I had a great time presenting for a few hours to the North Dallas .NET User Group this past Thursday. I covered two topics:
ASP.NET 2.0 Tips and Tricks
This talk covered ASP.NET UI, AJAX, Caching and Deployment Tips and Tricks, and Visual Studio 2005 tips/tricks. Click here to download the slides+demos for this talk.
You can learn more about the Visual Studio build performance optimization suggestions by reading this past post of mine on improving build performance. You can also find several dozen more ASP.NET and Visual Studio Tips/Tricks of mine by browsing my past blog posts marked with the "Tips and Tricks" tag.
Building Data Driven Web Applications using LINQ
This talk provided an overview of the cool new LINQ technology that is shipping next year, and demonstrated some of the dramatic productivity improvements it will bring for ASP.NET. Click here to download the slides+demos for this talk.
You can learn more about LINQ and how to use it with ASP.NET by reviewing some of my past LINQ posts. Here are a few in particular worth reviewing:
Thanks again to everyone who attended my talks - I really had a great time and hope you did too! I'd also like to give a huge special thanks to Scott Dockendorf and Rob Howard for inviting and hosting me.