Learning Resources

Web Development – ASP.NET / ASP.NET AJAX

Community Sites/ Learning Centers

· www.asp.net

· www.asp.net/ajax

Software and Download Centers

· Visual Web Developer Express 2008 Beta 2 – Web Edition

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/hi-in/express/future/bb421473.aspx

· Visual Web Developer Express 2005

http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/7/3/7737290f-98e8-45bf-9075-85cc6ae34bf1/vs80sp1-kb926751-x86-intl.exe

· .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d2f74873-c796-4e60-91c8-f0ef809b09ee

· .NET Framework 3.0

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=10CC340B-F857-4A14-83F5-25634C3BF043&displaylang=en

· .NET Framework 2.0

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0856EACB-4362-4B0D-8EDD-AAB15C5E04F5&displaylang=en

· ASP.NET AJAX

http://www.asp.net/ajax/downloads/

· ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit

http://www.codeplex.com/AtlasControlToolkit/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=4923

· ASP.NET “Futures”

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A5189BCB-EF81-4C12-9733-E294D13A58E6&displaylang=en

Tutorials

· ASP.NET AJAX Tutorials http://asp.net/ajax/documentation/live/

· ASP.NET Tutorials http://quickstarts.asp.net/QuickStartv20/aspnet/Default.aspx

Videos

· ASP.NET AJAX Videos http://asp.net/learn/ajax-videos/

· ASP.NET Videos http://asp.net/learn/videos/

Webcasts

· What is new in Visual Studio 2008 for Web Developers

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-IN&EventID=1032349244&CountryCode=IN&IsRedirect=false

· ASP.NET “Futures” – a peep into what is coming up in vNext

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-IN&EventID=1032349241&CountryCode=IN&IsRedirect=false

· Advanced ASP.NET AJAX

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-IN&EventID=1032349239&CountryCode=IN&IsRedirect=false

· AJAX Enabling your ASP.NET 2.0 Applications Tips and Tricks

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-IN&EventID=1032349237&CountryCode=IN&IsRedirect=false

· ASP.NET 2.0 Deployment - Tips and Tricks

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-IN&EventID=1032349234&CountryCode=IN&IsRedirect=false

· ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-IN&EventID=1032339977&CountryCode=IN&IsRedirect=false

· Exploring ASP.NET AJAX – Part II

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-IN&EventID=1032339979&CountryCode=IN&IsRedirect=false

Virtual Classrooms

· Chapter 1: Introduction to ASP.NET AJAX https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-IN&EventID=1032342447&CountryCode=IN&IsRedirect=false

· Chapter 2: Microsoft AJAX Library

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-IN&EventID=1032342449&CountryCode=IN&IsRedirect=false

· Chapter 3: ASP.NET AJAX Extensions

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-IN&EventID=1032342453&CountryCode=IN&IsRedirect=false

· Chapter 4: ASP.NET AJAX Extensibility

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-IN&EventID=1032342455&CountryCode=IN&IsRedirect=false

· Chapter 5: AJAX Control Toolkit

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-IN&EventID=1032342458&CountryCode=IN&IsRedirect=false

           

Technical Support/Blogs

· http://forums.asp.net

· http://www.asp.net

· http://www.asp.net/learn

· http://www.asp.net/community/

· http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu

· http://blogs.msdn.com/webdevtools/

· http://geekswithblogs.net/ranganh

Samples/SDK

· http://quickstarts.asp.net/QuickStartv20/default.aspx

· http://www.asp.net/get-started/

· http://www.asp.net

Silverlight and Expression

Webcasts

· https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-IN&EventID=1032339986&CountryCode=IN&IsRedirect=false

· https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-IN&EventID=1032339984&CountryCode=IN&IsRedirect=false

· https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-IN&EventID=1032339982&CountryCode=IN&IsRedirect=false

