Another Round of DevCares in May addresses VS Designers and SQL 2008!


SESSION 1:  The Power of Designers in Visual Studio 2008

In this session we will take a look at one of Visual Studio’s greatest strengths:  the built-in designers.  These powerful tools enable us to quickly create meaningful visual representations of many technologies, and allow us to quickly put these technologies to work within our applications.  Join us as we explore the Object-Relational Modeler (LINQ-to-SQL), Windows Presentation Foundation Designer (WPF), Windows Workflow Foundation Designer (WF), and the Class Diagram Designer in our flagship product.  Once you understand the power and flexibility these tools offer, you will certainly be able to put them to use every day as you tackle challenges with your applications. 

SESSION 2:  Reach Your Data with SQL Server 2008

Join us as we look at Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a productive data platform. We’ll use Contoso (Container Overseas Shipping Operation) LTD as our scenario customer while we explore the features that make SQL Server 2008 this platform. Contoso is a shipping company; they arrange the shipping of all kinds of items around the globe, from small individual items to large manufactured items. Contoso has seen growth in its business over the past years and wants to ensure that their applications are running on the best productive platform to maintain a competitive advantage, especially as their business grows worldwide.  In this session, we look at how Contoso LTD can increase methods of accessing data without the need for complex connections and filters on firewalls. We concentrate on Service Broker and ADO.NET Data Services in this session.  The recent growth at Contoso has been mirrored with the growth of its data, from client voice mails to scanned and e-mail documents. These documents are now common as part of insurance claims or parts of quotes. This growth in unstructured data has led Contoso to look at options for its storage, access, security, and searching needs, so we also look at the FILESTREAM attribute and Remote BLOB Store API features in SQL Server 2008 as potential solutions to this problem. We cover the differences from large unstructured data storage in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and then explore the new SQL Server 2008 features in detail, while explaining how to implement them.

 

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