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8/25/2005 MSDN Event: Rule the Web with ASP.NET 2.0

Register now for what looks to be a great MSDN event in Atlanta on August 25th! 

Thursday, August 25, 2005 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Welcome Time: 12:30 PM

Theater – Hollywood Stadium 24 @ North I-85
3265 N.E. Expressway Access 
Chamblee  Georgia 30341 
United States
Rule the Web with ASP.NET 2.0
ASP.NET is a powerful framework for building dynamic, high performance, data-driven Web applications. ASP.NET 2.0 improves on its predecessor by helping you become more productive, reducing the amount of code you need to write, making your Web sites easier to manage, and improving your Web site’s scalability, reliability, and performance. In this three-part tour-de-force, you’ll explore valuable aspects of ASP.NET 2.0 – from user interfaces to data access to performance – that will help you create better Web applications with less hassle than ever before.

Developing Compelling User Interfaces with Ease in ASP.NET 2.0
ASP.NET 2.0 takes Web UIs to a whole new level with a fresh set of rich controls and IDE features. In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Establish common page layouts and content across your site with Master Pages
  • “Skin” your site with Themes
  • Manage the navigation of your site through site maps and navigation controls

Data Access with ADO.NET 2.0 and ASP.NET 2.0
ADO.NET 2.0 drastically lessens the effort required to access data from your ASP.NET 2.0 Web application, freeing you to focus on what matters most – implementing your business logic – and introduces new objects, controls and techniques. This session will illustrate how to:

  • Work with declarative data sources
  • Utilize data binding
  • Pass parameters to data sources without code
  • Bind to hierarchical data
  • Bind to business objects
  • Use typed DataSets and TableAdapters

Building High Performance Applications with ASP.NET 2.0
In this session, we’ll explore the many improvements in ASP.NET 2.0 that will help you get maximum performance from your web sites, including:

  • Configuring page output caching
  • Caching a data source
  • SQL cache invalidation with SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005
  • Using post cache substitution
  • Using client callbacks from your ASP.NET page
  • Deployment techniques to optimize performance

Dates, times, and locations are subject to change.  Please visit to confirm the event information within 24 hours of the event.