by Stefan Schackow and Paul Batum
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.
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.
13th–16th September 2011