We would like to invite the technologists - developers, IT professionals and technical decision makers in your organization to the following webcast series during the month of November 2006. These Webcasts will be delivered by seasoned developers with experience in the Public Sector. We invite you to seize the opportunity to acquaint yourself with the exciting new technologies in the comfort of your own environments.

 

Schedule

Overview of Visual Studio Team System

Summary: This 60 minute presentation will provide an overview of the Visual Studio Team System for Business Decision Makers in the Government and Education sectors.

Date & Time: November 1, 2006, 14:00-15:00 Eastern Time

Registration: Please register here to attend this webcast

 

Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation

Summary: Windows Workflow is one of the cornerstone technologies in .NET 3.0.  This 60 minute introduction will focus on the basics of “How to” (demonstration) build Workflow into .NET solutions, with a little bit of “What is” (PowerPoint) Workflow at the beginning.  Windows Workflow supports a lot more than your traditional "Document Workflow" scenarios and can be a great way for Customers/Analysts along with Developers to visualize the Business Process as it is converted to Software.  Think Visio for visualization of the business process, but the shapes actually hold executable code.

Date & Time: November 2, 2006, 11:00-12:00 Eastern Time

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Securing Enterprise Service Communications with .NET 3.0 (WCF)

Summary: If you've built Web Services or other "Service Oriented" Solutions and wondered how easy it would be to build Security into the Service, then this presentation is for you. The presentation will focus on how securing communications between Client Applications and Enterprise Services.  Although some time will be spent discussing/demonstrating how to do this over the more traditional Secure Sockets (SSL), the bulk of the presentation will demonstrate the ease with which far more sophisticated Message-based Encryption can be achieved. The presentation will also delve into the topic of how to ensure that your service can only be accessed by those who you deem appropriate (Authentication/Authorization).

Date & Time: November 7, 2006, 11:00-12:00 Eastern Time

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Understanding the Cost Model for Developers

Summary: One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is defining the real cost per developer. This presentation walks you through the processes and steps required to examine your Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) licenses and determine the single per-developer desktop cost. This will help you make more cost-effective investments in Microsoft’s tools platform and improve fiscal planning.

Date & Time: November 9, 2006, 14:00-15:00 Eastern Time

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Visual Studio 2005 and MSDN Overview

Summary: Learn about the different product flavors in Visual Studio 2005 including Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server. Get a Level 100 overview of features in each of the products. Learn about MSDN subscriptions, Visual Studio and MSDN licensing and purchase options by attending this 60 minute presentation.

Date & Time: November 9, 2006, 14:00-15:00 Eastern Time

Registration: Please register here to attend this webcast

 

Introduction to Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)

Summary: This Webcast describes a collection of new programming frameworks that are part of Vista, the upcoming version of Windows Operating System. WCF provides rich support for service-oriented design that is complementary to traditional object-oriented approaches. It marries the best features of .NET Remoting, ASMX, and .NET Enterprise Services into a unified programming and administration model. WCF’s deep support for standard protocols, including HTTP, XML, and SOAP, makes it easier to integrate applications and services without sacrificing security or reliability. WCF makes service-oriented programming viable in a broad spectrum of mainstream applications. This introductory Webcast will provide an overview of WCF and the potential it has to transform development of services across the web and in the enterprise.

Date & Time: November 10, 2006, 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time

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Project Management with Team Foundation Server

Summary: This 60 minute presentation will allow you to discover how to use Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) to manage your software development project, and to communicate effectively with your team.

Date & Time: November 16, 2006, 14:00-15:00 Eastern Time

Registration: Please register here to attend this webcast

 

Introduction to Windows CardSpace

Summary: This 60 minute introduction to building next-generation secured Web Services/websites will explore Microsoft’s solution to address identity theft, spoofing, phishing, and fraud. These and other challenges like mal ware put the web at risk of scaring a large number of people away from conducting business on the internet. CardSpace promises to significantly reduce these threats, while striving to minimize effort/cost for developers/managers respectively as well as extend current application investments.

