Earlier this week I presented three breakout sessions at the ASP.NET Connections conference in Orlando. Below are the slides / demos for each of the talks I gave:
I'm in Orlando the next few days presenting at the spring ASP.NET Connections / DevConnections conference. There are about ~1500 people attending this week's conference, which is a great turnout for the spring show (the fall show is in Las Vegas each year in November, and had almost 5,000 people last year).
Here is a quick post on some great ASP.NET AJAX focused content that has been published recently:
The OpenAjax alliance is a group of vendors, open source projects and companies using AJAX that are focused on developing common AJAX standards and ensuring interoperability across different AJAX frameworks, tools and technologies. Joining the group will help ensure that the Microsoft AJAX Library and ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions integrate well with other AJAX frameworks and server technologies.
Last week I started the first in a series of blog posts I'll be making that cover some of the new VB and C# language features that are coming as part of the Visual Studio and .NET Framework "Orcas" release later this year.
Last week we shipped the March CTP of our Visual Studio and .NET Framework "Orcas" release. It is available as a free download by anyone, and can be downloaded as as both a VPC (allowing you to run it in a virtual machine) as well as a standalone setup install (note: if you are running Vista you want to make sure you only use the VPC version). You can download it here.
Occasionally I get to do cool non-traditional things as part of my job. Two weeks ago, I was the guest star in a fun "Red vs. Blue" Halo video produced by Rooster Teeth. You can watch it online here (it is 3 minutes in length).
One of the questions I am often asked is "How can I integrate ASP.NET security with Classic ASP other non-ASP.NET URLs?". Specifically, people want to know if they can integrate ASP.NET's Forms Authentication, Role Based Security, and URL Authorization features with Classic ASP, PHP, JSP, .HTM, .JPG and other non-ASP.NET URLs.
Today on the www.asp.net site we posted a great new "How Do I?" video series focused on SQL Server 2005 Express (which you can download and use completely for free).
The series features 13 professional videos that start at the very beginning and then explore designing tables/schemas, using data types, creating SPROCs, using reporting services and the business intelligence engine, enabling full text search across your data, and more (I'm guessing even most devs with a lot of data experience might learn some new things from the reporting services and full text search videos):
You can download or watch the the SQL Training videos online for free here.
In case you missed my posts on uploading a SQL Express or SQL Server Database into a remote hosting environment, I also highly recommend going back and reading these two posts:
- Recipe: Deploying a SQL Database to a Remote Hosting Environment (Part 1)
- Tip/Trick: How to upload a .SQL file to a Hoster and Execute it to Deploy a SQL Database
Earlier this summer I also posted a popular blog post topic that provides 100s of sample database schemas you can download and use within your applications:
And finally (and perhaps most importantly), make sure to check out Scott Mitchell's awesome ASP.NET Data Tutorials here (there are more than 50 fantastic tutorials all in VB and C# for common data scenarios in ASP.NET):
Hope this helps,