by Joshua Goodman and Raja Krishnaswamy
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 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.
13th–16th September 2011