Date & Time: November 17, 2006, 11:00-12:00 Eastern Time

Registration: Please register here to attend this webcast

 

Introduction to MS Office Share Point Server 2007 Portal Capability

Summary: SharePoint Portal Server (2003 and prior) has quickly become one of the leading solutions for collaboration and document management within the industry today.  This 60 minute presentation/demonstration of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 07) will focus on the Portal capabilities of the suite (formerly known as SharePoint Portal Server).  The presentation will focus on some of the latest features of this product and updates to some of the features from SharePoint 2003.

Date & Time: November 21, 2006, 11:00-12:00 Eastern Time

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Creating Controls with the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit

Summary: The ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit is a set of controls and extenders designed to help ASP.NET developers easily integrate rich client UI features into their Web applications. Attend this presentation to learn how to integrate Toolkit components into your application as well as see how easy it is to create ASP.NET AJAX extenders using the Toolkit.

Date & Time: November 22, 2006, 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time

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Visual Studio 2005 and MSDN Overview – a Procurement Perspective

Summary: This 30 minute non technical webcast is primarily for the business decision maker in the Government and Education sectors.

Date & Time: November 22, 2006, 14:00-14:30 Eastern Time

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Introduction to ASP.NET AJAX

Summary: The ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions is a new development technology that integrates the cross platform Microsoft AJAX technology with the ASP.NET 2.0 server-based development framework.  The Microsoft AJAX technology offers you the same type of development platform for client-based web pages that ASP.NET offers for server-based pages.  Both the ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions and the Microsoft AJAX technology integrate with existing ASP.NET 2.0 server-based services like Membership, Personalization, and ASMX (as well as WCF) Web Services .  The ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit is a thin enabling layer, leveraging both the Microsoft AJAX technology and the ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions, which allows you to build your own AJAX enable ASP.NET server controls.  The toolkit comes with 20+ (and growing with each release) sample controls ready to use in your applications.  In this session, you will learn how easy it is to AJAX enable an ASP.NET 2.0 application with Microsoft AJAX technologies.

Date & Time: November 28, 2006, 11:00-12:00 Eastern Time

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Source Control Strategies

Summary: This 60 minute presentation will offer a set of suggestions to structure your Team Foundation Source System (TFS). The session will include a discussion on branching, merging and other version control best practices.

Date & Time: November 29, 2006, 14:00-15:00 Eastern Time

Registration: Please register here to attend this webcast

 

 

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

TITLE AND REGISTRATION LINK

November 1, 2006

14:00 -15:00 EST

Webcast

Overview of Visual Studio Team System 

November 2, 2006

11:00 -12:00 EST

Webcast

Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation 

November 7, 2006

11:00 -12:00 EST

Webcast

Securing Enterprise Service Communications with .NET 3.0 (WCF) 

November 9, 2006

14:00 -15:00 EST

Webcast

Understanding the Cost Model for Developers 

November 9, 2006

14:00 -15:00 EST

Webcast

Visual Studio 2005 and MSDN Overview 

November 10, 2006

12:00 -13:00 EST

Webcast

Introduction to Windows Communication Foundation 

November 16, 2006

09:00 -16:00 EST

Ft Lauderdale, FL

Microsoft .NET Public Sector Developer Conference

November 16, 2006

14:00 -15:00 EST

Webcast

Project Management with Team Foundation Server 

November 17, 2006

11:00 -12:00 EST

Webcast

Introduction to Windows Cardspace 

November 21, 2006

11:00 -12:00 EST

Webcast

Introduction to MS Office SharePoint Server 2007 Portal Capability 

November 22, 2006

12:00 -13:00 EST

Webcast

Creating Controls with ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit 

November 22, 2006

14:00 -14:30 EST

Webcast

Visual Studio 2005 and MSDN Overview—a Procurement perspective 

November 28, 2006

11:00 -12:00 EST

Webcast

Introduction to ASP.NET AJAX 

November 29, 2006

14:00 -15:00 EST

Webcast

Source Control Strategies