ASP.NET 2.0 and VS 2005 Web Cast

I filmed a webcast at MS Studios about a month ago where I walked through ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 in depth (some slides -- but mostly demos).  The quality of the recording (especially the demos) is pretty good.

You can watch it online by following one of these two links:

-- 300k Bandwidth Version

-- 100k Bandwidth Version

Note that you can download the slides+demos from the talk on my website at:  The SDWest event on the talks.aspx page is basically the same as what was walked through during the video.

Hope you enjoy,




  • I cannot view the demo's the screen is black - is there some IE setting that I need to change to view this? I can see the slides fine, it's just when the demo triggers in a new window the audio is great but the screen is constantly black

  • is there a place from which we can download the video in non-streaming format, for viewing offline?

  • Hi Scott,

    I am curious to know how much is planned to change between now (beta2) and the actual final relase (besides any potential bug fixes)?

    Basically, if i create a funky app in beta2 should i expect it to work in the final release?

    Thanks in advance,

    Andrew K


    Thanks for the massive improvments upon 1.1 (vs03) and when/how can we find out about ocra(the next version of vs)?

  • Hi Andrew,

    There won't be too many changes -- although there might be a few minor tweaks. We will have a whitepaper, though, that details any changes that happen.

    Hope this helps,


  • Hi Scott,

    Thanks a bunch for a very good webcast and good reference showing the features of .NET 2.0. Amazing how Visual Studio speed and performance has come along to make it a useful tool.

    Steve Schofield

  • Scott, great demo. Can you explain what the difference would be between using your pre-built AuthorsDB.cs DAL and Author.cs/Publisher.cs BLL and using the new dataset designer? Would they have yielded similar functional results? Was just curious why the new dataset designer didn't figure into the demo in any way. Had you used the new dataset designer, would it still have been considered "Object" data binding? Thanks for clearing up this one confusing I had while watching. Take care.

  • Hi Steve,

    I think the built-in dataset designer would make it easy to build the data access layer. The object model it creates still doesn't feel like a business layer though to me (it still surfaces concepts like DataSets, etc).

    What I could have done in the demo was build the DAL using the Dataset designer (replacing the authorsdb.cs file), then built the BLL to go against it.

    Hope this helps,


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