Websites

· Silverlight on Microsoft.com: www.microsoft.com/silverlight

· Silverlight Community Site: www.silverlight.net

· Silverlight MSDN Developer Center: http://msdn.microsoft.com/silverlight

· Microsoft Expression: http://www.microsoft.com/expression

Silverlight Tutorials

· http://silverlightrocks.com/community/blogs/silverlight_games_101/default.aspx

· http://www.nibblestutorials.net

· http://adoguy.com/silverlight/

· http://weblogs.asp.net/mschwarz/archive/2007/06/06/silverlight-tutorials.aspx

· http://www.wynapse.com/Silverlight_Tutorials.aspx

· http://aspalliance.com/articles/LearnSilverlight.aspx

Silverlight and Blend Videos

· http://silverlight.net/learn/learnvideos.aspx

· https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=38&TagID=209

· https://channel9.msdn.com/tags/Expression

· https://channel9.msdn.com/tags/Silverlight

Blogs

· Silverlight.net Aggregated Blog: http://silverlight.net/blogs/microsoft/rss.aspx

· Silverlight News: http://silverlight.net/blogs/microsoft/rss.aspx

· Scott Guthrie – http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu

· Mike Harsh – http://blogs.msdn.com/mharsh

· Tim Sneath – http://blogs.msdn.com/tims

· Nick Kramer – http://blogs.msdn.com/nickkramer

· Ashish Shetty – http://nerddawg.blogspot.com

· Vivek Dalvi – http://vivekdalvi.wordpress.com

· Joe Stegman – http://blogs.msdn.com/jstegman

· Janakiram MSV – http://www.janakiramm.net/blog

· Pandurang Nayak – http://www.thinkingMS.com/pandurang

Newsgroups and Forums

· Silverlight.net Forums www.silverlight.net/forums

· Silverlight MSDN Forums http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/default.aspx?ForumGroupID=318&SiteID=1

· Learn Expression Forums

http://forums.learnexpression.com/

· Expression Newsgroup

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.expression.discussion&cat=&lang=en&cr=US

· Expression Blend Newsgroup

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.expression.interactivedesigner&cat=en_US_5247A136-A420-80AA-EB1D-D7109FC029B4&lang=en&cr=US

· Expression Design Newsgroup

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.expression.graphicdesigner&cat=&lang=en&cr=US

· Expression Media Newsgroup

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.expression.media&cat=&lang=en&cr=US

· Expression Encoder Newsgroup

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.expression.mediaencoder&cat=&lang=en&cr=US

· Expression Web Newsgroup

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.expression.webdesigner&cat=&lang=en&cr=US

Database Development - SQL Server

WebCasts

· 8-Part series of Webcasts over SQL Server Express Edition

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/hi-in/express/aa718391.aspx

· Using Service Broker in SQL Server 2005 Express Edition for Reliable Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Implementations (Level 300)

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/webcasteventdetails.aspx?eventid=1032271510&eventcategory=3&culture=en-us&countrycode=us

· Introducing SQL Server 2005 Express Edition: Your Smart Client Data Store (Level 200)

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/webcasteventdetails.aspx?eventid=1032271453&eventcategory=3&culture=en-us&countrycode=us

· TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (Level 200)

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032280289&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Internet Articles and Resources

· Downloading SQL Server Express Edition

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/hi-in/express/bb410792.aspx

· View SQL Server Express Edition Case Studies

http://members.microsoft.com/CustomerEvidence/search/AdvancedSearchResults.aspx?Flag=0&Keyword=sql%20server%202005%20express

· Upgrading from SQL Server 2005 Express Edition to Workgroup or Standard Editions

http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/8/B/E8B42814-6A0C-40EB-911F-E7ADEC87F5D5/UpgrExptoWkgStd.doc

· Installing SQL Server Express Edition

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143441.aspx

· Managing SQL Server Express Edition with Management Studio Express

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/mgsqlexpwssmse.mspx

· Building and shipping applications using SQL Server Express 2005? Register for SQL Server Express Edition Redistribution Rights

http://www.microsoft.com/sql/editions/express/redistregister.mspx

· SQL Server Express Developer Center

http://msdn.microsoft.com/sql/express

· SQL Server 2005 Express Edition User Instances

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb264564.aspx

· SQL Server Express Edition Comparison

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/hi-in/express/aa718379.aspx

· SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Overview

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms345154.aspx

· Installation Requirements for SQL Server Express

http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/1/0/f10c4f60-630e-4153-bd53-c3010e4c513b/RequirementsSQLEXP2005.htm

