Friday, March 27, 2009 3:43 PM
Updated Slides and Samples from My DevConnections Spring 2009 Orlando Talks
I just uploaded the slides and samples from my 3 talks at the March 2009 DevConnections conference.
ADX201: Coming Up to Speed with LINQ
LINQ (Language INntegrated Query) is one of the new features provided with Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 that lets you write strongly-typed queries right in your C# or VB code. In this session, Paul Litwin will introduce LINQ and the language additions to C# and VB that make LINQ possible. Paul will demonstrate a number of examples of using LINQ against collections as well using LINQ to SQL against SQL Server objects. Finally, Paul will opine on where LINQ fits in the Microsoft “Data” universe and how it stacks up against good old ADO.NET.
ARP201: Designing Reports with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
Microsoft has overhauled SQL Server Reporting Services for the 2008 release of SQL Server. Gone are the separate table and matrix regions, replaced by the Tablix region. Much has been improved, including visualization and the exporting report results to CSV, Excel, and now Word. Come to this session to hear all about designing reports with the latest and greatest version of Reporting Services.
ARP202: Programming SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
In this session, you’ll learn how to programmatically manipulate SQL Server 2005 and 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate SSRS into your ASP.NET applications by employing URL Access, Report Viewer controls, and the Reporting Services Web Services. A major issue with SSRS is that you can normally only display reports using Internet Explorer, but in this session you’ll discover how to integrate SSRS into your applications using any modern browser, including Firefox, Netscape, and Safari. Finally, you’ll learn how to extend reporting services by calling custom .NET assemblies from your SSRS reports.