Developer Webcasts This Week - WCF, SharePoint, Silverlight, Workflow, Office Communicator

Here are some of the upcoming developer webcasts for this week:

Introduction to SharePoint Products and Technologies for .NET Developers: Custom Content Types (Level 200)

In this webcast, we show how to create a custom content type and explain how to associate an event handler with the new content type to do data validation. Content types define what documents or other content types are used in SharePoint Products and Technologies document libraries. Content types can have several aspects associated with them, including custom menus and custom processing. Presenter: Robert L. Bogue, Microsoft MVP for SharePoint Server, Thor Projects LLC

6/18/2008 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) | Duration: 60 Minutes

Beyond the Endpoints with Windows Communication Foundation with Juval Lowy (Level 100)

In this webcast, we describe the power and productivity of WCF and demonstrate how it is a “better .NET Framework.” We focus on the key system features of WCF so you can make educated decisions on aligning your product road map with WCF and assess the advantages of using WCF. We begin the webcast with a brief overview of WCF and the WCF architecture, and then we demonstrate data contract tolerance, instance management, transaction propagation, automatic synchronization, queued calls, and automatic security. Presenter: Juval Lowy, Principal and Software Architect, IDesign

6/18/2008 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time | Duration: 90 Minutes

Look What You Can Do with Silverlight 2 (Part 2 of 6): WPF UI Framework Continued (Level 200)

In the second part of this webcast series, we continue our investigation of the Microsoft Silverlight 2 Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) UI framework. We discuss data-binding support and the ability to customize the appearance of your controls with the templating and skinning model in Silverlight 2. Learn how data-binding support in Silverlight 2 enables you to bind UI elements to business objects for rich data scenarios with model, view, and container separation. Presenter: Lindsay Rutter, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

6/18/2008 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time | Duration: 60 Minutes

geekSpeak: Workflow Services in .NET 3.5 with Jon Flanders (Level 200)

In this installment of geekSpeak, Jon Flanders from Pluralsight introduces you to workflow services , and he describes how workflow services unites WCF and WF and provides great new features for building solutions. Guest Presenter: Jon Flanders, Consultant, Pluralsight

6/18/2008 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time | Duration: 60 Minutes

Behind the Scenes with Communications Server 2007, Communicator 2007, and Exchange Server 2007 (Level 300)

We examine the server infrastructure of Office Communications Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2007 and explain how to integrate those servers into your infrastructure. We discuss security, transport, and messaging to implement common developer scenarios. We also provide an overview of session initiation protocol (SIP) for UC development and explore how common principles like presence publication/subscription are applied in your solution. Take a look "under the hood" of UC and get everything you need to start creating killer applications with communication! Presenter: Chris Mayo, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

6/19/2008 10:00 AM -11:00 AM Pacific Time | Duration: 60 Minutes

It's All About Tools (Part 2 of 3) (Level 200)

Do you ever feel inundated with developer tools? Do you feel you are missing something that could make your life easier as a developer by being a power user? There are so many tools available to choose from and it keeps getting tougher to keep up with them. Tool familiarity continues to be one of the top developer challenges. In this series of webcasts, Microsoft developer evangelists Russ Fustino and Joe Healy and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Stan Schultes discuss and demonstrate their favorite developer tools. There is something here for everyone, from beginners to experts. In this second webcast of the series, we discuss and demonstrate Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Tools for the Microsoft Office system, Microsoft Popfly, Line Services Tool Bar, Windows Live SkyDrive, Windows Live ID with CardSpace, and Tafiti. We include scripts for the demos, so you can recreate our demos at home. Presenters: Russ Fustino, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation, and Stan Schultes, Systems Architect and Developer, Microsoft Corporation

6/19/2008 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time | Duration: 60 Minutes


MSDN Webcast: Demystifying Office Business Applications for the Business Analyst (Level 100)

This webcast provides an introductory look at what Office Business Applications (OBAs) are, specifically focusing on the what, why, and, at a high level, the how. This webcast is appropriate for those business people and technologists who are looking to learn the fundamental business and technical value of OBAs to not only understand how you might implement them in your environment, but also how you can talk to your customers about them as well. Presenter: Steve Fox, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

6/20/2008 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time | Duration: 60 Minutes

Look What You Can Do with Silverlight 2 (Part 3 of 6): Introducing Deep Zoom (Level 200)

The Deep Zoom feature in Microsoft Silverlight 2, which is based on SeaDragon technology from Microsoft Research, allows users to easily and cleanly navigate through very large images and only download the portions of the images needed. In this third part of our Silverlight 2 webcast series, we take an in-depth look at Deep Zoom. We discuss the considerations that you must make when working with large images and we explain how Silverlight 2, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, and Microsoft Expression Blend enable you to implement Deep Zoom in applications easily. Presenter: Lindsay Rutter, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

6/20/2008 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time | Duration:60 Minutes

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