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The 2004 African Roadshow, Kenya


The .NET Training Event of the year presented by Microsoft Australia premier speakers!

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Time Session Session Description
9.00 - 9.30 Introductions Getting to know you!
9.30 - 11.00
15 tips for Real World Windows Forms Applications

Speaker: Adam Cogan
Get techniques for better searching, data validation, configuration management, error trapping, code standardization, plugging in cool 3rd Party controls and any other routine capabilities of data applications, with minimal code. See the end result: a set of tools and techniques will super charge your next app.

11.00 - 12.30
A big peek at ASP .NET 2 Whidbey Applications

Speaker: Adam Cogan
ASP.NET Whidbey is the current name for the next version of ASP.NET. Adam Cogan will give a talk on: ASP.NET Whidbey overview, working with data, caching improvements to significantly boost the performance of the next generation of ASP.NET applications, master pages for consistent web sites, new membership features, and personalization.
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch Lunch will be provided!
13.30 - 15.00 Up and Running with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services

Speaker: Adam Cogan
OK so you know about how the new powerful reporting platform from Microsoft will change the landscape of enterprise reporting. Come see Sydney based SQL Guru and MS Regional Director Adam Cogan show the developer features of this latest addition to the Microsoft SQL Server family of products. You will see real world examples of this server-based platform when used for creating, managing, and delivering both traditional, paper-oriented reports and interactive, Web-based reports. Reporting Services combines the data management capabilities of SQL Server and Microsoft Windows Server with familiar and powerful Microsoft Office System applications to deliver real-time information to support daily operations and decisions.
15.00 - 16.30 Combining Exchange Data, SQL Data and SQL Reporting Services

Speaker: Adam Cogan
Come see an advanced code packed session will show you how to extend the out-of-the box features of Reporting Services. Everyone who has an Exchange Server 2000/2003 should be reporting on it but nobody does. Following this, we will explore the creation of a real Reporting Services solution. You will learn about the important issues of security, data access, rendering, and delivery. We will also discuss the deployment issues of an application that requires Reporting Services. Sample code is provided so you can use this useful solution.
16.30 - 17.00 Afternoon Break Refreshments will be provided!
17.00 - 18.30 eXtreme Programming for .NET Developers

Speaker: Adam Cogan

Using a hands on approach, this course takes you through some advanced programming techniques for rapid development of high quality code in Visual Studio .NET such as defining tasks; test first coding; re-factoring; spiking; automated testing and automated builds. Let Adam take you on a fast-paced journey that will change your coding methods forever.

  • An introduction to tools such as: NUnit You are going to a site outside of SSW and NAnt You are going to a site outside of SSW .
  • Defining tasks
  • Re-factoring
  • Automating testing
  • Automating builds