ASP.NET 2.0 Tips and Tricks and ASP.NET, IIS7 and ASP.NET AJAX End to End Talks

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).


  • Grats... bet it feels good to get that over with. :D

  • When are you going to make it out to the middle of the states, ohhh lets say minnesota or south dakota. Would be great to hear someone with the expertise of yours. Take care and thanks for the tips.

  • wow, Scott do you plan to give a session in India any time. Wiating for your other posts on orcus and WPF/E

  • Hey Scott,

    Many thanks for coming to Belgium to speak !
    The sessions were great and we just loved all the new things you showed us ( did I just said the word LINQ ? ;) ).

  • Hi Scott,
    was great to see you present at WebDD, Reading, UK. Your talks were very informative as is your blog always, an excellent resource. Hope you enjoyed it too.



  • Thanks for coming to Reading. Very inspiring demos of current and future stuff. I made some notes if anyone wants to read about it.

  • Scott,

    Thanks for the presentations, great stuff. Apologies for the reserved British audience we were very wowed by the whole thing honest! :)

  • Great presentation and excellent walkthrough.
    Now my only problem is that I can't test the IIS 7 features without Vista. Are there no plans for IIS 7 for Win2k3 Server?

  • "the reserved British audience "
    Did you miss the scrum trying to get into Chicago 1? :-)

  • Hey Scott

    When are yu coming to Africa,say South Africa.
    I saw lots of wildlife pics yu took in Africa and just thot you cud have spent an hour or 2 speaking to developers in Africa after your safari tour.We would greatly appreciate that.

    There are also .net developers/programmers in Africa you know.Even your BOSS Bill has been here?.

  • Hi Florian,

    Unfortunately IIS7 only works on Windows Vista and Windows Longhorn Server I'm afraid. :-(



  • Hi Scott !!!
    thanks for sharing presentations and talks with us.....
    Why  don't you plan to give session here in India ... ,we programmers will be very happy to welcome you :)
    .. One amazing thing is , google has reported that search for keyword ".net" has highest hits in world from PUNE city (state Maharashtra , INDIA) :)

  • Hi Shekhar,

    I'd love to come to India and present someday. :-)

    I'm hoping I might visit the second half of the year. If so, I will definitely blog about it to let you know I'm coming.



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