· Using the sqlcmd Utility (SQL Server Express)

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165702.aspx

· How to manage the SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000) or SQL Server 2005 Express Edition by using the osql utility

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325003

· Distributing SQL Server Express

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165639.aspx

· Reporting Services in SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms365166.aspx

· How to: Attach a Database File to SQL Server Express

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165673.aspx

· Walkthrough: Creating an Application by Using SQL Server Express and Visual Web Developer 2005 Express

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165732.aspx

· Replication in SQL Server Express

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165700.aspx

· Embedding SQL Server Express into Custom Applications

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Bb264562.aspx

· SQL Server Express Developer Infocenter

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165726.aspx

Videos and Starter Kits

·  Videos on SQL Server Express Edition (~20 Videos)

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165612.aspx

· SQL Server Express - 6 Starter Kits

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/hi-in/express/aa718396.aspx

· SQL Server Express - Sample Applications

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/hi-in/express/bb403187.aspx

Forums and Blogs

· SQL Server Express - MSDN Forums

http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=385&SiteID=1

· Hardware and Software Requirements (SQL Server Express)

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143680.aspx

· Blogs: SQL Server Express WebLog

http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlexpress

Support Articles

· How to verify and change the system administrator password in MSDE or SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322336

· How SQL Server 2005 Express Edition determines the CPU count and uses the CPUs during processing

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914278

· How to connect to an instance of SQL Server Desktop Edition or of SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319930

· How to detect the status of the SQL Server Express service or start the SQL Server Express service by using Visual Basic or Visual C#

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912426

· How to perform full-text search related tasks in SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916784

· How to configure SQL Server Agent to send job status notifications and alert notifications in SQL Server 2005 64-bit editions

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908360

Web Server – IIS7.0

Internet Resources and Blogs

· IIS – Homebase

http://www.iis.net/

· ScottGu on IIS 7.0

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/04/02/iis-7-0.aspx

· Blog: The new Configuration System in IIS 7

http://blogs.msdn.com/carlosag/archive/2006/04/25/IIS7ConfigurationSystem.aspx

· Bill's Blog - PM

http://blogs.iis.net/bills

· .NET Show: IIS 7.0

http://msdn.microsoft.com/theshow/episode.aspx?xml=theshow/en/episode056/manifest.xml

· IIS 7.0 Feature Reference

http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/582b556d-d404-4150-aa07-c5c0c750b6c81033.mspx

· IIS 7.0 FAQ

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/iis/iis7faq.mspx

· IIS 7.0 - Operations Guide

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/iis7/Ops/f2f280bf-47d4-45a6-8ad3-1a5235de61ca.mspx?mfr=true

Webcasts

· Webcast: Exploring the Future of Web Development and Management with Internet Information Services 7.0

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032299053&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

· IIS 7.0 End-to-End Overview of the New Web Application Server: http://www.iis.net/default.aspx?tabid=2&subtabid=23&i=1141

· Inside IIS 7.0 features

 http://www.iis.net/default.aspx?tabid=2&subtabid=26&i=1415

· Getting started with IIS 7.0

 http://www.iis.net/default.aspx?tabid=2&subtabid=26&i=1407

SDK’s and Hands on Labs

· IIS 7.0 – SDK

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/IIS_70_WebExtSDK/html/6c07a4d0-1bf0-45d3-8178-25df76e6740c.asp 

· Virtual Labs – IIS

http://virtuallabs.iis.net/

 

Internet Articles

· Root TechCenter for IIS 7.0

http://www.iis.net/default.aspx?tabid=2

· Installing IIS 7.0 on Vista

http://www.iis.net/articles/view.aspx/IIS7/Deploy-an-IIS7-Server/Installing-IIS7/Install-IIS7-on-Vista

· Logging UI for IIS 7.0 on Windows Vista

http://www.iis.net/downloads/default.aspx?tabid=34&g=6&i=1328

· FrontPage Server Extensions for IIS7

http://www.iis.net/downloads/default.aspx?tabid=34&g=6&i=1460

· FTP7 Server Beta (x86)

http://www.iis.net/downloads/default.aspx?tabid=34&g=6&i=1454

· FastCGI for IIS 5.1\6.0

http://www.iis.net/downloads/default.aspx?tabid=34&g=6&i=1300

· An Introduction to Windows PowerShell and IIS7

http://www.iis.net//articles/view.aspx/IIS7/Use-IIS7-Administration-Tools/Scripting-IIS7/An-Introduction-to-Windows-PowerShell-and-IIS7

