Upcoming Microsoft Developer Webcasts: WCF, WF, Linq, AJAX, IIS 7.0, MS Sync Framework

Here is a list of the upcoming live developer webcasts for the week of April 14th.

MSDN Webcast: Windows Communication Foundation Tools in Visual Studio 2008 (Level 200)

What is the big deal with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) anyway? Here we take a brief look at why WCF is cool and how Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 makes writing WCF applications even cooler. Let's sit by the virtual seashore and bask in the glow of great WCF tools! Presenter: Zain Naboulsi, Developer Evangelist.

4/14/2008 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 4/14/2008 2:30 PM | Duration:90 Minutes

MSDN Webcast: Introduction to ASP.NET AJAX (Level 100)

Join this session to learn how to you can use Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX to build a richer, more responsive user experience. Topics include partial rendering, Web services, structured scripting, and integration with Microsoft Silverlight. Presenter:Dave Bost, Developer Evangelist

4/15/2008 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time | Duration: 60 Minutes

MSDN Webcast: Workflow Foundation Tools in Visual Studio 2008 (Level 200)

What is the big deal with Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) anyway? Here we take a brief look at why WF is cool and how Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 makes writing WF applications even cooler. So put down that copy of MSDN Magazine for a little while and let's see some real excitement with workflow! Presenter:Zain Naboulsi, Developer Evangelist

4/15/2008 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time | Duration: 90 Minutes

MSDN Webcast: IIS 7.0 in Windows Server 2008 for Developers (Level 200)

In this webcast, we look at the new architecture and features that make Web applications developed with Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 really sing. We cover the basics of configuration and deployment changes, and also show you how to secure Web applications whether they are developed on Microsoft ASP.NET or not. Finally, we look at extending the functionality with custom handlers and modules. Presenter:Mike Benkovich, Developer Evangelist

4/16/2008 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)| Duration: 60 Minutes

MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: Inside LINQ to XML with Paul Sheriff (Level 200)

In this episode of geekSpeak, Microsoft Regional Director Paul Sheriff explains how to put LINQ to XML to work in your applications. Guest Presenters:Paul Sheriff, President, PDSA, Inc. He has authored several books, webcasts, videos, and articles on the Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft SQL Server, and Windows SharePoint Services.

4/16/2008 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time | Duration: 60 Minutes

MSDN Webcast: LINQ Features in Visual Studio 2008 (Level 200)

Think you have heard all there is to know about Microsoft .NET Language-Integrated Query (LINQ)? Think again! In this webcast, we dazzle and amaze you with our staggering array of wondrous tools to make your LINQ experience a memorable one! Presenter:: Zain Naboulsi, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft CorporationTechnology is useless if it does not serve a clear purpose. That's Zain's philosophy. In fact, showing people how technology can make their lives better delivers his greatest on-the-job thrills. Zain has more than 12 years of experience in software development and has taught a wide range of advanced technologies to thousands of students in more than 5,000 presentations He has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1995 and holds all major Microsoft certifications, plus credentials from Cisco, Checkpoint, and CompTIA. Lately, he has been focused on the OO programming languages and developing his extensive knowledge of Microsoft .NET Framework technologies. When not behind the podium, Zain is polishing his gaming chops and hoping that someone will hire him as a professional video game player. You can also find him sneaking off to eat Dairy Queen Blizzards whenever he is on the road. Just don't tell his wife. View other sessions from: Visual Studio 2008: Develop at Light Speed on the Latest Platforms.If you have questions or feedback, contact us. Zain Naboulsi, Developer Evangelist

4/16/2008 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time | Duration: 90 Minutes

 

MSDN Webcast: Offline Data Synchronization with the Microsoft Sync Framework (Level 100)

In this webcast, we give an overview of the Microsoft Sync Framework and describe its key components that enable any data store to exchange information. We examine the built-in synchronization providers, Sync Services for ADO.NET, Sync Services for File Systems, and Sync Services for FeedSync, in addition to explaining how to implement custom synchronization providers for custom data sources. Lastly, we take a look at an example of using the Microsoft Sync Framework along with the new Microsoft SQL Server Data Services to provide synchronization capabilities across multiple applications, like Microsoft Office Access and Outlook. Presenter:Lindsay Rutter, Developer Evangelist

4/17/2008 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time | Duration: 60 Minutes

MSDN Webcast: Database Features in Visual Studio 2008 (Level 200)

Like working with data? The Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 development system comes with many new and improved data tools. Who could say no to those cute little controls? Join this webcast for the ultimate database tools experience that you can have without a laser light show! Presenter:Zain Naboulsi, Developer Evangelist

4/17/2008 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time | Duration: 90 Minutes

MSDN Webcast: ClickOnce with Visual Studio 2008 (Level 200)

Does ClickOnce mystify you? In this presentation, learn to publish Windows-based applications to a Web server or network file share for simplified installation. Let's talk about ClickOnce and how it can make your life easier! Presenter: Zain Naboulsi, Developer Evangelist

4/18/2008 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time | Duration: 90 Minutes

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Scott Lum