I've finished my whirlwind speaking tour of Europe (Belgium, UK and Netherlands in less than one week), and was fortunate to have had the chance to present to several hundred people along the way. Many thanks to everyone who came out to attend my talks!
Here are the first two slide decks + samples from the talks I gave:
ASP.NET Tips and Tricks:
This talk covered ASP.NET UI, AJAX, Caching and Deployment Tips and Tricks, and Visual Studio 2005 tips/tricks. The samples include updated versions of ASP.NET AJAX that all work with ASP.NET AJAX 1.0. You can download the slides+samples here.
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 on my Tips and Tricks summary page.
Building an End-to-end Web Application from scratch using ASP.NET 2.0, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7 and Visual Studio:
This talk walked through building a rich data-driven application from scratch using ASP.NET 2.0, ASP.NET AJAX 1.0, IIS7 and Visual Studio (all of which are now officially shipping products). You can download the deck + completed sample here.
Feb 7th Update: In my origional posting I forgot to include the slide deck for the end-to-end talk in the .zip file download. I just updated it to include it. Sorry about that!
This talk demonstrates the following features: IIS7 distributed configuration, Master Pages, Building a DAL using DataSets, Building Data Driven Edit Pages, Building Catalogue Browsing Pages, Site Navigation, Url Rewriting, Site Navigation, CSS Control Adapters, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit, Membership/Roles, IIS7 Admin UI, SQL Cache Invalidation, and WebPart portal support.
Hope this helps,
P.S. I'll be posting more slides+samples from my other talks in the days ahead (including my Orcas and WPF/E talks).