· Overview of MWA & MWM for IIS7

http://www.iis.net/articles/view.aspx/IIS7/Extending-IIS7/Using-Microsoft-Web-Administration/Overview-of-MWA---MWM-for-IIS7

· Your Web Platform Security

http://www.iis.net/articles/view.aspx/IIS7/Explore-IIS7/Getting-Started/Your-Web-Platform-Security

· Changes between IIS6 and IIS7 Security

http://www.iis.net/articles/view.aspx/IIS7/Managing-IIS7/Configuring-Security/Changes-between-IIS6-and-IIS7-Security

· Using Encryption to Protect Passwords

http://www.iis.net/articles/view.aspx/IIS7/Managing-IIS7/Configuring-Security/Encrypting-Passwords-in-Configuration/Using-Encryption-to-Protect-Passwords

· Forms Authentication in IIS7

http://www.iis.net/articles/view.aspx/IIS7/Managing-IIS7/Configuring-Security/Forms-Authentication-in-IIS7

· An End-to-End Extensibility Example for IIS7 Developers

http://www.iis.net/articles/view.aspx/IIS7/Extending-IIS7/Getting-Started/An-End-to-End-Extensibility-Example-for-IIS7-Devel

· Deciphering the Tools of trade: A review of IIS Stress Testing Toolsets

http://www.iis.net/default.aspx?tabid=2&subtabid=26&i=5

· Overview of Runtime Status and Control Data and Objects (RSCA)

http://www.iis.net/articles/view.aspx/IIS7/Managing-IIS7/Diagnostics-in-IIS7/Inside-RSCA/Overview-of-Runtime-Status-and-Control-Data-and-Ob

· Writing PowerShell Command-lets for IIS7

http://www.iis.net//articles/view.aspx/IIS7/Use-IIS7-Administration-Tools/Scripting-IIS7/Writing-PowerShell-Command-lets-for-IIS7

· How to Add Tracing to IIS7 Managed Modules

http://www.iis.net/articles/view.aspx/IIS7/Extending-IIS7/Developing-a-Module-using--NET/How-to-Add-Tracing-to-IIS7-Managed-Modules

· How to Take Advantage of the IIS7 Integrated Pipeline

http://www.iis.net/articles/view.aspx/IIS7/Extending-IIS7/Getting-Started/How-to-Take-Advantage-of-the-IIS7-Integrated-Pipel

· Build a Custom IIS7 Server

http://www.iis.net//articles/view.aspx/IIS7/Deploy-an-IIS7-Server/Installing-IIS7/Build-a-Custom-IIS7-Server

· How to Use Locking in IIS7 Configuration

http://www.iis.net/articles/view.aspx/IIS7/Managing-IIS7/Delegation-in-IIS7/Delegating-Permission-in-Config/How-to-Use-Locking-in-IIS7-Configuration

· Deep Dive into IIS7 Configuration

http://www.iis.net/articles/view.aspx/IIS7/Use-IIS7-Administration-Tools/Using-XML-Configuration/Deep-Dive-into-IIS7-Configuration

· IIS - WMI Provider Reference

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa347459.aspx

· Maximizing IIS Performance

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/technologies/iis/maintain/optimize/perflink.mspx

· Serving the Web: Nine Tips to Enhance IIS Security

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2006/05/ServingTheWeb/default.aspx

· Monitoring and Troubleshooting Microsoft.com

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb735210.aspx

· Kerberos authentication for load balanced web sites

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/security/kerbnlb.mspx

Videos

· Video - HTTP.sys: Inside and Out

http://www.iis.net/default.aspx?tabid=2&subtabid=26&i=7

· Video - Using Granular Compression in IIS 6.0

http://www.iis.net/default.aspx?tabid=2&subtabid=26&i=8

· IIS 7.0 on Channel9

https://channel9.msdn.com/tags/IIS

 

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