Geek Speak: Houston Live MSDN Event 5-19-05

Theater - Edwards Houston Marq*e Stadium 23
7620 Katy Freeway
Houston ,  TEXAS 77024

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Session #1: Web Services Unleashed

Join us as we explore the power of web services from the perspective of a .NET developer. We’ll start with the industry standards that support web services, like SOAP and WSDL, and the tools in Visual Studio .NET 2003 that enable working with web services with ease. Next, we’ll see examples of web service usage in a distributed architecture and ensure that it’s done securely. Finally, we’ll consider web services in a heterogeneous environment, utilizing Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 2.0 to address security requirements using powerful standards like WS-Security.

Session #2: Universal Data Access with SQL Server 2005

In this session, we'll explore alternative data access techniques in SQL Server 2005. We’ll introduce HTTP endpoints, which bring Web Service access directly to the database level. We’ll also show you how to access Reporting Services from both ASP.NET and WinForms applications, as well as the new features of Reporting Services in SQL Server 2005.

Session #3: Publishing Applications Using ClickOnce

In this session, we’ll look at the basics of publishing an application with ClickOnce, and the role of the deployment and application manifests. These manifests are the heart and soul of ClickOnce and allow developers to describe what components an application may need, an application’s required security permissions, and any digital signatures that identify the application and publisher. We'll explore more deeply how ClickOnce leverages the powerful security infrastructure built into the .NET Framework to ease the security-related headaches of deployment. Finally, we'll show you how to use the ClickOnce API to incorporate on-demand download and custom updating capabilities in your applications