windows Azure platform? If you are not 100% sure on how to answer the question, then this is the session for you.
We will cover new functionalities and capabilities of Windows Azure platform, including Windows Azure, Windows AppFabric and SQL Azure and work through some demos on how to develop modern S+S solutions that will span local software and cloud services with the help of .NET framework and Visual Studio 2010!

What’s New in VC++

Visual Studio 2010 provides significant improvements for the C++ developer. This session will demonstrate the new features added for C++ developers in VS2010. Watch how to use MFC to create great Windows 7 applications. Explore the new additions to the compiler for C++0x support. Learn more about using the new IDE features to be more productive while editing and browsing source code. See how to maintaining your build system using the new MSBuild support. Get the opportunity to ask all the questions you wanted about Visual C++!

What’s new in Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 provides an extensive number of new features. The completely rewritten, WPF based editor comes with features like better multi-monitor support, quick search, code-focused development, layers and many more. Enhancements like JavaScript tooling, HTML snippets and integrated web deployment will boost your web development productivity. Additionally, it provides full Windows 7 support in C++, among parallel computing support and updated MFC.
On the session we will cover these and many more new to VS 2010 features, with brief demo on some of them.

What’s Windows Identity Foundation?

In the last year Microsoft established itself as a thought leader in the Identity & Access space and with the upcoming release of the »Geneva« line of products applications will finally be able to use all the benefits of the new approach and features.
On this session key concepts of Claims Based access model and its seamless integration into .NET Framework will be discussed. You will also hear how Windows Identity Foundation helps you control every aspect of authentication, authorization, and identity-driven application behavior, which will be supported by some code demos as well.