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Data Development Webcasts and Events

Microsoft webcasts are 30-90 minutes in length and feature interactive presentations, product demonstrations, and question-and-answer sessions. Follow the links to Microsoft Events below for current webcasts. Featured on-demand webcasts are also highlighted here.

Webcasts require a free registration process after which you can view and/or download the videos. If available, you may also receive an e-mail within 24 hours to the PowerPoint presentation for the webcast.

 

On-Demand Webcasts

Entity Framework for Database Administrators (Level 200)

The Entity Framework is a new data technology from Microsoft that may particularly interest database administrators (DBAs). Join this webcast to see how this technology can radically change the development of applications from a DBA perspective, and also change access patterns on servers. We discuss these changes and their impact on DBAs and data developers.

Programming LINQ and the ADO.NET Entity Framework (Level 200)

Language Integrated Query (LINQ) introduces an exciting new way for applications to build strongly typed queries that are deeply integrated into the programming language. The ADO.NET Entity Framework allows applications and services to work in terms of an application-oriented Entity Data Model, decoupling the application's data model from the storage considerations of the relational schema. Join this webcast to see how these two technologies work together to change the way applications work with data.

Framework Masterclass: LINQ to Entities (Level 200)

In other sessions, we explored how Microsoft .NET Language Integrated Query (LINQ) is used for Structured Query Language (SQL) databases and working with XML. In this webcast, we connect to the data access layer, the business objects that provide the functionality of working with enterprise data. Join us to learn how you can make your LINQ applications really sing when working with entities.

24 Hours of SQL Server 2008: Using the Microsoft Data Platform for Easy Data Access with SQL Server 2008 (Level 100)

Join this series as we look at Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a productive data platform. Throughout this series, we use Contoso (Container Overseas Shipping Operation) LTD as our scenario customer while we explore the features that make SQL Server 2008 this platform. In this webcast, we look at how Contoso LTD can take advantage of the Microsoft data platform to extend their applications. We concentrate on Microsoft .NET Language-Integrated Query (LINQ) and the ADO.NET Entity Framework with examples of how Contoso can use these technologies to access their data. Join us as we go into detailed coverage of data platform features, LINQ, and ADO.NET Entity Framework.
3/3/2008 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 3/3/2008 10:00 AM | Duration: 60 Minutes

24 Hours of SQL Server 2008: Reach Your Data with SQL Server 2008 (Level 100)

Join this series as we look at Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a productive data platform. Throughout this series, we use Contoso (Container Overseas Shipping Operation) LTD as our scenario customer while we explore the features that make SQL Server 2008 this platform. In this webcast, we look at how Contoso LTD can increase methods of accessing data without the need for complex connections and filters on firewalls. We concentrate on Service Broker and ADO.NET Data Services in this session.
3/5/2008 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 3/5/2008 10:00 AM | Duration: 60 Minutes

24 Hours of SQL Server 2008: Streamline Data Access with SQL Server 2008 (Level 100)

Join this series as we look at Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a productive data platform. Throughout this series, we use Contoso (Container Overseas Shipping Operation) LTD as our scenario customer while we explore the features that make SQL Server 2008 this platform. Contoso is a shipping company; they arrange the shipping of all kinds of items around the globe, from small individual items to large manufactured items. In this session, Contoso developers have identified a number of features that can assist them in improving the applications that Contoso field employees rely on. We explore the new features in SQL Server 2008 that the developers are excited about and we focus on T-SQL improvements, such as MERGE, the Table Valued Parameters feature that lets data rows be passed as parameters to stored procedures, in addition to Date/Time, Intellisense, and multi server T_SQL.
3/10/2008 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 3/10/2008 10:00 AM | Duration: 60 Minutes

Introducing LINQ to DataSet (Level 200)

Join this session as we explore how new technologies within Microsoft Visual Studio code name "Orcas" make working with data a better experience. One such technology is Microsoft .NET Language Integrated Query (LINQ), code name for a set of extensions to the Microsoft .NET Framework that encompass language-integrated data query, set, and transform operations. We explore how LINQ to DataSet enables you to take advantage of the power of LINQ in your DataSet-based applications. We also demonstrate how using LINQ to DataSet can help you improve the performance and reliability of your existing code and use this exciting new functionality.

