March 2006 - Posts

Internet Information Services Webcasts

Learn more about Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0—register for a live webcast, or view previously recorded webcasts on demand. The most recent webcasts are listed first, followed by a breakout by topic.

There are a few interesting webcasts specifically for ASP.NET:

TechNet Webcast: Operations Introduces Real World Debugging: Diagnosing Memory Leaks in ASP.NET Applications (Level 300)
Live Webcast, Wed, 29 Mar 2006 16:00:00 GMT

TechNet Webcast: Operations Introduces Real World Debugging: Debugging Without the Debugger in IIS and ASP.NET (Level 300)
Live Webcast, Fri, 31 Mar 2006 16:00:00 GMT

TechNet Webcast: Efficient Deployment and Management of ASP.NET 2.0 Applications on IIS 6.0 (Level 300)
Because Windows Server 2003 R2 includes Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, every Web administrator should be prepared to support Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 applications. In this webcast, we help you manage ASP.NET 2.0 applications on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 efficiently. In addition, we also cover key concepts such as the Global Assembly Cache (GAC), Web.config settings, and the ASP.NET 2.0 Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in for IIS Manager. Join us to also learn how to use temporary ASP.NET files with the aspnet_regiis.exe command-line utility and how to simultaneously support different versions of the .NET Framework. Finally, we show what to expect from deploying these ASP.NET 2.0 solutions on a 64-bit Web platform.

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Memo to Microsoft: 'If I Were You...'

Amidst all the delays from Microsoft about Vista and Office 2007 (or 12), here's some positive remarks.

Office 2007 to be delayed.

Read it at

update Fresh on the heels of a delay in broad availability of Windows Vista, Microsoft confirmed late Thursday that it is also pushing the mainstream launch of Office 2007 to next year.


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Great ASP.NET 2.0 Videos

The “How do I?” videos are each about 10-15 minutes long, and are a great way to quickly come up to speed with some of the new features.  Scott Guthrie highly recommend setting some time aside to watch them.  Here is the current listing of them:


Data Access – Create a new database from scratch, define a table, populate it with data, create a strongly typed DAL TableAdapter to work against it, and then build a filtered master/detail set of ASP.NET pages with data sorting, paging and editing support against it.


Master Pages and Site Navigation – Create a consistent master page layout for a site using the new ASP.NET Master Pages Feature.  Then create a site navigation menu using site navigation and the new TreeView control.


Membership and Roles – Add an authentication and authorization system to a site from scratch, and implement login, create user, change password, password reset, and role based security in a secure way.


Profiles and Themes – Enable per-user profile personalization on a site.  Then use this together with the new Themes/Skins feature to allow a visiting user to customize and personalize the look and feel of a site. 


Web Parts and Personalization – Enable customizable drag/drop portal UI within web-pages, and allow visiting users to customize the information experience they see.


Output Caching and SQL Cache Invalidation – Learn how to use the output caching feature in ASP.NET, as well as the new SQL Cache Invalidation support to build super efficient output cached pages that stay in sync with the data within your database.


Partial Page Caching – Learn how to use the Partial Page output caching with ASP.NET to enable regions of a page to be cached, while also allowing other portions of the page to stay dynamic.


Localization – Learn how to build culture-aware and locale specific applications using ASP.NET 2.0.


Wizard and Validation Controls – Build a canonical form data registration page using the new ASP.NET 2.0 Wizard control and validation control features.


Tips and Tricks – This video highlights a number of cool new features in ASP.NET 2.0, including: cross-page postback support, file uploading, the MultiView control, encrypting web.config settings, and more.


Thanks to Bernard Oh for forwarding the link.

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Best of Best 2006

If you
   - have a fiery passion for problem solving,
   - use Microsoft .Net technologies to develop cool algorithms
   - want to pit your skills against the best .Net developers
   - want to be the Best of Best and win the latest XBOX 360
then the

          .Net Best of Best Challenge 2006
is the competition for you!

The registration for BOB starts today, and the first challenge will be launched on 1st April 2006.
The .Net Best of Best Challenge (BOB) is the first ever .Net programming competition  organized by the Singapore  developer community for the community. Jointly organized by SGDOTNET, INETA and SCS, the competition will foster  friendship, provide intellectual challenges to student developers, as well as build  new bonds between the student  developer community and industry IT professionals.
Each month, a programming challenge will be released at the BOB website.  Contestants can submit their solutions to the challenge anytime within the month. These problems ranges from algorithmic challenges to real-world problems.  The solutions will be judged based on correctness, efficiency and creativity.
At the end of each month, attractive  prizes awaits the Month Champion. These includes licensed editions of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005, and  a chance to be included in the SGDOTNET Hall of Fame.
Find out more details at

See you at BOB!
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SGDN #22 Usergroup Meeting

SGDN #22 Usergroup Meeting
Darren Sim will be presenting on click once, while Alan Dias will be presenting on WebServices with Domino 7 and .Net
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM   Registration
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM   Click-Once Deployment In-Depth
Delivered By Darren Sim
In this presentation, we would be covering various aspects of the Microsoft Click-Once technology such as the Click-Once application model, Click-once deployment, extending Click-Once programmatically, as well as the future of Click-Once.
7:45 PM - 8:00 PM   Break
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM   WebServices with Domino 7 and .NET
Delivered By Alan Andrew Dias
This session is a two part series which will showcase how to use the power of .NET to extend the reach of Domino 7 applications. Part 1 will be focussed on how to design a Notes Application from scratch an use the Web Service Design element to create WebServices within the Domino 7 environment using Lotus Script and Java. Part 2 will demonstrate on creating a .NET Client application and consuming the Domino Web Services.
When: 9/3/20066:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Microsoft Singapore
Closing Date for Registration: 9/3/2006
Click here to register
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