In this introductory unit, the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 evangelism team welcomes you to the
training course and goes over the significant changes to Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.
We'll also cover what you'll see in the course and how to follow along with the labs.
There are same great enhancements to the set of managed languages in Visual Studio 2010. Not only
do C# and Visual Basic continue to evolve together as premier languages in Visual Studio, but we also added
a new functional programming language called F#.
In this unit, we'll cover the enhancements to ASP.NET in the .NET Framework 4. You'll
learn about changes to WebForms, AJAX and Dynamic Data and you'll get introduced to ASP.NET MVC, now
included in the framework.
Almost every application needs to interact with data. In this unit, you'll learn
about the enhancements to the .NET Framework's data access technologies including ADO.NET Entity Framework and OData protocol support.
Windows Communication Foundation and Workflow are significantly improved in the .NET
Framework 4. In this unit, you'll learn about the improvements to both as well as the integration of the
two which make it easy to expose Workflows as services.
Parallel computing is an important focus in the .NET Framework 4 as developers create
applications that can take full advantage of multi-core processors. In this unit, you'll
learn about the new additions to the .NET Framework to make developing parallel code
Silverlight 4 enhances the building of business applications, media applications, and applications that reach beyond the browser.
In this unit, you will see key aspects of building business applications with Silverlight 4.
Windows Azure is an internet-scale cloud computing and services platform hosted in
Microsoft data centers, which provides an operating system and a set of developer services
which can be used individually or together. In this unit, you will explore the basic
elements of a Windows Azure service.