Introduction to Microsoft .NET Language Integrated Query, Code-Named the “LINQ” Project (Level 200)

The Microsoft .NET Language Integrated Query, code-named the “LINQ” project, is a set of extensions to the Microsoft .NET Framework that encompass language-integrated query, set, and transform operations. LINQ extends Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic with native language syntax for queries and provides class libraries to take advantage of these capabilities. In this session, we cover some of the basics of LINQ and explore the key LINQ-related components, such as:

  • BLINQ – A tool for generating Microsoft ASP.NET Web sites for displaying, creating, and manipulating data based on database schema
  • LINQ to SQL (formerly DLINQ) – A specialized API for accessing Structured Query Language (SQL) relational databases
  • LINQ to XML (formerly XLINQ) – A lightweight, rational, and simple API for manipulating XML.
MSDN geekSpeak: Julie Lerman on ADO.NET (Level 200)

MSDN geekSpeak is a new kind of webcast series, hosted by Glen Gordon and Susan Wisowaty from the MSDN Events team, that provides a "talk-radio" format where industry experts share their knowledge of and experience with a particular developer technology. In this installment of geekSpeak, Julia Lerman, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), discusses the next version of ADO.NET, which presents a host of new ways to interact with data in your Microsoft .NET applications. Learn how the ADO.NET Entity Framework provides for abstracted access to your data, client views and schemas, and mapping of data to objects. See how you can build queries on the client against your own views and schemas using Entity SQL and Language-Integrated Query (LINQ).

MSDN geekSpeak: LINQ to SQL with .NET Framework Developer and MVP Bill Jones (Level 200)

This geekSpeak features Microsoft .NET Framework expert and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Bill Jones. Bill takes on your toughest questions about implementing LINQ to SQL in the real world.

Framework Masterclass: LINQ to SQL (Level 200)

Microsoft .NET Language Integrated Query (LINQ) provides a common way to work with data in your applications. In this session, we dive into how LINQ provides methods to work with Structured Query Language (SQL) databases, including how to query, insert, and manage data using the LINQ framework.

The .NET Language Integrated Query (LINQ) Framework (Level 300)

Simulcast from Microsoft Tech∙Ed 2007. Do you build Microsoft .NET applications? In this session, learn how to use the .NET Framework to build better end-to-end solutions using the DinnerNow.NET sample application. From a Windows Presentation Foundation client to a Windows Modern, applications operate on data in several different forms: relational tables, XML documents, and in-memory objects. Each of these domains can have profound differences in semantics, data types, and capabilities, and much of the complexity in today's applications is the result of these mismatches. Luca Bolognese, LINQ Lead Program Manager, explains how the next release of Microsoft Visual Studio, code name "Orcas," aims to unify the programming models through LINQ capabilities in Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic, a strongly typed data access framework, and an innovative application programming interface (API) for manipulating and querying XML.

Using the .NET Language Integrated Query (LINQ) Framework with Relational Data (Level 300)

Recorded at Microsoft Tech∙Ed 2007 in Orlando, FL.Database-centric applications have traditionally had to rely on two distinct programming languages: one for the database and one for the application. In this talk, we introduce LINQ to SQL, a component of the LINQ project designed to help integrate relational data and queries with Microsoft Visual C# and Microsoft Visual Basic .NET. LINQ to SQL enables developers to express queries and updates in terms of their local programming language without sacrificing the server-side execution model of current high-performance SQL-based approaches. Using these advances, database queries that previously were stored as opaque strings now benefit from static type checking, CLR metadata, design-time type inference, and, of course, IntelliSense. LINQ to SQL also supports a rich update capability that lets you save changes to an object graph back to the database using optimistic concurrency or transactions.

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