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Sessions at Microsoft BUILD 2011 about WebSockets

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Wednesday 14th September 2011

Thursday 15th September 2011

  • What's new in .NET Framework 4.5

    by Raja Krishnaswamy and Joshua Goodman

    The next major release of the .NET Framework, .NET 4.5, allows you to easily use Windows 8 technologies, like Windows Runtime, directly from .NET 4.5. Accessing your data is easier than ever with support for the newest features in SQL Server and support for WebSockets. Programs are more responsive, with the AWAIT keyword, faster ASP.NET startup and an improved server Garbage Collector. .NET 4.5 incorporates key customer feedback, with the newest MEF features, support for long running workflows with State Machines, and improved HTML 5 support in ASP.NET. In this overview talk, you’ll learn about all of these technologies, and get pointers to deeper dives where you can learn more.

    At 10:30am to 11:30am, Thursday 15th September

    In 304 B, Anaheim Convention Center

    Coverage video

  • Building Windows runtime sockets apps

    by Dave Thaler

    Today's networks have grown more complicated as a result of multihoming, web proxies, security issues, internationalization and other issues. Because dealing with these complexities is hard, it is either ignored or significant resources are spent attempting to do so. In this session, we will demonstrate how the Windows Runtime sockets API simplifies what an app must do to use TCP or UDP. We also will present exciting new functionality, such as proximity discovery and using WebSockets for HTTP proxy traversal, as well as how to handle complex security and cost issues.

    At 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Thursday 15th September

    In Platinum 5, Anaheim Marriott

    Coverage video

Friday 16th September 2011

  • Building real-time web apps with HTML5 WebSockets

    by Ravi Rao

    WebSockets is an emerging standard that enables secure, real-time, bidirectional communication across the Web. Microsoft and other industry leaders at the W3C and the IETF are jointly developing this standard. Microsoft is offering a comprehensive WebSockets solution, with support in IE10, Windows 8 Apps, IIS, ASP.NET, and WCF. Come learn how Metro style apps using HTML5 can make dramatic improvements in user experience and performance by taking advantage of this exciting technology.

    At 10:30am to 11:30am, Friday 16th September

    In Grand G, Anaheim Marriott

    Coverage video